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Engagement Session// Karla + Danny // Huntersville, NC

I’ve known Karla for quite some time. We were in the same graduating class together and I can remember the very first time I ever saw her… mostly because I remember all the boys’ reactions to what they were seeing too. She was tall, built like a brick house, and wore the biggest and brightest smile in the crowd. That day, 15 years ago, she was wearing a halter-neck summer dress complete with the oh-so-popular hibisucus flower pattern of the time and I remember immediately thinking, “Whoa. She looks so cool. I wish I could be her friend.” And somehow, fate brought our friendship together and I became friends with one of the “coolest” sweetest and prettiest girls in school. Somewhere along the way, Karla and Danny met in school as well. Although their stories are different of the FIRST time THEY met, it became clear many years later that they’re story would be full of “first” moments together. These two love birds started dating while Karla was attending college in SC and Danny was studying at APP State. After graduating, Danny and Karla took a trip to NYC where Danny proposed to Karla by giving her the photo shown below. (I wish I could take photo credit for that one, but alas I cannot 😛 )

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Karla and Danny are to be wed in late September at Brakefield at Riverwalk. It’s going to be a gorgeous day and I’m already stocking up on tissues!

I was a bit sneaky with this session… but because I love Karla and Danny so much, and because I’m trying something a little new with Brook Rudolph Photography. I put together this little save the date video below! If you have the time, I encourage you to watch it:)

Danny + Karla: Future Mr. & Mrs. from Brook Rudolph on Vimeo.

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While shooting Karla and Danny’s engagement session, I also added a few more bursts of images to create a stop-motion video clip for them. Check out the video here—> http://vimeo.com/90905177

 

Wedding Day // Karla & Danny // Brakefield at Riverwalk // Rock Hill, SC » Brook Rudolph Photography - […] I mentioned in Karla & Danny’s engagement and bridal session blog posts, I’ve known Karla for over a decade. When Karla, Danny, and I […]

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Wedding// Sara + Ian // Charlotte, NC

These two sweet & kind souls were wed April 5, 2014. It was an absolute pleasure to witness and capture this beautiful day with such an amazing couple. Every minute of this day, every decoration detail, every song that was played, every burst of laughter, and every sweet smile that was shared made this day absolutely perfect.

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CONGRATS GUYS!!! XOXO- Brook, Meryl, & Eva <3 <3 <3

 

For Family & Friends who wish to view all of the wedding photos and purchase prints for yourself, Sara + Ian invite you to visit their personal wedding photo gallery… CLICK HERE!

 

VENDOR LOVE

CEREMONY: St. Gabriel Cathedral

RECEPTION: Roof with a View

BRIDAL GOWN: Justin Alexander

FLORIST: Spring Vine Design

CAKE: Wow Factor Cakes

 

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Senior // Morgan // The Tiny Dancer

You know that feeling you get when you know you have a star standing right in front of you? Well, that’s the feeling I felt the first time I saw a video clip of Morgan dancing. Holy moly, this girl’s got skillz (with a “Z”). Needless to say, coming from a dance background myself, I was thrilled to hear that Morgan wanted me to take her Senior photos. I think they turned out pretty amazing… mostly because SHE is ah-mazing!m4Diptych 1m5Diptych 1m2PTM Storyboard 2 Up Verticalm6Diptych 1mDiptych 4mPTM Storyboard 2 Up Verticalm1Triptychm3Diptych 1m1PTM Storyboard 2 Up Verticalm7Diptych 1m3PTM Storyboard 2 Up Verticalm1Diptych 1m2Diptych 1mTriptychmDiptych 1Morgan- I wish you all the best at UNCG and in LA! Werk it girl!!! XOXO- Brook

OUTDOOR LOCATION: NoDa Charlotte

INDOOR LOCATION: Brook Rudolph Photography Studio

 

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Babies & Bellies// Aubrey’s Winter ONEderland Birthday Party// Maiden, NC

Little Aubrey is destined to forever have the most fabulous of the fabulous. It’s true. Aubrey’s gorgeous mother, Allison, said she’d been planning Aubrey’s first birthday party since the moment that she found out she was having a baby girl. In true Allison fashion, she came up with a theme that included splashes of pink, dashes of sparkle, fun activities for the kids, male-approved munchies, and wine spritzers for Aubrey’s generous adult party guests. Allison even opted to have Aubrey’s party dress custom made by my/our favorite local designer, Kim Glass, who also designs wedding dresses such as this one. With Kim’s background in mind, Allison wanted Aubrey’s birthday party dress to resemble a wedding gown so that Aubrey could have a comparative photo taken of herself the day of Aubrey’s future wedding. We’re only two months in to 2014 and I’m already handing over the trophy of “Best Mom of the Year Award” to Allison. Everything this woman does turns to gold (or should I say “glitter”). And Aubrey Harper…. YOU are the sparkle child of the year, pretty baby!! Happy first birthday, angel!!!

AUBREY’S WARDROBE:

Dress… Kim Glass

Headband… Nordstrom

Cake Smash Party Hat… Gemini Celebrations

Cake Smash Diaper Cover… The Royal Princess

Allison’s Attire… KK Bloom Boutique

DECORATIONS:

Cake… The Icing & The Cake

Happy Birthday Sign, Food labels, Front Door Welcome Sign… Gemini Celebrations

Invitations… Son Rea Designs

Glitter Cupcake Holders… Invites and More

Cupcake Toppers… The Pretty Paper Shop

Photography… ME!  Brook Rudolph Photography

Event Planning, Coordinating, and Set Up… Allison Bridges***, Haley Glass**, & Brook Rudolph*

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Engagement session// Brittany and Adam // Iron Station, NC

Word on the street is that while Brittany was on a school field trip back in elementary school, she ran up to Adam’s mom and said “I’m gonna marry your son one day.” Many many years later Adam asked Brittany to do just that. (insert teary eyes)

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LOCATION- Iron Station, NC

HER NECKLACE- The Cheeky Bean Boutique

THEIR WEDDING DATE- August 30, 2014

 

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