My lungs burned as I kicked one leg in front of the other during my run this evening. You see, I’ve been trying to beat my mile time for a long while. I’ve tried running in the morning, at the gym, even in a thunderstorm with lightning. Can’t seem to get these short legs to go any faster. But I won’t stop trying.

 

Today I’m going to tell you a story. The story of a little girl who dared to dream big. But first:

 

This is not a “how to” guide. I have not done everything correctly nor do I have all the answers. What I have done is dared to dream. Everyone’s journey looks different, but we have the commonality of knowing how it feels to struggle. Writing is therapeutic for me. Unless I feel as if there is a volcano waiting to erupt within me, I don’t write. There has to be a reason behind each post, and like today, most of the time they are a pep talk to myself.

Paige Overturf

photo by my amazing friend Meredith of  Meredith Sledge Photography

In April of 1992, the newborn cries of a chubby dark haired baby girl could be heard through the doors of a Florida hospital. By the time she was two, she had a fiery temper. It was her way or the highway and that was not flying well with her parents. They soon realized something had to be done about this strong will of their daughter’s. After some discipline, things started to turn around for the better. At least for a little.

 

That little girl was me.

 

Paige Overturf

 

Fast forward to December 2013 in a coffee shop on the island of Guam.

 

The screech of chairs against the floor filled the room as we pulled our little group around a table. Soon we were deep into conversation setting goals for the following year. “Can I ask you a question?” I asked one of the girls, “but you have to promise to be honest.” Her eyes widened with anticipation as to what I could be asking “Sure. I promise.” Tossing my pen between hands I said, “What are some things I need to change in order to succeed?” A cold sweat was probably starting to break out right about now as I felt the walls that hid vulnerability begin to fall. “I think,” she started out, after much thought, “I think you need to be more transparent. Everyone sees your adventurous life, but you never talk about the struggles. I think you need to be more vulnerable. Open up about how you got to where you are and what you’re going through at the moment.”

 

Right about now I was thinking, “Really? Why couldn’t you have said something like, ‘you need to smile more.’ Or, ‘you need to set your alarm earlier and get your life organized.’ Be more vulnerable? Open up about my failures? Heck no!”

 

A year later, I’m finally ready to give this vulnerability thing a go. If this inspires one person to passionately pursue their dreams, it will be worth every letter typed out.

 

I am the fifth of eight kids, still have lots of hair and chubby cheeks, and, well, I’m afraid that fiery temper has never left my side. With the encouragement of my parents, I have been an entrepreneur with many failures and successes since the age of 8. There have been many mountain peaks and lonely valleys. I am writing this post today not because I’ve finally reached success – is that even possible? No, I am writing this because I am currently walking through a valley, and, as mentioned earlier, this is a pep talk to myself to not give up. It’s a reminder that anything worth having is worth fighting for.

 

Paige Overturf

photo by my amazing friend Meredith of Meredith Sledge Photography

 

Photography is not the first business I started. It’s the seventh. To clarify, not all of these “businesses” were intended to carry into adulthood, but nonetheless, they paved the way and taught me valuable lessons about entrepreneurship.

 

#1 Paige’s Pages - It was a night like every other, Dad was reading a book out loud, and I had my notebook and pens out. Afterwards, Mom mentioned if I drew a design for note cards, she would take me to the local printing company, and I could sell notepads at the annual craft fair. This seemed like an exciting project so I started drawing, crumbling up paper, and drawing some more. My parents loaned me the money to print copies with the understanding that after they sold, I would pay back what was borrowed. They sold for a couple dollars each, and I was beyond excited to have some green paper in my wallet. I did this two years in a row and haven’t made note cards since.

 

#2 Holiday Brownies - The sun beat down on me as I pulled the little red wagon from door to door. The day went something like this: *knock on door, “Hi, my name is Paige Overturf, and I’m selling holiday brownies. Here is a flyer with what I offer. You can order and I will have them made in time for your holiday party. Would you like to try a sample?” I’m laughing as I type this, imagining what the brownies must have looked like from sitting under the sun all day. Business was good and it carried on after the holidays for school parties and other events. When we moved a couple years later, baking no longer interested me. And so another business came and went.

 

#3 Homemade Bread & Rolls - [the same time as Holiday Brownies] It was a weekly chore at our house to make fresh bread and rolls. The Oregon trail always seemed like the most exciting adventure, and this was about as close as I got to pioneer life. First, I took the wheat berries to the carport where they were ground into fresh flour with the grinder. If I wasn’t distracted by climbing a tree or running around the yard with the other kids, I would finish within 15 minutes and take it to the kitchen to start the process of making dough. So on and so on. This led to making rolls once a week for an older couple. Well, a typhoon hit the island a few months later and we lost phone for a few months. If I remember correctly, that’s how the business ended.

