BlueSky=Bridal Suite (Alternative to Getting Ready in a hotel room on your wedding day in Charlotte, NC)

As many of you know–we moved our joint BlueSky Studios/Studio White studio space a few weeks ago.  And just a few short days later….our lovely BlueSky bride Jess was set to have she and her bridesmaid (And her “bridesman”:-) flower girls etc. all get ready in our space. (being candid–At first–I was a bit nervous as we had downsized over 1000 sqft! )  However, I will let you be the judge as to how it all worked out:-)

Just a note:  if you are a Bluesky client–you are able to utilize the space as your personal bridal suit as a complimentary service. (you simply pay a $125 cleaning fee so you do not feel the need to clean-up every last mimosa glass before you run of to the big day and subsequent honeymoon!)  All others are welcomed to reserve the space for a $400 fee (which includes the $150  cleaning fee)

After a whirlwind move…our space is really starting to feel a bit more like ‘home’ and so happy to share it with lovely brides:-)


Suite includes:

- 1000sqft space decorated to look fab in images (vs. dark/smaller hotel rooms)

- Features 3 indoor seating areas, powder room and outdoor bistro seating area.

-  Hair and makeup lounge

- Kitchen Area








Byron’s Southend Winter Wedding: Emily and Jason (Charlotte wedding Photographer)

Last night we were finally able to celebrate with Emily and Jay.  (they have been so gracious and understanding as their wedding fell during the time my dad was very ill and I was traveling between NC/OH as much as I could to spend time with him.  It really is a testament to the ‘type’ of clients we are so fortunate to work with with. REAL people who truly understand what is important.)

Viewing parties are always such a great time.  Finally getting to chat about the day from the couples’ perspective…what they remember…and then watching a slideshow of some of our favorite memories and reminding them of all of those moments as well as many they may have missed. (while sipping some bubbly and noshing on some tasty treats.)

Em and Jay’s wedding was low-key…but chic. Held at the urban-esque Bryon’s Southend.   A little glitz and glam (Emily has such an ‘old Hollywood’ look about her…dontcha think? Doe eyes. a fitted gown showing off her curves and a gorgeous fur wrap.)

Our favorite moments:

-Their first-look.  To say Jay was in awe of her is an understatement.

- The dance floor. Typically wedding receptions take a bit to ‘build’…this dance floor was on fire from minute one.

- The tiny photog.  Oh man…he was so cute– following us around with his ipad. (you will see an image of him busting a move on the dance floor below.)

-The groomsman picking Jay up and spinning him on the dance floor

-Em and her bridesmaid Keely’s ‘dance-off’

- Seeing our former bride/groom, Nicole and Hashim  (remember them?)  who referred us to Em and Jay.  (Its always so special to see previous clients and such an honor when they refer us to their friends. )

-Em and Jay’s super sexy night images on the lightrail platform. (Man–how we LOVE when our client give us the extra few minutes of their night to create something really special…they are some of our fave images to date. rrrowww..!)

Emily and Jason–thank you so much for including us in your day.  (and please don’t forget us when you head to Italy for the vow renewal;-




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Charlotte, NC Engagement Session: Jess and Sam (Uptown Charlotte Skyline view engagement pictures)

Today is the day!  Jess and Sam– we are so excited to be a part of your wedding!

(Here are a few images from their Elizabeth Avenue engagement session featuring lots of laughs and gorgeous, Uptown Charlotte skyline views.)

June: Limited Edition Lineage Session (Charlotte, NC Lifestyle Child and Family Photography

For the month of June we  have decided to offer (6) Limited Edition ‘Lineage Sessions’  to allow us the opportunity to photograph a ‘day-in-the ‘life’ of  a limited number of families to truly  document your family as you are.  –No props, no forced smiles, no matching out fits….only the ‘real version’ of your family and the connection between you and yours:-)

The sessions will include the following;

- Pre-session consultation to assist you in selecting a meaningful location/attire. (as well as suggestions for making the experience memorable And

- up to 2 hours of your photographers time/talent and travel

-boutique editing of approximately 30-50 of the best  images from your session

-a post session viewing and ordering session in our studio

- your choice of your favorite image printed to an 8X10  on fine art paper/signed/framed and matted to 11X14

Cost: $400

To reserve  your space, email or call (704) 941-9391

(and since no blog post should go without images…here are the images from our Lineage session with the Kalgren Family- whom we have been photographing since lil’ bit Lexi was a few weeks old:-)

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Uptown Charlotte NC Engagement Session in the Rain : Chelsea and Eric

Today is the day 60 of their nearest and dearest will gather to watch these two say ‘I do’ at their intimate Foundation for the Carolinas wedding this evening.  We could not be more thrilled to begin wedding season 2014 with two of the sweetest and laid-back folks you will ever meet.  See you soon Chelsea and Eric!

T-minus 3.5 hours until you will see each other for your first look!

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