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Water Harvest

Our last post on South Sudan is difficult to even put into words. Our focus with this entry is to show you all the workPEEP THE REST »

3 Years: Erik & Katie

Katie and Erik are dear friends of ours and over the past year it has amazed us how close we’ve grown. From latePEEP THE REST »

Unsung Heroes

2011 marked a magnificent yet daunting year for Sudan. The states making up the majority of the southern part of thePEEP THE REST »

South Sudan Part 1: Empower Sudan

WEEK ONE IN SOUTH SUDAN You may remember reading the hellacious ordeal that Cole and I underwent just to arrive in SouthPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Lindsay + Andy // Raleigh Wedding Photographer

Joy. No matter what time of day it is, no matter the circumstances, Lindsay and Andy exude joy. If you remember thePEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Cara + Luke // High Point Wedding

It started in D.C. Cara knew Luke’s sister through the church they attended in our Nation’s Capitol andPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Joseph + Ana Joel // Long Island Wedding

They met in Paris. She’s from Canada and him from Kentucky. He was serving a semester abroad for his Art HistoryPEEP THE REST »

Behind the Scenes in 2013

Way late on this one, I know. It’s been a crazy few months but I didn’t want to get too far into 2014PEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Maggie + Donovan // Claxton Farm Wedding

Friends. Ash here. How do I even begin the story of Maggie and Donno? Well… I remember spending a summer withPEEP THE REST »

She Said Yes: Allyson + Scott // Umstead State Park Engagement

Friends are the best, aren’t they? The Bible says that there are those friends that stick closer than even familyPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Jason + Christine // Magnolia Manor Wedding

Stories like Jason & Christine’s go to show that you never really know where your spouse is going to show upPEEP THE REST »

She Said Yes: Danny + Macon // Durham Engagement Photos

Gentle, hilarious, fun, caring, and wildly in love…Daniel and Macon have been an absolute joy to get to know.PEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Maggie+Phil // Wilmington Wedding Photographer

In a weird way, I love seeing when nerves get a hold of a bride and groom. Not nerves like, “Oh.M.G, they are soPEEP THE REST »

In His Image: Hudson & The Corbett Family

This was one of those requests that Ashley and I just didn’t see coming. We’ve never advertised ourselves asPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Nichelle+Chris // Raffaldini Winery Wedding

Dang…I really can’t say enough about Nichelle & Chris’s wedding. When I heard their story backPEEP THE REST »

She Said Yes: Kyle+Caitlyn // Raleigh Engagement

These two have quickly crept their way into my and Ashley’s hearts. It’s amazing to think that less than aPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Sarah+Brian // High Point Wedding

Contagiously joyful. Their kindness and courtesy is cancerous…in the very best way possible, I promise. These twoPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Taylor + Melissa // Crenshaw Hall Wedding

These two…wow. Words probably won’t ever express how much Taylor & Melissa mean to us. I wrote aboutPEEP THE REST »

She Said Yes: Andy + Lindsay // Raleigh Engagement Session

These two are awesome. Seriously. I got the chance to meet them only about a month ago, and they’re gettingPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Jaime + Charles // Wedding at the Sutherland, Wake Forest

This was a dream wedding. Seriously! This wedding took a completely different twist from our engagement session on thePEEP THE REST »

She Said Yes: Eli + Kelsey // Eno River Engagement

Every single time I hear about a couple being together since High School, I am overwhelmed with awe and respect. Eli andPEEP THE REST »

She Said Yes: Rachel & Connor’s East Coast ESession

I’ve had to hold onto this one for a while, and when you see it all together, you will understand why. Rachel andPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Megan & Joe // Lake Gaston Wedding

Third time’s a charm–yes, it’s me again, Ash! Megan and Joe. These two were just precious. It’sPEEP THE REST »

Jessica+Robert // Raleigh Engagement Session

These two. Geeze. We love them! Robert and Jessica showed up one fateful night at our small group. “Small group&#PEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Justin + Lauren // Adaumont Farm Wedding

Hello friends! Ash here. Let me just tell you, this next wedding was amazing. Lauren and Justin were a DREAM to workPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Derek + Hayley // Club at Hillbrook Wedding

You might have heard me say this, but from our first phone conversation, I knew that we were going to get along withPEEP THE REST »

