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 [...]

Laura and Tommy Carolina Inn Film Wedding

Laura and Tommy Carolina Inn Film Wedding
I feel like I am writing about two of my dearest friends when I talk about Laura and Tommy. From the moment Laura came into the studio, I knew we were going to click and so enjoy going through the season of planning her wedding together. Laura is so incredibly kind; she is always putting others before herself and has the best interest of others at the fore front of he[...]

August 2016 Goals

August 2016 Goals
Y'all, I'm feeling the urge to CLEAN OUT. Does that ever just hit you? When you get fed up with all your clutter, when you want to get rid of everything and start fresh? To be honest, I like to clean out when I'm avoiding doing something else difficult. It's my "go to" thing when I have something hard to accomplish, but I don't want to. It's like how I tidied my r[...]

Beth and Shawn Film Maternity Session

Beth and Shawn Film Maternity Session
Beth and I worked together in the same department at Biogen a few years ago, just a few cubicles down from one another. Generally speaking, our goal was to support patients with Multiple Sclerosis; Beth did this primarily by talking to patients on the phone - asking thoughtful questions and showing genuine interest in their daily trials and successes. I remember heari[...]

Amy Hawthorne Film Maternity Session

Amy Hawthorne Film Maternity Session
When I met Amy, we were standing in the back of a dark room at the Influence Conference, bouncing our babies. Our babies actually became friends before we did! It was too sweet - they kept reaching out to one another and laughing. We struck up a conversation, and we have stayed in touch ever since! Y'all, she's one of my very people to follow on instagram. She is t[...]