Cole Michael |Fresh 48 | Goldsboro NC

Cole Michael is here and he is a boy! His parents waited ever so patiently to find out and i’m quite impressed, it’s not something Id be able to do!

I met up with his adorable family the day after he was born at the hospital here in Goldsboro, Wayne Memorial. He slept most of the time and he was able to meet his great grand parents and his aunt and cousins! How exciting everyone was able to join.daddy and babyfresh 48fresh 48goldsboro hospital photosfresh 48 goldsboro ncweb_1141web_1142happy parents3 boys #momofboysweb_1145web_1146the gang is all here

Happy Trails | Seymour Johnson AFB Photographer

This family is near and dear to me. They were part of our first operational squadron and came in right after us. My husband deployed twice with Guns and his wife and I were pregnant with our first born children at the same time. Their daughter is just a few days younger than our Jack. They have graced this blog quite a few times before and hopefully, this wont be the last time. When we got news we were headed back to good ole Shady J I was delighted to still know a few people and this family is one of them. Shortly after we arrived we heard they were leaving to fly something different. I will most definitely miss their friendship and we already miss them being nearby.fini flightf15 fini flightusaf fini flightseymour johnson fini flightsisters usafhappy trails shirt f15seymour johson afbf15 usafgoldsboro nc photographersAlso, it was Guns’ parents 39th wedding anniversary the day of the fini. What a fun way to celebrate than with to be with your family!usaf

Apex’s Final Flight | Goldsboro Photographers

Last week I was asked to document a fini flight, but this one was special, it was more than likely going to be the last time in this particular jet, the F-15E. I always love going and watching them especially when kids are involved because generally they LOVE spraying their parent. This one was no different, the kids love their dad and really enjoyed spraying him. This family is off to the lovely state of Washington. I really hope they love it as much as we did… do.

Apex’s Final F-15E Flight from Hilary Mercer on Vimeo.

Becoming the Brantners at The Farm | Selma Wedding Photographers

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Three weeks prior to this sweet couples nuptials their photographer cancelled on them. Tiffany alerted the internet about their problem and I ended up being able to be their wedding photographer. It was a beautiful day in Selma, North Carolina. I arrived to The Farm to find Tiffany writing in a journal she would later give to Jay. She had been writing in it since 2013 when they met. Turns out Jay had the same idea, he also gifted Tiffany a journal only if hadn’t been as long for details getting ready at the farmthe guys getting readythe bride selma ncthe groomshades of rose bridesmaidsand then it was time to say I Do!prayerwedding hashtagflowerswalking down the aislewedding ringsIn lieu of a unity candle they braided rope and had a foot washing ceremony.foot washing ceremonyselma wedding photographerSeriously the happiest couple ever.adoring himgroup photoselma wedding photographyselma nc wedding photographersweddings at the farm selma ncthe cakeThey also had a S M O R E S table because The Farm has a fire pit. Hello best idea ever.smores tablelindy hop wedding danceweddings at the farm selma nccutting the cakeweb_1117the farm selma ncwedding photographers in goldsboro ncweddings at the farm selma ncgoldsboro nc wedding photographersbubble exitGosh, I am so thrilled I was able to photograph your wedding Tiffany and Jay. Thank you so much for having me!hilary mercer wedding photographerCeremony + Reception | The Farm :: Selma, NC

Caterer | Kabob and Curry

Florist | Denise Sills

Cake | Lynne Barile

Band | Mint Julep Jazz band