About five months ago, I had the honor of documenting the daily life of one of my favorite families. Not only am I encouraged by the way Blake and Jessica lead their family, but their practices of faith, health and wellness are beyond inspiring! This Session is memorable for lots of reasons I think you'll agree with: adorable kids, sweet cuddles, wood chip eating, nose-picking, surprise visit from a slimy critter, sibling squabbles, family dinner, and more.Read More
Bryan and Katie are ready. Bryan has helped Katie prepare as much as possible. Katie has grown this baby to 39 weeks and he or she is due next week! Here's a peek into their current "real life" during this chapter of pregnancy.Read More
Yesterday, on October 3, this world gained a new, precious and perfect little life. Help me welcome, London Kennedy! It was my honor and privilege to photograph these very special family moments a couple hours after she was born.Read More
Aaron and Allison are happily married. They're dog people (as Bear will joyfully attest to). They're coffee people. They're adventurers, Jesus-lovers, Gospel-spreaders, motorcycle enthusiasts, artists, photographers and lovers of people. They are storytellers for so many others (including Chad and I!), so what an honor it was for me to document THEIR story during their favorite season together—Christmastime! A Real Life Session inside their cozy Fort Mill home was perfect to capture their genuine laughter and love for each other.Read More
Tomorrow, Emmalin turns one! To celebrate Adam and Melissa's first year of parenting, I wanted to share a few photo highlights of their family that I believe embody their genuine love for each other. Emmalin was 10 months old in these photos, and her cute expressions and content, easygoing personality are simply adorable. Even their dogs, Niko and Finly made an appearance!Read More
Blake and Jessica welcomed little Sullivan to their family on January 12th. A few weeks ago, I got to be a fly on the wall to witness and document their family's typical Sunday morning routine. 4-month-old smiles and dimples have never been this cute... What an adorable little family! There was so much I appreciated about this documentary Real Life Session. The genuine integrity of this couple, their intentionally grounded family values, and their deep love for one another were so evident. I think you'll love this story & image highlights...Read More
Andrea and Vinny have a VERY special relationship with one another. Not only is Vinny Andrea's "furbaby," but they are also best friends. This personality-filled french bulldog has been at Andrea's side through thick and thin over the last few years. There isn't much they wouldn't do for each other, which is why this recent Real Life Session was such a privilege for us to capture.Read More
Anytime I have a chance to document motherhood, it's a true joy. This Mini Session with Mimi and her sweet little Charlie was certainly one of those opportunities. Mimi told me that she and her son had never had professional portraits together before, but that she loved the documentary style of capturing their "real life" together, so this Real Life Session with us was ideal!Read More
Darren and Kelly became first-time parents in January when little Eliza Rain made her entrance into this world and into their family. She's gotta be the most adorable addition ever! As you can imagine, the Quelettes' daily routines have been quite different in the last three months, but they're loving their new season of life. ...And they're quite good at it, too!Read More
It seems the bar is now set for our brand new "Real Life Sessions" with a romantic date night last night. The documentary Session captured the true season of life for these two love birds and I can hardly wait to share the images. Janette and John David (along with their two pups) prepared a meal, reminisced their wedding nearly four years ago, and even danced to Billy Joel's record, "Stranger."Read More
This year, Chad and I got the chance to do some traveling to see our families in various states. In December, we got to meet our very first niece on Chad's side of the family! Little Ava Gaile was 14 days old and so adorable. It was so special to watch Kyle (Chad's brother) and Kelly be parents for the first time.
Here are some of our favorite images from our time with them...
When we casually met Jacob and Ashlee nearly two years ago at a conference in Atlanta, we did not imagine that today we'd be navigating life's journeys together as friends and roommates. We loved the recent opportunity to take some photos of them for their Christmas card and wanted to publicly thank them for their friendship. I hope you enjoy this story and these sweet image highlights...Read More