welcome to the world baby jack!


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I was so grateful to spend a bit of my morning with the newest member of the Davis family…Jack! He was so SO adorable and was such a mellow baby the whole time. His two big sisters were very sweet with him (what a lucky guy to have two of the cutest AND sweetest sisters on the planet!) and there are more of them with him…can’t wait to show you Valerie! 

Our family is so very grateful for the Davis clan and their friendship. We couldn’t be happier for you guys, and I know Jack is  the luckiest little boy to be sent to your sweet family. Congratulations Valerie and Jon…he is perfect!

myrick family!


I had a blast photographing the Myrick family this week! I was initially worried about the weather (because my weather app shows thunderstorms every day, it seems like) but it turned out to be a totally sunny, beautiful evening! (Well, ok it was super hot, but these guys were troopers!) These three kiddos were SO fun and POLITE! After the session as I was getting into my car, Luke says (without being told to by his parents), “Thank you so much for taking our pictures!” What seven year old boy says that?!? I had a really hard time deciding which images to post for their preview…many more to come you guys!

Thanks so much Myricks! It was so fun!

morgenstern preview!

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Boy, were these guys troopers for this session! It was really hot, buggy, wet, and the grass was pokey, but we were still able to capture some beautiful shots for this adorable family! Yasmin and Anya were so fun to photograph, and little sister Liesel was a dream baby.

Robin and Chad, thanks so much for having me photograph your beautiful family! Y’all are great!

called to serve: las vegas, nevada




I was so excited when Collin’s sister, Candice, contacted me about one of my complimentary sessions for missionaries! Collin just received his mission call to volunteer for two years (speaking spanish!) to help people come to know Jesus Christ,  in Las Vegas, Nevada! I couldn’t be happier for him and his family for his selflessness and willingness to serve the Lord. I know that he will bless the lives of so many people in Las Vegas. He comes from such an amazing family and I know they all love him so much and are so proud of his decision!

Best wishes, Elder Simpson! It was fun getting to take some missionary portraits of you!

britton preview!

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What can I say? I LOVE photographing the Britton gals! Not only are they gorgeous, but Kristin has such a sweet, special bond with her daughter Kaleigh, and you can just feel the love during their sessions! Not to mention—Kaleigh is hilarious. She is seriously witty! I was glad she brought along Mr. Bear so that he could help her know what to do : ) Even though she told her mom before they met me that she doesn’t like doing pictures, she was fantastic. I adore all of her facial expressions.

Kristin and Kaleigh, thank you so much for the opportunity to photograph your family again. It is always a delight and an honor!

madisyn preview!

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I am so excited to share a little preview from my session with the adorable Miss Madisyn! She is about to celebrate her third birthday, and I loved getting to know her and her mommy as we ventured around Yates Mill. I was captivated by her incredible eyelashes and adorable smile.

Katina, it was so much fun photographing your daughter. She is beautiful and adorable and so much fun! Hope she enjoyed her ice cream!

brock family!


I was thrilled to get to photograph this beautiful family again! Last year I was super pregnant for their session, and they were so kind and understanding. I was happy to be a bit lighter on my feet this time around. : )

The sweetest little twin sisters, Melanie and Olivia, were bundles of energy and fun. We hit the Rose Garden at the right time…the colors and variety of roses made a perfect spring backdrop for their session.

Thank you so much, Brock family! You guys are amazing!

mcbride family preview!

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I adore this family! What a privilege it was to photograph the beautiful McBride family for the fourth time! We had a great time exploring the arboretum at UNC on a lovely spring evening. The sun even popped out for a little while at the end, which made for some very pretty light! Lexi and Max are some of the cutest siblings I have ever met…they giggle and play and really seem to be the best of friends!

Brittany, Ryan and co, thank you so much for another awesome session! I hope you like the pics!

SamanthaJune 3, 2014 - 9:10 pm

Such a fun family session! I love the one where they are all laughing! Great photos!!

catherine and fam!


I was thrilled to be able to meet up with one of my favorite families a few weeks ago, as they gathered together to celebrate Catherine’s graduation from UNC. It actually started raining while we were doing this mini session, but luckily the spring shower passed quickly and we were still able to take some pictures!

Congratulations Catherine on officially becoming a Tar Heel! It was LOVELY to see you all…thanks again!!!

SamanthaMay 20, 2014 - 3:45 pm

Oh, this is so fun!! Congratulations to Catherine and such lovely family photos! xoxo

pharris preview!



I had a ball photographing the adorable Pharris family! The entire time I kept wanting to pinch myself…little Christian, age 2, was SO good!  Big brothers were awesome as well…but I was especially impressed with Christian! So between their very well-behaved boys, the gorgeous evening light, and the kindness of this sweet family, I think their session was pretty fantastic! I love the shots we were able to capture…and can’t wait to show you guys the rest! My favorite part of their session was towards the end when Aaron (6 yrs.) said, “This was a lot more fun than I thought it would be!” : )

Thanks so much, Pharris family! It was such an honor to photograph you guys!