Intimate Golden Hour Wedding

Hi friends! I’m so thrilled for you to see this intimate, golden hour wedding for Melody & Chris Chamberlain. Wait until you see the front of their house! It’s beautiful! It reminds me of an old plantation style house right in the middle of Winston-Salem. Since we didn’t do an engagement session like I normally do for all my couples, today you are going to hear their story.

Chris & Melody met like so many couples do, through mutual friends. She started working with Tarpley family as a nanny in 2014. Well, Melody is a bit of a thrill seeker, and loves skydiving. She was getting ready to go on her second trip, and wanted to have someone with her. She tried to get the 3 Tarpley brothers to go with her, but they all declined. One of the brothers mentioned that his best friend would love to go. (That would be Chris)

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Posted in Engagements and Weddings, Photography

Golden Hour Country Fields Fall Session

Olivia’s fall senior session was literally, picture perfect. As we arrived to the private country estate, everything was just lit with a beautiful golden glow. The temperature was that perfect fall weather. Not too hot. Not too cold. (In baby bear’s words) It was just right.

Some of you may remember this beautiful girl’s face from a post on Instagram I made last month. If you didn’t then I’m so happy to introduce to you LHP’s new fall intern, Olivia! She is exactly what LHP stands for. She’s joyful, kind, and genuine. It’s been such a pleasure to get to know her over, and I’m excited for you to know her too.

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Posted in Photography, Senior Photography

The Manor House at Tanglewood Park Engagement Session

I was so excited to photograph this engagement session for Brianna & Bradley at The Manor House, at Tanglewood. I first met Brianna when she moved here from Florida, and had started training with me at Chick-fil-a.  Of course she was already a natural, since her dad is an Operator at one of the Chick-fil-a’s in Florida.  It was a “pleasure” getting to know her heart. We have since worked together to create her senior session, and now she’s getting married!! *Cue the heart eyes!*

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Posted in Engagements and Weddings, Photography

Sunflower Inspired Wedding in Hurricane Florence

Katilyn had planned out this beautiful sunflower themed, intimate wedding. Her & her fiance, Travis, wanted to say their vows outside in beautiful, golden light, and to be surrounded by close family, and friends.

And just like that,  Hurricane Florence was getting ready to wreck everything!

I had been tracking which way  Florence would go. I kept hearing conversations of how massive it was going to be, and it could possibly be bigger than Hurricane Hugo. (I was only a few months old at the time Hugo hit. But my family recalls how bad it was.)  We were all praying this storm would tone down. Thankfully, by the end of the week, this system seemed to go all the way around us. Sparing us from the worst conditions. We had rain, and some nice, breezy weather.  We were so fortunate, and thankful for that.

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Sunflower Mini-Sessions at Dewberry Farms

Hi friends! You may remember when I did a sunflower session last year. If not, that’s okay, feel free to go check that out then come back here to this one. This year I hosted sunflower mini-sessions at Dewberry Farms. It was a huge hit!

A little backstory before we dive into the images:

Sunflowers all over our area had under gone some abuse due to the lack of rain & hot, humid temps. At this point I didn’t think anyone had fresh sunflower fields left. Then I made a call to Dewberry Farms, and low and behold, their sunflowers were set to bloom late! *Yeesssss!!!!!* *Insert praise hands emoji!*

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Posted in Photography, photography business, Senior Photography

Sunflower Mini-Sessions at The Barn at Heritage Farms

Here in North Carolina, the summers are hot & humid. Typically I don’t photograph a lot in July for that reason, except for when the sunflowers come out in full bloom! My favorite local venue, The Barn at Heritage Farms, had a beautiful field full of them.  That’s when I decided it’s mini-session time!

The Venue

Jessica and John are so welcoming to everyone who visits their venue. They made sure we had plenty of props to choose, like quilts, blankets, and even a vintage bright blue, pick-up truck. You are going to flip out when you see the images of this truck! The views on this property are just breath-taking. You get a full view of Pilot Mountain. The window in the barn is strategically placed so that you can see this view during a wedding ceremony.

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5 Ways To Deal With Being Left Out

Summer is here which means cookouts, pool parties, and nights that we wish would never end. (Insert every song every written about summer with that line.) But it’s not what you hoped it would be. You find yourself feeling left out of these big events. People that you thought were your friends didn’t send you that text or phone call. You’re scrolling on social media, and see the photos. You immediately have this sinking feeling in your gut.

And before you know it, you are binge watching Netflix movies with a pint of Halo Top wondering, “What’s wrong with me?” “Why didn’t they think to call or text me.” “I thought we were all friends.”

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Pilot Mountain Anniversary Mini-Session

Two weeks ago I photographed my wonderful friends anniversary session on Pilot Mountain(This is one of my favorite locations, so you may see it alot of this year!). I have known Bethany for a few of years now due to my day job. I remember when she first met Austin, & how excited she was.

She would come in to work smiling, and being all giggly. When they got engaged, I remember her smile growing even brighter & bigger. When I received the wedding invitation, I was elated! I love weddings, and when it’s my friends. Holy. Moly! Cue all the smiles, & water works! (Yes, weddings really do make me that happy.)

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Posted in lifestyle, Photography

Bright & Airy Cody Creek Senior Session

Alex is just the way she appears in the images below. Bright, and full of sunshine. She’s such a sweetheart to work with, & you can’t help, but smile. I made a pit stop, before her senior session, by the place she loves, & works at. Chick-fil-a of Mt. Airy. It was so hot & humid we needed a cool drink to start our session off with! You wouldn’t be able to tell, but about an hour before I made the pit stop, the sky darkened, and the bottom fell out(if you’re unfamiliar with that saying, it just means it rained really hard!).

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Posted in Photography, Senior Photography

Pilot Mountain State Park Senior Session

As I started driving towards Pilot Mountain I noticed a dark cloud. I kept driving, the sky grew darker, and rain had set in. I was getting nervous, because this cloud seemed to appear out of nowhere. Threatening our senior session that was just about to take place. I drove up the winding road to the top, and pulled into a parking space. As quickly as the storm popped up, all of a sudden it disappeared. Revealing a beautiful blue sky, with giant white fluffy clouds, and the most beautiful golden sunshine. It had managed to cool off a few degrees, and we had this amazing Beyonce wind to top it off!

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Posted in Photography, Senior Photography