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

Karastan Rugs | Mohawk Flooring | High Point Furniture Market | Spring 2018 | ©Glessner Photography_0003.jpg

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.

Karastan Rugs | Mohawk Flooring | High Point Furniture Market | Spring 2018 | ©Glessner Photography_0004.jpg
Karastan Rugs | Mohawk Flooring | High Point Furniture Market | Spring 2018 | ©Glessner Photography_0002.jpg
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Karastan Rugs | Mohawk Flooring | High Point Furniture Market | Spring 2018 | ©Glessner Photography_0008.jpg

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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Karastan Rugs | Mohawk Flooring | High Point Furniture Market | Spring 2018 | ©Glessner Photography_0010.jpg
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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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new camera + new adventures :: chicago photographer

This past weekend, our friends got married in Chicago, and *gasp* we actually got to attend a wedding without working for the first time in over 3 years... what a treat! On Friday, we had the chance to do some quick sightseeing, and I was super excited to try out my new Fuji X100. Typically, we end up only using our iPhones for photos on trips because our wedding gear is just so darned heavy and bulky. I'm still learning all the ins and outs of it - each camera has its own quirks, but so far, I'm in love. Here are a few of the photos from our afternoon with friends at Millennium Park and the Willis Tower ...

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