lotus artistry

Jacqui and Jerel // Sugar Mountain House, Banner Elk // North Carolina Wedding Photographer

“Jerel is so caring and amazing. He has so much compassion for everyone. He is a lover, a dreamer, adventurer nothing is too big to accomplish. He makes me feel unstoppable and like I can take on the world. Everyday he helps me to better myself even when I don't feel like it. He keeps me motivated and encourages me to grow together and as an individual everyday.” -Jacqui

”I love Jacqui for her huge heart and she is the most kind and compassionate person I’ve ever met. No matter when our days are sunny or rainy, she always finds a way to smile and fill a room with love and laughter.” -Jerel

PLANNER // THE AMAZING AUNT MENDY!
HAIR // AUNT WENDY
MUA // CLAUDIA
FLORIST // MENDY
OFFICIANT // MAGGIE
DJ // NUSOUND ENTERTAINMENT
CATERING // TONY & NADINE
CAKE // MENDY & JOSIE

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

Reminiscing // 2017 Review // North Carolina Intimate Wedding & Elopement Photographer // Colorado Intimate Wedding & Elopement Photographer

i've always been a very nostalgic person. when i was little, i'd pull out the old shoe box of photos from my grandmother's corner cabinet and soak in all the dorky 60s vibes of them.
something about photos from "back in the day" always gave me a grounded feeling.

and guys I'M GUSHING OVER THE IMAGES BELOW. 
the humans in the photos may not be blood related to me, but i consider each of them my family.
the genuine love between two souls, the hugs with family, the memories with the ones you love...
i could gush for days. ;)

this past year was a whirlwind of emotion for me.
between running my business full time, depression, loving on my husband, kittens, yoga and keeping up a very small social - life it was hard to manage.
2017 was FULL. it had it's ups and downs.

but the over-arching theme of my year was to slow down my brain and never listen to fear.
find beauty in the quiet, calm moments. find patience and clarity in the exhausting ones.
when you take a deep breath, trust your gut and get your hustle on...
some amazing things happen.

all that to say.

thank you.

i love what i do with all my heart. documenting real connection between two humans gives. me. life! each wedding i shoot gives me that grounding, calming feeling again.
so thank you to everyone reading, everyone who trusted me with your wedding photos, everyone who quietly stalks from instagram. ;)

much love and light to each of you! enjoy looking back on all the smoking hot couples of 2017!!

warmly,

Elizabeth Lotus xx


 

YOU MADE IT TO THE END!!!

thank you so much for taking the time to read this! :)

if you're madly in love and want me to capture it - 2018 dates are filling up quickly! 


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