The Lanning Family: Charlotte Family Photographer

Candice and Dan are the creators behind The Beautiful Mess Photography and not only are the super talented but they are living their dreams.  A little over a year ago they sold their home, bought land, built their dream home and have started a farm.  You can find all their farm and home pictures

Devon + Zach’s Rolling Hill Farms Wedding

I absolutely loved getting to know Devon and Zach over the last year and being a part of their wedding day.  They are just such good people with big hearts.  The way Zach looks at Devon and smiles in her prescence is enough to make you melt to a puddle.   Everything they did was so intentional and

Kelly + Scott’s Ivy Place Wedding

Enjoy a few of our favorites from Kelly + Scotts beautiful laid back wedding at the The Ivy Place.   One of my favorite moments throughout the day was Scott and Kelly praying together during their first touch and then having their family praying over them before the ceremony.  Enjoy a few of our

Ashlann + John’s Anne Springs Dairy Barn Wedding

We’ve been pretty excited about shooting at the beautiful dairy barn at the Anne Spring Close Greenway.  Ashlann and Johns wedding was such a beautiful one to be a part of.  A few favorite things about their wedding day: During Ashlann and John’s first touch, John prayed the most

Chloe + Trey Maternity on Film: Charlotte NC Film Photographer

Its really been fun watching this couples love and relationship grow over the last few years.  We were given the honor to photograph their wedding and now on their 2 year anniversary they are getting ready to welcome their first little boy to their family.  I couldn’t be more excited for

Charlotte Family on Film: Charlotte Family Film Photographer

I’ve been wanting to shoot a family on film for a while and am pretty lucky that Brooke and Charlie were kind enough to be my guinea pigs.  I couldn’t wait to see little Hayes either.  I went through the whole session and at the end remembered that I didn’t snap any digital, so I

Casey + Aaron’s Ballantyne Country Club Wedding: Charlotte Wedding Photographers

Hair and Makeup:  Jami Svay Ceremony: St. Johns Episcopal Church Venue/Caterer: Ballantyne Country Club Cake: Cheesecake Etc. Flowers: Cherish Moore Brides Dress: It was her Mothers :) Bridesmaid Dress’: Bella Bridesmaids Band:  Rubberband

Jake + Morgans Loray Mills Wedding: Charlotte Wedding Photographers

Morgan and Jake’s wedding day was a beautiful, fun and relaxing day.  From the moment we arrived you could tell that Jake and Morgan were both so full of smiles and excitement.  Enjoy a few of our favorites from the day…. Cake: Susan’s Creations Caterer: Family Catering Service,

Welcome Ezra Charles

We are so thrilled to welcome this little fella to our family!  Below are a few favorite “newborn” photos we snapped of him in the two weeks of having him home.  Make sure you scroll to the end to view our little lifestyle newborn video. If you missed it, you can check out my birth

The Birth Story of Ezra Charles

Finally after nearly 7 weeks Ive managed to write this out…. Here is a collection of what I can remember as well as a few cell phone/camera pics. On Monday, May 8th, I decided to try to infamous labor inducing pizza at Hawthorne’s. This pizza has been on the news reporting to induce the

Kelly + Scott’s Ivy Pace Engagement: Charlotte Wedding Photographers

We met Scott and Kelly on a beautiful fall day at the Ivy Place for their engagement session.  Its our first time shooting there and I fell in love.  It’s such a beautiful venue/property.   Scott and Kelly were so fun to photograph and we are really looking forward to their fall wedding!

Chloe + Johnny’s Beautiful Loray Mills Wedding

What a beautiful wedding.  We have been looking forward to Chloe + Johnny’s wedding since we first met them and shot their engagement session.  They are such a fun, genuine and sweet couple.   I hope you enjoyed a few of our favorites throughout the day…full gallery coming soon.  

Sara + Eric’s beautiful Yacht Sunset Session

We had a great time exploring and documenting this sweet couple at the Peninsula Yacht Club.   Not only was it a beautiful location and a beautiful couple but the light was amazing.  We even got a chance to use the clubs old wood boat for a few photos.  As you can see,  Sara and Eric also had some

Gillian + Brian’s Wedding: Byron’s at Southend

Gillian and Brian had such a beautiful wedding at Byron’s at South End.    This was our first time shooting at Byron’s and it was so beautiful.  The little courtyard was quaint, peaceful and beautiful….not to mention the charm of the little alley.  We look forward to shooting here

Pregnancy Update for Baby Ezra

I haven’t really shared much on our blog or social media about our pregnancy thus far, so I thought I’d recap now that I’m almost done (better late than never right?).  After dreaming and praying for another little Duffey for nearly 2 years we were thrilled to finally expand our

Baby Ezra Duffey- 35 Weeks

We found a beautiful yellow field of canola flowers and embraced the opportunity.  Here are a few images Paul snapped of me and Pierson at 35 weeks pregnant.

Day trip to Asheville

We took a small day trip to Asheville a few weeks ago.  Paul had to pick something up and I’d been craving doughnuts from Holes my WHOLE pregnancy, so we made a little outing out of it.  Seriously, if you haven’t had a doughnut from Hole Doughnuts you should go (now or next time you

Ashlann + John’s Engagement: Charlotte Wedding Photographers

Ashlann and John are getting married this summer and we can’t wait to celebrate and capture their big day!  We had such a great time with them on their session.  The entertained me while I asked them to put their feet in the freezing cold water and trusted that it would be worth it. I know