Category archives: Lifestyle

Waiting on baby Broderick | Chapel Hill, NC | Maternity

I was so fortunate to meet Whitney and Matt earlier this year when I photographed Matt’s sister’s wedding. Both were in the wedding party so I spent a good bit of time that day hanging out with Whitney and Matt…it was so evident that these two were full of excitement over their soon-to-be first born. He will be their first little one and first grandchild on both sides  :)

Whitney is one of those women who seriously GLOW, is full of happiness and laughs a lot….A LOT…and her laugher is contagious! Needless to say I had so much fun during their session. To make this story even sweeter their little one is due on Christmas Day!

To answer the question many of you are thinking…Whitney and Matt will be welcoming a baby BOY…Little baby Rhett. We met up on a perfect November day, full of sunshine and it’s gorgeous light….now on to a few of my favorites from their session.

Congratulations Whitney and Matthew! What a fantastic Christmas Gift you and your families will be getting this year :)

Briscoe Family | Annapolis, MD | Lifestyle

I had such a fantastic time meeting the Briscoe family and shooting their family session at the Naval Academy’s campus. Annapolis is one of those cities with such charm – cute little downtown area, yummy restaurants, a DELISH homemade ice cream shop and lots of sail boats around. I love any city near water :)

How sweet are these two brothers. There is no doubt that these two are going to be best friends growing up – I had so much fun running after them and *trying* to keep up!


At his point the kiddos decided ENOUGH.PHOTOS.LETS.RUN.AROUND.AND.PLAY! So we took advantage of this time to capture some moments of just mom and dad :)
Wishing the Briscoe Family a VERY Merry Christmas!

Heller Family | Chapel Hill, NC | Family

Over the past few months I have been lucky to meet and photograph so many wonderful families. It’s that time of year again, the kids have grown and with the holidays coming up – what better time than now to get updated photos to share with family and friends!

Meet the beautiful Heller family.

Just look at those GORGEOUS eyes.

One of my favorite things about family sessions is capturing a few moments of just the parents. As you can see, their love was so easy to capture :)

So happy to have met y’all! What a great afternoon!

Sands Family | Raleigh, NC | Lifestyle

This adorable family has been on the blog before when Carla Jo was about 8 months pregnant with Jackson and then again just after Jackson was born. There is lots of love in this post as Carla Jo and Jon just celebrated their 2 year anniversary earlier this month and little man Jackson will be turning 1 in December. For those that don’t know, Carla Jo was my pot-luck college roommate (all 4 years!) and is one of my very best friends. My how the time flies! Carla Jo and Jon are one of those couples that are always smiling and laughing…and as you can see below, Jackson has taken after his mommy and daddy.

During this photo shoot the entire NC State cheerleading team walked by and “ooohhhhed and awwwed” over Jackson….and he didn’t mind one bit. Watch out ladies, he is going to be a little heartbreaker, just look at those GORGEOUS eyes!

Of course I had to get a few shots of just Carla Jo and Jon…
I can’t wait for Jackson to celebrate his 1st birthday, so exciting! Love you all!

Welcome, November!

Happy  November friends! I get so excited for November 1st. Not only is it one of my very best friend’s birthday (Happy Birthday Carla Jo!) but also because the holidays are right around the corner now which means fun times ahead with family and friends, lots of yummy food, Christmas trees start to go up and I get to watch ELF (but I will try to resist until December 1st).  This fall has been a whirlwind of fun for me as I have had the opportunity to photograph such wonderful couples and families all around the East Coast. Here are sneak peeks of what I’m currently working so be on the look out as they hit the blog over the next couple of months :)

Marla + John
Lindsay + Dave
Little Man Jackson
Spencer + Anna Grey
Kristen + Josh
Sweet baby Ivy
Lyndsey + Sam
Laura + Chris
Allie + Steven

The Briscoe Brothers
Eleanor + Drew
Oh my, I am seriously so thankful for my clients! So what do you love most about this time of year?

Nelson Family…and Eli’s debut | Wagram, NC | Family

Terry and Vince just celebrated 41 years of marriage earlier this year. I just love the second image of them below because after all those years they still look so in love. Not only did they have a great anniversary to celebrate, but they also welcomed their second grandchild into the family this summer. I met up with everyone at their farm to take some family photos…I was so excited to see Piper and finally get to meet baby Eli!

Piper, the oldest grandchild for Terry and Vince, is such a little mama’s girl. She turns three in November and it amazes me how much she has learned since the last time I saw her.
Now meet baby Eli. One thing I learned about him (besides the fact that he super cute) is that this kid can seriously sleep anywhere. He was asleep just moments before this photo and after we woke him up he was asleep seconds after this was taken. 
Who doesn’t love baby feet? I know I do.
So sleepy. Getting your photo taken is HARD work for a little guy. 
Everyone all together with Eli trying to squeeze in a power nap ;)

Thanks for having me! Piper and Eli are going to have so much fun growing up  as cousins!