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Corinna and Kurt’s Family Session | Oak Island NC Family Photographer

Corinna and Kurt’s Family Session at Oak Island Beach When Corinna and I sat down to plan her family session, she knew exactly what she wanted. They go to the beach together as a family so she knew it would be the perfect back drop for their family session. And as an Oak Island Family Photographer I knew it would …

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Jade and Brad’s Family Session | Wilmington NC Photographer

Jade and Brad’s Family Session at the trails behind Poplar Grove First of all, I am so happy to share this sweet little family’s portraits. When Jade and I sat down to plan her family session, she wasn’t exactly sure where she wanted to do it. She had a few places in mind including the Abbey Nature Preserve behind Poplar …

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Cullen Family Session | Wilmington NC Family Photographer

Marlena and Randy’s Family Session As a family photographer, I always have this idea of the perfect family photos. And this sweet little session could not have been more perfect! When we were planning their family session, Marlena told me that Jameson LOVES flowers. I immediately thought of this beautiful field right across from Poplar Grove Plantation. I drove past …

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Morgan’s Mommy and Me Session | Wilmington NC Family Photographer

Morgan’s Mommy and Me Session Morgan’s fun, little mommy and me session is one that I’ve been waiting to post! I absolutely LOVE these images. We photographed her mommy and me session at Greenfield Lake’s Floral Garden. The coves of trees and the fountain was the perfect location for Morgan to enjoy playing with her daughter, Hailey. They walked around …

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Lauren’s Mommy and Me Session | Wilmington NC Family Photography

Lauren’s Mommy and Me Session Lauren’s beautiful Mommy and Me Session was at Greenfield Lake in Wilmington NC. It was a bit hot that day but Lauren and her girls barely noticed. We walked along the paths at Greenfield Lake and Lauren enjoyed spending time with her kiddos. She hugged and kissed them, laughed with them and even twirled them. (One …

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Real Beauty | Family Photography

What is real beauty? My family photography practice has a stand for something that I deeply care about – real beauty. You are used to the stick figure model. Real beauty is not getting dolled up in gobs of makeup and ridiculous hair. I have struggled with, the women in my life, constantly criticizing the way they look and I know first …

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Happy Birthday Kaelyn! | Wilmington NC Childrens Photographer

Happy Birthday Kaelyn! Happy fourth birthday to this pretty little girl. I can’t believe this was taken 2.5 years ago. It’s kinda amazing how fast time flies as you get older. So much has happened since this photo session including a new family member. Kaelyn gained a sweet little brother this year.  Kaelyn was so happy and smiley.  We photographed …

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Let’s be grateful! | Wilmington NC Family Photography

Whoa! Thanksgiving is a week a way! Before we know it, it will be here. We keep ourselves constantly busy, constantly working, constantly wanting more. I, myself am guilty. I find myself wanting a new handbag, new hardwood floors or an expensive vacation. This week, I want to stop and remember all the things I am grateful for. It’s easy …

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Olivia’s 3 year old portraits | Wilmington NC Family Photographer

Words can not even explain how I am feeling right now. My baby girl, who is not so baby anymore, started her first day of preschool today. As I walked her to her classroom, I was trying to hold back the tears. And as I ushered her through the door, my mind flashed through all the memories we had this summer. Wow! …

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Donovan Family | Holden Beach NC Family Photographer

I am so excited! I got to photograph one of my favorite families this summer. They vacation in Holden Beach every year and most summers I get to see them! I love that I can capture this time for their family. They vacation at the beach to make memories, to spend time together as a family. And  I have the …

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