Archive for January, 2013

So you’re feeling too fat to be photographed . . .

So You're Feeling Too Fat for Pictures? My Friend Teresa Photography Puts it All in Perspective.

Listen. I hear you. You’re a few pounds heavier than you like (or a 100lbs heavier than you like). I completely understand how you feel. I get that same blah feeling about myself when I think about booking new head shots or long overdue pictures of me and Justin. Precious, I even picked a career […]


{Senior} Merri V – Cary Academy Senior Portrait

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Meet Merri V Cary Academy Senior (Class of 2013) Dreamed of being a vet when she grew up – although being a “people doctor” was a close 2nd. A perfect night with friends would include a romantic comedy (tons of popcorn), and a sleepover with silly pictures and loud music “Mom” to Teddy, a gorgeous […]


{Senior} Orlin V – Cary Academy Senior Portraits

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Meet Orlin V: Cary Academy Senior (Class of 2013) Dreamed of being a spaceship designer for NASA when he was a kid A perfect night out with friends would totally include bowling/skating, hanging at someones house, and playing games Unofficial International ambassador – Bulgarian, born in Japan, lives in the US and travels abroad every […]


{Advice} Cary Academy Photography Camps!

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Read about 2014 Photograph Camp here. A few times a year I get the blissful opportunity to teach photography camp to middle school and high school students at Cary Academy.  Aside from actually shooting clients, teaching is my favorite thing about being a photographer.  It was a teacher at Cary Academy who first put a […]


{Senior} James S – Panther Creek Senior Portraits

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Meet James S Panther Creek Senior (Class of 2013) Dreamed of be a computer guy like his dad when he was a kid Guitarist for Less Than Neglect, a post-hardcore rock band Spends his free time mixing music, delivering pizzas, and hanging with friends Appalachian State tops his list for college next year Check him […]


{Senior} Marisa G – Cary Academy Senior Portraits

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Meet Marisa G: Cary Academy Senior (Class of 2013) Dreamed of being a doctor or a princess when she was a little kid A perfect night out with friends would totally include dinner out, midnight bowling, and/or hanging at someone’s house Spends her free time cooking, baking, fishing, and volunteering Emory, Stanford, Duke, and Vanderbilt […]


{Senior} Alex K – Cary Academy Senior Portraits

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Meet Alex K: Cary Academy Senior (Class of 2013) Dreamed of being a spy when he was a kid.  Pretend gadgets & secret missions included. Spends his free time with friends bowling, going to movies, or chilling by a bonfire If given 3 wishes, would total want something awesome like a pet Cheetah or a […]


{Senior} Meredith G – Cary Academy Senior Portraits

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Meet Meredith G: Cary Academy Senior (Class of 2013) As a kid she wanted to be an actress when she grew up…never missing a chance at school or camp to be on stage (usually as the lead). Loves going to gallery shows and walking around Downtown Raleigh. …Of course, hermitting up with a good movie […]


{Senior} Taylor B – Cary Academy Senior Portraits

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Meet Taylor B: Cary Academy Senior (Class of 2013) Dreamed of becoming a Vet when she grew up. Spends her free time volunteering with animal welfare organizations like the Coalition to Unchain Dogs Loves to watch movies, hang out with friends, and listen to music Wants to major in pre-vet or elementary education Misses her […]


{Senior} Alex V – Cary Academy Senior Portraits

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Meet Alex V: Cary Academy Senior (Class of 2013) Dreamed of being a short stop for the New York Yankees when he was a kid. Spends his free time working tech in the theater. Loves baseball, especially Yankees baseball (and has over 40 Yankees shirts to prove it!) Wants to major in criminology. Loves to […]


Why does my black & white picture look different than my photographer’s?

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A few times a year I offer Holiday mini sessions which are shorter in length than a regular session but include the option to receive a 3 or 4 digital files for download (often used for holiday cards).  Since I normally include several black and white portraits in addition to the color portraits this brings […]


From Broken Bones to Rolling Stone!

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So just to recap – this was how I started 2012 . . . I crashed.  I broke my leg and got some new titanium parts.  I learned to limp and then to walk.  I was surrounded with love.  I got home, did a lot of rehab, took a deep breath and got back to […]