Friday, April 30, 2010

I love this girl. so much. She never really got senior pictures from high school due to a move and a new school- so what better time to have a anytime session than graduating college. Abby smiles- a lot, but I was totally taken in by her serious face! Please enjoy her pictures and this beautiful Friday.


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

what's coming...

Here is just a sneak peak at just a few of the things coming up!

Abby is graduating college...yay!


JR and Sarah's amazingly styled engagement shoot ( you won't want to miss this one).


Braxton turned One (ok, so it was a couple of months ago, but still)


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

{Hef and CT} Shelby Wedding Photographer

Just one of the funny things about Hef and CT is that they have the same last name. Obviously now of course they do....but I mean even before they got married! Saturday was an absolute blast- I have seriously never seen SO many people dance SO much! There was rain, which nobody was excited about, but luckily we shot around this warehouse that had lots of awnings and we made picture time work! Natural light is always preferable to fake light, even in the rain! Hef and CT- I hope Jamaica is treating you well! Your day was perfect and I was honored to be a part of it.

Don't forget to click on the slideshow at the bottom!


**Click HERE for a slideshow of more wedding photos!!**

Monday, April 26, 2010

Hef's Bridal's!

Hef and CT got married this past Saturday! Besides being one of the most fun dance party receptions I have ever seen, Hef made an absolute stunning bride. More of their wedding to come this week, but for now here are some bridal shots.


Friday, April 23, 2010

Sassy Shoes

She had on sassy shoes. The kind any cute and fashionable girl would wear to a sorority/fraternity mixer. Towards the end of the night, everyone was leaving, and those sassy shoes had become quite painful ( girls, we all have been there). As she was leaving, Laurie told her friends that her feet were killing her. Chris overheard and offered to give her a piggy back ride and the rest was history. Three years later they are getting married this summer at Graylyn, which is a fabulous venue in Winston Salem.
We shot their engagement pictures at Chapel Hill- where they first met over those shoes. Can't wait for your wedding! Happy previewing!




Thursday, April 22, 2010

{Shane & Whittney} Salisbury Wedding Photographer

The temperature was mild, the sun was shining, and Joe and I couldn't be more happier for the now Mr. and Mrs. Graham. This day was about love, and it was oozing from everywhere. They have been together since right out of high school, so everyone that knows Whittney and Shane were thrilled to death when Shane popped the question. A funny side note is that Shane loves to hunt....and Whittney's dad told him not to schedule the wedding during Turkey Season. Against that advice, the wedding did fall during Turkey Season, and apparently even that couldn't stop Shane from getting himself a gobbler. Early the morning of the wedding he did just that! I don't know what the groomsmen were more excited about...the wedding or the turkey!

Shane and Whittney- it has been so fun to be part of this journey with you. We hope you are having a blast on your honeymoon!

Don't forget to click the slideshow at the bottom:)


Click HERE for a slideshow of more of their wedding photos.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


I have been keeping Hurley Park hopping lately! It is such a green and manicured space and I love the way these little ones pop off the lawn! Jack is no different. You may remember him from his Christmas photos- he was the cute one in the little striped onesie that I just died over. We played and played, looked at his first caterpillar, picked flowers, and attempted to stand in the freezing creek. Then I gave him lots of sugar and sent him home with his parents. Man, I love this job!


Love this face.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

my so-called life: Leslie

Ok folks, we are starting something EPIC here on the LLP blog. A summer of blogging has officially begun (ok, so it's still April, but still. and I guess it could have technically begun yesterday, but still). I am going to be blogging nearly everyday weekday for the next 4 months. I know- get pumped right! I say nearly everyday because there are a few days I know I am going to out of town- but you can count on no more week long hiatuses. Or even two day hiatuses, really. There are so many amazing weddings, bridals, engagements, kiddies, and seniors to count- not to mention life stories, too. Yummy photo goodness coming your way everyday. That's right. Put me in your google reader and get ready.

First up (or second if you count Whittney) is Leslie. Another cutie-pie senior and she happens to be the last of my reps for this year. She is so fun loving and adorable- I couldn't bear to put any of her serious pictures up because her smile is so Leslie. Love these...



This far left picture was taken after I asked Lesie to act ridiculously- but it just so happened to end up being one my favorites. It's so HER.


Monday, April 19, 2010

Bridals: Whittney

Their wedding photos will be on the blog later this week, but for now enjoy some of Whittney's bridal photos! Merry Monday!


Whittney's little Yorkie Jackson is really more like her child. She dressed him up in this little tux (complete with boutonniere) and brought him to the shoot.

Friday, April 16, 2010


I was finishing up Griffin's photos and just loved this picture. It makes me happy. really happy. Everyone enjoy a beautiful Carolina Weekend! I know I will because I will be sharing the love at Whittney and Shane's wedding:) Get ready for wedding goodness starting next week on the blog!

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

My so-called life: Rob

Rob is another one of my senior reps for the class of 2011! He also happens to be a pretty fabulous pitcher for the NW baseball team. Any rising seniors interested in photos like these be sure to give me a shout. Enjoy a little preview of Rob's photos!




Monday, April 12, 2010

pure joy

I have been loving all of the kids/family sessions I have been having lately! It is a nice change from the wedding season which is about to be in FULL FORCE. Be sure to check back often because we are officially in wedding madness starting this week and going strong until December:) Senior sessions are cranking up, too. The Future of American is awful cute this year!

Until then, though, we have been keeping busy with cute toddlers and beautiful families. Griffin is another example of a cute toddler- a really really cute toddler. I couldn't bear to put any black and white shots on the blog because I am loving all of the color! Griffin has the best personality and is truly ALL BOY. I think his sweetness comes right through these photos. Enjoy!


Look at those baby blues.


Concord really ought to get a Krispy Kreme. I mean really.


Favorite. Sequence. Ever.