Amanda + Chad | Wilmington, NC Wedding Photographer

From the way that Amanda scrunches her nose in laughter with Chad, to the way that he looks at her adoringly when she doesn’t even know that he is looking, you know that they are crazy about one another. Amanda and Chad have been together since high school. A group of boys used to come over to Amanda’s house to play basketball with Amanda’s brother and Chad was one of the crew. Some days they wouldn’t have enough players so they would ask Amanda to play and that is how the love story began. Because they were together since such a young age, both Amanda and Chad have changed over the years, but they have changed and have grown….together. Now years later, they are both lucky to have married their best friends. The wedding day was held at a beautiful property in downtown Wilmington, NC. The weather was beautiful and they couldn’t have asked for a more gorgeous backdrop for their big day!
While the guys had lunch and hung out a majority of the afternoon, the girls headed to Nsalo to get primped and ready for the day!

When I turned around and saw Chad’s face as he looked at Amanda and her dad walking down the aisle, I think I started to tear up a bit. That is a man who loves someone deeply!

Seriously?! Look at how they look at one another! It’s just a beautiful thing!

Right before I took this picture I said, “Look you guys! You are married now!!!!” This was Chad’s reaction…

In an email I got from Amanda today, she said, “On my wedding day, as I looked out the window from the upstairs bedroom and people were being seated I thought to myself, “Everything is just as I had imagined it!” Heaven weather, beautiful flowers, wonderful friends and family, A GREAT PHOTOGRAPHER!(haha) and I was marrying my best friend! It was just like a fairytale!”  Thank you guys SO much for trusting me with your big day! I am so sad that the wedding is over because we have so enjoyed working with you throughout your sessions and we are sad that we won’t get to work with you anymore! We will expect a phone call when there are babies to photograph! 😉

DJ: Active Entertainment: DJ Brian Hood

Flowers: Chadbourn Florist

String Duet: Chris John Cello

Catering: Amanda Britt

Tables, Linens, Chairs: Party Suppliers

Lighting: High Performance Lighting

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  • Megan - September 29, 2010 - 9:32 pm

    Beautiful job, Tara! It looks like such a gorgeous day, and you captured it wonderfully.

  • Sarah Phillips - September 29, 2010 - 11:09 pm

    These are stunning Tara! You did an incredible job!

  • Hollie - September 30, 2010 - 10:19 am

    These are so awesome. I love, love, love the swing shots!

  • April Nienhuis - September 30, 2010 - 3:46 pm

    Wow! Gorgeous location, gorgeous wedding, gorgeous couple and gorgeous photography!

  • Stacy - October 1, 2010 - 8:53 am

    These are incredible! The b/w image of the bride lookingn down at the ring? GORGEOUS! What a beautiful couple!

  • Renee W - October 1, 2010 - 11:39 am

    Beautiful bride, beautiful location, beautiful photos to remember their day!

  • Jules - October 1, 2010 - 10:32 pm

    I just can’t get over the b&w images … beautiful wedding Tara! love it!

  • Jennifer Lauren - October 3, 2010 - 5:16 pm

    ALL gorgeous, wow. I always love your wedding images!

  • monica - October 6, 2010 - 3:33 pm

    These are gorgeous. The dress shot and the one of her on the swing are dreamy!!

  • Michelle Gunton - October 21, 2010 - 1:56 pm

    Love everything about this wedding!!!

  • heather - October 22, 2010 - 12:12 pm

    stunning venue! gorgeous bride! beautiful work!

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