November 1o is the official Birthday of the United States Marine Corps but the annual Birthday Ball can range anywhere from October to December! In this case, Cassidy and Jarrett’s Ball was scheduled for December 15th. We met in downtown New Bern for their session since it was on the way to their Greenville Ball location. New Bern is one of my all time favorite places so I was very excited for this session. When we arrived, we noticed Tryon Palace had been decorated for the holidays (and their annual candlelight event) so we stopped in front of the palace for a few quick shots, then headed the rest of the way downtown. New Bernians are some of the nicest people I’ve ever met, and it was awesome to be walking with Cassidy and Jarrett as many people rolled down their windows to thank him for his service. The weather was chilly, but we didn’t let that get in the way of showing off Cassidy’s gorgeous ball gown!