Love is a Journey | North Carolina Anniversary Event Photographer - Holly Springs, North Carolina

This July, I was given the honor to photograph Sora+Zach's One Year Anniversary Party in the lovely Holly Springs, North Carolina. They had tied the knot abroad in June of 2015, but wanted to have a get together with their friends and family in order to celebrate the Mr. & Mrs.

Let me just start off by saying...

There is SO MUCH LOVE in this family

From the different cakes homemade from several family members, all the way to the trinkets that reminded Sora of home, the only word I can use to describe this party is Love.

After the party, the McKay's used the RARE opportunity that everyone was together to host a family photo session.

Below are my favorites from the day!

Venue : Sunset Lake Lodge

Catering : BO's Kitchen, & Mrs. McKay

Love Reunited | Air Force Homecoming Photographer : Shaw AFB, South Carolina

Being stationed here at Shaw AFB, I have seen many-a-deployment. While it's hard to think that you'll be missing a loved one for x-amount of months (or years), Homecomings always bring me a sense of joy and pride. That first embrace with your husband after not touching for what seems like an eternity can not be topped by anything. I always loved seeing families reunited for the first time. Photographing them, I get choked up. every. single.  time. 

Over the course of four days, I photographed the return of 14 of the United States' deadliest Airmen. These shoots included every obstacle a photographer can think of : changes in returns, days getting pushed back, rain clouds looming overhead, a 3 AM showtime! I can only imagine what was going on in the heads of the loved ones eagerly waiting for the return.

Thank you, Shooters, for trusting me to capture these heartwarming moments. And as always, thank you for your service!


The photos shown below are just a small example of why I do what I do...

They set up a shaving station to get off those mustaches as soon as they got off the jets!

Special thanks to Christy of Studio 9 Photography and Jennifer of BellaGrace Photography for helping me out!