Friday, May 18, 2012

Ready...Set...Go! Portrait season is here!

Spring is definitely in the air here in Charlotte. Who isn't loving these beautiful, sunny, 70 degree days? This girl loves them! Another sign of spring being in full effect is portrait season kicking off! I'm excited to head up to the South End tonight for my first shoot this spring of a sweet family. I've got another portrait session on Sunday as well. Whoa... time to dust off the old camera and capture some smiles! Now, when am I going to get around to taking my kids' photos??? They are (almost) 6, 3, and 1. Time sure does fly, which is why it's all the more important to make sure you're documenting these precious ages! Happy Friday, everyone!

Monday, January 23, 2012

January Promotion - {free proof disc}

First off, congratulations to all of you brides and grooms to be who got engaged over the holidays! What an exciting year for you. I wanted to share with everyone that I am running a promotion through January 31. If you book my services and choose my platinum package, I will throw in the high resolution disc of proofs absolutely free! {In seven+ years of shooting weddings I've never done this.} Get it while the getting's hot!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

October Wedding at Birkdale

I just finished editing my FINAL wedding collection for 2011. I couldn't be more excited! They turned out great, and the venue couldn't be better. I've shot at Birkdale countless times and never get sick of it. If you brides are looking for an awesome venue, you'd better run (don't walk) to BGC to get on their schedule. They fill up fast!

Congrats Scott and Stefanie!

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Hi all. As you can see, I don't blog often. I do update my Facebook page, but blogging just isn't at the forefront of my priority list. It seems so "2010". Anywho, for the fun of it I'm posting a few pics from a family portrait session I just finished up. I am thankful for this, and for the AWESOME family whose pictures they are. They are very relaxed, easy to be around, humble, and sweet. I am thankful for clients like this! I'm also thankful that in less than four days I'll be done editing for the year! This lady doesn't work during the holidays, so one more wedding to finish and a kids' portrait session, and I'm done for 2011! Enjoy your Turkey Day, everyone. God Bless!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Angela and Sean - June 4

I am a self-admitted slacker blogger. I guess that's what three kiddos will do to you (and a full time job!) None the less, I'm loving my side gig shooting all these beautiful couples. I recently finished up Angela and Sean's wedding collection. Their weddings was in early June uptown in Freedom Hall. It was tres beau, and Angela did a great job with all of the decorations and atmosphere. We had a really good time outside at Trade and Tryon as well. Such a laid back, in love couple... love it when they just ignore me and be themselves. That makes for the best images!

Here are a few to share. You can see more on my Facebook page :) Happy viewing.

Friday, May 27, 2011


Hi Everyone! Sorry I haven't posted in two months. My life has been a whirlwind the last several weeks. As many of you know, we were excitedly awaiting the arrival of our baby boy who was due April 8th. He decided to take his time and arrived on his own on the 14th. Elias James Vaca (EJ) is his name, and he was 7 lb 4 oz, 21.75". He is the sweetest thing ever, and I am head over heels in love.

Sadly, two days later, my own father passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack while en route from Charlotte back home to Indiana. Words can't express the devastation and the mixed emotions having been given new life, only to have another one taken away so quickly. My Dad did get to meet EJ, and for that I'm forever grateful. He would have loved him so much, and I'm sorry he's not around to watch him grow.

So that's where I am today. A few more weddings left this year, but I'm already booking for 2012 so that is exciting! I hope everyone enjoys their summer, which officially kicks off this weekend for most!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Hurry Up and Wait

It's 5:00am. I'm up due to either late pregnancy insomnia, the fact my entire team is getting outsourced in the next few weeks, or the shower of pollen on North Carolina that is making my sinuses hurt so much in the middle of the night. It's OK though. I'm finally catching up on my Google Reader. I have so many favorite blogs I love to read, and I've been neglecting them for several weeks now. Most are DIY design blogs. My dream job would be to repaint/refinish old furniture for a living... who knows?! Maybe I can do it after maternity leave (re: #2 on my list of insomnia possibilities). It's all good... whatever will be will be; I'm not overly worried.

I spent a good amount of time last night working on Katie and Will's wedding collection. They got married a month ago in Chapel Hill. While I'm really anxious for our baby boy to get here, I really need to finish their collection before he does; btw, he's due two weeks from today! Anyway, I'm in the middle of the ceremony right now, but just LOVED these pictures of the flower girl. How sweet is she?

So many kids are just NOT excited to be in a wedding. She's the exception!

Can't you just see the sense of excitement and importance on her face?!? Love it!