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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

What to Wear Wednesday: Featuring Salice Boutique / NC Photographer

Happy Leap Day everyone! 
I'm excited to feature Kristen Greer and Sara Johnson from Salice Boutique in downtown Statesville, on my What to Wear Wednesday Post today. If you are from Statesville, Im sure you have heard the buzz about Salice Boutique. Kristen started her business in her home selling jewelry on her online jewelry website. She quickly became super successful and moved her business into a charming building on Davey Ave. in downtown Statesville. From there her business has grown to include much more than jewelry! Salice has all of the up and coming fashionable clothing, purses, accessories and shoes. If you are looking for fashion advice on what to wear, these are the girls to get it from!

Prints are all the rage this spring. Whether the prints be bold, vibrant, or floral, anything goes! Animal/reptile prints are still as popular as ever as Sara models in her reptile print dress. Kristen is modeling the newest popular style this year, a high/low designed skirt. A dramatic high in the front and low/long in the back design creates quiet the effect.You can find these styles and more at Salice boutique.

 Kristen is wearing a Hazel High/Low skirt with floral design.

  On Sara, Kische animal print dress.

Pair both of these gorgeous outfits with great accessories (also found at Salice Boutique) and you are ready to hit the town for a girls night out!

Be sure to check out Salice Boutique on facebook!

Kristen Greer
Salice Boutique

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Spring Mini Session Winners / Family, Child Photographer NC

And the winners are.......

Wait! First I want to say, I wish you ALL could win : ) There is nothing I enjoy more than giving someone the gift of a forever memory that they can hold and display in their home. 
Everyone cant win, BUT you all can book a mini session at an amazing price and still have those memories to cherish with your family! 

For every person that books a session TODAY you will receive a complimentary printable 2012 calendar with your own personal image from your session! 
Now, on to the winners of the Spring Session Contest

The first place prize is
A free mini session 
Digital cd with 5 images
A choice of 8x10 or set of 8 wallets

And the winner of the 1st place prize is:  Christine Snoddy

The second place prize is 
A free mini session
A choice of 8x10 or set of 8 wallets

And the winner of the 2nd place prize is: Brittany Goforth

Just for fun ; )
The third place prize is a $25 print credit! 

And the winner of the 3rd place prize is: Lisa Niblo

Congratulations Girls! 
Thank you to everyone that entered! 

All winners were chosen by
Winners have 24 hours to contact me and claim their prizes. If I am not contacted within 24 hours, I will choose another winner for that prize.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Rachel / Senior Portrait NC Photographer

 Happy Monday! 
I just want to share with you a session I had this past week with a good friend of mine Rachel. We have been friends since childhood and its always a great time when we get together to catch up. 

One thing that made this session so special was the large antique trunk Rachel brought with her. It belonged to her father and it was such an amazing addition to our session.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Featuring Lauren Cook: What To Wear Wednesday / NC Wedding and Portrait Photographer

Thank you Lauren for sending in your What To Wear Wednesday pick! I love this gorgeous lacy white spring dress paired with a green blazer. This is a perfect outfit for a fun senior session or night out with friends! Great choice Lauren : )



Why I love this outfit:

Lace dresses are so girly and in right now.
The blazer is a perfect pop of color!
The heels are classic.
Everyone needs some bling earrings.
The clutch is very neutral, but the different patterns in it and the dress add something to the whole.

Leave Lauren a comment letting her know what you think about the outfit she picked.

Lauren Cook

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Spring/Easter Mini Sessions / NC Portrait Photographer

Bring your little ones all dressed up in their Easter best at HCP's Easter Mini Sessions. These sessions will be held outdoor (rain dates will be scheduled if need be). 

The first 5 people to book and pay retainer will receive a complimentary 8x10 with their order! So hurry up : )

If you are planning on having family portraits taken, please let me know in advance.

Stay tuned to see if we will have any special visitors for our session!!

As stated on the e-flyer, 10% of each session fee will be donated to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. If you would like to make a donation you can do that at the St. Jude Childrens Research Hospitals website. 

Sessions are limited so book quickly!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

What to Wear Wednesday: February 15th

In honor of the gorgeous sunny weather we had here today I am featuring a What to Wear springtime outfit! Im always looking for someone with a great eye for fashion and style to be featured here on my blog on What to Wear Wednesdays so if you are interested email me ( or use the contact tab to get more information.
Navy and Gold

If you haven't noticed, I'm a huge fan of neutral colors with bright accessories to add that extra pop of color to make an outfit stand out. I don't know about you, but I always dread shopping for shorts. Finding that perfect pair of shorts is almost impossible! The shortie shorts are super cute and I adore the longer length skinny shorts but if you are like me (on the shorter side) they aren't exactly flattering. I personally am super excited that the flared mid-thigh length shorts are back in style! As a mom I'm always looking for a happy medium between stylish and appropriate.

