Capturing the Moment. Forever.I love taking pictures. I love telling stories. But more than anything, I love people.
Just as I do during weddings, I aim to capture authentic interactions between couples in engagement shoots. I encourage you to try to be yourselves throughout the session so you can keep each other relaxed and in the moment. Engagement shoots are some of my favorites because they end up being a natural and intimate reflection of couples. It also gives me a chance to build trust with couples before their big day.
I strive to capture authenticity on your wedding day. The joy, tears, intimacy, smiles, and love that you want to remember for generations to come. My goal is to keep your images natural and light, not over styled, but shot and edited in a way that makes you feel more beautiful than ever before. It is an honor and gift to be chosen to photograph a wedding and it energizes me more than any other type of shoot.
No matter how big or small a family is, or whether it includes kids or canines (or whatever animal you want to bring along), I love the energy that comes with family shoots. Engaging with little ones and encouraging them to smile and play for the camera is one of my favorite parts of my job. I’ve had lots of practice with my four little ones. More than anything though, I love creating life-long relationships with families and watching them grow.
I like for couples and families to focus on love – whether it’s a family session, an engagement, or a wedding day. The important part of the pictures is the joy of the occasion and the love that brought you together. That’s what I strive to capture.
I consider it my job to bring a calming and inspiring energy to your day and to your session. I want to be on your team. Making you feel comfortable and even more excited than you already are.
Here’s a few bits about me. I am blessed with an awesome husband who comes along as my second shooter. He is a former professional soccer player turned uber-scientist (that’s right, I totally scored). I have four of the most amazing kids in the world. I would rather be outdoors than anywhere else. I am stylish in short spurts, after which I give up and wear something comfortable that probably has the words “yoga” and “pants” in the description. I love music and even though I consider myself a fan of many genres, my all-time favorite band is AC/DC. If given the opportunity, I will request “Shook Me All Night Long” at your wedding.
Contact me to chat about your wedding, engagement session, family portraits, or whatever. I’d love to meet you!
From my Blog
I met Amber at a photography workshop not long after my twins were born. She and her husband had an eight month old baby boy at that point. She was saying how she couldn't imagine having four, and I was telling her, like I tell a lot of people, the transition from...read more
I remember walking around the grounds of Jordan's parent's home on Lake Wheeler in Raleigh, NC. Jordan and I talked about the beautiful sunset pictures we'd get close to the lake and how amazing the custom-made arbor would look in the outdoor ceremony shots. The...read more
Bryan and Sara waited a long time for this day. I remember when Sara first approached me about doing the photography for her wedding. At first I didn't know if she was serious because I never heard a date, but a couple years after that first mention, I was so excited...read more
Finally, the wedding day. And what a day it was. The weather was everything Spring in North Carolina can offer - sunny, around 70, with a warm breeze to top it off. With it being late April, I didn't even consider sunscreen, but the lobster arms were worth it. I loved...read more
My dear friend Stacy and her family came out for a family shoot at the North Carolina Art Museum. We have been friends since our oldest girls were in our bellies and I have loved watching her sweet girls grow. Stacy is one of those mamas that glows no matter how...read more
This was a special Share the Love Habitat family shoot for me because I now know what it feels like to be a homeowner. Mark and I recently bought our first home in Durham, NC that we'll move into in mid-August. Honestly I never understood how owning could be so...read more
Have a question? Want to set up a session? Or maybe just want to go grab coffee and chat? Shoot me an email! I love meeting new people and hearing all about your life. I especially love hearing all about your wedding vision and dreams for your big day.
Wedding Photographer starts at $2000.
Portraits and Editorital starts at $200