Friday, September 23, 2011

My So-Called Life: Sarah

I promised more seniors, and I plan to deliver:) First up, Sarah. She is just the cutest, and I am IN LOVE with her almond-shaped eyes. Love her smile, but kept going to her serious face as my favorites. Not only is she precious, but is an amazing gymnast to boot. Look for her on the balance beam on a college team near you very soon! Happy Friday!


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Baby Love- Riley

There is nothing like a brand new baby. Little girl Riley was just 7 days old when we took these photos. She was one of the best newborns I have shot in a while. She was nice and sleepy and let us fuss over her for quite some time before waking up. I know her mom and dad are just over the moon with her, as am I! She is so precious. Here are just a few of my favorites! Congrats Shannon and Brandon!


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Darby, an American Sweetheart Returns

Darby has been getting pretty jealous with all the baby talk around here. But, at the same time, she was getting over her low self-esteem, so she hasn't minded laying low for a while. After her "incident", she had to get shaved completely down- hence her hiding. She was embarrassed. But, the haircut was completely necessary since she had briars, cuts, and hundreds of ticks all over her. Poor bear. Honestly, though, she was quite traumatize from her being lost and I truly think she had some post traumatic stress syndrome! I'm not even kidding! Then, add to that a jacked up haircut, and she has needed some time to herself. You know, to heal and reflect.

Thankfully, her hair is starting to grow back in and she is getting all cute and fluffy again. These photos were taken about a month ago, so she is getting back to normal now and ready for the camera. She is going to be her cute little bear self just in time for the annual Christmas photo(get excited)!

Last trip to the lake of the year. She didn't seem to remember that this is where "it all went down".


Family trip to the beach back in July. She loves running while we ride the bike. This was right after her shave down. Eek!


Lindsey Lee Bride: Amanda

I absolutely LOVED this bridal session! Basically, if your family to be has an awesome farm, I am happy to come on out and take pictures of you in all your bridal goodness on the property:) Amanda's now hubby and his family are farmers by trade and their property in rowan county is absolutely beautiful. Gorgeous fields, cool old farm "stuff", amazing light. I had WAY too many favorites, but here are just a few that spoke to me. Amanda is such a natural beauty and I can't wait to share their wedding day images with you. Enjoy!


Monday, September 19, 2011

The Official Launch- Adair

I am so proud of my little cousin, Sydney! She has been working all summer on the launch of her new online clothing boutique, Adair. The boutique website is set to launch this week! Think 'Anthropologie' meets 'I didn't have to sell my right arm to get it'! To kick off the launch of the website she is having a website and trunk show party in downtown Concord, and YOU ALL are invited! Since the website will not launch until the end of this week, here is the link to the facebook info on the launch party and trunk show that is going to be Saturday, the 24th at The Loft at 14th. She will have all the fall clothing there for purchase that is going to be on the website so you can see,touch, feel, and try it all on! Oh yea, and if you get it there you save yourself the shipping. The party starts at 5!

I shot the promo photos for the website, and I have to say it was a total blast! It was fun to do something a little different than the usual. Our models were awesome and totally rocked their looks. Erica, from Shear Image Day Spa did the models up right with hair and makeup and they looked gorgeous.

Here are just SOME of the looks that you can see at the trunk show on Saturday and on the website after the launch. Can't wait to see Sydney's dream come true! Love my little entrepreneurial cousin!



Sunday, September 18, 2011

Bellyshoot- Carey and Steve

A few weeks ago I mentored another photographer, helping her develop her photo awesomeness. I have loved doing these mentoring sessions! It is the next step for those who want to learn more, who have a photography business or WANT to have a photography business. All in a one on one atmosphere. I put a call out on my facebook page for "models", and Carey and Steve were happy to oblige! These two were absolutely perfect! We worked on posing and lighting and in return these two got a little Belly Shoot. Seriously, I don't think anyone could have done a better job. Here are just a few of my favorites from our time together. Can't wait for their little one to get here!


Friday, September 16, 2011

My So-Called Life: Corey

Can't believe it is already Friday! The weeks are flying by! There is so much to do around here as we wrap up wedding season(only two weddings left before baby comes) and get ready for mini-sessions and Christmas craziness. I still have lots of seniors to blog! They are going to keep coming for a few more weeks on top of more weddings and some super great bridal sessions. Corey was one of my reps this year and we did his "official" portraits the other week. All I have to say is that if baseball doesn't work out for him(he is super duper great), then he should look into abercrombie modeling. I'm just sayin'. Happy Friday!


Thursday, September 15, 2011

{Ginny & Ricky} Charlotte Wedding Photographer

LOVED working with Ginny and Ricky over this past year. It all started with the amazing fall engagement sessions that we shot up in the mountains, still one of my favorites to date! These two are so fun to be around and Ginny is one of the calmest, most easy to be around brides out there! They had a fabulous wedding in downtown Concord at one of my most favorite churches to shoot at- First Pres. It has amazing natural light and hardwood floors IN the sanctuary! Amazing! Their reception was at the New Mint Museum Uptown. I never get tired of going there.

