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Spoiler: I recently discovered that the Holga 120n is my friend when it comes to capturing nostalgic photos, and now I’m in love. The world seems to be very taken with nostalgic, grainy, and cinematic photographs lately, and rightly so. So you can imagine my pleasant surprise when I opened my email inbox to see […]

February 4, 2023

Nostalgic double exposure on Holga 120n

Film, Reviews, Travel and Documentary

How to Take Nostalgic Photos with the Holga 120n

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Grace is one of my best friends. The very first day we talked, we FaceTimed for seven. Hours. (I can’t make this up, y’all.) Because of our God-given friendship, I’ve also had the privilege of seeing her relationship with Ethan unfold from beginning until now, and last month, I captured their engagement photos at Merritt’s […]

March 19, 2022

Engagament photos at Merritt's Pasture

Engagement Sessions, Featured

Merritt’s Pasture Engagement Photos

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Angela and Micah have such a sweetness about them that is truly special. I took their engagement photos at Lake Crabtree in North Carolina, and they laughed and smiled so much that I hardly had to prompt and direct them! As a result, their photographs came out so honest and joyful; untouched and natural. Angela […]

March 18, 2022

Engaged couple portrait

Engagement Sessions, Featured

Lake Crabtree Engagement Photos | Angela and Micah

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Flatlays used to feel incredibly daunting to me. I remember scrolling through Instagram, thinking “how on earth am I supposed to style these kinds of photos on rushed wedding days?!” Now, I almost always handle the flatlays and detail shots whenever I second shoot weddings. Actually, I usually end up asking to do them. So […]

July 14, 2021

Dear Photographer, Photog Tips & Tricks, Weddings

Flatlay Styling 101 for Photographers

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Jac, Andrew and I got together back in February to photograph this quiet set of early-morning portraits. We spent a lot of time huddled in jackets, laughing over funny expressions, and getting creative with directing in the cold temperatures! Jac and Andrew were featured a few days ago in one of my favorite publications, The […]

July 7, 2021

Engagement Sessions

Quiet Lakeside Portraits with Jac & Andrew

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It took me years and years of editing to find a style that I’m content with –– but it doesn’t have to take YOU years. I’ve put together a step-by-step list for you to help you find your ideal editing style, from the perspective of a wedding and portrait photographer. Let’s go!

June 3, 2021

Dear Photographer, Photog Tips & Tricks

How To Find Your Editing Style

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Y’all, Sarah’s senior session was THE most fun. Sarah and I first met all the way back when I was in 7th grade (so 2014? WHOA.), and we haven’t seen each other since then until her senior portrait session! How crazy is that? Sarah, who will be heading off to Northeastern University in Boston come […]

April 21, 2021

Senior Portraits

Downtown Raleigh Senior Session

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The North Carolina Museum of Art made for the perfect proposal and engagement session with Tucker & Vanessa!

April 8, 2021

Engagement Sessions

NC Museum of Art Proposal | Tucker and Vanessa