Wilson Botanical Gardens | Children by KJ Bradley Photography

I have been blessed to photograph Bella for her birthday for the past 4 years.  This year we went to the beautiful Wilson Botanical Gardens.  The Master Gardners of the NC Cooperative Extension Service have prepared a lovely space with whimsy and serenity.  The colorful flowers are beautiful for photos.

Respect & Honor

Recently, my mom and I took my 12 year old and 9 year old sons to a Casting Crowns concert in Raleigh, NC.  The opening band for the Thrive tour is For King and Country.  Their exciting stage show and multitude of drums really caught the attention of my youngest

Tar River Wine Festival 2013

I was honored to be asked to photograph this year’s Tar River Wine Festival at the beautiful Rose Hill Plantation just outside of Nashville, NC.  The festival is a fundraiser to support the Futrell-Mauldin Community Foundation’s projects to better the lives of citizens in Nash and Edgecombe Counties.  The evening

Horsin’ Around ~ Equestrian Photography

How many kids ask for a pony for Christmas at least once?  I know I did.  I never received one… apparently they are too large for Santa’s sleigh.  Luckily a neighbor had a stable full and she was willing to let me ride often.  After going off to college, I

Wise Men Still Seek Him

What is your favorite Christmas tradition?  In our family, we have special ornaments that decorate our tree and elves that tell Santa  whether we are naughty or nice.  But the most important symbol in our home is our nativity.  It is displayed in our living room bookcase all year long,

Thursday Tout! ~ Monogram Sew Cute

With the Christmas shopping season and Small Business Saturday approaching, a Thursday Tout! is in order.  This week’s spotlight is on Monogram Sew Cute.  If you haven’t visited this cute little shop, it is worth the trip.  Monogram Sew Cute is located on Highway 301 just south of Rocky Mount.

New Beginnings

Those who know me well, know I have declined quite a few opportunities to photograph weddings since starting my business.  It took a very special lady to talk me into taking the job.  How could I resist the prettiest girl from our high school prom and one of the sweetest

Thursday Tout! ~ Artful Expressions

Michelle Silveri has had a paint brush in her hand since she was a child.  Maybe that is why she is so talented at helping others have fun with art.  About eight years ago, she turned her artistic passion into a business, Artful Expressions.  Last year, at the request of

Celebrating America With Small Town Style

My family and I spent the week of the Fourth of July on beautiful Lake Gaston in Halifax County, North Carolina.  The lake itself is a wonderful place to beat the heat, have fun, and take beautiful pictures.  We did all three of those things, but a highlight was celebrating

So How Long Have you Been Taking Pictures?

This is a question I get a lot.  I think what most people really want to know is “how long have you considered yourself a professional photographer?”  Let me start by saying that one definition of professional is “a person who is paid for talent, skills, or knowledge.”   Another definition is “an expert in a