Natalie and Joey were married on April 9, 2011 at the beautiful Carolina Club. This highly intelligent couple have been busy finishing medical school at Case Western in Cleveland, Ohio and will be starting residency next year. So, during the planning I mostly worked with Natalie’s parents who are originally from Russia. They did such a wonderful job of making sure their wedding day was special. Both the ceremony and reception took place at The Carolina Club, which was so convenient for everyone. They had a traditional Jewish wedding which means they are married under a chuppah. This is a canopy under which a Jewish couple stand during their wedding ceremony. It consists of a cloth or sheet, stretched or supported over four poles, or sometimes manually held up by attendants to the ceremony. A chuppah symbolizes the home that the couple will build together. The couples parents had the honor of holding up the chuppah. Thanks so much, Natalie and Joey, for letting us be a part of your wedding day!
The Carolina Club has a breezeway of sorts that connects the two buildings. It is just perfect for portraits with a view of the beautiful, UNC campus. And especially perfect for a rainy April day.
Joey and the men braved the rain for an outdoor portrait.
Natalie’s face really lit up once she made it down the aisle to see Joey.
The had so many wonderful toasts, including a long poem written especially for this occasion by Natalie’s grandfather.
On the right is Natalie’s mother and grandmother.
They had so many close friend who came from all over to celebrate with them.
After a long honeymoon in Europe, Natalie and Joey returned and sent me this note about their photos:
Thank you very much for all of your hard work. The pictures look beautiful. Joey and I were both very impressed with how you were able to capture so many of the important and special moments of the night. The wedding was such a blur, it was nice to relive it and notice many of the details we missed on the actual day. We know these pictures will remain special to us and our family and friends for years to come.
Thanks so much!
Natalie and Joey
The UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School hosted the 4th Annual Alternative Investments Conference on Wednesday, February 16, 2011. The speakers included Lee Ainslie, the founder of Maverick Capital Management as well as Glenn Hutchings, the Co-Founder of Silver Lake. The Conference was concluded by a spirited panel discussion led by David Dupree of the Halifax Group.
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Next May we will be photographing the wedding of Jenn Baucom and Brandon Ayscue at University United Methodist Church and The Carolina Club. To get ready for the wedding, Jenn and Brandon wanted some great engagement photos to be able to include in save-the-date materials and wedding Web sites. We chose a weekend afternoon to meet at the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. Lucky for us, it was a beautiful day. Unlucky for us it was a football home game, which always complicates parking in my lovely home town. So we ended up walking around campus when the masses were still at Kenan Stadium cheering on the Tarheels. Brandon kept on saying that our walk was such a stroll down memory lane. He had not been to campus since he was a child. Both Jenn and I went to school at UNC so we felt the same as well. I think the shadow photo sums up the day perfectly.
This is what Jenn had to say about her photos, “These photos are gorgeous! You did a really amazing job. This makes me even more excited about bridal portraits and wedding photos! Thank you so much!”
UPDATE: Jen and Brandon’s wedding was really special. Their families live locally so I love running into them and reminiscing. Good luck out in Cali, you two! See their WEDDING STORY here.
Jon Davies and Alden Miles met while living abroad in Japan. Jon hails from the U.K. and Alden is from Chapel Hill. The couple, now living in Brooklyn, NY, chose the best Alden Miles’ hometown had to offer for their wedding. Chapel Hill is a college town but in the summer it is just a sleepy, beautiful, Southern small town. On August 14, just before the students and the chaos came back, the couple celebrated their marriage at University Presbyterian Church and had their reception at The Carolina Club. Despite the heat they chose to travel from the church to the Carolina Club in a pedicab. I love it! Congratulations to Jon and Alden! Thanks for asking Sarah and I to be a part of your day.
You can see their WEDDING STORY by clicking on the photo below.
You can see the WHOLE STORY in their wedding gallery.
The July 11, 2009 wedding of Elizabeth Runge to Charles Blyth had the best that quaint Chapel Hill, North Carolina has to offer. The ceremony was at one of the grand churches in the heart of downtown, and the reception was at The Carolina Club, a stone’s throw away from Kenan Stadium on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.
But better than the location and the nice weather were the love and attention Charles and Elizabeth showed to each other. I had already noticed this when I did their engagement portrait back in April. But, Charles father brought it up again during his best man toast. He said that when they first started dating they were constantly sneaking off to the side to give each other a quick kiss. He thought this was just preliminary infatuation that would fade with time. But he said as he watched their relationship grow and blossom they were continuing to be very present and quiet with each other whenever they had a chance. I saw this all throughout their wedding day.
By, the way, you will be blown away by their first dance. I am wishing you many more years of dancing and affection!
This is another one of my panoramas– essentially about 6 to 10 images “sewn” together in Photoshop.
Elizabeth, ready and waiting to start the day in the parlor at University United Methodist Church.
Yet another couple who chose to see each other before the wedding in order to get their portraits done. I am starting to think folks also choose to do this so they feel more relaxed for the ceremony.
My assistant, Sophia Harcourt, used her macro lens to get this great shot.
You gotta love those balcony shots. Another panorama.
After the wedding we did a few more portraits and then we were off to the Carolina Club. They immediately did their first dance. I have seen some incredible first dances this year. I believe this was the most impressive. Looks like they really enjoyed it too, as Charles sang along with Frank Sinatra.
That is Elizabeth’s maid of honor in the foreground. I love it when people are just tuned into what they are doing and I am able to get some wonderful, honest photos.
After I sent a preview of the slideshow to Elizabeth I heard this back:
The pictures look beautiful! You did a great job catching some special moments that happened throughout the day. Thank you so much and I can’t wait to see the rest!
The layout for their final product, a KPO Signature Album is ON-LINE.
This is what Elizabeth had to say about her album,
The photo album was perfect. It turned out really beautiful and is such a high-quality album. Thank you so much for everything and I can’t wait to show it off!
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