September 21, 2017

I told myself and others that I would never shoot another wedding ever again……..ohhhh, was I wrong

I have know my hairdresser for a few months now, and during our time, she became engaged. I knew this, and wished her well and told her some things to look for in a photographer. On my next visit, as she was coloring my hair, she asked me the question, “Would you consider photographing my wedding?” I like Jourdan, I like her a lot, so I didn’t turn her down immediately, and went home to think it over. I was giddy inside, the thought of photographing her wedding actually made me excited, and so I agreed. Yes, I agreed…..and now 1 month later we went to my favorite place in all of NC and we took some of the best photos of my life. These are just the engagement photos, and if this is a sign of what is to come, then I am glad I said “yes”.

      

 

September 9, 2017

This wonderful couple contacted me via a “horse” friend. Yes, I am giddy and happy that some of my clients are horse owners, and not only do I get to photograph them, I get to see some beautiful animals. Being in North Carolina has been a dream come true and has delivered me the most amazing people and their families. This little angel was perfection, and the back room we photographed in was equally perfect. It was full of the most beautiful natural light and lots of heat, so she sleep the whole time. (yes babies need a lot of heat to sleep through photo shoots, just a hint, hint). I love that this couple had a few ideas they wanted to try, that was out of the norm and made for some great photos.

     

 

September 1, 2017

This is what happens when you finally get one of your dream lenses, its the perfect gloomy day and you have the perfect little model at your finger tips. As she gets older, my Boo has become more and more beautiful (and yes we tell her that often) and as her personality grows into someone inventive, kind, artistic, with a side of stubbornness and attitude, I tend to want to photograph her more to capture it all. This was taken with my new Sigma Art 35mm 1.4……swoon in love

 

  

 

August 20, 2017

When I met this family I was so excited, because photographing children that are older is a dream. Now I love all my clients, but sometimes easy shoots are what you need for a reboot. I have met an photographed a lot of people in this North Carolina family (previous family is her brother), and I just love all of them. It is so great for me to say, yeah I know them, we had a great time, and let’s make memories together. I think for all photographers it is the greatest feeling in the world when you go to a clients house, and they have one of your prints on canvas on the wall. Three different members of this family (hopefully) have mine, insert super happy face. These children were fantastic, beautiful, full of energy and just a treat to capture on my camera. Oh, and the mom and dad are great too, insert another super happy face here too.

 

 

 

August 4, 2017

I have been photographing this incredible family for about a year now. When I met the momma, she was all smiles with a tummy full of twins…..and now 6 months later, she is still all smiles with 2 beautiful babies in her life. This family of 6 is straight from heaven, just a wonderful family, full of love and laughs. I have been blessed so many times in this state, being introduced to and photographing the most amazing people. Now I am not going to say that this photo shoot went according to plan, but we all tried our hardest and through some photoshopping we have an great final product. I cannot wait to photograph them again and again and again. (wink, wink Meredith)

 

July 22, 2017

This strong and amazing mom, has battled a year of cancer and is as beautiful as ever, and I admire her so much. Her family lives just down the street from us, and we have watched the cars come and go, knowing that she was on her way to treatment. Just one year ago she was going through the worst, and now she is beautiful, (full head of hair), camping every weekend with her girls, working a full time job, being a mom, wife and just somebody we all hope to be when faced with the same things in life. I wanted so much to take their photos, and she let me, and I am grateful and honored to make some memories for them.

 

 

July 19, 2017

This very patient and beautiful first time momma had her baby, finally after 9 days past her due date. I love this couple and their baby girl is very special. I feel honored to be able to photograph this journey for this family.

 

July 1, 2017

I have been photographing this beautiful family for almost a year now. From her mommies tummy, to 6 hours after she was born, to now 6 months later. These are very special people, who I really enjoy to photograph, they are amazing clients. They are so chill, laid back and full of smiles and I have enjoyed so much watching baby Ella grow. I hope I get to photograph them for as long as I can.

 

June 28, 2017

I am originally from Florida and while down there I made some great and lasting friendships. Twice in the last few years I have had some of those friends travel all the way to NC for me to photograph their families and senior portraits. This is my friend Lori and her 3 sons. I have known them for 9 years, the youngest I met when he was just 4 months old. I have watched them grow up, taken professional photos of them often and felt honored to do another series for them.

 

June 11, 2017

You only get truly lucky a few times in your career when you meet the dream client. Now I have the most amazing clients, but when I say “dream” for me it means a couple who is open to all suggestions is willing to take risks and wants me to be with them every step of the way. This is that couple, the Flowers. Beautiful, young, creative and this is their first baby. When I met them I felt their energy right away, and I was in heaven. She told me she had a few dresses, one being lace, (something I have longed for in awhile), and others fitting the couple that they are. She is just gorgeous, and he is a body builder…..I mean really, HEAVEN. I was honored once again to be able to shoot at my favorite farm in Tobaccoville, and the weather was spot on. I love these images, they are some of my favorite to date.

May 24, 2017

I met this family through a friend, who happened to be her 4th grade teacher (15yrs ago). I talked with her over the phone and set up a meeting with her in her home. I was on FaceBook and I saw her post an image of her front yard, and I was out of my mind. Her and her family live about 45 mins away fro me, very close to the Blue Ridge Parkway and mountains. In the back of the image from FB were beautiful grasses, forests, and the mountains themselves, a dream come true for me. We met, and it was better in person then in the image. On the day of the Maternity shoot it was cold, but her baby girl and husband were great sports and we all battled the cold together. Fall time in the mountains, here in North Carolina is breathtaking, and not to mention, this soon to be mommy is beautiful. The time of year, setting and subjects made for some amazing photos. These colors are part of LXCN Preset Collection, LXCN 02 & 03.

 

Following this Amazing photo shoot was an equally amazing Fresh 48 shoot. This momma got lucky and her delivery was a breeze. She called me just a few hours after the baby was born, urging me to come right away, because they were going to release her soon. I jumped in the car and traveled to the hospital in the mountains, and my timing could not have been more perfect. As soon as I arrived, a lot of her immediate family arrived and made for some special moments. On a personal note, I loved to watch and photograph the first moments this wonderful family welcomed this baby into their lives, it was beautiful (and its why I love my job). The room was small, cramped with a lot of love and happiness, I couldn’t have asked for anything more real and perfect. These colors are from the LXCN Preset Collection, LXCN 03S.

 

 

May 22, 2017

I am unbelievably lucky to live in the neighborhood that I do. I think when anyone drives into it, they are just blown away by the immense amount of diverse nature that is everywhere. There are countless places to photograph here, and I thought that I knew them all. A neighbor and friend asked me if I could do her son’s prom photos, and I jumped at the chance, (her son is model material). She told me she had a spot behind her house that would be great for photos, a place I had not seen before, so this made me more excited. Backing up to our neighborhood is acres of farmland, covered in tall grasses and beautiful Spring flowers, this was her spot. As much as clothing, lighting, feelings, are important, it’s really about the location. Finding that perfect spot can be tricky, and this time, like many others, this location was a dream, and so was the couple. These colors are from the LXCN Preset Collection LXCN 01.