Samantha & Thomas were the most gracious couple to work with throughout this COVID-plans-changing chaos. They were just happy to be getting married! Here are a few of my favorite shots from their wedding day!
Venue: Crystal Coast Country Club
Coordinator: Barb Costanza
DJ: Four Star Entertainment
Florist: @Something Borrowed Blooms
Hair & Makeup: Brooke Matson
Kirsten & Ciaran's March 2020 Wedding plans changed drastically when COVID hit. Their big day morphed into a beautiful family ceremony in July on the docks of the North Carolina History Center in New Bern, North Carolina -- and it couldn't have been more perfect. Family was present, the rain held off, the bride wore white, there were flowers and tears, hilarious vows and laughter, love, and an unforgettable event to mark the start of their journey together.
Anyone who has been to New Bern has at least walked by the Outdoor Chapel at Christ Episcopal Church in Downtown New Bern. It's known for it's dancing Spanish Moss and frequent church-bell singing. Katherine & Jason's wedding plans were altered due to the pandemic, but they were thrilled to be able to get married in this beautiful space in Downtown New Bern! The Bride arrived in an antique car, and walked between benches sprinkled with her closest friends and family toward her future . It was a beautiful ceremony, and I was honored to be a part of it!
Inspired by the elegant ballroom in the heart of Downtown New Bern, I am excited to share images from our Cinderella-esque Styled Shoot in The Stanly Hall Ballroom! Occasions to Celebrate provided the perfect blush & sage bridal bouquet to complement Blush Boutique's stunning ballgown by Wtoo by Watters & veil by Dareth Colburn. Flawless Hair & Makeup by Denell with OncueBeauty in SATZ Hair. Ring by Tiffany & Co & Modeling by Brieana Taylor. Many thanks to all for making this styled shoot a success!
Emily Saunders Photography is officially One Year Old!
Reflecting on this first year in business, the only thing I can say is Thank You.
In 2019, we captured 17 weddings, 14 events, and 40 family sessions, and none of it would have happened were it not for the support from others!
THANK YOU to all my families who stood in front of my camera and allowed me to use their pictures to bring in new families, and THANK YOU for tagging my business page so others could find me!
THANK YOU to those who told their friends, family, coworkers, and strangers about me!
THANK YOU Small Business Center of Craven Community College for the Seminars and Resources you provide to aspiring business owners like myself, and the community of people who encourage each other there!
THANK YOU to Keller Williams of New Bern for partnering with me to take head shots of new agents each month.
THANK YOU to Susan of Olivia's Catering in Kinston, NC for your support and referrals!
THANK YOU to those individuals who tag my page when those "ISO Photographer" Facebook posts appear, and continue to do so, even when someone has already tagged me! Seriously, these threads are sweet nuggets of encouragement!
THANK YOU to David Hooker & Stanly Hall Ballroom for their partnership!
THANK YOU to my husband, for his ever-present support, love, and sacrifices he makes for me to be able to pursue this dream.
I honestly didn't know what to expect January of 2019 when this whole thing started. I would never have guessed that I would have been able to capture so many beautiful moments this year.
I am grateful.
If you've made it this far, THANK YOU!
It's people like you who are making Emily Saunders Photography a reality! :)