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Christmas Family Photography This is the fourth time I’ve gotten to photograph these sweet sisters, and I think this is the best year yet! When their mom asked if we could do a Christmas-themed session, I couldn’t wait. We’ve done summer sessions, and fall session, so a wintery Christmas session was the obvious next choice! […]

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Charlotte Church Wedding I loved being a part of Camille and Brandon’s intimate, family-centered wedding right before Thanksgiving. I say family-centered for a few reasons. First, they only had about 30 people in attendance, and it was mostly family. I love those kinds of weddings because it really seems like the bride and groom can […]

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December 2017 Goals It’s Christmas!!! I love this season, celebrating the birth of our savior with family and friends. The lights, the hot drinks, the Christmas trees….it all makes me so happy! Stephen and I went out of town for Thanksgiving and we got our Christmas tree the second we got back in town. Before […]

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Raulston Arboretum Family Photography I met Liz at a mutual friend’s going away party a few weeks ago and immediately found her delightful. We got to talking, and I mentioned that I was a photographer. She said, “Really? Because I’ve been looking for someone to do family photos for us this year!” I’m so glad […]

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Chapel Hill Engagement Photography Jessie and Garret are wonderful. I hadn’t met them before our session, but I knew from our phone conversations that we’d enjoy each others’ company, and I wasn’t wrong. These two are so kind-spirited. They were pretty nervous for their session, but I think it’s safe to say they rocked it! […]

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Wake Forest Backyard Family Photography Meet my boss, Amy! I’ve done photos for her family before, but it’s been a few years. Mary and Drew have grown up a lot, and Amy wanted some new family photos much to Drew’s dismay. We did the session in their backyard again, and I just love that. It’s […]

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Chapel Hill Senior Photographer Sometimes even the best laid plans don’t work out. I’d been talking with Anna for a while about when and where we could do her senior portrait session, and we finally settled on a Monday morning in Chapel Hill. We decided on the North Carolina Botanical Gardens, and I distinctly remember […]

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Southeastern Family Photographer Last weekend I hosted a photography class/workshop at my home, and we had a ton of fun! Well, at least I did 😉 For part of the class, we went up to Southeastern’s campus and practiced taking pictures of the Morris family. We even brought Sadie! She was a popular test subject […]

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