Hannah’s Senior Portraits // Class of 2019

Hannah’s Senior Portraits // Class of 2019

Hannah is who she is and she’s not afraid of that. And she will be the one to tell her friend she has something in her teeth, probably in front of everyone. Hannah speaks her mind and keeps everyone around her on their toes and in stitches (that means “keeps them laughing” for all you non-southerners). Whether it’s her dry humor or blunt comments, she brings humor to otherwise awkward situations. I love it! She makes things more fun and keeps things real. There’s nothing fake about this girl. She also knows what she loves and makes it happen, like making sure to have sunflowers at her session when they are no longer in season. The pops of color and stars in her outfits perfectly symbolize her bold and sure attitude about life. I cannot wait to see what adventures await her. Hannah is a member of the 2019 Senior Style Team and I LOVE working with her. She adds a little bit of drama and flair to the dynamic of our group and team shoots. I am so thankful she is part of the team! Hannah & Denise! It has been such a pleasure getting to know you. I hope you cherish these images! Thank you so much for inviting me into your...
Senior Style Team Photo Shoots // Class of 2019

Senior Style Team Photo Shoots // Class of 2019

Introducing the Class of 2019!! Meet our Senior Style Team for this year’s senior class. Life is an adventure, so… GO EXPLORE! That’s what we are all about this year. Don’t just survive your day to day existence. Look for the adventures that surround us. For this photo shoot, we looked at the wilderness within our own town. We are fortunate to have so many amazing serene natural landscapes around us. Lots of farms, woods, fields and water. We had such a great, but windy day! We pretended to be wilderness girls… with a little style. We found lots of fire ants, some goats, poison ivy and an old boat. Oh, and some new friendships. Check back for personal introductions! Thank you, girls! You all are amazing! I can’t wait to keep working with y’all this year. Stay safe in this storm! Make-up: Ashley Holloman & Dana...
Cameron’s Senior Portraits // APA 2018

Cameron’s Senior Portraits // APA 2018

Here’s a little tidbit about me. I started out as a newspaper photographer, and covered a TON of sports. Even though that’s not really what I wanted to do, I saw the stories in it, and y’all know I love stories. The action shots of the game and the passion behind why people play speak volumes. Cameron may not have had an opponent that day (his only challenge was not hitting my camera with his aces), but his focus and concentration are always there on the court & the field. It was perfect that we started the portraits out there, where he is most at home, and then headed downtown to get a little outside his comfort zone. Here’s a secret, sessions with high school guys… are a challenge I love. I love seeing them transform from stiff to at ease in front of the lens. I love to bring out the Abercrombie model in these guys who claim “they don’t like pictures” or the ones who are there for their moms. Cameron was definitely there for his mom – he’s not the kind of guy who posts selfies. He completely surprised me, though! He was up for anything. He was patient and had great ideas. He even did a jumping shot (which always end up as a favorite.) He also can do a “fake laugh” like a champ. Cameron, Jimi & Mark, I had such a fun time with y’all that day! Graduation is just a few short days away – can you believe it? Thank y’all so much for trusting me to capture this pinnacle time in...
Megan’s Rad Senior Shoot in Kinston

Megan’s Rad Senior Shoot in Kinston

One thing I love about Kinston is how many types of locations I can find for senior portraits. You want a farm, easy. Forest, field, river – check! Then there’s downtown – it is the most versatile of all. Old wooden doors give a rustic feel while modern art, murals, brick, windows & staircases give a cool urban vibe. Depending where you want to venture, there are 100’s of options. Megan wanted both farm and city, and I love how unique her senior shoot turned out. It was definitely the giant grasshoppers that brought out her true personality though ­čÖé No, but really, she was much more at home in skinnies and a tee. If I had to sum her up in our time together, I’d say she’s a super smart rocker chick, and I think she’s ready to kiss high school good-bye. Megan, I had a blast with you that day! I wish you the best in all you do and can’t wait to follow along on your...
Caleb // Class of 2018 Senior Portraits

Caleb // Class of 2018 Senior Portraits

Caleb is one of the most encouraging people I know. He is super talented on stage and at the same time is quick to speak to the talent of others. He is constantly building up others and has a great outlook about life. It was a tremendous blessing to work with him this year. His love and desire to serve others is so evident in the way he treats those around him, including the kids he pours into at church. Annette & Caleb, I am so grateful that I got to know y’all a little better this year. Caleb was a tremendous blessing to me and his kind words & support helped build me up when I was having doubts. I cannot wait to see what God’s got in store for him in the next 4...
SST Spotlight: Taryn // Class of 2018

SST Spotlight: Taryn // Class of 2018

Meet the┬áSenior Style Team┬ámembers for the Class of 2018! This beautiful gal is like a ray of sunshine! She is always smiling – and look at that SMILE!! And she has an excitement about life that is contagious. She also is disciplined and a hard worker, which is evident whenever you see her dance. She is confident and natural in front of the camera and on stage! Don’t these pictures just make you happy? They make me happy, except for the fact that she will be leaving me in the Fall. I’m sure she is going to do amazing things in the coming years, and I can’t wait to watch her shine! See more details here:┬áSenior Style Team It has been such a pleasure working with you, Taryn & Jan! ┬áI hope that you treasure these pictures and Taryn goes off on all her adventures! Taryn is a...