The year of 2017 brought us so many new friendships and took us all around the state of North Carolina and then some. Many things happened for Chad and I throughout this year. One of the biggest changes was embraced the new name of Winstead Photo + Film. Along with the name change, a personal proud moments was waking up to seeing Chad received his first Fearless Award (Chad - #sorrynotsorry about that 5:00 a.m. wake up call. I couldn't wait to tell you!) The most surprising change was starting off the year with Nikon gear and ending the year with Sony gear! Sony announced the A9 and took the mirrorless camera world by storm! Chad jumped right on board and ultimately took me along with him in this new gear adventure. You can see our thoughts on the A9 here. After many wedding seasons of our couples asking us, "When are you two getting married?" we can FINALLY say we officially started planning our wedding in the year of 2017!
We couldn't have done it without: Cameron & Megan's wedding at the Brookly Arts center in Wilmington, NC. Elizabeth & Jackson's wedding at The Watson House in Emerald Isle, NC. Courtney & Brandon's wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion in Newport, NC. Stephanie & Taylor's wedding at Copper Ridge on the Neuse in New Bern, NC. Jordan & Scott's wedding at The Country Club of the Crystal Coast in Pine Knoll Shores, NC. Erika & Jake's wedding at Neuse Breeze in Havelock, NC. Emily & Tyler's wedding at The Glenwood in Raleigh, NC. Morgan & Michael's wedding at The Celebration Cottage in Atlantic Beach, NC. Adrienne & TJ's wedding at The New Bern Golf and Country Club in New Bern, NC. Elianna & Rohan's wedding at The Boat House in Beaufort, NC. Jen & Ben's wedding at The Islander in Emerald Isle, NC. Julia & Will's wedding at The Watson House in Emerald Isle, NC. Kristen & Ken's wedding at Copper Ridge on the Neuse in New Bern, NC. Angela & Andrew's wedding at The Brooklyn Arts Center in Wilmington, NC. Rachel & Sagar's wedding at The Garden on Millbrook in Raleigh, NC. Sadie & Jonathan's wedding at The USS North Carolina Battleship in Wilmington, NC. Shelby & Kowshon's wedding at Copper Ridge on the Neuse in New Bern, NC.
There's a googolplexian amount of words that can describe getting to photograph all of our insanely and truly phenomenal couples in 2017! However, I'll let the photos speak for themselves. As the old saying goes, "A picture is worth a thousands words!"
Special thanks to the moments, memories, and magic that took place in 2017!