Summer Sessions

We are headed east for a few days on vacation next week, but I have 2 slots available for sessions! I’m offering them at a reduced rate since it’s a little last minute.

$175 per session and you can pick the location! Book by clicking here!sunrise session beach

Want to see recent sessions at these locations? Check out Kristin & Johnathan’s engagement session, Cassie & John’s maternity session and the Riggs family session.sunrise session beachs

Family | Minzey

davidson family photographer   The Minzey family recently relocated to Davidson (to my neighborhood!) from Arizona and wanted to capture their sweet girl, Addison for her first birthday. To beat the heat, we met at sunrise for their session. Don’t you just love their bold clothing!? Colors photograph so well… no white and khakis here! davidson lkn family photographerdavidson family photographerMinzey-1056davidson family photography session beaver dam weddingMinzey-1001

Personal | A House Update

Well… in Thursday’s post I mentioned we were looking at two homes that night.  We really had no expectations for them, we’d seen no photos of either since one wasn’t actually for sale yet (being flipped by an investor) and the other was for sale by owner (with just a sign in the yard, no online listing anywhere). We arrived at the FSBO house first and met the owner with our agent. He mentioned the house had been built by his wife’s parents who were deceased and it had served as a rental since 2003. The renters had torn the place up and he had done a lot of repairs. We were nervous to walk in and see what his version of “repair” meant.

We walked on the back patio and through the door into the kitchen… to find brand new stainless steel appliances and granite counters! We were pretty shocked, his version of “repair” was actually good! The finishes aren’t necessarily what we would pick, but they are perfectly fine. (we plan to paint the cabinets) Also in the kitchen is a sitting area with a fireplace, which is back-to-back with the fireplace in the living room. He said we can make it a see-thru fireplace since they connect.  He showed us the lovely pink & blue tile baths (1.5), the bedrooms (just 2) and then back around to the living room, dining and garage. We then walked out to the outbuilding that had served as the renters office and man cave…. Jeremy’s eyes sparkled. He envisioned a giant flat screen, sofas and a bar.

After the tour with the owner, we did our own quick walk thru with our agent and were 99% sold… but felt obligated to see the house being flipped since we had made the appointment. We shook the owners hand, thanked him and rode just up the street to the other house. Instantly we were not too impressed. We expected to be told what the finishes would be, and the owner didn’t really seem to have a plan. Some of the rooms could have been thought through more, and the living area on the main floor was tiny. We hopped back in the car and went home to discuss an offer on the FSBO house, came to a number and called our agent. The next day after a lot of patience, sweat, and pacing it was submitted….. and countered. We accepted their counter offer on Friday night and could not be happier!!!

Here are the few photos I quickly took before we left our tour on Thursday night. I hope to take better ones when we go back for the inspection….. which cross your fingers that goes well… you never know what will come up with a 55 year old home!IMG_7164 Garage that will be the master… Jeremy is standing in the entry to what will be the master closet. garagebath living kitchen sitting roomOur plan…..

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