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Hi! I'm Hope Ann! I'm wedding & portrait photographer based in North Carolina. 

I am a bookworm, tea lover, fluent in Gilmore Girls, and hopeful romantic. 


WillStella Farms Wedding Kernersville NC

This past Saturday just flew by us! Amanda & Hampton’s wedding day at WillStella Farms was a beautiful, fun-filled day.

As soon as I walked into the bridal suite, everyone was smiling, & relaxing. I could tell this was going to be a chill, & relaxed day. The atmosphere remained so relaxed, even when an unexpected guest showed up later.

Let me drop you into this moment during family formals when our unexpected guest showed up. Cue the dramatic dun dun dun music

We were getting down to the last few portraits family formals when all of a sudden, everyone started gasping. I heard a few people going, “Oh. My. God!!!”, & I was still in photo mode so I didn’t register what was happening. I looked up to see my second photographers face, & turned in the direction she was staring at.

When I tell you my eyes bugged out.

It was, a 4 ft. black snake, someone found in the bathrooms. Now mind you, snakes are a huge fear of mine so I did not capture the man toting the snake off, but I did manage to capture the last minute reactions of the group. (Keep an eye for, Carly, the grooms sister.) She was smiling & like a champ the entire time!

Even with that unexpected plot twist in the day, & with the storms that rolled in, everyone still remained so calm.

Amanda & Hampton, you both have a way of making people just feel at ease around you. You both are so generous & kind to everyone. I pray you have a peaceful, & joyful marriage! Cheers to you both!!

Enjoy that honeymoon!!!!

Vendors Involved in making this day happen:

Venue: WillStella Farms

Planner/Day of Coordinator: Brandy Collins with Beyond Special Events

Rentals: Twice Loved Vintage

Calligraphy Seating Chart: Calligraphy By Carole

Videographer: Single Story Film

Hair Stylist: Kassidy Case with HairColorXperts Raleigh

Make-Up Artist: Christine Rhodes with Anew Aesthetic 

Ceremony Music: Corda Entertainment

DJ: Antonio “DJ Creativity” Jones with Boss Playa Productions 

Catering: Plain & Fancy Caterers

Cake Designer: Cake & All Things Yummy

Brides Dress: Southern Bride

Brides Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Brides Jewelry: Olive + Piper

Bridesmaids Dresses: Birdy Grey

Groom/Groomsmen’s Suits: Cahill & Swain

Florals: Beyond Special Events

The moment we all saw the snake.
I asked, “Who’s ready for Jamaica?? (their honeymoon destination) Hampton broke out into the biggest smile, and shouted “YYeeahhh!!!”


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