Category archives: Families

October 2017 Mini-Sessions Part 1

October 2017 Mini-Sessions Part 1
Whoa baby, the first round of October mini-sessions were a whirlwind this year! First of all, you guys sold them out in literally like a day and a half after we launched them, so bravo, brilliant, thank you very much! We totally would have added more slots, but there are these little people you may have heard of by now that have slowed me down a little bit - the Tate[...]

Elizabeth and Robert Film Maternity Session

Elizabeth and Robert Film Maternity Session
I will never forget the day that Elizabeth casually stopped by the studio. I didn't think anything of it until she said "I've got to tell y'all something." All of us immediately screamed and starting jumping up and down. We knew she was going to tell us she was pregnant and we yelled at her, "SAY IT. SAY IT. SAY IT OUT LOUD!" But then, it gets even better. She pulled [...]

Almond Family Film Session

Almond Family Film Session
I met Margaret, Jonathan and their sweet little princess Grace at Hillridge Farms right as Fall was starting. It was the first week that Hillridge had their pumpkin patch open, and even though we were still living that mid-summer NC heat, it just felt like a new season was in the air. I hadn't seen them or talked much to them since Grace's newborn session last year ([...]

Kelley Family Raleigh, NC Film Session

Kelley Family Raleigh, NC Film Session
This sweet family competes for the record in how many sessions we've done together! It all started a couple of years ago (how is that even possible!?) at Amelia and Andrew’s maternity session, then we did Amelia’s baby shower, and then Felicity’s newborn photos. I photographed Felicity’s one year session and then her first birthday party, and now 2 years with this sw[...]

Carrington and Justin Pinehurst, NC Film Anniversary Session

Carrington and Justin Pinehurst, NC Film Anniversary Session
Anniversary sessions might be one of my favorite things, especially when it just so happens to be one of my very first friends in the wedding industry! Carrington and I met back in 2013 at a wedding when she had just begun working with Erin McLeans Events, and I was still training under Nancy to be a wedding photographer. We instantly clicked and have been friends eve[...]

Charlotte Billington 1 Year Film Session

Charlotte Billington 1 Year Film Session
I'm pretty sure it was just yesterday that I was doing Beth and Shawn's maternity photos... how is it that their little one, Charlotte, is already one year old!? Beth was an old coworker from when I worked at Biogen, and we've kept up with each other through social media over the recent years. She and Shawn are truly just the sweetest couple, and watching them on thi[...]

Merta Family Raleigh, NC Film Session

Merta Family Raleigh, NC Film Session
I met Jean, Kevin, Lucy (and baby Charlotte, in Jean's belly!) at Fletcher Park one hot afternoon in August... Real quick about this family: we love them a lot. We've done literally every session you can think of for them: Jean and Kevin’s engagement session Their wedding Lucy’s 6 month, 9 month, 1 year milestone, and 2 year milestone They are NRP family, at this[...]

Why Portico Pictures Studio is a good option for Christmas Cards

Why Portico Pictures Studio is a good option for Christmas Cards
If you hadn't noticed, here's a fun fact about my preferred photographic style: I'm drawn more towards simplicity in environment, towards sweet details and moments, towards my subject as a whole. I can truly appreciate bare, simple spaces - why? because there are zero distractions when it comes to highlighting what's really important: people. Family. Moments. That's [...]

Cassie and Brooks First Anniversary Session

Cassie and Brooks First Anniversary Session
If you know me at all, or have followed me on instagram for any length of time, you probably already know how much I love these two. A little over a year ago I had the privilege of photographing Cassie and Brooks' mountain top, vineyard wedding. It was so beautiful and such a sweet reflection of these two as a couple. What I didn't realize was that I would be not only[...]

Fall 2017 Mini Sessions!Sign up for October 14th & 28th

Fall 2017 Mini Sessions!
Wow, weren't we just announcing Spring Mini-sessions?! Time is flying! It's time for Fall Mini-sessions, y'all, and we are beyond excited about it! Unlike previous years, we have both mini-session dates in October this year! Definitely take advantage of getting that perfect Christmas card picture now, because opportunity is going to drop off once I get too big to wad[...]