general

How much do you charge?

See my Rate's Page for hourly and package rates.

Have you ever covered a Bat Mitzvah or Bar Mitzvah?

Yes! Love 'em! 

How do you work?

I invite all clients to let me know what they have in mind for their photos. Quiet/intimate/sensual/peaceful? Playful/fun? Relaxed/casual/candid? Serious/moody? A mix? 

I generally shoot more candid than posed photos. I offer some prompts and steering during sessions, while making efforts to help clients feel comfortable, at ease, and genuinely present with themselves or each other.

Ideas for our session?

The setting of your session helps set the tone! Here are some of my favorite setting ideas for sessions:

  • Bedroom session >> at the client's or a cool hotel room or Airbnb
  • Mountain/rock/field traipsing
  • Urban photos >> hit up some of your favorite downtown spots, shoot from the top of a parking deck with a cool view, your favorite eateries, cafes, rooftop bar, etc.
  • Doing something you enjoy:
    • cooking, baking, reading, playing a game you love, working in the garden, swinging on the front porch, visiting your favorite spots around town (for a coffee, ice cream cone, burger and fries, drink), visiting your favorite art gallery, roasting marshmallows, camping, hiking a beautiful trail, sitting by the fire, soaking in a hot tub, pillow fight, visiting a farm you love (picking fruit!)
  • Exploring a gorgeous new area together
  • Going somewhere with water (river, waterfall, stream, pond) // even better if you want to get IN the water!!
  • A mix

What are our session location options?

Oh the possibilities! I'm open to ideas! Here are some of my regional favorites, in addition to my clients' beautiful homes and private properties:

Charlotte, NC

Little Sugar Creek Greenway
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden ($125-$250 location fee)

Asheville, NC

Engaged Asheville

Durham, NC

Eno River State Park
The Durham Hotel
East Durham Bake Shop
The Parlour
Forest Hills Park

Chapel Hill, NC

NC Botanical Gardens
Merritt's Pasture
Blackwood Farm Park

Blowing Rock, NC

Moses Cone Park
Julian Price Park

Linville, NC

Rough Ridge Lookout, 3218 Blue Ridge Parkway
Linville Falls

Cedar Mountain, NC

Triple Falls and High Falls in Dupont National Park

Brevard, NC

Looking Glass Falls

Wilson, VA

Grayson Highlands State Park (they have wild ponies!!!)

weddings

Examples of weddings you've done?

Fall Wedding Styled Shoot in Germanton, NC
Nina + Matt: Winter Wedding in Charlotte, NC
Clair + Bryan: Intimate Rooftop Wedding at The Durham Hotel in Durham, NC
Sarah + Ben: Intimate Mountain Wedding in Elk Creek, VA
Laura + Corey: Glen Alton Farm Wedding in Blacksburg, VA

Favorite venues?

Charlotte, NC

Richie Hill
The Foundry
Mint Museum
Morning Glory Farm
The Assembly Room

durham, NC

The Cookery
The Lakewood
The Durham Hotel
Cotton Room
21c Museum Hotel
Elodie Farms

Chapel Hill, NC

The Parlour at Manns Chapel
Snipes Farm

Asheville, NC

Claxton Farm
Engaged Asheville
Sherill's Inn

ellenboro, nc

Zimmerman Estate Barn & Grainery

Favorite florists?

Charlotte, NC

Bloom Wild

durham, NC

Pine State Florist
Bowerbird Flowers

Austin, TX

Wildly Cultivated

Favorite caterers?

Durham, NC

The Parlour // make all your guests, and me, super happy and get this crew's ice cream truck to grace your event with its sugary goodness

Charlotte, NC

Roots Catering
Jade and May Co. >> caravan bar and bar tending

Favorite bakers?

Charlotte, NC

Craft Cakes

Favorite rentals?

Raleigh, NC

Greenhouse Picker Sisters

Favorite transportation?

Charleston, SC

Lowcountry Valet

 

Shares some of your favorites! I'm learning of new awesome amazing people and places to work with every day.