First Comes Love…

I was recently blessed beyond measure to be part of a special announcement.  Sara called me to tell me a secret.  She and Matthew are expecting their first child!  They wanted to announce the pregnancy to their families in a creative way, so we set up a quick photo session

The Birthday Boy

Oh what a sweet little fella Gage is!  I do believe he is one of the happiest babies!  As you can see, he is very excited about turning one, and most everything else… well, except the texture of grass and cake.  I hope you have many more wonderful birthdays to

Good Sportsmanship Lives On

As a soccer mom with a camera, I am always on the sidelines cheering and snapping photos.  Actually, keeping the camera in front of my face helps to tone down my hyper yelling which makes my son happy.  Today, I was inspired by an act of good sportsmanship and thought

Family Time

I love it when families return for photos every year.  It is a great way to capture your family’s story.  Whether you need a large wall canvas or smaller gift prints for the extended family and friends, consider an annual family photo session.

Beautiful Kait ~ Class of 2013

Kait is the epitome of class and beauty.  She could easily be a model!  Congratulations Kait on your upcoming graduation!  Click on the picture to see more from Kait’s senior session.        

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

2013 Eastern NC Livestock Show & Sale

I married a farm boy and as the mother of two 4-H’rs, I have come to look forward to the annual Eastern North Carolina Livestock Show and Sale for Edgecombe, Halifax, and Nash Counties.  Over the years, the event has become a tradition.  My boys enjoy the 4-H experience and

Woodland Beauties

God gave me two boys and I love them dearly.  But let’s face it, boys aren’t the best subjects for portraits in the flowers.  That is one reason I get all giddy when I have the chance to photograph girls!  This year, North Carolina experienced a late spring, and it

Photography with Friends on the Farm

A beautiful Saturday morning, a sweet model, and girlfriends with cameras out on the farm…. what more could a photographer and teacher wish for? Helping others create better images is not part of my business plan, it is part of who I am.  Like photography, helping others to learn is

Summer Sunsets and Silhouettes

Now that the days are getting longer, we can all enjoy long afternoons and sunsets.  One of my favorite pictures to take at sunset is a silhouette.  They are actually quite easy to accomplish.   The first step is to find a “clean” source of light for your background.