Where do I even begin… this session was about 10 months in the making and so much fun from start to finish! Norah reached out to me last winter while I was still living in North Carolina. We went over a few different fine art themes and Norah decided on a mermaid session! We could not have asked for better weather the day of the shoot and all of the little details fell right into place. Together we created three fine art images and captured some more traditional portraits as well – Norah rocked them all!!
Hello, hello! It has been an embarrassingly long time since I have blogged. I’m shaking my head at myself as I write this. For those of you who do not know, I moved from North Carolina back to Pennsylvania at the tail end of April and then got married in May! It’s been a busy year to say the least but as things calm down I am finally getting back to photography which makes my soul sing.
These are some favorites of sweet Grace. She was about to turn 16 and her mom wanted to freeze this moment in time! This session took place in the fall of 2016 on Little Pisgah, a mountain top in North Carolina. As we were planning the session much of our beautiful mountains nearby were under threat of wildfires that were blazing out of control. We had to reschedule this session because there was so much smoke hanging in the air during the first date that we picked! Thankfully all of the fires were put out shortly after this session took place.
The day of the session was a gorgeous but bitter cold one! We had to take a few breaks in the car to get warmed up before braving the cold for more portraits. Despite the weather Grace was a trooper and looked stunning the entire time!
This fall session is one of my favorites! It was so cold and windy on the day of the session that we almost decided to reschedule. I’m so glad we didn’t though! Our “rain date” ended up being even colder and we had so much fun during the session despite the weather.
Together we decided on the Asheville botanical gardens where the fall colors and beautiful landscape paired well with the Jensen’s love for the outdoors. We saw a handful of people while we were there, all of which were getting their photos taken too! It was nice to know we weren’t the only ones crazy enough to brave the cold.
I had so many ideas for this beautiful family and they patiently humored me with all of them. Here are some favorites of the beautiful Jensen family…
I got an email one day from a sweet friend of mine from church, she asked me to take portraits of her dogs so she could use them for Christmas cards! What a fun idea! Her and her hubby decided against including themselves this year and instead put the spotlight on their two sweet pups, Lacey and William.
This was my first full blown pet portrait session and it turned out to be a smashing success! We had so much fun posing Lacey and William and they were such good sports the entire time. My friend texted me shortly after I left to say that both dogs fell promptly to sleep after I was gone. Future models, both of them!
“Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them are wrong.”
“Loved you then, love you still, always have, always will.”
I love going to the Asheville Arboretum for family portraits because of its relaxed feel and gorgeous views. Prior to this session, I had only gone to the Arboretum during the week and each time was pleasantly surprised to find that my clients and I were some of the few people there. I was pushing my luck to think the same thing would happen for this beautiful family’s session. When I pulled into the parking lot the entire thing was packed! There were people everywhere! I was so worried that there were simply going to be too many people to take the photos I had planned for. I said a few nervous prayers and walked in to do my best. Once again, God provided and despite the number of people the Arboretum did not disappoint! We had a wonderful time basking in the sun and laughing throughout the session. I can honestly say that all of my clients are so much fun to work with but these kids were such a riot! They kept us laughing the entire time!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I’m so excited to be gearing up for the holidays and equally as excited to be planning this year’s Christmas Mini Sessions!
These sessions are for anyone looking to share a little holiday cheer with their loved ones. They’re open to everyone so come one, come all!
Contact me HERE with questions or to schedule your session!
Contact me HERE with questions or to schedule your session!
Rachel is my soon-to-be sister-in-law and I couldn’t have been more excited when I found out Cameron had proposed to her! These two have such an incredible engagement story, it’s the kind that makes your heart swoon. Cameron spent the summer working at a camp out west, all the while he was cahoots with Rachel’s family planning the perfect proposal. It was so much fun for the family to help plan everything but so incredibly hard not letting the secret slip! Cameron decided to surprise Rachel by coming home a day early… in a tux… with roses. It was all very romantic! And of course Rachel said yes 😉
“You are my sun, my moon, and all of my stars.”
Tons of fun was had at the Asheville Arboretum during this session and somehow we managed to have the place to ourselves! It was a gorgeous evening filled with sunlight and laughter.
The most treasured heirlooms are the sweet memories of family.
Michael and Shelby said their I Do’s during a gorgeous outdoor ceremony in front of family and close friends. The morning was filled with heavy rains which then let way to gorgeous skies filled with golden light. The wedding ceremony could not have been more perfect, it was full of laughter, tears, and love felt by all who were there. The reception the next day was quite the event! Live music preformed by talented family and friends echoed throughout the room. The entire celebration was one for the books and something I am so happy I got to be a part of!
“You are my today and all of my tomorrows.”
– Leo Christopher –