As always if you are searching for ideas on what to wear to your next photo session or if you just love getting ideas for your next shopping trip, check out my what to wear board on Pinterest and get inspired!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

What To Wear Wednesday: Featuring Suzi Spillane

Its another What to Wear Wednesday! This Wednesday is extra exciting because we have a featured guest writer (my wonderful fashionista sister) Suzi Spillane.

She, like me, has become addicted to and creating oufits. If you would like to take a picture of an outfit that you have created or spotted out or if you want to take advantage of, send me the image or link and a short description and you might just get featured on the next What To Wear Wednesday : )

Black and Gold

I composed this outfit from because it represents my personal style. I see this being worn to a nice dinner, perhaps on Valentine's day for those with special plans.

The skirt is my favorite item because, well, it sparkles and who doesn't love to shimmer a little?

All Saints mini skirt

Peplum is everywhere these days so I incorporated the bustier black top, which cinches in just the right places but is flowy at the bottom just in case you decide to order dessert ; )

Alice In The Eve top

The shoes give this a vintage feel with the peep toe and ankle straps and I think they pair well with the pattern of the skirt.

Gucci pumps

I chose accessories that compliment the outfit without stealing too much attention.
Noir Jewelry necklace
Chanel shoulder bag

I realize these particular pieces are most likely unattainable, so substitute by grabbing the sparkly skirt you wore for new years and pair it with a structured top and heels. Make the skirt the star and for those in chillier regions, add black tights and a blazer.

Suzi Spillane

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Mom & Daughter Session: Brittany & Berlin

Brittany and her gorgeous daughter Berlin, met me at Mac Anderson Park for an afternoon session yesterday. Little miss Berlin was full of energy so we got plenty of action shots. She is such a sweetheart and even gave me a hug when I left.
I love sessions like these where I get to truly capture the relationship between two people. I loved getting to photograph the interaction between Berlin and her mom and I really feel like their love and personalities really shine in these pictures!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Fun & Flirty Session Follow-up

Yesterday went great! I was so exhausted last night that I didn't get a chance to post anything but I just want to say Thank You to all the great girls that booked and to my wonderful assistant for the day, my sister Suzi. And Thank you soo much to Brittany Morrow for being such an amazing make-up artist and pampering the girls!

The day started off great, even though it was a little rainy and cold. We had a great location with lots of windows, gorgeous hardwood floors and incredible natural window light. I wanted to make sure our girls felt comfortable and special so I pulled out all the stops! I had trays of fresh fruit with a light fruit dip, coffee and yummy mimosas (liquid courage I think one of the girls called them) for each girl. As each girl arrived we had a full setup waiting for them. They were whisked into the makeup chair where Brittany worked her magic as they enjoyed snacking on fruit and sipping on mimosas and afterwards I filled in as hairdresser. I wanted the girls to enjoy the entire experience : )

It was such a fun day and the girls did so awesome. We got so many great shots, which of course will not be shared due to our iron clad confidentiality agreements but I still wanted to share a little of the day with you!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

What to Wear Wednesday 2/1

Its Wednesday and you know what that means! Its What to Wear Wednesday : )

I am obsessed with Pinterest these days and through finding all kinds of what to wear outfits to add to my boards I came across this great website,, where you can create your own outfits from scratch. I love playing around on that site and putting together ideas of outfits for photo sessions, a fun date or even just everyday wear!

This outfit is a great one to show how accessories can completely make an outfit! This is especially true for photo sessions. You can take a neutral color and add colorful accessories and take an ordinary outfit and make it into a show stopper!

Take a look at my Pinterest boards for inspiration on other What To Wear outfits!

Go on over to the polyvore website and start creating your own outfits. I'd love to see what you come up with, and would even love to feature your outfit on a What to Wear Wednesday! If you are interested, email me your outfit and a small description,

What to Wear Wednesday 2/1

Cotton shirt
$30 -

H&M slim fit jeans
£30 -

Burberry leather boots
$795 -

Ri2k orange tote bag
£165 -

Chan Luu wrap bracelet
$180 -

Gold earrings
$64 -

Mango cotton scarve
£18 -

$8 -

Ray-Ban ray ban sunglasses
$251 -