Groom smiles at bride in Dorothea Dix Park

Raleigh wedding photographer — Stockroom at 230

January 9, 2014

  I guess it’s a sign how far behind I am with the blog when I’m just getting around to posting Tracy’s and Tyler’s Raleigh wedding photography from Stockroom at 230 last May. I’ve wanted to do this post for awhile because it was an awesome wedding in the really unique atmosphere of Stockroom at […]

Historic Wake Forest wedding venue bride and groom

Wake Forest outdoor wedding photographer — Megan and Trey

December 18, 2013

  It’s taken me a long time, but I’ve finally gotten around to posting Megan’s and Trey’s beautiful outdoor May wedding at Crenshaw Hall in Wake Forest. I met Megan at The Wedding Show in Raleigh last January, and I was excited when she asked me to be her wedding photographer. I knew from all […]

Blue Ridge parkway wedding portrait

Meadowbrook Inn Blowing Rock outdoor wedding photographer

December 12, 2013

  I’ve known Liz and Joe since August 2012, when they asked me to be the photographer for their Fall outdoor wedding at the Meadowbrook Inn in Blowing Rock, N.C. I love the North Carolina mountains any time of the year, but being among the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Fall is amazing. The light is […]

Twickenham blue ridge wedding portrait

Twickenham Blue Ridge mountain wedding photography

December 11, 2013

  When Dorothy first contacted me about being the photographer for her wedding to Hunter in the North Carolina mountains outdoors, I was very excited and knew I wanted to document their day. I had just shot their friends’ Tracy’s and Tyler’s Raleigh wedding, and I love all the people in their group. They are […]

Fuquay-Varina wedding photography album cover

Fuquay-Varina wedding album — Nguyet and Allen

December 6, 2012

Nguyet and Allen were married in September, and I recently completed their wedding album. I was honored to start the day at Nguyet’s house in Raleigh for a traditional Chinese tea ceremony, followed by another tea ceremony at Allen’s house in Raleigh. The ceremony and reception were at The Highgrove Estate in Fuquay-Varina. It was […]

Wedding album cover from Raleigh wedding

Raleigh wedding photography album — Natalie and Nick

December 6, 2012

Natalie’s and Nick’s photography album from their beautiful June wedding in Raleigh is done. Actually, it’s been done, but I’ve been so busy, I’m just getting around to blogging about it. Their wedding was at Windborne United Methodist Church in Raleigh, and their awesome reception was at the North Carolina Museum of History in downtown […]

Sun sets on couple near historic Yates Mill in Raleigh

Raleigh’s historic Yates Mill Pond engagement session — Lauren and Patrick

June 21, 2012

I’ve seen many pictures from historic Yates Mill Pond Park in Raleigh, but I hadn’t yet visited or taken pictures there. So, I was really excited when Lauren and Patrick suggested having their engagement session there. I met them at the Wedding Show in Raleigh in January, and I was excited to get to know […]

Wrightsville Beach Spring engagement photos — Adrienne and Chip

June 20, 2012

  I love to take pictures; I love the beach. That makes taking pictures at the beach something I REALLY love. So I was excited when Adrienne and Chip told me they wanted to have their engagement session at Wrightsville Beach. These guys really love the beach, too, and they’re even having their wedding in […]

NC Museum of Art Spring engagement photos – Nguyet and Allen

June 20, 2012

  The NC Museum of Art in Raleigh is on my list of places I’ve been meaning to visit but just never have. So, I was really happy when Nguyet and Allen suggested the museum for engagement photos. Allen proposed to Nguyet in Museum Park, so of course it is special to them. It’s always […]

Duke Gardens Spring engagement photos — Kim and Todd

June 12, 2012

  I take engagement photos at many different locations in the Raleigh – Durham – Chapel Hill area, but none more so than Duke Gardens in Durham. While I love getting to explore different locations and find new, beautiful places to take pictures, I never mind when a couple requests Duke Gardens because there are […]

UNC 2012 senior graduation photos — Ashton

April 17, 2012

  Ashton is graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill next month. She wanted to have the traditional cap and gown photos, but she also wanted to have some fun photos done around campus; something more relaxed and casual. We did the obligatory cap and gown photos at the Old Well, but then we wandered around campus and […]

Duke Gardens and American Tobacco Campus engagement photos — Emily and Micah

April 17, 2012

  Emily and Micah knew each other as children, in Texas, but were separated at a young age; their fathers were in the military, and military life can keep you moving. But love knows no bounds and no separation of time, and years later, here they are — reconnected; in love; engaged to be married. […]

Uptown Charlotte wedding and reception — Jessica and Robert

January 18, 2012

  Jessica and Robert travel. A lot. Like 30-plus-weekends-a-year a lot. Both work in NASCAR, and during the season they spend more time on the road than at home. So, of course, their Charlotte wedding in December during the NASCAR off-season was certain to be an epic affair.   With help from Tami, my second […]

Charlotte wedding photography album — Jessica and Robert

January 10, 2012

    Ok, so I realize that I haven’t posted an entry from Jessica’s and Robert’s wedding yet; I will get to that shortly. But, I’m going to have a booth at The Wedding Show in Raleigh January 27-28, and I knew I had to have an album to display from their wedding, since it […]

