Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.

When Mike and I first moved to Raleigh we, for lack of a better term, shopped around for a church to attend. When we were in our deciding process, we attending a Young Professionals gathering at The Summit Church. It was here that we met Megan. She became our first official friend in Raleigh! We […]

Megan & Wesley | Shelley Lake Raleigh

January 10, 2018

Photographers often forget to photograph themselves. Lucky enough for me, my mother forces (asks) us kiddos to take a photo every year at Thanksgiving that she can use for her Christmas cards. This year I managed to get a couple photos of Mom & Dad mixed in there, too! The new family dog, Scooby, also […]

Ginsberg Family | At-Home Session Ellicott City

December 5, 2017

First of all, can it just be fall FOREVER? I mean, just look at that gorgeous orange tree! Or that beautiful golden light. Plus, Claire’s dress just screams fall and I love it, don’t you? Fun fact, Claire and I actually met when we were in 7th grade at a county run theater camp. Let’s […]

Claire & Brian | At-Home Session Raleigh

November 28, 2017

Just in case you didn’t know, the only thing better than ONE adorable, 3-years-old, fashionable, blonde-haired beauty is TWO! These identical twin girls share a special sisterly bond that will be so special as they grow up. It was a perfect fall day when I met with Addison & McKenzie and their sweet Momma at […]

Addison & McKenzie | Pullen Park Raleigh

November 26, 2017

We absolutely love with Shannon & Alex come to visit because there’s always a chance that we can capture more photos of them! As some of you may know, Shannon and I met when we were both interning at Young Life’s Rockbridge Alum Springs in the summer of 2012. One of the best things about […]

Shannon & Alex | Lafayette Village Raleigh

November 18, 2017

Shawna and I both serve on the production team at The Summit Church. A few weeks ago, I met up with her sweet fam at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, NC. I hung around with them for about an hour and snapped some candid photos from the morning. I am absolutely OBSESSED with the […]

Dwyer Family Adventure | North Carolina Zoo

August 27, 2017

MY DREAM CAME TRUE, Y’ALL! I got to photograph an ENGLISH BULLDOG (and her cute family, too). Lindsey, Justin, and Levi are such an adorable family–it’s so clear the love these two parents have for their first born! Okay, enough from me, I know y’all are here to see pictures of a cute baby and […]

Lanier Family | JC Raulston Arboretum

August 13, 2017

Back in April, Mike and I went to Kill Devil Hills in the Outer Banks for a family reunion with his mom’s side of the family. I was asked to bring my camera along and snap some portraits while we were all together. The weather was absolutely perfect on Saturday and we had so much […]

Althouse, Bream, Lentz, and Wilkins Family Portraits | Kill Devil Hills, NC

May 7, 2017

When I was in 3rd grade my family moved from California to Maryland. One of the first people I met was Lauren. I was shy and wasn’t so talkative at the bus stop, so one day when I was riding my bike in our cul-de-sac, Lauren hopped on hers and purposely crashed into me. Her […]

#Gibaby | Ellicott City Maternity

September 23, 2016

Last Wednesday I met Beth & Diana at Pullen Park for a sisters session. It was going to be a surprise for Diana, but she got a little suspicious when she saw the props that Beth was planning to bring along, so she ended up knowing before heading to the park that she was heading […]

Beth & Diana | Raleigh Family Session

May 15, 2016