If you’re around Charlotte a lot, you might recognize this gal. Yep. She is THE Chef Alyssa, and she’s getting married to her partner in crime, Andrew!! We spent the afternoon shooting their beautiful engagement session (at a place that was very near and dear to Alyssa’s heart), and all around having a blast. If you don’t already know Alyssa & Andrew – let us take a second to clue you in… We met Alyssa YEARS ago when she was working at Halcyon, located in the Mint Museum Uptown. From there, we followed her work to Fern, which brought Plaza Midwood a heavyhitting veggie option. When the time came to strike out on her own, she started doing cooking classes to spread her love & knowledge of food with all the fine folks of the Charlotte area… that’s when we got to meet that debonair mofo named Andrew! Andrew is not only Alyssa’s partner in life, he’s her business partner… he’s what all of us creative people would LOVE to have.. someone who keeps all the ducks in a row, the wheels turning, and yet actually understands where our little crazy brains are at any given moment! We’ve been lucky enough to work with these two on countless occasions outside their own main endeavor (most notably the Relish Carolina events), and when they announced a wedding was officially happening (I mean – we all KNEW it was gonna happen, it was just when) – we were freakin over the moon honored that they asked us to be a part of it! We’ve shared as many laughs as we have artistic moments with these two… one of the few people who share the same enthusiasm for Parks and Recreation (their cat is LITERALLY named “Ann Perkins”)… one of our go-to people whenever we have anything food related… EVER! So when we say we’re excited not only to capture their day, but actually for their joining – it’s a freakin understatement!!!
With that, we hope you enjoy this collection of images.. Also- if you’re interested in a cooking class……Just sayin’… Click right HERE and be amazed with all the great flavors & knowledge you get dropped on ya!