On a beautiful, sunny summer afternoon Kelly and Justin gathered a small number of their close family members and friends together at The North Carolina Arboretum for an intimate ceremony and celebration. The arboretum is rich is gorgeous gardens, lush wooded trails and walkways, ivy covered walls, and more. What a perfect landscape to honor a commitment to a shared future, surrounded by visible symbols of growth and potential.
The joy and challenge in wedding photography is maneuvering between guidance and release, direction and observation. Showcasing a couple's unique love story takes careful planning, but it also requires the ability to know when to embrace the magic that sprigs forth in the moment. I particularly enjoyed that delicate dance with this wedding, ensuring the couple felt well cared for while providing room for them to simply be themselves.