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I love summer nights, quiet moments, genuine love, timeless stories, and the kind of dream clients who like to walk slow and stop to smell the Carolina Jasmine. If you're into photographs that feel as intentional as you are, you want your memories become history, and you'd like to make a new friends in the process, keep scrolling-- I can't wait to meet you. 

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What if we lived every day was like a wedding? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be surrounded by gorgeous flowers, white lace, a handsome husband looking his best and a constant party? Getting all done up every morning, spending time with our favorite girls, and then eating cake every night? Now, before you think I’ve […]


August 3, 2018

Waterfront New Bern Wedding Kate & Joseph


I met Meagan a few years ago through a stylized wedding shoot we held at the Bradford. She was absolutely magnificent with planning, arranging and putting together last minute details for the shoot. I knew immediately how crazy talented this wedding planner extraordinaire truly is. Since then, we’ve kept in touch and worked on few […]

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July 20, 2018

Raleigh Sunflower Field Portraits Meagan | Magnolia Grove Weddings


I met Sarah and Justin for coffee at a local Starbucks in Raleigh. This sweet couple met at NC State University and had fallen into a fairy tale love story. They told me about their Cotton Barn Winterville wedding that they had planned in May. I knew that this was going to be an absolutely […]


June 26, 2018

Cotton Barn Winterville Wedding Sarah + Justin


A southern bride, a lace wedding gown and a campus full of gorgeous architecture, history and special meaning for a gorgeous bride. Sarah’s Elon University Bridal Session was everything dreams are made of. Sarah, her sweet mom and her good friend joined me for a day without rain and some sunshine peaking through the clouds. […]


June 22, 2018

Ivory & Lace Elon University Bridal Session Sarah


Oh, when your senior model team graduates.. How wild is it that this sweet girl has been on my model team for TWO years. And now, she’s finally graduating. I am so proud of her! Ashley joined the Senior Model Team in 2016. We have had so many shoots together, and not only has she […]


June 20, 2018

Rustic Summer Senior Session in Holly Springs Ashley


I couldn’t imagine my life without our dogs. They’re with me every single day while I edit away at my computer. We got on hikes, car rides, beach trips. They are literally our children. For some reason we understand our dogs and love them more than anything. So, what do you get when you put […]


June 12, 2018

Downtown Wilson Puppy + Me Session Meagan & Lee + Bacon, Gir, Fancy, Sarah


It’s here. Senior year. Summertime is finally upon us and school is out. Those who are 2018 graduates have passed the torch and now it’s time for the class of 2019. Two thousand, nineteen. Just let that sink in a moment. These young ladies on my team have worked so incredibly hard and now it’s […]


June 10, 2018

Wildflower Editorial Part One Team Nineteen


Anatole France once said, “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” This is the most true statement I’ve ever heard. We go through terrible trials and hard days. Days that make us cry, days where we lose, and days where we win and experience the purest joy. Our dogs are […]


June 8, 2018

The Sweetest Goldsboro Puppy + Me Session Payton, Bella & Drake


Imagine this. A springtime engagement in Charleston. The sun is bright and warm, and the entire city smells like one giant Jasmine flower. There’s blooms everywhere. The Battery is to the right of you and you can hear the waves crashing and smell the sea breeze. Bright colors from the houses catch your eye, and […]


May 25, 2018

Springtime Engagement in Charleston Hannah & Reid


I arrived to the most gorgeous Hilton Head Island beach home on Saturday morning. It looked like a plantation home mansion. White pillars, double brick winding staircases. Black rod iron. Palm trees. This house was just a few steps from the sand and ocean with a private pier that walked out onto the beach. Everyone […]


May 22, 2018

Seafoam and Lace Hilton Head Island Wedding Amanda & Brian