White Fluffy Flower Senior Session Downtown Mount Airy: 2019 LHP Spokes-Model

Hi friends! I would love for you to meet Trinity. She is this year’s 2019 LHP Spokes-Model!! If you’re not familiar with the LHP Spokes-Model Program just click here, and it will tell you all about it. (There are some pretty amazing perks that are included.)

I love spending time with Trinity, she is funny, sweet, down-to-earth, and so driven to succeed. One of her goals in life is to become a nurse, and use those skills to help those in dire situations. She wants to join a nurse missions program to help out over-seas. She has a huge love for Virginia, and basketball has been apart of  her journey all through-out high school.

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North Carolina Rainbow Maternity Session

I have been very blessed to work with this sweet lady again. Amanda and I go way back to the good ole’ kindergarten days. Yep. Bonding over recess, and nap times. Flash forward to the days where I started experimenting with photography, and started thinking about becoming a career later on. She always wanted me there to document those little memories, and I will forever be grateful to her for that. I got to watch her son Logan grow, and how he’s such a little man now! Now, here we are again, after a devastating miscarriage, to celebrate a little life that’s about to come into the world, a baby boy named Jaxson. Amanda, I know that you, and Bobby will be wonderful parents to him, just the way you are with Logan.

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How to Plan For Your Portrait & Engagement Session

Often people look around gaining inspiration for their portrait, or engagement session from Pinterest, and Instagram. They spend hours pinning, and creating the “perfect” session board, only to find in the end they are unhappy with their session when the images are delivered.

Why?

They didn’t infuse their personalities, or story into any of their images. Your story is your life, and is filled the things that make you, YOU! You can’t copy that. So let’s dive right in to planning YOUR session.

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What Season Is Better For Portrait, & Engagement Sessions?

So often people will plan their portrait sessions, and not infuse their own personalities, and preferences into the mix. They simply copy what they see others doing on Pinterest, or Instagram. While it’s great to gather inspiration from those sources, don’t copy exactly what you see. 

This blog post, will be one of two in a mini-series about planning your own unique session that feels like you. The first step is very simple, you just have to answer one question: “What season is your favorite?” , or “What season holds the best memories for you?” 

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The ULTIMATE Gift Guide For Women

Hey there friends! As promised here is a gift guide for all the special women in your life. These gifts range from budget friendly brands to the high end brands. I tried to make this gift guide super easy, and accessible for you, and I tied in some last minute options too.

I love giving gifts, it’s one of my love languages, and it makes me happy when the people in my life love the thought, and time I put into getting gifts for them. I’m sure you are the same way too, and that’s why you’re here gathering ideas.

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Gift Guide For The Girl Boss

Valentines Day is coming up, and maybe you want to get that special girl boss in your life something she’ll love. I have complied a list of my favorite things everything from digital products to paper.

Don’t know a girl boss, but want to get your loved something special? Stay tuned, next week I will have another gift guide coming out.

*Stationary

This personally, is one of my favorite things to receive, especially when its cute! I always have ideas floating around, and while you can jot these down in the ‘Notes’ section of your phone when your out, I still love keeping cute little notebooks on hand at my desk. Even though I don’t really need them, sticky notes have made their way into my must haves.

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Downtown Winston-Salem City Senior Session

I don’t think I could ever get tired of shooting in cities, or photographing seniors like Joseph. This guy right here has the biggest heart, and I know it’s apparent to everyone around him. As of right now, he is learning Chinese, and gearing up to leave the small town life for missions. He will be with a missions team in Hong Kong for 2 years! They will be traveling to different parts throughout those two years, but Joseph already loves the culture, so I am sure he’s going to enjoy himself while he is there. I am excited for him, and cannot wait to hear stories of the impact they will make while there.

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It’s All About YOU!

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. — Maya Angelou

Did you know that today is National Get To Know Your Customer Day? Of course, everyday at LHP is get to know your customer day, and I feel so blessed to know all of the wonderful people that I cross paths with.

My mission at Light & Hope Photography is to build relationships, and provide service with a heart. I love sitting down with potential clients, and booked clients to talk about their story. With my high school seniors I love hearing all the fun stories they’ve experienced during their high school years such as accomplishments, to struggles, to this whole new season of transition, and the future. They’re always so fun, and full of energy, and it brings something new to each senior I photograph.

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The Best of 2017

Is it crazy that 2017 is already coming to an end? It feels as though we should be in June or July, not in December, and about to celebrate Christmas, but here we are friends. I have had so many amazing sessions this year, and have gotten to work with some amazing industry peers. I really hope you enjoy this highlight reel, and a few outtakes.

2017 started off with a snow storm, and a storm in my personal life too. Little did I know that 2017 would be filled with challenges, but would also bless me with some amazing friends, old and new.

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Light & Hope Spokes-Model Program

Hi there friends, this is an exciting time. I have launched my very first major spokes-model program for high school seniors graduating in 2019. I am excited, and you should be excited for everything too. When you are chosen to be apart of this team, you not only are representing my business, but you are getting the chance to build a supportive community around you.

High School is hard, especially with trying to decide on which college to go with, spending hours upon hours studying, and writing papers instead of going out with your friends. It’s hard. That’s why I decided to put this program together to give 10 girls a chance to have some fun throughout their senior year. To reward themselves for all their hard work, and to give mom, and dad priceless memories  of your senior year.

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