Category: lifestyle
3 Things That Go Into a Photograph

With cell phones and easy to use point and shoots, almost anyone can take a photo. Social Media is chocked full of digital snapshots of peoples lives. We see decent images everywhere but what makes a good photo great? Believe it or not, photography is a honed in skill that most of us studied.

Think of your favorite photograph. Have you ever thought why it was your favorite. Maybe it’s just “pretty.” Well let’s think about why it was your favorite. What was the lighting like? Did it invoke an emotion? What about the colors?


A great photo goes beyond ISO, aperture, and shutter speed. I am only focusing on a few skills that make a great photograph so if you want to read more on how to take a better photograph, read Peta Pixel’s 40 Tips to Take Better Photos.Read More

Why I Love to Shoot in Harsh Noon Light

Hello lovelies!

I am finally able to blog about one of the cutest sessions I did over the summer!  Meet Mckenzie. I met McKenzie on an extremely hot July day in a cute soda shop in Charlotte. Her goal: to have the happiest session ever. Goal accomplished!

We ran around with a watermelon, sunflowers, and skateboards. I also discovered one a new favorite portrait location. The Gelato place in the middle of the shopping center is gorgeously white and has the coolest little spots to shoot in. The owner is super friendly and has amazing gelato. I tried the lemon ricotta. I highly recommend!Read More

Festive In Studio Christmas Session in NoDa

The holiday season has come and gone. I am a little sad. I feel like I didn’t get to enjoy this season like I did last year. I was to post this holiday session before Christmas but gift buying, holiday parties, and illness kept me from doing so. I apologize now for the influx of blogs. I need to post them before 2015. Eek!

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Model Test with Camie | NoDa Charlotte NC

The months of November and December are my time for learning and personal projects. This session is one of those sessions. I am so thankful for Camie and her patience. I am embarking on the whole lighting thing and I asked Camie if she should sit in for me. She was ready to go but I sadly was not. I had the lighting set up and realized that I was missing triggers. I frantically searched my bag for them with no sign of them. After wasting about 25 minutes, I decided to open the curtains and do what I normally do. Camie’s session is better than I originally planned. I am sad that I didn’t get to play with strobes but I do love her session.

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