Feb 18, 2019
Travel: Charleston, SC

Travel: Charleston, SC
Charleston is always good to us. We got lucky with a somewhat warm day, and spent the afternoon with Spencer's little sister Abigail at Sullivan's Island and the Mount Pleasant Pier. 

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Feb 18, 2019
Engagement Session: Jessie+Stewart

Engagement Session: Jessie+Stewart
Jessie and her soon to be husband Stewart are a down to earth+photogenic couple that are pretty darn good at making each other laugh. We ended up taking their photos at the beautiful home of some friends of theirs near Brevard, NC last weekend. Spencer kindly joined me to assist, and we all had a great afternoon together. It's always fun to be able to meet a couple before I photograph their wedding, and I'm excited to head back over to Asheville for their big day in May! 

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Feb 03, 2019
Editorial:The Farm By The River

Editorial:The Farm By The River
I went hunting with my best friends today. By "Hunting," I mean chasing Belle the bird dog while she pointed to the quail that we released, and taking pictures of the birds because I couldn't handle shooting them with a gun.
A big thanks to Jordan's dad, Mr. Gregg, for making this day happen! 
 

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Dec 23, 2018
Family Session: The McCollums

Family Session: The McCollums
I have the cutest nieces ever. I was so excited to get to take pictures of this sweet family in Columbia this past weekend! 

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Dec 11, 2018
AIA of Greater Columbia Design Awards Gala

AIA of Greater Columbia Design Awards Gala
In November, I was privileged with the opportunity to photograph the biannual Design Awards Gala for the American Institute of Architects Greater Columbia (AIAGC) chapter. The event was held at 1208 Washington Place in downtown Columbia and included a keynote address from renowned architect Margaret Butler of McCarty Holsaple McCarty, who also announced the awards. 

Congratulations to all of the award winners! 

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Nov 26, 2018
Editorial: Thanksgiving 2018

Editorial: Thanksgiving 2018
Thanksgiving commenced with a lovely afternoon with Spencer's family. The food was delicious and the weather was perfect. 

On Friday Morning, Spencer, along with some other family members who hadn't been skydiving before, took the plunge. Sorry about that pun. 

It was pretty cold outside but they enjoyed it nonetheless. 

After skydiving, we headed to Sunset Beach, NC to spend time with my family.  

Saturday was pretty stormy and rainy, which often makes for some dramatic photographs. 

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Nov 18, 2018
"Hazy Morning on the Broad" Chosen for Judge's Choice Award in Columbia Photography Contest

"Hazy Morning on the Broad" Chosen for Judge's Choice Award in Columbia Photography Contest

A few months ago, I entered the Congaree Riverkeeper's Three Rivers photography contest and didn't think much about it. The only requirement for the contest was that the photos entered had to be taken at one of Columbia's three rivers. I frequent our rivers and take photos often, but I immediately knew the pieces that I wanted to enter; three images from a morning at Columbia's Riverfront Park. 

Here's an excerpt from a post I wrote that day:
I had never seen anything like it in Columbia. The fog fell heavy this morning, and wrapped around everything like a blanket. An eery stillness rested on Columbia. There was only one soul at the normally bustling park, sitting and watching and probably thinking profound thoughts. I felt a bit of camaraderie in that moment, that this one woman was experiencing this place in such rare form. 
Moments later the raging sun began to burn, and the strange precipitation vanished like a ghost.
 
In October, I received  an email informing me that my photo, "Hazy Morning on the Broad," had been chosen as one of the 12 winners of the contest, and that all 12 would be printed and displayed at Stormwater Studios for the Riverkeeper's 10 year Anniversary event. They had already chosen the Judge's Choice awardee, and the People's Choice Award winner had yet to be decided upon. 

When Spencer and I arrived at the event, I was thrilled to learn that I had won the Judge's choice award. 

Winning this award was a huge honor for me. It's always so exciting to see the work that I am so passionate about being recognized. 

So, all of that to say, thanks, Congaree Riverkeeper!

Prize pack from Congaree Riverkeeper 
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Nov 12, 2018
Family Session: The Newberns

Family Session: The Newberns

One of my good friends, Mandy, reached out to me several months ago to take photos of her sister's family, and I gladly accepted. It was a pleasure getting to photograph the Newberns+celebrate baby Benji's first birthday!

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Nov 04, 2018
Travel: Asheville/ Blue Ridge Mountains

Travel: Asheville/ Blue Ridge Mountains

This weekend, I got to travel up to the blue ridge mountains with my muse.

It was the perfect time to visit, with the leaves at their prime in several areas.

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Nov 02, 2018
Wedding: Leah+Lance

Wedding: Leah+Lance

On October 14th, I had the privilege of photographing this sweet couple's wedding. The wedding was held at Corley Mill house, which is a beautiful and historic home in Lexington, SC. 

Second shooter credit:  Tori Steyne

Second shooter credit:  Tori Steyne

Second shooter credit:  Tori Steyne

Second shooter credit:  Tori Steyne

Second shooter credit:  Tori Steyne

Second shooter credit:  Tori Steyne

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