Kelley and Mike didn't meet in high school or on OKCupid; they fell in love while working on a case that ultimately exonerated a man who spent 14 years in jail for a murder he never committed. This story made headlines in major news outlets like CNN, and Mike and Kelley received several prestigious awards for their work that freed Floyd Brown. Kelley's eyes lit up when she first told me about how Floyd brought them together. I could tell that the accolades and awards paled in comparison to the love and respect that Mike and Kelley have for Floyd, and for each other. Their life stories will be forever intertwined, which is why I wanted to start this blog entry with a portrait of the three of them.
Kelley and Mike tied the knot last month in a classy fall Chapel Hill wedding. They exchanged vows at the United Church of Chapel Hill and partied the night away at the Carolina Club on UNC's campus. Some of my favorite moments were of Kelley's nephew Kian, who was a complete ham. He held his own on the dance floor among lawyers and family members. :) A big thanks to my talented interns Julysa Sosa and Layson Peters for assisting me, as well.
Kelley + Mike, thank you so much for giving me the privilege of photographing your wedding. Your love for justice as well as your compassion for others is so apparent and inspiring. It was a joy documenting your love story, and I hope that these photos preserve that for years to come.
Prints from this wedding AVAILABLE HERE!
Bride's Hair: Megan Sandy
Dress: Tre Bella Bridal
Bridesmaid dresses: Bridal Mart
Groom's clothing: Tom James
Florist: Tre Bella Flowers
Cake: The Carolina Club
Catering: The Carolina Club
Transportation: A Formal Affair LLC