Winery Wedding | Feature Turkey & Josh

Sanctuary Vineyards Wedding

Winery Wedding

We’re so excited Winery Weddings Magazine featured Turkey & Josh’s winter wedding at Sanctuary Vineyards in Jarvisburg, NC.  They had a gorgeous indoor ceremony but were still able to go outside for photos by all the farm equipment after their ceremony.  Their pup, Finn, was the ring bearer, and he did a fabulous job!  Candace did a phenomenal job capturing every little detail of their big day but my favorite was of my sister dancing her way through the sparklers, she’s just adorable!!



Winery Wedding
Winery Wedding
Winery Wedding


First Birthday | Baby Juniper


I can’t believe baby Juniper is already a year old!!  I love looking back at her  newborn portraits as she looks just the same as she does now!  Her favorite part of the party was playing in her Grandma’s jewelery box until her birthday present of the little red car showed up!  Her cousin, Summer had a ball playing with her in it, they are only 4 months apart but look like twins!

I love that her first slice of cake was Carrot Cake from The Brewing Station, YUM!



first birthday

first birthday


2 Month Portraits | Peaches Dupree


Photographing my kiddos (humans or furry friends) is one of my favorite things to do!  I love being able to try new ideas out on them, practice as well as document their lives.  I am being reminded that sometimes the impromptu shoots are the best ones.  I have had 2 shoots I have tried with Poppy and Peaches that went nowhere, during each shoot one of them was having a meltdown.  Planning around their nap times and when both are in a great mood and I have the time and anything close by that I want for that shoot is not as easy… it’s more than twice as hard with 2!  I have to remember that these photos are for ME and to not get down on myself.  When I photograph other people’s kiddos I get to be only the photographer and the kids respond to me differently then they do their parents.  I also have an extra set or two of hands when I am working with other kiddos.  With me and the girls, it’s just that. Me and the girls.

The best photos haven’t been planned or dreamed up, they have been of life and what is really happening and I have had my camera ready.  The ones below I tried in the morning, Poppy was fabulous and was loving holding Peaches but Peaches was ready for her nap and crabby!  I did get the adorable ones at the bottom of Poppy and one of her besties, Hilo, which are priceless!  I went back to Hilo’s house later that day and got the ones of Peaches on the hay but Poppy was napping.


These photos were taken while Poppy was at riding lessons. A friend had mailed the adorable diaper cover to me and I had just checked my mail so I had them available when she woke up from her nap.


Happy 2 months Baby Girl! Life is so much better with you in it!!

  • Sarie - The world became a more beautiful place two months ago! :-)

    Happy Two Months, Peaches!

Outer Banks Headshots | Meet Amy

Sanctuary Vineyards

Outer Banks headshots

Little Miss Amy is all things fun and fabulous!!  She is the maker of Outer Banks Sea Salt, caters weddings and is a personal chef not to mention an amazing writer!  I was so excited to capture her fun loving personality and she certainly brought all smiles and plenty of sass!

We took Poppy and some of her classmates to her home to watch, learn and make sea salt themselves, it was a fascinating adventure!  We saw how she has gallons and gallons of ocean water and how she cooks it down to make the salt, what makes larger salt crystals and what makes smaller ones and got to witness all the time and love she puts into each batch!  She even let the kids make salt scrubs for their hands and feet and send us home with some to try!!

Amy, you’re an amazing and inspiring artist full of love!! Thank you for sharing it with all of us!

Outer Banks Headshots


Fall Family Portraits | Baby Noah

Sanctuary Vineyards

fall family portraits

My sister is such a natural mama, she has always taken care of everyone.  Seeing her with baby Noah melts my heart!   He is always smiling and such a strong little fella, at just over 2 months he’s already rolling over both ways!

They came to stay with us for the weekend and we went to play around Sanctuary Vineyards.  I love their fall attire and the woodsy feel of their shoot.  Josh was happy to be in the photos but the creek was calling him so he packed up his fishing pole and headed back.  These photos couldn’t be more “them” as any chance they get they are by the water with their pup, Finn, and fishing pole in hand.

Noah is going to be an incredible fisherman and surfer by the time he’s grown!


Fall Family Portraits
Fall Family Portraits

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