Based in gorgeous Wilmington, NC, Anchored in Love provides beautiful and fresh photography and videography for weddings at an affordable price. We believe in a final result that reflects the happiness, love and joy of your day
Destination Wedding Packages
Photo Shoot Types
Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement
Photo & Video
Digital Files, Film Photography, Online Proofing, Photo, Printed Enlargements, Printed Proofs, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Wedding Albums
Getting Engaged, Rehearsals & Parties, After Party, Wedding
Anchored in Love Reviews
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Reviewed On 11/18/2017 by Jessica B
We used Anchored in Love for our wedding video. We just received the highlight video and it is incredible! Kelly is so easy to talk to and work with. As soon as we met her we knew that she would be the type of person we would want to capture ou...
r day. She has such a positive attitude and is genuinely kind with her clients best interest always mind. We would definitely recommend anchored in love to anyone!
Reviewed On 11/15/2016 by Morgan K
Meeting Kelly was one of the best things that happened to me during the wedding planning process. I felt so at ease with her and absolutely loved her work! She was wonderful to work with and made it easy! My husband even said he enjoyed having ...
his photo taken by the Anchored in Love crew which is a huge deal!
Reviewed On 1/01/2016 by Molly C
Kelly and Barrett were a dream team to have shooting our wedding! Kelly was an absolute doll to speak with before the wedding, and i loved their portfolio so much i paid for them to travel to come do our wedding. they were on time, helpful and ...
gave us such amazing wedding pictures. i would absolutely recommend them for any couple that wants a happy, fun, and artistic team to handle your special photos.
Reviewed On 10/22/2015 by Christina A
This company asked me to review, if I was happy with their service, which irks me because what about the fact that I am incredibly unhappy with their service and would like to advise others against using them as a vendor?
First of all, the cos...
ts imposed are absolutely outrageous, compared to the other options in the area. I foolishly chose this vendor because they offered both videography and photography, which most other vendors don't. I foolishly chose this vendor thinking it would be better.
I could not have been more wrong. My first clue should've been when the communication process alone was atrocious. They sent long questionnaires and repeatedly requested for me to fill out, even though I did, but their site wasn't working and wouldn't submit my responses.
My second and biggest clue was when the photographer showed up with his wife, and was literally teaching her how to take shots, while letting her be the one to take the pictures of the most important day of my life. Also, making matters worse, apparently he also left the videography up to her as well, even though she had no idea how to even photograph a wedding, so one of the two key moments in my wedding (being given away and actually saying vows), was lost. The moment my brother gave me away, was not captured, in fact, you couldn't see anyone in the wedding party, hear what we're saying, nothing. Instead, you get the backsides of all of our guests.
They refuse to give you all of the footage of the video, that you pay an extra $500 for, so you are stuck with whatever cuts of the film they decide are best. You barely see me walking down the aisle, there's no view of me being given away by my brother who was crying, and my soon to be husband shaking his hand and promising to take care of me for the rest of my life.
Needless to say, having an amateur in charge of my $500 ceremony video was one of the worst parts. No, I did not know his wife was going to be the one in charge of the video, I wouldn't have allowed that.
Breaks my heart more than words can say, to know that this company put someone's significant other learning how to be a photographer and just spend the day at my wedding, above the importance of those moments in my life.
My mother passed away when I was younger and I do not have a father, and my husband's mother and father just passed away, so the moment of him and my brother coming together, that was something that should've been caught on camera just like any other girl being given away by her father.
There are no close ups of me and my husband or my wedding party, and it wasn't difficult, considering I had 2 bridesmaids and he had 1 best man, and we had maybe 14 or maybe less people sitting in seats lined up, in only one row on each side.
I have no words to fully describe just how upset, disappointed, and genuinely heartbroken I am.
There's also no reason I should've had to continue to press on, when I wanted a picture and the photographer kept persuading me to just be done, or when I had to go to the top floor of the house inside, and ask the photographer to please come down and take pictures of everyone having fun outside, or having to continue to request the photographer take certain pictures that i really wanted, without him looking irritated or "over it."
I would NOT recommend this vendor, if you can help it. Their adorable website does not translate well into their work and you will get far less than what you're paying for.
Reviewed On 8/20/2015 by Michele J
I loved working with Kelly and her team every step of my way. My husband, who has more of an eye for photos, agreed that Anchored in Love's work was phenomenal, and having Kelly and her assistant Jacqueline at our wedding was breezy and easy. T...
hey were stylish, well-prepared, and made me feel like a model. They were also very willing to work with us on our somewhat crunched timeline, and were very accommodating of our somewhat rough-and-tumble location.
