Luck-y Life: Playing in the Studio

I pulled out the studio lights last night for a bit of fun. While there are plenty of smiling ones, I kind of like the directness and intensity of this one.

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Sneek Peek: Katie & Mitch ::: Married! —- {Pinehurst NC Wedding Photographers}

 

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Katie & Mitch: We love you guys and were so honored to celebrate your wedding this weekend. It was fun and sweet and beautiful. ~ Sarah & Nate

Luck-y Life: Cozy Farm Pig Pickin’ — {Saxapahaw NC Event Photographers}

Luck-y Life: I feel so lucky to have quite a few farmers, chefs, and restaurant owners for friends. Countless amazing meals later, I have come to value the HUGE difference between ‘conventional food’ and the high quality foods raised with love by our local farms. When Suzanne Nelson of Cozi Farm mentioned she was hosting a pig picking’/farm tour this weekend, we grabbed some friends and headed her way. One of my favorite parts about eating local foods is that we can visit nearby farms and get to know the people who grow/raise the food we are eating. We’ve actually known Suzanne since before she became a part-time and then full-time farmer. She’s a woman with a vision and the determination to make “Real Food” her life’s work. If you want meat that was raised ethically with a lot of thought, love and care; Cozi Farm is a great place to find it.

A few photos from our evening at Cozi Farm:

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Talking farm politics with Cozi Farm owner, Suzanne Nelson:

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(Thank you to Darrell Coble for taking this photo of Nate & I)

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Co-Hops Beer Fest 2014 @ Company Shops Market {Burlington NC Event Photography}

Company Shops Market hosted their annual Co-Hops Beer Fest today, featuring locally made craft brews from around the state. This sold out event is always a great place to try out the many craft beers brewed locally right here in North Carolina.

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p.s. You can find a few of our photos from the 2012 Co-Hops here.

Canvas Gallery Wraps : What I chose for my own home

The only thing more fun that unwrapping my client’s images and albums…. is unwrapping my own! I’m excited to say that I recently ordered some photographic artwork for my own home, including this image of my mother and I. It makes me smile every time I see it. I just hope that I will grow up as beautiful as her :)

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I went with a gallery wrap canvas for this one. These are photographs printed on canvas that is then stretched over a 1.5″ wooden frame. This makes them lightweight, easy to hang with no additional frame required. Canvas Gallery Wraps can also be propped up on shelves, etc. This one happens to be 16×20, but they can be ordered in all different sizes. Just let me know if you are interested in one of your own.

Just for Fun: This Month’s Supermoon

I happened to be at the beach on a clear night for this month’s “supermoon“.

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Family Portraits Are For Grown-Ups Too! {Burlington NC Family Photography}

We had the good fortune to have Nate’s parents in town recently for a family visit. It can be easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of a vacation, trying to fit in all your favorite things to do. But it is so important to take some time for family photos. Especially if you live some distance apart. And doubly especially if you have grown up children. Why? This is one of my personal soap box issues, so bear with me if you’ve heard this from me before.

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As a professional photographer, nearly all of my inquires are for photographing weddings or families with small children. I find it fascinating that once we graduate from High School, most of us no longer get regular photographs from a photographer. Sometimes not even taking time for family photos on our iPhones.

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So here is my gentle reminder to you: Every mom deserves a hug from her son, no matter that he is all grown up. And a beautiful photograph to reminder her that she is loved, wherever he may be.

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