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Another session from my “Senior Minis” at East Carolina University this spring is Christina!  She has been a member of the ECU Dance Team for the past 4 years, which spends a lot of time in the fall with the ECU Marching Pirates (marching band) performing at all of the football games.  I have had the opportunity to take pictures of her for all these years as a staff member of the athletic bands, and was just tickled when she asked me to take her senior pictures!  She is beautiful inside and out, and it has been so fun to know her… it doesn’t feel like 4 years has flown by so quickly!

Christina has that personality where I’m sure she’s all-out with her friends, but she seemed so quiet for a while when she was with the dance team… aaand then that changed!  She’s quiet, seemingly shy, and then -BAM!-  She starts photobombing everyone!!  That may be another post for another day, but this girl is completely hilarious and I will miss her and her shenanigans next fall!  Thanks, Christina, for lots of laughs over the years, and CONGRATULATIONS on graduating!

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I have had the pleasure of knowing and having the opportunity of photographing Megan over the last 4 years.  She was in the ECU Marching Pirates Colorguard, where I met her as a freshman in front of my camera – and she then became a brother of the band service fraternity that I am a member of as well.  She is such a fascinating gal and seriously talented!  She also was a huge help to me several months ago when she modeled some apparel for one of my product photography clients, and she completely rocked it.  She has such a keen sense of fashion and style, and how could she not? – She’s an ART major!  Such a fun, happy, optimistic girl with so many exciting adventures waiting for her.

Thank you, Megan, for allowing me to “send you off” in the best way I know how!  I can’t wait to see you again soon, and with that new sassy haircut you got since we took these pictures together!  Have the best summer ever, and enjoy being back home in Charlotte!

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Jordan & Amanda were the winners of this year’s wedding photography giveaway!  I was so excited to finally get to meet them last month for their engagement session.  Meeting them was great – They have both been so easy to talk with for the past several months, and I can see why.  These two are some of the sweetest lovebirds I have ever met!  The way that Jordan looks at Amanda is heartwarming…. He obviously cares so deeply for her, and it’s clear that they are best friends.  Amanda is a sweetheart and she loves her Jordan.  “Sweet” is the best I can describe them together, and I think that sums them up to a tee.

I cannot wait until their wedding this fall!  A rustic, country wedding is just the ticket for these two, and if it’s anything like they’ve described to me so far, it is sure to be beautiful, romantic, and a blast to be a part of!

Thank you Jordan & Amanda for allowing me to share in some of your sweetest moments this year.  Looking forward to more!

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Engagement Session Pictures taken at Umstead Park in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Well, it’s that time again!  Spring is one of my favorite times of the year – it’s sunny, warm, the flowers are blooming, and… it’s Graduation Season!  I remember when I graduated from East Carolina University – I was so full of ideas and ready to show the world what I was capable of, but still so unsure of what I would be doing with “life outside of school”.  Luckily, things fell into place (as they tend to do) and I am so happy with where life has led me.

One thing is for sure though – With the school year wrapping up, there’s always a fresh batch of seniors getting ready to graduate, and it’s a bittersweet time for me.  As the ECU Marching Pirates photographer, I grow to love these students year after year, and it’s harder for me every year knowing the sweet faces that are graduating.  Chances are, with the majority, I won’t ever see these students again except for their occasional appearances at football games down the road or if they pop up on Facebook.  That goes the same for many of their friends and classmates that won’t get to see much of them anymore, as most students graduate and move away from Greenville.  Even still, many get jobs right after graduation (or go on their ‘big adventure’) and don’t return “home” to where their family is.  It is certainly a season of change, and with so much uncertainty, change, romance, adventure, etc, time flies by QUICKLY!

