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David & Margaret were married at First Baptist Church (right beside the Capitol) in Raleigh, NC and had their reception at North Hills Club.

Isn’t the cake beautiful? Margaret’s dad made it!!!

The parents were full of talent… that’s David’s mom singing and dad on the saxophone in the background.

You know you have the most awesome clients when the bride and her sister break out the Worm!

Hope you’re having a fabulous time in the Dominican Republic!

To see more images from this wedding, click the picture below to view the slideshow!
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Carlton & Denise were married at the beautiful Graylyn Internation Conference Center in Winston Salem. It was such a gorgeous day, to go along with such a gorgeous couple! I’m so happy that I was able to get to know these two over the past year and really enjoyed capturing their wedding day.

Meet Alan, the super-talented, Irish speaking, charismatic owner of Crown Alley Films… he was so much fun to work with and I can’t wait to see what he captured for Carlton & Denise!

And now meet Paula Latham, the amazing coordinator for the entire day’s production. She made sure every detail was in place and ensured that the day ran smoothly. All while being nice as pie!



Per Carlton’s request… he had seen something similar and loved it… I do too!

Let the dancing begin!



Carlton’s groomsmen surprised him with an Omega watch. He LOVED it!

After the celebration, Carlton & Denise let us have as much time as we wanted for some creative portraits of just the two of them!

*Couples, if you want these style of portraits be sure to block off as much time as you possibly can during your day*

Thanks so much Carlton & Denise! Hope you’re having a great time in the Dominican Republic!


To see more images from this wonderful wedding, click below to view their slideshow!

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copyright 2009 – Crystal Genes, Charlotte NC Wedding Photographer, Winston Salem NC Wedding Photographer

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  • Heather - Oh wow I look rough & swollen in the last picture, but at least I am not swollen anymore! I love the pictures 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Brandi - You can see how much fun this wedding was. What a gorgeous couple. Poor Heather, sorry about your bee sting!ReplyCancel

  • Carlton, The Groom, Now a Husband - Crystal and Heather…

    We just got settled back at home from the honeymoon in Punta Cana, DR. We couldn’t WAIT to get back to see your work (we knew you’d have something up upon our return.) and all I can say, being that I’m speechless is THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

    You are the best!!!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn Roof - Wow Crystal! These are so great! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the dress shot!!! Just great! Nice job all around! 🙂 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Derrick - Speechless at the way you immortalized the day…ReplyCancel

  • Dane - Incredible pictures. You have amazing talent.ReplyCancel

  • Shalonda - Ditto on what Derrick said!ReplyCancel

  • Rolf Loken - Beautiful couple, Beatiful venue, Beautiful photos! Awesome dress shot with the flare throught the window. And love the one of Denise and father walking down the staircase on way in. Very nice!ReplyCancel

  • Becka @Studio222 Photography - WOW WOW WOW. Those portraits are insanely amazing!ReplyCancel

TC & Elaine were married at St. Therese Catholic Church in Mooresville, NC and celebrated afterward at the fabulous Hampton Inn & Suites, also in Mooresville which has been named the #1 Hampton Inn in the nation.  I had so much fun photographing their special day and had a really difficult time narrowing down the images to showcase.  To see all of them, head over to my facebook business page:) Enjoy!

who can name what’s on the tv in the pic above;)

Elaine’s bathroom was perfect for getting ready… huge windows and bright blue walls:)

TC & Elaine have 2 adorable daughters. Kayli was the flower girl and grandma made her dress!

I’m so excited, I finally picked up a macro lens… now I can start getting some awesome ring shots!

Aren’t these shoes great?! Since I liked them so much, I’m going to share with you all 4 of my newest favorite shoe images:)

Mom & baby Liliana’s shoes:)

I guess this technically makes 5;)

Elaine’s Grandmother read a sweet poem that she wrote and no one could keep back those tears!

Meet Heather Boswell, the brains behind not only the wedding decor and planning, but also one of the best cake designers around… not to mention best tasting! The cake she made for TC & Elaine had a cannoli filling… yum! Check out her facebook business page to see more of her lovely cakes.

The most violent cake smashing I’ve ever seen!

Love this one of Elaine dancing with her brother…

Thanks you two for having me there on your big day! Also, a big thank you to my friend Laura Manzare for assisting me!

copyright 09 – Crystal Genes, Charlotte NC Wedding Photographer, Mooresville NC Wedding Photographer

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This past weekend, I had the opportunity to assist my lovely and very talented friend, Dawn Roof of Rooftop Studios, by 2nd shooting with her during Krystal & Blake’s wedding.  To start things off, I headed to the Hyatt Place hotel to hang out with the guys while they got ready for the day.

Blake was super nice and very easy to work with. He was all about making sure I was getting all the best shots of him and his groomsmen getting prepped. So fun!

I love this shot in the elevator on the way to the bar at Salsa‘s at Ayrsley Town Center!

Then we met with Krystal for a FIRST LOOK (this is when the bride and groom see each other for the first time before the ceremony)

… here Blake is admiring Krystal’s dress for the first time:)

Gorgeous! And I LOVE her veil!

There was a lot of dancing at the reception at Raintree Country Club… including breakdancing:)

This guy was having FUN!!!

Some danced, others enjoyed the sunset over the golf course…

This little guy danced his heart out too!

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