Sneak Peek: Pawelek Family {Asheville NC Portrait Photography}

To Erin & Joe: Thanks for showing us around your new stomping grounds and introducing us to the West Asheville lifestyle. And a special thanks to Tut (handsome husky in front) for snuggling up and keeping my toes warm Saturday night.

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Sweet Ketza —- This weekend I had the opportunity to spend a gorgeous afternoon hiking with this sweet girl and her family at Bent Creek Experimental Forest, located just outside of Asheville NC.

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Pets are family too! We love photographing your entire family, including your four footed family members. Be sure to let us know if you would like to include them in your next family portrait session. ~ Sarah

She Is Beautiful & She Is Demanding — {Burlington NC Portrait Photographer}

“But I’m hardly beautiful right now” she said. We were packing up the car with her suitcases and she was dressed for the cold. “What are you talking about?”, I said. “You’re always beautiful. Just like I’m always beautiful. Come on, I’m going to take beautiful pictures with you.” I wonder sometimes, which of us has more force of will. We are the same I think, when we want something.

At risk of yet again sounding like a broken record…. Please, please, PLEASE take time to take photos with the ones you love. Especially if you don’t get to see them as often as you would like. You will encounter resistance but its well worth the push.

How I love this lady. She is demanding. She requires you to wake up and pay attention. To actively participate with her. To think and use your mind. To be silly and laugh at yourself. To seek adventures in the everyday. Love you Grammie.

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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.