an update on business and life

Goodness, friends! The past seven months since I last blogged have been a whirlwind, and as you can see, this site has been more than a little neglected. Becoming a mother and returning overseas turned my life as I knew it upside down, but now that I'm nine months in to life with our little guy, I'm ready to get back in the swing of things. Now, before we get down to the nitty-gritty and in case you were wondering what our sweet boy looks like these days, here's a photo from his most recent session with mommy :) If you'd like, you can find more personal photos and updates on my lifestyle blog!

First things first, we will officially be returning to North Carolina at the end of next June, so I will be booking events and portrait sessions taking place from August 2017 onward. I will be accepting a very limited number of weddings going forward, as it is of the utmost importance to me to give each client the care and attention they deserve while also being an attentive and present wife and mother for my family. If you are planning your wedding for summer/fall 2017 or later and would like more information, please get in touch

Secondly, in between moving from the U.S. to Germany, returning last fall, having a baby, and moving back overseas earlier this year, several events and sessions failed to make it to the blog. Over the next few weeks, I'm going to be playing catch-up and posting some of these beautiful memories, so stay tuned.

Thanks for sticking with me through all the craziness! Now go out and have a beautiful weekend!

2012 wedding review :: greensboro wedding photographer

What can I say... 2012 has been a truly AMAZING year for me. Glessner Photography has grown by leaps and bounds, and we are so incredibly grateful to all of the wonderful brides and grooms who entrusted us to capture their love. We've worked with some really incredible wedding professionals, had the opportunity to photograph weddings not only in North Carolina, but throughout the southeastern U.S., and I get paid to do what I love... life doesn't get much better than that!

As I selected photos for this year's wedding review, I couldn't help but be overwhelmed by the love we've seen and the support and friendship we've received from these couples. From the bottom of my heart, thanks to each and every one of you.

{Click on a name or photo to see a couple's full wedding blog post.}

We look forward to seeing what 2013 brings us and all of you, too! (A few of our 2012 brides will even be welcoming little ones in the new year!!!)

Recently engaged? Contact us today to reserve your 2013 or 2014 wedding date!

betsy+justin :: married :: high point wedding photographer

You may recognize Betsy and Justin from their engagement session earlier this year, and hopefully, you had the chance to check out Betsy's bridal portraits on the blog earlier this week. I had the pleasure of meeting Betsy and Justin about a year ago, when they contacted us about photographing their wedding, and we were honored to be a part of that big day this past weekend.

These two are filled with life, love, and lots of Southern charm, and their much anticipated event was a true reflection of those things. Surrounded by friends and family from near and far, they vowed to be by each other's side forever in a beautiful ceremony at High Point's First United Methodist Church, followed by a great party at High Point Country Club that had folks of all ages on the dance floor throughout the evening.

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I am officially convinced that golf courses make for some of the most beautiful photos... but a dashing groom and GORGEOUS bride don't hurt either ;)

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Betsy+Justin :: Thank you for allowing us to be part of your special day! We wish you all the best for your future together, and hope y'all are having a wonderful time soaking up the sun in St. Lucia!!

Ceremony Venue :: First United Methodist Church of High Point

Reception Venue :: High Point Country Club

Florist :: Herron House

Cake Artist :: Doris Tilley

Caterer :: High Point Country Club

Disc Jockey :: Triad DJ

Makeup Artist :: Emily Matrakas

Hair Stylist :: Kim Nichols

Wedding Dress :: Dawn's Bridal by designer Casablanca

Bridesmaids' Dresses :: Dawn's Bridal by designer Watters Too

Men's Attire :: Black Tie Formals

Stationer :: Sir Speedy