archive for July, 2011

July 29, 2011


On our recent family vacation, brother Joel took time out from skim boarding and other beach trip goodness to be our senior portrait model. We are so proud of Joel, all he’s accomplished and  the person he is!  Here are just a couple of our favorites from our shoot..

So…tell your friends, Suggs Photography does Senior portraits!  Click the “Contact us” button above for more info! Happy School Year!



July 28, 2011


you’ll remember from a couple weeks ago this sweet, long-distance couple that we met up with for an engagement shoot…dan and dionne…how to explain the awesomeness of their wedding day? one word: piñatas. how flippin cool is that!? more on that later…

so, Dionne is laid back and down-to-earth…i (melissa) wouldn’t have described her as the “princess” type…but she wore the Disney Princess Jasmine dress*… and she rocked it!! Dionne has the most beautiful smile and all these great, expressive faces – so much fun! Dan was the picture of “cool” all day long, helping out when an extra hand was needed and hiding away when we needed him to (thanks, Dan).

Graham and i got to do a “first look” with the couple before the ceremony, at an amazing house on the beach, with great food, fun talented people (there was an accordian player and a tinkerbell flower girl during the ceremony!), and the best. thing. ever. at a wedding: piñatas! that’s right. piñatas. with a blindfold and bats and candy! yay!

The whole day was full of so many friends and family that came together to create a beautiful space for a memorable day.  thank you, dionne and daniel, for letting us be a part of the beginning of y’alls life together and such a fun celebration…hope the party in cali was a ton of fun, too! cheers!

blessings on your marriage,


*(yes, Disney, as in the people that make movies and have a theme park! I couldn’t believe it either…they have an entire line of princess wedding gowns! your fairy tale awaits!)

July 14, 2011

meet dionne & daniel! we’re off to shoot their wedding tomorrow at the beach – but first – the engagement! these two have quite a story….so, they met way back in 2007, but went their separate ways (on different sides of the globe!), always stayed friends, and decided to meet up last summer for a visit in California…well, Dionne spent last Christmas visiting Daniel in Slovenia and as they put it on their wedding site, “found themselves unable to speak enough to each other, and therefore decided to spend the rest of their lives getting to know each other.” (love that!)

This first image is a bit representative of their courtship across continents (thank goodness for skype and facetime!). we dodged a little rain cloud and headed to beautiful Daveste Vineyard in Troutman (who would’ve guessed such a beautiful spot in a small town!) thank y’all for letting us come by!

we had so much fun photographing you two…we’re super excited for your wedding! see you tomorrow!


July 06, 2011

Well, I just have to say, this post is WAY overdue! We photographed the Tangs last fall – Our best excuse is the photos got lost in the shuffle of Melissa’s pregnancy/bedrest/delivery of twins! This family shoot was too cute not to post, so here it is! Meet the Tangs, a delightful brood with four very cool, very fun children (and great parents).  We had fun playing in the leaves, climbing trees, blowing bubbles, playing baseball and on and on…as you’d imagine, this family of four is busy!! Thank you Matt & Jaime for letting us photograph your family – we had a wonderful time. We miss you guys and hope to see you soon!!  <3, m+g