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Story of My Life: Dilworth

Oh hey there!  You remember my friend Sarah Bryan don’t you?  She’s the fabulous interior designer, artist, and creator of Aisle14Designs, not to mention one of my dear friends.  I love hanging out with Sarah, our styles and cultures are so different and yet we get along so well!  She is the consummate modern, yet classic, Southern young lady and I am a laid back, slightly hippie, Westerner. It is amazing how many kindred spirits there are in the world, such a delightful discovery!  We went to Dilworth to check out the new design of Dilworth Coffee and get a hot drink on such an overcast day.  It’s amazing how much design makes an impact in the atmosphere of a place, this design felt solid, mature, and yet vibrant.  Not to mention that it had great light which is always a plus in my book!

We sat and enjoyed our dirty chai lattes (chai with a shot of espresso in it) and then decided to risk the chance of rain and set out to explore the area.  Meandering through shopping areas and then into quaint neighborhood streets until our feet hurt while discussing (with many rabbit trails intermingled) creative community, the houses we liked, and the merits of various designs was the gist of our afternoon.  We never did get rained on, the weather was just perfect!This was one of my favorites from the day.

If you would like to see more, there are more pictures (though there will be a couple of doubles) and a bit more commentary here. :)  Enjoy!

Story of My Life: Uptown Charlotte & the Lightrail

Yesterday was a beautiful day! It was supposed to be a high of 64 and sunny. In January. I know, crazy right?! You’d think I’d be used to it after Colorado’s schizophrenic weather but after a few weeks of overcast skies I was in need of more sunshine! My friends Geoff and Calun treated me and let me tag along with them and their two cuties and we all rode the Charlotte light rail for the first time. :) Such an adventure!

This is where we started.

Annabelle is such a ham for the camera, as soon as she sees it she turns on this HUGE grin!

Judah was very excited to be riding the choo choo train!

Our stop near the Epicentre.

Me & the Judah man. :)

The columns of quotes outside the Library are so great!

Beautiful sunset on the way home. :)

This was very exciting to me because I’ve been wanting to explore Uptown Charlotte more and I realized just how accessible it is and where some sweet things are that I want to go back to! What is your favorite place in Charlotte, or your city?


Two pretty pictures from my walk tonight.

Hello world!

Welcome to my photography site!  Please take your cardigan off and stay a while.  Come right this way to see fresh new babies, super cute kids, some lovely families, people in love, fun parties and gatherings, awesome local businesses, and who doesn’t love to look at wedding pictures?  There’s also pretty things from my life over here next to pictures of my travels…as well as whatever else you may find tucked into the nooks and crannies.  :)  Feel free to comment, I love feedback!  If you have any questions or would like to book a portrait session, event, wedding, or any other photographic creativeness please don’t hesitate to say hello!  I look forward to hearing from you and I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them!

Sarah + Chris = Going to the Chapel

I met Chris and Sarah after I moved to Charlotte and they have quickly become two of my favorite people.  I remember meeting Sarah at a small group meeting for our church, she came up and introduced herself under the pretext that we had seen each other around all the time but had not met and it was just too awkward to keep seeing me and not say hi haha!  They are such great, straight forward, no-nonsense, high quality people and I’m so excited to see them get married!  I know that incredible, world changing things are going to come from this couple and I can hardly wait to see their story continue to unfold!  I’m so glad that I got to have a little part in it!  Without further ado, I give you, Chris & Sarah!

If you want to see more photos from this engagement session you can check out their album on my Emily Lewin Photography Facebook Page!

Maggie & Vinny

My dear friends Maggie and Vinny!  Their story is one of patience and long lasting love.  Maggie is a singer and songwriter with a voice like honey and Vinny is one of those men who can do anything.  Together they are quite a pair!  Since these photos were taken they’ve gotten married and are now expecting a baby!  Such dear friends and I’m so glad that they are together at last.  Here is a little sneak peek of their sweet love!

The Fashionable Ashley R.

Not only is Ashley totally fabulous just in who she is, but when we took these she had just returned from a fashion internship in New York City.  How awesome is that?!  The red dress she’s wearing in the beginning is a piece from one of the designers she worked with.  Ashley!  I had such a great time working with you!  I wish you all the luck in the world as you pursue your dreams!  Go get ’em!