senior portraits: evan | goldsboro, n.c.

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Evan. An athlete. A smart pants. A super hero. An aspiring fighter pilot. This kid is on top of the world, y'all (or will literally be when his dream of becoming a F-22 fighter pilot come true). Evan used to be my neighbor in Seymour Johnson's base housing back in the late 1990's. He and my brother were total bros and would rule the trampoline, mummify G.I. Joes, and carve their names into everything. When Evan's mom asked me to do his senior portraits, I had no idea he was getting ready to graduate! I still saw him as my younger neighbor who was crazy strong for 4-years-old. For his portraits, we ventured out to some of Goldsboro's iconic places including Seymour Johnson Air Force Base to see the planes-on-a-stick. It was a very foggy Veteran's Day morning, which made this session inspiring but also nostalgic as the jets appeared to be shooting out of the sky, it seemed.

Evan is on his way to do awesome things with his life. He's at the top of his class and aspires to go to the Air Force Academy (finger's crossed that he gets in!), he's a top wrestler and football player at his school, he wants to study aerospace engineering in school, he's not afraid to be a goofball, and he has a clear passion for his superheroes (seriously, he's got the best superhero wardrobe in the world), and could be a model if all else fails. But on top of all these accolades, he's a genuinely wonderful big brother who is super chill and super patient, a great son, and a big dreamer who loves his country. Evan, good luck with all your life endeavors and I hope your ride to the top is a spectacular adventure!

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a f(r)amily easter.

easterdip5 F(r)amily: a group of friends so close they are practically family; typically found in a military community or a small town.

Every year we do 3 holidays with the framily: Halloween, Thanksgiving, & Easter. This year, we met for Easter dinner at the Pfau's. It was different this year-for the better-because instead of crying over baby dolls, the babies we old enough to easter egg hunt & break cascarones! We also had my aunt & her significant other, Esther & Culley, come in from Texas to eat Aunt Betty Lou's Rolls and take in the North Carolina pine pollen. Here are a few shots from dinner this year--enjoy!

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Yay for juice cups!

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And tummy tickles!

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Sometimes I wonder how my mom lives with his crazy eyebrows, but they make us all laugh, so that must be how.

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Eggs, eggs EVERYWHERE!

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After dinner led to some crazy cascarones (a Mexican tradition known here as confetti eggs) & toddler wrestling!

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Anabelle has nothing but hugs & kisses after wrestling her momma!

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Megan & Richard: Married!

Megan & Richard are married and I am so happy for this fun-loving couple! This wedding was wonderful to shoot and I'm so happy I had this opportunity to watch my childhood babysitter grow up instead of her watching me for a change. This day was was full of so much love between family and friends, and the I feel all that was captured! The way Richard looks at his beautiful new wife, the way Megan constantly kisses her handsome new husband just beams with love. They are truly meant, in every way, to be with one another. Megan and Richard had their Christmas wedding at the beautiful Harrison Opera House in Norfolk, Virginia. The venue couldn't be more perfect for their special day! So once again, Megan and Richard, thank you so much for allowing me the beautiful opportunity to capture y'all's beautiful day!

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