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Brett & Courtney [Rock of Ages Winery Wedding]

I can without a doubt say that I have never stated this before, that there isn’t a single thing I would havePEEP THE REST »

Rachel & Connor [Shannopin Country Club Wedding]

These two warm my heart. From our humble beginnings at Duke Gardens for their ESession to their grand and gorgeousPEEP THE REST »

2014 Holiday Mini Sessions

Hey peeps! Last year’s mini-sessions were a huge hit and thankfully, people are asking for them again. WhoPEEP THE REST »

She Said Yes: Rachel + William // Chapel Hill Engagement

I met Rachel at school while I was working on my masters and we became instant friends! I had a blast hanging out withPEEP THE REST »

Kylie + Kent // Asheville Wedding

Kylie and Kent’s wedding was astounding, mainly due to how relaxed, calm and confident they were about the stepPEEP THE REST »

Brian & MJ Beckman // Portland Wedding

There are people in this world who actually change it. Lots of people dream about investing their life in something bigPEEP THE REST »

The Douglas Family

I had a wonderful evening at the Douglas home carving pumpkins, reading books, and playing outside. One of my favoritePEEP THE REST »

She Said Yes: Courtney + Brett // Airport Engagement Session

These two are cute. Like way cute. They met overseas working at a university in Southeast Asia. It solidified their lovePEEP THE REST »

Summer Loving: Katie+Brent

Words fall short in describing the impact these two have had on us. To give you a trite and brief context, Brent and IPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Peter+Molly // Easton, MD

Peter and Molly’s wedding was full of magical moments! Their wedding was a truly a family affair. Molly walkedPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Rachel+Jordan // Durham Elopement

These two are all about love. Never in the years I’ve known them, and been their friend have I once seen anythingPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Eli+Kelsey // Winmock Wedding

Eli and Kelsey blew us away from the first meeting to their Engagement Session, all the way through the wedding day.PEEP THE REST »

Teighla+Adam// Steele Crest

I had the privilege of being a part of Adam and Teighla’s wedding this summer. This couple met back in high schoolPEEP THE REST »

Sam Harmonix

This guy is rad and sounds like an angel. Go check him out: SamHarmonix.comPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Brandy+Carlton // Hudson Manor Wedding

Days like these throw us for a loop. Not in a bad way, but in a way that force me to ask myself, “Wait, who’PEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Victoria+Patrick // Cotton Company Wedding

I loved loved loved loved this day. Ash and I had such a great time following these two around as they said “I doPEEP THE REST »

She Said Yes: Lauren+Brian // Raleigh Engagement Session

Buddies. Ash here! As some of you know, I work in a downtown salon during weekdays. After a year at the Posh the Salon,PEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Kelly+Kansas // The Oak at Salem Wedding

Some people meet in bars. Others meet at social gatherings like parties or church. Kelly and Zach (affectionatelyPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Kali + Esteban // Stauber Farms Wedding

The day was perfect. Perfect enough that if a long enough string of them were together it would put a weatherman out ofPEEP THE REST »

She Said Yes: Matt + Madi // Raleigh Engagement Photos

Another amazing duo for you all. Matt and Madi’s story warms my heart because it’s different from a lot ofPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Jo + Eric // Duke Chapel Wedding

“It was the end of sophomore year when I signed up for the most life changing class of my life. I rememberPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Ashton+Hank // The Sutherland Wedding in Wake Forest

I have had the privilege of knowing Hank Murphy for several years and was ecstatic when asked to shoot his wedding. ThePEEP THE REST »

She Said Yes: Kyle + Kent // Umstead Park Engagement

Kylie and Kent met back in 2012 at a Mellow Mushroom conference in Las Vegas. Something kind of booking snafu occurredPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Laney+Daniel // Hilton Head, SC

I’m so grateful for the opportunities to capture the special moments in life and this wedding was full of so manyPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Logan+Jeff // Angus Barn Wedding

It fascinates me just how small this world is—that different places and different times can dictate who walksPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Johnie + Dani // Prestonwood Country Club Wedding

They met in 8th grade, despite the social awkwardness that comes along with pre-adolescence and probably two rough casesPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Layla+Greg // Tanglewood Park Wedding

Wow, these two are cool. Seriously. Layla and Greg had me totally fooled from our first meeting up until about a monthPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Caitlyn+Kyle // New Bern Wedding

