Month: October, 2012

Renaissance Hotel Wedding {Monica + John} | Charlotte, NC


Images from Monica & John’s wedding at Renaissance Hotel in Charlotte, NC earlier this month


  • Ushona Jenkins · Posted 10-31-12 at 12:54 am · Link · Reply

    Gorgeous pics. Love it. Congratulations.

  • cuz donna · Posted 10-31-12 at 3:10 am · Link · Reply

    youv’e grown into a beautiful young woman. that’s what happens when you don’t keep in touch, sorry I missed it . but looks like ya’ll had a great time! your daddy and brother looked HAPPY too! tell your husband welcome to the family.

  • Barbara Reid-Mills · Posted 10-31-12 at 8:01 am · Link · Reply

    John, I wish you and your beautiful bride the best. I can’t wait to meet her. Good things come to good people and you have truly been Blessed. A beautiful wedding; congratulations and many, many, Blessings.

  • Teresa Brown · Posted 11-01-12 at 4:56 pm · Link · Reply

    Monica and John, My Cuz and new husband – Girl you made me cry at your announcement, wedding and beyond. You are truly blessed and did it right – now with your husband, even more so. May you and John’s light continue to shine. I love you guys so much. Hugs and kisses forever.

  • Bert & Wesley Scott · Posted 11-19-12 at 9:58 pm · Link · Reply

    Monica & John, Sorry that I wasn’t there in person but talk of the town…said everything was simply beautiful! …enjoy your new beginning…love you both

  • Kuterah Donald · Posted 11-20-12 at 8:26 pm · Link · Reply

    I am so happy for you. How beautiful! Enjoy your shiny new husband but always keep God in the middle! Love ya!

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Alissa's Birthday Cupcake Smash !!


What you see above is the aftermath…

Last week, I posted some photos documenting the progression of our daughter’s first year. Last weekend we celebrated her 1st birthday party with a few of her buddies, and then brought the festivities to a close with the obligatory 1yr old cupcake smash. We’ve painfully learned that kids love to make a mess when they eat despite everything we do to try and keep them relatively clean (their clothes, their eating area, etc). When she get’s a free pass to be as messy as she wants with a cupcake just for her, I think it’s worth capturing 🙂

First, you start with a clean baby totally oblivious to the fun she’s about have…

Then, the first touch & taste…

Two-fisting it !

Then it hits her…Wait, this is kinda fun

Then the revelation…”OMG, I am having the freakin’ time of my life !!!”

And the hand clap…where I actually caught the bits and pieces of cupcake flying from her hands

And finally…the hair rub.

And there you have it. Year 1 is complete with a memorable finale. I can honestly say, I had just as much fun shooting this as Alissa did smashing! I can only imagine what we have to look forward to in Year 2.


  • Rose S. Clay (MeMe) · Posted 10-03-12 at 10:10 am · Link · Reply

    What can I say? She must have had the time of her life without knowing it. So-o-o-o adorable!

  • Lakeisha Rice · Posted 10-03-12 at 10:35 am · Link · Reply

    I loved this. I especially loved the photo with the cake pieces flying in the air. Great Shot Daddy! LOL!

  • Shirley S (NaNa) · Posted 10-04-12 at 7:54 am · Link · Reply

    NaNa’s “Pudding” had a high ole time. I’m loving it! “Sugar and Spice and everything Sweet!”

  • Shirley S (NaNa) · Posted 09-22-13 at 12:39 pm · Link · Reply

    Moving my comment from wrong place! NaNa’s “pudding” had a high ole time. I’m loving it! “Sugar and spice and everyting Sweet!”

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