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Charlotte Wedding Photography: Catherine and Creighton

Catherine and Creighton married at Christ Lutheran Church before heading to Charlotte City Club for a night of celebration.

They are both Carolina graduates, but one favors light blue and white and the other garnet and black. Both school mascots made an appearance at the reception and helped add to the party.

Many thanks to Libby Sarver of Details Wedding Planning, Shea Blackston for her beautiful makeup work and Nathan Hoffman and the terrific staff at the City Club.

Thank you again to company photographer Laura Mueller and apprentice photographer John Gomez for all of their excellent images.

Congratulations to Catherine and Creighton and their families!

Catherine and Creighton

Catherine gets ready at the Omni Hotel

Bridesmaids at the hotel

Catherine with junior bridesmaid Biaja

The men get ready

Checking Creighton's gift from Catherine

A note from the bride

Creighton is ready

The groom

Reading a note from the groom

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Checking the dress

Giving their dresses a spin

Catherine with her mother Barbara

Bridesmaid selfie

First look

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Lottie the flower girl keeps an eye on things

An homage to the movie Bridesmaids

The men at Trade and Tryon

Taking a stroll Uptown

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Arriving at Christ Lutheran Church

Catherine with her father

Placing the veil

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Catherine and her mother celebrate

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Arriving at Charlotte City Club

Scene at the City Club

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Entrance

Creighton gives the bride a lift

First dance

Dancing with her father

Mother and son

Mixed allegiances for the bride and groom

Serious photo op

Amazing work from Haines Barksdale of For Goodness Cakes

Time for cake

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The Maxx goes mobile

Taking the stage

Enjoying the night

Making their escape

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Salisbury Wedding Photography: Meredith and Philip

Meredith and Philip married in the Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on the campus of Catawba College in Salisbury before moving to a wonderful celebration at Boxwood Estate.

Their families have deep roots in the Salisbury area and both the bride and groom's parents  married in the same church.  Philip's grandfather's restored pickup truck added another nice touch to the vintage feel of the day, which capped off with an incredible party at the estate, which was established in 1933 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Dina Berg Blazek and her staff worked closely with Meredith and her mother Lynn to create a magical feel to the entire event. The spectacular tent on the Boxwood grounds was an amazing setting for the dinner and party.

Thanks to our Company Photographer Laura Mueller and apprentice photographer John Gomez for all of their great work.

Congratulations to Meredith, Philip and their families!

 

 

Wedding Photography by Christopher Record Photography

Meredith and Philip

Omwake-Dearborn Chapel in Salisbury

Omwake-Dearborn Chapel in Salisbury

Getting ready

Getting ready at Cloninger House

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Bridesmaid selfie

Bridesmaid selfie

The lovely ladies

The lovely ladies

Heading to the the Boxwood Estate

At the Boxwood Estate

Finishing touches

Finishing touches

All eyes on the bride

All eyes on the bride

A nice moment with Meredith's Grandmother

A nice moment with Meredith's grandmother

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Classic beauty

Classic beauty

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On the beautiful grounds at Boxwood Estate

On the beautiful grounds at Boxwood Estate

The groom is ready

The groom is ready

First look

First look

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Meredith's father waits for the bride

Meredith's father waits for the bride

Ceremony

Ceremony

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Just married

Just married

time to celebrate

Time to celebrate

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Checking the ring

Checking the ring

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Portrait with Phillip's grandfather's truck

Portrait with Philip's grandfather's truck

Wedding party at the Boxwood Estate

Wedding party at the Boxwood Estate

Arriving at the party

Arriving at the party

Amazing setting

Amazing setting

Meredith and her mother Lynn celebrate

Meredith and her mother Lynn celebrate

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Preparing for dinner

Preparing for dinner

Artwork for The Wow Factor Cakes

Artwork from The Wow Factor Cakes

Wedding party introductions

Wedding party introductions

Waiting for the entrance

Waiting for the entrance

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First dance

First dance

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Beautiful night

Beautiful night

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Paul greets the guests

Paul greets the guests

Father/daughter dance

Father/daughter dance

Phillip dances with his mother

Philip dances with his mother

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Photo booth fun

Photo booth fun

Great party

Great party

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Exit

Exit

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End of a great night

End of a wonderful night





Ballet Photography: Charlotte Ballet's Little Mermaid

Charlotte Ballet's current offering dives into the underwater world of the Hans Christian Andersen tale of the Little Mermaid.