A proposal in Duke Gardens in Durham – Stephen and Kate

January 7, 2012

  I was referred to Stephen by a friend of mine who works at Duke University. It was a week before Christmas, and Stephen and his girlfriend, Kate, would be coming to Durham from Boston to visit Kate’s family. Stephen went to law school at Duke and wanted to propose to Kate at Duke Gardens, […]

Durham quinceanera photography — Maimunah

January 6, 2012

  I recently had the honor of photographing a quinceanera, a coming of age celebration for a 15-year-old girl in the Latin American community. I had never photographed a quinceanera before, so I didn’t know quite what to expect, but I was eager and excited. When I showed up at Maimunah’s house in Durham the […]

Wake Forest wedding – Cassie and Sam

December 14, 2011

  On a beautiful Fall day, Cassie and Sam were married. I first met the two back in April, and we had an awesome time shooting their engagement photos at Duke Gardens. They are so fun-loving and easy to be around; it just makes all the picture taking easy and natural. The wedding, at The […]

Wrightsville Beach sunset engagement photos — Emily and Matt

November 4, 2011

  Emily and Matt are both from Ohio. They met in high school, went to different colleges in Ohio and are now in the Triangle area while Matt is in grad school at UNC. A few weeks ago, Matt proposed, and they knew they wanted to get engagement photos some place special, some place beautiful, […]

Duke Gardens family photos — Mandy, Mike, Dylan and Ethan

October 7, 2011

  Mandy and Mike are having their wedding in Jamaica (lucky them!), but they chose to have their engagement photos at one of my favorite places to shoot pictures: Duke Gardens. There are so many pretty locations there that I always try to find some place new and different that I haven’t shot before. The […]

Durham wedding at historic Massey’s Chapel — Martha and Doug

September 14, 2011

  Martha’s and Doug’s wedding was a simple and elegant affair. They were married over Labor Day weekend at historic Massey’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Durham, a beautiful, white church in the Gothic Revival style that dates to the early twentieth century. After the wedding party got ready and met for pictures at the […]

Wilkesboro wedding photography album – Ashleigh and Josh

August 15, 2011

  I got the design all squared away for a new display album from Ashleigh’s and Josh’s wedding and I must say, it looks great! I’m really excited about it. To check it out, click here.   Let me know what you think. Also, if you haven’t seen them yet, check out the photos from […]

Blue Ridge Parkway bridal photos — Ashleigh

July 28, 2011

  I shot Ashleigh’s bridal portraits back in April and have been dying to put them up on the blog, but because of that whole “the groom can’t see the dress until the wedding day thing” ; ) I couldn’t post them until now (if you haven’t seen their wedding photos, check out my post […]

A North Wilkesboro wedding – Ashleigh and Josh are going to the chapel

July 18, 2011

  I’ve known Ashleigh and Josh for a long time, so I was very excited when they asked me to shoot their wedding. They chose to be married in their hometown of Wilkesboro, N.C., which is one of my favorite places for several reasons: my wife is from there; I was married there; there’s an […]

Beautiful Raleigh family portraits: Elise, Rusty and Clara

July 5, 2011

  Rusty and Elise wanted some family portraits with their daughter, Clara. They wanted simple, beautiful pictures; pictures that they can look at years from now and say “Remember when…?”   We chose to do the shoot at their Raleigh home, and we started late in the afternoon, as the sun was going down and […]

Thanks for the suggestion…

June 13, 2011

I get a lot of my clients from word of mouth from friends or other clients. I feel happy and honored when people enjoy my photography so much that they suggest me to others. I want to do something nice for my fans, to thank them for helping my business.   So, the next time […]

Published photos from North Carolina vs Stanford baseball game

June 13, 2011

Here are a few screen grabs from sites that published photos from the North Carolina vs Stanford baseball game I shot last weekend at Boshamer Stadium in Chapel Hill            

UNC vs Stanford NCAA baseball super regional game

June 13, 2011

  I took pictures last weekend at the North Carolina vs Stanford super regional college baseball game for the Associated Press. I’ve never been particularly good at shooting baseball; add to that the fact that I haven’t shot baseball in over seven years. All in all, though, I was pretty happy with the pictures I […]

Duke Gardens engagement: Cassie and Sam

June 1, 2011

    I really enjoy engagement sessions, because it gives me a chance to get to know couples and for us to get comfortable with each other. However, from the very first time I met Cassie and Sam, I felt like we were old friends. We all just clicked, and I think you can see […]

Penny and John, Raleigh engagement session

May 9, 2011

Penny and John don’t live in the Raleigh area, so I offered a few different location options for their engagement session. After seeing photos of the spillway at Lassiter Mill Park in north Raleigh, Penny knew she had her location. The day of the shoot threw us a  few obstacles — from roving bands of […]

Southern Bridal Show & Expo, Raleigh, NC, 17 April 2011

April 18, 2011

  This past weekend, I had a display at the Southern Bridal Show & Expo at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. I’ve never participated in a trade show before, so I wanted to make sure that I put together a nice display without breaking the bank. The idea was to have a nice backdrop […]