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Bright, & Airy Sunflower Field Session || Dewberry Farm

Dewberry Farm is the sweetest little event venue tucked into the heart of Kernersville, North Carolina. Once you arrive on the property you see the sunflower field on your right, along with their beautiful horses roaming around in the field next to it, and then the manor itself is just beautiful! I had the privilege of speaking with Wendi Johnson, one of the owners of the property before we arrived, and she was so accommodating. Since the property involves a lot of walking, she let us use one of the golf carts to ride from location to location.

This session was just as special for me, as it was for the amazing young lady I had the privilege of photographing. I would like for you to meet Karli Bullins, and her amazing, assistant/golf cart chauffeur, boyfriend Jeremy. I’ve known Karli for a total of 5 years this year, and to be able to do a senior session re-do was a highlight! You are probably wondering what in this world is a senior session re-do? Well, she graduated in 2015, but never had her images professionally done.  So we collaborated together, and we made it happen.

I hope these images make you smile, just as much as they made me smile. She has such a bubbly, personality that is so contagious, even through imagery.

Enjoy!

 

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2018 Senior Rep Applications

Hello everyone! I hope that you are doing well today, and that you are excited for the re-launch of my 2018 Senior Rep Application. I did a very mini one last year, and it was so much fun working with the ladies at Reynolda Village and Gardens. I wanted to invite even more girls to join us for the upcoming year. I will be inserting some images from our shoot below along with the application website.

The ladies this year are going to receive some fun prizes such as: 

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2016: A Year in Review Part II

To continue this post from the previous blog post, which you can find here, 2016 had a few more things to throw at me before it was over. As I mentioned in the last blog post, my personal life started taking a turn for the worse. I found myself very lost, confused, hurt, and scared for what the future held. I ended up asking God questions that I never thought I would find myself asking Him, and even being just a little bit angry. I asked Him, “Why, why is this happening?”, and “What did I do to have all this pain, and rejection in my life? Do you know what’s so great about God though? He still loved me through it all. No matter what questions I had, or even if I had gotten a little bit angry, He still loved me, and gave me the answers I needed. It wasn’t always what I wanted to hear, but it was the truth I needed to get back on track, and headed in the right direction.

I would say by November I started growing more, and more not only in my faith, but in all aspects of my life. I had to choose to surrender some situations, and people in order to have what God wanted me to have. It was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do, but the peace I gained was worth it. So did I get my happy ending at the end of 2016? Oh I was so close, but 2016 wanted to throw something else at me before it left. It hit me with a mystery virus on Christmas Eve. Why was it a mystery? The doctors did 2 flu tests, checked me for strep, checked for 1 other virus it could’ve been, but everything came out negative. It left me very, very sick until Friday of last week.

I think that was 2016’s way of throwing one more punch at me, but it didn’t get me down. I am coming back stronger, and better than I was before. So 2017, bring it on, I am ready for you.

For now enjoy some more highlights of the wonderful people I got to work with last year.

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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.

Winter Lookbook 2016

Winter Lookbook 2016

Winter Lookbook 2016

This sweater was something different for me, and my style, but I decided it was time to switch it up.  It’s a soft charcoal, grey with white specs on the main part of the sweater. The bottom, the cuffs on the sleeves, and around the collar are not as soft, and wispy as they appear. This was the only part I was disappointed in, because you do have to iron those bits quite a lot. Other than that, it’s a very warm sweater. I paired this look with leggings, and my grey boots.

Winter Lookbook 2016

Winter Lookbook 2016

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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.

Enjoy!

Winter Lookbook 2016

Do not be fooled by this ‘Cold Shoulder Sweater’, the material is pretty thick so it’s going to keep you cozy. I paired this sweater with my fleece lined black leggings, and long grey boot socks. Of course being 5’2″ these, ‘one size fits most’ socks actually come up to my inner thighs, so I had to roll them down at least once.

Winter Lookbook 2016

Winter Lookbook 2016

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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.

Senior Style Inspiration Fall Style

Burgundy is definitely in for fall this year, and it’s such a beautiful color. I added a gold necklace just to break up the darkness of the outfit.

Senior Style Inspiration Fall Style

Of course I had to break out my combat boots with this outfit. These are so comfy!

Senior Style Inspiration Fall Style

Senior Style Inspiration Fall Style

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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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This is her favorite horse, and the one that she takes lessons with. The horse started moving just a little bit as we were trying to hold her still, and lots of laughter broke out during these images.

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How adorable is this outfit? 

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Senior Style Inspiration: Rompers

Rompers have become one of my favorite wardrobe staples, and have been trending over the summer. So how can you make this work for the end of summer, and the beginning of fall? That’s what I am about to show you.

Senior Style Inspiration Rompers

I want to show you 3 simple ways to go from summer to fall with only one staple piece. I love figuring out ways to save money, but at the same time still keep up with certain trends I love.

Romper: GAP

Senior Style Inspiration Rompers

I love this classic black romper, but when I want to look a bit dressy I just add a really nice top on. The top was actually given to me as a present so I am not sure what store it is from.

Senior Style Inspiration Rompers

Senior Style Inspiration Rompers

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