Gabrielle | Bridal Beauty

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“Bridal Beauty…”

In a lavish and epic Ballantyne Hotel affair (designed by the talented, Elizabeth of Hall and Webb Design), this lovely beauty became Mrs. Stephon Gilmore last evening.

Congratulation, Gabrielle!

Special thanks to CJ and Heather for opening up their home this week and allowing us to come in and capture these delicious pieces.

Dress:  Galia Lahav Couture,  Location:  J Majors, Hair/Makeup:  LRT

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Jennifer - Beautiful!July 14, 2014 – 11:06 am

Summer chic inspired engagements | Gabrielle + Stephon

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“Chic summer love…”

Happy Wedding Week to the radiant, Gabrielle and her soon-t0-be handsome hubby, Stephon.

Their passion and lives revolve around athletics, health and the outdoors; so it was only fitting to find the perfect summer pool (thanks to my dear friend and owner of NY Bride and Groom) to create a chic, hot summer session.  Ahhh…and once I discovered her planted wildflowers I couldn’t resist throwing in a little North Carolina love.

Very much looking forward to their big day on Saturday AND to see what my friends over at Hall & Webb have up their sleeves.

Thank you, LRT, for the delicious beauty and wardrobe.

~ xo ~

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Tracy Burke - Kristin you always catch the truth and the essence of the love that people share! Well done my friend xoxo
(it was fun to wake up to all of this!)July 8, 2014 – 10:35 pm

A God-given talent and man | Stephon Gilmore

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First let me preface by saying that this little snippet and post by no way trumps the magic that was captured between this soon-to-be-husband and his remarkably beautiful fiance, Gabrielle, yesterday.  We started bright and early.  Chatted a bit over coffee and makeup then got the show on the road.  Can’t wait to share their photographs next week…their WEDDING week!!

In the meantime, I wanted to journal this special moment that came after our shoot.  My little buddy is a sports fan through and through.  Be it baseball, football, golf or lacrosse…he will watch it all.  AND remember scores, teams and stats from years past.  He amazes me!  His competitive spirit will surely take him very far in life, and I pinch myself often that I get to witnesses this little boy growing into a man.  What a gift.  I can’t believe God gifted me this precious little boy.

If you do not know the name Stephon Gilmore (non-sports fans) then please allow me to introduce this wonderful spirit and soul.  He is from the Carolina’s, a former Gamecock baller and current NFL player for the Buffalo Bills.  In the short period of time in chatting with both him and Gabrielle, I found myself engulfed and inspired by their work ethic, mentality and drive to reach their goals and dreams.  I’m not gonna lie…I went into my Boot Camp Training last night thinking I could train like a football player (I was that inspired!).  ha!!!

I am so thankful for his generosity as we wrapped our engagement session time together.  He not only took the time to chat with my little buddy and his friend, Tate, but also played catch!!  How cool is that!!!

My goodness!  What a summer-time treat for these growing little boys.

Forever indebted to the kind-heartedness of so many…including this moment caught in time.

~ xo ~

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The boys!

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