couples

Mary & Adam // Asheville Mountains // Intimate Wedding

"We wish we had more stars to give because Lotus Artistry is just amazing!! The first thing that captured us was Elizabeth's genuinely hilarious sense of humor and her amazingly kind personality. She went above and beyond in every sense- she even sent us an incredibly thoughtful pre-wedding care package just to say congrats on our engagement. The quality of her photography is absolutely stunning! We got married on a mountain outside of Asheville in the middle of a thunderstorm (it was crazy!) but none of it phased her at all! She came armed with an umbrella, a huge smile, a calming energy and a wonderfully adventurous attitude. She beautifully captured our emotions in every minute of the day and her photos turned out breathtakingly gorgeous. Another amazingly lucky thing for us was the surprise opportunity to work with the videographer Abby. She was very sweet together they were an absolute dream come true! My husband and I can't express how magical our wedding day felt... Lotus Artistry captured every single moment of love in our adventure and we will be forever grateful for the experience. We highly, highly, highly recommend!!" - Mary & Adam

FLORALS // FLORA
HMUA // FLAWLESS
CATERING // 12 BONES
CATERING DELIVERY // BLUE RIDGE STAFFING

Ariel & Dylan // Chetola Inn & Resort, Boone, NC // Intimate Wedding

Ariel & Dylan. I can't put the love I have for you both into words. Your wedding day left me speechless. Your open hearts and personality filled the day with SO much laughter and joy. Cannot say thank you enough for choosing me to capture your day! Like it or not, we're friends now. ;) I cannot wait to see all that's in store for Mr. & Mrs. Roberts!

VENUE // CHETOLA RESORT
VIDEOGRAPHER // DANA MORGAN
FLORIST & CAKE // REBECCA VANDERGRIFF
HARPIST // JENNY DOVE
DJ // DYLAN ELLIKER
OFFICIANT // THOMAS HOLLIS

Courtney & Jake // Abilena Plantation, New Bern, NC // Intimate Wedding

Word from these amazing humans when I asked them to describe why they love each other:

"The reasons I love Jake are pretty simple. Sometimes I have more rough and bad days than I do the good days. Even on those bad days he reassures me that he loves me, he's never leaving, and that it will get better. Those dark days take a toll on me and Jake is the one who pulls me out of it. He's the light at the end of the tunnel. The Jake that I see and live with, and that not many other people get to experience, the future father of my children, the sensitive Jake. The way he is gentle with his words and holds me super tight when those dark days seep in on me. When he wants a kiss in the middle of Walmart and he sings "Why don't you just meet me in the middle" and I turn around and there he is already kissing me! He says "wow babe, that so wasn't the middle." We can be so mean to each other at times and in the middle of those mean, playful moments he always pauses and says "We are still playing around right?" then proceeds to be mean and smiles. He has a gentle heart, a loving mind, and passion for not only me but in everything he does. He works sooo incredibly hard for our little family and I will be forever grateful for that. It is crazy how much I love him!!!

I love Courtney for many reasons. She is a wonderful person to be with, she supports me in everything I do. She is gorgeous , especially her eyes and freckles. She is my best friend and theres nobody else I would want to spend for ever with on this journey called life."

VENUE // ABILENA PLANTATION
FLOWERS // FLOWERS FOR YOU
HMUA // PAIGE WINDERS
DRESS & BRIDESMAID DRESSES // DAVID'S BRIDAL
CATERING // THE FLAME CATERING
OFFICIANT // DONNA BROWN
CAKE // FAMOUS BAKING CO
DJ // AMAYZING ENTERTAINMENT

Coral & Mitchell // Intimate North Carolina Wedding & Day-after Session

I had the absolute pleasure of shooting Coral & Mitchell's wedding in February. AND we also met up a few weeks later to explore and have fun in their wedding attire.

PLANNER // MAGNOLIA GROVE 
CATERER // UNFORGETTABLE FOOD AFFAIRS
FLORALS // EVERY BLOOMIN THING
HMUA // JENNY COX
 CAKE // CAKES BY CHELSEA

Michelle & Matt // Downtown Adventures // Greensboro, North Carolina Photographer

My obsession with this couple is pretty obvious because I seriously cannot stop falling in love with these images!

Images are just that - an image. Until you put two people in the frame who love each other. Then it becomes a memory, a feeling. And guys - these lovers have me gushing.

I love my job, that is all.

xx,

Elizabeth Lotus

Elizabeth & Andrew // New Year's Eve Intimate Woodland Wedding // DGDC Downtown Goldsboro, North Carolina // Wedding & Elopement Photographer

Andrew and Elizabeth's wedding touched my heart in so many ways. 

Bringing together 20 of their closest family and friends around one table they celebrated their love. The tears were flowing throughout the room as they shared vows and made their union official. Everyone in the room had so much love and support for the newly weds. I swear Elizabeth never stopped smiling all day and she's a barefoot babe (woman after my own heart!). ;)

Intimate weddings will forever have my heart. I'm not simply a photographer when intimacy and close-knit experiences are priority. I sat at the table and ate dinner with my couple, their family and got to know them. We all stayed in one small room throughout the day and it never felt awkward as they all brought me in as one of the family. 

The experience of someone being vulnerable enough to let me photograph these moments is really special. I can't think of a better way to end 2017!

xx,

Elizabeth