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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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Goodness, this session was fun! Cari and Alex came into town from the Raleigh area to squeeze in their sweet engagement photos before the holidays. They told me they wanted to do something a little different since they didn’t quite consider themselves to be beach people. But, they often make trips to Wilmington because they […]

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This engagement session was very special for so many reasons. Gina and Dillon are sweet friends of mine, so Gina and I had been dreaming of the day we would one day be taking her own engagement photos! Little did we know that Dillon was planning a surprise proposal this fall (which included surprising Gina […]

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Jeni + Matt chose to do their engagement session at Greenfield Lake in downtown Wilmington because it holds a special memory for them. It was where they had their second date! Greenfield Lake is a beautiful trail about 4 miles long (around you guessed it, a lake), so they each brought their dogs to take […]

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Liz and I were texting almost every day in the week leading up to her and Mike’s engagement session and hoping that the weather forecast would clear up in our favor. She had been sending me outfit ideas and I gave her some suggestions on places for hair and makeup. I really really love it […]

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Oh, these two!!! They are the most precious. I was absolutely thrilled that I was able to connect with Juliana + Austin for their engagement session. I hosted an Instagram giveaway for an engagement session several months ago…and Juliana happened to be the winner! Our schedules didn’t align until October, but I am so glad […]

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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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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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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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photographer serving the carolinas
 | 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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