Don’t mind me. I’m just over here eating brunch and Googling how to keep my plants alive, and photographing cute humans in between.
In all seriousness, being invited into people’s lives with this camera is still a huge honor I do not take lightly. These are your biggest moments in life. Which is why I want you to explore every page to make sure we’re a good fit! Because if you’re looking for perfection, elegance and poise, you might not find it here. But if you’re looking for some classic yet artistic photographs that tell a story, a quiet human who is unafraid to care, and images that represent how you want to feel in this moment? Hi!
A few ingredients go into what you see.
Some pretty light, lots of trust, and a little (big) glimpse into your life and love is all I need.
Are you awkward? Even better. :)
This hottie is Nick, my Mr. of 4 years, and together we watch Panther’s football and The Office, listen to Needtobreathe and Johnnyswim, and take weekend trips to the Blue Ridge mountains. But when I’m with you, he stays home and holds down the fort. And I wouldn’t change a thing!
He’s the most incredible person. And he’s a saint for putting up with me, because there’s probably not a more random (yet subdued) personality out there than mine. Sorry for talking too much in the mornings, babe.
If we could be anywhere right now, we would probably be walking through one of the many wild spaces on this beautiful earth, with breathtaking views of Creation. What about you?
Something along the lines of these shows is always playing in the background while working.
All things chocolate ganache & caramel.
Somehow this story has become my favorite as an adult.
They'll be worked into your pictures whenever possible.
Who doesn't love them?
I'm very passionate about my Apple Music playlists, and am dying to share them with everybody.
I do NOT love Zombies, ghosts, aliens, spiders... NOPE!
Quality over quantity is my mantra, in life and in photo. That means instead of shooting away for over an hour, I take my time to bring you something you’ll appreciate forever. For most sessions, genuineness, creativity, and beauty are what I strive for, but unless you’re a model, the ability to be genuine in front of a camera doesn’t come naturally. But by the end of each session we do get there, and it’s awesome! It just takes time, and I’ve built my sessions around that fact.
A typical session currently involves warm sunlight (a couple hours before sunset) at an outdoor location of our choosing, where you can relax while I do all the work trying to capture your interactions and expressions for album-worthy photos.
I often incorporate trees and unique scenes into my sessions, so the further we have to walk (hike) to a great location, the better! We can stay around Winston-Salem, or I can come to you elsewhere! Think: beach, Blue Ridge Pkwy, hiking, amusement park…
To keep things relaxed and natural, my sessions are a minimum of 90 minutes and close to the end of the day. No stress allowed. During that time, you can soften those shoulders, sink into your loved ones arms, and forget the world, as long as you bring along a sense of humor and some love.
After your session, I work hard for a week or two to create beautiful images for your wall art and albums that will be treasures for your future self, and someday your children and their children… So they can marvel at your life and love in 2018.
For weddings, you can imagine there’s a bit more that goes into it. ;) Why don’t you explore my portfolio, then we’ll grab a coffee!
Weddings and graduates take priority, but during a few slower months and weeks I do take on more types of work. So if you've loved any headshots, maternity portraits, etc. you've seen, feel free to reach out! Below is a ballpark price for these types of sessions, but there are plenty more details we can chat about over coffee (or the phone). Get in touch to set up a coffee date and receive a custom quote. :)