Tag Archives: Charlotte

The Next Big Move


How are things going?  :)  I’m getting ready for a big change here and wanted to fill you in on the details.  As you may know from following this blog or my Facebook Page, I’ve been living and working in the Charlotte, North Carolina area for the past two and a half years.  I’ve also traveled to Denver, CO, Louiseville, KY, and Cincinnati and Columbus, OH to do photography.  Living in Charlotte has been great and I have really enjoyed my time here and the amazing people that I have met.  I started doing newborn photography here and have been able to expand into new areas in many ways with my creativity.  I love this clean, bright city and I’m looking forward to seeing how it expands and grows in the future.
PicMonkey Collage

Charlotte as been great, but I feel the pull of adventure calling me again, this time to New York City.  That’s right, the Big Apple.  :)

I am moving to New York City in three weeks, around March 15th, and I am so excited!!

I will be available for photography while in New York and I look forward to meeting many new people there and expanding in new ways.  This is not the end of the story Charlotte!  I will be traveling back to Charlotte periodically to visit and I will be available for photography work at those times.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me with your questions, ideas, and requests for shoots.

I am available to do photography work in Charlotte over the next three weeks!  Please don’t hesitate to contact me and schedule a shoot before I leave! 

I’d love to hear your thoughts and questions in the comments below or on my Facebook Page.548589_10150914763032029_676848796_n

Story of My Life: Brunch

This morning I got up having finally (after borrowing my neighbor’s rolling pin) gathered all of the materials to make a biscuit mix that Joe & Meg gave me when I was in Cinci a couple of weeks ago. It called for both heavy cream and half and half, both dairy products that I do not regularly keep on hand. I purchased little baby containers of them at the store over the last two weeks and at last, it’s biscuit time!

The box had a recipe for cinnamon rolls as well as biscuits so I split the dough and made half biscuits and half cinnamon rolls! I’m excited to see how they turn out! :)

Someone gave me some yummy venison sausage last week, far less gamey than most venison I’ve had before, and I fried those up too. Brunch is on!

Cinnamon rolls just came out of the oven right as I finished this! They sure look good! :)

Story of My Life: Jessica

Passionate heart. Wavy black hair. iPhone. Thoughtful brown eyes. Artsy accessories. Canadian (thought I forget that part sometimes). These are a few of the things that come to mind when I think of my friend Jessica. She was in town this last week and stayed in our home while she was here which was delightful. Jess is one of those people who is deep, thoughtful, and full of wisdom, but is also fun with hilarious stories to tell. She is someone who is worth taking the time to get to know. Hopefully you’ll see a little glimpse of her in these quick shots I took right before she left.

Did you catch the twinkle in those brown eyes?

Story of My Life: Rocking the Ukelele

How do I describe my friend Sarah Buchanan? Well, there’s her amazing hair, her sense of humor, her awesome style, the fact that she plays multiple cool instruments (think ukelele and cello…yeah, she picked the cool ones!) aaaand she’s a dancer and all around super creative person. Do you want to be friends with her yet? Good! You should get to know her if you ever have the chance, she’s great! We got to hang out today and it was, as always, a delightful time!

Sarah made this!

Story of My Life: Dilworth

Oh hey there!  You remember my friend Sarah Bryan don’t you?  She’s the fabulous interior designer, artist, and creator of Aisle14Designs, not to mention one of my dear friends.  I love hanging out with Sarah, our styles and cultures are so different and yet we get along so well!  She is the consummate modern, yet classic, Southern young lady and I am a laid back, slightly hippie, Westerner. It is amazing how many kindred spirits there are in the world, such a delightful discovery!  We went to Dilworth to check out the new design of Dilworth Coffee and get a hot drink on such an overcast day.  It’s amazing how much design makes an impact in the atmosphere of a place, this design felt solid, mature, and yet vibrant.  Not to mention that it had great light which is always a plus in my book!

We sat and enjoyed our dirty chai lattes (chai with a shot of espresso in it) and then decided to risk the chance of rain and set out to explore the area.  Meandering through shopping areas and then into quaint neighborhood streets until our feet hurt while discussing (with many rabbit trails intermingled) creative community, the houses we liked, and the merits of various designs was the gist of our afternoon.  We never did get rained on, the weather was just perfect!This was one of my favorites from the day.

If you would like to see more, there are more pictures (though there will be a couple of doubles) and a bit more commentary here. :)  Enjoy!

Story of My Life: Inspire & Encourage

Yesterday I had the privilege of hanging out with a woman who I admire a great deal. Her name is Susan Card and she is an artist. But she is also so much more than an artist. She is also a woman on a journey, with a story, who has had a plethora of experience in her life. In a lot of ways she has been there and done that in the art world. She is also a woman who is willing to share her wisdom, journey, experience, and plain raw truth as she sees it with others, especially younger others. It honors me when older women are willing to not just be real, but to be real in such a way that they allow the things they have encountered and experienced to either help, warn, or encourage me in my process. That is the joy of going through hard things and overcoming, so that you can turn around and spare others from walking through those same things or speed them through it by the authority of your story, your breakthrough, your life.

Susan is someone who will tell you if she likes something or not. She is not afraid. There are people who inspire you, whose work you see and admire from a distance. But then there are those who encourage you, who come along side you and put their words and actions with their experience and love and spur you on to what you were made to do. I think we need both. I want to be both for other people! It’s always so encouraging when someone compliments your work, and when someone who knows what they are doing praises your work it has so much weight and impact. It is amazing when someone who inspires you also encourages you!

Story of My Life: Amelies with Ashley

The other day my house mate Ashley, who is about to move herself, and I got up early to see one of our other roomies off on the next lap of her race back in PA. Since we were up we decided to head down to Amelies. Yay for awesome French bakeries that have (of course) french press coffee and some delectable gluten free treats! Oh, and beautiful light, let’s not forget that.

This was Ashley’s treat of choice, a Key Lime Tart. My mouth is watering just looking at the picture.

And my treat, succulent Almond Tea Cakes (made with almond flour) in almond and lemon flavors.

I made her put on her glasses indoors because I wanted to get one of her with those sweet aviators in this amazing light. :)