Whitney + Wayne | McLeansville, NC Wedding Photographer

I don’t know if I could love or adore Whitney and Wayne any more than I do! Dave and I have discussed that years down the road, when we think of our favorite weddings and favorite couples, Whitney and Wayne will always be at the top of the list. Whitney and Wayne were married at The Hayloft in McLeansville, NC on the scary day in April when tornados went ripping through the state. The weather obviously was not cooperating with us for an outdoor wedding as planned, but the weather could not dampen this day! I don’t know if I have ever seen, met, or worked with a couple more made for one another than Whitney and Wayne. When I met them for the first time at their engagement session, their fun and quirky personalities made my job so easy! I knew then that their wedding day would be one to remember! I have the pleasure of being “facebook friends” with both Whitney and Wayne on Facebook, and every time I saw a sweet message posted on Whitney’s wall from Wayne, it warmed my heart and I knew that Whitney had made the best decision of her life in saying yes to Wayne. I want to eat them both up! Seriously! Dave and I both left the reception and said, “Man! I want to be friends with that group!” Haha!Β The Hayloft was a perfect location for their wedding and all of the cute special details that Whitney and her mom created for the big day! All of the vintage details and wildflowers really gave the day a lot of character.

How cute are these handmade boutonnieres?

I think that Wayne’s reaction to Whitney walking down the aisle was one of the most emotional reactions I have seen! Can’t you tell just by how they are looking at one another how much they love one another?! We took a couple more traditional “serious” portraits, but then it was time to take some bride and groom portraits “Whitney and Wayne style”!! They crack me up!! Whitney and Wayne, to say it was a pleasure to be there to witness the beginning of your lives together, would be the understatement of the century! It was a utter and complete joy to work with you both and we were so honored to be there! We wish you a lifetime of happiness and laughter and know that 50 years down the road, you will still look at one another the same way you looked at one another on your wedding day! You two are what it is all about!

Venue, Flowers, Cake, Catering: The Hayloft

DJ: First Call DJ

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  • whitney SMITH and wayne SMITH - May 12, 2011 - 9:04 pm

    all we could EVER ask for! and your words of kindness towards us really touched our hearts. wooooooohooooooooo Them Parkers got it going on. Love you guys

  • ebony jackson - May 13, 2011 - 9:18 am

    Tara Parker, as Whitney old co-worker, let me say, you & your husband with your skillful eye captured what I call the epitome of True Soulmate Love. Whitney & Wayne are what I desire to have in my search of a mate. Tara you & your hubby captured a glimpse thru the lens, but what if we had a glimpse of inside their heart…..BREATHE TAKING!!!
    I know whom to call for my pics!!!!!! Thank you Tara for making the pics capture the enjoyment of a wonderful Union.

  • Crystal - May 13, 2011 - 2:09 pm

    These are absolutely gorgeous! I can’t wait to get my hands on some of these to post on our website…I will definitely send some business your way. You guys were awesome to work with and did a fantastic job capturing not only Whitney & Wayne, but our facility as well. I don’t think it’s ever looked so beautiful!! But that also had something to do with Whitney’s style as well πŸ™‚

  • Phil - May 13, 2011 - 10:37 pm

    Pics are the freakin-ass hook son. Worth every penny if you ask me!

  • William - May 15, 2011 - 6:26 pm

    These pictures are awesome. I really like the smoothness of your indoor pictures. Such good pictures for such a cool couple. thanks for posting some!

  • Kala Peterson - May 15, 2011 - 6:27 pm

    I literally just teared up looking at those pictures. They are stunning. Whitney and Wayne are the cutest couple I have ever seen. I’ve known Whitney for a few years now and it is incredible to see her this happy and in love.

  • Amber Burgess - May 15, 2011 - 7:16 pm

    I love everything about these pics!!! Whitney & Wayne help them look that much better!! Love you guys!! Beautiful pics & beautiful wedding!!!!

