Congratulations Graduate!

I’m so glad I got to spend time with this beautiful senior in the garden, capturing her smile and excitement before she heads to college! We had a lot of fun finding flowering shrubs, overhanging branches and colorful foliage in this beautiful spring garden to complement her senior portraits. Her mom and I have known each other ever since we moved to Charlotte, over a decade ago, so I was pleased to be able to work with them to produce a keepsake senior portrait. Our sweet friend will be heading to Navy to join her brother, finishing up his second year. Graduation is next week! Best wishes in your next chapter!

Fun Senior Garden Portraits

I had a great time photographing this beautiful Senior student heading to college. We arranged portraits in a gorgeous South Park garden, with lots of possibilities for backgrounds. She had several different outfits, to show her versatility and sense of fun. Now, I’ve designed her senior announcements; graduation is almost here! Very exciting times for her and for her family. Thanks for a fun day in the garden!

Images of Hope

This week, I’m happy to share with you my favorite images from a recent personal project. Images of HopeĀ was a challenge I gave myself to find an image each day during the season of Lent that expressed a message of hope. In Lents of past I typically give up something – sweets, alcohol, processed foods, fewer electronics, etc. This year, though, I looked up at the sky and saw a nest in the raw branches of a winter tree. A symbol of hope and new life. I decided to start with that image and try to find an image each day. Most days I did, although I did miss a few. I posted them on my Facebook and Instagram pages with the hashtag #ImagesOfHope.

The project helped me to become more aware of my immediate surroundings, and view the quality of light, shapes and texture with a more focused lens. In finding images that expressed hope, I too, felt a greater sense of hope and peace within my community. Peace be with you all!