I am from small town northeastern North Carolina. My childhood was filled with memories of family. Whether it be summers with Grandma Sis and Granddaddy Clint, fishing with my dad, getting caught when my brother and I cracked our neighbors windshield with a rock, watching my mother and all of her siblings laugh as we gathered in houses that were too small for family holidays, and family expanding with step parents and new siblings – life. It wasn’t perfect but it was all mine. In my adulthood, I am building my own family. Building memories of vacations to faraway lands, laughs with friends over good food, and now long nights holding my baby girl in one hand while editing photographs with the other. I started my photography journey asking my wife once a week if I could buy a nice camera prior to our first child being born. Eventually she said yes and the next day (thank you Amazon) a beautiful new camera was on our doorstep. I never knew that, through the lens, I would fall in love not only with my own child, but also with other parents gazing upon their children, seeing kids laugh, sibling love, and the forever “I love You” between partners.
I’ve learned that the best photographs aren’t staged with everyone staring at the camera and cheesin’ it up. They are the everyday moments we take for granted that make you feel something deep down inside. Those are the photographs I want to make for your family. So let’s capture what makes your family, family.