January 27, 2017

The One with the Whitehearts' Extended

I often give birthday and Christmas presents to people involving photos, so when I was asked to shoot this session to be printed as Christmas presents, I loved the idea!  I met the Whitehearts and their family members at the Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, North Carolina.  The grounds at the Umstead are absolutely beautiful!  It was my first time shooting at the Umstead, and I am so glad that I got to!  This place is so picture perfect; we even changed spots at one point so that a hidden photographer could set up to shoot a proposal (it was beautiful, she said yes, the rock was huge, and everything about it was perfect).  I hope the Christmas gifts were enjoyed as much as I enjoyed working with these lovely people, and I hope you enjoy seeing their sweet smiles as well!

January 12, 2017

The One with the McKnights

Family photoshoots are always so fun, especially when the main request is for me to take snow blowing pictures!  It also helps that this family was full of joyous smiles the entire time.  This shoot reminded me how important it is to have fun with my clients.  Fun leads to laughter, genuine smiles, and relaxed posture.  These things then lead to more natural looking photos.  As you can see through these pictures, my session with the McKnights was filled with fun, laughter, and happy faces, and I loved every minute of working with them and editing their photos!  I hope their smiling faces make you smile today too.

January 6, 2017

The One with the Starbucks

I cannot say it enough.  I love to photograph people who are in love.  And these two beautiful people were no exception.  Their love for each other and their happiness together shines through their smiles and the ways that they look at each other.  I had such an amazing time capturing these looks through my lens.  If you can find someone who looks at you like these two look at each other, you'll know you've found your forever person.