This months issue of Salt magazine showcases the Dames Inn, which is described by writer Mark Holmberg as being gently haunted. When I photographed the house and got to spend time with the owner, Pat Peters, I immediately was taken with  her love of Halloween and everything associated with the day. In fact, she keeps the house decorated all the time and if you spend enough time in the home you get the feeling you are being watched by Dame Carpender. She was the original owner and died in the home in 2000. Pat and guests who have rented the home profess to strange goings on within its walls. I have to say the decor can give you a whimsical, but creepy feeling as you wander from room to room. This year on Friday, October 28th from 6-9pm and for a nominal $5 admission, you may tour the Dames Inn and see for yourself. In the mean time enjoy the photos from the photo shoot and pick up a copy of the October Salt and read the whole article written by the very talented Mark Holmberg.

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The following images are from a photo shoot for a firm out of Charlotte, NC., Grand Estates Auction Co. They establish auctions for the sale of high end homes, both domestically and abroad. It seems that sellers of these estate type homes are gravitating to this type of marketing and Grand Estates Auction is very successful at creating the atmosphere and exposure needed to produce a sale. If you are a realtor or home owner they could be a beneficial asset to market a home of distinction.

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I had a great time photographing the home featured in this months Salt magazine. The home at 423 South Front Street is not only featured on this years 2016 Azalea Festival Historic Home Tour , but rumor has it the owners throw an annual Festival party that is a coveted invite! The home is a finely appointed 1914 brick Neo-classical with a back yard built for entertaining. If you haven’t yet picked up this months issue of Salt, then do so and read the great article by Ashley Wahl. Also get out this weekend and visit this home and the nine others featured on the Tour. To pique your interest I’ve included images below from the days photo shoot. Enjoy and have a great Azalea Festival week end.

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The January-February winter edition of Salt Magazine has finally hit the stands and if you haven’t had a chance to pick one up, then put it on your list of things to do. It is a great issue and one you won’t want to miss. If you can’t get one in print, then be sure to go to the web site for Salt Magazine and read it online. You won’t be disappointed.

I once again got to team up with the ever talented Ashley Wahl, and photograph the Weaver farm in Rocky Point. The farm is called Lucky Dog Farm and consists of 10 acres, a quaint bark sided cottage, guest house, 3 horses, 2 burros and a trio of Norwich terriers. It is just a bucolic place that evolved when Jo Weaver rescued some abused horses that were confiscated from a farm in Dunn, NC. The Weavers had moved out to their refuge in the country and when the plight of the horses became clear, they built a stable and all of a sudden, they were horse people. Ashley tells the whole story in the article, and a wonderful story it is, so don’t pass up a chance to read it.  Meanwhile,  I have included some photos from the shoot and you can get an idea of the lifestyle of Lucky Dog Farm and meet Dash, Sam, Piper and the burros, Thomas and Luke.

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I was recently commissioned by Hardee, Hunt and Williams to photograph an incredible estate home at 6226 Richard Bradley Dr., which is being marketed by their company. This craftsman style home is situated in its own fenced, park like setting and is close to Wrightsville Beach. It has remarkable wood work throughout and will be a coveted property for that discerning buyer. It was the second time I got to work with Barb Wall who is a talented designer and stager. Barb is owner of  J-O-A-T and has a great eye for color and detail. She staged this home and as always, was a pleasure to work along side and to have her input. This beautiful home is representative of the quality of homes that are marketed by Hardee, Hunt and Williams.

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