Mikayla: Portrait Session

Mar 22, 2018

As a photographer, I have almost no photos of my own face. You know the old saying about the cobbler's kids always walking around barefoot? It's the same situation. Fortunately, I am not alone in this photo-less boat of mine, and I was able to con...

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Experimental Portrait Session : Ally + Britt

Nov 28, 2017

In my van, driving down a tiny island two-lane road, I got a phone call from Ally. She had found an empty house that was being renovated by someone she knew (this is a trait of Ally's that I love, she somehow magically knows just about everyone in...

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King Lear

Oct 13, 2017

Last year, I had the pleasure of photographing Honest Pint Theater Company's production of ...

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Podcaster Portrait Session

Aug 22, 2017

We've got a familiar face back on the blog! My beloved-aunt-favorite-cheerleader Amy and her friend Cheri run a podcast together, and needed new photo...

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A Day with the Chownings

May 30, 2017

Colonial Williamsburg is certainly not a novelty in this little corner of the internet. Nor is collaborating with total strangers (that's not just...

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Artisan Session: Across the Board

Apr 04, 2017

What happens when a barn just across your street is demolished? If you're Kaylee, you get a truckload of material and a blossoming new business. Kaylee tr...

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Portrait Session: Next Steps

Mar 17, 2017

My Aunt Amy and new friend Melanie work as speaking coaches, running Next Step Speaker Services like the girl bosses that they are. When they approached me looking f...

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Artist Session: Kelsey of Kettle Pot Paints

Feb 13, 2017

During this session I got to watch Kelsey (watercolorist and Etsy creative) make her product from start to finish. It was amazing to document the process from a blank piece of card stock to a colorful memento of a tidy little house. Although I hav...

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Portraits: Downtown Library Shoot

Jan 19, 2017

"There is more treasure in books than in all the loot on Treasure Island." - Walt Disney These two sisters are some of the most delightfully bookish people I know. It only made sense to do their joint senior shoot (Lenyer is gradu...

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Portrait Session: Karen

Jan 09, 2017

After studying a bit of art history and a lot of photographers recently, I had a handful of ideas to try out. I knew I wanted an incredibly simple setup, and I also knew I needed someone who would be willing to let me experiment, mess up, and try ...

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Seaside Portrait Session : Emily

Sep 26, 2016

This shoot was more of a quick, shoot-as-we-tour affair. One of my childhood friends, Emily, had flown in from the great state of Missouri, and for a couple of days into her visit we took off to the beach (cue confetti release!). While there, we m...

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Making of Hamlet Part Three: Preview Night

Sep 07, 2016

Part One // Part Two This was the hot summer night when every...

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Making of Hamlet: Part Two

Aug 24, 2016

This rehearsal happened all throughout a Saturday in July, about two weeks before the first preview.   Honest Pint ran through the whole play, with only a couple of stops for quick notes and (of course) food. Some of my personal favorite moments w...

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Making of Hamlet: Part One

Aug 08, 2016

Who is crazy/kind/awesome enough to let a total stranger come in and photograph the process of taking a play from page to rehearsal to stage?  The Honest Pint Theatre Company...

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Portrait Session: Erica

Aug 08, 2016

When Erica asked to do a portrait session, I was excited.   When she agreed to do the shoot at the NC Museum of Art, I was over the moon! After a couple of months plus one scheduling snafu (museums are closed on Mondays, kids!), we were finally ab...

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