Reviewed On 8/20/2015 by Mariah F
I hired Anchored in Love very last minute to capture my husband and I's change of wedding plans. Even in the few days between when I hired them and my courthouse wedding, I felt like a customer that mattered. Communication was prompt, and Josh ...
was amazing. He made sure that we posed properly (we're pretty awkward and uncoordinated) and had a bunch of great ideas. We 100% reccomend Anchored in Love for anyone anytime.
Reviewed On 7/15/2015 by Caylea C
You wont regret working with Kelly! She is so organized and great to work with. My husband (who didn't get to meet her until the day of our wedding) kept telling me how happy he was that I chose her because he felt like she captured every aspec...
t of our wedding day, and I couldn't agree more!! :)
Reviewed On 6/01/2015 by mariana g
We just had our engagement shoot and we LOVE the results. The shoot itself was quick and less awkward than I had imagined thanks to Kelly!
The slideshow was so beautiful and we got our photos back super fast!
We would definitely recomme...
nd Anchored in Love and can't wait to see what they capture at our wedding!
Reviewed On 4/11/2015 by Colleen C
Kelly with Anchored in Love was amazing to work with for our Engagement shoot this spring! She allowed us to bring our hyperactive dog to try and get some shots with her in them! She was more than willing to work with her and was SO patient and...
she really did capture some great shots with her. She allowed us to bring our own "props" to showcase some of our personality too. I felt like she just knew what kind of photos we were looking for and captured the exact feel I wanted to capture. She had wonderful ideas of location (she even suggested the park we took pictures at since we're not from the Wilmington area), and she was so easy to work with and we felt really comfortable with her. I was so nervous going into it and worried it was going to be awkward and that this would show in the pictures but she put us both at ease and the pictures look so real and not forced at all. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Can't wait to see what she captures at our wedding!
Reviewed On 12/19/2014 by Savannah S
After seeing work that Kelly and her team did for my cousins wedding, there was no question who we were going to choose to do our engagement/wedding photos. We had also used Kelly for Christmas mini sessions and instantly feel in love with not ...
only her photos but her wonderful personality. We had our engagement session back in November and they turned out so perfect! You can genuinely see the love that Kelly has for photography and weddings and she will capture the most precious moments that you will cherish forever. Also, if there's a package that she offers and you want to add/delete something, she will work with you to ensure you get everything you want. Look no further because you have found your photographer! Looking forward to the wedding and seeing the beautiful memories she will create!
Thanks Anchored in Love!!
Reviewed On 11/25/2014 by Rita B
Kelly was amazing to work with. We felt like she was genuinely excited about our day. We met Kelly in Durham over a year ago, loved her, and booked her later that night! We had an awesome experience at our engagement shoot in Wilmington. Kelly...
really adapts to any situation with ease… like our 70 pound German Shepherd not quite cooperating during the shoot☺ As for our wedding photos, Kelly captured so many wonderful moments. Our guests were raving about her ability to make younger children cooperate during photos and her ability to get everyone to smile for photos in general. Honestly, the only regret I have was not hiring Kelly for the whole day. We hired Kelly for 8 hours but on a day like your wedding, its worth the extra splurge to have her there all day. I would use Kelly in a heartbeat for future shoots. Best and sweetest photographer, ever.
Reviewed On 11/19/2014 by Angela J
Kelly and her husband were amazing! They were professional and organized before, during and after the wedding! They were able to create unique pictures and direct a large group of people. They were so sweet and talented! CHOSE THEM!
Reviewed On 10/30/2014 by kelly w
kelly edwards was an absolute joy to have as a photographer!
we had purchased an engagement session/wedding package, and she even travelled to Raleigh for the wedding for just a minimal fee!
my husband and i aren't very fond of posing for pic...
tures, and i told her this, and she took very lovely "in-the-moment" (aka:"Real") photos that truly captured the joy & emotions of the day!
kelly is a bubbly and fun person to work with too!
Reviewed On 10/29/2014 by Diana B
My husband and I are history teachers; we love journalist style photos of in the moment shots but need a realistic price. Kelly and Barrett were more than photographers; They were journalists and historians capturing the wedding day. The pictur...
es tell a story trapping the range of emotions felt by our family, guests, and most importantly us. There is a perfect blend of formal, candid and artistic to appeal to everyone's favorite style. ps. She makes the most uncomfortable in front of a camera, comfortable.
Reviewed On 10/29/2014 by Meghan G
Kelly was our photographer for my wedding and she was fantastic! She captured everything I wanted. It was such a wonderful experience, I will definitely be using her again! Maybe pregnancy pictures;) I definitely recommend her for any event! We...
get compliments all the time on our pictures and who did them. It was a great price and totally worth it! Thank you Anchored in Love! You're absolutely wonderful!!