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genuine, authentic love 

It was 2015 when I decided to start this little business of mine. Back then the above was the first mission statement I wrote, and it still stands today. Photography, to me, centers around capturing the moment and all the glorious feelings you're having in it. It shouldn't ever feel like a "deer-in- the-headlights" moment, because - who wants that? No one, that's who.

I've always believed in getting to know each and every client - how I work with you will bring out your most authentic self in the photos. In 2019, I've had the pleasure of working with almost 200 couples, dozens of families, businesses, professionals, and ladies excited to celebrate themselves through one of the best kinds of photography sessions - boudoir. (Definitely ask me about that if you're interested, because trust me, it's probably one of the coolest things we offer right now!)

I absolutely love what I do. The one goal I’ve always had in my heart is to be able to create anything I can imagine, whether that be in photos, designs, illustrations, videography, anything. I translate that passion and dedication for photography through my work. Honestly, though, if I wasn’t passionate about what I do, others wouldn’t feel the same about the result!

inspired by you.

 stories

look! That's us!

meet your team

the husband and wife team

In 2014, I received a BFA for Video, Sound, and Production design from Virginia Commonwealth University. I fell in love with the camera when I was in college. Through a series of a lot of resumes and even more luck, I was able to work with a production company on a number of projects.

That’s when I happened to meet my husband, Charles, one very early morning in an airport. He was a Marine training in Richmond at the time, and while we were dating he got stationed in Jacksonville, NC—he brought me down south to Wilmington. Now, Charles is my right hand! He has done amazing work helping cover weddings as my second photographer and lead videographer!

Instead of hiring separate photography and videography companies, we know how to work together to make sure your wedding day gets captured from every angle possible. Our mission is to ensure that your love is captured in the best and fullest way possible.

Schedule a consultation today to find out more about how-we-do, what-we-love-to-do.

behind the camera.

literally

we totally met in an airport at 5am

“Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is.”

— Anonymous

but that's enough about us!

One thing's for sure, is that all of our clients have hearts full of love, and are ready to capture all that life has to offer. We love working with people who are kind, loving, thoughtful, get excited near the water, love all types of fur babies, and who have a crazy but total obsession with the color blue. (Don't worry, we capture weddings of all colors and themes, we just have a deeply rooted thing for blue. )

If any of this sounds like you - well we definitely should be friends! Reach out to us and say hi - we'd love to meet you!

my puppy models, Rauz, Pluto, and skadi

we want to get to know you!

(And i'm being super-cereal, getting to know you is half the fun!). I'd love to know how I can best capture your life's moments!

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CHAT?

DON'T BE SHY! I'M so excited TO GET TO KNOW YOU TOO! 

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