It’s always really tough when you photograph friends. I know that sounds weird, but it’s difficult becausePEEP THE REST »

The Park Family

On Good Friday we got to celebrate not only the wonder of Easter, but also a special birthday in a special family. PeterPEEP THE REST »

Macon + Danny // Shady Wagon Farm Wedding

These two are cool, like really cool. They never stopped laughing, even during their Esession, I could barely get themPEEP THE REST »

She Said Yes: Jordan + Rachel

Caring, encouraging beyond belief, gentle, kind, hilarious…these two are truly special. When I think about themPEEP THE REST »

She Said Yes: Terhea + Terrell // Uptown Charlotte Engagement

Pretty freaking excited to share these two gems with you. I met Terhea way back in high school up in Da’ Burgh (PEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Allyson + Scott // Top of the Hill Wedding in Chapel Hill

There are thoughtful, adorable people in this world and we have a happier life due to knowing them. And then there arePEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Sam + Olivia // Crozet, VA

10 years…imagine all that can take place in a decade. Sam & Olivia have been together for the better part ofPEEP THE REST »

Judah & the Lion + Andrew Ripp // Charlotte, NC

It’s my inspiration. Probably the most inspiring for me, more than images, more than performance or design, musicPEEP THE REST »

Water Harvest

Our last post on South Sudan is difficult to even put into words. Our focus with this entry is to show you all the workPEEP THE REST »

3 Years: Erik & Katie

Katie and Erik are dear friends of ours and over the past year it has amazed us how close we’ve grown. From latePEEP THE REST »

Unsung Heroes

2011 marked a magnificent yet daunting year for Sudan. The states making up the majority of the southern part of thePEEP THE REST »

South Sudan Part 1: Empower Sudan

WEEK ONE IN SOUTH SUDAN You may remember reading the hellacious ordeal that Cole and I underwent just to arrive in SouthPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Lindsay + Andy // Raleigh Wedding Photographer

Joy. No matter what time of day it is, no matter the circumstances, Lindsay and Andy exude joy. If you remember thePEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Cara + Luke // High Point Wedding

It started in D.C. Cara knew Luke’s sister through the church they attended in our Nation’s Capitol andPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Joseph + Ana Joel // Long Island Wedding

They met in Paris. She’s from Canada and him from Kentucky. He was serving a semester abroad for his Art HistoryPEEP THE REST »

Behind the Scenes in 2013

Way late on this one, I know. It’s been a crazy few months but I didn’t want to get too far into 2014PEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Maggie + Donovan // Claxton Farm Wedding

Friends. Ash here. How do I even begin the story of Maggie and Donno? Well… I remember spending a summer withPEEP THE REST »

She Said Yes: Allyson + Scott // Umstead State Park Engagement

Friends are the best, aren’t they? The Bible says that there are those friends that stick closer than even familyPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Jason + Christine // Magnolia Manor Wedding

Stories like Jason & Christine’s go to show that you never really know where your spouse is going to show upPEEP THE REST »

She Said Yes: Danny + Macon // Durham Engagement Photos

Gentle, hilarious, fun, caring, and wildly in love…Daniel and Macon have been an absolute joy to get to know.PEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Maggie+Phil // Wilmington Wedding Photographer

In a weird way, I love seeing when nerves get a hold of a bride and groom. Not nerves like, “Oh.M.G, they are soPEEP THE REST »

In His Image: Hudson & The Corbett Family

This was one of those requests that Ashley and I just didn’t see coming. We’ve never advertised ourselves asPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Nichelle+Chris // Raffaldini Winery Wedding

Dang…I really can’t say enough about Nichelle & Chris’s wedding. When I heard their story backPEEP THE REST »

She Said Yes: Kyle+Caitlyn // Raleigh Engagement

These two have quickly crept their way into my and Ashley’s hearts. It’s amazing to think that less than aPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Sarah+Brian // High Point Wedding

Contagiously joyful. Their kindness and courtesy is cancerous…in the very best way possible, I promise. These twoPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Taylor + Melissa // Crenshaw Hall Wedding

These two…wow. Words probably won’t ever express how much Taylor & Melissa mean to us. I wrote aboutPEEP THE REST »

