Monthly Archives: April 2013

Mother’s Day Mini-Sessions

As you all probably know, Mother’s Day is just a couple of weekends away! I’m sure you have been getting e-mail newsletters, mail, and advertisements that all tell you what you have to buy to “show mom how much she means to you!” and I’m not going to do that to you, don’t worry ;) Yes, us moms like to know we’re appreciated but all I need is a smile from my little man to know it’s all worth it! I’m sure you other mamas know what I’m talking about! But any excuse to have photos taken is a good reason, in my mind :) So I’m offering mini-sessions the Friday + Saturday before Mother’s Day… check out the details below! Also, check out how stinkin’ adorable my son is. . .



The details : 

Mini-sessions will be held at my house off Lawndale Dr. in Greensboro. I want these sessions to have more of a relaxed,  real life feel than a posed “formal portrait” (though we’ll make sure to get a smiling group photo as well). Plus, it’s kind of a built-in rain plan ;) I’ll also have some backdrops set up in the house and outside in the yard – there will be plenty of different areas to shoot!

Yes, the sessions are technically for Mother’s Day and would be great for moms to do with their little ones but the sessions are open to anyone – Grandma’s + grandkids, moms and kids of any age, and those of you that are pregnant but may not have your little one by this Mother’s Day (a mini maternity session!). And if dads are around and want to hop in for a quick family portrait, that works too :)

Email me at and list your preferred time slot! I’ll then send you an invoice for the session that you can pay online. Address of session location and other details will be sent after your session is claimed + paid!

    Friday, May 10th time slots :                                                                     Saturday, May 11th time slots :

10:00 – 10:30am                                                                                                             10:00 – 10:30am

11:00 – 11:30am                                                                                                              11:00 – 11:30am

12:00 – 12:30pm                                                                                                              12:00 – 12:30pm

1:00 – 1:30pm                                                                                                                    1:00 – 1:30pm

4:00 – 4:30pm                                                                                                                   4:00 – 4:30pm

5:00 – 5:30pm                                                                                                                    5:00 – 5:30pm

6:00 – 6:30pm                                                                                                                     6:00 – 6:30pm

I’ll try to mark off slots as they’re claimed. More time slots will be added if needed :)

Deidra + Nate. UNCG Engagement.

I remember photographing Deidra + Nate two years ago during my Valentines mini-sessions when they were just dating… I had a number of couples that afternoon and about half of them were engaged or married and the other few were boyfriend/girlfriend. Before thinking it through all the way, I blurted out “so when are you guys getting married?”… oops. There was a short awkward pause and a little bit of nervous laughter but we all got over it. Fast forward to today and these two are planning a wedding in August. Yay! I couldn’t be more excited for them and am so honored that they chose me to document this new stage of life :)

Deidra + Nate met at the UNCG gym so we started our session there…

Skills :)

Nate was reppin’ UNCG basketball under his outfit.

IN LOVE with this dress that Deidra wore for the second half of our session…

This sidewalk is where Nate popped the question after a dinner at Mellow Mushroom!

These two look pretty comfy together, don’t you think?

These shoes!!

You guys even make an empty parking lot and a white wall look good ;) Can’t wait to photograph you again on your wedding day!

Catherine + Ryan. Pullen Park Engagement.

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I’m having so much fun meeting back up with my 2013 couples to shoot their engagement and bridal sessions! With couples booking their wedding photography more than a year in advance or booking while out of town, I sometimes don’t see them for months after our initial consultation or meet them for the first time when we get together for their session! I met Catherine in June of last year and didn’t see her again until we met for their engagement session last month at Pullen Park in Raleigh. . .  She was just as cute as I remembered :) I also met Ryan for the first time that afternoon and, despite their reservations about “posing” in front of a camera for more than an hour, they were perfect!

I love how they look so relaxed here… Like I just snapped a photo of them on a walk together! See, I told you they were pros ;)

Catherine + Ryan both have gorgeous green eyes. . .

A little romance in the park . . .

This is definitely one of my favorites. They’re so stinkin’ cute together!

Catherine was totally working it in that gorgeous afternoon sun. . .

This was my first climb-a-tree-to-get-the-shot post-baby. I’m glad I can still do whatever it takes :)

Catherine changed into this beautiful Anthropologie dress for the end of our session. It was a little chilly out but Ryan kept her nice and warm :)

Looks like somebody’s in love! ;)

You two were so fun to work with. . . I can’t wait til your wedding in just a few weeks!