One of the first photographs I remember taking was a detail of one of my mom's Morning Glories, growing against our house. I developed the film myself and printed the black and white image in the darkroom, watching with wonder as the contrast of delicate petals against lines of wood appeared. There began my fascination with noticing and photographing details, capturing contrasts in texture, color, and material, recording the patterns of nature and life in new and unique ways.
There was no shortage of amazing details at Allison and Mike's wedding at Warren Wilson College. From the moment I arrived, discovering the beautiful bouquets and boutonnières from Flora lovingly arranged and waiting for their big day, I was surrounded by details, each one carefully considered and chosen to create the perfect celebration. It was a lovely and fun day, with lots of genuine joy and fun moments. From bacon jam to delicious food from the Lowdown Foodtruck to a dance-floor kept busy by DJ Whitney Shroyer, there was a lot to enjoy and photograph.
One of my favorite moments featured a large group shot in which the bride and (nearly) all of her cousins posed with their grandmother and the Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls she made for all of them. After the photograph, the bride's grandmother and I talked about the importance and love that comes from handmade gifts. It is moments like these - spanning generations, knit together with a little detail like a handmade doll - that make big days like Allison and Mike's wedding so perfect.
Here's to a lifetime of beautiful details and bold adventures, Allison and Mike. xoxo
Special thanks to the people who contributed to this beautiful day.
Reception Music: DJ Whitney Shroyer