Chris + James

This has got to be one of my top 3 favorite shoots of all time. Between the people, the location, the lighting, the colors, the looks - it all gets me right in the feels. James is another high school friend I had the pleasure of photographing and he and his fiancé, Chris, only radiate happiness and love. So excited to finally share these photos and I hope you guys love them as much as I do!

Sarah + Thomas

Sarah and Thomas are one of the most genuine couples I've ever photographed. From their spot on impressions of each other to their hilarious faces these two radiate total freaking joy! This session was all around pure fun and I cannot wait to photograph their wedding this coming October!

Zach + Tyler + Chip

Tyler and Zach are two super attractive guys, but honestly who could even look at them when Chip is around?! Chip was mighty energetic for our shoot (probably those first glamour shoot nerves) but we still got some serious winners from the day! Give me allllllll the Golden Doodles please.

The Meyers

Alyson and Pat are such a sweet couple, then you add Ollie into the mix and the family becomes #goals. Had such a great time photographing their Christmas photos last week, and very excited to share a few from the session. Maybe I should market myself as a golden doodle photographer now? Whatcha think!?

Olivia + Jake

Legitimately stoked to have been able to shoot one of my high school friends almost ten years later! It's such a great feeling to see your friends so happy and in love. Olivia and Jake are perfect for each other and their love shined through in all of these photographs. Congratulations to you both!

The Bithell Baby Reveal!

The Bithells are such an adorable little family, and it's only getting better! Taylor, Price, River and Darcey hung out with me to reveal their soon-to-be baby brother Mav. These little girls are two of the most well documented little humans I know and I can't wait to see what Taylor has in store for Maverick. So blessed to know this beautiful family and be a part of their gender reveal! Enjoy!

NYC

Sometimes you just need to take a spontaneous trip to New York City to see your best friend. Then you need to gain ten pounds in pizza, drink way too much whiskey at ridiculously cool bars, get a rainbow bagel, go to the MOMA, people watch at the flat iron, visit the Brooklyn Bridge, fulfill all your RENT subway car dreams at 2am when the subway is empty, and take 4,000 photos because all this really needs to be captured. 

I'm thankful in a real way for friends who stay in your life no matter the distance or time apart. This girl has been a staple friend for me since I was 15 and I'm so glad we can always pick up where we left off, even if that involves crying in the kitchen floor at 3 in the morning. 

Kendall Ross

Kendall Ross is an incredible chef based currently out of Charlotte, NC. He's a Charlotte native, but I say "currently based" because Kendall just got back from cooking on tour with Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper and is scheduled to go on tour with Ed Sheeran early 2018. Kendall is being featured in the culinary magazine, Sizzle, and asked me to take some photographs of not only him and his food! Not only was this shoot a blast, but I tried octopus for the first time (tastes like chicken, LOL) AND got to hear the inside scoop on what Rod Stewart is really like!

 

Here's some shots we snagged, and here's the magazine article for a better read on Kendall

Christine Benz

Christine, the girl boss of all girl bosses, the queen of all freckles, the slayer of all things fleek. This girl is a top notch human who is also a photographer. It was my privilege to spend an afternoon taking pictures of this beautiful soul. 

Check out Christine and her work here

Narcisse Greenway

Narcisse is a local florist and floral designer. Last week we had some fun taking a few professional headshots for her. Just snagged this random strand of ivy and didn't have to look any further, isn't it crazy how pretty people can make even the simplest of things beautiful?

To see more of Narcisse and what she does her work can be found here

Daniel White

Daniel White is the only human I've ever met who can out sass me. He is unassuming, yet full of spunk, creativity, and genuine kindness. Yesterday he interviewed me for his podcast with Amplifier Zine, FREE PIZZA - a platform for creatives. Daniel took a few shots of me to go along with the interview and I couldn't just stand around and not photograph this stupid amazing smile!

Check out Daniel's podcast FREE PIZZA

and if anyone is interested in hearing our interview you can find that here

SAVANNAH

We just spent 4 days on an island and I don't think anything could've been better. My good friend Brooke and I drove down to Tybee Island in Georgia this past week and spent a few days in seclusion making art, and another few days shopping the streets of downtown Savannah with our TOGOSAS in hand. How much better can life even get? Here's a few pictures I snapped along the way. 

AMANDA / MATERNITY

I love these photos for a lot of reasons. ONE Amanda is amazing, beautiful, and radiates freaking sunshine, and TWO we changed locations literally thirty minutes before we scheduled to shoot because I found this ridiculous roadside tipi and THEN we found this glorious green forest behind a residential neighborhood in Huntersville NC. HOW CRAZY!

Shoutout to flexible clients, Greenway Events for the gorgeous flower crown, and Benny's Yard Art for letting us snag some pictures with this great tipi!

Bull Street Mental Hospital

Explored the South Carolina Mental Hospital that was built in 1821 by Robert Mills. The lunatic asylum is said to be haunted, and gives off the most eerie vibes imaginable. It's almost like life just came to a sudden hault inside the buildings. The grounds of the hospital seem never ending, almost as if you were in another world. You walk into each room and you can feel the life that was once filling that same space. I love photographing and exploring spaces like this because it's like a little peak into the past. Take in these rooms, the muted colors, and the bizarre items I found inside! 

Selena Andrews: Graduation

Selena is a gorgeous senior who is about to head straight into the fashion industry. She has such a passion for style and class it made me want to go shopping after our shoot! I always love heading to the lake to photograph, but this shoot in particular was perfect with lighting and amazing hair to match. Congratulations on graduating Selena! I expect big things!

Mt. Wavy: Collaboration

Hello all! I'm still alive! 

I've been super busy recently collaborating with a few small businesses in the Carolinas. There is something so different about people coming together to combine their talents and creating images that reflect the individual style of each company. I love brainstorming ways for new companies to brand themselves and making photographs to flesh out those ideas. Here are some recent product shots for Mt. Wavy, a Boone based clothing company. Check out their new line and support small businesses! 

www.mtwavysupplyco.com