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The Kivii Life


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The Kivii Life

September 4, 2017

August 2017 in the Kivii Life

August 2017 Recap

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Last Month in The Kivii Life, from your favorite nerdy photographers:

Speaking of nerdy photographers, Game of Thrones Season 7 ended and I cried. If you want to talk about it (especially if you’re also an ASOIAF reader) let’s grab a beer! John is probably tired of listening to my theories.
We did things besides watch TV though, I swear! John and I spent a couple of evenings at Durham Bulls games with friends. We usually go to a few games a summer, but for whatever reason this year, we didn’t get to the DBAP until August! Still, it was a great time. Baseball is best watched in person with a hotdog and a beer, so that’s the way we did it.
Also: Sarah & Daisuke got married! Twice! We were only there for the wedding outside of Charlotte. Their second ceremony in Japan was just last weekend. I posted a sneak peek at the August 12 wedding on Facebook, and should have a full blog post up soon. How dreamy and romantic is Riverwood Manor? 
Riverwood Manor Wedding


I spent some weekdays on headshot sessions (hit me up if you need a new profile pic). Danielle, the owner of Renew Day Spa, is featured below. She’s another member of NAWBO-Raleigh (National Association of Women Business Owners) and we serve on the Board together.

Raleigh Headshot Photography

Last month, John and I also met with several of our couples for 2018 weddings. We have double the amount of weddings booked than we did this time last year, so I think 2018 is going to be incredible! Keep sending people our way 😀 Our ideal clients are relaxed and kinda nerdy (just like us). 

There are some awesome things coming up in September. When this post goes live, we’ll have already photographed Erin & Jesse’s Greensboro wedding. September also brings us Jamie & Hal at Merry Hill and some bridal and engagement photo sessions. 

And finally, as I wrote in a post a couple weeks ago, I turned 30. To celebrate, we spent the weekend in Asheville with a bunch of friends, touring breweries, playing boardgames, and eating a lot of biscuits. Here’s my summary in numbers, and then there are some snaps below:

  • 10 of my favorite people
  • 9 craft breweries
  • 8 taps on an educational beer tasting
  • 7 (or so) rounds of Telestrations
  • 6 inch tall red velvet cake
  • 5 miles averaged a day
  • 4 biscuits (and 1 donut)
  • 3 sweet potato pancakes with breakfast chicken
  • 2 cookies on an artisanal ice cream sandwich
  • 1 amazing trip
Nerdy Photographers love beer

First breweries we hit were Catawba and Green Man.

We also went to Hi-Wire (not this location though) and saw a RIDICULOUS ad for laser hair removal.

Nerdy Photographers love dogs

John’s sister Liz joined us with her sweet Vizsla, Macy.

The remainder of photos were all clicked by my friend Ashley (the not-John bearded fellow is her husband Bradley) while were waiting on our pizza dinner. I love the last two: me being explainy, and my sister Rebecca ignoring  me to look at her phone. <shrug emoji>


That’s a wrap for August. See you next month when I tell you all about September!

– E