 

#4 Babysitting + Nannying – babysitting had been an on-and-off job but when I turned 16, I babysat a couple times a week for a neighbor. This turned into 2 nannying jobs, one of which I had to be at the house by 6am. At the same time, I was staying up until 1 am trying to learn everything I could about photography, stalk blogs and photographers whose lives I wanted [more on this later], and journal. Well, it finally caught up with me when I got a call at 6:30am. “Paige, will you be here soon?” She worked at the hospital, and being late was not an option. I jumped out of bed, hopped in the car, and arrived in my PJs.

 

#5 Sweet Treats - Or, should I write, “Sweat Treats” as I did on the first flyers we printed out. That didn’t go down well, as we were out all the money because of my typo. Sweet Treats was started with my older sister. We mailed fancy fliers throughout the neighborhood advertising cookies, brownies, and cinnamon rolls. Business was ok, thankfully it picked up around the holidays. But I was realizing baking wasn’t my thing. Not only did I have the hardest time remembering the timer – but I found baking boring. Plus, I didn’t have the patience to cook on low. WHY IS THERE A HIGH SETTING IF I COULD NEVER USE IT. I was itching to be creating and diving into photography more.

 

#6 Beaded Treasures - A hobby-turned-business because of the suggestion of a younger brother. They say it takes 1000 “no’s” before one “yes.” I quickly learned this as I took jewelry shop to shop in our little downtown area, asking if they would like to sell it in their shop. Finally, I got a yes! This was great, but everything I earned was going right back into supplies, leading to little or no profit. I was on the hunt again to get it in another store, this time landing in Sweet & Sassy Princess.

 

When a few craft fairs and local festivals came up, I spent most of my hard earned money on a booth, jewelry stands, and beading supplies. The next few weeks were spent making jewelry – morning til night. At the end of the craft fair, I had made a grand total of $22. My bank account had become a display of beaded jewelry in our dining room. The next craft fair, same thing. Soon after, I got a call from one of the stores saying several pieces of my jewelry had been stolen. Needless to say, I have a big box full of beads in my storage closet.

 

#7 Paige Elizabeth Photography - On July 29, 2010, I photographed my first wedding. “Yes!” I thought, “I’m finally a wedding photographer!!” Little did I know, being a wedding photographer is not just about showing up at a wedding to take photos. Hard to experience, yet I learned a valuable lesson – one I still put into practice at every wedding I photograph. In October 2010, years of dreaming, scheming, and practicing finally turned into reality when we moved to Guam and I was officially in business with the license to prove it. I thought I was living the dream when not only one person emailed me, but two! Business was good as families prepared to send out Christmas pictures and word of mouth spread. And then, the unexpected happened.

 

On Saturday, March 5, 2011 I received a certified piece of mail that changed everything…

 

PART TWO > To be continued on Monday, October 27, 2014

 

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She was 19.

He was 21.

 

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She was “grounded” from going out of her dorm room after getting in trouble for a party that she didn’t have. He had flunked the Naval academy and was kicked out of IA State University twice.

 

The date was October 31, 1975. Two wild college kids met for the first time at a halloween party. Little did they know what the following 38 years had in store for them…

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It was no secret they were completely taken with each other from the start. He had a big head of hair with a twinkle in his eye, she carried a hippy vibe with long hair parted down the middle. Five months later, they surprised their parents when they announced their engagement. Six months after that, she became Mrs. Timothy Overturf.

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Two days after getting married, they moved to Detroit. Mom laughed as she explained, “It sounded exciting. We just wanted to leave Iowa.” Dad was familiar with the area and so off they went. “We were so poor,” dad told me between chuckles as he remembered the table that rocked back and forth from the legs being uneven, “we could hardly afford to get by on what we had.” But they had each other and they were adventurous. And there was one thing they were sure of, they never wanted to have kids.

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“It was humble beginnings. I applied for a job and your Dad waited a year to apply for school again so we could get on our feet.” After a year, Dad decided to give school one more try when he applied to Lawrence Institute of Technology to study architecture. His hard work and dedication paid off when he graduated with flying colors.

 

SIX

 

One year later, on back to back days, my parents realized their need for Jesus and their lives were turned around. The change was immediate and the desire to learn and grow was immense. They were learning together, meeting with friends, and living more intently.

 

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It was around this time that Dad decided to go into the ministry. There were days of studying and long nights of typing papers. It was a team effort between my parents, and where my mom found her love for peanut M&Ms.

