Phew! My last wedding until baby arrives has officially been photographed! As I sit here and type this, I am 33 weeks and 3 days pregnant. Katelyn's mom sent her sister to follow us around during bride and groom portraits so I wouldn't have to bend down. Her other sister braided my hair, got me a drink, and went and got my phone for me (that I had mistakenly left at the bridal party photo spot). I felt a little TOO taken care of at this wedding, but I am not complaining!!😜
Katelyn and I first got to know each other at summer camp when I was her counselor way back in 2014. Absolutely crazy that I started counseling at camp 8 years ago! Time flies I guess. How cool is it that I am photographing weddings today for brides who I never would've known had it not been for those summers counseling? I say it frequently, but it's true. I'm thankful for these opportunities.
Thomas and Katelyn got married in Seagrove, NC. That may not mean much to you, but if you're into pottery, maybe it should mean something! After the hour and half-ish drive there, I was pretty low on gas, and we were out in the country. So when the wedding was over, I went in an opposite direction to get to the closest gas station (didn't want to risk running out on backroads). Because of my detour, I was able to see this "pottery capital of America" in action. I was amazed at how many signs I passed for pottery. One after another, I drove by regular-looking country homes that were advertising for their pottery. I'm sure that one stretch of backroads was just the beginning of all that Seagrove has to offer when it comes to homemade works of art, but I was glad I got to experience it in a small way.
OKAY. Enough rabbit trails. Onto the sneaks! I have a lot for ya today - like 80.😳
The First Look
Congrats, Thomas and Katelyn!