Amy and Cullen are the bee’s knees. Cute, cute, very cute, and more cute. They are SO fun and SO giggly and basically a photographer’s dream to work with. It poured the morning of their wedding. Like, torrential. And it had been pouring for several days prior. And ground was muddy, yet this would not stop them! Brave and valiant souls, they still wanted to go outside for pictures and had their ceremony in front of the gorgeous butterfly conservatory at the Museum of Life and Science. Thank goodness, too, because that place looks like Jurassic Park and is quite fun to shoot as someone who loves plants, butterflies, and also escaped raptors.

The way these guys found us is kind of fun, as Amy used to do framing. She did the custom framing for this fab family, whom we’ve done photographs for the past several years. They have what I consider to be a bonafide Museum of Carolyn Scott Photography, and I was so glad to meet the gal who did some of their incredible framing! Amy also loves Halloween and was attracted to our bats, much in the same way that we’re attracted to her Nightmare Before Christmas tattoo. It was a match made in heaven. Also, there’s Cullen, who is a wonderfully fun redhead and whom I now possess much reception photo blackmail over, and I’m pretty sure neither one of us would have it any other way. We adored working with this whole crew and were so thrilled the rain held off for this one!

Bonus picture: Geoff feeling incredibly uncomfortable and laughing nervously after a Pittsburgh Steelers-colored butterfly lands on his neck and refuses to leave during the butterfly release ceremony. Occupational hazards of a fluttery nature. ;)

Date: May 19, 2018
Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Museum of Life and Science // Durham, NC
First Dance Song: “Past Lives” – Bornes and “There goes our Love Again” – White Lies
Cullen’s Occupation: Account Rep for Nutanix
Amy’s Occupation: Project Manager for 3C Store Fixtures
How You Met: Girl walks in bar, boy works at bar…boy complimented on girl dance moves.
Interesting Fact: Cullen is the rain man of movies and pop culture. There’s is no song that Amy can’t dance to.
Officiant: Lawyer Jonathan Crook (friend)
DJ: Michael Gay of All Around Raleigh DJ
Florist: Fallons Flowers and Libby Baskervill
Cake: Lisa Tedder (Cullen’s Aunt)
Caterer: Porchetta
Hair/Makeup: Rock Paper Scissors

When Lara and I met in person for the first time at her wedding, we instantly clicked, and I instantly loved her. She has a larger-than-life personality… big smile, big laugh, big hair… and she is THE BEST. She is hilarious and has a phenomenal sense of humor and we kept each other highly amused throughout the day. Right before she went up to Mike at their first look, I told her that she could say anything to him: tell him to turn around, go up and hug him, tap him on the shoulder, etc. Whatever she felt like doing. She thought about this for about 0.5 seconds and then said, “I know what I’ll do. You know that Cards Against Humanity card that says, “Mr. Clean, right behind you?” I’ll say that.” And she did. And they both burst out laughing. And it was our first (and possibly last, but I hope not) first look that Cards Against Humanity and/or Mr. Clean, and it was perfect.

Lara and Mike have a really genuine connection and keep each other laughing and giggling and they’re just PRECIOUS. They wanted pictures by the cows. We asked, “What’s your favorite thing about cows?” to which they both looked at each other and went, “MOOOOOO” at exactly the same time. I don’t even know. I just know they’re the best. Because of their love for New Orleans, this wedding had a Second Line (brought to you by Bulltown Strutters who were MAGIC) and a ton of beads (the beads I wore for most of the night were green and shaped like beer mugs). Lara sported a parasol that she was pretty thrilled with. The weather was perfect and the food was delicious and there was even a girl named Carolyn from Pittsburgh who was present. You just can’t beat it. Laissez les bons temps rouler.

Date: May 6, 2018
Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Fearrington // Pittsboro, NC
Mike’s Occupation: Professor
Lara’s Occupation: Doctor
How You Met: Tinder!
Officiant: Anna McFarland
DJ: Ninety Nine Entertainment // Jim Unger
Florist/Cake/Catering: Fearrington
Makeup: OnLoKtion Makeup // Pam Hung
Coordinator: Gilda McDaniel
Second Line Band: Bulltown Strutters