I'm a hopeless romantic who finds great joy in creating and capturing connection and beauty wherever I go.
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During their vows, the officiant, Ben’s father, told the story of when Ben met Jordan. It was in high school and Jordan won a math award. Ben noticed that not only was she beautiful…but she was smart too. Everyone laughed with the couple, but the best part was these two are both extremely driven and […]
BriAnna and Jason traveled from San Diego and we were able to spend two beautiful days exploring all that North Carolina has to offer. The first part of their engagement session was spent on Lake Norman, and for the second evening we drove a bit further out to a gorgeous sunflower field in full bloom. […]
I’m going to tell a story of a day when I almost failed my clients. Maybe you think I shouldn’t tell this story, hell, perhaps I think I shouldn’t tell this story. What is important to note is SPOILER ALERT: I did not fail anyone on this day. Jason and BriAnna came all the way […]
It is always a pleasant surprise when someone that I grew up with goes out of their way to hire me to be their wedding photographer. I have known Becky since middle school, and when she contacted me about being her photographer I was over the moon! A tale of two cities Rebecca grew up […]
A photographer’s guidelines for your best bridal party pictures Every wedding is different and every different wedding has a unique bridal party vibe. Not bragging, but I’ve been to a FEW weddings in my day, and so I’m here today to give you some practical tips on how to get the most out of your […]
When Maria and I first met, we talked about everything from family to life, kids and weddings (of course). We started planning her engagement session almost immediately because we were running out of green here in Charlotte as it was already into November. I remember it was the one thing Maria asked for. Lots of […]
Kara and Nathan share a love for animals that brought them together. This helped them seal the deal! Nathan and I planned an outdoor surprise proposal with dogs to capture this bonding moment. The Surprise When Nathan contacted me about photographing his surprise proposal to Kara, we started with a completely blank slate. That is […]
Caroline & Will are having a North Carolina mountain wedding next year and so when we started planning their engagement session, we knew that gorgeous scenery had to play a part! I pride myself on finding a location that fits the couple and not just falling back on something or somewhere that I’ve shot before. […]
They had their first date and first kiss there, where else could Kelly and Corey have shared their vows? The Carolina Ale House was also the place that made them feel at home when they moved to the Charlotte area. When they started looking for wedding venues they just couldn’t look any further! They took […]
I don’t spend every minute of every day shooting weddings, I mean that isn’t even possible! But sometimes the people we meet from our “normal” job leads us to such amazing places and today I’m going to share some of my favorite images from a recent collaboration. I met Brittny (mother of Maya “Bean”) several […]
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