Sam and Zach – Solas Raleigh Wedding – Raleigh, North Carolina Wedding Photography

Peacocks are regal birds, full of extraordinary beauty, elegance and glamour.  Symbolically, peacocks are said to be symbols of integrity and nobility, kind-heartedness and even an emblem of love.  How appropriate to use a peacock feather as a theme for a Solas Raleigh Wedding.

With peacock feathers abounding everywhere, Sam & Zach’s wedding day was a delight to be a part of!  As a photographer I get a back-seat glimpse into the moments of peoples’ lives.  Some of my favorite moments from their wedding include the rooftop ceremony at Solas Raleigh performed by the bride’s cousin, the heartfelt readings from their friends, tear-filled + handwritten vows, touching dances between the bride & groom and their parents and crazy moves on the dance floor.  Oh, how could I forget…the giant, delicious cupcakes!

I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed being a part of Sam & Zach’s Solas Raleigh Wedding!  Be sure to leave them some love in the comment section down below.  Happy scrolling!

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A special thanks to the following vendors:

Hair Stylist – Cori Lee @ Atomic Salon
Venue – Solas Raleigh
Wedding Coordinator – Miriam Black @ Solas Raleigh
Cake Artist – Gigi’s Cupcakes
Catering – Solas Raleigh
DJ- Dave Sevrence

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el and tom caseyMay 11, 2015 - 3:10 pm

these photos are incredible!!! brittani did a fabulous job capturing your feelings for one another and the truly happy time that everyone enjoyed at your wedding and reception.
congratulations again!
fondly
el and tom casey

trishMay 12, 2015 - 7:56 pm

great photos sam

Goldsboro, NC Graphic Designer – Brittani Schultze-Gardner

Hey! My name is Brittani Schultze-Gardner and I am a Goldsboro, NC Graphic Designer and photographer.

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I am a 2012 graduate of Mount Olive College (now the University of Mount Olive) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Communication. I have been married to my wonderful husband Kevin for almost 3 years.  Together we dream about what our life will look like year in and year out; full of adventure, good food, great friends and days well-lived.   We have a very spoiled dog, #thedogliza, and consider her a part of our family.  When I’m not photographing a portrait session or wedding, my days are full of graphic design work for a vast majority of clients.  As a small business owner for over 4 years, I have gained valuable experience designing advertising and marketing materials including brochures, logos, posters, ads, billboards and booklets. Taking great pride in my work, my goal is to deliver outstanding results that fit my client’s needs and goals.

Please take time to review my portfolio below.

 

Brittani Schultze-Gardner is a Goldsboro, NC Graphic Designer and photographer available for independent or corporate contract work.

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Erica & Daniel – Winter Engagement Photos – Clayton, North Carolina Wedding Photography

Today I get the awesome opportunity to introduce you to Erica & Daniel!  Their story has been one in the making for over almost a decade; they were introduced through mutual friends & were actually in different relationships when they first met.  They went on double dates with their significant others & when their relationships ended and they both were single, Danny worked up the nerve to call and ask Erica out. The best part is, Danny got her number from her EX-BOYFRIEND!  From that point on, the rest is history.  They’ve been together ever since then, 9 years! Erica says she is forever grateful to my ex-boyfriend!  I wonder if he will have a spot in the wedding?  :)

As I spent time with Erica & Daniel for their winter engagement photos, it became evident just how much they love being together.  They truly cherish every moment they have together and never take the little moments for granted.  There is something magical about their love; perhaps its the length of time they have already been together and the number of memories they already share that propels them forward with anticipation for the days of marriage that await.

Whatever it is….its special.  I loved being around Erica & Daniel; capturing their joy and the comfort that comes with being in the arms of the one you get to love forever.  I hope you get a glimpse into the love they share through these photos.  May they leave you feeling the same type of “warm fuzzies” as I did while capturing them.

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Erica & Danny – 9 years in the books; here’s to the best years of your life that lie just around the corner.  Thanks for choosing us to document your love story.  May all of your days be filled with Netflix marathons, lazy afternoons, and the laughter of those you hold most dear.  I can’t wait for your wedding!:)

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My photography isn’t really mine. It belongs to my clients. It’s a collaboration, with my skills framing the amazing adventure my clients are living in front of the lens. We create something together – a memory, an experience, a moment to remember with fondness forever.

Professional photography is an investment in memories, in keeping the adventure fresh. I would love to work with you to help you capture your beautiful adventure.

