2018: A Year in Review

2018: A Year in Review

2018 Is the year Aly Barnett Photography became a business and an LLC! My daytime job changed companies and people were getting fired left and right. I told myself, eh! That’s okay! I can always shoot weddings full time. Little did I know, that is what happend.


This was the year I started working with The Remnate Collective, joined the Anchor and Veil fam, shot as an associate for even more photographers, YET shot 10 of my own weddings. With a total of 26! I didn’t count that till yesterday. 26 GUYS! That is a lot. No wonder my hard drive has zero space. I also rebranded myself, a new website, more advertising and gear!


For 2019, my word is FOCUS. I am decided to take more time for my business than working a 9 - 5 job everyday! Well, try. Haha! I still love that job but everyday is way too much. I already have 10 weddings booked for 2019 and still getting more! 2018 had so much growth. I couldn’t have done any of this without all my photographer friends, the awesome facebook groups, and of course, Sam and Sophie.


CHEERS!!

Liz & Luke | Wedding | Ritchie Hill | Concord NC

Liz & Luke | Wedding | Ritchie Hill | Concord NC

Liz & Luke wanted a wedding that wasn’t too big, but had an awesome after party! No DJ, and a super short ceremony done by my boyfriend, Sam McFarlane! When they first told me their venue was Ritchie Hill, I almost screamed. It has been my dream to shoot there and it’s only 20 minutes from my apartment. September was the perfect month for these two! Ritchie Hill has the best spot for the girls and guys to get ready. My favorite part of the day was Liz’s dress! It was her mother’s dress redesigned into her dress. The same sleeves and train! The girl’s dresses were from Amazon and all the girls did their own hair and makeup. As for the guys, they were seriously too much fun! Liz and Luke are more of an intimate, quiet couple. But their bridal party brought them into the party mood! Their after party at Unknown Brewery lasted all night!

Venue: Ritchie Hill | http://www.ritchiehill.com/

Catering: Roots Catering | https://www.roots-catering.com/

Rentals: Elegant & Classy Rentals | http://www.elegantandclassyevents.com/

Florals: Narcisse Greenway | http://www.narcissegreenway.com/

Cake: Edible Art Cakes | https://www.edibleartclt.com

Ceremony Music: Musically Yours | https://www.musicallyyoursnc.com/

Officiant: Sam McFarlane

Jess & Angel | Elopement | Barrie Leigh Fields | Mooresville, NC

Jess & Angel | Elopement | Barrie Leigh Fields | Mooresville, NC

Are you ready for these AMAZING details y’all!?! Jess & Angel decided to get married before their actual wedding day on a wim! Not only did they drive all the way from Raleigh, they showed their love in SUCH a beautiful way! Thank you to our team! I loved working with all of you!

Barrie Leigh Fields - @barrieleighfields
13 Cedar Events - @13cedarevents
Narcisse Greenway Design - @narcissegreenwaydesign
Roots Catering - @roots_catering
Viri Lovely Designs - @virilovelydesigns
Artistry by Aly - @artistry_by_aly
Paige & Elliott (providing attire for both models) - @paigeandelliott
Models - Jessica and Angel - @jskamdo
Cooke Rentals - @cookerentalslkn

Top 5 Engagement Spots in Charlotte!

Top 5 Engagement Spots in Charlotte!

The best spot for some fun color and architecture PLUS BEER! There is so much to photograph with the bars, lights, the Charlotte skyline, even some bikes or scooters! South End is super close to other parks, Noda, and Plaza Midwood. This makes it super easy to have two locations in one session!