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Hi! I'm Hope Ann! I'm wedding photographer based in North Carolina & I love long romantic walks to the taco truck, & ohhh yeaaahhh...I'm obsessed with sweet tea. 


Sunflower Inspired Wedding in Hurricane Florence

Katilyn had planned out this beautiful sunflower themed, intimate wedding. Her & her fiance, Travis, wanted to say their vows outside in beautiful, golden light, and to be surrounded by close family, and friends.

And just like that,  Hurricane Florence was getting ready to wreck everything!

I had been tracking which way  Florence would go. I kept hearing conversations of how massive it was going to be, and it could possibly be bigger than Hurricane Hugo. (I was only a few months old at the time Hugo hit. But my family recalls how bad it was.)  We were all praying this storm would tone down. Thankfully, by the end of the week, this system seemed to go all the way around us. Sparing us from the worst conditions. We had rain, and some nice, breezy weather.  We were so fortunate, and thankful for that.

On the morning of their wedding I arrived at their venue, Oak Crest, and I noticed sunflowers were everywhere! Katilyn & her team were putting the finishing touches on decorating in between sudden downpours & wind. As soon as they finished,  she and her girls ran upstairs to start getting ready before her soon to be husband, and soon to be son (Brody) came over. Watching her interact with Brody was the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen. He calls her mom, and the way he looks at her is just precious! You can tell he really does admire her.

Before she walked down the aisle she was all jitters, and nerves until she saw him standing there. Just waiting for her. And Brody too.

After the ceremony, it became a party! There was good food, sweet tea(YES!! She knows the way to my heart), and music. Everyone just let their hair down, and danced the evening away.

To Katilyn, Travis, and Brody I pray for nothing, but happiness for all of you. I’m excited to watch you and your little family grow. 🙂 Enjoy looking on these fond memories of your wedding day!




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