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My Mentors Stole From Me

My Mentors Stole From Me

What My Mentors Stole Two people I considered mentors, who are established, highly decorated photographers recently wrote this in their newsletter: “A few years ago we wrote this article about people not wanting to have their photograph taken.  We decided to...
Our Photography Classes:  Why Clique?

Our Photography Classes: Why Clique?

Over the years we have offered photography classes all around Cary and private photography lessons everywhere from on location around Raleigh and Cary to in people’s homes.  We have even taught photography camps and workshops for kids through Cary...
A Letter to My Mom

A Letter to My Mom

  Dear Mom, I remember calling you from college with a list a mile long of the things I had to do to survive finals week – papers, group projects, and (oh.em.gee) a car wash fundraiser for my sorority.    You were actually in the store when I called, and...
Eyes.  Mouth.  YOU!

Eyes. Mouth. YOU!

CeCe wedges herself in the tightest space between Justin and I, looking back and forth from his face to mine.  After a few bedtime songs, and a few prayers, (and usually a few giggles because this is when she is the silliest) we say goodnight.  I tuck her in her crib...
I got a new attitude

I got a new attitude

Most professional photographers quit within the first five years of their business.  I almost did.  I was in a car accident on my way to shoot a wedding and spent the next 6 months learning to walk again, quitting seemed to make a lot more sense than continuing.  I...
32 Things I Want To Do At 32

32 Things I Want To Do At 32

32 Things I Want To Do At 32  Read a book in my hands instead of on my phone. Say “yes” to after work drinks Take CeCe on a Mommy and CeCe day Watch Sound of Music . . . finally! Make an album of family pictures Save more money Follow up with friends in...
Seeking Comfort

Seeking Comfort

One day you will seek comfort in a photograph. You will flip through a long forgotten rubber bin, piled high with old notes from high school and children’s artwork and recipes and seek that one particular picture.  Your mind turning circles around a person in...
The Ten Pictures That Got Me Here: #7

The Ten Pictures That Got Me Here: #7

  The Ten Pictures That Got Me Here:  #7: Patience. I always had to stand with my front foot pointing first base to stand a chance of hitting the ball in-field.  I never could seem to master waiting for the ball to arrive at the perfect arc across the plate to...
{Personal} Our Day at Pullen Park

{Personal} Our Day at Pullen Park

During the busy summer months it is rare for me to have a Saturday evening where I don’t have a shoot.  This afternoon was one of those blissful occasions so we took CeCe to one of my favorite childhood parks, Pullen Park.  It was CeCe’s first time on the...