BRIANA + TYLER by Bobby Whitmire

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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.

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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!

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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PORTIA + ELLIOT by Bobby Whitmire

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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!

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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.

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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!!!

SHANE + SABRINA by Bobby Whitmire

There’s always a first for everything. A few months ago I was approached by Shane who wanted to ask for Sabrina’s hand in marriage. Shane had devised a plan to catch Sabrina off guard and surprise her but it would require some acting on my part. She was absolutely surprised and of course, she said yes! Congratulations to Shane and Sabrina!

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NEAL MEGAN + MILO by Bobby Whitmire

Fall is finally here! It was a gorgeous weekend and we stayed busy! We shot a wedding & we spent Sunday at Freedom Park with some old friends. Last year, we got some holiday shots of Neal, Megan & Milo at Jetton Park.

2017 Holiday Photos with Neal, Megan & Milo

2017 Holiday Photos with Neal, Megan & Milo

2018 Holiday Photos with Neal, Megan & Milo

2018 Holiday Photos with Neal, Megan & Milo

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This year, we changed it up and met with the family of 3 at Freedom Park. The park made a beautiful backdrop for their holiday photos.

 

BRIANNA + JASON by Bobby Whitmire

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We wrapped up September in a big way by celebrating Brianna & Jason’s wedding. Back in April of this year I got some great engagement photos of the two. We took Brianna’s bridal portraits at Vesuvius Vineyards so I already knew that 1. the venue was awesome and 2. they photograph beautifully so shooting their wedding was going to be a blast.

The pair started their days separately. Both Jason & Brianna spent some time preparing for the day with their respective bridal parties. After a few photos were taken of them getting ready, they did their first look. From there, they enjoyed their final moments as an “engaged” couple before they took to the ceremony. The ceremony was beautiful. Brianna and Jason were surrounded by family and friends who were all elated to be a part of their union.

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Their journey as husband and wife was off to a bright start as guests sent the married couple off with sparklers. I can truly say this has been one of the most enjoyable experiences that I’ve had in my career as a photographer. A big thank you to Jason & Brianna for being so wonderful! We wish them the very best!

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WE HAVE A NEW TEAM MEMBER! by Bobby Whitmire

We’ve been quite busy here at Whitmire Photography, LLC. First and foremost, please take note of the LLC! We are officially official! Another big addition is the highly anticipated birth of my son! Last year, Rachel and I announced to our family and closest friends that we were expecting. Of course, we were beyond excited when we found out it was a boy.. now we have one of each! Owen made his grand entrance two weeks early. Rachel & Owen were both happy and healthy. We could not have asked for an easier or better experience!

Welcome to the world, little guy!

Welcome to the world, little guy!

7 pounds and 14.5 ounces, 20 inches and one giant dimple of healthy baby!

7 pounds and 14.5 ounces, 20 inches and one giant dimple of healthy baby!

Georgia is so excited to be a big sister!

Georgia is so excited to be a big sister!