I had the most enjoyable session in the park last week end with Barry and Chrissy and their two wonderful children, Ellie and Noah. I was excited to do this session as I have photographed Ellie since she was two and haven’t had the chance to spend much time with Noah. Plus it was the first chance I had to have them all together in front of the lens. It was Granddad’s idea, and a good one at that! It was so much fun. The weather was beautiful, the setting in Hugh McCrae Park was perfect and the kids were full of energy. I had a blast and here are just a few of the images from the afternoon. Thank You Barry, Chrissy, Ellie and Noah. You made my job easy!


This past weekend I had the privilege of recording the wedding of Brandi and Vann, who are now Mr.and Mrs. Vann Mitchell. It was a blast. The bride and groom and their friends and family were really fun to be around and it was a great wedding. Thanks to Brandi and Vann for including me. The wedding and reception were held at St. Thomas Preservation Hall. The reception was catered by Middle Of The Island and music was rocked by Cox Music Services.

Here are a few images from the day. Thanks again to a great and fun loving couple. All the best to Brandi and Vann.


I met Russ and Allison at the Holiday Inn Resort on Wrightsville Beach. They had been married in Raleigh the Saturday before we met and wanted to get some fun images in their wedding attire. I did not shoot their wedding, so this was the first time we were to meet. What a blast! They were fun and open to all suggestions, so when I suggested they get wet, there was no hesitation. The water on the island has started to cool, so it took a little adventuresome spirit to roll around in the surf. They were great and had as much fun in front of the camera as I had behind it. Here are a few of my favorites from that afternoon and I wish Russ and Allison all the best.

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I recently did a shoot for Wilma Magazine, for a piece written by Alison Lee Satake. The article is about Connie Nelson and her partner, William “Paco” Strickland, one of Wilmington’s noted and popular musicians. It relates her daily devotion to Paco, not as just his partner and best friend, but also as his care giver in his battle with cancer. I was honored to meet them and glad to be able to do the shoot. This all took place one Friday evening at Mixto, 5 South Water Street, down on the riverfront. You can listen to Paco and his flamenco guitar there on Friday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30. If you haven’t seen this man work his magic on a guitar, then you should do something nice for yourself and visit Mixto on Fridays. Take your friends. Its a nice place to hang out, eat some good food and enjoy a very talented man. In the mean time pick up a copy of Wilma at one of the numerous locations in the Port City and read the story. Its a good one.


I had the opportunity to shoot Jim and Amy’s small wedding on December 30 at Shell Island Resort. If you remember we had some really miserable weather around that time with cold, cold days accompanied with biting winds. Well as wedding days so often manage to skirt their way around bad weather, this one was no exception. Now it wasn’t balmy by any stretch of the imagination, but it was the warmest day of the week, actually pushing the 50 degree mark. There was some cloud cover, but that always makes for some interesting photo ops.

Jim and Amy were really fun to be around and an adventurous couple to boot. They are both bicycle racers  and hearty, so after the indoor ceremony we grabbed a few shots on bikes and of course, being from the Western part of the State, they were going to go out on the beach, no matter what the temps. We had a blast and tried to keep moving as quickly as possible. Amy, in her off the shoulder dress, showed her outdoor tenacity. I want to thank them for letting me record their special day. Yeah it was cold, but Jim and Amy managed to warm up the North End of Wrightsville Beach in proper fashion.