I could do every shoot at the Biltmore and never get bored. And every shoot would look different since there are a million different great spots there. If you can't tell, I am a little partial to the conservatory. So that's where we started with David and Courtney's maternity photo session.
I love photographing artists at work. It's like watching an episode of How It's Made, but in person. Seeing Cara May make her knitted clothing was so fun!
My photography studio has a rack full of clothes that clients are welcome to use during their sessions. I needed a way to photograph everything at once on a variety of women, so I had a clothes party!
Everyone is capable of doing these four steps so that you feel great during your shoot and your inner beauty shines through in your photos. You got this!
Sometimes you meet a person and can just feel that they are magical. Joanna is definitely one of those people. Even in front of the camera, she was creative, free, and brave.
ISO is one of the three camera settings that control your exposure. If you want to shoot in manual, it's important to understand all of them.
I've had a lot of people ask me to help them learn how to use their cameras in manual mode. So I'm doing a short series of videos and blog posts about aperture, shutter speed, and ISO for beginners. Aperture is first because it's my favorite. Here's a video tutorial!
These were all shot in West Asheville and the River Arts District. If you live in Asheville, you've probably driven past these areas. The clothes were sourced from thrift stores and my own closet. The flamingo socks are from Target. I couldn't resist them.
Putting your work out there to be judged can be terrifying. Yet tens of thousands of photographers were brave enough to enter hundreds of thousands of photos in this year's Shoot and Share Contest. It's a free (!) photo contest where you can enter photos in a variety of categories and the results are decided by weeks of public voting.
I think in photographs. When I hear about a brand and the creator behind the brand, I am already visualizing what their photo campaign would look like. Linda needed photos of her jewelry on models, and it was fun to work with her to create images that fit her brand and website. Together, and with the help of a team of other strong talented women, we created and styled this shoot.
I have a passion for working one on one with individuals and small businesses who march to their own drum. For styling headshots, senior photos, boudoir photos, or any other kind of portrait that reflects their personality. For delving into what makes a business unique and creating unique images that reflect that.
Normally, anything that involves "networking" makes the introvert side of me want to crawl back into bed and surround myself with books and cats. But this Instameet seemed laid back, and while I knew I would be meeting new people, we would also be walking around and taking photographs.
And we did. And it was amazing. And I am so glad I went.
“Know your own happiness. You want nothing but patience- or give it a more fascinating name, call it hope." -Jane Austen, Sense & Sensibility
I thought about filling this post with Jane Austen quotes and calling it a day. That would have made me really happy. But it makes me happier to do a shout out to the lovely ladies who made these portraits come to life.
I absolutely love doing simple studio portraits. Headshots, sexy boudoir, or just for fun. There's something about a clean background and simple lighting that really shows off someone's personality.
I saw a pipe clothing rack on Pinterest and wanted one so much! It's the perfect place to store fun clothes for my portrait and boudoir clients to choose from, and it doubles as a great place to hang clothes when I'm working with clothing designers.
I really could not have asked for a better Fall day to photograph maternity photos. There was a very slight chill in the air, and the leaf colors at the NC Arboretum were fantastic.
I traveled to Winston-Salem to do these senior photos of Ashley at her home. Last year, I had done her brother's senior photos there, and in two more years, I'll be doing her little sister's photos!
"Commercial photography" doesn't seem like an accurate description of what I offer. That makes me think of large businesses with huge marketing teams. But if you own a small business, you are the marketing team. And the sales team. And the tech team. And maybe the intern who does coffee runs.
When I have new personal photos (usually it's a photo of my cat. see below.), the first thing I want to do is share them online with my friends. My goal with delivering your photos is to make enjoying them how you want as easy as possible.