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Laura & Connor’s Pippin Hill wedding was featured recently in MAGNOLIA ROUGE MAGAZINE.

 

Article:  “HOW DID YOU MEET? Connor and I met on my favorite holiday weekend, 4 th of July. I was just finishing up school at the University of Georgia. One of my good high school friends was in summer training for the Navy not too far away in Columbus, GA. So I invited him up to Athens for the 4th . I told him to bring some friends along. He didn’t really know Connor but Connor was randomly in the same training squad as him. So along Connor came to Athens.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR PROPOSAL: Connor completely surprised me by proposing on a secluded beach in Hawaii. He had all the details and timing perfectly planned out including a photographer disguised as a beach-goer who captured it all.

TELL US ABOUT FINDING YOUR WEDDING DRESS: My mom, best friend and me took a trip to New York City. I tried on many dresses over two days and found the one at the last place we had an appointment. The dress was just perfect for me and we thought it would work well with the venue.

WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND YOUR WEDDING STYLE? I wanted something that was romantic and dreamy but yet still had a little edge and uniqueness to it.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS LOCATION? The views and setting are breathtaking. We also loved the option to have an outdoor ceremony and then move right inside for the reception. The setup of the facility made for the perfect wedding venue. It was also great that we could great ready on site. Not to mention I love wine so being at a winery was icing on the cake!

DESCRIBE YOUR WEDDING FLOWERS: I love, love flowers so I know I wanted a lot of luscious flowers! I also knew that I didn’t want them to look too traditional or structured. The florist did an amazing job making my bouquet huge and looking slightly “undo” giving it an organic sensual feeling. She used a lot of different types of flowers including orchids and
roses but all a light pink and creamy whites. And there were unique greenery hoops hung from the ceiling in the reception area to add a great vertical element to the space.

FAVOURITE DETAIL OF THE DAY: The outdoor views of the gorgeous hydrangeas lining the pathway down to the ceremony and the rolling mountains in the horizon & flowers all made for the most beautiful scene for our ceremony.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE OUT TO A COUPLE PLANNING THEIR WEDDING? Try to enjoy the process and take moments to step away from the planning process and see the big picture, so you don’t get too wrapped up in the small stuff. Remember the day is about you and your fiancé!

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT? Dancing the night away with everyone! Our band was awesome and they had everyone out on the dance floor.

ANY OTHER DETAILS THAT HELP TELL THE STORY OF YOUR DAY?
TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR HONEYMOON: We had a marvelous honeymoon in Greece! Santorini was beautiful and so romantic!

IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD CHANGE OR DO DIFFERENTLY? Nope!”

 

VENDOR CREDITS.

VENUE: Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyard

PLANNING & EVENT DESIGN: Stephanie Bradshaw

FLORALS: Steel Cut Flower Co.

PAPER GOODS: Stephanie Bradshaw

HAIR & MAKEUP: Amie Decker

CATERING: Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyard

 

New York Bridal Fashion Week 2016

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In October 2016, we had the pleasure of photographing Annabelle for Samuelle Couture and Enchanted Atelier by Liv Hart in New York.

Always a pleasure to work with such tremendously talented artists.

Credits:

Headpieces and jewelry: Enchanted Atelier by Liv Hart

Gowns: Samuelle Couture

HMUA: Sharon Becker

Model: Annabelle with Modelogic Wilhelmina

Exploring new horizons with like-minded creatives.

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Michael and Carina Workshop Behind-the-Scenes | Backstage from 2become1 on Vimeo.

We are beyond excited to announce dates for our next workshop, our first international photography workshop, “Horizons” or “Orrizonti.” We fell in love with this region in the summer of 2015.

From August 28th – 31st, 2016, we are returning together with local Italian wedding planner & stylist Federica Beni of Honey & Cinnamon the Wedding Sparrow Team, and several other carefully chosen artists. Photographers from across the world are cordially invited to join us for an inclusive multi-day retreat + workshop in the rolling hills of Italy’s Marche Region. We have rented out an entire villa to share with our attendees just outside of Ancona, where we will have time for our welcome dinner, classes, & intensive Q & A sessions. The workshop will feature several highly curated styled shoots with professional models and photographers will be free to submit images for publication.

Is this right for you? 

This workshop is for photographers who have been in business 1+ years, and have a good grasp on the basics of photography. If you are interested in photographing in one of Europe’s most beautiful regions, connecting with your dream client, refining your brand, getting your work published, building lasting friendships in the industry, shooting FILM or simply shooting abroad, this workshop is for you! Finally, this is a workshop for photographers interested in PRACTICAL advice. If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Review: “Remember in college when you’d sign up for that class that sounded so interesting? You’d show up the first day, sit through the class and think, “Wow. This is going to kill me.” But if you think back to that interesting college class, you showed up every day, you paid attention, and you became knowledgeable and awesome at a new trade. That’s what this workshop did for us. We had the opportunity to push our limits. Try new film stocks. Shoot indoors. Shoot boudoir. Play with fire (literally). We left the workshop feeling stretched, excited and new….which is exactly what we were looking for. Weddings are our business. And sometimes they can really take a lot out of you; you can easily feel rusty and creatively empty. This workshop was our opportunity to play, practice and create. We left… with a renewed spirit and a ravished creative appetite.” –The Happy Bloom

For more information regarding lodging availability, travel advice, and investment, write us at info@michaelandcarina.com or visit our workshop website.

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Skirt Space 46 boutique  top  Anthropologie shoes –Nordstrom camera bag ONA engagement ring – Hamrick & Sheridan suit  Jos. A. Bank

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Skirt Space 46 boutique 

top  Anthropologie

shoes –Nordstrom

camera bag ONA

engagement ring – Hamrick & Sheridan

suit  Jos. A. Bank

Congratulations to our recipients, who were randomly selected using Rafflecopter. Please send us an email confirming within 24 hours of us posting this blog and we can begin scheduling your session! Our email is info@michaelandcarina.com.  To everyone who participated, check your emails soon for a special “thank you” email from us! Keep shooting everyone! xoxo […]

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Congratulations to our recipients, who were randomly selected using Rafflecopter. Please send us an email confirming within 24 hours of us posting this blog and we can begin scheduling your session! Our email is info@michaelandcarina.com. 

To everyone who participated, check your emails soon for a special “thank you” email from us!

Keep shooting everyone!

xoxo M & C

Thank you to everyone who participated.

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