So to help you embrace the change (and help your mother do the same), I love offering Senior Sessions to college students.  Now, a lot of people think that Senior Sessions or Grad Sessions are just for High Schoolers…  Not the case!  Yes, High School is a crazy exciting and important time in your life, but you know what?  So is college.  People really change when they go to college – they find themselves, their passion or calling, they make the best friends of their life from all over the country and world (not just the neighbors from down the road), and they’re often making a huge transition not from one school to another (with some increased freedom), but from school to the REAL WORLD.  It’s a time of lasts – your last time as a carefree student, your last time living with roommates, last time running “Barefoot on the Mall” through campus or playing capture the flag …. for some, it’s one of the last opportunities you have to be silly and maybe a little juvenile, because we all end up growing up with responsibilities after school ends.  (Okay, now I’m crying!)  🙂

So help yourself, your mother, and your friends reminisce on your time at ECU.  Nearly everyone I know that has been a Pirate is a Pirate for Life.  I’ve never seen or experienced so much passion and pride for a school, and it’s amazing!  Put on your Purple and Gold, wear your cap and gown, run around campus with me for a fun-filled and exciting photo session to capture some of your last moments on campus.  Get your friends together for a “farewell/see you later” session before you part ways.  These are times you’ll look back on with a happy heart and fond memories.  Make them last forever!

Time slots are booking up FAST and I want you to have an opportunity to get in on the fun!  Message me through the contact link here on the site to reserve your spot soon for sessions this Sunday, April 27th!

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  • Sebrina Stacy - Hi Amanda. My daughter is graduating from ECU in 10 days!! Yay!! I was considering doing a little mini shoot for her in her cap and gown. Do you have anything open this weekend? What is the cost of your mini shoots and what does that price include?ReplyCancel

Clothing is so much fun for me to photograph.  It has pushed me out of my comfort zone many times with learning how to be more creative and inspiring, and leaves me to take extra care in making sure that everything is perfect.

When I photograph couples, it is different – the main part is that they engage with each other!  I can tell a couple “walk that way”, “hold hands”, “give each other a smooch!”, etc.  They can laugh and giggle with each other and have fun without knowing I am there at times.

With product photography models, it is TOTALLY different!  And I’ll tell you this – it can be completely awkward at times.  I am so focused on taking pictures of their legs, their wrists, the shirt they’re wearing, and I forget to talk to them.  Oops!  😉  So I have learned the importance of building the relationship with the girls I work with and – of course – having fun.  I have to be mindful that, as opposed to a portrait session where I want them to have my subject engage with me or pose at times, the focus is less on the person and more on the product.  Hair, makeup, and styling are all so critical!

I had the pleasure of doing a ton of photography in 2013 for Allie, of CoziBear Boutique.  Her shop and offering has grown SO MUCH in the past year, and I am so proud of where she is today!  I am honored to have had the opportunity to work with her products… it is always so much fun!

Here is the first shoot I did for her a year ago, with models Lindsay H. and little Gracie P.!

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  • Allie - Thank you so much for posting about this! You’re photography has helped my business grow tremendously this past year! I definitely would not have gotten this far without your amazing photos!!

    I look forward to working with you again in the future!

    <3 AllieReplyCancel

  • David Lara - Great product shots…sometimes it’s easy to put everything on a white backdrop, but the outdoor environment truly helps set the scene for the legwarmers. Nicely styled and captured!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Awesome shots! I honestly love them and want to buy them and really it’s the shots that make me feel sure that they’re not only just cute but they look awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Sweet Southern Exposures - You did a great job! Your images look like they are right out of a magazine!ReplyCancel

  • Jaime Gilliam | Graceful Wedding Management - Those are super-cute leg warmers! I especially like them styled with the boots.ReplyCancel

  • Jaime Denz - how cute!!!ReplyCancel

  • Alina Thomas - Love the leg warmers! Beautiful colors too!ReplyCancel

  • UrÅ¡ka Majer - Love this product shots!ReplyCancel

  • Whitney S - Love these!! Almost makes me wish it was fall, so I could wear a pair with my boots 🙂ReplyCancel

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