Monica & Nawwar at The Weathervane

Monica & Nawwar were such an inspiration to photograph. Their wedding was incredibly intimate and personal.

With their union they also tied their 4 children into a new family unit, and to witness this was so precious to me.

Officiant: Robin Renteria

Ceremony/Reception Location: The Weathervane, Chapel Hill, NC

Coordinator:  Sarah Mackiewicz

Portrait Locations:

Open Eye CafeJonny’sBotanical Garden in Chapel Hill, NC

After the morning portraits with one another and with their children, we headed to The Weathervane for a gorgeous outdoor ceremony!

They are such a tender couple, I loved the emotion of them greeting their children after the ceremony!

The reception was very tasteful, literally! Nawwar’s groom cake was a stack of gourmet cheeses!

Congratulations to both of you, it was such a pleasure to spend the day with you!


Liesl Diesel

Dawn & Mark’s Rose Garden Engagement!

Congratulations to Dawn & Mark! Today I will be shooting their wedding at the Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach, SC!

I photographed their engagement session back in June at The Little Theater Rose Garden in Raleigh, NC and designed a custom guest book from the images.

Here are a few of my favorite images, as you can see this wedding is going to be SMILE CITY!!!

Can’t wait to see you both!


Liesl Diesel

Dawn has a contagious smile! I love it!!

Mark is such a joker, he can make Dawn laugh and keep his poker face at the same time :) oh it's going to be fun!

The arena at The Little Theater in Raleigh, NC has some fun graphics to work with!

and of course rose gardens are always à la mode!

Garden Wedding Ceremony at The Weathervane

On April 1st, 2011 Nicole and Damien admitted they were fools for love at The Weathervane in Chapel Hill, NC!

I loved the intimate garden setting for the ceremony, it gave is such a personal feel. I also enjoyed playing with the flaring light and bending vines!

"The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved, loved for ourselves, or rather loved in spite of ourselves." Victor Hugo

The private terrace at the Weathervane was the perfect backdrop for Nicole & Damien's intimate wedding.

I also loved that Nicole picked white dresses for her bridesmaids!

Damien was so calm and confident!

And of course the wind and light work together to make a perfect scene for me!

I loved this moment! Congratulations, I will post more soon! <3 Liesl