Category archives: Families

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[...]

Wheaton Family Raleigh, NC Film Session

Wheaton Family Raleigh, NC Film Session
Goodness do I love this little family! Chris and Toni are dear friends of ours, and they are incredible videographers (check out their work, but grab a tissue first: Heart Stone Films and Portico Pictures)! I photographed their sweet maternity session, the birth of their baby boy Elijah, and his newborn session, and to see them now makes me all kinds of happy. Fir[...]

Callie and Jamie Film Anniversary Session

Callie and Jamie Film Anniversary Session
Hi there! Below is a session that means a whole lot to me. Over the Fourth of July, Andrew and I headed to the beach with Callie and Jamie, and while there I did a little anniversary session for the two of them and their little pups! Callie and I have spent a lot of time together over the last 2 and a half years. She was the primary person to train me, we have gone on[...]

Howe Family Raleigh, NC Film Session

Howe Family Raleigh, NC Film Session
I met Ali and Austin for the first time at the very beginning of this year, at the Young Life Banquet. I knew they were friends of Callie's through Young Life, and I also knew that Ali was expecting a baby a couple months later in 2017. She had already scheduled me for a session for Summer 2017 at that point, and after meeting her I was so excited to work with her! F[...]

Tidwell Family Raleigh, NC Film Session

Tidwell Family Raleigh, NC Film Session
Stephanie, the beautiful mama in these photographs, has been the brilliant designer behind my home’s refresh. Not only that, but she is a lifelong friend of mine - we grew up going on vacations together since our parents were in business together. I have been so inspired by this woman and her family. She’s the kind of person you are just drawn to because of her joy, h[...]

Whitney and Nick Beaufort, NC Film Maternity Session

Whitney and Nick Beaufort, NC Film Maternity Session
This maternity session brings me all the feels. I’ve photographed Whitney and Nick’s engagement session, Whit’s bridal session, their wedding day, and their anniversary session. I’ve been following along with this sweet pregnancy, and I wish I could grab you by the face right now and say these words: Miracles HAPPEN. Whitney had cervical cancer and beat it. S[...]