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HannTamMainPhotoJust thinking about Hann and Chung-Wei makes me smile. First of all, they’re just so stinkin’ cute together! But more importantly, I just enjoy being around them. It’s safe to say they’re a little more quiet than I – but they’re oh-so-much-fun! There’s never a shortage of good-natured ribbing or loads of laughter when we’re all together.  Like during their NC State engagement session when Hann and Chung-Wei both shared the story of how they met (each tells it just a little differently, by the way).

They were both at a party at NC State, where they’re both PhD students. (See…funny, smart and they pull for the right team – what’s not to love?!?). Chung-Wei was determined to get to know Hann better, even if that meant stalking her riding the same bus at the same time just because she was on it (he noticed her at the bus stop from his office window and figured out her schedule). One day he finally asked if she wanted him to drive her home since he had a car (see, he didn’t need to ride the bus!) and, as they say, the rest is history. The two have been inseparable since. They share the same interests, support each other and are totally comfortable and relaxed when they’re together. And it’s a good thing – the two tied the knot last year, so watch for their wedding post to come soon. In the meantime, enjoy a few of my favorite photos from their fun engagement session on Centennial Campus and in the gorgeous Hunt Library.

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Meet NC State senior Emily, a psychology major born and raised right here in Raleigh. In her spare time, you can always find this fun-loving gal shopping, catching a movie, traveling, going to a concert, dancing, or just hanging out with her adorable dog Ellie (or a certain Wolfpack football player!). She can’t live without her family, friends and the beach. She is truly a girl after my own heart- she has a passion for photography, loves Wolfpack football, and is all about anything pink. She is heavily involved in her (and my!) sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha, having served as Chapter President these last two years, and is also a Charlotte’s girl – working at the Cameron Village store. Emily is extremely creative and motivated and is hoping to find a career that will utilize her organizational and leadership skills and incorporate her outgoing, bubbly and contagious personality. I would say the future is pretty bright for this beauty!

Here are a few of my favorite images from Emily’s senior session on campus last fall.

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I don’t always post when my photos are published in magazines, but when I do, it’s because it’s Southern Bride & Groom magazine – THE wedding planning Bible for local brides! I’ll be sharing a number of photos from the 2015 edition of the magazine over the coming days, and I’m excited to start with this “The Apple of My Eye” feature – a stunning six-page display of eye-candy styled by A Southern Soiree and pulled together by an amazing creative team. I’m certain you’ll agree that these are the best of the best and that the entire team knocked it out of the park with this one!

The Creative Team:  STYLIST A Southern Soiree  |  VENUE 128 South  |  FLORAL DESIGN  Fiore Fine Flowers  |  DESSERTS One Belle Bakery  |  FOOD & COCKTAILS Scarborough Fare Catering  |  BRIDAL GOWN Pronovias from The Wedding Dress Shoppe  |  BRIDESMAID DRESS Savvi Bridal  |  GROOM’S ATTIRE Bernard’s Formalwear  |  HAIR & MAKEUP Makeup for Your Day  |  SPECIALTY RENTALS Party Suppliers  |  SIGNAGE & PLACECARDS Calligraphy by Carrie  |  PHOTOGRAPHER Renee Sprink Photography Southern-Bride-&-Groom-shoot-Apple-1 Southern-Bride-&-Groom-shoot-Apple-2 Southern-Bride-&-Groom-shoot-Apple-3 Southern-Bride-&-Groom-shoot-Apple-4

Duke-Chapel-Bridals-11I‘m so happy to finally be able to share Bella’s gorgeous Duke Chapel bridal session. She was such a beautiful bride – so pretty on the outside but even more so on the inside with her sweet spirit and beautiful heart. And then, of course, there is the dress. Ahhh. That dress. Bella wore a stunning Monique Lhuillier lace sheath dress with detachable full tulle overskirt from Alexia’s Bridal Boutique. Hair and makeup was by the always fabulous Makeup for Your Day and the gorgeous bouquet was from Embellished Blooms.

Winds and rain threatened during her session, but she was all smiles throughout the entire thing. We started at the Chapel in an effort to dodge the impending rain and ended it at the stunning Washington Duke Inn.  Enjoy a few of my personal favorites.

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