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Couple kisses in mist at art structure Artivity on the Green in Winston-Salem NC during their engagement session.

Playful, Romantic Romance Session in Winston-Salem, NC

Sometime couples are reserved when we first meet and it takes a little while to bring out the love story. Not with Jim and Ashley. Their love is palpable and a sight to behold. As was their willingness to do anything I asked of them. Because of their embracing bravery, these shots are beyond everything I ever envisioned and they are the perfect representation of this destined love story. Please, enjoy and wish them very well.

bride and groom exiting wedding with glowsticks and reflected in mirror at vineyard wedding

Outdoor Vineyard Wedding and Colorful Partying Reception | Erynn and Brad | Childress Vineyards, Lexington, NC

Traci: What is one of the best things about your beloved? Erynn: When I first met Brad, there was a chemistry I couldn’t ignore. He was the first guy that I had actually ever just sat down and talked and talked to and we never seemed to run out of things to say to one another. What are the odds that when you stop by the salon to grab some hair product you meet your future wife? Turns out that they were darn good for Brad…especially when you run into the very same girl at a bar that night. Brad and Erynn hit it off right from the start and within a few weeks, they were spending all of their...

black and white double reflection bridal image in sunlight

Dramatically Lit Bridal Session | Grandover Resort | Greensboro, NC

For Lauren’s bridal session, it was important to her to have her photographs made in the resort her uncle built. We were blessed with incredible light flooding into the lobby which played off of her beautiful figure in her couture dress by designer Olia Zavozina. My favorite image of so many favorites is the first in the gallery where Lauren is sitting in the chair and reflected in a piece of marble. She looks so regal and absolutely gorgeous.

view from inside battleship of couple kissing on deck during engagement session in Wilmington, NC

Dawn and Dan | Battleship NC Engagement Session | Wilmington, NC

Engagement sessions are the very best when we can shoot somewhere that is meaningful to the couple. Dawn and Dan met in the Navy so after much discussion, we settled on the USS North Caolina Battleship as the location for the shoot. With a wonderfully adventurous bride, a battleship as a backdrop, and a man in uniform, it was an absolutely awesome engagement session for us all! Dawn and I carpooled from Asheville, NC and met Dan in Wilmington, NC. We had permission to stay on the ship long after it was closed to visitors and we spent lots of time both below decks and above. Perfect skies and a playful couple? I know their upcoming wedding will be incredible!

Scottish bride with flowing cape and kilted groom stand beneath orange trees.

Romilly and Adam Are Married | Melville Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland

I met Romilly when I was shooting her sister, Tasmin’s, September wedding in Asheville. I instantly bonded with both of these beautiful and vivacious women. And when Romilly asked me if I would be interested in photographing her October wedding in…wait for it…Scotland, how could I say no? Photographing the weddings of these two sweet English sisters within months of each other and on two separate continents was a joy. Shooting my first international destination wedding was a dream. My sister, Jennifer, accompanied me on this trip to both to ensure that we didn’t miss a moment of action and also as a little birthday present for herself!  We even took a few extra days in to explore the beautiful city...

Tamsin and Tyler’s Campground Wedding | Asheville, NC

When Tamsin and I first spoke, I was on a trip home from Georgia.  I instantly bonded with this darling girl when I heard her sweet disposition and her familiar English accent.  I lived in England years ago and we chatted about places we both knew among many other things.  Before I knew it, we had easily passed an hour and a half of my long drive home. Tamsin met Tyler while he was on assignment in the UK in February 2013. It didn’t take long before the devilishly good looking Tyler was madly in love with the beautiful and creative Tamsin.  After a quick but strong courtship, Tamsin found herself throwing a farewell bash and packing her bags for...

Beth and Jonathan | Deerfields Retreat | Horseshoe, NC

Meeting your future bride at a steampunk wedding gives you pretty good insight into the level of awesomeness to expect.  I was thrilled when Beth and Jonathan got engaged and they called me to photograph their campground wedding just outside of Asheville, NC. Beth and Jonathan met in July 2011 at Transformus, an annual outdoor festival at Deerfields, Beth was relaxing at her camp, sipping on a margarita, when she noticed the camper next to her struggling to put up his tent canopy.  After he entertained her for a while with his tent pitching efforts, she decided to lend him a hand and they were inseparable for the rest of the weekend.  The only snafu in their budding relationship?  He lived...