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Category Archives: My Own Family

If you think I’m crazy for making my first family film during the busy spring photography season, you would be right. It was insane. BUT SO WORTH IT. Every year I fool myself into thinking that once the fall photo season and Christmas holidays are over, we can coast through spring and summer. And every year, April madness takes over. With […]

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Spoiler Alert: Charlotte’s winter storm last week was a total bust. I mean this was supposed to THE BIG ONE. Charlotteans all over town were so hopeful. But in typical Southern fashion, we all got overly excited, bought out all the grocery stores (I seriously saw pictures of shelves with no bread) and then, the snow didn’t […]

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Happy Holidays from Charlotte, North Carolina … though this picture was taken in Hawaii over the summer, so Mele Kalikimaka too!   For maybe the first time ever, we had our Christmas card done in July. It was so nice!! Because of my busy fall photography schedule, we are usually scrambling to design a card at the 11th […]

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Someone recently watched Top Gun. And then watched it again. And again. All just before Halloween costume planning time. So none of us were a single bit surprised when Maverick was Jay’s character of choice. He rocked it too and lucky for me, he gave me one shot tonight. One shot. Lucky for him, I LOVE it. Here’s Maverick on […]

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I’ve had the honor of being interviewed by several awesome photography organizations recently. We discussed everything from best photography advice and favorite lens to guilty pleasures and favorite websites. Both interviews are a little business and a little behind the scenes. My previous clogging experience only got one small mention because all the other intel was […]

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Happy Aloha Friday! I hope everyone is looking forward to the weekend. We vacationed in Hawaii earlier this summer and I’m already ready to go back. Don’t get me wrong, I love Charlotte. I love North Carolina and I love the South. It’s home. But there is so much I love about Hawaii too including these gorgeous sunsets. […]

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In January I began participating in Shoot Along, a 52-week project for parents who simply want to take better pictures of their children. For me, participating is a great way to hone my skills and more importantly, make sure I photograph my own family too (the struggle IS real). Every week participants receive instruction on a new concept or […]

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We get excited about snow here in the South. As a Charlotte childrens photographer, I get really excited about snow. It’s the perfect opportunity for me to photograph my own children enjoying something unique. The last time we had a decent snow in Charlotte was two years ago and you know I photographed it. Last weekend was no […]

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Santa is coming and I can not tell a lie. My children are hams. They are always up for a good pose or two. But this is not the card I envisioned; it’s so much better. Despite my love of candid moments, I thought I wanted them smiling at the camera. Our card gets mailed to […]

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