last month i held an end of summer contest to thank my blog and newsletter readers for referrals. the winner would receive a free session and 50 4×6 proofs. derica justice was the lucky winner! she wanted to use her session for new portraits of her and her hubby ian, who haven’t had pictures since their wedding a few years ago. i was super excited to work with derica as she is our fantastic invitation/program/thank you card designer for our wedding!! (pictures of our invitations and interview with derica coming soon).  we loved derica’s work and i thought it was cool that we got this chance to both sort of work with each other’s business. cool!

they wanted some fun and funky pictures downtown with their dog maggie, who was super adorable and well-behaved even though she is terrified to walk over grates, which i found adorable. :)

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they wanted their picture by the NC state logo which was sandwiched between duke and unc…and while duke got the cold shoulder, ian decided to take care of unc by positioning this hand over their logo. ;)


successfully loitering!

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i had a super time out with this adorable couple and the pup! congratulations on the win, guys! and be looking out for derica’s upcoming invitation vendor interview soon!

meet a super sweet and adorable family whose october wedding you can expect to see in a little over a month! :) kelsey and adam are not only getting ready to tie the knot, they also just welcomed their newborn baby emma into the world not too long ago. when we discussed doing an engagement session, we decided we would wait until emma was born and settled in before we took some newborn/family/engagement pictures. i had been following emma’s growing-up progress via kelsey’s facebook pictures to the point where i already felt like i knew her when i met her, but she’s so much more beautiful in person than in a photograph! what a cutie. :) and oh yeah, kelsey and adam are super cute too! we had such a great time. can’t wait for their wedding next month!

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yeeeep. puttin’ babies in suitcases. this is what i do for a living, folks. paying the bills via babies in suitcases.

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goooorgeous light and a goooorgeous couple. this was her mom’s backyard where i should totally set up a small studio and pay a monthly fee to mom in order to shoot because the light is just so stellar.

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WHEELBARROW SHOT! check and mark off the photographic bucket list. :)

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YAY! can’t wait to see you two next month!

quickie blog post this morning as i’m trying to catch up with everything and get a bunch of shoots and editing done before i’m in pittsburgh for a week!

meet alice! she is a lovely woman who owns her own business doing writing and marketing for software companies. she was in need of a few new headshots and, while we were at it, a few pictures of her and her husband and their adorable cat jed. :)

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they had a beautiful butterfly bush in their front yard with enormous butterflies…we’re talking about the size of my hand.

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and i just about melted when i met this little guy. he was super cute and nice and half-willing to have his picture taken. ;)

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