Style Inspiration: Winter Lookbook 2016 Part II

It is officially time for part II of this winter lookbook. I really enjoyed putting these lookbooks together for my clients, and just for anyone who is interested in gathering a little more inspiration. I hope you enjoy!

Winter Lookbook 2016

You may have seen this shirt before, but I love how it easily transitions from a fall look to a winter look by adding a few accessories.

Fun fact: This huge pine tree has been sitting in our front yard for so many years. I call it my year round Christmas tree. It makes me so happy, especially during this season.

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Style Inspiration: Winter Lookbook 2016 Part 1

I am so excited to be back to blogging. After all the technology issues, bug fixes, etc.,  it’s just nice to be back behind my computer constructing this blog post. I love looking at style inspiration posts, and videos on YouTube so I wanted to start doing something like that for my clients. I know it’s tricky to pick out clothing for your sessions, but I hope this gives you some inspiration for your next shoot, or just inspiration in general.  I will leave links to a few of these style finds at the bottom of this post.

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Abigails Downtown Boone North Carolina Portrait Session

Abigail had contacted me a while back that if I was ever in Boone, that she would be interested in doing a shoot with me. Well, I made a trip up to Boone a couple weeks ago, and we made some magic happen. Abigail has the sweetest personality, and such a cute sense of style. At this moment, she is attending Appalachian State University as a freshman. App State during the fall is just beautiful! I hope that you enjoy these images just as much as I have, and it was so great getting to know this sweet soul.

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Fox Hunters Paradise Shoot

Fox Hunters Paradise has become one of my favorite spots on the Blue Ridge Parkway to visit, and it only takes me about 30 minutes to reach these amazing views. Becky, and I had been planning to go to the Parkway when the leaves started turning colors. I had a day that I wasn’t going to be busy on, and so we went for it. It turned out to be cold, foggy, and a little windy, but it was such a fun day.


One of my loves is helping others who want to learn photography. I don’t feel threatened by it, I encourage it. Anytime I get the chance to help someone who wants to learn, I take it.

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Senior Style Inspiration: Fall Style

 Fall is my favorite season to photograph sessions in. The light changes, the leaves start turning different colors, and falling. It is the time of year for Pumpkin Spice everything at Starbucks, and Tortilla Soup at Chick-Fil-A. It’s the time of the year when I get to break out my tunics, leggings, scarves, cardigans, and on the occasion my sweaters. It’s just the best!

The most frequent question I get asked is, “What should I wear?” So, I put together 2 different fall inspired styles for you. If you’re not sure what to wear to your portrait session, feel free use these posts for inspiration.

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Reynolda Village and Gardens Senior Styled Shoot

Saturday turned out to be one of the best days I have had in a while. I had an idea for a styled shoot at Reynolda Gardens, and Village ever since I shot Madison Whites’ senior prom images there. It is a gorgeous venue filled with beautiful seasonal flowers, trails to exercise on, shopping centers, various restaurants on the property, and of course, the famous Reynolda House hidden right behind the front entrance. I could spend all day there, and just in the garden section, because it’s so peaceful.

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The Road to Recovery

I made all these big plans last week for what I would do to promote my business, I had a couple of blog post ideas that I thought I would launch, but all that came to a screeching halt on 08.30.16 at 9:00 a.m.

I had a little trouble sleeping the night before, and had to work a long shift that day so I thought I would try to sleep in for a bit longer. All of a sudden I heard the door fly open, and a rush of foot steps heading towards my bedroom door. My dad bursts into the room in a panic, and  starts shouting, “Something terrible has happened, get up!” I asked him, “What’s going on? What happened?” That’s when he told me our little boy, Rascal, was hit. He said, “He’s still alive, he just took off yelping, and I don’t know where he went.” After searching for about 20 minutes(what felt like an eternity for me), we finally heard him yelp from under a nearby bush.

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Cana Virginia Senior Session

When Brady first mentioned he wanted me to his senior session I was delighted. When he mentioned he had 8 horses, I have to admit I turned back into a little kid. Everything within me was jumping up, and down that I would get to be near horses again, and we had quite an adventure on this shoot.

We met at this house, and drove down to his grandfather’s property which has an amazing view of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance. We started our shoot at this beautiful oak tree with ivy running, and twisting up the sides.

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Cross Rail Farms Portrait Session

Brianna has recently moved from Florida here to North Carolina, and was interested in having her portrait session done doing something she loves. She loves being around horses, and loves the overall country scene, so Cross Rail Farms was the perfect place. She takes horse back riding lessons there when she can.

She lights up so much when she is around these animals, and doing something she loves. So I hope you enjoy these images from Brianna’s session.









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Abby Bedsaul North Carolina Senior Portrait Session

It is officially Abby’s senior year in school, and I am so proud of her, and all her accomplishments. She is a kind hearted person with a passion for dancing with the Rhythm on Main company here in our town. I have seen this girl dance before, and she blew me away. Loved it! So naturally when she contacted me to do her senior portraits I was thrilled, and even more thrilled when she explained that she had a small sunflower patch in her backyard.

I hope you enjoy looking at these senior images as much as I enjoyed taking them. 🙂

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