Jay and Carissa’s Wedding at Bentleys on 27th

Tara Mauldin and I shot this wedding on a super hot August day. (I was Tara’s second shooter and assistant)  As it normally goes I start with shooting the groom and his guys at their hotel getting ready.

The service was held at a beautiful Catholic church with a bagpipe player who ended the ceremony.

We had quite a bit of time between the ceremony and the reception where Tara and I were able to get some lovely shots of the bride and groom at Freedom Park and uptown Charlotte. We then headed over to Bentley’s restaurant (I think its on the 27th floor) overlooking all of Charlotte. Its a gorgeous venue. The room has windows all the way around it, where the sun casts its golden light into the reception hall. I love the photos it creates.

Tara and I had such a fantastic time during this reception. One thing I can truly say is, I love photographing people when they don’t know I’m photographing them. I love that style and I love the expression and beauty I find in each person. Photo journalistic style is an absolute for me.

The grooms Aunt and Uncle pulled a slight prank in the middle of the reception and started handing out the craziest glasses that everyone was putting on! It was really great!

groomsmen socks

b&w groomsmen

Jay details


putting flower on

dad and daughter

dad and daughter2

down the isle



bag pipe

car window

bride and groom1

city bride and groom

reception details

playing accordian

The picture below may be one of my favorites.

bow tie 2

b&w people2

Both Dads…


reflection art

reception details 2

bride and groom dance

piano man

bride and groom dance2

b&w prayers

hand glass

eating details



cake and i

candle light details


Jay's family

Yep, that’s Tara and I in the middle photo.

crazy glasses

grandma laughing


crazy bride

crazy parents

singing to the bride

bride and groom kisses

the end

Congrats Jay and Carissa! Thanks for letting me a part of your day!