Choosing the location for your engagement session seems to be a tough task for many engaged couples. You know Charlotte is important to you, you have many great memories all over town, and you probably haven’t had many professional photos take of you before, so you may not be totally sure how the location will even play a part in the process. So here are a few tips on what to keep in mind when choosing where you want to shoot your engagement photos:
Michelle and Carmine met all the way back in their school days where Michelle was Carmine’s life-long crush. It was an honor to be present and photograph their wedding day where these two finally tied the knot after all these years. They had a beautiful ceremony at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church in Charlotte, and held their reception in the ballroom at the Marriott South Park where they danced the night away under a ceiling of glittering chandeliers. We’re more than excited to share the photos of their special day with you!
Art Deco is a movement that is known for it’s opulence, oftentimes gilded and ornamental, it’s very geometric and very rich in color. It hit full storm in the roaring 1920s (remember flappers, pin curls ant The Great Gatsby?) But enough history, let’s talk about the photos.
We were worked with several local wedding vendors in Charlotte, NC to create an Art Deco infused photo shoot. The vendors were coordinated by Heather Guthrie at At The Heels Weddings and Events with the help of Marsha Pruitt at The Event Host.
Those of you that have ever shot with Fusion Photography know that with Deevo likes to shoot on the fly. Keeping up with his ideas is sometimes difficult because they come right at you all the time. So when Portia approached us about doing her bridal session, and Deevo decided he wanted to shoot at The Historic Latta Plantation, none of us really knew what to expect.
Bridal sessions are typically a little more formal than our other sessions. The portraits aim to capture you and all of your beauty at this particular moment in time. Portia was absolutely stunning and game for all of Deevo’s wild inclinations from stealthily trespassing to practically hiking in her not four, but five inch heels. (Which by the way were fabulous and we can’t wait to capture in more detail at the wedding!) Even though it was still really hot outside, Portia was a great sport and we love the photos from this session.
We’ve been going through our archive over the past couple of weeks and realized there were way too many photos that never made it up on the blog, mostly because we just run out of time in a day. So after much ado… here are Karleigh’s bridals.
The most notable thing about this session was the sunset glow that luminously filled Karleigh’s hair throughout the shoot. We love the halo effect that generates an angelic quality- it’s perfect for bridal sessions! Continue reading
Meliha reached to Fusion at the beginning of this year after following our work for some time. We became fast friends (partly because she likes everything we post on FaceBook). Deevo became absolutely enraptured with her eyes and convinced her to do a bridal session with us. Along the way she shared some really great beauty tips with us for brides and a little about her MakeUp and Styling business, True Beauty Zone.
Meliha says she’s always been interested in make up as an art form, and especially through her teenage years. She admits to being drawn to art- initially drawing and painting, and always knew she wanted to be an artist. As a teenager she got lots of practice using her friends (and even their moms!) as models. When she realized after doing other people’s make-up, that they loved the results… naturally, she was hooked!
For Kellie’s Bridal Portraits, we headed up to Blowing Rock (near Boone) to a place called Cone Manor. Only about an hour and 45 minutes northwest of Charlotte, the landscape shifts dramatically. Let go of your stress at work, the rush of life and just breathe into the rolling mountain air.
The manor itself was built at the turn of the century and was a gem in and of itself. The two hours we spent during Kellie’s bridal session we took photos all in and around the grounds. While the bright white manor was spectacular, all of our favorite photos from the session captured the organic essence of early October in the North Carolina mountains.
Bridal Portrait Sessions are a southern tradition where the bride schedules a photo shoot (typically 1-2 months before the wedding) in her full wedding day attire – hair, makeup, jewelry, veil, bouquet, and of course, the dress. Typically, a large portrait from the session is displayed at the reception near the wedding cake and given as a gift to the Mother of the Bride after the wedding.
We were so excited for this wedding to happen, and even more excited to show everyone the photos! Meghan and Seth are such cool people, Deevo hit it off with them right from the start. Meghan even claims Seth may have a man-crush for Deevo because he was the only wedding vendor Seth was interested in working with (it’s ok Seth, you hide it well).
On a cold day at the end of February, we made our way up to Asheville, North Carolina to finish our last photo shoot with Nyomi, Taleka, and Ini. We can’t believe it’s be over a year since we started this project, but we’ve been just so thrilled to be there every step of the way.
With a generations project, Fusion Photography provides soon to be parents with a complete package of maternity, newborn, six months and one year birthday photos, all with the same photographer. We do this because we know that being a new parent is stressful, and you’ll want photographs as your new baby grows so fast, but all too often parents forget to schedule them. That’s why we work to take care of that for you.