Who is Nick Rice? // Plymouth, Indiana

Do you think it’s interesting how we define the people in our lives? Usually it’s by the roles they play, who they are to us physically. “oh, they’re my brother, she’s my best friend, he’s my boss, etc.” I think it’s natural to do this, but I wonder too, who they are on their own. […]

Susanna // Hillsborough, NC

  Adventure is worthwhile in itself. ~Amelia Earhart Susanna. I’ve known this girl since she was very young. I’ve watched her grow up in the public eye. (The youngest member of a well-known pastoral family, people are always paying attention.) Whatever pressures that may have presented, she’s all grown up now into an incredibly strong, wondering, […]

Bethany ~ The Value Project // Hillsborough, NC

“You must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” Joseph Campbell That’s the idea, right? Easy enough to say; harder to do. That thought though is what prompted me to begin this exploration of personal value. The Value Project has shown […]

Pippa ~ The Value Project // Hillsborough, NC

“At the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling.” ~Shanti I found the above quote and immediately thought of Pippa. She is a delightful, mischievous, magical being. The air around her is just crackling with excitement and wonder. She seems to know more than she lets […]

Calvin ~ The Value Project // Hillsborough, NC

“Roald Dahl said something along the lines of, ‘You could be the ugliest person in the world, but if you have happy thoughts, they’ll shine out of your face like sunbeams.’ So, I think that a long as you’re generally happy, then you can be a beautiful person.” Calvin was one of the first friends […]

Carol ~ The Value Project // Hillsborough, NC

I didn’t know Carol very well when I asked her to be a part of The Value Project. I had met her through the coffee shop and was really impressed with the quiet way she carried herself. She is beautiful, elegant, gracious. Since our interview, I have had the opportunity to spend more time with […]

Stacey ~ The Value Project // Hillsborough, NC

“The one thing I’m sure of is that I love this place and I kept being drawn back to it, even with some obstacles. I feel like I belong here. I feel like there’s something out there that I’m supposed to do. I’m just not quite sure what it is.” Her hair was the first […]

Steven ~ The Value Project // Hillsborough, NC

“The whole point of most of the work that I do is about trying to bring more respect and kindness into the world. To provoke people in conversation about matters that affect all of us is really what I’m passionate about. It brings me a lot of contentment and I seem to have found my […]

Jim ~ The Value Project // Hillsborough, NC

“Talk less, listen more. Offer whatever you have. I think I’ve become more mindful and aware of this and try to practice more of this kind of living, just out in the world.”  Driving out to Jim’s studio, the sun warming my face through my car window, my mind was filled with thoughts about the […]

Helen ~ The Value Project // Hillsborough, NC

“What makes ME feel valued? Hmm. That’s not an easy question, is it?” Early Sunday morning, I walked up to Helen’s house. I could see the barns off to the side, I could hear a rooster announcing the Sun’s arrival. Helen brewed us a cup of coffee and we sat down to talk. Coffee and conversation: […]

The Value Project // Hillsborough, NC

“The direction of your focus is the direction your life will move. Let yourself move towards what is good, valuable and true.” ~ Ralph Marston I’m going to be really honest for a quick sec, if that’s alright? Lately I’ve been thinking about this concept of “value”. What does that mean to each of us? […]

Chris Adkins // Saxapahaw, NC

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain. “ ~Bob Marley~ I can honestly say that when it comes to this guys music, that is so true. Chris Adkins is an incredibly talented, classically trained guitarist. He’s got a doctorate, actually. Man, is he good at what he does. I’ve […]

Spring Forth Farm // Hurdle Mills, Nc

“When I saw our pictures, that was the first time that I thought I looked really beautiful.” Wow. My heart soared with that comment. I guess that’s one of the main reasons that I feel being a photographer is so wonderful. When I show someone an image of themselves, they get a chance to see […]

Anna Eaves ~ Arrow + Sage

“You know, I’ve been creating and making art my whole life, and working with clay is just different.  I see all of my finished work as art.  Each is unique, each is entirely created by hand.  But, they’re also functional pieces that I can hold in my hands.  It’s like a crossover from art to […]

Bride in the Woods // Pleasant Garden, NC

What a beautiful best friend I have! I’m a lucky photographer to be able to work with such an easy subject. Its the best to be able to work so closely with someone I love so much! Sarah’s beautiful wedding, (rehearsal coming soon!) was held at THE most charming bed & breakfast outside of Greensboro. […]

Rachael // Burlington, NC

This is a definite throwback, but this Beauty has been on my heart lately. What a sweet, vibrant, joyous songbird she is. And what a fabulous session! Rachael is an incredible, versatile dancer, an amazing actress and has the voice of an angel. Not to mention, her envy-worthy curls are to die for! How can […]

Maddie & Aaron // Hillsborough, NC

You know how you see two people walking down the street and you can just tell by the comfortable way they hold hands or touch each others arm, that they are simply the best of friends? That was my impression of Maddie and Aaron. They were happy just to be in each others company. Maddie […]

Anna // Burlington, NC

Wow. This girl. I remember picking her up from dance class and driving her and her brother home every Tuesday night. I spent many an evening with Anna growing up and here she is now, looking at colleges. Oh my stars. I can’t believe the time has gone by so fast!! Anna has grown into […]

