I shot these portraits back in September 2012. Keeping them a secret has been SERIOUSLY hard! I knew they would be great, Brittiany is beautiful and she can work a camera! We had so much fun at her session. Here are my favorites.
Today is the big wedding day for Brittiany! I will be back sharing sneek peeks of that soon! :)
Since it is wedding season, I am FINALLY making myself sit down and blog last year's weddings I haven't done yet! It takes me a while to narrow down images and fit them into one blog post, so I always procrastinate! Without further ado...
Jennifer and I went to school together at Appalachain State. We met while we both worked at the student union there. When she contacted me about shooting her wedding, I was super excited! I love shooting weddings for people I know. I love sharing in the excitement of their day! And when I capture that "happy" look on their faces, it means even more to me! Here is a peek at Jennifer and Jeff's wedding!
Jeff is in a band, so the guitar pick seemed like a natural choice for a ring shot! Luckily, he had a few in his pocket!
Their wedding was at the Kress Terrace which was an awesome spot for an urban wedding!
Before the ceremony, Jeff and Jennifer had a first look in the park.
and some photos with their wedding party!
Then Ceremony time!
And some couples portraits! Always my favorite part of the day! I had SO many favorites!
And the party!
Jennifer, thank you for trusting me with your wedding memories! I loved sharing in your day!
I have had quite a few of the same questions lately, so I decided to answer it here for anyone else who is wondering! :)
2013 BEACH SESSIONS?
We don't have plans as of yet to head to the beach this year. However, I may do a beach weekend if I get enough interest. If you are looking for a beach session, please shoot me an email with the preferred week and beach. If I get enough people for the same weekend, I will book it. Cost of beach sessions is $150. Prints are additional. Or you can do a Mini Digital session for $300 that includes a disk!
Weddings 2013 and 2014!
We are entering Wedding Season for the year! I am excited. We have some beautiful weddings lined up! We are still taking a select few bookings for this year if you are intrested. We will NOT be booking weddings in October 2013. If you are planning your 2014 wedding, it is never too early to book. I had to turn away several people this year because their date was already taken!
Some of you have emailed asking about my hubby and his medical situation. We are pretty much in the same boat as when it started. Doctors are thinking it may be permanent. We are still just holding on and praying! We appreciate all of those who have continued to pray with us!
Summer and Fall Bookings
I am booking the Summer months and Fall months quickly! If you want a date (especially a weekend date) please book ASAP! I can't believe it is almost here!
And blogs coming soon...
I promise to get to blogging ASAP! I have been loaded down with personal things and unable to carve out time for it lately, but that will be changing soon! So here are sneek peeks of what is to come.
Lots of Bridal sessions!
A maternity session...
Some cute Preschoolers!
The Brown girls....
The Morton Crew....
An engagement session....
and May is filled with lots of great sessions too! I will be back sharing more!
My little Ames turned one recently...HOW DOES IT HAPPEN SO FAST?
we had a sweet little woodland party for him! I have been planning this party for months! It was fun collecting little things to use. Most of the stuff was things from around our house and then some things straight from nature!
The whole party was planned around his cake. My hubby cut that tree and carved that stump just for me. lol!
(the little guy on the left up there is a raccoon my oldest made!)
my mom made the cupcakes and cake as always!
I had fun dressing up water bottles and drink bottles, etc. :)
Ames enjoyed his cake too! :)
It was a super fun party! :) I am already dreaming about his next one!
greenery, birds, hedgehogs, burlap- hobby lobby
pinecones, tree stumps- NATURE!
ONE shirt, treat bags, stamped wood slices- etsy
Everything else was around my house already!
I had a great sucess with my digital sale in 2012! So many people emailed though at the time and said they wanted to cash in, but couldn't. So I am extending the offer and now including 2012 sessions as well! Below is the information! Offer will Expire on May 15, 2013. If you want to purchase your digital files, please email now!
Contact me today if you are interested!
Rebecca and Quint had a surprise elopement wedding at the NC zoo! Early on Saturday morning, they met in the Aviary along with their parents and tied the knot! Of course, that morning, snow dusted the ground as well, giving them a day they are sure to never forget!
We were so honored to be a part of your wedding day!
I love shooting newborns in my studio, but the space isn't too big for much beyond that! But in the cold winter months, it does provide a place for little ones who aren't on the move yet! This was my first non-newborn in here and I was nervous, but loved the end result! Here are some favorites!
