Mary & Adam // Asheville Mountains // Intimate Wedding

"We wish we had more stars to give because Lotus Artistry is just amazing!! The first thing that captured us was Elizabeth's genuinely hilarious sense of humor and her amazingly kind personality. She went above and beyond in every sense- she even sent us an incredibly thoughtful pre-wedding care package just to say congrats on our engagement. The quality of her photography is absolutely stunning! We got married on a mountain outside of Asheville in the middle of a thunderstorm (it was crazy!) but none of it phased her at all! She came armed with an umbrella, a huge smile, a calming energy and a wonderfully adventurous attitude. She beautifully captured our emotions in every minute of the day and her photos turned out breathtakingly gorgeous. Another amazingly lucky thing for us was the surprise opportunity to work with the videographer Abby. She was very sweet together they were an absolute dream come true! My husband and I can't express how magical our wedding day felt... Lotus Artistry captured every single moment of love in our adventure and we will be forever grateful for the experience. We highly, highly, highly recommend!!" - Mary & Adam

FLORALS // FLORA
HMUA // FLAWLESS
CATERING // 12 BONES
CATERING DELIVERY // BLUE RIDGE STAFFING

Ariel & Dylan // Chetola Inn & Resort, Boone, NC // Intimate Wedding

Ariel & Dylan. I can't put the love I have for you both into words. Your wedding day left me speechless. Your open hearts and personality filled the day with SO much laughter and joy. Cannot say thank you enough for choosing me to capture your day! Like it or not, we're friends now. ;) I cannot wait to see all that's in store for Mr. & Mrs. Roberts!

VENUE // CHETOLA RESORT
VIDEOGRAPHER // DANA MORGAN
FLORIST & CAKE // REBECCA VANDERGRIFF
HARPIST // JENNY DOVE
DJ // DYLAN ELLIKER
OFFICIANT // THOMAS HOLLIS

Courtney & Jake // Abilena Plantation, New Bern, NC // Intimate Wedding

Word from these amazing humans when I asked them to describe why they love each other:

"The reasons I love Jake are pretty simple. Sometimes I have more rough and bad days than I do the good days. Even on those bad days he reassures me that he loves me, he's never leaving, and that it will get better. Those dark days take a toll on me and Jake is the one who pulls me out of it. He's the light at the end of the tunnel. The Jake that I see and live with, and that not many other people get to experience, the future father of my children, the sensitive Jake. The way he is gentle with his words and holds me super tight when those dark days seep in on me. When he wants a kiss in the middle of Walmart and he sings "Why don't you just meet me in the middle" and I turn around and there he is already kissing me! He says "wow babe, that so wasn't the middle." We can be so mean to each other at times and in the middle of those mean, playful moments he always pauses and says "We are still playing around right?" then proceeds to be mean and smiles. He has a gentle heart, a loving mind, and passion for not only me but in everything he does. He works sooo incredibly hard for our little family and I will be forever grateful for that. It is crazy how much I love him!!!

I love Courtney for many reasons. She is a wonderful person to be with, she supports me in everything I do. She is gorgeous , especially her eyes and freckles. She is my best friend and theres nobody else I would want to spend for ever with on this journey called life."

VENUE // ABILENA PLANTATION
FLOWERS // FLOWERS FOR YOU
HMUA // PAIGE WINDERS
DRESS & BRIDESMAID DRESSES // DAVID'S BRIDAL
CATERING // THE FLAME CATERING
OFFICIANT // DONNA BROWN
CAKE // FAMOUS BAKING CO
DJ // AMAYZING ENTERTAINMENT

Kim & Rachel // Inner Banks Inn, Edenton, North Carolina // Intimate Wedding

LOTUSLIST
1. Kim & Rachel's day was 100% genuine and raw. The emotion was abundant and heartfelt. So many friends and family spoke so highly of them, their commitment to each other. Simply a look between the two and you know instantly they are in loveeee. 
2. Edenton is a veryyyy small town. But I truly enjoyed my time there and watching the sunset at the lighthouse was magical. I'll be coming back. :)
3. IT WAS HOT. It was almost 100 degrees and this isn't me complaining! This is to say the love was REAL. Everyone gathered around them and supported them, it didn't matter what the weather was like. That wasn't important. Celebrating Kim & Rachel was and wow it was a truly stunning day. 

VENUE // INNER BANKS INN
CATERING // THE TABLE @ INNER BANKS INN
DJ // WAYNE JAMES
HMUA // ANA DALSING @ FIRE SALON

Shiyu & Thomas // Pinehurst, North Carolina // Intimate Wedding

I'm honestly the worst at blogging, captioning photos, etc. I'm the worst when it comes to wording my experiences in a way that does them justice. And when it comes to meeting amazing human beings and capturing their union? WOW the pressure is on and it feels like an impossible task.

SO! Future blogs will be filled with the couple's own words about their experience and my top 3 favorite things about their day. :)

LOTUSLIST
1. Shiyu's gorgeous sash was made by her mother. Her parents also learned some of their first english words so they could be part of the ceremony. Truly heartfelt family moments.
2. Shiyu & Thomas are film lovers and simply put, working with them was a dream
because they truly appreciate art and the process it takes to create.
They made my job so so easy.
3. Vegetarian dinner option. (this is an automatic WIN for me).


Aside from that, soak in the photo itself and feeeeeeeeel it. No explaining necessary.

HMUA // FACE FORWARD
FLORALS // MAGGIE'S FARM
VENUE // CCNC
CATERER // CCNC
DJ // MASON @ DOW OAK EVENTS
CAKE // BAKEHOUSE

Amy & Andrew // All Saints Chapel Downtown Raleigh // Intimate Wedding

LOTUSLIST
1. FIRST I just have to say how amazing Amy & Andrew are as people. Some couples want to meet me in person when they book, awesome! I'm going to be photographing one of the biggest future-memories of your life. It's kinda important. ;) Usually the time is spent talking about their questions and concerns. When I met with these two, they simply wanted to get to know me and hang out before the wedding. They were so genuine and every time they looked at each other they smiled and giggled. Their happiness just couldn't be contained and it was beautiful just getting to know them.
2. THIS VENUE! OMG so beautiful and timeless and just stunning.
3. The bridal party, tho. They were the epitome of supportive and readyyyy to party with their beloved friends. 


VENUE // ALL SAINTS CHAPEL
CATERER // ROCKY TOP HOSPITALITY
VIDEOGRAPHER // AKFOCUS
DJ // EDDIE LEONARD PRODUCTIONS
CAKE // SUZIE Q CAKES
PLANNER // THE WEDDING WOMAN