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Category Archives: My Own Family

My camera is not always met with an enthusiastic welcome. Thankfully, my clients are happy to see it, but my own family is a different story. My children are older now and sometimes they grumble. Sometimes they pretend to be disagreeable, like modeling is such a burden. And it’s really not even modeling. I’m usually […]

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Happy Holidays! I hope everyone has a relaxing holiday season and enjoys a little bit slower pace. I know I will. I’m going to take a deep breath, be still (for me) and be thankful. Thankful you shared your families with me. Thankful I get to do this job I love. Thankful my family supports […]

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We had the incredible opportunity to spend three weeks in France this summer with my husband’s family. Ah-mazing is an understatement. We were there so long that I forgot what day is was. Do you know how long it’s been since that happened? Maybe never. Ok maybe when my kids were newborns but the point […]

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This was the summer Jay found his new sports love, golf. He attended several junior golf clinics at Raintree Country Club and played every.single.day that we could get him there. Golf is in our blood. I grew up watching (not playing) my younger brothers dominant the local, state and national Junior PGA tours. My brother […]

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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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