I’m so excited for today’s pictures! Hilary is one of my closest friends from college. We’ve traveled Europe together, eaten our body weights in brownie batter together, co-led a Bible study, lived together, run a marathon together and survived a moderate addiction to the Bachelor together. She’s seen me at my best and my worst, and I love this girl like a sister. She’s one of the weirdest people I know, but simultaneously one of the most beautiful. I was so sad when I couldn’t make it to Hilary’s wedding last September, so I decided to give her bridal portraits as a wedding gift – really I just wanted to see her dress. :) You do what you gotta do, ya know? Golden doodles are apparently a theme on the blog this week because Hil brought her adorable golden doodle, Lucy to her shoot! I’m telling you people – dogs in pictures are such winners. Also, I don’t own a dog, so it helps relieve some of my puppy fever when I get to play with them for an hour. Anywho! I shot of roll of film at Hilary’s session, but I’ll be sharing that a little later on :) Hil, you’re a babe and Gordon is lucky you’re off the market now. Love you!
Hello friends! Today, I’m sharing a little project I’ve been working on for a while now :) One night last fall, I hit a really random creative streak and drafted a bunch of prints. I’m by no means a designer (creating this website was a strugglefest), so the idea of designing something and sharing it with the public terrifies me and is way out of my comfort zone. I tucked away my prettily designed quotes and verses into a little folder and buried them somewhere on my computer. A few months later, I thought “Hey, I wonder what would happen if I shared one of these little prints?” So I posted one on Instagram and got a lot of unexpected support! From a few comments to a bunch of texts to a specially requested quote by my mother-in-law, people told me I should pursue this crazy little idea of opening a shop.
So I did.
I’m happy to finally share with y’all my little shop today! It’s been sitting in the interwebs for several weeks now because I wasn’t sure what to do with it! I’m a photographer, so opening an online shop is an unexpected path for me. I mixed a little of the familiar (fine art photographs from my travels) and the new (map prints). Eventually I hope to expand it and release gold foil prints and more, but I’m going to take baby steps with this and start small. My mission behind this shop is rather simple. I just want to create and share images and words to help people cultivate inspiring spaces. For a peek at all my designs and potential future shop products, hop on over to my Words page. I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas, so feel free to comment below with any prints you’d like to see come to the shop!
I’m also giving away a print to one lucky winner! Simply share this post on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, tag me and use the hashtag #emilymarchshop. Then, comment back here with how you shared and which print or photograph you’d like to hang on your wall! Contest ends this Friday at 11:59PM – good luck!
And since I’ve had such amazing support already, I’m including a free print in one random customer’s order between now and Saturday to say thank you! :)
I have the happiest engagement session for y’all today! I know I’m not supposed to play favorites, but you guys. If you bring a giant puppy to your session, I will fall in love with you/your dog. That’s about how Evan and Shaun’s Chapel Hill engagement session went last weekend! These two are the sweetest, and their goldendoodle, Bernie, is such a show stealer. Literally, a dog has never photobombed more pictures or been more adorable about it. How can you not love that face?? After letting Bernie run free for a while, we headed up to Merritt’s Store and Grill, the home of the most amazing BLTs, where we sipped on glass bottle Diet Coke and got to meet the owners of one of my favorite Chapel Hill landmarks. Evan and Shaun, y’all are the absolute best! I’m so excited to celebrate with you both in Charleston next month!
Hooray! Today I’m sharing one of my first 2014 weddings. Melissa and Vance are honestly two of the kindest and warmest people I’ve ever met. When Melissa and I grabbed coffee to chat about her big day, we spent more time talking about marriage than the actual wedding. Melissa is incredibly laid back and throughout our conversation, it was clear that she just really wanted to be married to Vance. They love simplicity, tradition, their families and the Lord, and every part of their High Point wedding reflected that. Melissa wore her mom’s wedding dress – completely unaltered, which still amazes me, and the guys wore full tuxedos. They exchanged vows in an old Presbyterian church with their closest friends and family nearby. And they had a classic and elegant ballroom reception with old family wedding pictures displayed and an awesome live band. I can’t deny that Morgan and I had some fun on the dance floor with the wedding party :) Melissa and Vance, I’m so excited for you two and know that your marriage will be something beautiful! Thank you so much for having me!
I loved working with Inkspot Crow at this wedding, so be sure to keep up with them to see when Melissa and Vance’s wedding video comes out!
Meet Brittney! She’s a senior in high school and is way more fashionable than I was at her age that’s for sure. Brittney is heading off to Campbell in the fall for college, and I’m so excited for her! We had so much fun soaking in one of the first days of spring at Duke Gardens, and I loved hearing about her excitement for college and the fun things that she has to look forward to. I have to admit that, despite being enemy territory, Duke Gardens sure is pretty when the flowers start blooming and there’s golden light everywhere you look. I cannot tell you how happy I am that winter’s reign is over and that the beauty and warmth of spring has finally arrived! Brittney, you’re an amazing girl, and I’m so glad I got to celebrate graduation with you a bit! You’re going to rock Campbell :)
For UNC seniors, I still have a few spots left for my mini sessions later this month! I’d love to meet ya and take your pictures on the world’s prettiest campus!