August 28, 2020

Charlotte Belk Chapel Wedding | Joel Berry II & Kelsey Porter

We first met this couple while they were attending college at UNC in Chapel Hill. Joel played basketball there where he led the team to the 2017 National Championship and Kelsey was on the dance team. Needless to say, these two are the All American Couple and we were thrilled to capture their engagement session near the UNC campus a couple years ago and we were beyond excited when they asked us to photograph their Charlotte Wedding at Belk Chapel on the grounds of Queens University.

Nobody could have anticipated what was to come with a global pandemic though. They ended up having to majorly downsize their wedding and had to move the reception to her parent's backyard and they weren't able to continue with their reception at the lovely Byron's South End in Charlotte. Eric and I were included in the handful of people they were able to have at their ceremony while they streamed it online for everyone else to watch from afar.

The outcome was the same though and they plan to celebrate later next year when they can invite all of their friends and family. They are now Mr. & Mrs. Joel Berry II and are living as such wonderful examples of a Christ-centered marriage. They are lights to everyone around them and we wish them many, many years of happiness, peace, joy, and favor!