New Bern Downtown and Waterfront Senior Shoot

New Bern Downtown and Waterfront Senior Shoot

Just looking at Drew, you can tell she seeks to bring joy to life. Her family went through a really hard time this year after her home was flooded during a hurricane. She moved to Kinston for the school year while her house was renovated and intentionally became part of our community. She joined Junior Leadership and volunteered her time to serve in our county even though it was not home to her. Drew has an enthusiasm that is contagious and she brought that to my Senior Style Team this year. It was a joy to capture her for her senior portraits in New Bern. We explored little nooks and crannies downtown and then ventured to the waterfront where renovations and reconstruction is still underway. It is a special place to her and always will be. But I am glad she has come to love Kinston as a second home, too. Thank you Jennifer and Drew for inviting me into this special year. It was a pleasure getting to know y’all! I am thankful for our...
Cap and Gown Shoot // Kinston Senior Portraits

Cap and Gown Shoot // Kinston Senior Portraits

CONGRATULATIONS to my 2019 Senior Style Team members, who are all about to turn the tassel! I have loved spending this year with them. Every year, each group of seniors surprises mte with how amazing they are. This year, these gals encouraged me and lifted me up. They were real with me. They helped me better understand who they are – what they hoped for in life and valued in good friends. They helped me serve my clients better. We made some amazing images and had so many laughs and fun times. I am so sad to send them off, but so excited for the adventures that await them. Class of 2019 – go do amazing things. Be bold and never stop exploring the truths, beauty and goodness that lay before you. I love each of you and hold you in my prayers as you go out in to the...
Town and Country Senior Shoot // Kinston Senior Portraits

Town and Country Senior Shoot // Kinston Senior Portraits

Ashlyn // Class of 2019 Ashlyn is sweet and dedicated. She is one of my 2019 Style Team members, so I’ve gotten to work with her for over a year! One of the first things I learned about her is that she is at dance 6 days a week! She fell in love with dance after going to her first competition and never looked back. She drives back and forth to Durham weekly to be part of the OM Grown Dancers family. I love how passionate she is about dance while still maintainsing her laid-back attitude about life. We tried to capture a little bit of that at her senior shoot in downtown Kinston and then out in the country. I’m so excited to see her blossom and grow as she continues to pursue her dance career. Ashlyn & Jennifer, I have loved working with y’all this year and getting to know Ashlyn on the style team! Thank you so much for sharing this year with...
Artsy and Woodsy Senior Team Shoots in North Carolina

Artsy and Woodsy Senior Team Shoots in North Carolina

2019 Senior Style Team Shoots As pollen drifts through the air and the streets run yellow, flowers are bursting from the ground, shrubs and tree branches. It is such a great time to be outside – not too hot yet! So get out there and explore. Our 2019 Senior Style Team was “Go Explore!” We got out in nature and also explored the   beautifully creative murals and artwork throughout...
Creative Downtown & Farm Senior Portraits

Creative Downtown & Farm Senior Portraits

// Cailyn // Class of 2019 “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” – Audrey Hepburn This girl lives out that quote. Cailyn is the kind of girl who will link arms with her friends and speak words of encouragement to them. She is slow to speak and quick to listen and her words are soft and sweet. She also has the ability to stand up in front of an audience of 100’s (and more) and sing her heart out. Right now, she is probably finishing up her final performance of her high school play, Little Mermaid. You guessed it, she is Ariel. She shares many traits with her character. She loves deeply and is not afraid to go after her dreams. I cannot wait to see where this girl goes after swimming outside our little hometown pond. After all, “Flipping your fins, you don’t get to far. Legs are required for jumpin’, dancin’, strollin’ along down a (What’s that word again?) street…”       Cailyn, thank you so much for being on my senior style team! I’ve loved getting to know you! You are so encouraging and thoughtful. I appreciate the time that you’ve spent on everything with me this year among the busyness of life! I know you are going to thrive in the coming years! Enjoy your next...
// Whitlee // Kinston Field and Downtown Portraits

// Whitlee // Kinston Field and Downtown Portraits

Lemme tell you a little story about this beautiful girl. I’ve known Whitlee for a long time… and yet somehow… I still thought she was a senior last year! Basically what had happened wuz… she hung out with a bunch of girls from the class of 2018. Needless to say, I was a little hurt when she didn’t apply for my team… and all of them did. I was like, “who is she working with???!!!” Then, when the applications for the class of 2019 Style Team started rolling in last March, I saw her application! I literally said out loud, “OHHHHH!” And I have gotten to hang out with this jewel since last March! One thing about her that shines through is her loyalty to her friends. I’ve loved watching her overcome the sadness of losing her besties to college last year and pouring in to the friends she still had around her. Whitlee often bridges the gap between people. She is welcoming to others, because she knows what it is like to be welcomed.  Her killer smile and her stunning blue eyes only help those around her feel loved and encouraged. She has been such a stellar member of my 2019 team and now she’s ready to join her Wolfpack! #ncstateclassof2023 If you’d like to be considered for the LCP Style Team, please head over to the Style Team page to apply!       Whit, you are amazing, girl! I cannot wait to see the impact you make at State! I’ve loved getting to know you and your sweet mama this year! Keep in...