The last three weeks have been a blur. I had the amazing opportunity to photograph Chantelle & Nicole at their Yosemite elopement earlier this month. The entire experience was a dream-come-true, and thus, I’m not sure how to put my excitement and gratitude into words, but I’m going to try. Chantelle & Nicole considered having […]

Do you have a word for 2019? I’ve always been into New Year’s and “resolutions” or as I prefer to call them “affirmations”. I relish the chance to reflect and renew my mindset. I recognize that you don’t have to do this at the beginning of a New Year, and thus, I also take time […]

When I first moved to the NC High country, I made it my personal mission to explore as many trails, parks, overlooks and backroads as I could. I kept my hiking boots in my car and would frequently hit the trail in the evenings (before daylight savings time). I quickly discovered the popular locations and […]

Oh, Mountains-to-Sea Trail, how I love thee. I’ll be honest, I haven’t done very many major hikes since getting a dog. Our dog Remi is a high-spirited, free-range pitbull. She loves other dogs and humans and does not do well on a leash. Most trails have leash laws for dogs, and thus, we are generally […]

Every once in a while you get a couple who have a truly unique idea for their wedding experience. Maggie & Josh were EXACTLY that couple! When Maggie and I spoke initially about her wedding, she confessed that her and Josh weren’t sure if they wanted a wedding. I’m so glad they decided to go […]

Steph & Eric’s anniversary session was everything. I photographed their wedding in September 2016 in Durham, NC. Steph and I worked together lonnnggggg ago when I still lived in the Triangle. Their wedding was so laid back and fun–I couldn’t have asked for better wedding clients! So when they contacted me about doing an anniversary […]

  Susan Wright and Brent Cochran are the owners and operators of the High Country’s locally grown floral design business Shady Grove Gardens. SGG specializes in growing and distributing local flowers for events and weddings in a sustainable and conservation-conscious manner. Their flowers are grown organically and their selection focuses on offering flowers that flourish […]

Last week we planned on taking a little road trip to hit up waterfalls during their spring deluge. Our trip got cut a little short because I got a cold, BUT we still hit three waterfalls on our adventure. Along the way we found that there were plenty of flowers starting to bloom, and thus, […]

Caitlin & Matt booked me back in February when the world was still cold and brown, and staying cuddled up inside is where everyone wanted to be. When they decided to make me their wedding photographer, they knew they wanted to capture more than just the fun of their wedding day, so they also booked […]

Last month I took my first backpacking trip. I went with a seasoned backpacker, who hadn’t been backpacking in quite some time. We opted to do Pine Mountain Loop in Grayson Highlands State Park because of the variation of forests and balds, the access to running water (although the park had a severe water shortage […]