I look forward to my Fall mini sessions every year because I've had the pleasure of working with so many of my amazing clients' and their children year to year and creating the memories that each of those families will cherish forever. This gives me great pride and satisfaction. One family has signed up for every one of my Fall minis since I started doing them 12 years ago. This Fall, I tried out a new location, Forest Theatre in Chapel Hill, and returned to an old favorite, West Point on the Eno in Durham. I did 27 Fall minis over six half days between mid-late October, including many sessions at River Park in Hillsborough. My families were thrilled with the wonderful moments and beautiful portraits we captured, and I was too.
Chelsea - UNC campus
May 3, 2022
Chelsea, a graduating senior headed to Carolina, was so chill and easy-going - we had a great shoot! We started out in the Coker Arboretum on UNC's campus, headed over to the Bell Tower and then hit the historic South Building. This whole time I was using a softbox, which I really like for creating soft, beautiful light on the face and using the late evening sun as an accent light. The Old Well was packed in late April/early May with graduates waiting to take pictures, so we didn't use that spot on this shoot, but there are countless picturesque locations on UNC's campus! We finished up with some natural light portraits and a reflector back at Coker.
Cherry Family - Durham
May 4, 2022
I've been photographing this loving family in Durham for four years and always have a great time! We started out with a fresh headshot of Bradley and then created some beautiful family portraits in their front yard. We then fired off shots of their boys running while holding hands together. I won't say how many times it took to nail this shot. ;) Their backyard sits on the Eno River, which makes for nice, scenic backdrops. We did a quick trip this time, so we wouldn't tire out the kids and wrapped up with another family photo on the front porch.
Cater Family - Coker Arboretum
April 24, 2022
The Cater family from Chapel Hill is so sweet - this is my fourth shoot with them! Like most of my shoots, I did a scouting trip before the session to find pretty settings, current blossoms, and figure out the ideal timeframe for our session based on the date of our shoot. A week before our session the arch in the Arboretum had really pretty lavender flowers, but these had withered away and the arch was now filled with gorgeous orange blossoms. I love the Spring in NC! We moved to another shady spot with pretty flowers for some more casual and candid shots. And then we finished up with quick headshot sessions of Sarah & Reid (at their request), while my 16-yr. old daughter who served as my assistant on this shoot, played with their girls.
Colin - UNC Campus & Downtown Hillsborough
April 20, 2022
Colin is an amazing young man headed to UNC on the prestigious Morehead-Cain scholarship. Colin lives in my neighborhood, Churton Grove, in Hillsborough, so it was important to him to do photos in both his hometown, as well as where he's going to college. I priced out an extended session that would allow us time to hit both areas in one late afternoon/evening, and of course, I scouted out locations ahead of time to map out our session.