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Family Photography - Greenville NC - The Kwon Family

When I photograph friends I grew up with, it's kind of surreal to know we actually are adults with children.  I mean as kids, all we wanted to do was to grow up. To make our own choices, live our own lives, drive are own cars, have our own families, and as I look around I realize we made it!! And the coolest part of it all, is to see that we are making right choices (well most of us..haha)!! We are fully functional adults, that have homes and cars, husbands and kids, and lots of memories to help us remember the good ole' days!!

Corey is one of those friends. I remember one day years ago at her house at the sound, her mom trying to convince me to try okra.  I didn't even know what okra was and if you asked me I was sure with just one bite it could kill me.  I remember us going to Bush Gardens with my family and Corey swearing my dad's car talked to her, or dressing up for prom (which by the way was a big deal for those of us who weren't a big fan of dresses), and heading off to college to cheer on our Pirates.  Corey is one of those friends that I never doubted would end up as a fully functional adult.  Even as kids, she always knew the right thing to say and when to say it.  Years later I know I can still call Corey and laugh about old memories and know we'll always be able to create new ones!! 

Corey, I know this post is a long time a coming but you really are a special friend, you always have been and I'm sure you always will be!! 

Aaron & Lauren - Greenville NC

So I've known this family for some time and simply they are plain and simple good folk!! Thinking back I'm not even really sure how I met them but somehow I did and I can honestly say I am better for it.  So when I was looking for a couple to model for me while doing a mentor session with another photographer, I knew they would be a perfect fit.  I needed a couple that would be comfortable in front of the camera and who could love loving on each other and boy could they ever.  All I can say is, God said it was a good thing for a man and woman to be married and they are living examples!!  Just kidding, well not really...haha!!

So here they are, the cutest most lovable couple ever!!

Family Photography - Greenville NC - Mimi

There's certain things about each shoot that stand out and this session was no different.  The day of our shoot, I walked up and  I was IN LOVE!! In love with the colors Mimi had chose!  Like the "fluttering of your heart" kind of love when you see "the one"  The colors were perfect!! They weren't so matchy, matchy and they weren't unmatchy for lack of better terms. They were...PERFECT!!! 

But the greatness of the shoot didn't just stop with the clothes, these guys were funny!! They had me laughing so hard, I had to hold my breathe at times so my camera wasn't shaking from laughter.  Now that's a fun session!! If you don't believe me, then check out these great colors and beautiful smiles!

Mary & Bret - Greenville NC

I was so touched by Mary's original email I couldn't wait to meet her!! She had recently been diagnosed with cancer and she wanted to do a session before she lost her hair.  But when I read her email, there wasn't a sadness in her tone at all.  She wasn't using this as a sad moment but a chance to document her journey and remember this point in her life.  And months later through treatment, trials, and hair loss her strength and determination are still there.  This is just a portion of her last message to me after she explained her new course of treatment and her hopes to be done by the holidays....

"I'm hoping to start focusing on running after Jan and am planning to run a half marathon next June, a full marathon by next Nov and want to do an ultra marathon either 31 or 50 miles next year too."

WHAT???? Mary you are my HERO!!! Not just for battling cancer but for having the determination to live life and not let cancer stand in your way!! So many people are affected by the trials of life and they simply quit living!!  I can't tell you how happy I am to have met you and call you a friend!!  You are an inspiration to me and I'm sure so many!!  I can't wait for you to cross that finish line and I know you will!!

But before I post a few of my favs from our session, I also have to brag on her mad skills at making scarves!! For those of you who know me you know i love me some scarves!!! Well on her photo shoot, Mary was wearing one.  When I commented on it, she told me she made it.  A few weeks later I opened the mailbox to be surprised by a handmade scarf made by Mary just for me.  I really have the best clients in the world!! Every time I wear my scarf, I will remember Mary's strength & courage & I will be reminded to pray for my beautiful friend Mary!!

Indian Wedding - Greenville NC - Reshma & Satish

I had the honor and privilege of capturing my very first Indian wedding back in February. I have always been intrigued by the amazing colors that are present in these ceremonies.  This particular ceremony was attended by the immediate family only, so I was able to capture the intimacy of a small group setting as well as the amazing traditions of their culture.

Reshma and Satish, thanks for inviting me to be apart of your day and capturing your memories!! Your wedding was beautiful and I couldn't be more happy to be a part of it!!

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