 

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During the next 30+ years, Dad joined the military as a Navy Chaplain, they had 8 kids, moved 14 times, went through several deployments – including Dad in Iraq for over a year – and are enjoying the growing number of in-laws and grandkids.

 

There were difficult times they had to fight through. Times when bills had to be paid and cars broke down. Times when they were tired but children had to be fed. There were days when, literally, all they could do was trust God. But the stories live on. The perseverance lives on. The good times outweigh every single hard time and the laughter is always louder than the tears.

 

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They say, “when you know, you just know.”  I once heard the words, “Real love is fighting like hell to hold on to every moment you have with her. It’s making a life together and making it work, no matter what happens. You want a love for the ages? I think that’s great. Prove it. Make it last. They can take away a lot of things, but they can never take away what you two have together.” [cool points to whoever can name who said that]

 

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Love is so much more than a feeling. It’s finding someone who doesn’t want to change you, but who brings out the best of YOU. Love is someone who sees your quirks and says, “hey, me too!” Someone who will get up early to catch the sunrise with you. It’s someone who believes in you enough to push you out of your comfort zone. Love is knowing you could lose it all yet fighting for the possibility of winning.

 

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But, this is so much more than a love story. How do you go from flunking the Naval Academy and being kicked out of college twice to a Captain in the US Navy. How do you go from wanting no kids to giving up your career so you can spend your time investing in their lives. This is the story of God’s grace. A story of God taking the broken and making something beautiful.

 

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[photo by Caroline Lima Photography]

 

This is the story of my parents. I’ve watched them go through thick and thin, laughter and tears, struggle and celebration.

 

Happy 38th Anniversary to the best two parents a girl could ask for!

 

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  • Simone Anne - That is the absolute sweetest!! <3ReplyCancel

  • Sue Smith - Your mom and I were friends in Virginia Beach where our husbands were stationed as chaplains. Newly minted “Navy Wives”, each with 3 kids. We were friends from the get-go. I was home schooling and your mom was intrigued but doubted she could be organized enough to do such a thing. We went to a home school seminar together. A presenter commented on family size– something like, “when the Lord sends you into battle, you better have the right number of arrows in your quiver that God decides you should have”. It wasn’t too long and we each had baby #4, within months of each other. Our family was PSCd to Okinawa and we slowly lost contact. Then one Christmas we got the Overturf Family card. I gasped as I
    counted….1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 children!! It was then I knew that your mom (and dad!) were the most wonderful people EVER! It has been a great joy to be in touch through the years and rejoice together as our broods have grown-up. And it all started 38+ years ago. God bless your Godly parents and your beautiful family. XO
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  • Jubilynn Sigrah Huston - very beautiful paige. A happy anniversary to a lovely couple!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Kay Leverson - Love it! The spider/nose pic brought a horrific flashback however. :)ReplyCancel

  • Joanna Webber - That is so sweet!
    I know the quote is from White Collar, but I haven’t actually gotten that far in the series. I’m just finishing season 1. :-)ReplyCancel

  • SueAnn Bay - What a wonderful love story. LOVE reading your stories especially this one. They certainly have done a wonderful job raising you Paige. I understand now your love for The Lord.ReplyCancel

  • Diane Ferrera-Wilson - That’s a beautiful story thank you for sharing it with everyone and I hope your parents have another 38 years togetherReplyCancel

“Can I get you anything?” Beth asked when I arrived, “what can I do for you?”

 

Anyone who knows Beth, knows she has a true servant’s heart. Even on the morning of her wedding she was thinking of others.

 

It was college that brought these two together. I was in a meeting once when Beth walked in and wanted to say she was thankful for everyone there. Instead she got really embarrassed and laughed this really quirky laugh. It was really cute,” Joe recalls about what made him fall in love her Beth, “She’s beautiful. And she’s a servant.”

 

You can find them cooking new recipes, taking walks together and playing backgammon. Some of my favorite memories with Joe revolve around these components.” But that’s not all Beth says, “We also love working out together. Our goal is to finish Insanity.”

 

As for their stunning wedding, Beth spent hours upon hours creating her dream wedding. The bouquets are made entirely of paper, string, and a few of her grandmother’s old pins and earrings. [Future brides, these will soon be available for customizable ordering!] “I’m really excited about my shoes, I’m always looking for an excuse to buy an extra pair of Tom’s.

 

Without further ado, scroll below to see the magic for yourself: paper bouquets, colorful shoes, and a confetti exit!

 

“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around.”

