Matt & Hannah Say I Do | Sardis Presbyterian Church Wedding | Byron's Southend Reception | Charlotte, NC

We had so much fun photographing Hannah & Matt for the last year beginning with an engagement session then bridals and of course the main event, the big wedding day! They are both so fun, friendly and easy going. 

We started the day at Hannah's house having a little fun with the ladies before heading over to the church. Cheers to that!

Hannah's dress not only fit her like a glove but was the perfect amount of bling and drama. The flowers were absolutely perfect, lush and plenty of pink.

With a little help from mom it was time to slip into the dress before the big reveal to her bridesmaids and then her soon to be hubby.

The ladies were truly excited to see their beautiful friend all dolled up.

The first look is one of my very favorite moments of the wedding day. Matt was anxious and ready to see his bride to be. They are both so ridiculously good looking and perfect! 

Not only was our bride, Hannah, beautiful but those bridesmaids tho!

The groomsmen were pretty studly themselves. I had to bride them with a silly photo to give me these classic shots.

Hannah & Matt were able to sneak some moments to themselves before walking down the aisle and pledging themselves to each other for all of eternity before their closest family and friends. 

The church was grand and the organ was such a stunning focal piece for the wedding ceremony. 

Hannah & Matt have one of the largest wedding parties that I have ever photographed! I mean, heck, I don't even like that many people. Nevertheless, that many attractive people!

It was time to let the lively bunch have a little fun.

Hannah made such a stunning bride & braved the heat of the day with no complaints. 

Matt was patiently waiting for his bride before the ceremony & ready to party with his friends after! He was a trooper. 

So at this very moment, clouds came over and the sun set just enough to cool the alley and allow magic to happen. 

Give her a twirl and show off that amazing dress!

I mean, serious, how vogue is this?!

After a fun cocktail hour and some couple's portraits it was time to head into the reception to capture all of the details. 

The first dance was brief but had everyone seated at the tables awing over how adorable these two are. 

Let me tell you, I eat cake! At. Every. Single. Wedding. But, this cake was amazing! Way to go Wow Factor Cakes! The cake was moist and delicious, bravo!! 

The maid of honor and best man let out some great secrets about their life long best friends.

As the father & daughter dance and the mother & son dance were going on, everyone was trying to keep a dry eye.

All the single ladies, you know what time it is!

Matt was feeling good by this point and gave us his own rendition of Magic Mike when he was retrieving the garter. 

Only one thing left to do, party! Party hard!

Matt's mom surprised the newlyweds with a horse and carriage as their grand exit from the wedding. 

Hannah & Matt, thank you for being both so easy and fun to work with. We are so grateful that you chose us to capture your big day! 

<3 Amanda, HOH

Hernandez & Biga Say I Do | Foundation for the Carolina's | Charlotte, NC

Not only was this wedding one of my last of 2015, it was also at one of my favorite venues with one of the most beautiful couples, inside and out! 

Especially since this couple did not have me photograph the getting ready process I thought a first look was very important. The first moments they saw each other on their wedding day, just the two of them, were breathtaking. The venue had the most amazing vertical garden located on a patio many floors up hidden amongst the skyscrapers, incredible! 

Foundation for the Carolina's is nestled amongst the Charlotte hustle and bustle yet is serene and full of class. I absolutely loved how the venue is entirely indoors, except for the small garden area, yet natural light flowed in from all angles. The touches of purple really popped amongst the natural wood in the ceremony space. 

After a few more snuggles and kisses between our couple, I snuck the bride away for a few photos in the city streets. 

She was so glamourous, and everyone who passed by on the busy Friday evening made sure to tell her!

All the chairs were filled with smiling faces ready to watch the love pour during the ceremony. 

There was barely a dry eye in the house during their hand written vows.

During the cocktail hour which happened in the art gallery below the ceremony space, we escaped to Romare Bearden Park for a few photos of the newlyweds. Their love for each other was evident.

The weather couldn't have been more perfect either! Everything just fell right into place.

After the sun went down, it was time for the couple's first dance as Mr. & Mrs. Biga! The groom's father sang and played the accordion, it was such a great personal touch. 

During dinner, I snuck away down to the art gallery to grab a few photos of the rings with the art pieces. There were so many amazing options! I could have stayed down there all night. 

The cake cutting was sweet, no smashing in the face that night! The couple had a small chocolate cake for themselves and a homemade dessert bar for their guests. 

The bride's sister and the groom's best friend each gave a toast to the couple. The bride was tearing up almost the entire time. It was clear how much of a connection the girls shared which will only continue to grow later in life. 

After all the dances were danced and drinks were drank, it was time for the couple's grand exit with glow sticks! Then they were headed down to the epicenter to party!


Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Biga!!