Patrick + Lauren | Engaged, All FORE Love

A Downtown and on the Green Engagement Shoot

I love meeting potential Bride’s and discussing how they met their groom-to-be. Whether it be long time school crush, mutual friends, or devine intervention, its always a story I’m eager to hear! When I met Lauren she began to tell me about Patrick; her “polar opposite” that she had completely fallen in love with. How they were nothing alike but when they met, everything seemed to just fall into place! Completely in love and he has been her backbone that has supported her through nursing school.

Wait a minute… stop right there!!! You’re in nursing school, and you graduate this May??!?! (Which is what I was exclaiming at the time!) Ahhh, client-photographer match made in heaven! So not only is she a cool chick, she is now a Registered Nurse which if any of you know is HUGE accomplishment in its self, all while planning her wedding!

We then began to talk about their likes and interests and she mentioned how Patrick loved to golf. I tucked this away in the back of my mind for future reference, as the wheels started to turn. So when I showed up to their engagement shoot and surprised them to say, our next location was at the golf course! We had a blast at their engagement shoot, and it was amazing at how relaxed and natural Patrick became when we were on his “territory”. He even showed me his golf swing!  :)

So excited to capture their wedding this October and be apart of their special day! Here’s some images from their fun, downtown and on the green engagement shoot!

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Back to School Mini Sessions! | NC Mini Session Photographer School Photographer

Can hardly believe that my little Ellie starts KINDERGARTEN this year! Where has the time gone!!?? Oh my goodness… My baby is growing too fast!

I knew this year I wanted to get some awesome school photos of her to capture this milestone. I was soooo happy with the way they turned out that I decided this year I wanted to offer them to you guys!

Last year it proved that I’m officially not a big fan of the pictures they do at school, but I bought them anyway “just to have them”.  It doesn’t look like anyone will ever capture a real smile from her besides her mom!

It was a fun evening well spent with some precious photos of my growing girl! If you have a child starting school{ nursery school, preschool, or elementary} let’s get you some super cute shots of your littles TOO!


All the Details:

Back to School mini-sessions are for children only, ages 2 and up (preschool age and older).  Each mini-session fee is for one child.  Additional siblings are $10 each, with a maximum of 3 children per mini-session.  Adding siblings will not increase the length of your time slot, nor necessarily give you more proofs.  If you are concerned that 20 minutes isn’t enough time for all of your children, you are welcome to book multiple time slots.

The mini-sessions will be held on Sunday August 2nd. Feel free to bring a favorite book, your child’s backpack, or anything else you’d like to add as a prop to help your family remember this time.

-Mini-sessions are $150 for one child (add $10 for siblings, with a maximum of 3 children per session) and include the following:

-A 20 minute session at a set location (location, photo agreement, and instructions will be disclosed upon booking)

-A private online gallery of 8-10 edited images.

-5 high resolution digital files delivered via Dropbox download, chosen from your 8-10 gallery.  Additional digital files may be purchased.

-A print release to allow you to make your own re-prints.

-Ability to purchase professional quality prints, canvases, and other products.

-OH and of course every child gets a gift from ME!  ;)

Mini-sessions are booked on a first paid, first booked basis, limited availability.

Let’s get together and capture some cute back to school photos of your littles, click below to reserve your spot today!





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Matt + Caroline | Engaged

A Summer Outdoor Engagement Session by the Pond

When Caroline came in the studio for her wedding consultation with me, I knew we would immediately become best friends. She sits down with me and opens the EXACT Erin Condren planner that I have! Match made in heaven. The end!  :) But seriously, with her gorgeous ideas she began to divulge for her wedding, I couldn’t help but to get just as excited as she was and to meet her groom-to-be! We talked about locations, ideas, and styles for her engagement session which most importantly included one thing almost in every southern girls closest… cowgirl boots! So of course we had to include them in her engagement session!

Excited to share these from Matt & Caroline’s photo session near her family’s home by the pond. The weather was scorching hot, but these two didn’t seem to care one bit, and she still managed to look flawless! I enjoyed meeting and making new friends with these two.

Get excited to see them again VERY soon, as they’re getting married in AUGUST!


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