November 24, 2010 [Wednesday]

“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.”
― Jane Howard


I am so thankful for so many things this year and my friends and family are at the top of that list! It has been an amazing (and very busy) year and I have loved spending time with you all and photographing your beautiful families. Thank you so much for including me in all the family fun! I hope you all enjoy the wonder and joy of this holiday through the eyes of a child. Tom and I are beyond blessed to get to enjoy life with Lila and seeing things for the first time as she does…

And had to share these quick pics from this morning as Lila and I were trying to pack for Thanksgiving…She is one excited girl to see all her family and eat some Turkey!

Have I mentioned this child is into everything?

We all wish you and your family a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving with one another! Enjoy!

October 28, 2010 [Thursday]

Every May I have the privilege to photograph an amazing event for the Duke Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Family Support Program. It is a walk to raise money for this amazing support program. They are currently a finalist in the LIVESTRONG Community Engagement Awards.  Please visit and vote for this program!   Select our region and then click on Vote for Duke Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Family Support Program under SuperSibs. You may vote once per day.  At stake is a $10,000 grant to help start a special program for brothers and sisters of transplant patients!

Here are some images from this years walk!

October 15, 2010 [Friday]

“A happy family is but an earlier heaven.”
― George Bernard Shaw

I love this quote! This quote makes me think of the fabulous Aycock Family.

Tom and I met the Aycocks last year at our UNC Birthing Class. Tom and I joked that this class felt like a sort of rite of passage to get us prepared (ha ha) for the big arrival of our Lila Byrd. We were lucky enough to sit beside these cool folks and hit it off day one.  Six months later I am lucky enough to photograph them and meet and LOVE this adorable little lady bug, meet Eva!

Beautiful mom and daughter images…I just love these.

Oh and Daddy could totally bring out the smiles!

A really special part to our session was when I got to photograph for Sara her little Eva in a onesie she got just for her mom to show her love unending support. It was awesome!

Grandma and all you others out there battling cancer, you rock, and we love you!

And last but not least whats better than ending our session with some fun on the swings!

Oh and this just made my day! ABP shout out on Eva’s calendar in her room. 🙂

Thank you Thank you Aycock Family! You guys were so much fun! I cannot wait until our next session!

September 14, 2010 [Tuesday]

“The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.”
―Frank Lloyd Wright

I hear you Frank Lloyd Wright. I feel this way about the families I meet and get to photograph. You each make my days, my life a little brighter and so rewarding. Baby Jack drove up from New Bern to have some ABP photo fun. By the time we were done I can truly say this sweet boy and his family did indeed make my life a little happier that Saturday morning.

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September 8, 2010 [Wednesday]

Happy Happy Day Colton White! I cannot believe today is your First Birthday! ABP wishes you a day full of fun and a year full of love and happiness!


These images are from earlier in the year for his Seven Month Session! You are too adorable!


White Family you are too beautiful!


Happy Happy Birthday! We can’t wait to see you again soon! Enjoy this special day Mom and Dad. Hats off to you two for an amazing first year and raising such a special child!