Jan 17 2018

Snow Day with Friends

Around 8:30am the snow started to fill the air and collect around my house. I’ve been working on embracing the opportunity to sit in silence without having to do SOMETHING.

I watched the snow fall with the patio door slightly open so I could hear the layers build of white fluff. For 30 minutes I sat in silence. Being present in the moment. Something I strive for more in my life. Not thinking about what I need to be doing or should be doing and be very careful on what thoughts I let linger.

I took three trips outside with my camera today. Ivan joined me for two of those trips, more so when his friends were outside playing, too. We ended our snow adventure filled day with a walk with friends, warm soup and fuzzy pjs.


Jan 04 2018

Little Beau : Day In the Life

Less than two months ago, sweet little Beau make Hugo + Courtney a family of three.

These are some of my favorite portrait sessions to do: a few moments to spend with them as a family. A couple of changings, snack time and hanging out with mom and dad was exactly what Beau needed.

Dec 28 2017

Kensi Bridal Portraits

A lovely victorian house in the heart of downtown Hickory, NC made the perfect backdrop for Kensi’s bridal portraits. A warm September evening, right before fall made its first appearance and summer was hanging on a little while longer.

Kensi’s Lis Simon dress from Ladies of Lineage Bridal Boutique fit her perfectly!

Nov 28 2017

Furlong Family Portraits

These two brothers are about to introduce a sister to the family! All smiles and hugs – such an adorable family!

Nov 19 2017

Eric + Kensi : The Crossing at Hollar Mill Wedding

Kensi looked down and smiled as the last buttons were fastened on her dress. All afternoon she was full of calm and smiles. The rain came and went outside, but it was really the perfect fall day. The colors had started to pop on the trees and the tiny bit of cold came with the wind.

Eric + Kensi were married in an old renovated mill in the heart of Hickory, NC. Surrounded by friends and family the dance floor stayed full all night long. This group knew how to have FUN! A room full of happy people…what a blessing to be part of it!

A few of my favorite moments:

  • Eric and Kensi wanted to do a first look, but also wanted to do one with their furbaby Goose! Goose came to hangout with Kensi has she got dressed and take a few pictures with mom and dad.
  • Kensi and her dad have a love of ice cream together. Their wedding planner surprised them with frozen yogurt during a break in between photos.
  • Kensi’s grandmother joined her, her sister and mother on the dance floor to “Bossy” by Kelis. A hoot!!

Ceremony / Reception: The Crossing at Hollar Mill
Planner / Florist: Tara Bland, Eventful Planning & Floral Boutique
Caterer: The Crossing Catering & The Highland Avenue Restaurant
Cake: Karen’s Cakes & Cafe Pharr
Hair / Make-up: Adrienne Viera
Dress: Lis Simon
Dress Shop: Ladies of Lineage
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Videographer: Brandon Pope, BPope Productions
DJ: Jerry Laney, Music and Dance To-Go

Special thanks to my second photographer: Jason with Simple Times Photography

Nov 08 2017

Courtney : Charlotte Maternity Photography

Hugo and Courtney are expecting their first little one later this month (or anytime before!).

They were such troopers when we arrived at the park to a HUGE cross country meet. We are talking thousands of people. But we found a few quiet(er) spots and grab some great sunlight.

Hugo and Courtney: I wish you two a million wonderful adventures in your next chapter as a family!