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KernsWedding_279 Kristen and Zach had a intimate wedding on  June 15, 2013. It was a extremely sweet and emotional wedding. All the little details that Kristen put together really made everything so special. Here are some of the photos from their very special day!KernsWedding_54a

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I had the pleasure of photographing my cousin who got married in June. We did her Bridal portraits at the venue a week before the wedding. Her dress is absolutely gorgeous! The lace detail in her dress just blew me away. The first time I saw her in the dress at her fitting, I thought I was going to cry. Being pregnant didn’t have anything to do with it, she is just truly beautiful in her dress. Here are some of my favorite photos from this session:






Its been awhile

It’s been awhile since I have blog. Let’s just say December to now has been a roller coaster of things going on. In December I did a photo shoot for my finace and I right after we got engaged. We sent out Christmas cards to all of our family members to let them know the happy news.


Here are some of the photos that we took:


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Miller’s Professional Imaging

I’m excited that I have once again will be using Miller’s Lab to do all my printing. I had used this company once before with Nichole Payne, when we were working together. I just put in today to get my test prints, and I did all four of Kristen and Zach engagement session. I’m so excited to see how they are going to turn out!! It said two or so business days for the prints to arrive. So look out because I will be posting pictures of the difference in their color correction and mine, which should be interesting since most all of my photos have a vintage color shift to them!

Kristen & Zach engagement photos finished

I officially finished editing all of Kristen and Zach’s engagement photos Monday. Tuesday morning I burned the cd and took it to the post office. I’m so excited to them to get to see all of their engagement photos!

Here is one of my favorites from the morning session:
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Kristen and I had talked about everything that we wanted to do, and I had gotten a little frustrated with myself as a photographer that we didn’t get to get everything accomplished. However sometimes you can not control the weather. We had amazing backgrounds and a great vintage feel set up for our afternoon session. Mother Nature apparently had different plans for my photo shoot with them. In the morning there was fog, but not the cool for photographs low fog. Nope there was high, nothing but white sky fog. In the afternoon our light quickly faded. In the end I love how most of the photos turned out.

Kristen and Zach are really too cute for words. I talked before about Zach being super funny the whole time and he really had me laughing almost the whole session. They have this connection that you can clearly see. Every time I would set my camera down they would just be off in their own little world and do the cutest things. NOTE TO SELF: don’t put your camera down!! They are both goofballs in their own right, and when the two of them start getting silly there isn’t anything you can do not to laugh. What a fun couple!!

How silly is this, but I love it:

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Kristen, herself is such a beautiful girl( and I’m not just saying that because she’s family). She has this amazing bone structure and she just photographs so well. With that in mind, I sneaked in a mini-shoot of just her after our first e-session with both of them. I must say I love all the photos!!!

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Catawba Valley Holiday Market

On November 17, 2012 I will be at the Catawba Valley Holiday Market representing Catawba Rose Creations. I’m so excited for this event. Back in the summer I did another event that was similar to this one and had an okay turn out. Apparently Holiday Market is where a lot of the locals come out to start buying Christmas gifts, and I’m hoping that the day is a real success for Catawba Rose Creations. We have so many pieces that are truly one of a kind, that we’ve spent a lot of time and energy putting together.

I have been working on the photographs taken a while back that I had blogged about and getting ready to post them on Etsy, however today I e-mailed them to be put on the Facebook even page for Catawba Valley Holiday Market. If you are in the area on the 17th you should all come out, there are going to be wonderful items there and not just from Catawba Rose Creations!! I might just do alittle of my own Christmas shopping there!!


New layout

I’m trying a new layout for the blog. The other one was really cute and I liked it a lot with the vintage cameras. However I like the simply nature of this theme. I’m still trying to work out some of the kinks in it. So stay tune, things might be changing a lot around here!

Kristen + Zach engagement session

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of getting to photography one of my cousins and her fiance. They are getting married on June 15, 2013, where again I will have the pleasure of photographing their very special day. These two were such fun to photograph and we all spent the majority of the time laughing at Zach and his funny faces. I am still in the process of editing everything, however I wanted to share a photo from their session, as I have already given them a sneak peek on Facebook.

This is from our early morning session of the day. We had to split up our session because Zach had to go to work!

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Model Shelby

I had the pleasure of working with my first Model Mayhem model, Shelby. She was so much fun to work with and such a pleasure to be around. Of course knowing my style, it was more of a Vintage photo shoot. She really embodied what I was going for. In most vintage photographs the subjects are rarely looking at the camera. I love the feel of the unplanned photograph. Most of our photo shoot was in New Castle, Va. Shelby of course even at 10 am had to deal with a ton of people staring as they drove by and even comments from one man. However she never let it bother her and keep on going.

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As well we also did some head shots. Shelby has amazing bone structure and piercing eyes which made her images feel like she could see right though you. I look forward to working with her again in the future. We are planning a more modern/vintage fashion photo shoot real soon, so keep a look out for that coming!

For more images from our session together check out: Flickr: Model Shelby