It was chilly when Sarah and Erik read their vows to each other underneath the wooden trellis, but everyone was warmed by this couple's deep love for one another. It made me wonder why more couples don't get married in the winter, since the environment was so intimate and cozy! Perfect for a wedding.
Sarah and Erik got married at the Rigmor House in Chapel Hill, one of my favorite places to shoot because of all the natural light indoors. They adorned the tables with festive candles, cranberries, and red roses, which gave the reception a romantic feel. Their friends were extremely fun; I enjoyed watching everyone's sick dance moves. I was also pretty amused by the amount of shots consumed in the kitchen in between dances. :)
I shot this wedding with my brand new high school intern, Layson Peters. She did a phenomenal job, and it was so fun to live vicariously through her enthusiasm, since this was her first wedding to shoot ever. It was nice to realize that my love for wedding photography hasn't waned over time; every time I create a new picture of a new moment with a new couple, that quiet thrill hits me. It's the same feeling I had during my first wedding, and I hope that as long as I am in this profession it will continue to shape my work. And I hope the same for Layson.
Sarah + Erik, thank you so much for sharing your day with us! Enjoy!