That’s my boy! Sam Costello // Durham, NC

In a day and a few hours, this guy will be graduating from Elon University.And yes, this will probably be a gushy, brag-filled post. Why, you may ask? Cause he’s my boyfriend, that’s why. And I’m super proud of him. Also, what better excuse to take pictures of a handsome man, than graduation? The ones […]

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 […]