My Journal | Spring

I thought it would be fun to start a new kinda personal series where I take the time to review a couple of months. In an effort to get to know you better and be your friend (please), I want you to know as much about me as you possibly can before I take your pictures! These are by no means edited to perfection or precisely posed but these are little squares pulled from my personal Instagram account that sum up this spring semester - aka my last semester of college EVER.

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Right now this season is rounding out to be a looooot slower than how it started, in a good way. I don't have to study anything? Or do homework? Or pull any all nighters in the library? MIND. BLOWN. After graduating I went right into a full time job. While I'm closing out my time as an intern for a wedding planner (ugh NO I don't want to GO), I'm nannying to the sweeeeetest sweetest little nugget you'd ever meet (hence my daily reads switching from textbooks to infant sleep manuals) and really trying to invest in this photography. Thank you thank you for being patient with me and supporting me as I work to grow!

Row 1 | My sweet kitten Scout on his first snow day, my best friend Katie, winter wonderland

Row 2 | Girl's night at church, modeling for The Authentic Woman (grab your copy!), spring break at a music festival

Row 3 | Spring break at a music festival, a weekend in Florida, and do gummy bears taste different depending on the color??!

Row 4 | A weekend in Florida, my first wedding of my intern season (!!!), graduation pictures (sooo weird being in front of the camera instead of behind)

Row 5 | Celebrating my friend Courtney, celebrating LDOC with Jodie, Saturday night in the city with April

Row 6 | Celebrating my graduation at Top Golf with my best friends, impulse decision to see Kenny Chesney, and my WHOLE ENTIRE HEART IN ONE PHOTO: my family.


Summer Goals

To be completed by my next journal entry

  • Read one book per week (and I'll update those titles here as I go, in case you're interested)
  • Choose and complete a new devotional from She Reads Truth
  • Complete my Portraits for Polly goal (raise $500) (read more here) 
  • Find a house to live in (!!!)
  • Visit Nashville, TN to see my family
  • Exercise at LEAST 2-3 times per week
  • Book at least 3 weddings for 2019 year

Do you have summer goals? Let's talk about them! Comment what you're hoping to accomplish this season.

Hannah | Downtown Senior Session

I've been working on this blog post for quite some time now. Why? Call me crazy or weird, but I really have to fight back the urge to put 100+ pictures in this blog post. You're about to see why ;) A couple of things I want to tell you before you scroll:

  • I've known Hannah since she was in elementary school, so it was extra special to be asked to take her pictures before she graduated from HIGH SCHOOL. Cue happy tears.
  • Hannah's mom is one of THE funniest people I've ever met. She came along with Hannah and I, and I couldn't have asked for a better person to accompany a session. She was organized, excited, creative, and all together I think we made magic happen! So thank you, Amy, for putting everything together for Hannah and making me feel confident as a photographer. What an incomparable feeling as I'm working to get my photography up on it's feet!
  • These were taken in my hometown - Hillsborough, NC. Hillsborough is a quaint but quickly booming town situated right before you get to Chapel Hill. It's known for it's Last Friday festivals during the summer, it's crazy cool restaurants (my favorite is Hillsborough BBQ, FYI), and it's sweet little boutiques and shops where you can find one of a kind gifts and trinkets. I reaaaaally needed to take that trip back home, so taking these pictures of Hannah was such a breath of fresh air!

OKAY NOW GET READY TO LOOK AT THE PRETTIEST PERSON YOU'VE EVER SEEN. 

............told you that you'd be obsessed. :)

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Congrats, Hannah! Never ever ever forget that you are brave, strong, capable, and able to withstand any storm that comes your way. You are beautiful inside and out and I know you're about to change the world. This will be THE only time I'll ever say this, too: .....GO PACK!

Lauren | UNC Charlotte Class of 2018

Lauren has not only been a good friend to me but a great leader; she was my sorority's chapter president while I was on their executive board and we had such a fun time together! Post grad she'll be working behind the scenes with Zeta Tau Alpha as a Leadership Consultant, whose primary goal is to travel cross country while educating, empowering, and mentoring women in ZTA collegiate chapters.

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