If you remember, Kim and Rich are the fun couple who did their engagement photos inside of the IKEA. Well today is their wedding day. These two decided to get married at the gorgeous Grand Bohemian Hotel in Asheville, NC. The venue was very accommodating to use and the staff were very friendly. The first floor has various spots which are ideal for picture taking. While getting ready the bride had her moments, but she was able to save the tears until the wedding. During the wedding, you could see the tears of joy streaming from both of their faces. A lovely sight…I’m sure these two will have a great life together going forward and I wish them the best.

Another beautiful outdoor wedding!! I must admit, I love outdoor weddings. Tiffany and Phillip were married at the beautiful “The Wedding Hall & Garden at Landmark” located in Garner, NC. This is a great venue for small to medium size weddings. I would recommend that couples in the Durham/Raleigh area check it out. The weather for this time of year, and the sun was shining bright, which gave us some pretty blue skies. I was assisted on today’s wedding by Tory Bass from Artistic Works Photography.  Enough talk…picture time!

So, I’ve been kicking the idea of shooting inside of an IKEA for a while. I love going there and the showrooms provide so much variety. I just never felt sure about proposing the idea to a couple until I met Kimberly & Richard. We were looking for someone to shoot in Charlotte and preferably somewhere indoors. I pitched the idea and crossed my fingers and to my surprise, she thought it was a great idea! I ask her to talk it over with Richard and he was completely on board.  I didn’t have time to try to gain permission, so I decided to shoot undercover….whats the worse that could happen!! Luckily for us, IKEA was supper busy that day, and we were able to blend in with the thousands of shoppers milling around the store. We visited the various sections of the upper level and waited until the shoppers thinned out a bit. Over the course of almost 2 hours only two customers actually noticed what we were doing. We had a great time and I would love to do this again.

Fun Times in IKEA