I met up with Emily and her mom a bit before sunset on an October afternoon for her senior photography session. We walked along the Swannanoa River and found so many great spots to photograph. I loved Emily's laid-back demeanor, and she was so easy to photograph!
Max Patch is my dream location, and we were lucky to have dreamy lighting on the day of Emily's senior photography session. The whole shoot felt like an adventure.
Let me tell you why I love this album so much. I've ordered albums from the big cheapo places in the past. And for the $27.99 or whatever I paid, I got what I expected. They were fine. But this one is knocking my socks off. I keep opening the box and admiring it like some weirdo.
I am fostering two adorable kittens for the Asheville Humane Society, and they'll be available to adopt soon! So of course, I had to give them their very own photo shoot.
Jared released his new Tin Foil Hat EP, Dance W/ You recently (you can listen and purchase here https://tinfoilhatmusic.bandcamp.com/album/dance-w-you), and I offered to help him with a music video for Yoke
I told that voice to shut up, put that crazy wig on, and did the shoot anyways. And you know what? That voice was wrong. I love these photos, and they make me love myself more, not less.
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.