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Grab a cup of coffee or tea, and enjoy exploring through some wedding, engagement, and life inspiration as well as tips for fellow photographers!

recent journal entries

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I had been looking forward to this session for FOREVER!!! Ashley has become a sweet friend of mine over the last several months since she booked me for her and Thomas’s wedding. We connected because she listens to our podcast, and is a regular attendee of Sole Fitness (my dear friend’s workout group for women […]

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I absolutely love it when I get to travel to new places for weddings and engagement sessions! So when Hannah and Clint asked if we could do their engagement photos at Harker’s Island, I was more than happy to make the trip! Not only was it a gorgeous location, but it was also a place […]

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Crazy enough, our honeymoon was the first ever vacation Jordan and I took just the two of us! We have traveled together over the years, but it was always for family vacations or weddings. So we were really looking forward to kicking off our marriage with a vacation that we could spend some real time […]

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Makenzie + Tucker are some of the sweetest people I have ever met. I actually cried quite a bit while editing this wedding album because of how genuine and effortless their love is for each other. Sometimes I get weepy while shooting weddings, but it’s almost like I get to re-live those moments in a […]

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This was such a fun and unique engagement session and I loved every minute of it! Like I normally suggest to my brides and grooms before their session, I met Tatum + Brett for some drinks beforehand. If I am going to be shooting at Fort Fisher, I always recommend meeting at Sea Witch in […]

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I’ve said a million times and I will say it again. Our wedding day was MORE than a dream come true. I have been so excited to finally piece together the photos to re-cap the day through each of these images. When Cameron (our incredible photographer) sent us our full gallery, I laughed and cried […]

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I am so excited to continue sharing the details of our engagement and wedding planning process on the blog. So, I will just dive right in! Jordan and I had an engagement on the longer side – a year and a half. But I am so very grateful for that time because it allowed us […]

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Lately I have been reflecting on 2019 and how blessed I have been for so many reasons. Not only have I gotten to meet and work with the most amazing couples who turn into sweet friends, but we have had the absolute BEST weather for almost every session this year. Looking back, I even shot […]

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Okay y’all, this is quite possibly one of my favorite shoots I’ve ever done. Obviously I am a beach girl at heart and I absolutely LOVE doing sessions on the coast. However, being based in Wilmington it is very rare that I get the opportunity to shoot the beauty of the NC mountains. So this […]

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*I should note that a majority of these photos were taken on iPhones from the trip! :)*   I’m not kidding when I say that my bachelorette weekend was one of the most fun weekend’s of my life. It was so surreal to have all of my very best ladies in the same place at […]

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wedding photographer serving the carolinas + southeast
 | based in wilmington, nc |

Among my other titles are:  fitness instructor, podcast co-host, latte lover, and rescue mom. I love connecting with people and getting to know my clients beyond our time together, and consider it an honor to capture some of the most exciting moments of their lives from behind the lens. Your joy brings me joy and I am so excited to meet you!

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