  • Dinelle Alley - May 15, 2011 - 7:22 pm

    I am in love with the wedding photos. Whitney and Waynes wedding from the start….til the cows came home was the best wedding I have ever attended. The photos completely captured all of the moments that I flash back to in my head of that happy day. Thank you for capturing these precious moments so well.

  • KIM RICE - May 15, 2011 - 7:57 pm

    Wow! Wow! Wow! I can’t believe your ability to capture everyone’s emotions with your pictures. Your photos take me back to all the different emotions I was feeling the day my sweet daughter married Wayne. Thank you so much for giving us everything we were hoping for and more…much, much more!

    Kim Rice…

  • Vanessa Lockey - May 15, 2011 - 8:48 pm

    These pictures are absolutely stunning! Whitney and Wayne have so much love for each other and their personalities shine through every photo!

  • Monica - May 15, 2011 - 9:02 pm

    Whitney! Y’all look so happy and the pictures are amazing! I loved that they had so much personality and not the typical staged photos! <3

  • carrie Dacunto - May 15, 2011 - 9:09 pm

    Tara.. YOU are AMAZING!! Love all the little details you were able to capture.. It was such a pleasure meeting you guys! From the engagement photos to the wedding your work is just crazy awesome!! Im so happy my dear friends found you, incredible photos for an incredible couple!!
    xoxo- Carrie

  • Connie Rippey - May 16, 2011 - 10:22 am

    Congratulations Whitney & Wayne! The pictures are just beautiful! Sorry we couldn’t be there to celebrate in person with you but wish you all the happiness in the world!

  • Jessica - May 16, 2011 - 12:44 pm

    LOVE the pics! You guys are absolutely amazing at what you do!

  • Libby Bennett - May 16, 2011 - 2:39 pm

    Wayne and Whitney’s pictures were so real and you could feel every emotion. And there was fun and craziness too. You could see the love. They were great!

  • christina nicole - May 16, 2011 - 6:14 pm

    Love love love.

  • Travis Brooks - May 16, 2011 - 6:56 pm

    The pictures are fantastic! Great job of capturing their personalities so well. The wedding was a blast!

  • Amy Barmann - May 16, 2011 - 9:16 pm

    Those pictures bring tears to my eyes….They are so good! Hard to pick which ones I want to order.

  • PAT RICE - May 16, 2011 - 11:00 pm

    The most beautiful pictures I believe I have ever seen. I loved the one of Whitney and Wayne standing together beside the huge tire. Just amazing how you caught the love and happiness that was shown in their eyes.

    PAT RICE-MAY 16,2011-10:59 PM

  • PAT RICE - May 16, 2011 - 11:02 pm

    The most beautiful pictures I believe I have ever seen. I loved the one of Whitney and Wayne standing together beside the huge tire. Just amazing how you caught the love and happiness that was shown in their eyes.

  • sarah der - May 17, 2011 - 3:00 pm

    !!!!!!ILOVETHESETWO!!!!!!! What an adorable couple, beautiful wedding, and wonderful story! So many awesome catches in there!! Great job, Tara!

  • janelle - May 17, 2011 - 10:57 pm

    tara, these are great. love the color. love the lighting. love the love.

    love, janelle.

  • Sherard Lewis - May 18, 2011 - 6:47 am

    Beautiful pictures of Wayne and Whitney. I know, Mama Kim, is proud of her daughter.

  • Cheryl Campbell - May 18, 2011 - 6:54 am

    These photos are gorgeous. You captured emotions and personalities of everyone. Nice job.

  • Rhonda - May 18, 2011 - 6:54 am

    Absolutely the most beautiful wedding ever…. wishing you both a life time of joy and happiness….

  • Kathy G - May 18, 2011 - 6:55 am

    These pictures are fabulous!! Love the impromptu not staged photos.

  • Julie Ingram - May 18, 2011 - 6:59 am

    The photos are absolutely lovely and capture the essence of the Whitney and Wayne. Great job.

