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You might remember Annie and Nathan’s surprise engagement that happened back in March.  I got to hide behind a sand dune and snipe-photograph her “yes” on the foggiest, most awesome beach engagement ever!  They were giddy in love, and none of that has changed.  Now, it’s official– they’re husband and wife, and Mike and I had the blessing of enjoying their special wedding day to the fullest (Mike as a groomsman, me as happy guest!).

Nathan’s family asked me to photograph their delightful rehearsal and dinner, and it was such a treat.  This family is fantastic, and they had every detail lovingly in place at a beautiful pavilion in Winston-Salem’s Tanglewood Park.  As we watched the rehearsal take place with Nathan and Annie’s closest friends and family, my heart was really full for these two sweet people.  It’s such a joy to watch (and get to photograph!) such love and kindness.

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Twinkly lights and gorgeous mason jar flower centerpieces were just the cherry on top of the delightful dinner celebration.

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Toasts galore, from family and friends alike, simply put words to the love that was brimming in that place!

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Congrats, you guys!  I don’t know what else to say, other than it was completely a joy to be a part of your wedding weekend.

To see more photos from Nate and Annie’s rehearsal & dinner, click here!

 

 

 

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I had these lofty ideas.

Visions of Noah holding a miniature chalkboard with “first day of preschool” scrawled in adorable lettering filled my head.

And then, the fever came– 102.5 to be precise.  Now my boy has had fevers before, but really?!  The day before his highly-anticipated first day of school EVER?  No, it had to be wrong… but after taking his temp three times, I slowly realized that Tuesday would not be that day.

Fast forward to Thursday– we’re healthy, fever-free, and ready to go… but the day went nowhere near what I had planned.  He slept late (and I wanted him to get said sleep, but come on!  It’s your first day!), promptly had a fit before we left, and I was lucky to get out the door with everyone’s shoes on (which, of course, he took off in the car).  I made it all the way to dropoff (which was surprisingly tearful) before I realized that we didn’t get our classic, pinterest-worthy picture.  I didn’t even get much when I picked him up– just a couple phone shots.  But the BEST news is, he had a great first day.  He got along with the other kids in class, he played and learned, and he came home with an adorable little sunflower that he had made out of construction paper.

So, my son’s “first day of preschool” picture is days late, and nowhere near our actual preschool.  But I still want to remember this time– him, right here, on the brink of a learning explosion, just beginning to say what he thinks.  This is something I know I’ll miss if I blink… so I’m taking his picture TODAY.

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Eliza is one of the most beautiful pregnant women I’ve known.  Seriously… she should  be a model for the experience of maternity!  Aaron asked me to do some photos with them as a sweet birthday present to Eliza, and I was more than happy to oblige.

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Friends, I am so excited to meet sweet baby G!  Blessings to you three.

View the full gallery from Aaron & Eliza’s session here.

 

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