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Announcing Family Holiday Mini-Sessions!

For $200 you will receive:

  • A thirty-minute family, couple or portrait session in the South Carolina peach orchards in Fort Mill. I’m also planning a day of shooting at the Penland Christmas Tree Farm in York, SC. Information is pending, so please contact me for details on the Christmas Tree Farm.

  • Five high-resolution edited images. (Additional images are also available for purchase.)

  • An online gallery for viewing/sharing and album and print orders.

For the best fall colors in the orchards, I recommend scheduling your mini session during the last weeks of October and the first three weeks of November.

(Up to six people per family. $25 per additional person.)

If you wish to have a longer family session please visit here for prices.

Please contact [email protected] or 704-778-1940 for more details or to schedule your session.

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So, where do I start? Wow! I mean… look above… yep.

I met Lindsay about 5 years ago. She was one of the managers that I worked with at Anthropologie. Never would I have dreamed that years later I would be shooting her magical weekend at “The Inn at Palmetto Bluff.” When she wrote me and told me that they wanted to book me, I was extremely excited. We all sat down and Skyped together. (They live in Seattle, but are real-life Carolinians.) I immediately knew this weekend would be so incredible.

Their story in a nut shell is that Lindsay caught Kevin’s eye when she was working at a deli that he went to every day across the street from his work. He finally got the nerve to ask her out… and the rest is pretty much sweetness.

So to start the weekend off right, I showed up at the venue that they had booked (The Inn at Palmetto Bluff) and my assistant and I pretty much drove around with our jaws dropped. UN-FREAKIN-REAL! So, so so magical.

Back in the winter, Lindsay and Kevin planned a trip to Charlotte where I was supposed to do an engagement session. Well… their time was limited and they ended up not being able to do it. Thankfully, it worked out so that I could take a few portraits of them after their rehearsal leading up to their rehearsal dinner.

Their outfits were to die for, their smiles and laughs made this short session a breeze… oh, and the trees… goodness.

Their rehearsal dinner was also on the property of their venue, and they had a super fun, sassy southern dinner. Completely different than their wedding day.

So, here is the first part of an incredible weekend. Enjoy!

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Jan 03, 2014
posted in Couples, Photography

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This is my sweet cousin and her husband…. while I was up north for Christmas I got a chance to photograph them and explore the snowy Ohio woods. At some points, it was so snowy that we could hardly see. I love the covered bridges found up north. It’s something we definitely don’t have down south.

I love these two… bundle up and enjoy!

 

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Sep 11, 2013
posted in Couples, Photography

Kyle & Leah Davidson College Engagement

These two are just so beautiful. While I was editing these photos I was getting so excited about shooting their wedding next spring in Asheville. Aren’t they beautiful people?

This was a sunrise session at Jetton Park and Davidson College. Enjoy! ;)

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Jul 09, 2013

Bo & Kathryn Anne Springs Close Greenway

Could these two be any more beautiful? Meet Bo and Kathryn, and I could seriously photograph them for days. Crazy beautiful and crazy in love. They couldn’t stop smiling. Their wedding is less than a month away….

Thank God it didn’t rain! We had the most dreamy evening shoot at Anne Springs Close Greenway. The light was golden and perfect! This has to be one of my very favorite sessions ever.

Enjoy! ;)

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Black lit, Umbrella, Rain, love

Last night, my neighbors, Josiah and Nicole, agreed to get wet for me… <3

Black lit, Umbrella, Rain, love

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Ashley is one of the greatest joys in my life. (I’ve known her since we were both super, super young) Whenever I see this girl (which is like once every two months-ish) I am immediately safe in my own skin, and free to be myself around her. A year ago yesterday, she met a strapping young man at a Krispy Kreme race (run 5 miles, eat a dozen donuts, and then run 5 more- or something like that.) He was a kind, English man who stole her heart, and transformed her current situations. He won her over time and time again. I loved being kept in the loop of their first dates (with the “What should I wear?” texts, and pictures of different outfits.) He took her on “glow in the dark” golfing at night, in the pouring rain as their first date. He planned out special trips to the zoo, and the finale of taking her on a crazy, amazing trip around NYC a week before Christmas. He gave her 6 or 7 clues which took them to the top of the Empire State building, ice skating in Central Park,  an amazing restaurant overlooking all of NYC, worlds best cup of coffee (From the movie “Elf”) and then he proposed to her with a bright green emerald ring in front of the Rockefeller Christmas tree. Scott is an absolute joy to be around. They are madly in love, and I cry thinking about it. The Lord has proven his faithfulness to Ashley by bringing Scott into her life. Photographing them is like eating my favorite candy. I’m not kidding. Its easy, its gorgeous, its perfect, and I could seriously photograph them for hours and hours and it wouldn’t be work.

I am shooting their magnificent June wedding. And I am going to cry like a baby the whole day. <3

So about this shoot… Saturday, I took them to the Historic Plantation House at Langtree. Old beautiful house, open fields, bird houses, porch swings, large boulders, wheat fields, woods, ivy, Lake Norman. I mean…. sigh. I was in heaven. It was super, super cold. (Thank God I wore my leggings under my jeans) and Scott and Ashley took it like heros. The sky was cloudy, then sunny, then golden, then blue, then dark. It was fun.

Thank you to my amazing husband who stood in 10-20 minute increments out in the cold to hold my lights and all my stuff. <3 (You are the best!)

I am in love with these photos of them. And I had a really really rough time picking what to share. I did a workshop recently with my friend Shelley Paulson, and Ashley and Scott were our models.  So if you’ve seen them before, thats why.

Congrats Ashley and Scott! I love you both so, so much! Happy Engagement! (Wanna see their wedding? Click here)

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Jan 14, 2013

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I’ve known Esther for forever. She was my brother and my best friend growing up. Our parents were extremely close. We spent four nights a week together hanging out at each others house. Its been amazing to watch each other grow up, get married, and now (I) have a kid. Esther is a brilliant person. And I love her deeply. She will always be one of the closest people to my heart.  Here is her and her husband right before Christmas.  read more