an update on business and life

Goodness, friends! The past seven months since I last blogged have been a whirlwind, and as you can see, this site has been more than a little neglected. Becoming a mother and returning overseas turned my life as I knew it upside down, but now that I'm nine months in to life with our little guy, I'm ready to get back in the swing of things. Now, before we get down to the nitty-gritty and in case you were wondering what our sweet boy looks like these days, here's a photo from his most recent session with mommy :) If you'd like, you can find more personal photos and updates on my lifestyle blog!

First things first, we will officially be returning to North Carolina at the end of next June, so I will be booking events and portrait sessions taking place from August 2017 onward. I will be accepting a very limited number of weddings going forward, as it is of the utmost importance to me to give each client the care and attention they deserve while also being an attentive and present wife and mother for my family. If you are planning your wedding for summer/fall 2017 or later and would like more information, please get in touch

Secondly, in between moving from the U.S. to Germany, returning last fall, having a baby, and moving back overseas earlier this year, several events and sessions failed to make it to the blog. Over the next few weeks, I'm going to be playing catch-up and posting some of these beautiful memories, so stay tuned.

Thanks for sticking with me through all the craziness! Now go out and have a beautiful weekend!

happy anniversary | aaron and erin | winston-salem wedding photographer

It's hard to believe it has already been one year since Erin and Aaron's beautiful wedding celebration in Winston-Salem... Happy anniversary to one of the most adorable couples I know!

Check out the video below to relive their day in photos:

See more photos from their beautiful wedding here.

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bookmarks festival | james patterson | winston-salem event photographer

It's not often that my work strays from weddings and portraits, but yesterday, thanks to my friend Jamie of Southern Celebrations (who by day works for the wonderful non-profit organization, Bookmarks), I had the honor of photographing New York Times bestselling author James Patterson's keynote address at R.J. Reynolds Auditorium in Winston-Salem, NC.

Bookmarks connects readers and authors with events promoting reading, community, and discovery. Patterson's appearance marks the beginning of Bookmarks' 10th Annual Festival of Books and Authors being held in downtown Winston-Salem this Saturday, September 6th. There are events for readers and writers of all ages, including presentations by bestselling authors Emily Giffin, Karen Abbott, and many, many more, so be sure to check out the full schedule here.

Mr. Patterson spent his time before his address signing some of his newest books to be sold at the event...

Patterson, who has also authored children's books, including "I Funny," "Treasure Hunters," and many others, spoke on the importance, as parents and as a society, of getting kids to read early in life. If you're interested in some staggering statistics, check out "The Economic and Social Cost of Illiteracy" from the World Literacy foundation here

See more photos from this event here.

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