Charlotte Wedding Photography: Melissa and Dan


I first met Melissa several years ago when she did an internship at The Charlotte Observer when I was a staff photographer there. Melissa now works as a visual journalist at The Rock Hill Herald, and I was honored when she contacted me about photographing her wedding. And although he recently changed jobs so they could be in the same area, Dan has worked in sports journalism in television.

They had a picture perfect September day for the wedding at First Presbyterian Church and The Harvey B. Gantt Center, with its outdoor terrace, was a magnificent setting for the fun reception.

Thanks as always to our company photographer Laura Mueller, who helped capture many wonderful moments throughout the day.

Thanks and congratulations to Melissa, Dan and their families!

Melissa and Dan make a big entrance at The Harvey B. Gannt Center

Melissa and Dan make a big entrance at The Harvey B. Gantt Center

So much history at First Presbyterian Church, including the many brides who prepared in this room

So much history at First Presbyterian Church, including the many brides who prepared in this room

Makeup

Makeup

Dan's mother, left, and Melissa's mother get a laugh out of the Seattle Seahawk garter Melissa got for Dan

Dan's mother, left, and Melissa's mother get a laugh out of the Seattle Seahawk garter Melissa got for Dan

Fixing the dress

Fixing the dress

Melissa's mother Nan and the bride share a mother/daughter moment

Melissa's mother Nan and the bride share a mother/daughter moment

Finishing touches

Finishing touches

Melissa looked amazing

Melissa looked stunning

Bautiful bride

Beautiful bride

Nice detail shot from Laura

Detail shot from Laura

Dan and his father get ready

Dan and his father get ready

The ladies walk to the front of the church for the service

The ladies walk to the front of the church for the service

Waiting

Waiting

The ceremony

The ceremony

Making their exit

Making their exit

Just married

Just married

Ready to celebrate

Ready to celebrate

Melissa and her grandfather in an image from Laura

Melissa and her grandfather in an image from Laura

The wedding party in front of First Presbyterian in Charlotte

The wedding party in front of First Presbyterian Church in Charlotte

Melissa after the ceremony

Melissa after the ceremony

Melissa and Dan

Melissa and Dan

A beautiful evening and a great venue at The Harvey B. Gannt Center

A beautiful evening and a great venue at The Harvey B. Gantt Center

Family history

Family history

Watching the bride and groom enter

Watching the bride and groom enter

Time to dance

Time to dance

First dance

First dance

Striking dress

Striking dress

Shrimp and grits

Shrimp and grits

Love was in the air

Love was in the air

Photographer Andy Burriss, Melissa's co-worker at the Rock Hill Herald,  gets caught on the other side of the camera in a great image from Laura

Photographer Andy Burriss, Melissa's co-worker at the Rock Hill Herald, gets caught on the other side of the camera in a fun image from Laura

Detail from Laura

Detail from Laura

Beautiful evening on the outdoor terrace

Beautiful evening on the outdoor terrace

Dan dances with his mother

Dan dances with his mother

Watching mother and son dance

Watching mother and son dance

Fun on the dance floor

Fun on the dance floor

Good toss

Good toss

Happy winner

Happy winner

More dancing

More dancing

Party time

Party time

Sendoff

Sendoff

Waving goodbye to stragglers on the terrace

Waving goodbye to guests on the terrace