Holiday Photo Ideas

Holiday Photo Ideas

Holiday Photo Ideas

Your Holiday Photo Session is scheduled and now you need holiday photo ideas and inspiration on family poses and what to wear for your session!  Below are some pictures to inspire you for your Holiday Photo Session.

The Roller Mill Events - Winston Salem Wedding - Ashley and Matt

The Roller Mill Events - Winston Salem Wedding - Ashley and Matt

Ashley and Matt

The Roller Mill Events was the perfect venue for this beautiful couple's classic vintage wedding.  White flowers, white pumpkins, white lace runners and antique china...add the rustic look of The Roller Mills and you have vintage inspired, wedding perfection!  I was obsessed by Ashley's makeup and hair by Tropical Breeze Salon!  They had the already gorgeous bride looking flawless!  ...and that dress from Bellissima!!!! Sooooo perfect!  It seriously looked like it was made just for her!  Flowers by Neil beautifully arranged all the flowers!  The wedding cake was delicious and beautiful by Delicious Bakery.  The groom looked sharp in his suit from Men's Wearhouse!  Twice Loved Vintage supplied all the vintage rentals.  Tiger Paw Entertainment made it a Par-TAY!!!  And a huge shoutout to Angela Beasley, our wedding director for helping the day go so smoothly! ...oh and let's not forget Buttercup Cafe!  Dinner was delicious!   Ashley and Matt are so in love and the camera loved them!  The Roller Mill has a saying that "you aren't married unless you have had your pictures taken with the mural wall!"  So Matt and Ashley ARE officially married....go check them out! 

The Huffington Post loved this beautiful couple as much as we did!  They featured one of their pictures in their November Wedding Roundup!  Check it out here! 


Nursing School Senior - High Point Senior Photographer - Cassandra

Nursing School Senior - High Point Senior Photographer - Cassandra


Downtown Winston Salem - Senior Portrait Session

It's Cassandra's Senior Year!  She'll be graduating from Forsyth Technical Community College and Wiles School of Nursing in December.  I was honored to take her senior portraits and help her commemorate this accomplishment and milestone! She's beautiful inside and out!  She's hardworking, caring and awesome with children! ...which makes her the perfect candidate for pediatric nursing!  I have no doubt that she will be amazing and will touch sooooo many children!  Cassandra is definitely loved by the Leonard family as she babysits our kids, assists with lighting and accompanies me on all sorts of adventures - including Hanging Rock for a proposal!  She's really become a family friend and we have loved it! She's about to spread her wings and venture to a new chapter and we will definitely miss having her around all the time! <3  Congratulations Cassandra, we love you! 

Villa De l'Amour - High Point Weddings - Megan and Jacob

Villa De l'Amour - High Point Weddings - Megan and Jacob

Megan and Jacob

Villa de l'Amour  - High Point, NC

Megan and Jacob were married at Villa de l'Amour in High Point, NC surrounded by their closest friends and family!  Megan looked absolutely flawless in her gorgeous gown from Carolina Bridal World. The rhinestone belt was the perfect finishing touch!  ...and let's not forget her long, lace veil!! It was so dreamy and princess-like.  Jacob looked sharp in his gray suit and black tie from Men's Wearhouse!  ...and guests commented all evening on his HUGE smile!  Jacob genuinely looked soooo happy!  They both did! Their first dance was the sweetest thing ever to watch!  They hugged...and smiled...and laughed...and just soaked each other in!  You could really tell they were soaking in every minute! And make sure you scroll down and see Morgan's toast (Megan's twin sister) ...she had us all in tears! It was the most touching tribute to a lifelong friendship and sister bond. 

Sedgefield Florist did an amazing job on all the flowers!  Her bouquet perfectly pulled all the colors together incorporated in the wedding. On Target DJ was awesome and made the reception a - PARTY!!  Megan and Jacob are madly in love and it's definitely evident in the photographs!  Enjoy! 

