mini-session | the holzwarth family | aachen family photographer

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During our time in Germany, I had the pleasure of photographing a few mini-sessions for some fellow expat families. Not only did it allow me to keep my photography skills fresh, but I met some of the loveliest souls in doing so. We lived so close to this beautiful park, and I lugged my gear across on a sunny morning to capture the Holzwarths.

Much like us, they moved to Aachen with their two kids for a job opportunity. Devon is not only an amazing mother, but she is also a talented artist, with a focus in children's illustration. Check out her work here.

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My favorite way to photograph families is to just let them interact naturally and allow kids to be kids. The results are fewer tears and grumpy faces and more beautiful moments like these...

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Dad had some rad kid-tossing skills!

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I always like to sneak a photo or two of just mom and dad into each session. They were, after all, the originals :)

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See more children and family images here. We're no longer in Aachen, but if you'd like to schedule a family photo session in North Carolina, contact us today!

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high point furniture market | high point photographer | furniture market photographer

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The High Point Furniture Market just wrapped up this past weekend, and I was thrilled to once again be a part of all the excitement. After a nearly two year hiatus due to our time abroad, it was great to warm back up to event photography with something fun and low-key. For those who aren't familiar with the furniture world, Market is a time when the otherwise quiet and calm little city we call home turns into a bustling metropolis of furniture makers, buyers, designers, and magazine editors. There are parties and events galore and don't you dare actually drive and park your car in downtown High Point (I've learned that lesson the hard way).

This year, I was approached by Karastan, a division of Mohawk, to photograph a tour and 90-year anniversary event they were hosting as a sponsor of the Design Bloggers Tour. The showroom featured a Roaring 20's theme as a nod to this special anniversary.

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For a complete list of the design bloggers, pictured above, included on this year's tour by Esteem Media, see the links at the end of this post. The attendees were greeted with swag bags including the following Karastan branded materials.

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A cocktail reception followed the tour, including indulgences from local favorites including Maxie B's and Josephine's Catering in nearby Greensboro, and I can't go without mentioning the beautiful florals by the always fabulous Just Priceless.

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Members of the Spring 2018 Design Bloggers Tours were as follows: Monica Benavidez of MonicaWantsIt.com, Courtney of FrenchCountryCottage.net, Heather French of FrenchandFrenchInteriors.com, Cindy Hattersley of CindyHattersleyDesign.com, Joanna Hawley of Jojotastic.com, Kyla Herbes of HouseOfHipsters.com, Mary Ann Picket of ClassicCasualHome.com, Ivonne Ronderos of Dkorinteriors.com, Danny Russo of DannyRusso.com, and Claire Staszak of CenteredByDesign.com.

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married | alise and adam | winston-salem wedding photographer

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Alise and Adam hold a special place in my heart for a couple of reasons: 1. they were referred to me by one of my all-time favorite couples, Erin and Aaron, and 2. they were my very last wedding before my extended maternity leave that I've just returned from over two years (!!) later. At the time I photographed their wedding, I was only a few short weeks away from meeting my little guy, but Alise and Adam made the swollen ankles and limited endurance of shooting a wedding at 8+ months pregnant all worth it.

These two are so absolutely full of life and love. They couldn't keep from smiling at each other all day long (the BEST reaction for two people getting married to have), and their celebration with friends and family was just purely joyous. Their wedding took place in downtown Winston-Salem, where they live and work, so I met up with Alise and her girls first at the Embassy Suites where they were getting ready...

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At this point, it should be a surprise to no one how much I adore a first look. These two were just giddy with the excitement of seeing one another.

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Ceremony Venue :: First Presbyterian Church, Winston-Salem, NC
Reception Venue :: Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC
Hotel :: Embassy Suites, Winston-Salem, NC
Hair + Makeup :: Halo Salon and Spa
Flowers :: Imagine Flowers
Caterer :: Five Loaves Catering
Band :: Empty Pocket
Dress Shop :: David's Bridal
Bridesmaids :: Christopher's Formal Wear by Mori Lee
Menswear :: Men's Wearhouse by Vera Wang
Stationer :: Erin Afarian
Rentals :: Happy Rentz
Officiant :: Minister Mike Horne
Videographer :: Lightwater Video
Photographer :: Glessner Photography
Photographer's Assistant :: Alycee Byrd

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