When Sophie and I were talking about a location for her bridal portrait, she was certain that she wanted a place that was beautiful, but that also had some meaning for her. Since she grew up in Durham – and her dad works at Duke University – Duke Gardens was an obvious choice. Sophie is definitely a girl after my own heart. She’s a southern girl who loves to laugh – a lot. She has some sass about her. And she’s quite sentimental. So much so that she chose to wear the wedding gown of a dear friend who was battling cancer and not able to travel to North Carolina and to wear her mother’s wedding veil – such a fitting way to honor two very special women in her life! I’m thrilled to be able to share Sophie’s gorgeous Duke Gardens bridal portraits.