Wilmington, NC Photographer | The Traveling Dress Collective

I am feeling beyond blessed today! I was part of a traveling dress project, and with the time it took for the dress to get to everyone in our group at different places around the world, it's been a year in the making! I'm so excited to see it published!

A huge thank you to Emily of Bella Navi for heading up this group, all the group members for working their magic and making the dress's story so special, thank you to The Traveling Dress Collective for starting everything and inviting others to be a part of it, and to my models Brooke & Edward and Stephanie & James! 

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While I had the dress, I had the pleasure of putting two beautiful models in it. The first was Brooke Woodley. She and her love, Edward, traveled to a boat ramp in Castle Hayne, NC, and then a quiet access point at Wrightsville Beach, NC with me. These newly-weds twirled, kissed as the sun rose, and got completely soaked during their session! It was perfect. My second model was Stephanie Garner. She and her love, James, invited me to their home in Wilmington, NC for their session- and they live in an Argosy! I was instantly excited! This free-spirited couple cuddled, kissed, and showed me how deeply they love; and we were also joined by their sweet daughter, Olivia. Another perfect session.

This was my first time being part of a traveling dress group and it was so much fun! Not only is the group filled with amazing photographers but getting to photograph something that they all photographed was really special; it’s like I had a piece of everyone’s sessions in my sessions! I just felt connected. I definitely want to continue photographing traveling dresses.
— Amandamarie Gillen