Sneaker-Infused Bliss: A Charlotte Area Wedding Photographer's Journey


On an overcast day, I stepped into the picturesque Tuscan Ridge Wedding Venue in Oakboro, NC, at 3:00 PM. Despite the cloudy skies, the soft, diffused light set the stage for capturing timeless images that would encapsulate the love and joy of Brittney and Onija's wedding day.


As the day unfolded, I found myself immersed in a whirlwind of love, laughter, and unique moments, all made possible by the incredible team of vendors who helped bring the couple's vision to life.


The reception, initially planned for outdoors, was moved indoors due to the weather, creating a cozy atmosphere for celebration. The venue was adorned with elegant decor provided by Gresha from P.U.R.E. Events & Décor, LLC (@pureventsdecorlic), ensuring that every detail was executed flawlessly.


During the bridal portrait session, a standout moment occurred as Brittney and Onija showcased their love for sneakers. Brittney rocked a pair of Jordan 11s, while Onija sported a pair of Sean Witherspoon Air Maxs. Their unique footwear added a personal touch to the photoshoot and created some incredible photo opportunities.


And speaking of sweet treats, let's talk about the dessert provided by Carlotta Peters from Lotta Cookies (@lottacookies73). The cookies were fire, leaving guests craving more, while the cake, beautifully decorated, was a true centerpiece of the reception.


Brittney looked flawless all day, thanks to the talented MUA, Jada Lynn from Kissed by Jada (@kissedbyjada), whose skillful hands ensured that the bride was on point from morning till night.


Throughout the day, I worked alongside Chacie Production (@chaceiproductions), the videographer also hired by Reflection Media, to provide comprehensive photo and video coverage of the event. Together, we ensured that every moment of the celebration was immortalized for the happy couple to cherish.


As the reception kicked off, the energy in the room was palpable. The DJs from Cease Fire Production (@ceasefireprods) brought the party to life with their infectious energy and killer playlist, filling the indoor venue with the nostalgic sounds of '90s-style R&B music. Guests danced, laughed, and made memories that would last a lifetime.


Yolanda from Dreams Kitchen delighted guests with her culinary expertise, serving up mouthwatering dishes like Tuscan chicken and brisket that left everyone wanting more. And Tia from Tipsy Cocktails (@tipsy_cocktails704) kept the drinks flowing, ensuring that no one went thirsty throughout the evening.


As the night came to a close, we bid farewell to the newlyweds amidst a shower of bubbles blown by the crowd. Against the softly lit backdrop of the indoor venue, the couple's love radiated brightly, promising a lifetime of happiness ahead.


Brittney and Onija's wedding was a celebration of love, friendship, and personal style—a day filled with laughter, joy, and cherished memories. And as a Charlotte area wedding photographer, I feel honored to have been a part of it, capturing moments that will be treasured for years to come.