Kali+Esteban // Carrboro Engagement Photos

I don’t know what it was that won me over about these two…could have been their gentle spirits, their lovePEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Amber + Brandon // Thomasville, NC

Who remembers the Americana-themed engagement shoot with the tent and the cute dog and the light-up star designed byPEEP THE REST »

Lone Ranger Styled Shoot by Swanky Elephant Design

Wow, do I have a treat for you guys. Do you remember these two? Lauren & Justin from the eclectic Chapel HillPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Marielle + Robb // Carolina Inn Wedding

We love these two. Marielle was referred to us by dear friends over at Carolyn Scott Photography, and we were ecstaticPEEP THE REST »

Anniversary Session: Jordan & Laura // Downtown Durham

We freaked out when Jordan wrote us a year later to shoot their one year anniversary. We have had the distinct pleasurePEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Anna + Gabe // Backyard Greensboro Wedding

It was hysterical looking back on how many emails Anna, Ashley and I exchanged over the course of a year. Anna actuallyPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Chris + Sara // Snipes Farm Wedding

Chris & Sara make our hearts go pitter-patter. Seriously, these two are really sweet together, and we absolutelyPEEP THE REST »

She Said Yes: Hayley + Derek // New York City Engagement

I don’t even know how to go about explaining how much I’ve enjoyed getting to know these two. Hayley andPEEP THE REST »

Year One

I frequently catch myself trying to compliment my wife by calling her “the woman of my dreams”, but IPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Becca + Steven // Greenville, NC

Becca and Steven have been a joy to be with and around ever since their You Pick Six in Beaufort, NC. They are a wildlyPEEP THE REST »

She Said Yes: Maggie + Phil // Topsail Beach, NC

No one has the “one-size-fits-all” recipe for love, but everyone stumbles on their own unique mixture ofPEEP THE REST »

She Said Yes: Justin + Lauren // Chapel Hill, NC

Cole here. I know, after reading Ashley’s exquisite writing style, I totally understand why you all might be aPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Brittany + Danny // Akron, OH

One of the biggest compliments as a photographer is to have someone so eager to have you present on their wedding dayPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Nick + Masha // Pittsburgh, PA

There isn’t quite a feeling similar than going back to the Burgh for a wedding, especially when it’s aPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Alexa + Colt // Greensboro, NC

Just judging by Colt & Alexa’s ESession, or Alexa’s Bridal Portraits, I hope you all came to the samePEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Stephen + Ester // Bergamo, Italy

This story takes place a long, long time ago in an enchanted place, where cobble stone mosaics come together to formPEEP THE REST »

She Said Yes: Amber + Brandon // Greensboro, NC

Well hello there ladies and gents, Ash here! So excited to share this story with you! You know those people that datedPEEP THE REST »

In His Image: Senior Alexa // Raleigh, NC

Isn’t it cool how God works things out? Some of you might know, but I underwent a pretty legit ankle surgery thisPEEP THE REST »

In His Image: Seniors Derek & Josh // Pittsburgh, PA

This is definitely a new one for me, but man was I excited that I got to do it! Ashley and I have been praying for aPEEP THE REST »

In His Image: Alexa Terry Wilde // Reidsville, NC

Even in college, we knew that Alexa was operating in a totally different league. She would hand design sneakers, alwaysPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Brandon + Lauren // High Point, NC

Do you all remember these two? Brandon and Lauren, floating off on a preptastic balloon ride during their ESession a fewPEEP THE REST »

Styled: Wool & Lights

Back in December, while our great friends Amy and Jared were planning their wedding, we realized that the sun would bePEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Alex + Sam // Emerald Isle, NC

When I heard Alexandra’s voice on the phone, it was like Doc Brown threw me in a DeLorean back to 2005, my seniorPEEP THE REST »

In His Image: Jenna Basso // Nashville, TN

First and foremost, before we get into this shoot, you must do something for yourselves…go to Facebook (if you&#PEEP THE REST »

GormtoberFest // Florida, New York City, & Beyond

Hey Friends! Ash here. Everyone says their wedding weekend is a blur, and although ours was as well, nothing compares toPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Anderson + Kerri // Raleigh, NC

It’s really tough to even begin describing anything in this post. You see, Anderson and Kerri mean quite a lot toPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Randi + Keewaydin // Red Corral Ranch, TX