You will find that we offer several wedding collections that accommodate a variety of needs and budgets. If, however, you do not find exactly what you are looking for among the collections, please let us know. We would be happy to work with you to create a custom quote that fits your wedding photography needs.

 

GOLD PACKAGE = $4500 + tax
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9 hours of wedding day coverage with 2 photographers
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Sweet Abella June – Goldsboro, NC Birth Photography

I’ve been excited about sharing this post for a while now.  Many of you, my sweet friends have known how excited I was about becoming an auntie to a sweet little girl.  Well, after 41 weeks of spoiling her while she was in the womb, the time came for my sister to give birth to sweet Abella June. She’s really my sister-in-law, but who needs the in-law part..besides, we’re like sisters anyways!

The days leading up to Abella’s arrival were full of excitement and lots of impatience.  We spent lots of time googling about signs of labor and home remedies to bring upon contractions.  You name it, we tried it: walking, hiking, essential oils, pressure points, spicy food, exercise ball, hip openers, and the list goes on.  I carried my phone with me constantly, making sure that Kelley was ok and “checking for updates” as many of my texts so often read.  Kevin even made fun of me because I gave Kelley her own ring & text tone; every time she would text me (which was a lot), an annoying sound would play.  I wanted to make sure that the sound was annoying enough that if I was dead asleep in the middle of the night, I wouldn’t miss her call!

We talked a lot about birth before Abella’s arrival.  I knew that Kelley wanted her birth to be as natural as possible.  What else would you expect from a hippie, yoga child?  :) I also knew that Kelley wanted me to be in the hospital room as her sister, but also to capture some raw, intimate moments with my camera.  The beauty of birth photography is the tiny, emotional moments that tell the entire story of the arrival of a child into the world.  Its totally different than photographing a wedding, but at the same time its just as exhilarating.  Getting to witness a life being born, the labor, the tears, encouragement, excitement and anticipation that comes with it is one of the most rewarding experiences.

I was so honored to be standing right beside Kelley as I watched her birth sweet little Abella June.  Kelley was strong and fearless.  She knew when her contractions were coming and she embraced and endured the pain, a bittersweet sight to watch.  Watching Kelley in pain wasn’t easy, but knowing the reward awaiting her at 10 centimeters made it all the more beautiful.  Here’s what Kelley had to say….

“I don’t think I’ve ever been so nervous as I was while being wheeled up to the room where I would have Abella June. When we first arrived at the hospital I was filled with nothing but pure joy and excitement, but as soon as they sat me down in the wheelchair I knew that my world as I knew it was about to change forever. Once we got to the Labor and Delivery Floor and they opened the doors, I grabbed Santi’s hand and we headed towards the room they had chosen for us. I think the part that I dreaded the most during this whole thing was the fact that I was going to have to wear a hospital gown and that I knew at some point my butt cheeks were going to show. Once they gave me my IV and I got comfortable in bed, it felt like time was beginning to fly by. Although I was supposed to be induced the following morning and the doctor was telling all of my family members to head home for the night, something told me things were going to go differently. Only a handful of family members stayed but I was so glad that they did. Around 12:30 AM Tuesday morning I felt what I thought was my first contraction and BOY WAS I RIGHT! They were two minutes apart and with each passing minute they got worse. Before I knew it, I had been in labor for two hours. At that point we were yelling for the nurse telling her that my baby was coming that morning. Of course she was skeptical because the doctor had said it would likely be a slow process. Once she saw that I was seven centimeters dilated after less than 3 hours of labor, everything changed. Before I knew it they were preparing me and the bed for birth! After that point, I don’t remember very much until Abella was born. It was crazy; everyone was running around preparing for Abella’s arrival, the nurses were yelling for the doctor to hurry because “it was time”.  My family members that were in the room said that I only pushed four times and she was here! I remember tons of “ohhs and ahhs” and then the doctor asked me if I wanted her.  Of course I did!  After 9 months all I wanted to do was hold my baby in my arms!  When I saw Abella June I knew that the waiting and all the pain was worth it.  She was worth everything.  At 3:41 AM on Tuesday, December 16, my little flower arrived and my life was forever changed….for the better.”Birth_Photography_Raleigh_Goldsboro_NC_01

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Abella – Oh, little one….you are loved so much already.  Uncle Kevin & I can’t wait to see you grow into an even more beautiful little girl & to share all of life’s happiest adventures with you and your mommy & daddy.  We love you so so much today & will love you even more tomorrow!

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KelseyJanuary 8, 2015 - 6:15 pm

These pictures are so raw and so beautiful! They show the true beauty and miracle of child birth.

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