Archive for 'Portraits'

Oct 29, 2013

Julia isle of palm

My dear friend, Julia and I spent a weekend together in Charleston shooting a wedding. We got to stay on the Isle of Palm near Charleston. We both decided to do a shoot out ;) She shot me and I shot her. She is a natural at posing, and me…. ahhhh… not so much.

Here are a few of my favs… ;)  Also check out her work, she is incredible- here

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I had a lovely few hours getting to spend time with the Griffin/Cranford Family. Their kids were so fun to work with and the light and the trees were beautiful!!! I am taking family sessions for this holiday season! Check out my mini session’s I am offering- here.

These are a few of my fav’s…  I love the portraits of the kids the most.

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Announcing Family Holiday Mini-Sessions!

For $200 you will receive:

  • Twenty-Five Minute Family/Couple session in the South Carolina Peach Orchards (Up to six people per family. $25 per additional person.)

  • Five high-resolution edited images. Additional images also available.

  • An online gallery for viewing, sharing and print orders.

For best fall colors in the orchards, I recommend scheduling your mini session during the first three weeks of November. Please contact [email protected] or 704-778-1940 for more details or to schedule your session. read more

Sep 13, 2013

Colleen Anne springs Close Greenway

Colleen and I met in Kansas City at Bridal Extraordinaire, where we were bridal consultants. We sold dresses to brides all day long, 3-5 days a week. We became close and spent a lot of time together. She has a rich heart for the Lord, and in the time of loneliness that I was in, she came in as a close friend. I got to watch her fall in love with her husband, and I remember screaming in the middle of an Aldi grocery store when I got the call that her husband proposed to her in the Kansas City Airport. (Watch it here… it is pretty incredible) Brandon and I were honored to sing at her and Josh’ wedding.

Life took us back to the Carolinas, and Colleen started a job working for “Rachel’s Challange.” She speaks in High Schools across America sharing the message of kindness. Her job thankfully has brought her to the East Coast every year since we moved away.

Two weeks ago, she called to tell me she was going to be speaking in the Carolinas and wanted to come stay with us. It was going to be a short 18-hour stay. Yesterday morning she called me and surprised me with tickets to go see Taylor Swift in concert. I cried like a baby when I got off the phone. That has to be one of the nicest things anyone has ever done for me.

We had a splendid time last night, and this morning we sat around and sipped our coffee sharing our hearts. Colleen wanted some headshots done for some side work she does. I couldn’t help but take a few more exciting photos of Colleen. She is so beautiful. <3 read more

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

Feb 05, 2013

Ashley & Scott 14

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 a friends/family piece of property, which is like a photographer play ground. 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