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Bluesky + Elly’s Photography now: Weddings by Bluesky!

I once heard a quote that being a business owner is like being a single parent.   …when the ‘baby cries there is no one to hand her to. Same goes for celebrations:  your business baby ‘grows a few inches, takes their first steps or gets into Julliard’…and you celebrate mostly alone. For years, though […]

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Happy (?) Father's Day

Today.
While you sidle up to the BBQ and gather to honor him—Your ‘Dad’. Your ‘Pops.’ ‘Daddy.’
Others of us will count the hours until the celebratory facebook posts dwindle, the Hallmark commercials cease and get back to ‘avoiding.’
Though we don’t begrudge you your memory-making. –It’s simply that ours are now rendered incomplete. Whether by physical separation which prevents some of us from spending time with ‘Dear Old Dad’, or estrangement –or in my case: the abrupt ripping of my father ‘remaining chapters’ from his storybook by pancreatic cancer this past January at age 62.

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'I'm Not A 'Bless Your Heart' Kinda' Girl' (Monday Musings: personal post by Cass Bradley)

By the way of elaborate ‘plays’ created to ‘entertain the neighborhood as a child
Through photographs as a profession
And now—via the ramblings of this blog.

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Cappadocia, Turkey Destination Wedding: Happy Anniversary SC and Johnny! (Charlotte Destination wedding photographer)

The journey over the past year with Sarah-Catherine and Johnny has been so incredible and story-filled to really do it justice. From our initial introduction  via another wedding industry pro (who was incredible awesome to say to them ‘I know just the person to travel with you two across the world, spend 5 days together […]

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VanLandingham Estate Bridal Session: Meet Jess (Why you should do a bridal portrait session)

A few other added benefits of a bridal session and why brides should consider one:
-Brides get to ‘tweak’ things they may see in their images prior to 1000’s of images being taken on the big day. (it is actually not uncommon for brides to request more/less makeup to be added, hair style to be changed or a dresses to receive a bit of extra alteration after a session.)
– Leaning to walk/sit and twirl in your dress before the big day makes for more comfort and confidence on the wedding day. (and its then reflected in the day-of images. Trust me on this ones! (says the girl who wore a fit and flare and realized just how challenging it was to sit in it:-)
– Brides have the chance to ensure they have a bang-up image in their dress with no wedding day ‘stressors.’ (we always try and grab at least a few images of ‘just the bride’ on the wedding day. However, in many cases–if schedules run behind, rooms are filed with the typical ‘wedding day clutter’ or the bride cannot step as to not be seen by guests of her future hubby is she elects not to do a ‘first look’…it is not always possible to accomplish what we can in an hour or 2 of uninterrupted image taking.
– Brides walk away with a fashion-inspired image of themselves in their dress. (I was the girl who could not for the life of me understand why someone would want a large image of themselves, alone in the wedding dress..I get it now. Its not so much the image (though I promise–having an image that can hold a candle to a fashion spread of yourself to exist for generations…is pretty bada@@) However, the EXPERIENCE of getting glammed with no wedding day ‘nerves’, feeling confident in front of the lens and seeing just. how. amazing you really look…is priceless and confidence building.
All that said. We took Jess out to the gorgeous VanLandingham Estate as it served as the perfect backdrop for her classic beauty–creamy skin, chocolate hair and gorgeous brown ‘doe’ eyes. We really wanted to capture her images to reflect her timeless beauty as well as a bit of a ‘fashion’ feel vs. ‘standard.

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