Ginny and Ricky had a little trick up their sleeve....Being the SERIOUS Carolina Panther fans that they are, they somehow managed to get Sir Purr to come and be their official Party Starter! It was so fun and a great way to kick off the reception. They literally kept it a secret from EVERYONE until he made his entrance. Let me tell you, whoever that man is in that huge panther suit sure can dance! You two, congrats on everything!

Don't forget to watch the slideshow at the bottom of the post:)


Ginny's sister MADE the bridesmaids dresses! Yup, you read that right. She MADE them. As if being MOH isn't enough work:) She is a dress designer and has started her own dress design company. Be sure to check her out if you are looking for something totally custom. I know this is just the start of a fabulous career for her!


Sir Purr getting down:) Such great fun!


Monday, September 12, 2011

Some workshop and mini-session updates and a fun new product!!

Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! We had some great weather and Joe and I shot a beautiful wedding on Saturday and I could just feel the change in the air, which was so nice! I am hoping my sweaty photographer days are coming to an end here very soon! Wanted to update you all on the dates for Mini-Sessions and The Workshop. I am super pumped about both of these events coming up! When I started planning them back in early august I thought to myself how ridiculous it was that it was so far away, yet here we are! Just a few short weeks!

There are still spots left for The Workshop happening on October 8th. This will be the last workshop until well after the new year. We will have a new little baby to take care of, so I am thinking early summer might be the next one. Make sure and grab one of these spots so you can take fabulous photos over the holidays!

Additionally, there are just a few mini-session slots left:
1 spot left on Sunday,Oct. 9: 3:00 time slot- EDIT: No longer available.
A Few Spots on Monday, October 10(Columbus Day): 2:45-4:45 available.
1 spot left on Sunday, October 23rd: 2:45 time slot.

Email me about any of these openings: You can link back to the older posts to find out more info about either or just feel free to email any questions!

Now, so exciting a cute new product that I am offering. Iphone cases! Yes, I am a apple snob. Yes, I love all things apple. I can't help it! The products are just amazing. And, quite frankly, they just make me happy!! Here is an iphone pic of the latest case I designed and made. I meant to take a "real" camera photo, but life happened and I just got an iphone pic of a new iphone case before shipping it out. Regardless, I think you can see just how fun these cases are! Image the possibilities.....your favorite wedding image, picture of your kids, or pet? Seniors- your favorite senior picture?! I think these would make a great Christmas gift, too;) Every case is custom designed, so the possibilities are endless.

Next up, Ginny and Ricky's wedding. Get excited!


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Baby Love- Jack and Hayes

How about these cuties?! I have been shooting Jack for a while now(he is growing up to be a serious heartbreaker!), but then came along Hayes! What a sweet little guy, too! These two boys steal their mama's heart. Enjoy!


Thursday, September 8, 2011

My So-Called Life: Ashlyn

How cute is Ashlyn!? Love my seniors. Love my job. These photos are another reason why! So young. So fun. So cute! Enjoy...


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

My So-Called Life: Lindsay

I a finally coming to the end of the round of previews that I posted oh-so-long ago. We had a great time at Lindsay's senior session. She opted for the morning time, which kept things cool back when we had 100 degree weather with 90% humidity. There is something about that morning light that is so great! By the way, Lindsay's hair is amazing. Love it! Happy Wednesday!


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Lindsey Lee Bride: Ginny

I can't wait to show images from Ginny and Ricky's wedding! They had a special surprise guest that made their reception tons of fun! For now, here are some of my favorites from her bridal session. Hope you had a fabulous long weekend! Look forward to lots here on the blog this week!


Thursday, September 1, 2011

True Love- Natasha and Matt + a giveaway

This week has been a pretty fun one!! My birthday was on Tuesday and I have seen lots of fun friends this week and had a great outing to The Cheesecake Factory. So, in honor of my birthday week, I am giving away a FREE seat to my workshop on October 8th! All you have to do is pop over to my fan page on facebook and comment on the post I made about the giveaway to enter. I will pick one facebook comment at random as the winner. Even if this workshop date doesn't work for you, enter anyway! You can give your seat away if you have a date conflict to someone you love, or to someone just you like:)

Now, onto the post:)

A couple of weeks ago I shot Natasha and Matt's AMAZING Norfolk wedding up in VA. I cannot wait to share those images with you, but for now here is their engagement session that we squeezed in RIGHT before the wedding. They had only one day that we could do it, and it decided to rain, of course. These two, are troopers though, and we managed, rain drops and all. Lots of umbrella holding to protect hair! The rain, however, did make it not 900 billion degrees, which was nice. Look for their wedding soon and enjoy these shots!