Stephanie and Matt

Stephanie and Matt were married at the end of May in Stephanie’s parent’s gorgeous home here in Charlotte. It was so very special for everyone. A few of my favorite moments from their wedding day:

+ Stephanie wore her mom’s necklace over her wedding gown. I always love it when a bride wears special pieces like this. And I just adored Stephanie’s dress. It’s so pretty, right?!

+ About 10 minutes before the ceremony, Stephanie had notes she had written delivered to her mom and dad. Watching them hold each other as they read her words to them was overwhelming…I may have teared up myself. And when they looked at me and said, “one day, your children will be at this point too”, forget about it. I was a mess. :)

+ Y’all these people are TOPS. Stephanie, Matt and her parents put SO much into the planning and into the home to get ready for the day. My heart sunk as the skies grew dark and opened up after the ceremony to pour down rain onto their outdoor reception and flooded the dance floor. But all we saw from them was smiles, laughter, good times and a “throw your shoulders up, it is what it is and we’re not going to let this ruin today” attitude. To not let their circumstances steal the joy of the day…the day that they all had looked forward to for so long…what an amazing and inspiring family.

Congratulations, guys! We have so enjoyed getting to know y’all and working with you. We hope that so much goodness will come your way through your marriage.

Wedding Planner – Jackie Forgartie

Hair – Modern Salon and Spa

Dress Designer – Penelope by Willowby

Dress – Poffie Girls

Bride’s Shoes – Kate Spade

Bridesmaid Dresses – Show Me Your MuMu

Groom’s Attire – Suit from Jos A Bank, Bowtie from Brackish , Socks from PacSun

Groomsmen’s Attire – Suit from Stein Mart, Bowtie from Slim Timber, Socks from Bold Socks

Florals – Braswell Interiors and Floral  and Paula Pappas

DJ – Troy Nguyen from DJ Elementz

Cake – Paula Pappas, Mousse Cups from Amelie’s French Bakery, Petite Fours from The Fresh Market 

Rentals –  Classic Party Rentals

Bathrooms – Plush Flush 

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Mint Museum of Art Wedding – Allie + Byron

Allie and Byron were married on a sunny day in May at the gorgeous Mint Museum of Art here in Charlotte. We were so thankful to have the opportunity to work with and get to know this sweet couple, their friends and families. A few of my favorite moments of the day:

+ Allie was beaming after she put on her dress. Her bridesmaids had the sweetest and most fun reactions (see image below). There was just so much joy in her smile…it was contagious!

+ Allie wore her grandmother’s earrings and bracelet. I never tire of special touches like this.

+ Byron first saw Allie beneath the trees alongside of the museum…it was so fun to see his reaction.

+ Their first dance was to Adele’s “Make You Feel My Love”…perfect.

Congratulations, Allie and Byron! So many happy wishes for you guys in your new life together!

Hair/makeup – Who’s The Fairest

Bride’s dress – designed by Watters WToo; purchased at Mecklenburg Bridal

Bridesmaid dresses – designed by Watters WToo

Groom/groomsmen attire – Shirts purchased at Vineyard Vines, Calvin Klein tuxedo purchased at Men’s Wearhouse, and ties purchased at Tie Bar

Florals – The Bloom Room

Transportation – Silver Fox

Invitations – Minted

Paper goods – Programs from Vista Print, Cocktail napkins from For Your Party

DJ – Jonny with Split Second Sound

Catering – Roots Farm Food

Cake – Publix

Rentals – Party Reflections

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For Geoff on Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day, Geoff.

These past almost six years watching you be daddy to our children has been one of my greatest joys in life. Our babies love you so much…no doubt that comes from the love that you show them daily…as evidenced by these images.

Thank you for being the father that you are to them and for caring for our family the way you do. You are so very loved.


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Meet Erika


It is my great pleasure to finally introduce our Studio Manager to you…Erika! I can’t tell you how thankful I am to have her on board and in the studio with me…she has been SUCH a help. She works hard, is thoughtful, creative, passion-filled and smart. I can already say that this business (and my life!) is better because of her.

I asked her a few questions so you could have a peek into her life and get to know her a little.


+ Where are you from?

A small farm in southern Maryland.


+ What are you passionate about?

Traveling, spending time outside, making art, and the Deaf community.


+ Hobbies?

Hiking, camping, painting, reading, and of course photography.


+ If you had a full day to yourself, what would you do?

Hike and explore all day with my camera, grab a latte, and paint late into the night.


+ Three things you are loving right now?

Working as The Schultzes studio assistant! Watermelon, hello summer! Cool breezes.


+ One state you want to visit in the next five years?



+ Best book you have ever read?

Little Princes by Conor Grennan. O wait, and The Horse Boy by Rupert Isaacson. I can’t pick!


+ What was your favorite moment from your wedding?

Jake, my husband, said some sweet words to my mom that made her cry. She never cries. Oh and at the end of the wedding when we left we had our guests throw birdseed. At the end of the line was one of the small children who when attempting to throw the bird seed in the air, ended up throwing it directly into my face. I was spitting out so much birdseed at the end of the line and my dress was also full of seeds, it was hilarious.


+ Vanilla or chocolate?

Always chocolate.


+ Beach or mountains?



+ Morning person or night owl?

Night Owl.


+ Favorite season?



+ Favorite city to visit?

Austin, TX.


+ Favorite show on Netflix?

New Girl.


+ Favorite treat?

Homemade chocolate chip cookies.


+ Favorite food?

French fries.


+ Favorite drink?

Fresh squeezed lemonade.


+ Coffee or tea?



+ Favorite restaurant in Charlotte?

So far, Futo Buta, they serve a mean bowl of ramen.


+ Favorite place to get coffee in Charlotte?

My house! My husband makes the best lattes with our favorite espresso from a roaster in MD.


+ Favorite place to get a treat in Charlotte?

Elizabeth’s Creamery, but I still need to try Duck Donuts.


+ If you were given $100 and you had to give it away to someone, who would you give it to?

I’ve always wanted to bless a waiter by leaving a huge tip.


+ If you were given $100 and you had to spend it on yourself, how would you spend it?

New camera gear of course!


+ What are you most looking forward to for the remainder of 2016?

Every Tuesday and Thursday in the studio learning everything I can! Exploring more of Charlotte, and a few trips with my husband to Savannah, Asheville, and back home.


+ What are you grateful for?

That’s a long list! The joy of being excited to wake up and go to work in the morning. My husband’s lattes. My totally crazy family. The space to be creative. Facetime, to stay in touch with my friends and family all over the country. And my mom who created wanderlust in me.


You can follow her on Instagram HERE!


We are so grateful to the following blogs and magazine for publishing our work!

Lace and Loyalty featured Erin and Brandon’s 10 year anniversary session, which can be found HERE.


The Knot Magazine published Evelyn and Tom’s wedding in their Fall/Winter 2016 issue.


Lace and Loyalty featured Jenn and Brad’s vow renewal ceremony, which can be found HERE.