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Chetola Wedding of Sonya Jackson & Kendal Brown

I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Sonya Jackson and Kendal Brown on Saturday, May 14th, at the Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, North Carolina.  What a beautiful place to get married!  The bride and groom are both from Charlotte, North Carolina.  The bride was beautiful, the ceremony was lovely, and the setting was spectacular.  Although it rained the day before, the weather mostly cooperated, with the wet stuff remaining at bay until after the festivities officially ended.  This allowed the wedding to take place outside at the Gazebo next to the lake.  With rhododendron in full bloom all around, the setting was perfect.  The wedding party and guests then moved inside the Bob Timberlake Inn for the reception.  It sure seemed that everyone was having a great time!  Here are some pictures from Sonya & Kendal’s special day…


Family Photos- The Harveys

On Saturday, April 30th, I had fun with this family from Johnson City – Leisa and Travis Harvey, their daughter, Lauren, and their dog, Brooke.  We went to the grounds of the VA Medical Center in Johnson City and spent about 30 minutes or so taking pictures.  Here is a sneak preview of the images from that shoot.  The shoot will be posted in its entirety for the Harveys to see in just a few days!


Kim & Matt

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to photograph Kim and Matt, who will be getting married in November.  They are transplants from Kansas, and they just moved to Morristown, Tennessee, two months ago in February.  They won’t be here long, though.  In a couple of months, they will be relocating to New Jersey.  Here are a few shots from their session…







This is Jenna.  I took pictures of her in mid-January.  The cold temperatures were a nuisance, but we had a good time.  She’s not really a high school senior yet.  But she wanted pictures for her 16th birthday, which was just yesterday!

Blanche and Lilly

I took pictures of both these dogs just a week and a half or so before Christmas.  The basset hound is named Blanche, and the Labrador retriever is Lilly.  They were a hoot!  Lilly, especially, is really full of herself.  At just less than a year old, she just wanted to play.  It made for an interesting time taking pictures.  Actually, it was a lot of fun!

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