When Randi & Kewe wrote me for the first time, I had no clue what hit me. Not only did they sound awesome in everyPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Deanna + Fabian // Duck, NC

I’m sure many of you, if you’ve ever been in a wedding, attended a wedding, or met someone amidst planning aPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Jason + Karen // Duke Gardens Wedding

Finally I had met a couple that possessed as much Yankee Sass as I did. When we sat down for the first time, we justPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Alan + Mary // Pittsburgh, PA

Beautiful, fun, heartwarming, hysterical, frickin’ cold…some of the few adjectives that come to mind when IPEEP THE REST »

She Said Yes: Nick + Masha // Pittsburgh, PA

I’ve known Masha for years, literally longer than Nick and she have been together (over 7 years!) and ever sincePEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Scott + Anna // Greenville, SC

Hey friends! Ash here :)  “Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Berthold Auerbach (1812-PEEP THE REST »

She Said Yes: Colt + Alexa // Greensboro, NC

Their story began much like Ashley’s and my own, which is why, I guess, we loved hearing their story so much. AsPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Matt + Bailey // Columbia, SC

There really aren’t words to describe the joy in our hearts when we get to meet couples like this. Matt and BaileyPEEP THE REST »

She Said Yes: Elaina + Jeremy // Wrightsville Beach, NC

It’s amazing that we had never had a beach ESession in our entire career until the last 3 shoots, and this was thePEEP THE REST »

She Said Yes: Steven + Becca // Beaufort, NC

What I’m starting to realize is that when you really click with one couple, you normally click with their wholePEEP THE REST »

She Said Yes: Nichelle + Chris // Morehead City, NC

There are a lot of things that a man will do in order to secure a first date with someone he really fancies. Ask any guyPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Allicia + Chris // Raleigh, NC

Meeting Chris and Allicia really tested my masculinity…bear with me. You know when seeing such visible cutenessPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Joe + Erin // Raleigh, NC

You all remember Joe & Erin, right? The awesome redhead and bubbly blonde? Well, let me tell you how beautiful theirPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Heidi + Chris // Raleigh, NC

Heidi and Chris are incredibly dear friends of our’s. I went to school with Heidi at Elon, and she and met a fewPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Lauren + Will // Asheville, NC

A lot of people knew that this day was coming a long time before Lauren & Will did, but it didn’t take awayPEEP THE REST »

In His Image: Lauren Christian Ellis // Chapel Hill, NC

Hey there–Ash here! Oh goodness. I can’t tell you how thankful I am that I was able to be a part of thisPEEP THE REST »

In His Image: The Jensen Family // Durham, NC

You know a family is chill when they’re willing to take their portraits outside in the middle of December! ThePEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Austin + Jenny // Winston-Salem, NC

Love love love these guys! Austin and I went to Elon University together, and I could’ve sworn that there wasn&#PEEP THE REST »

She Said Yes: Taylor + Melissa // Raleigh, NC

I’m warning you ahead of time, that this will be a feeble attempt at capturing a couple that means more to us thanPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Kristin + James // Hurdle Mills, NC

Rarely do plans ever go off without a “hitch”. Kristin and James had experienced this firsthand later lastPEEP THE REST »

In His Image: The Greear Family // Durham, NC

Ash here again! Wowzers. How in the world do you do a write up for a family like this?! Most people know JD Greear as aPEEP THE REST »

In His Image: The Thompson Family // Durham, NC

Ash here This family is one I literally believe I’m a part of—because they invited me to a be one of them! I knewPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Hilary + AJ // Pilot Mountain, NC

Love these two, and I’m sure if you saw their ESession, you know this by now! Cat-loving, video-game-playing,PEEP THE REST »

In His Image: The Clifton Family // Columbia, SC

‘Ello there friends! Ash here. I can’t tell you how sweet this little shoot was for me! I grew up in the small townPEEP THE REST »

She Said Yes: Joe + Erin // Durham, NC

Hey blogfriends! It’s Ash here. We always say what a blast it is to shoot our friends, and this Esession only provesPEEP THE REST »

Hitched: Kathryn + Mat // Lancaster, SC

Ashley has been kind enough to write a few of these for me, but given that she’s a die-hard GameCocks fan, IPEEP THE REST »

In His Image: The Siu Family // Durham, NC

Hey friends! Ash here. Something about this photo shoot illicits a different feeling than most, probably because ofPEEP THE REST »