This smiling face has a name, Melissa, and she makes an exquisitely beautiful bride. She and her her husband, Jon, sealed the deal in Williamston, North Carolina on June 3, 2017 among 350 of their closest friends and family. While they wanted to have an Eastern North Carolina wedding, Melissa wanted to have her bridal portraits at the Bodie Island Lighthouse on the Outer Banks. She brought along her maid-of-honor, Vanessa and we all just had a blast, laughing our way through this beautiful evening nestled in the marsh. As Melissa told me how Jon proposed—she was gushing her way through, remembering every single detail—laughing at how nervous Jon was. When it came to their wedding day, they exchanged this wonderful moment of vows with their smiles stretching from cheek to cheek and sealed it with sweet kiss. If you have trouble imagining that.. just look at her smile in these bridal portraits because I told her to think of him. Congratulations again Melissa and Jon! I'm so happy for you both and cannot thank you enough for including me in this incredibly special milestone.
Outer Banks born and raised wedding and lifestyle photographer living in Wilmington, NC. Ready for an adventure near and far.