Kathy & Ryan had an engagement session in mind for beautiful Southport, NC which was simply a joy to carry out! We spent the afternoon strolling through the town, with focus on the gorgeous landscape and really just getting to know each other in preparation for their big wedding day on St. James Plantation. Engagement sessions should not just be time spent posing in front of someone's camera, but a chance to spend a little time with one another, to ease into the process of being someone's camera focus, and to get comfortable not only with a lens pointed at you, but the person BEHIND the lens.Read More
2017 has me very excited for wedding season and all of these beautiful couples I have met in the past few months! Domonique & Darryl will be tying the knot in Fayetteville in just a few weeks and I cannot wait to see all of those gorgeous wedding details I know will be waiting for my camera! Their engagement session took place in Wilmington at Hugh Macrae Park in the fall, which took full advantage of the lovely fall foliage and comfortable weather. Love these two!Read More
Laryn and I have had quite the photo adventure the last few months! While her hubby was away working hard for the military, Laryn and theirADORABLE daughter, Jayden spent some time with me last fall for Laryn's maternity shoot. Gorgeous fall foliage, and I really don't think it's fair how beautiful Laryn looks while pregnant. Not. Fair. Laryn.
I have been editing away today and cannot wait to share their newborn session, but thought it only fitting that I share their maternity BEFORE the newborn, haha!Read More
Friends, I just took a breather and counted the many photo sessions that have not been blogged, and let's just say it's time to jump back in and catch up!! My friend and lovely photo client, Laryn, and her family has had a busy year and up next on the blog you will see her hubby's military homecoming, her beautiful fall maternity shoot & also her newborn photo session from last week!
As a military brat, I have always loved military homecomings and jumped at the chance to photograph Laryn & Jayden as they waited for Matthew to come home! Laryn has been holding down the fort, wrangling their toddler and also growing a new little one while Matthew was away, you know... no big deal ;)Read More
Handsome little Kieran.
You may remember Katy & Peter from their recent Fort Fisher sunset maternity session (if not, you should check it out right here). Recently, I changed the way I photograph newborns in that I no longer carry a ton of props with me, or rely on baskets and bowls to tuck them into. I do think that style is adorable, but I am loving simply coming to your home and photographing how you are as a brand new family. I love to watch you interact, see how your little one snuggles into you, walk around your nursery and just photograph your baby in their most beautiful, simple light. As a parent, those first moments seemed so fleeting and I would have loved to have someone photograph our first days together just being.Read More
Andrea and her adorable kiddos Jaimie, Connor and baby Delaney came to visit their family in NC this summer, and called me up to schedule a sunset photo session at gorgeous Fort Fisher. I swear, the most beautiful people keep booking me, would you look at these perfect little faces? Love them! Anyone who has taken a toddlers photo knows it typically involves about a million squats, and lots of sprinting, and with me, a lot of talking to your little ones to get them to open up and have some fun. I have always loved kids, and being able to photograph them as they really are, not just as they are when posed, is one of my favorite things to do!Read More
2016 was full of amazing new clients who I now call friends, and Brian & Amy are no exception. Love these two and their fantastic families!!! Amy & Brian were married in a beautiful beach ceremony on Wrightsville Beach on quite possibly the steamiest, but most perfect day of the year! The reception was held at downtown Wilmington's Coastline Convention Center wedding venue which I highly recommend if you love historic buildings with weathered brick walls and beautiful large windows throughout their Riverview Terrace room.Read More
Frank & Jessica wanted an intimate, no fuss wedding with just a few friends and a beautiful setting. That was exactly what they got and I absolutely loved being asked to photograph their Fort Fisher wedding! We couldn't have asked for a prettier backdrop for their wedding ceremony, Fort Fisher is amazing. Here are a few favorites from their wedding day. Enjoy!Read More