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...
Celebrate Creativity Team Shoot Details

Celebrate Creativity Team Shoot Details

    Art is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. Our first full team shoot will be based around the appreciation of art. A make-up artist, Amanda Brinkley, and I will be doing full make-up for each of you for this shoot! You will need to come with a clean face, your hair done, nails done and dressed in your approved shoot outfit. There will be some downtime as we do make-up so plan to come ready to hang out and have a few snacks! Here are all the details: Please look over these details and get an idea of what outfit you plan to wear. Text me your idea so I can make sure we have a good mix. Then, when you have all the pieces, send me a pic! Celebrate Team Shoot #1 Date: Thursday, May 23, 2018 Time: 3pm (or as early as you can!) – Come dressed with your hair done! Where: SmART Gallery (210 N Queen Street, Kinston) Dinner: Pizza! I would love to take y’all for pizza at Sugar Hill after the shoot. I will hopefully get us to dinner by 7:30pm! What to wear??? Colors: burgundy, deep oranges, golden yellow, denim blues and turquoise. Patterns: florals and stripes Style: Bohemian Hipster (I may have made this up) Outfits options I’m looking for: Long sleeves, shorts and black tights Flowing skirts with vintage tees or regular t-shirt, knotted or tucked in Patterned wide-leg or skinny pants with...
Ice Cream & Community

Ice Cream & Community

2020 Style Team Meet & Greet!   The Details When: Tuesday, April 23 @ 7pm Where: Inside Scoop Ice Cream Shop (208 W. North St, Kinston) Wear: School T-shirt & jeans or leggings (any color is fine) If you don’t have a school shirt, just wear your school colors if possible. Make-up & Hair: Do what you would do on a normal day when you wear make-up   We will chat, eat ice cream & I will take a few pictures. Ice cream is on...
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...