Cutest Cake Smash (sort of) Ever!

Cake smashes never seem to go the way you expect them. On rare occasion the child will actually smash into the cake and make a mess and it’s loads of fun, but in my experience, by the time babies reach one year old, we have already taught them the importance of washing their hands, so […]

Amy and John’s January Wedding

Amy and John. Wow. If you know these two then you know what true love really looks like. Seeing the way they act with each other reassures me that I found my mate, because they act the way I feel with my husband, and anyone who is in love like that know’s how to recognize […]

Christy and Tyler – Lake Johnson, Raleigh N.C.

Christy and Tyler!

Its been a busy few weeks, shot a wedding, shot Christy and Tyler’s Engagement session (below) and had my own fabulously crazy wedding! Lots of editing and lots of Joy! It was such a joy to work with Christy and Tyler, an absolutely adorable couple who are very much in love with each other! The […]

Raine & Bernie – West Point Military Academy

Stepping out of your comfort zone, its a good idea!

I went wedding dress shopping yesterday. I am already married, but my husband and I had a secret court-house wedding and didn’t tell anyone we were married until months later. We wanted it to be our own special thing, and it was. But we still want the wedding to celebrate with our friends and family. […]

Williford/Smith Wedding

I had the opportunity last month to photograph the wedding of a man I have a lot of respect for. He is an officer in the NC National Guard and was my battalion commander when I was deployed to Iraq in 2009. At the beginning of the deployment I had a chance to switch from […]

Elizabeth – NC State

Manda & Douglas

Tips for having photos taken: bring a change of clothes!

I know your wedding day this may not be feasible. Reception dresses are all the rage now, but i understand that if you spent a lot much money on your dress so you want to get the most of it! But, family photos? engagement? senior portraits? Event head shots and business photos can benefit from […]