Do you guys remember this mama from last year? Well guess what today is…. See that cute little bump? That’s Lyla in there!!!! One year ago today she graced the world with her presence, only 7 days after we took these maternity pictures for her mama! Scroll down to see her first birthday pictures. Happy […]

Cake Smash

May 12, 2021

Lyla’s Birthday Bash

You’ve busy getting ready for your new addition – prepping the nursery, helping your other kids adjust, trying to figure out what exactly you need and don’t need. And now it’s time to decide – do you want newborn pictures when your little one arrives? And if so, what kind do you want? You know […]


January 6, 2021

Everything you were wondering about an in-home newborn session but didn’t know to ask.

A few days before Christmas, I met up with the cutest baby ever World, meet Fitz. Fitz, meet the world. Fitz, his mama and daddy aren’t strangers to me – I photographed them while he was still tucked away in her belly! Now he’s earth side & almost 6 months old. Melanie and Anton purchased […]


December 30, 2020


Considering a boudoir session? Already booked and trying to figure out the next step? First of all, I just want to say that I am SO frickin’ proud of you. My heart belongs to a world where women don’t feel less-than because they’ve compared themselves to someone in a beauty magazine, or that woman in […]

Boudoir, Tips & Tricks

November 5, 2020

Preparing for Your Boudoir Session

Welp y’all. It’s official. This session was the HARDEST session I’ve had to cull down. Ever. Culling is when photographers delete images from a session that are either blurry, or someone is blinking, or it’s just not the moment they were hoping to capture. I usually struggle deleting/cutting a clients images’ back because I definitely […]

Family, Maternity

November 3, 2020

Brooke – Maternity Story

One of my favorite things is watching my clients and their families grow over the years. Raevin reached out to my when she was pregnant with her second son about capturing his entire first year, and of course I said yes! We met in Wilmington, NC at the arboretum and captured Rentin when he was […]


September 24, 2020

Rentin – Bump to Baby Bundle

“How do you get such genuine smiles from the kids you photograph?”. I get asked this so often! So I’ve put together a list of tips and tricks you can use at your child’s next recital, party, play date, or right in your own home. (Psst: The best camera is the one you have with […]

Tips & Tricks

September 24, 2020

7 Tips to Take Better Pictures of your Kids

Melanie reached out to me about doing her Maternity Story, and well YES! 1,000,000 times yes. Maternity pictures are my absolute favorite. It’s such an important and special time in a woman’s life. She isn’t from Wilmington, NC and wanted to do her shoot in a place that was “iconic” to the area. So of […]


September 24, 2020

Melanie + Anton

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