She Said Yes: Andy + Lindsay // Raleigh Engagement Session

These two are awesome. Seriously. I got the chance to meet them only about a month ago, and they’re gettingPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Jaime + Charles // Wedding at the Sutherland, Wake Forest

This was a dream wedding. Seriously! This wedding took a completely different twist from our engagement session on thePEEP THE REST »

She Said Yes: Eli + Kelsey // Eno River Engagement

Every single time I hear about a couple being together since High School, I am overwhelmed with awe and respect. Eli andPEEP THE REST »

She Said Yes: Rachel & Connor’s East Coast ESession

I’ve had to hold onto this one for a while, and when you see it all together, you will understand why. Rachel andPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Megan & Joe // Lake Gaston Wedding

Third time’s a charm–yes, it’s me again, Ash! Megan and Joe. These two were just precious. It’sPEEP THE REST »

Jessica+Robert // Raleigh Engagement Session

These two. Geeze. We love them! Robert and Jessica showed up one fateful night at our small group. “Small group&#PEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Justin + Lauren // Adaumont Farm Wedding

Hello friends! Ash here. Let me just tell you, this next wedding was amazing. Lauren and Justin were a DREAM to workPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Derek + Hayley // Club at Hillbrook Wedding

You might have heard me say this, but from our first phone conversation, I knew that we were going to get along withPEEP THE REST »

Kali+Esteban // Carrboro Engagement Photos

I don’t know what it was that won me over about these two…could have been their gentle spirits, their lovePEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Amber + Brandon // Thomasville, NC

Who remembers the Americana-themed engagement shoot with the tent and the cute dog and the light-up star designed byPEEP THE REST »

Lone Ranger Styled Shoot by Swanky Elephant Design

Wow, do I have a treat for you guys. Do you remember these two? Lauren & Justin from the eclectic Chapel HillPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Marielle + Robb // Carolina Inn Wedding

We love these two. Marielle was referred to us by dear friends over at Carolyn Scott Photography, and we were ecstaticPEEP THE REST »

Anniversary Session: Jordan & Laura // Downtown Durham

We freaked out when Jordan wrote us a year later to shoot their one year anniversary. We have had the distinct pleasurePEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Anna + Gabe // Backyard Greensboro Wedding

It was hysterical looking back on how many emails Anna, Ashley and I exchanged over the course of a year. Anna actuallyPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Chris + Sara // Snipes Farm Wedding

Chris & Sara make our hearts go pitter-patter. Seriously, these two are really sweet together, and we absolutelyPEEP THE REST »

She Said Yes: Hayley + Derek // New York City Engagement

I don’t even know how to go about explaining how much I’ve enjoyed getting to know these two. Hayley andPEEP THE REST »

Year One

I frequently catch myself trying to compliment my wife by calling her “the woman of my dreams”, but IPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Becca + Steven // Greenville, NC

Becca and Steven have been a joy to be with and around ever since their You Pick Six in Beaufort, NC. They are a wildlyPEEP THE REST »

She Said Yes: Maggie + Phil // Topsail Beach, NC

No one has the “one-size-fits-all” recipe for love, but everyone stumbles on their own unique mixture ofPEEP THE REST »

She Said Yes: Justin + Lauren // Chapel Hill, NC

Cole here. I know, after reading Ashley’s exquisite writing style, I totally understand why you all might be aPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Brittany + Danny // Akron, OH

One of the biggest compliments as a photographer is to have someone so eager to have you present on their wedding dayPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Nick + Masha // Pittsburgh, PA

There isn’t quite a feeling similar than going back to the Burgh for a wedding, especially when it’s aPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Alexa + Colt // Greensboro, NC

Just judging by Colt & Alexa’s ESession, or Alexa’s Bridal Portraits, I hope you all came to the samePEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Stephen + Ester // Bergamo, Italy

This story takes place a long, long time ago in an enchanted place, where cobble stone mosaics come together to formPEEP THE REST »

She Said Yes: Amber + Brandon // Greensboro, NC

Well hello there ladies and gents, Ash here! So excited to share this story with you! You know those people that datedPEEP THE REST »

In His Image: Senior Alexa // Raleigh, NC

Isn’t it cool how God works things out? Some of you might know, but I underwent a pretty legit ankle surgery thisPEEP THE REST »