Ryann Mackenzie Metzger ~ 4 month baby portraits

I would like to introduce my little bundle of joy, Ryann! My husband and I welcomed our first baby girl into the world last November. We have been so blessed to have her in our lives and everyday is a new adventure, whether it is seeing her smile at me for the first time, playing with her adorable little toes, or even having a complete meltdown when she is hungry. I love every moment with my Goober and I just wanted to share a quick image I took yesterday while tinkering with some new newborn backdrops and props.

Reagan Newborn Portrait Photograhy

Reagan Mackenzie was born March 8th at 1:34 am. She weighed 7 lbs, 5 ounces and 20.5 inches long. And oh my goodness, look at that beautiful head of hair! I love it! Reagan was such a doll to work with. It took her a little bit to get into the groove, but once she did, she rocked it.

Benjamin Newborn Portrait Photography

I am so happy to announce the arrival of my cousin’s baby Benjamin! Benjamin arrived Tuesday, February 25th  at 10:42pm, weighing 7 lbs 4 ounces and measuring 19 inches. Congratulations to the new family! Isn’t he absolutely adorable?

Jennifer and Whitfield are hitched ~ The Stockroom, Downtown Raleigh

Congratulations to Jennifer and Whitfield who tied the not this past January at theFairmontUnitedMethodistChurchinRaleigh. Jennifer and Whitfield chose to see each other before the wedding for a “First Look.” Now, I must set the scene first, a Tornado had just touched down north of the city only moments before we had left the hotel to meet up in Downtown Raleigh. It was still raining when we arrived, but the decision was made to go ahead with the First Look outside as planned. Jennifer eagerly waited in the car while Whitfield took his place aside the front steps of theCapitalBuilding. Once he was ready, umbrella in tow, Jennifer, escorted by her sister and maid-of-honor, made their way from the car. And I must add a personal thank you to Whitfield’s Best Man who graciously covered me and my camera with his umbrella!

  Then the moment was upon them as Whitfield felt a light tap on his shoulder. Her turned still sporting his umbrella and covered Jennifer with it as he took his first glimpses of her. What a sight! She looked absolutely breathtaking in her wedding dress! They laughed together, cried and eventually gathered themselves for a few portraits outside before the rain really started to come down. I absolutely adore this couple, not because they were willing to brave the elements for a few pictures, but because they honestly adore each other and it is so obvious the minute you meet them.

If the earlier Tornado and increasing rain weren’t enough, halfway thru the ceremony the power went out. But nothing was going to keep Whitfield from marrying his beautiful bride! Thanks to all the guests who raised their cell phones to light the remainder of the ceremony, it was absolutely breathtaking!

Thankfully power was on at The Stockroom! Jennifer and Whitfield along with the help of their fabulous wedding planner, Erin McLean (Erin McLean Events), did an amazing job of decorating this already beautiful space. If you have never been to the Stockroom, I can tell you that it has a lot of character, and they simply enhanced the beauty of the room!

The night was filled with many wonderful moments, but by far the one that will always stick out in my mind is the surprise snow fall at the end of the night. Yep, you heard me, snow! Never thought I would photograph a wedding where it rained, snowed and had a Tornado touch down, yikes!

Thank you Jennifer and Whitfield for such  memorable time! I am so thankful to have been a part of your wedding day!

Jenna and Michael are hitched!

Congratulations to Jenna and Michael who were married in a gorgeous ceremony at the Fairmont UMC in Raleigh last Fall. the weather was a bit wet but that did not dampen their spirits! After the ceremony, guests headed to the NC State Club where they were treated to scrumptious hors d’oeuvres and plenty of wine! Everyone cheered as Michael escorted is lovely bride to the center of the room for their first dance as man and wife. To cap the nights activities, Mr. and Mrs. Wuf made an appearance and danced the night away with the bride and groom! It was such an amazing day and one that I will certainly remember for years to come.