  • Roger Hess - May 18, 2011 - 7:34 am

    It has been awhile since I have seen Whitney. I met her thru her mom at work and she does make a lovely bride. The pictures are great and show what a wonderful couple Whitney and Wayne make. I wish them all the best in their future lives together.

  • Rusty - May 18, 2011 - 7:47 am

    I’m not an expert on wedding photos by any means, but I can’t imagine them getting much better. Having been there I can say they truly captured not only the style but also the essence of the union of Whitney and Wayne. Kudos all around and best wishes to the happy couple!

    p.s. Thanks for the one of my grandson by the tractor tire. A great keepsake!

  • Dana G - May 18, 2011 - 8:19 am

    WOW, what a great wedding, from someone that lived on a farm, this was the best looking Barn- with such happy people. What a Joy just to live through the pictures. Best wishes for everyone,

  • Jean Owens - May 18, 2011 - 3:55 pm

    WOW! Your pictures are fabulous!

    I am a friend of Whitney’s Mom through work – after seeing Whitney + Wayne’s wedding pictures I feel that I was at their wedding. It captured the day fabulously!

    My daughter is only 16 and thankfully doesn’t need wedding pictures yet, but hope you are around when she gets married.

  • Jerry A - May 18, 2011 - 7:30 pm

    What faboulous photos, these not only captured the moment but also the joy that everyone was feeling for Whitney and Wayne.

  • Beth Rice - May 18, 2011 - 11:56 pm

    AMAZING WORK!!! Really enjoyed looking at the photos. And had a great time at the wedding. Great Job. :0)

  • Kelsey & York - May 19, 2011 - 12:23 pm

    Great photos! The rustic elegance is captured so beautifully. Their personalities totally shine through each photo. πŸ™‚

  • Ashley Pitcher - May 19, 2011 - 1:08 pm

    Beautiful wedding and beautiful pictures! I love the photo of Wayne’s expression as Whitney walked down the aisle. They make a wonderful couple.

  • david stinnett - May 19, 2011 - 8:26 pm

    great pics neat

  • Doreen Saunders - May 20, 2011 - 7:11 pm

    Beautiful wedding. The pictures have portrayed a relaxed, inviting atmosphere to get to know Whitney and Wayne in their own style.

  • Nila Winder - May 21, 2011 - 9:22 pm

    WOW, most beautiful wedding I have ever been too and Tara, you captured every moment of it. The barn was wonderful and a perfect setting for Whitney and Wayne. These two kids were made for each other WHAT A PERFECT COUPLE. I am so proud and love them both to death, Grandma Nila

  • Larry Winder - May 22, 2011 - 1:21 pm

    The pictures are fantastic, The kids make the the whole wedding a spectacular event, and you caught it on film.

    Great Job

  • Jordan - May 23, 2011 - 12:03 am

    Words cannot express how beautiful this day was. These photos captured it perfectly!

  • Kelly - May 23, 2011 - 9:26 am

    Fantastic pics of a fabulous day! Amazing job!

  • abbey martin - May 23, 2011 - 10:06 am

    yay!! these are wonderful!

  • SEAN BLAKE - May 23, 2011 - 10:08 am

    rackum! had so much fun. great job guys

  • Olivia Laine Willard-Whichard - May 23, 2011 - 4:37 pm

    WOW, YOU GUYS! I teared up looking through these. They are so fantastic and gorgeous momentos for the start of what I know will be one of the greatest loves of all. LOVE YOU! CONGRATS!!!

  • anthony recob - May 24, 2011 - 7:58 pm

    Great pics, Really appreciate the effort and the degree of professionalism you and your staff displayed. Looking forward to ordering.

    Thanks again

  • Margaret Recob - May 24, 2011 - 8:00 pm

    Great pictures. Really enjoyed the wedding. You are blessed with such a wonderful talent. Keep up the good work.


  • Gale Higdon - May 24, 2011 - 8:02 pm

    Thanks for all you did in preparation for the wedding. The pictures turned out great.

