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

Tiffany: Bridal Shoot

What a beautiful shoot to kick off 2017 with! Tiffany was absolutely stunning and her flower crown and bouquet made by Greenway Events and Floral were perfect for a winter wedding!

Friendsgiving!

I am thankful:
I am thankful for amazing cheeseballs and the new gold flatware.
I am thankful for a best friend who cares enough to line the table with eucalyptus and make the crust from scratch. 
I am thankful for a day devoted to cooking for my friends and being drunk off cider by noon.
I am thankful for new jobs, experiences, and life changes that have all brought us to this point in our lives. 
But mostly I am thankful for friendships that withstand state lines and busy schedules. 
Cheers to another year, friends! Happy Friendsgiving <3

The Bithell Family!

Taylor and Price have two amazing, smart, and beautiful daughters that were so fun to be around. These photographs can only show a glimpse into the world of love and joy that I witnessed. River spent the whole time running around and collecting rocks to give her parents, while Darcey cuddled in their arms and showed off her sweet little newborn smile. I always love my job, but working with such truly good and beautiful people makes it even easier to love.

Christian + Jessika

It was so great to be invited to shoot a friend from college and his beautiful bride's wedding this past weekend in Raleigh, NC. The entire day was full of smiles and laughter which made shooting totally fun and easy. Congratulations Christian and Jessika! Best wishes! xoxo sarah

Salisbury Pride Festival!

I don't remember the last time I had this much fun shooting an event. The pride festival in Salisbury this past weekend was full of so much love it was electric. I am so thankful to be a part of such an amazing day.

 

Please visit http://www.salisburypride.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/SalisburyPride/ for more info about Salisbury Pride!

food truck festival!

Had an awesome time this weekend at the Food Truck Festival in downtown Greensboro! Also my super sweet boyfriend got me the best graduation present ever ! A new fisheye 15mm!

 

Color Project

For my Photography Class in school we were given an assignment to choose a color and highlight it in our photographs. I chose the color yellow. These photos are taken in North and South Carolina. 

Naveed + Lujane

Check out this adorable couple! Naveed, Lujane and their family were such great sports following me all around Sarah P Duke Gardens on Saturday, even through the blistering heat. The shots are full of color, life, and love. I hope you enjoy looking through as much as I enjoyed shooting with them!

Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine I Film Screening

On the night of October 6, 1998, two young men lured Matthew Shepard, a gay student from the University of Wyoming, from a bar in Laramie, Wyoming. Matthew was kidnapped, driven to a field, tortured, tied to a fence and left to die. Matthew never regained consciousness. Succumbing to the severe injuries sustained during the attack, he died on October 12, 1998.

Nearly 16 years after Matthew’s death, his friend and first time filmmaker Michele Josue, traveled to pivotal locations in Shepard’s life, interviewing other friends and family members to learn more about the man behind the tragedy. The film, Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine, is a beautiful depiction of Matt, the young man, and the devastating loss felt by family, friends, and the world.

I was given the honor to photograph at this screening of this beautiful film. 
To learn more about Matt Shepard go here: http://www.matthewshepard.org/our-story

Kristy + Justin

I had the absolute pleasure of photographing this adorable couple this past weekend. Not only were they both incredibly photogenic, but they also had the most breathtaking exchange of vows in the mountains. 

Lipscomb Girl Day

I had the extreme pleasure of spending a few hours with these three lovely ladies. The happiness and love radiating off of this family comes through so vividly in these photos. Thank you girls for letting me photograph you in your princess dresses, the musical concert I received, and the awesome lollipop photos.