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It’s a Southern thing, ya’ll!  I love bridal portraits!  I love creating an experience for my clients to share with their mom’s that they will remember forever.  I was so happy when Tyler let me know her grandmother talked her into doing bridal portraits.  She brought her mom along and we had a wonderful time!…

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Kacey and Chris were troopers at their elegant fall wedding at The Inn at Willow Grove!  Every bride worries about rain and sometimes you get a little shower that passes by at the wrong moment but on this day it POURED massive amounts of rain all day long.  Kacey took it all in stride though…

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The Lodge at Stevenson Ridge Wedding I was so excited to be back out at Stevenson Ridge just the other week for Ashley and Richard’s beautiful wedding!  Just as I was rolling in I checked the radar and there was a HUGE thunderstorm rolling in but it made me very excited because I finally got…

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There are some couples that I work with that things just click and even though we may not have had a lot of time to get to know each other before the wedding day it all falls into place and I feel like an old friend by the time I leave.  Hillary and Andrew are…

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  • Hannes UysJuly 27, 2013 - 7:50 am

    This is stunning Melissa!!

Rose Hill Manor Wedding Have you ever met someone who has a smile that can light up a room?  It’s the kind of smile that is infectious and you find yourself smiling  right along with them.  As I edited Lauren and Craig’s wedding photos I noticed Lauren has that kind of smile!  It drew me…

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  • Mary Fran WhitmoreJuly 11, 2013 - 12:03 pm

    Melissa, I am going to repeat the post I placed on your Facebook page as I want everyone to know how much these photos meant to us:

    Melissa, thank you so much for these beautiful photos and the slideshow. Lauren’s dad and I feel like the day flew by so quickly and somethings are like a blur. Your photos helped bring the day back to us, helped us see things we missed because we were elsewhere during the evening and brought tears of joy to us. Nothing like seeing your husband get teary. You are appreciated!

  • Lauren ThompsonJuly 11, 2013 - 12:25 pm

    So in love with these pictures! You captured our day perfectly – love them!

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