Lauren & Joe’s Wedding

There is a certain tangible energy that surrounds a wedding day.  I love feeling it time and time again, wedding after wedding after wedding.  Lauren and Joe’s day in Charleston, South Carolina teemed with it.. a quiet energy in the morning as preparations were made, a building excitement as we photographed and visited the reception site at Boone Hall Plantation, and an overflowing amount of joy as these two made promises to each other in front of dear family and friends and said “I do..”  This joyful energy carried through the afternoon, into the evening, into the night, and without a doubt will carry Joe and Lauren through their marriage.

It is a beautiful thing to witness this excitement and joy that propels two people forward into a union that is lasting and so meaningful.  And for me, at this particular wedding that joy was palpable.

Congratulations Lauren and Joe.. Congratulations on the joy you have found together, and the joy you have found in your community and your marriage.  And thank you for the reminder that it is truly what life is all about.  Here is their wedding story:

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  1. Kimberli Nelson

    You are so talented, Julia. These are amazing.

  2. Kelly

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

  3. Holy cow, you outdid yourself, Julia…. SO many of these should definitely be in a magazine. Absolutely gorgeous, timeless, classic images with such a beautiful editorial feel. This is my favorite wedding of yours to date!

  4. Erin Snyder

    Wow! These images are stunning!
    1. BEAUTIFUL bridesmaids’ dresses
    2. I LOVE how the guys are clapping and cheering for the groom as he comes down
    3. Those shots in the tree…breathtaking!

    The happiness and love is so evident here! Great job, Julia! And, congrats to the newlyweds!!

  5. Lauren Luecke

    Julia, the pictures are as beautiful as any I’ve ever seen!! You captured my BFF’s wedding in a way she will appreciate forever!

    Thanks for all you did that day from bobby pins to band aids, you rocked!

    The Other Lauren (ie the one who did the flowers for the wedding day)

  6. Julia!! This wedding could not be more stunning. LOVE the sweet moments you captured, and what a stylish couple!

  7. RIDICULOUSLY GOOD!! So beautiful, Julia!!

  8. Carrie Geddie

    Okay, the tree shots are RIDICULOUS, but second runner up for my fav is the bridal portrait with her veil blowing in the wind!!! O EM GEEEE!!!! Outstanding work again, dear friend. Just outstanding.


Ivy & Chase’s Engagement

These two were a serious breath of fresh air.. and so was their engagement.  I discovered Lexington, North Carolina along the way.. a town near and dear to Ivy and Chase’s hearts.  Photographing there made this shoot even more meaningful.  Enjoy a few frames.. You can see Ivy and Chase’s wedding here, and a beautiful feature of their wedding on Elizabeth Anne Design’s here.


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