married | laura and brett | mount airy wedding photographer

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Brett and Laura's wedding was a beautiful, intimate event in the small town of Mount Airy, North Carolina - just north of Winston-Salem and made famous by Andy Griffith. At the time of their wedding, I had recently flown back from Germany and was 7+ months pregnant, so I enlisted the help of my mentee Alycee to schlep bags and set up lights (and what a godsend she was!).

These two are high school sweethearts, and it shows through the comfortable love they radiate. If there were nerves on their wedding day, they weren't obvious...

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I loved this sweet little church they chose for their wedding... there's just something about being surrounded by only the closest of friends and family

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Ceremony Venue :: Trinity Episcopal Church, Mount Airy, NC
Reception Venue :: Round Peak Vineyards
Hair + Makeup :: Salon 222
Flowers :: Airmont Florist
Cake :: Granny Ruth's Bakery
Food :: This & That Catering
DJ :: B-Dazzle Productions
Dress Designer :: Mikaella by Paloma Blanca
Dress Shop :: Maggi Bridal
Bridesmaids :: Bill Levkoff from Carolina Bridal World
Menswear :: Mens' Wearhouse
Stationer :: Pioneer Printing
Rings :: Diamonds Direct
Officiant :: Father Ray Hanna
Favors :: TotallyWeddingKoozies.com
Photographer :: Glessner Photography
Photographer's Assistant (non-shooting) :: Alycee Byrd

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engaged | joe and jenna | erie wedding photographer

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2018. How on earth did that happen?! I'm happy to say that we've now been back in the U.S. for over six months and have now gotten settled. And now that we've all reacclimated to life in North Carolina, I'm thrilled to dive back into business and catch up on the backlog of blog posts that were trumped by an international move, pregnancy, a newborn, and then a toddler.

When my former classmate Jenna contacted me and asked if I'd be willing to return to Erie for this session, I was more than happy to oblige. Since Joe and Jenna had started their relationship on the campus of Penn State Erie, that's where we began their engagement session...

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Then, we headed over to Lake Erie for the most beautiful sunset photos...

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mini-sessions | the B family | aachen family photographer

A few weeks ago, I offered my first mini-sessions here in Germany. It was a little nerve-racking putting my offer for these portrait sessions out to the local expat groups here in Aachen, but I was floored by the response that I received. Even though only a couple of families were available for the weekend that I scheduled the sessions, it has opened up so many opportunities for future work and collaborations.

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This was my first time behind the camera in a professional sense since shooting my last wedding before little Miles was born, and though I was a bit nervous... would my interactions with clients still be the same fun and natural flow that I'm used to?... would I be satisfied with my work after so long away from it?... turns out it's like riding a bike. If anything, I think having a kid of my own has made me a better family photographer with more patience and the ability to more easily relate to small children, and I couldn't have asked for a better family to dive back into the world of photography with than this one.

Since they are expats also, it was so interesting hearing their story. She is from Russia, he from Italy, and their sweet and bashful little Leo was born here in Germany. They were so much fun to hang out with for a morning and completely bought into my philosophy of having fun and just letting me capture the moments as they happened.

Maybe it's just because I have a son myself now, but this last one is my absolute favorite from this session... there's nothing like the love between a boy and his mama.

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