@2019 BY EMILEE CRAFT PHOTOGRAPHY

2019 // What a Year

January 3, 2020

Wow just wow!

 

2019 you have been a very crazy + fun year. First off I quit my job + starting my photography business full time, moved four times... yes four times, + gave birth to our sweet Arlee Mae. Everything did not end up like we thought we wanted it to, but that is totally okay because God's plan + timing always works out perfectly. 
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Very thankful for all my 2019 clients who trusted me to photograph your special day or just a moment in time. It is my favorite job + I just can’t believe I get to do this for a living! With that being said, here are some of my favorite images of 2019. I was going to try and do the whole "10 favorite photos" but that was too hard! So here are like 30 photos of my work + personal life photos that are just my favorite!
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enjoy. 

 

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Y'all, if you are a photographer you need to check out the How We Gather shoots hosted by The Gathering Co... They are freaking amazing + the models are even cooler!

 

 

So sometimes I feel like "Am I really good at this?" after Kellie + Zach's session I started believing I was good at this photography thing!

 

 

Jordan + Grayson's engagement session - Loved traveling to Charlotte to photograph these two, drank some beer (well they did-prego probs) at Sycamore Brewery + explored Uptown Charlotte. Cannot wait for their wedding in less than 3 weeks!

 

 

Beth + Tylan's Wedding - I am so very thankful for these two! In June of 2018, I took B+T engagement photos + we have been friends ever since. It's crazy to say but my life has changed for the best after this engagement session! We became friends, started going to church together + added more friends (Logan+Kyrsten) became leaders in our church + MOVED to Wallace NC. Yep all because of a simple engagement session. Life is crazy and I am so very thankful for that engagement session in 2018. Shoot we even lived with Tylan in 2019 while we were remodeling our home. Life is crazy but I'm glad these two are apart of our life. 

 

 

Hailey + Seth's Engagement Session - This was a cool one! Kyle + I hopped on their boat, boated out to a small island near Wrightsville Beach and explored a little. Their dogs stole the show + were so sweet! Can't wait for Hailey + Seth's April wedding. 

 

 

The Long Wedding - Goodness I had so many favorites from this wedding but this moment has to be the most special. Kellie + Zach had a moment of worship during their ceremony, it made me weep behind my camera. Starting their married life with Jesus at the center makes my heart happy. 

 

 

Another How We Gather shoot + This is probably my most favorite photo I've taken my whole life. The End.

 

 

The Tully FREAKING Wedding - This photo probably represents these two the best, fun-loving, the life of the party, + some of the coolest people I now know! Alexis + Russell I am glad I was able to be apart of your special day you are some of my favorite people. 

 

 

 Dakota + Bryce you are beautiful people + the best.

 

 

 Another most favorite photo - Traveled to Asheville for the Get Rooted Workshop to take some photos of some very cool florists! It was just what I needed right before little baby made her way into the world.

 

 

Lauren + Micheal's Beach Elopement - L+M intimate beach wedding with close family + friends was just the best. No timelines or a care in the world, just two people crazy in love! This was also my last wedding before Arlee was born. 

 

Arlee Mae Vinson - My baby + forever friend 2019 has been the best year because of you. I never knew I could love anything so much in my life. Arlee has been me + Kyle's best surprise ever. We didn't plan to start a family so soon after getting married, but I am so glad it worked out the way it did. The late nights, the worry, the smelly diapers are all worth it. I can't wait to see you grow and I will cherish all the moments with you. 
My baby.​

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well now that I am crying let us move on - Diana + Kevins beautiful beach wedding. The colors, the vibe + Diana's dress. The dress was Diana's mother that she wore on her wedding day, and it was my favorite wedding dress in 2019.

 

 

The McCool Wedding - First off Matty wore a tie-dye suit so wedding win! Matty + Shannon I have never seen such a love like you guys have for each other, I loved being apart of your special day!

 

 

The McKenzie Wedding - I always make bridal parties do this pose where they do a big group hug and they are always my favorite! You can just see the love on everyone's faces. 

 

 

 The Normile Wedding - Alex is a Disney Princess + Patrick is her Prince! Such a fun wedding + the best party of the year, now let's reply to each other Instagram stories for life! 

 

 

The Marriner Wedding - My final wedding of 2019. The moment when Taylor's mom + Mason's Mom helped Taylor into her wedding dress made my heart happy. Congratulations.

 

 

 Final Session of 2019 - Jane + Hank's engagement session. Riding my first ferry, meeting Vivian Howard on the ferry, + exploring Bald Head Island, 10/10 to end the 2019 season! I can not wait for their upcoming wedding! 

 

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2019 you have been good to me + here are a few more people I am thankful for.

 

 

Kyle - My best friend, the best dad & the one I get to spend forever with. Thank you for being by my side not just in 2019 but since the day we met, thanks for believing in my crazy dreams + always telling me I can do this and I will be successful. You are a pretty cool guy!

 

 

Family - 2019 a crazy year thankful for the family that helped us along the way. From moving so many times, painting walls, sleeping in uncomfortable hospital chairs waiting on Arlee to arrive, making meals + babysitting when life gets crazy. You guys are the best and we are very glad to have you in our life.

 

                                                                                       Photo by: Ko Torsella Photography

 

Cute photos of Arlee because why not!

 

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Photo by: Evan Daniels Photography 

 

Thank you again to 2019 clients, family + friends.

Cheers.

 

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