Talented Team of Wedding Vendors:

Venue: Villa De l'Amour

Catering: Southern Roots

Cake: Edible Artistry

Dj: On Target DJ

Videographer: Stuck In Love Films

Flowers: Sedgefield Florist

Dress: Carolina Bridal World

Menswear: Mens Warehouse 

Hair: Emily Allred with Laura Bray Hair and Makeup

Makeup: Morgan Braica, bride's sister 

Reverie Place - Jimmy and Michaela - NC Wedding Photographer

Reverie Place - Jimmy and Michaela - NC Wedding Photographer

Jimmy and Michaela

Reverie Place | Level Cross | NC


Wedding Vendors:

Venue:  Reverie Place

Coordinator:  Gina McKee

DJ:  Brian Saunders

Officiant:  Brian Cornell

Flowers:  Silk flowers handmade by Michaela

Cake:  Cindy Ingold

Dress:  Lasting Impressions

Catering:  Main Street Steak House

Videographer:  Hello Cheetah Productions

Photographer: Yasmin Leonard Photography

Jesse and Kaitlyn | Church Ceremony | Centennial Station High Point NC

Jesse and Kaitlyn | Church Ceremony | Centennial Station High Point NC

Jesse and Kaitlyn 


Where it all began:

Jesse and Kaitlyn met on their first night of college at Western Carolina University through a mutual friend. As the story goes, Jesse’s friend invited him to go hang out with them and some “pretty girls” they had just met.  The guys all went together to Kaitlyn and her roommate’s door.  Jesse happened to knock on Kaitlyn’s dorm room door, while the other guys dodged out of the way, Jesse was standing in clear view in the door way. He was met by a strange look and “who are you?” from Kaitlyn.  Little did Kaitlyn know, the stranger outside of her door would become her husband. The rest is history.

Kaitlyn and Jesse have dated for 6 years.  Many of these years have been spent on the road, commuting back and forth to see one another. Regardless of distance, Kaitlyn and Jesse have made it work through multiple mid-week Japanese dates in Asheville (the middle ground for them both).

The Proposal:

During their freshmen year of college, Kaitlyn and Jesse went cliff jumping with some friends at a Lake in Cashiers, NC. While another group of friends decided to go sit on the beach, Kaitlyn decided to follow Jesse and another group of friends up the cliff to take the plunge in an attempt to impress Jesse. A few days later, Kaitlyn and Jesse went on their first date. Needless to say, the decision to jump, although terrifying, was one of the best decisions that Kaitlyn ever made.

Six years later, on October 14th of 2016, Jesse took Kaitlyn to the same place that they first jumped and asked her to take another leap of faith with him by asking her to marry him.

The Wedding:

Jesse and Kaitlyn decided to get married at New Friendship Baptist Church (Kaitlyn’s home church) and have the reception at Centennial Station soon after becoming engaged. The venue is located at a convenient place that makes travel easy for both families. In addition, the old train station has a vintage look and possesses a lot of history of travel. Jesse and Kaitlyn are excited to begin traveling together. Although they have been many places on their own (collectively: Australia, Finland, England, Ireland, Wales) they have never had the opportunity to share these travels together. This is something they look forward to as newlyweds. With this being said, Centennial Station was the perfect spot to begin their new adventure of marriage!

Talented Team of Wedding Professionals: 

Cake: Sweet Josephine’s of High Point

Flowers: Handmade

Hair: Hair Attractions - Tara Boose

DJ: John Haskins

Invitations: The Bee’s Knees/ PrintsWell

Catering: California Fresh

Dress: Wildflower Bridal

Menswear: Men’s Warehouse

Photographer:  Yasmin Leonard Photography

Amanda and Keith | The Lofts at Union Square

Amanda and Keith | The Lofts at Union Square

Amanda and Keith

The Lofts at Union Square

High Point, NC

Talented Team of Vendors:

CAKE:  Sweet Josephine’s

CATERINGSouthern Roots

HAIR:  Nancy Puckett

MAKEUP: About Face

MUSIC: Corda Entertainment

OFFICIANT: Reverend Darrell Bordeaux

DJ: TRIAD DJ -  Ryan Shelton

VIDEOGRAPHY: Hayzen's Production

VENUE:  The Lofts at Union Square


 PHOTOGRAPHY: Yasmin Leonard Photography