I have lived in Pink Hill, NC for the majority of my life and have no plans of ever leaving home.
I received my first camera when I was eight years old. Santa brought me a Cabbage Patch Kid camera that used the old cassette style film and you had to buy disposable flashes for it. I thought it took awesome pictures! After that, I was hooked.
When my son was born ten years ago, I quickly rushed out to studio after studio trying to get the "perfect" picture of my son. I actually took him to a professional photographer almost every single month of his first year of life. I experienced one disappointment after another. We even experienced one photographer who constantly complained (at each session) when my son was crawling at 6 months, climbing at 9 months and running at 12 months!! When my daughter was born almost seven years later, I had a hard time finding a good local photographer who took the time to know me and create a personalized experience. This stirred something inside of me and I decided to start my business and be different from every negative experience I ever had. The main focus of this business was "if I'm going to do it, I'm going to do it RIGHT." I immediately started working on my education and joining the appropriate organizations to help me develop my skills.
I am a member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) as well as the Professional Photographers of North Carolina (PPNC). I am passionate about continuous improvement. I love attending every photography convention and workshop that I can possibly attend. Bringing my clients the most innovative and up-to-date techniques/options is one of my top priorities, so I am constantly looking for ways to improve myself and learn.
I adore photographing newborns while they are still so tiny and squishy. I love babies and children and capturing those precious moments that we all know pass by so very quickly.
Unexpectedly, I fell in love with photographing High School Seniors. Senior Portraits are something a kid will cherish the rest of his/her life. I aim to give my seniors a very PERSONALIZED experience so that no two seniors' photographs are alike. I also strive to make senior portraits that are very personal. We work together to select locations that are meaningful to the senior and we try to incorporate as many personal items and props as possible. My goal is for my seniors to look back at their senior albums twenty years from now with their children and tell the stories behind the photos that include stories of those treasured days of high school.
I also enjoy working with families. It is my hope to make lifetime relationships with my customers and be there for all of those special times in their lives - from Senior Portraits on to Graduations, then Engagements and Weddings, and then the babies - I will be here to capture them all.
My goal is to give my customers a unique and fun experience. I want you to sincerely enjoy each photo shoot. I strive to create portraits that capture personality and creativity. At the end of the day, I want to give you a memory that will last forever.