With choreography from Mark Diamond and new sets and costumes, the show shines both under the sea and on dry land.

Alessandra James (who alternates performances with Sarah Hayes Harkins) swimmingly brings the mermaid to life in this colorful, fun show.

Alessandra James and James Kopecky

Alessandra James and James Kopecky

Lexi Johnson

Lexi Johnson

Lexi Johnson leaps

Lexi Johnson leaps

Alessandra James is the Little Mermaid

Alessandra James is the Little Mermaid

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Happy Mermaid

Happy mermaid

Elizabeth Truell spins as Alessandra James looks on

Elizabeth Truell spins as Alessandra James looks on

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Beautiful set

Beautiful set and mermaid

Addul Manzano and Alessandra James

Addul Manzano and Alessandra James

Manzano leaps

Manzano leaps

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James Kopecky heads out into rough seas as James looks on

James Kopecky heads out into rough seas as James looks on

The Mermaid runs into a rough crowd

The mermaid runs into a rough crowd

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Jamie Dee Clifton is the Sea Witch

Jamie Dee Clifton is the Sea Witch

Alessandra James and Jamie Dee Clifton

Alessandra James and Jamie Dee Clifton

Mermaid troubles

Mermaid troubles

Things are about to change

Things are about to change

On dry land

On dry land

Rescued

Rescued

Alessandra James and James Kopecky

Alessandra James and James Kopecky

Learning some new moves

Learning some new moves

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Ben Ingel

Ben Ingel

Iago Bresciani leaps as Ryo Suzuki looks on

Iago Bresciani leaps with Ryo Suzuki in the background

James and Ryo Suzuki

James and Ryo Suzuki

The Mermaid with her dance partners

The mermaid with her dance partners

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Kopecky spins

Kopecky spins

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James Kopecky with Amelia Sturt-Dilley

James Kopecky with Amelia Sturt-Dilley

James Kopecky and Sarah Hayes Harkins

James Kopecky and Sarah Hayes Harkins

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Alessandra James and James Kopecky

Alessandra James and James Kopecky

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Take a bow

Take a bow





Charlotte Family Portraits: Sarah, Ben and Family

One of the wonderful things we've enjoyed in running our photography business for more than a decade is the great people we've met along the way.

We first worked with Sarah and Ben at their wedding in 2006, and we've seen them at numerous other weddings over the years, including when we photographed Sarah's sister Katie's wedding.

So it was a pleasure working with them again as we did a family portrait session with their daughters Ellie and Kate.

Thank you for the opportunity to work with your wonderful family!

Ben and Sarah with their children, Ellie and baby Kate

Ben and Sarah with their children, Ellie and baby Kate

Ellie and Kate

Ellie and Kate

Sarah and Ellie

Sarah and Ellie

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High-flying Ellie

High-flying Ellie

More backyard fun

More backyard fun

Wedding portrait

Wedding portrait





Ballet Photography: Charlotte Ballet's Othello

North Carolina Dance Theatre has transitioned to Charlotte Ballet and this talented troupe kicked off its shiny new self with Dwight Rhoden's Othello, an impressive melding of high-gloss stage production, music and, of course, incredible dancing.

And in this time of transition, I decided to change things up a bit and you will be able to find the gallery here.

Congratulations again to the new Charlotte Ballet!

Naseeb Culpepper in Charlotte Ballet's production of Dwight Rhoden's Othello

Naseeb Culpepper in Charlotte Ballet's production of Dwight Rhoden's Othello





Charlotte Engagement Photography: Katie and Mark

Davidson College is a special place for Katie and Mark.

The historic Well on campus is the place where Mark, a Davidson graduate, proposed to Katie in late January.

So it seemed the perfect spot for their engagement photos. We braved some strong spring breezes and had a great time wandering around the beautiful campus.

I'm looking forward to working with them again at their October wedding in Charlotte.

Katie and Mark on the Davidson College campus

Katie and Mark on the Davidson College campus

Katie and Mark

Katie and Mark

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Campus stroll

Campus stroll

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Happy couple

Happy couple