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MARRIED // AMBER & BLAINE // DENNIS VINEYARD WINERY

I had the priviledge of being a part of the team to document Amber and Blaine's beautiful, cozy day. They're a gorgeous couple, inside and out and it was truly a celebration of two souls uniting, not just a beautiful wedding. My sweet friend Diane of Spanglish Studios was the primary shooter! You can find her shots here, part one // part two - make sure to check them out!

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And while you're at it, here's the video from the awesome team of brothers, Revival House!

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SOUTHERN WEDDINGS, BLUE RIBBON VENDOR!

Hi guys! I can't believe I haven't shared this on my website yet! Recently, I've become a Southern Weddings Blue Ribbon Vendor! It's a huge honor to be a part of such a selective (and I mean SELECTIVE!) group of talented vendors, all south of the Mason-Dixon line!

"The Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory is an edited, comprehensive listing of talented wedding professionals across the South. It’s made up of individuals and companies who have the same heart for marriage we do, and whose work we believe in.  We’re excited for you to find an amazing group of creative partners for your wedding in these pages!"

Anyway, go check it out! You'll learn a little bit about me and see my favorite images: http://southernweddings.com/vendor/emily-chidester/

 

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IN LOVE // JORDAN & NICK // CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA

Ohhhh, Jordan and Nick. There's so much to say.

I met Jordan through INSTAGRAM! We randomly found each other (I think because I loved her glasses) and then facebooked eachother and then realized that she knew the one person I know in Florida.. and all three of us happen to be photographers - how insane is that?!

She's my sister from another mister.. my glasses twin.. my instaBFF - I mean, I love this girl. She's hilarious and kind-hearted, and she loves Nick SO MUCH. We can text each other stupid things and know there's no judgement involved.

And Nick? He's the real deal. He's a genuine, knows good food and has a great sense of humor.  He's just a sweet soul who loves Jordan with just as much passion that she pours into him.

They weren't actually engaged in this session - but when she told me that they were making a trip up to NC to hang w/ Nick's family, we all knew we'd want to do a shoot together.. unbeknownst to Jordan, Nick was planning on proposing about 2 weeks after this! He has since proposed with a gorgeous ring (you can see that proposal here - shot by our now mutual friends, Black and Hue Project / Kelly & Bryan Honhart!)

We're planning on doing another round of actual engagements before their wedding day in FL this coming May. So excited to see them again and capture the way they love eachother.

LOVEYOUGUYS!

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"He learned to love her before he thought it was even possible, so she didn't have a chance to hide & mess it up & while it was a little scary at times, mainly he could not even imagine the world without her there." - Storypeople.

I'll wait to share their story until their engagement session, but it's a doozy. Let's just say he moved from Ohio to Florida for her. (WHAT!?)

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MARRIED // JESS & JUSTIN // MORNING GLORY FARM, MONROE, NORTH CAROLINA

Morning Glory Farms is one of the most gorgeous, peaceful venues that we are home to in Charlotte (technically Monroe) - I love it so much and I was so excited when I found out that Jessica and Justin (who you might remember from here)! It was a gorgeous day, full of quality family time and complete calm.

“You don’t love somebody because of their looks or their clothes or their car. You love them because they sing a song nobody but you can understand.”

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