I had the pleasure of working with Jewell Whitmer as she starts the process of launching her Women’s Health Integrative & Functional Medicine Practice! Jewell is a certified nurse midwife and herbalist who has been practicing for 12 years. She has delivered a ton of babies and helped women through many births. Now she’s excited to take what she knows and begin to focus on women’s health and empowerment, and I’m so excited to help her with that process! She contacted me to take new branding photos and headshots for her, and together we had a blast shooting in an incredible house with a beautiful property (and fun music always helps a session along too!). Jewell actually used to develop her own photographs in a darkroom in her childhood home, so she knows a lot about photography and what she was looking for in her branding photos, and I was excited to work with another creative woman. Also, I have to say, I love photographing food and am pretty excited whenever anyone asks me. AND I got to photograph tea this time as well, which is also great fun. And Jewell knows a lot about teas. If you want to follow her in her new business journey and become her client, you can find her and her knowledge of teas and food on Instagram here.

Sam Lipman // Yoga Photography

My lovely client Sam, who some of you may remember from her and Mark’s wedding earlier this summer, is a fantastic alignment-based yoga instructor who asked me to take some new photos of her doing yoga-y things and I was so excited! This was my first time venturing into the world of yoga photography and it’s quite different from what I normally do. There’s a lot that goes into making sure that Sam’s body is properly aligned as well as taking into account the pose vs. the background, and it was quite fun! Mostly it was fun because Sam is a ton of fun, and if I didn’t routinely get injured doing anything remotely physical, she’s who I would take yoga from. She currently teaches at Carolina Yoga Company, Duke Fitness, and Thousand Petals Yoga. You can find her schedule on her website here: http://yogawithsamlipman.com/ So if you’re looking for a super sweet, kind, happy person to take yoga with – I’d highly recommend Sam, who is all of those things and more. *Huge thanks to Elana for assisting and to the NCMA for giving us permission to use Sam’s photos.

More mini headshot sessions this summer! So glad I started offering these, as I get a chance to meet all sorts of great people. This week’s wonderful subject is Amy (and her fantastic green romper!), who has worked as a real estate agent with RE/MAX for many years. She worked with them initially in Ohio, and now she works for them down here, as she has recently relocated with her husband to be near their kids in North Carolina. We had a great time updating her agent headshots, comparing the weather between the northeast and southeast, and discussing how we love this area’s amount of owls. Thanks for letting me update your photos, Amy!