western north Carolina

Acres of Beauty

I’ve known William and Marie since 2009 when they started Bluebird Farm and I was managing the local farmers market. They brought Community Supported Agriculture to Morganton during a time when CSA’s weren’t popular in small towns and continue to be innovative using growing and harvesting methods that are good for the earth (which means they work their butts off!!).

I grew up on a farm so I love it when they invite me to hang out and wander through their rows. As you can see it’s an easy job since farmers are total hotties!

Buy local and support your local farmers! During the growing season you can find Bluebird Farm in Hickory on Wednesdays and Charlotte / Morganton on Saturdays.

Kristy + Eric Sneak Peek

I was so lucky to be included Kristy and Eric’s big day. Kristy planned everything herself and knew exactly what she wanted. I hear she’s an AWESOME nanny but she definitely has a future in the wedding industry if she ever wants a career change. Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness!

March 2018

You guys!  I'm determined to blog this year.  UGH!  Why is this so challenging for me?  I'm totally aiming for one post a month. SURELY I can manage less than 12 posts, yes?

I've had the busiest spring ever and I'm sooooo HAPPY!  Typically this is a lazy time of year  (ha!  Lazy for a work-a-holic!).  I've been so grateful to have several sessions this spring and I'm already booking into the summer. 

First was a maternity session for my dear friend Val who gave birth to little Blayne yesterday!  I'm obsessed with his name...and his squishy cheeks β™₯ Val, her hubby Tyler and their daughter Adrienne came to my house and we took advantage of my neighbor's green thumb.  Thanks Robby!  The light was perfect. Adrienne was a doll.  Valerie was stunning!  Calhoun was obedient.  And Tyler was his ever-good natured self.

Next was little Ivey who was the sleepiest, lazy little chub for her session!  I was lucky enough to photograph her mom and dad's wedding last May.  Sweet Little Ivey let me do whatever I wanted since she had decided to party party party the night before.  Sorry mom!  Newborns life is exhausting but totally worked in my favor ...this time!  Elizabeth and Grant are going to be amazing parents and I can't wait to watch Ivey flourish and grow.

At the tail end of the month were headshots for Gorgeous Georgia.  She is a talented young model and actress who wanted head shots for her portfolio.  We had so much fun and I can't wait to get her to model for me again! 



A modern romantic β™₯

"What Kind of Bride Are You?"

I was reading a blog with this title and it brought to mind my MOST favorite bride to date!  The very FIRST bride of my career.  A very special bride who became a very dear friend.  And, a modern-romantic bride according to the blog.

This bride...

  • visited me after the birth of my daughter.  
  • put her trust me in me completely! 
  • is a woman who's outer beauty could never match her inner beauty....although she is stunningly gorgeous!  
  • doesn't take a bad photo (lucky me!).
  • raised two smart, caring, beautiful women.

The only way to describe Deanne and Ashley's wedding is to say ...I was celebrating right alongside them!   My cup overflows for them.

Deanne wrote me a letter after all the festivities were over, which is now framed in my office.  I cherish this letter.  You will see it below.  I'm kind of a doubter.  Sometimes I feel like I'm not good enough.  Don't you hate that?  When I need uplifting, I just read her sweet words.  

As Deanne and Ashley celebrate their first anniversary, my wish, my hope, my dream is for their love to grow stronger, deeper and more magical with each passing day ❀

Beth β™₯