Thursday, April 21, 2011

spring break 2011.

Since I've been teaching, Mom and I have been taking a short trip for a couple of days during my Spring Break each year. The first year we traveled down to Charleston, SC and you can see a picture that I took of the Cooper River Bridge here. Last year we went to Savannah, GA. Check out some of those shots here.

This year we decided to travel up the NC coast to the Atlantic Beach/Beaufort/Morehead City area. We also had a chance to take a ferry over to Cape Lookout. We had a great time eating at good restaurants, enjoying the beach, and seeing the lighthouse. The design of Cape Lookout is my favorite out of the NC lighthouses. Did you know the diamonds actually represent all four directions (N, S, E, W) so that the captains at sea know where they are going? (We learned many fun facts about lighthouses!)

Three more days and it's back to reality. Trying to savor every moment! :)

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Any suggestions for where we should go next year? We're looking for ideas!

Seth & Jill: Maternity

With Jill being due a week from today, I knew I needed to get these pictures finished and up on the blog before baby girl Wachtel decides to enter the world! We went to Joyner Park in Wake Forest, NC to grab some maternity pictures a few weeks ago. Seth and Jill were one of the first couples that I ever shot when I was beginning photography about 3 years ago. I did some engagement pictures for them in 2008 and you can see them here on the blog. A lot has changed since then and we are now eagerly awaiting the arrival of their precious little girl! Can't wait for her debut on the blog once she's here!

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We're all waiting to hear baby W's name!
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I had to put this one on the blog so that you get a glimpse of one of the reasons that I love photography. :) Best clients ever.
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she'll be filling these shoes before we know it.
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i'd say she has the pregnant glow!
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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

a whirlwind of a weekend.

there are several ways that i know it's springtime each year. one is the warmer weather! second is that my car turns yellow. third is my watery, itchy eyes. and fourth is photography! after 2-3 months of yucky, cold, snowy, winter weather...it's about time that i can drive to one photo session after another with my windows down and music blaring. i had a slow winter (photography wise), but the joy of shooting people and families (with my camera, of course!) has come around once again and brightened up my life!

this past weekend was a whirlwind. and i use that word figuratively and literally! in almost every session we fought against the wind! but the beautiful weather outplayed the wind...and won. :) 

i have some serious editing to do over the next couple of weeks, but i wanted to share with you one image from each session just to hold you over. 

on friday night, i completed my first attempt with fashion photography. i have a good friend that is in the beginning stages of entering into the world of fashion design, so we're trying to start building her portfolio. 

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on saturday morning, i laughed so much and enjoyed my time with Aubrey shooting some headshots for her theater portfolio. she's probably going to be famous one day. watch out, broadway! 

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on saturday afternoon, i met up with the Proffitt's for a quick family session down at fletcher park. Saniah loved showing off and loving on her new 7 week old brother Jace. 

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on sunday afternoon, i got to shoot a maternity session for two of my best friends from college. not to mention they were the first couple that i shot engagement pictures for about 3 years ago. 

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more details and of course more pictures when i blog about each individual session in the coming weeks! 

happy wednesday!