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 […]

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 […]

I started out in life as a film photographer. I STILL shoot film on occasion. Film photography forces you to analyze light within an image in detail both in the field and in the darkroom. Last Saturday while at Linville Wilderness Gorge, we decided to play with light as you might do in a darkroom […]

Linville Gorge is amazing in its own right, and this past weekend I had the opportunity to see it from a new perspective.  I’ve always been a stargazer; however, we live in a world filled with artificial light. Growing up next to a big city, you get tons of light pollution and as a kid […]

I’m not usually a gearhead, but recently I decided to try out some new lens filters. My goal here was to attempt to capture more precisely what I saw through my lens. I felt like I couldn’t quite get the contrast and saturation that I saw when I looked through my viewfinder, or my exposures […]

Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to participate in an Instagram project called RDU Baton(@rdubaton), which allows user to log into their account and post images of things that make the Triangle great and tell the stories of differing perspectives from the area. I got on the waiting list to hold the baton back […]

Yesterday I hiked one of NC’s newest parks–Elk Knob State Park in Meat Camp, NC. It was recently constructed as a preservation area for the elevation’s delicate habitat. The summit has both a north and south view and tops out at 5,520 feet. With lots of switchbacks and a 1.9 mile hike to the summit, […]

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of taking a little jaunt through the mountains just outside of Boone, NC. Moses H. Cone Manor Memorial Park is just off the Blue Ridge Parkway and about a 20 minute drive from downtown Boone. The hike is about 5 miles round trip from the parking […]