November 16, 2017

The One with the Parkers

Christmas is coming! Which means Christmas cards are coming! Which means you need to schedule your session now, so that you can get your photos back in time, so that you can send your cards out in time, before they become Valentine's Day cards!

And as a reminder of how fun family shoots can be, here are some shots from a throwback shoot from 2013 that was absolutely unforgettably fun!
Happy Throwback Thursday!
Don't forget to take family photos this year!
Okay I'm done harassing you about procrastinating your holiday cards. Enjoy!


November 7, 2017

The One with the Many Mountains

This past weekend, I was able to hang with my oldest friends down in South Carolina. There is something about being around people who have known you for so long and know everything that you have been through. It's a freeing feeling not having to explain why you think something or what you really mean by something or knowing that no matter what you do, say, how often you quote Harry Potter, or how you tell them to pose for photos, the people around aren't going to judge you. Not only have we had some fun mountain visits together, but we have also been through many metaphorical mountains and valleys together.  I don't know if it's the fact that we have known each other since we were slightly more awkward middle schoolers or if it's the mountains we have been through together that have kept our friendships so strong. But I do know that if I ever need them, they will be there, and they won't judge me if the reason that I call is because I can't decide between the Harry Potter onesie or the Leia one with the hair.
So here are some shots that my friends have willingly allowed me to take with constant support of my photography.
Excuse me now, while I order both onesies from Target, because adulting is hard. 

November 1, 2017

The One with Zoe's Kitchen

Please let me introduce you to my new favorite meal of the delicious cauliflower rice bowl from Zoe's Kitchen. I had never heard of cauliflower rice before, but let me tell you, it is delicious!!! I recently had the pleasure of enjoying this deliciousness for the first time with some sweet blogger friends of mine, and I am now hooked on Zoe's Kitchen.  I've already introduced my family to it, but that was really just an excuse for me to eat there again.  Besides the delicious meals, they've also got dessert and alcohol! I got the cauliflower rice bowl with lamb and paired it with a Bold Rock cider and a bite (or five) of each dessert. And now that I have written all of this and gone through the photos again, I am on my way back to get some more very soon!
 Until next time, friends!

October 25, 2017

The One when Nothing Could Be Finer

The 150th North Carolina State Fair: Nothing Could Be Finer
I don't know who came up with the catch phrase for the 150th birthday of the NC State Fair, but I feel the same way.  I love the fair.  Well, I hate rides, being outside, dirt, touching random people, weird smells, etc. BUT you just can't get the feel of the fair anywhere else.  I mean the food alone makes it worth all the things. Plus you can people watch, get lots of steps on your Fitbit, see some really awesome exhibits, and local art (the photography competition is my favorite).  The overall joyous feeling that everyone at the fair has just makes me happy to be there. And for this reason, I have always wanted to shoot a couple at the fair.  So when it aligned that I would be able to do so, I was elated, and getting to share these photos makes me ever more happy!

If only the fair lasted longer than 10 days, I would shoot there way more often.  Can't wait to see how much finer the fair is for its 151st next year.