About the Senior The Prevatte family came out on a cold blustery beach this weekend for Noah’s senior portraits. He took on the wind and the chilly temperature and didn’t let it hold him back. Noah graduates with honors this year in the top 10 of his graduating class! Congratulations, Noah! He joins his sister […]

Beaches, Families, Seniors

April 12, 2022

A Blustery Senior Beach Portraits

This past weekend this little fella had a Grandparent Photo Session at Caswell Beach, North Carolina. His beautiful mom got both her parents and her in-laws to meet up for a special extended family session. And to my joy, the sunset cast a beautiful golden glow into our images as it sunk on the western […]

Beaches, Families, Locations

April 9, 2022

Grandparent Photo Session at the Beach

Saturday evening I met up with the Podolinsky family in the Forest Hills neighborhood full of dogwoods and azaleas in Wilmington, North Carolina. The azaleas and dogwoods adorned the lawns, the fences, and sidewalks throughout this quiet beautiful neighborhood. I asked them to meet me at the corner of Colonial Drive and Guilford Avenue because […]

Families, Locations

April 6, 2022

Dogwoods and Azaleas in Wilmington for a Sidewalk Session

Preparing for family session photography should consider things like desired purpose of the images, wardrobe, location, and time of day.

Families, Session Planning

March 25, 2022

Family Session Photography

Last week on Caswell we had the most beautiful warm weather give us a spring teaser. So I was so happy to capture this early sunset portrait on the beach for the year 2022. Caswell Beach, North Carolina, sits at the eastern end of Oak Island at the mouth of the Cape Fear River. Bald […]

Beaches, Locations

March 11, 2022

Caswell Beach NC Sunset Family Portraits

A family poses together for a photo in front of the oldest building standing at the Historic Oak View County Park in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Families, Locations

March 10, 2022

Historic Oak View County Park Photography

As I looked at my calendar today, I had the sudden realization that I only have 5 precious days of free parking on Wrightsville Beach left before March arrives. YIKES. Oh the lovely days of casual stress free visits are slipping past fast! Then again, I am looking forward to the warmer spring sunshine that […]

Beaches, Locations

February 24, 2022

Dreaming about Free Parking on Wrightsville Beach

Public Beach Access #2 at Wrightsville Beach has Parking

Family outdoor photo session at Fred Fletcher Park in Raleigh NC with a bit of snow on the ground in January.

Families, Locations

January 28, 2022

Outdoor Family Photo Session in Raleigh

Need a family friendly convenient location for your family with young children for your portrait session in the Wilmington NC area? The New Hanover County Arboretum offers both photographers and families a visit worth the going! You will find blooms in every season, pathways, kid friendly grounds, facilities, and a gift shop for rewards after the photo session.

Children, Locations

January 18, 2022

Arboretum in Wilmington NC Photo Session

I enjoy the age of kids where they have not yet become self-conscious in front of a camera. They talk, they play, and they express themselves in wonderful fun ways. Laughter comes more easily and natural. Sometimes a small prompt can go a long way with a zillion happy expressions and actions to follow.


January 12, 2022

Smiles in Children in Photo Sessions

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