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Hilary came to me to get some updated professional photos. She warned me that she wasn’t photogenic. When I hear that, I can’t wait to prove people wrong. Look at this lady. She clearly deserves all of your professional trust. But this post is not really to share the professional pictures. Whenever I have headshot […]

Portrait in the rain with umbrella


Hilary’s Portraits

October 25, 2015

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I shot a beautiful bridal portrait session in Wilmington recently and had the most wonderful time hanging out with some other photographers and Kristen, our model for the shoot. Bridal sessions are a great way to get some beautiful and unique images in your dress that you may not have time for on the wedding […]

Portraits, Weddings

Wilmington Bridal Session

April 11, 2015

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John and I really wanted to get some shooting in this weekend. The weather here in Durham was beautiful and we were due for a great sunset on Sunday afternoon. We planned to just go get some cityscapes, but my wedding dress seemed a little lonely so I brought it along and spent part of the afternoon […]

Portraits, Weddings

Durham Bridal Portraits

November 10, 2014

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I met this beautiful lady at the gym. We are both in love with The Ballet Burn – a class that uses ballet movements, cardio, and core exercises to whip us into shape. Aside from being a fun gym buddy and a great model, Colleen is whip smart. She works as an engineer for John […]


Colleen’s Downtown Durham Photoshoot

November 5, 2014

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Charlotte Elizabeth is a so adorable y’all. We did her 9 month-old pictures last month and had a blast. Charlotte is such a happy baby. I think there were only three pictures where she wasn’t laughing or smiling. She handled the outfit and pose changes like a professional. (Side note: Charlotte’s mom Heather could totally […]


Family & baby portraits: Charlotte Elizabeth

November 3, 2014

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