Back with more soon!
Amelia has started a new adventure in her life and needed some photos to help her business! Check her out here: www.ameliabrady.com
And here are some favorites from her session.
and you can also see her in Guilford Woman magazine here.
I have to say that I am so happy to finally see this website go live. It took me SO much longer than I ever imagined to get it up. Mostly because we switched servers and hosting companies and had to move things around, etc. A lot of technical mumbo jumbo that really exhausted me. But, hopefully this one will stick for a while too! I love so much about it! I hope you enjoy playing around and seeing some fresh new photos as well as some old favorites! I look forward to adding some new stuff this year as well! :)
A few things to note:
My portrait site is focused mainly on newborns. There is one gallery for older babes and kiddos still, but the main focus is maternity and newborn. I have felt a tug at my heart strings for such a long time to really focus on this area. While I still love seeing my older kiddos, the babies will always melt my heart. I enjoy the challenge of newborn sessions so much. So, YES I will still book family sessions and older kiddos. I am just focusing on newborns.
One thing to notice for sure is that the pricing structure has changed! I now offer 3 wedding package options to better fit your needs! I couldn't be happier with them and the people who have already booked this year and 2014 have loved them too! :) As always, you can add/remove and make the package EXACTLY what you want. Just drop us an email! :)
We also will be doing indoor weddings in the next year or two, so if you are planning one, we can now accomodate you. :)
Be sure to poke around and check it all out! And share it with your friends on facebook! :) I am going to randomly pick a facebook fan to win a free session soon too! :) So join us there!
I wanted to touch base with everyone about a few things! First of all, many of you are friends with me on facebook and have known that my husband has been going through some health issues the past 2 months. At the new year, he suddenly loss all hearing and it was replaced with a constant ringing/roaring in his ears. After many steriod treatments, test, MRI's, etc we still have no more answers than before. We are just praying that he will have healing one day. He has been unable to work given his situation. Many of you have reached out to us and offered kind words and prayers. We appreciate it so much. While we wish we could resolve his issues or atleast have some answers, we are trying to focus on the positive. His being home has allowed me to get so much work done around here. I am able to focus my attention on my clients and give the turn around time I have wanted for the past year! So it has had some positive come of this situation! Along with that it has brought about the following changes too!
My spring calendar is already booming! I couldn't be more excited! If you want a session date, please email ASAP! I have select weekend dates open. I will for the first time be opening up some weekday spots as well, so if you are free during the week, let me know!
I am sad to announce that the wedding video service is no longer included in our offerings. The past year we got to the point where we really wanted to either really upgrade our offerings in that area (more shooters, etc) or do away with them. We really can't provide the service we want in that area, so for now we have pulled them from the wedding services. Thank you for your understanding.
I have been working diligently everyday to get my new page off the ground. It was like starting all over. I had to weed through YEARS of photos and pick which ones to feature on the new page. It was a DAUNTING task! I am sure I have missed some that will make there way on there again someday! But I am excited to share the changes with you!
I look forward to launching the new webpage hopefully on Monday! Mark your calendars! We will be hosting a give away on facebook this week too, so make sure you check us out there!
This was my last sweet newborn for 2012 and she didn't disappoint! One of the easiest babies I had all year! :) She was my tiniest baby in a while too! She looked HUGE inside of all my props! I need to get a few new smaller things for these little babes! Here are some favorites of her.
Excited to share some of my 2013 babies soon! Stay tuned!
I have been a busy bee this year so far. The winter is typically a lot slower given the low temperatures and yucky weather, but this year has already started off pretty steady. I have so catching up to do still from 2012, but I will be sharing some new stuff soon after. For now, I have some sneek peeks to hold you over!
Hadley's newborn session...
Peyton W's 6 month session...
Keenan's newborn session...
Jordan's one year session...
and a surprise wedding...(can't share the couples pic yet!)
I have a lot lined up in March and April already too! If you want to get on the calendar, please don't hesitate to email now! Dates are going fast!
Be back with some full blog posts soon!
It always amazes me when I see this...
grow into this...
Time flies I tell you! Sweet Emerson turned one and it seemed to come so quickly! She was full of personality at her birthday session. Here are some more favorites...
I enjoyed watching her grow this year! Thank you guys for a wonderful session!