Charlotte Billington Film Newborn Session

Charlotte Billington Film Newborn Session
I mean wasn't it just yesterday that I photographed Beth and Shawn's maternity session?! It definitely felt that way at Charlotte's newborn session because she surprised everyone by coming almost a few weeks early! Charlotte is truly a baby doll. She is such an itty bitty little thing, snug and warm and precious to hold. I literally could have spent the entire sess[...]

Margaret and Jonathan Film Maternity Session

Margaret and Jonathan Film Maternity Session
I met Margaret and Jonathan at Joyner Park for their maternity session in mid-July... we tried to beat the heat by starting really early, but it was so hot outside! They were definitely troopers as we walked the park with their two pups to find the best locations. Margaret and I went to high school together, but it had been years (maybe almost 10?!) since we'd seen[...]

Patrone Family Film Session

Patrone Family Film Session
I have some serious love for the Patrone family! Their wedding was one of the most unique weddings I've ever photographed, and to see them now with their sweet baby girl just lights up my heart. Could you think of a cuter name than Poppy? It is truly the perfect fit for her vibrant little personality! Just like us, the Patrones' firstborn was a little girl who look[...]

Marie and Wade Durham, NC Film Wedding

Marie and Wade Durham, NC Film Wedding
You guys, I wish I was a guest at this wedding. It's a rare thing for me to feel this way, but here are my reasons: This couple. I could forreall just hang out with them and be their friends. The food! The food was just so delicious. The bridal party. Yes, it's the largest bridal party I've ever photographed (almost 40 people). I was nervous, but by the end of [...]

Marie and Wade Carolina Inn Rehearsal Dinner

Marie and Wade Carolina Inn Rehearsal Dinner
In all my 9+ years of wedding photography, never has there ever been a flash mob at a rehearsal dinner... until now. Marie and Wade's rehearsal dinner was full of toasts that made us all cry, that re-lived some hilarious memories, and that encouraged their marriage more than anything else. It was amazing. But the last toast took the cake. A sweet bridesmaid took th[...]

June Thornton Film Newborn Session

June Thornton Film Newborn Session
Erin and I go back. Like, way back. Like, we met and became instant friends at church when we were 6 years old, back. What can I say - both of us had only (multiple) brothers; we lived in a male dominated world and just got each other, with our love for sports and our tomboy natures. Our friendship grew as our lives developed... sports, youth group, boys, college, sta[...]

Charlie McPherson Film Newborn Session

Charlie McPherson Film Newborn Session
I met this sweet family for the first time at our May mini-sessions, when we squeezed one joy-filled maternity session into a 15 minute time slot. I knew at that point that I'd be doing their newborn session, and after meeting them I simply couldn't wait to see them again and meet their little dude! I got to meet Charlie sooner than planned - little man graced ever[...]

Katie and Ryan Chapel Hill, NC Film Wedding

Katie and Ryan Chapel Hill, NC Film Wedding
The month before Katie and Ryan's wedding we talked through their timeline and all I could think about was how fun their wedding would be! Katie shared with me that all of their wedding guests would be traveling from out of town, so they wanted them to enjoy themselves. Their goal of their wedding was for it to be a fun and relaxing time for all of their friends and f[...]

Lauren and Ben Chapel Hill, NC Film Wedding

Lauren and Ben Chapel Hill, NC Film Wedding
I will forever remember this wedding as one of those miraculously-avoid-the-rain wedding days. My little photographer heart could not have been happier! Let me back up and say that Lauren and Ben are some of the kindest, most gracious people I've ever worked with. Being that they are both attorneys, I knew they would be incredibly sharp people. But moments into the[...]

A few fun features

A few fun features
I've had the honor of being interviewed by a few friends recently, and I thought it would be fun to share those with you here! Up first: my interview with my dear friend Gretchen: A life lived beautifully with Nancy Ray (featuring the heart behind the Nancy Ray Shop) on Life Lived Beautifully Heart 2 Heart Interview with Nancy Ray on Every Day Beautiful Co [...]