anyone who’s talked to matt or me for more than 5 minutes knows how much we love our neighborhood and the community there. we feel like it’s our little pocket of atlanta- walking distance to our favorite ice cream shop, excellent coffee, good eats and drinks, a sweet farmer’s market and, above all, filled to the brim with awesome people that we love- like kayla & davis. we pass their house almost daily on our dog walks, we chat at the neighborhood dog park, we say hi as we pass on evening jogs- we’re part of the same little community and we love it. :) kayla & davis and matt & i also happen to share a love for the north carolina mountains so when they told us they were planning their wedding at the bascom, an art museum in highlands, north carolina, we were so excited! with evy just 9 days old (we had a baby, btw, i guess i haven’t officially mentioned it here on the blog- however, my instagram is a bit lopsided these days…), matt photographed this wedding alone. though i was really bummed to miss kayla & davis’s day, i was so happy with all of the beautiful images matt captured. it helped me understand how important it is to capture the story of the wedding day- not just stunning images- because looking through these pictures i really do feel like i celebrated this awesome couple right along side him. :)
kayla is a vibrant, thoughtful, down to earth person- it makes perfect sense that she has delightful, beautiful friends. their natural, easy smiles throughout the day radiated their love of kayla and their happiness for her- and i LOVE the mix of dresses!
davis’s mom seeing kayla for the first time, so sweet. :)
impromptu portrait of davis as he checked to make sure everything was set up perfectly at their ceremony site.
first look, so sweet.
and THIS is why we love the mountains of north carolina sooo so much! just stunning scenery around every bend, hidden streams, glistening greens, filtered light- i could go on forever. on kayla & davis’s wedding day a light rain was falling, but in the woods under the old, broad trees, it was relatively dry. so thankful they were up for a little adventure because these images are some of my favorites, ever. i just feel like they capture the feeling of the woods i love so much, so well. making these images was actually the first thing matt told me about when i asked him about their wedding day- we’re kindred spirits for sure. :)
so glad to see norman was in the front row at their wedding! pups are a big part of life- if they can be present, they should be! (plus, who can pass this face and not relax and smile?!)
my laptop’s new wallpaper- a misty forest in early evening, so peaceful.
somehow i have yet to address how so incredible kayla’s dress is- you guys, isn’t it perfect?!
kayla & davis, congratulations! we are so happy for yall. thank you so much for trusting us to capture such a beautiful, fun celebration. see you around! :)