Luke Fox // Burlington, NC

If I was given the task of describing Luke, what words would I use? Talented. Kind. Introspective. Stylish. Funny. To name a few. Luke and I had been trying to get our schedules lined up to shoot some super cool head shots, but we couldn’t seem to get things nailed down. Luke is an incredibly […]

Amos and Ivey // Burlington, NC

“Amos and Ivey, sittin in a tree…” Oh my stars, I love these two. What a sweet love story they have. Amos, my dear, long-time friend, fell in love with Ivey, my dear, new friend. Amos and I shared so many conversations, through the years, about finding love and that one person you would spend […]

Sisters // Burlington, NC

This was a while back, but it was to good not to post. Could there be more beauty in one family? I think not. We may very well be maxed out in that arena. These girls are not only beautiful on the outside, but more importantly, they are beautiful on the inside. I love that […]

Judah // Burlington, NC

As promised, here’s Judah! What a fun session this was. We explored and found some amazing spots among the disarray. Judah showed his multi-faceted personality during the shoot; his ability to switch seamlessly between laughing and goofing around, to showing his seriousness for the project, a feat which is actually quite hard for a lot […]

Thomas // Burlington, NC

Senior sessions are some of my favorite shoots. Seniors are up for most anything; abandoned buildings, fields in the middle of nowhere, pretty much anywhere we want to go! This session was no different. Thomas has been like a little brother to me through the years, so how great was it that I was able […]

David and Elisa // Burlington, NC

#ThrowbackThursday for real. I love Love. Honestly, the whole idea thrills my heart. It always inspires me to work with fun, beautiful, in love couples. Like these two! David and Elisa are a photographers dream.  I like to collaborate with the people that I’m working with and when we put our heads together, we came up […]

Sarah and Jordan // Hillsborough, NC

Guys, I’m playing catch up with my blog these days. Blogging is not one of my strengths, though I do enjoy it! I’ve learned that time runs faster than I do. So, even though I’m slow on the posting, these sessions coming up, have great memories attached to them and are worth a peek. Let […]

Sam Costello // Durham, NC

Sam Costello, Musician extraordinaire, artist in every sense of the word; I’ve always known that he would come to great things! He has been my dear, dear friend for many years now and I had the privilege to do this shoot with him shortly before his graduation from Elon University. Sam made this shoot fun with his jokes […]

We must be cowboys

We must be cowboys…cause we’re all about some branding. Cheesy, I know, but my mind works in strange ways. You gotta admit, the segue is natural. *Ahem* Since we’re now speaking of cowboys, back in the day, branding was used to indicate ownership. An iron design was heated until red hot and then pressed to […]


“There could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison” ~ Jane Austen I heard this said years ago and thought it was so sweet and simple. I’ve never read Persuasion and this is usually a romantic quote, but I choose to apply it differently here. Well, […]

Callie, Callie

T’was a lovely day to be out photographing, the day I took pictures of Ms. Callie Brown. We had fun traipsing all over the county, finding secret pathways through the woods and running the risk of being chased away from our locations. Callie’s mom, Tammy, came with us, laughed with us and secretly hoped that […]

Caleb & Celia Fox

“My heart is and always will be, yours.” I feel like this simple phrase embodies Caleb and Celia. Their love story is worth hearing, remembering. God’s design is wonderfully written; A beautiful journey through life, the deep sadness that comes only through heartbreak, the image of grace that comes with restoration and the incredible joy […]

Crafty Times

Christmas craftiness. That is all. 🙂  

Love & Valor

Out on the road/Half a world away from home The love I used to know is gone/But that don’t stop me From searching high and low/I wanna know where you are So, Twinkle, twinkle little star How I wonder where you are/Do I mean anything at all? I’ll keep searching till I find/Just know you’re […]

Will VanDeventer

Will can always make me laugh. This boy climbed on all kinds of things during our shoot. He gave me some great angles and unique shots, no doubt, but I found myself saying, “Will… I’m not sure that’s stable…” (and I NEVER say that). I would expect no less from him. He’s been climbing on […]


A while back, I was itching to do a shoot. I had discovered some amazing places and I wanted to put them to use! I immediately thought of Susanna. She’s beautiful, hysterical to be with, has such a great style and her personality is just as cute as it can be. Her smile is completely […]

Sneak peek… :D

Just one, guys. That’s all I’m doing today. Lots, lots more to come!!!! Love and Valor! Check ’em out.

Sarah Beth Costello

Here’s to my best friend: The beautiful and incredibly talented, Sarah Costello. The girl who knows my secrets, who shares my heart. The one who encourages me to rise above my own status quo, who’s there for me when I’m sick of trying. She’s sees my flawed self and loves me anyway. We’ve cracked the […]

Oh, what a beautiful day!

I opened my door this morning, was greeted by the suns rays touching my face and I knew it was going to be a good day! After a few, short hours at the kindergarten, I threw my stuff together and headed out to meet my next client. Chris Warren has got to be one of […]

A few of my favorites

Here’s a few pictures from this afternoon’s post-wedding shoot with the both, lovely and hilarious, Mr. & Mrs. Caleb Fox! So fun and we didn’t freeze to death. Bonus! 😀 Stay with me: More to come!

Trespassing… Did I say that?

Yesterday, before we were hit with the weather that is generally only associated with the outer regions of the Arctic, I went off in search of amazing photo opportunities! My best friend, the brave and beautiful Sarah Costello and I stumbled across an incredible find, tucked away in the curve of a small, local town. I’m […]