Micaela + Piper by Bobby Whitmire

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If you’ve never been to West Jefferson, NC, we highly recommend you change that ASAP. This hidden gem of a town has mountains, rivers, sunflower fields, corn fields, and a downtown area overflowing with beautiful lighting and artwork. If that isn’t enough to bring you in, there’s a cheese factory that you can tour!

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We would have never known any of this existed if it weren’t for our new client, Micaela.

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We met Micaela at her salon Saturday afternoon and followed her and her daughter, Piper, to a sunflower field. After getting some beautiful shots of them in the fields, we headed back to town to wrap up.

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Some of our favorite photos from this session are shots of Micaela and Piper from outside of her salon. Being a small business owner with kids ourselves, we know how much of her heart and soul she has poured into her salon and we were so excited to capture her with two of her favorite things.

ASHLEY + PATTY by Bobby Whitmire


Beach weddings are hands down, one of our favorite types of wedding to shoot. The background is so open and natural- you’ve got the dunes, the beach wood, and the ocean to work with.


Patty and Ashley said their vows with their children by their side. Their friends and family witnessed their union along the shores of Folly Beach, SC. After their short and sweet ceremony, everyone made their way up the beach to the Pelican Watch Pavilion to get the party started.

The Abbey Elmore Band sang and played great music for everyone while they ate and made their way upstairs for dancing. We wrapped the night up with beautiful sunset shots and a sparkler exit for the bride and groom.


P.S. Patty is part of Legion Brewing Company here in Charlotte, NC. Be sure to check them out!

HADLEY by Bobby Whitmire

Something I’ve been really interested in lately is making senior portraits and headshots fun. We live in an area that’s BOOMING so I’m constantly seeing ads for realtors and their head shots dated and look exactly the same. Senior portraits are always taken at the lake. Sure, the lake is beautiful but we would be doing this town a major disservice by not taking advantage of the beautiful, rustic downtown area.


Main street is lined with old houses, renovated buildings, and quaint restaurants. Plus, there’s awesome artwork on just about every corner you look.


Hadley & I met up at Urban Grind and spent a few hours exploring different areas of downtown. She helped me prove my theory that the possibilities are truly endless for unique and eye catching shoots.


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JEN + WILL by Bobby Whitmire


Rachel and I were SO pumped to shoot Jen and Will’s wedding back in May. The couple said their “I do’s” at the Mosteller Mansion in Hickory, NC.


The yard served as the ceremony spot, and y’all, it made for SUCH a gorgeous backdrop. After dinner, their family and friends joined them in the cozy reception area for drinks, speeches, cake, and some incredible dancing.


BRIANA + TYLER by Bobby Whitmire


Wedding season is upon us! Rachel and I shot our first wedding of the year in early April. We arrived at Twin Mills Club in Denver, North Carolina mid afternoon to start scoping the venue for potential posed photo locations. Once settled, we were greeted by Alex, the venue manager who introduced us to Tia, the venues Wedding Coordinator. Alex gave us a brief tour and then led us to the bridal suite where Briana and her three bridesmaids were in hair and make up. After confirming a game plan with Briana, Rachel stayed for shots of the bridesmaids and Briana’s mother getting ready.


I made my way to the opposite end of the venue to start getting photos of Tyler, the groom, and and his groomsmen. The Twin Mills Club is an incredibly spacious venue with modern farmhouse decor, and plenty of natural light. I used their entertainment room to capture shots of Tyler, his friends, and soon-to-be family members shooting pool and hanging around the poker table. With the ceremony starting soon, Rachel and I took photos of Briana’s dress and wrapped up a few detail shots. The ceremony was gorgeous and went off without a hitch. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house! Afterwards, the newlyweds were greeted and congratulated by their guests. We spent a few minutes getting photos of the full bridal party inside the venue and out on the patio.

Once Briana and her friends posed for a few shots in the “Scuppernong Suite,” everyone was ready to enjoy the reception. We spent the rest of the night getting candids of their friends and family letting loose on the dance floor and competing for the bouquet and garter. After sunset, we finished up with some breathtaking photos of Briana and Tyler by the glass fire pit on the patio. This was such a fun experience and we hope Tyler and Briana enjoy looking back on their photos for years to come! Congratulations to the happy couple!


For more information about Twin Mills Club and their event , please visit their website or fill out an event request here.


JESSE + JULIA by Bobby Whitmire

One of my favorite things to do before a wedding is to tour the venue with the bride and groom. This gives me the ability to plan some posed photos ahead of time, meet the day-of coordinator, and, most importantly, I get to know the bride and groom a little better.


Julia and Jesse are having a mid-September ceremony at Carolina Country Weddings in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina. We have mutual friends and had consulted prior to the tour, so I had a good idea of what they were looking for. The venue is gorgeous. There are 5 locations within in the venue to say your “I-Do’s” and Julia and Jesse have chosen to say theirs at the Meadow Views. This location fits their style to a T.


To mark the occasion, I snapped a few photos of the couple. I am counting down the days on my calendar for this wedding! It’s going to be breathtaking!


PORTIA + ELLIOT by Bobby Whitmire


Recently, a long time friend announced her pregnancy. I was already excited that she was pregnant, but I was doubly excited and honored when she scheduled her maternity shoot with me! Portia is living on the West Coast in Portland, so we decided that last weekend would be the perfect time for her session since she would be visiting family in the area for Easter. She was envisioning a strong, feminine and floral shoot. I met Portia and her mother at the Glencairn Garden in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The garden, coupled with the incredible weather, provided the perfect backdrop for capturing Portia’s glow. It was such a blast catching up with her and a pleasure meeting her mother. I am looking forward to seeing photos of Baby Elliot in the coming months!


STEFANIE + MICHAEL by Bobby Whitmire

Saturday was such an exciting day. Rachel and I joined forces and shot a wedding together! Shooting a wedding is exhilarating but getting to do it with your best friend just makes it even more fun! We can’t wait to shoot more weddings together in the future!

Stefanie & Michael’s family and friends joined them for their union at a church in Mooresville, NC. During their ceremony, they took a moment to celebrate their blended families with a unique keepsake. Together, they braided their families together to create one. It was truly a special and beautiful moment.


Their reception was decorated beautifully, the bride even made the centerpieces herself! After sharing their first dance, first meal and slicing into their delicious cake, their bridal party was invited to deliver their speeches. They wrapped up the party by dancing the night away. Congratulations to Stefanie & Michael!!!