• Holiday Family Sessions

  • There is no way it's November already. I forbid it. OK, so it actually is November. Even if I am still pretending it's October, it's time to schedule yourself¬† a session if you would like to gift photos or send photo Christmas cards. I am slap full-up on Saturdays and Sundays until December, but th[...]
  • Col. Parker | Hickory Portrait Photographer

  • I got the text in the car on the way home from a fabulous family vacation (in which I only took out my camera once -- sometimes you have to just be in the moment and not try to capture it). Don't worry. I wasn't driving. :) The text was from Brad, the owner of Carrington Court -- a quite fabulous c[...]
  • My Love | Head Shot Photographer

  • My love needed a new head shot. Well, he's needed one for about 15 years, but he finally sat is butt down in front of my lens (for about 5 minutes -- no pressure). So, after a rather taxing morning of trying desperately to get a precious little 4-day old bundle of new-smelling joy to sleep for ph[...]
  • Grant CREWS | Hickory Graphic Designer

  • I've been working with my pal, Mandy, over at Grant CREWS for a while now. We set her up a new website and have been managing her email blasts and print materials as well as a few other marketing items. She's got a great service that she offers to non-profits and artists (well, anyone that wants [...]
  • Les Miserables | Hickory Theatre Photographer

  • If you have looked at any of my more recent blog posts or if you are my facebook friend, you know -- I was Fantine in the Hickory Community Theatre's Les Miserables in May. During the rehearsal period I was asked to shoot our little Cosette in the same manner as the movie poster Cosette and I did. Y[...]
  • Growing Up | Child Photography

  • If you look above, that first photo was capture September 29, 2011. Tiny little Baby E was just days old. Her daddy came home during his lunch break to see how things were going. After checking out the set-up and poses, he disappeared out the back door. When he came back in, he had that precious lit[...]
  • YMCA | Hickory Commercial Photography

  • At least one, sometimes twice a year, I go to each of the Catawba Valley YMCA branches and update photos for them. They like to use their own people in marketing, but that means we need shots of people on a white background (that's the Y's thing -- the white background). Here's a few of the lates[...]
  • Class of 2014 | Lillian

  • A few years ago I captured Miss Lillian's sister when she was a senior. This year it's her turn! Lillian is headed off to be a Georgia Bulldog and I know her mom couldn't be prouder. She's had a jam packed summer so far. Frankly, I'm completely jealous of all of her fun facebook posts! Best of[...]
  • The Cosette Cheer

  • The two Cosettes got together and created an anti-Eponine "cheer". I wish I had the Eponines' reply cheer, but alas, I do not. I do, however, think it's funny that we happened to film this while Eponine was onstage singing her heart out about how Marius will never love her.
  • Les Miserables | Attack on the Rue Plumet

  • The way the green room at the Hickory Community Theatre is positioned, you can hear the drums quite loudly in songs where they are played. In Les Miz, there weren't too many drum-heavy numbers, but one in particular created great fun for the off-stage cast. The song that is titled Attack on the R[...]
  • Les Miz | Las Show Shenanigans

  • Sometimes on the last performance of a show, people engage in shenanigans. Most actors are professional enough to keep the shenanigans to a minimum or to at least engage in off-stage tomfoolery. And of course it had to happen with such an epic show as Les Miz. Near the end of Act I the boys al[...]
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