Brittany 2013 Senior Session--Northeastern NC Photographer

I have been riding by this beautiful field of yellow for 2 weeks.... Stalking it really. So when Brittany said she wanted her Senior pictures done in a field of flowers...The timing couldn't have been more perfect. The first time I saw Brittany... I immediately thought that this girl has beauty queen potential. Total Southern Belle.  The Complete Package....Take one look at her and tell me your not thinking the same thing....and to top it off...She's sweet too! We jumped ditches.....had a couple close calls with a crop duster....laid on the wet ground....and laughed a lot.

Senior Portraits are my absolute FAVORITE sessions EVER. Book your Senior Portraits with me today!

**I strongly encourage you to have professional make up done the day of your session. Merle Norman in E.City does professional make up for $30. Totally reasonable...and SO worth it. (Brittany had her make up done by Merle Norman)

Caitlin's Downtown Elizabeth City, NC Session--Northeastern NC Photographer

Last week, I met up with this blue eyed beauty for a photo session. When I first talked with her on the phone...I knew I was going to love her. She was even cooler in person. Sweet..Easy going..and always laughing. She is only 24 years old..but yet exudes soulfulness...a giving heart and passion about the arts and the downtown district. Correct me if I'm wrong.. But how many 24 year olds do you know that have it together like that? Not many.

Enjoy a sneak peak of my favorites.



To visit and learn more about The Arts of the Albemarle and the downtown area...CLICK HERE They have so much to offer and so many beautiful things displayed...You are missing out if you've never ventured in. Check it out today!

Being on the other side of the lens for family pictures..........and what we wore

A couple of days ago...My family of 4 had our family pictures taken. Like most of you, I am not entirely comfortable having a camera pointed at me. (It's A LOT easier to be behind the lens)... I start to think about all the things that arn't perfect about my appearance.. and about that huge zit that just appeared overnight... about what clothes I'm going to wear..what clothes are my kids and reluctant husband going to wear?? How do I  make it look like we all just effortlessly threw on clothes that reflect our personality..and yet somehow just happened to flow and look freakin awesome together. Is it even worth all the trouble????????? MY answer..and yes YOUR answer...should be.. Yes..It's totally worth it. The stars hardly ever align perfectly...and MOST of us don't have that supermodel body or perfectly white teeth. But do you think in 10-20 years that's what you'll see when you look at your pictures? Not even close. You'll see the love on your face holding your 9 month old baby...and Your husband standing proudly beside his family...and that mischievous look in your 8 year olds eye. It will be worth.every.penny.

I chose our family outfits based on one thing. Sophia's dress. It is light, airy, with beautiful ruffles, lace and twirls like nobody's business. So everybody's outfit will compliment that. You have to start somewhere.. Right? We changed twice..So we could have variety in our pictures. Below is pictures of what we wore.
I hope that if your on the fence about having your pictures taken or your family pictures taken..that this post helps.. and possibly convinces you that there is no perfect time to take pictures... Just do it. It'll be worth it. and if your having trouble putting together outfits..I'd be more than happy to help.

Codie-- at Big Mill Bed and Breakfast, Williamston NC--Northeastern NC Photographer

You know those people that you meet and just instantly connect with them? Codie is that type of girl. She is a timeless beauty..the type of beauty that will never go out of style. Ever. Even when she's 80..I'm positive she'll still be a head turner...and handing out sweet tea and cookies...because she's cool like that.

Seriously......Those eyes....






Codie and I went and explored Big Mill Bed and Breakfast in Williamston, NC..You can check them out HERE. The Innkeeper, Chloe, was so sweet! She hung the hammock up for us about halfway through the shoot...and it made for some spectacular pictures! If your looking for a beautiful and serene retreat..this is your place.