  • Cheryl Simons - May 24, 2011 - 11:06 pm

    The wedding pictures are beautiful! The colors are very vivid..

  • Tina Pippin - May 25, 2011 - 4:27 pm

    These have to be some of the most beautiful wedding photos I’ve ever seen! The scenery, the lighting, and the innovative shots are so impressive. Love the one of Whitney up close on Wayne’s shoulder – such a gorgeous girl! And also love Lil Russ by the tractor! Thanks for sharing…

  • Caleb Collier - May 25, 2011 - 9:59 pm

    Love you kids.

  • The Groom della Groom - May 25, 2011 - 9:59 pm

    I love these pictures so much. Tara, Whitney and I couldn’t be happier with these pictures. Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for us. Suuuuuuuuweeeeeeet!

  • Tricia - May 25, 2011 - 10:17 pm

    Wayne is one of the most genuine guys i know and i am so thankful that the Lord sent the perfect bride for him! I pray for many blessings for the happy couple!

  • Kyle Smith - May 26, 2011 - 1:06 pm

    These are some great pictures you guys. I was glad to be a part of your big awesome day! Love you bro and new sis! Great job on the pictures Tara.

  • john dacunto - May 26, 2011 - 1:19 pm

    Tara, you are an amazing photographer.. My wife is a makeup artist and has worked with several photographers and your work is by far some of the best Ive seen hands down! so much fun dancing all night long at the wedding and joking around with you guys!
    — John

  • Ashley McCauley - May 26, 2011 - 1:20 pm

    Great pics! Your Awesome!

  • Hamza Ramadanovic - May 26, 2011 - 1:22 pm

    Fabulous! Wayne is a hottie!!! Love the hair!

  • Big Wayne - May 27, 2011 - 11:13 am

    Tara…You did a wonderful job capturing this couple. They look so happy, you go girl!

  • Donna S. - May 27, 2011 - 11:15 am

    Unbelievable photos, so original, and very talented. Kudos!

  • Pete Jones - May 27, 2011 - 11:17 am

    OMGosh…I cant get over how nice these turned out. The lighting is on point. GREAT GREAT GREAT job!


  • Natasha Artis - May 27, 2011 - 11:21 am

    Best white wedding I have ever been too! hahahaha…but seriously. wonderful photos. my friend looked beautiful

  • carol - May 27, 2011 - 11:22 am

    what a beautiful wedding & imaginative wedding photography!!! best wishes to the happy couple.

  • Deborah Ballance - May 27, 2011 - 3:05 pm

    Wow!!! Love the hayloft picture of the kiss! Good luck to you both. These pictures are great and capture the spirit of the event.

  • Scott Day - May 30, 2011 - 12:15 am

    hottest. couple. ever.
    fantastic pictures, thanks for capturing this wedding in all it’s glory. if you had a super power, it’d be taking pictures. thank you.

  • Jessica Routh - May 31, 2011 - 12:02 am

    Love em all! Awesome wedding : )

  • amber - May 31, 2011 - 11:08 am

    these photos are truly gorgeous! you did an excellent job of capturing their day in their style.
    i’ll be calling you for my 20th anniversary when we renew our vows in 2 years! πŸ™‚

  • Wanda - May 31, 2011 - 1:29 pm

    Beautiful day, beautiful couple, beautiful pictures. Wishing you both an exciting, and happy life.

  • Sara - May 31, 2011 - 3:39 pm

    These pictures are just beautiful!

  • Christine Wright - May 31, 2011 - 6:25 pm

    Amazing wedding! It was so beautiful with the indoor/outdoor views. The photos are amazing. Hope married life is treating ya’ll well!

  • Sandi White Adkins - June 1, 2011 - 10:11 am

    Those pictures were awesome! Ya’ll are both amazing people. I love you both dearly.

  • Denise - June 13, 2011 - 4:23 pm

    The pictures are beautiful! Thank you for doing such a wonderful job on such a special day!

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