I have known Mark for almost 3 years.  I first met him when we lived in GA and let me tell you…he is one spectacular young man.   We moved to Greenville, NC a year ago, but that didn’t stop his Mom from calling me from GA and asking me to come back and take his Senior Pictures.  I was honored to do just that.  Mark wanted to go to Savannah for his portraits, and it fit his personality and style perfectly.   I was loving his outfit choices.   While in Georgia I learned that Mark taught himself how to play the guitar.  He played and SANG for us a few times.  His voice is so good and I could have sat there for hours just listening to him play.

Hey Mark, when you cut your first album, I will be in line to buy it!  I pray Blessings for you in whatever you choose to do after your Senior year.

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Senior Portraits on the beach, can it get any better?  Sure it can, you could get a high school senior like Corey to photograph.  As you can tell from these few portraits, Corey was a natural.  The beach setting was perfect, the day was gorgeous, and we were able to get some wonderful images.  Yeah, there is a few people in the background, but that is to be expected at the beach.  We had some folks that were watching us on the pier.  It didn’t bother Corey in the least!

Corey, I really hope you enjoy your military career.  Make the most of it, and really enjoy life.  Many blessings!  Oh yeah…the swimsuit pics are on the way to you.  Gotta save that modeling portfolio for you and Mama Duvall to see first. ;)

Senior Pictures at the Beach

Senior Pictures at the Beach

Senior Pictures at the Beach

Senior Pictures at the Beach

Senior Pictures at the Beach

Senior Pictures at the Beach

Senior Pictures at the Beach

Senior Pictures at the Beach

Senior Pictures at the Beach

Senior Pictures at the Beach

Senior Pictures at the Beach

Senior Pictures at the Beach

Senior Pictures at the Beach

Senior Pictures at the Beach

Senior Pictures at the Beach

Senior Pictures at the Beach

Senior Pictures at the Beach

Senior Pictures at the Beach

Senior Pictures at the Beach

Erika had been waiting for this day for what seemed like ‘forever’, but she and her family knew that she had waited juuussst long enough.  That waiting ended with Brandon.  Loved by everyone, and a friend to so many.  A hard working man that doesn’t back up when it comes to loving Erika more than life.  Their day started out rainy, but the rains stopped at just the right time.  A beautiful wedding ensued.  The couple did something I had never seen done, they each ushered their mother’s out after the ceremony.  There was something so honorable, and so southern about that.  It brought tears to my eyes.

That wasn’t to be the only thing I saw for the first time that day.  Spray makeup!  Maybe I am seriously behind the times here, but I really had no clue that makeup could be ‘sprayed’ on.  I was so amazed that I totally forgot to take a picture of it.  I know I had to look completely dumb as I stood there with my mouth hanging open looking at the wonder of spraying on foundation.  The makeup and hair artist was a wonder to watch as she went to work getting everyone all gussied up for the ceremony.  Anna Garrison of Pretty Up, from Wallace, was spectacular!  Erika’s makeup and hair were stunning by the time we were ready to do the Bridal Portraits.

You could smell the flowers as Cheryl’s Floral Designs, of Goldsboro, set about decorating the sanctuary.  The bouquets, the boutonnieres, and the candelabras all shone with the most vivid shades of purple, pinks, whites and greens.  Lovely table arrangements followed.  Cheryl is so good at her craft, it makes me want to order a table arrangement for my home, every week.  :)

After this most precious and special wedding was over we were able to get some wonderful portraits done.  The rain had stopped and we made use of the wonderful NC evening.  Then it was time to eat.  The guest were able to enjoy the fare that was lain out by Simply Southern Catering of Clinton, NC.  Unfortunately they do not have a website to share with you, but if you want to have the most delicious meal for your event or wedding you have to call these people.  They are amazing and can lay out some food that will knock your socks off.

Family and friends gathered along the side walk as the happy couple made their way through a myriad of bubbles.  Everyone wished them well and bid them happiness on their journey as a married couple.  I am sure it will be a fun and happy journey for you both.

Erika and Brandon .. we will see you at the next family dinner!  I love you two to pieces!

Dress was bought from David’s BridalWedding dress, bought at David's Bridal in NC, hanging in the Faison Babtist Church

Bridal Shoes worn for wedding in Faison, NC

Wedding ring photo bought at Buddy's Jewelry, NC

Bouquet created by florist for NC Wedding

Wedding cake made for a NC wedding

Such a beautiful brideBride getting ready for her wedding

They are definitely taking a break Groom and groomsmen taking a break before the NC wedding

Bride and her mother having a special moment before the wedding

Bride and her father taking a moment to share a special memory before the NC wedding

Groom and his father pinning on the boutonniere before the wedding

Groom and his mother sharing a memory with each other

She was doing all she could to not cryBride and her mother as bride tries to hold back the tears

Groom and his father put on the tuxedo coat

The moment is finally hereBride walking down the isle in a NC wedding

The way he looks at her says it allGroom sees his bride for the first time in her wedding dress

Bride and groom kiss as the wedding comes to an end

Bride and her bridal party, and the flower girl

Groom and bridal party

Groom, his best man and the groomsmen

Bride and the Groomsmen

Bride and Groom sharing a kiss

Their first portrait as man and wifeBride and Groom in a Formal Portrait

My personal favorite.  Can you imagine how gorgeous their children will be?Bride and Groom being fabulous after their Faison NC Wedding

Bride and Groom in the tunnel of bubbles

The beginning of a long and happy future.  The best always comes to those who wait.  So happy they waited for each other. :)

Wedding Venue: Faison Baptist Church, Faison, North Carolina
Design + Planning: Morgan
Floral: Cheryl’s Floral Designs, Goldsboro, North Carolina
Catering + Cake: Simply Southern Catering, Clinton, North Carolina
Makeup + Hair: Anna Garrison of Pretty Up, Wallace, North Carolina