BOB MARLEY

 

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The winter air sent a chill through the room as we chatted about Jon + Maria’s Butterfly Kisses Pavilion wedding in between sips of hot soup.

 

Having both Cuban and Hawaiian descent, Jon and Maria wanted to bring this theme into their wedding. “We really just want to have fun!” Maria said, as she described the colorful details of her wedding. “Instead of place cards, we’re creating CDs of our favorite songs. Each CD will have the guest’s name and table. At the end of the day, they get to take home the CD to remember our wedding.”

 

It is extremely important to me that my brides + grooms are not just clients whose wedding I arrive at to photograph. Rather, by the time their wedding day arrives, we should be awesome friends coming together to celebrate and party! And that is just what we did for Jon + Maria’s Butterfly Kisses Pavilion wedding in Newport, North Carolina.

 

As for fun, there was plenty to be had! The party never ended, it created a magical beginning to their forever…

 

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Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Butterfly Kisses Pavilion Wedding. International Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf, based out of Wilmington, North Carolina.

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Butterfly Kisses Pavilion Wedding. International Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf, based out of Wilmington, North Carolina.

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf
Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf
Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf
Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf
Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf
Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf
Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf
Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Butterfly Kisses Pavilion Wedding. International Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf, based out of Wilmington, North Carolina.

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Butterfly Kisses Pavilion Wedding. International Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf, based out of Wilmington, North Carolina.

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Butterfly Kisses Pavilion Wedding. International Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf, based out of Wilmington, North Carolina.

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Butterfly Kisses Pavilion Wedding. International Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf, based out of Wilmington, North Carolina.
Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

Butterfly Kisses Pavilion Wedding. International Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf, based out of Wilmington, North Carolina.

Newport North Carolina Wedding at Butterfly Kisses Pavilion. Wilmington Wedding Photographer, Paige Overturf

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Venue: Butterfly Kisses Pavilion

Coordinator: Geneva Nelson

Hair + Makeup: Kim Bearre

Gown: Oleg Cassini

Floral: Avalon Flowers 4 Events

Catering: The Flame

DJ: BTA Entertainment

Cake: Mrs. Vingerber’s Sweets

Officiant: Chaplain Joel Kettner

Videographer: Bryan Storms

Photographer: Paige Overturf

 

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Shoes were kicked off, boards were cruising, and laughter could be heard going down the road as the cousins made their way to the park. It was just a few years ago us older kids got up in the middle of the night to TP the house. Now everyone was grown up and leaving the mischief to the younger crowd.

 

Two weeks ago, my sister ran through a party of bubbles with her new husband of a few hours and off they drove into their honeymoon. As for the rest of us, well, we had to have some fun too! The next week was spent at a cottage on the beach soaking up the sun.

 

It was times like this that got me started in photography. All the motion, the laughter, the craziness of a big family. I didn’t want to ever forget it. It’s no secret that every family goes through rough patches, but the good times definitely outweigh the bad. To have siblings as best friends is the greatest way to go through life Truly, if I loved my family any more I think I would burst.

 

I’ve got to admit, as a photographer, it’s the best of both worlds: running around with the kids and then in with the adults. After all, gotta get every aspect! ;)

 

*update: Photographers, I decided to keep it light and use a 35mm 1.4 lens the entire week. Loved it!

 

The day started off with an intense game of freeze tag at the park.

Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
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Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
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Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
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Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
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Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf

The nephew’s ring bearer shoes. The smallest pair I’ve ever seen…

Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf

She won’t admit it, but she was chasing after the group of marines swimming in front of our cottage. ;)

Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf

Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf

Almost 91 and still a beach babe!

Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf

Hunting for shark teeth is always a highlight at this particular beach.

Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf

Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf

Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf

So fun to all be back together. Missing Dane and Kelli!

Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf

It’s not an Overturf party unless there are cookies to be had!

Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf

Nannie passed her secret on to Cade… the best way to get warm and relax is with a blanket and the hair dryer.

Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf

Found an extra pair of board shorts in the car and took a detour for a spontaneous bridge jump on our way back to the cottage.

Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf

Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf

“Remember all those old handshakes we used to do?” – the aunts.

Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf

Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf

They just keep getting taller and taller…

Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf

I’d like to the think it was Clay and I’s singing that lulled them to sleep on the way home… ;)

Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf

My future surfer boy.

Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf

Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf

Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf

Tracking the sharks along the east coast. The conversation went something like this:

“There was a great white shark a mile out about an hour ago.”

The nephew heard this and went inside to tell his mom the news, “Mom! Someone was eaten by a great white shark an hour ago!”

Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf
Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf

90 year age gap. Such a sweet moment!

Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf

Family reunion at Onslow Beach cottage on Camp Lejeune, Wilmington Wedding Photographer Paige Overturf

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