Family | Wardrobe

I love to piece together ideas for family shoots, I shared one a few weeks ago and thought I would do another one. Perhaps it will give some ideas to those of you planning to take advantage of our mini sessions :-)

So many times we think orange, brown, ivory, etc. when it comes to fall wardrobes…. that’s not a must! Think about the colors that might go with the scene. This look would be awesome on an empty beach in the fall. I still have some mini sessions available at Ft. Fisher on November 1st!

fall nautical family wardrobe

Mom (all Talbots & on sale): Sweater (on major sale, I just bought it and LOVE it), shoes, shirt, pants

Dad (all Vineyard Vines): Sweater, Pants, Shirt

Girls: All Janie & Jack

Boys: Vineyard Vines shirt & pants, Janie & Jack shoes

Portraits | Fall Mini Sessions!

This year I’ve decided to offer fall mini sessions again, and I’m releasing the dates early! I’m only offering 4 slots in each town, so get yours booked! charlotte beach fall mini sessions

Raleigh: October 26

Ft. Fisher: November 1

Charlotte: November 9


The session is $150 and can be used for families (up to 5 people), engagements, kids, maternity or bridals! The session will be 20 minutes long and includes a gallery of images & 1 digital download of your choice. Additional downloads, prints, etc. may also be purchased.


(scroll down & click “mini session”)


Beach House | Summer #2

We’ve officially been in the house over a year! It seems like yesterday we were near death moving the fridge up the stairs…. There’s been lots of updates since then, but I thought I’d catch them all up here….

*Yes, we are still renting the house*

PS: Ignore the foul stitching of these images, some of them are a little wonky after stitching multiple images together!

We’ve been holding out on purchasing a sofa for the loft since its not a space we use a lot. We found one we liked in April and ordered it, it was delivered in May and we still love it!loft

Another item we held out purchasing were barstools. We kept thinking we would purchase something directors-chair-esque, but when these stumbled across my computer, I was sold! I’m part of a Facebook group called Re-Lilly, where you can buy & sell new or used Lilly Pulitzer items. The page administrator got wind that the Lilly Pulitzer Home line manufacturer was going under, and all the remaining inventory was being sent to the Charlotte Re-Store! This included their bar-stools! I snatched them up at about a 75% discount. They also came in white, and while that would normally be my go-to, I decided to add a little sunshine to the kitchen instead. kitchenkitchenkitchenkitchen with yellow stools

After a year of waiting, Jeremy finally got my tv hung over the tub in the master bath. There’s been lots of bubbly soaking-wine drinking-HGTV-watching going on since! (note the wall still needs patching… grr!)master bathroom sideboard buffet vanity

A chandelier debocle landed us with this one from World Market (no longer online). The wiring is a little funky, so we need to fix it and shorten the chain (you can’t see in the photo here, but we have it hooked up) – but it’s a vast improvement over the light-bulb hanging out of the ceiling (which we still have in the guest room….)  booth

I finally finished the “curtains” for the loft beds (they’re actually thin blankets from Ikea…. same as the ones on the bed) and got them up (although Jeremy didn’t secure the rods to the brackets and they came crashing down this past weekend…. add that to the to-do list!) We also still need to add the handles to the bed beds

A few more…

I want to find prints to hang above the bed, and I have these sconces picked out to hang above the nightstands.master bedroom

The mirror needs to be hung in the guest bath… but that involves moving the light higher…. boothguest bath