Take a deep breath, not a pretend one… really… biiiiig breathe in and let it out sloooooowwww. Now let your shoulders relax, take a sip of something yummy (or go grab something quick!) and cozy on in for one of the absolute best weddings I have ever shot, all thanks to these two beautiful souls and their absolutely amazing families.
Steven and Chandler are two of the kindest, funniest, and definitely most ‘in love’ people you will ever meet, but on top of all that, their love for Jesus absolutely shines out of them like a beacon and oh what a joy it was to be able to witness their marriage this past Saturday. Not only were Steven and Chandler beside themselves with excitement, but you would not believe the pride exuding from their friends and family but especially both sets of their parents. The only word to describe this family is pure joy.
It was supposed to be a rainy day on Saturday so I came prepared with umbrellas and boots and all the normal rain gear, but to our surprise (and GREAT pleasure!) it turned out to be an absolutely beautiful day in Charlotte! We even had a gorgeous sunset complete with that golden glow that makes photos absolutely magical. Then, right as our portrait time was ending, guess what happened? Yep, you guessed it. The skies opened up and it came a torrential downpour! Steven and Chandler took off running for the Charlotte Country Club while the media team (myself and associate, Kailey, and videographers) went running behind them taking a million photos of the cuteness that ensued! You know you love your job when your first instinct in a downpour is to capture the couple not run for cover, haha!
Steven and Chandler,
Thank you so much for trusting me to capture this special time in your and your families lives. It was such an honor to witness this life changing event and I hope that your family will cherish these photos for generations to come. I wish you every happiness in the world, you both truly deserve it.
Many thanks to the fabulous vendors that helped make this day possible.
Hair + Makeup: Beauty Asylum
Wedding Dress: Ladies of Lineage
Videography: ByDesign Films
Florals: Chelish Moore Flowers
Ceremony Venue: Belk Chapel
Ceremony Music: Charlotte Strings
Reception Venue and Cake: Charlotte Country Club
DJ: Split Second Sound
Ashley Sue is a Charlotte based Piedmont and High Country Wedding Photographer specializing in capturing the moments in between the posing. Ashley is energetic, optimistic, and a perpetual romantic.
While Ashley has photographed weddings nationwide from simple church ceremonies to elaborate ballroom receptions; her authentic + joyful style shines brightest in outdoor locations such as the Blue Ridge mountains of Asheville, NC and architecturally rich surroundings of Charlotte, North Carolina (and Paris. Always, always, always Paris.).
Ashley is available for travel world-wide + is passport ready. Contact Ashley today to book your family portrait, headshot or 2019/20 wedding.
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