bennie turns one!

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Happy 1st Birthday, Bennie! I was contacted by his lovely grandmother, Pam, an Air Force friend of Mom's from England, to take her grandson's one-year old portraits. Her son and his wife, Andrew and Natalie, just moved back to Chapel Hill for graduate school and have an adorable and goofy little one, Bennie. We met out at Duke Park the other week for our portrait and play session. Let me just tell you, this kid can play hard. Laughing in the swings, climbing the playground, and sliding down the big slide were his absolute favorites besides cuddling with his mom and playing the drums on his dad's head. Towards the end of the session, Bennie took off walking more than he ever had before! Although, by this point, I'm sure Bennie is flying around faster than Dash from The Incredible's!  Natalie + Andrew, I was so honored to photograph your young family + sweet Bennie! Best of luck in Chapel Hill!

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Go Bennie go!

alex + emily graduate!

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These girls are so. much. fun! That is easily an understatement! Both are outrageously smart, beautiful and have an exciting life ahead of them. Alex + I have known each other for years when we used to tumble our little hearts out on the cheerleading mat so I was honored when she asked me to take her cap and gown portraits with her friend Emily! We met at the Old Well to take some classic graduation photos, then made our way through campus until we came upon their second home: the Stallings-Evans Sports Medicine Center. Both Alex + Emily are graduating from the athletic training program at UNC and have worked with the best team in collegiate sports. This session was full of laughter, play, and adventure. Thank you so much for letting me capture your final days at UNC, ladies! Cherish all your memories + your friendship as you travel through life!

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Best of luck to you two fabulous ladies!

caitlyn's graduating!

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Meet Caitlyn, an amazing + stylish soon-to-be Carolina graduate, who has a bright future ahead of her! She studied medical anthropology, studied abroad in Paris (super jealous!) and hopes to land a gig helping low-income communities gain healthcare here in N.C. Needless to say, she has a full heart and the Carolina Way in her blood. She loves the lights and beauty of McCorkle Place and said she would miss just about everything at UNC. But have no fear, Caitlyn is a gorgeous, strong, and independent young woman who can rock some hot azalea pink lipstick while taking over the world!

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Best of luck to you, Caitlyn!