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  • Monochrome Is Magic for Modeling Portfolios

    When you’re building a modeling portfolio, diversity is important. However, first and foremost, the portfolio should be built on shots that showcase the model’s face and body with varying expressions, angles, and a broad range of skilled poses. Keeping garments and color schemes simple, but fashion-forward can go a long way in eliminating distractions and […]

  • Outdoor Portraits That Pop

    We live in the gorgeous state of North Carolina with its variety of topographical features and beautiful backdrop. Located in Clemmons, North Carolina, I can hop in my car for a few hours driving east and be at the beach by mid-day. If I hop in my car and head west, Asheville is a mere […]

  • How Much Should My Wedding Photography Cost?

    So let’s go ahead and jump right to the elephant that often occupies the room when the subject of cost of photography comes up in wedding-related conversations. I’ll qualify all of the following by stating frankly that I speak only for myself, however having consistent conversations with other working professional photographers, I know that the […]

  • Selfie Sunday, Nevie Style

    Ode to Irving Penn So, I’ve decided I’m going to start doing my selfie Sundays again. It was something I did when Instagram first launched because I wanted people to see the face behind the camera. This time around, I really want to use the occasion to showcase a bit of my personal style and […]

  • 5 Tips For Choosing Your Wedding Venue

    Congratulations, you said “YES!” Now comes the task of planning your dream wedding. One of the most important choices you’ll need to make is selecting the perfect venue. The location sets the tone for the entire day and plays a big part in creating those unforgettable memories. To help you make the right choice, I’ve […]

  • Five Tips for Couples When Choosing Your Wedding Venue

    Congratulations, you said “YES!” Now comes the task of planning your dream wedding. One of the most important choices you’ll need to make is selecting the perfect venue. The location sets the tone for the entire day and plays a big part in creating those unforgettable memories. To help you make the right choice, I’ve […]

  • The Value of Printed Artwork

    As a classically-trained photographer, I don’t view my job as having been completed until my client’s artwork has been printed. Whether we are designing one large piece as pictured above or a collection of smaller pieces to fill the space, an heirloom album or even a coffee table book, artwork is made to be seen, […]

  • The Purity of Black and White

    Beauty in Black and White There is an inherent, classic elegance about a black and white photograph. But as a photographer, it’s the simplicity of black and white that makes it particularly appealing. I wish I could remember who said it, but there is a quote that has been rattling around my brain for quite […]

  • What Is a “Fashion Style” Senior Session?

    Generally speaking, the majority of senior portrait sessions are done with traditional styling and posing. Conversely, a “fashion style” shoot is precisely what it sounds like. There is a focus on putting together eye-catching outfits that photograph with a dramatic flare with an emphasis on current trends in fashion. Lighting for these high-end shoots is […]

  • What Makes A Photograph “Great”?

    I’ve taken plenty of photographs over the years that could be considered technically “perfect”. The exposure is dead on, the expression and composition are great, and the picture tells a story. But none of them are my favorites. For me, what makes picture superior is the feeling it evokes. It makes me laugh, it moves […]