Celebrating a new pastor!

We recently had the privilege of meeting and photographing a new pastor and his wife. They came to our studio for a custom couple and pastoral portrait session. Their excitement and enthusiasm for their new journey was contagious. They will be celebrating his Installation as Senior Pastor with a church wide celebration. Congratulations to Pastor Brinkley and his wife as they begin serving at the Now Faith Community Baptist Church in Knightdale, NC!
This is one of the many reasons we love the photography business, getting to meet new people and celebrating the exciting events of their lives. Thanks for allowing us to be a part of your celebration!
Update: Since initially writing this, Mrs. Brinkley came by to pick up the 30″ custom framed wall portrait of her husband and when we showed her the portrait she started crying immediately. She was so proud of him and excited about his installation as the new pastor, and loved the portrait so much that she said she couldn’t help it. 🙂 We don’t intentionally try to make clients cry, but take it as a huge compliment when they show that much emotion when they see the finished portrait. Good stuff!
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A just-in-time couples portrait session

What fun shoot with Jennifer & Michael! They were married at pullen park, had their engagement portraits photographed here, and of course wanted to include their new addition in some portraits here as well. A friend of theirs wanted to surprise them with portraits, so he hired me to photograph their couples maternity session. With only a few weeks before the due date, we had to scramble to make it happen, but we managed to squeeze in the session, they had a great time at the shoot, loved the images and everyone lived happily ever after, so far 🙂 They really were a great couple to work with and we wish them the best with their new addition and expanded family. What fun times ahead!

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When is the right time for family beach portraits?

Anytime! If the beach is really part of who you are as a family. So here’s the back story: We were in a consultation with Pamela & David showing them different outdoor portrait examples when we came across a family beach portrait image in our portfolio. Pamela immediately got chills when she saw the family beach portrait because their family has had so many fun times at the beach as their kids were growing up. Well, that was the end of the discussion about where we would photograph. It was going to be a beach portrait, no questions asked. With their oldest of 3 kids is now in college, and the other two still in high school, they had decided it was time for a nice family portrait before the kids got much older. But it was the middle of the winter! Well, after some discussion the decision was made that we would do the beach portraits in January. Something I’ve never done, but we all decided it was worth the risk and we would give it a shot. So we did the shoot Jan 9th and were fortunate that we hit a day that was around 50 degrees & sunny. The wind was a little chilly, but not enough to keep us from creating some beautiful family portraits of them and the kids that they will be able to enjoy for years to come. The wall portrait is the panoramic immediately below of the family walking on the beach and it will go over the fireplace in the living room. Shot from ground level for a lower perspective, I think it will look great on the mantle. Love the sunset portraits we captured in that perfect short window where the sun is reflecting off the wet sand. Not lots of time to work with for those shots, but so gorgeous when done right. Great family and so much fun to work with!

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A Wedding Portrait

I received a call from the publisher of a magazine recently who had run across this image and wanted to feature it in a story they were writing. Since I was pulling the image up and tweaking it a little for publication, I thought I would share. I thought this was a really cool image from Nick & Sarah’s wedding and probably the one I would pick if I had to select a single image from the day to tell their story.

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Classic Elegant Couples Portrait – The Littletons

Lovely couples portrait of two of our favorite repeat clients (and good friends), the Littletons. We photographed this portrait back before Christmas for them to use for gift prints and Christmas cards to family and friends. We designed a classic elegant, yet relaxed pose to work with the attire and studio setting and it all came together nicely in the finished image, after a little custom editing and retouching to polish everything up.

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