Catherine M. | Grapevine Rock Hill, SC Session

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Catherine M. | Grapevine Rock Hill, SC Sessions

 

Branding sessions and wine…literally two of my very favorite things on this planet.  And when you combine them, well that’s just a match made in heaven.  I’ve had the pleasure of working with Catherine of JazziCat Cafe over the last couple of years on a few different branding projects so when she came to me with the idea of doing something wine themed I was all for it!  Since she typically travels in from Georgia for her sessions I knew a winery was likely not an option.  While I’m located roughly about 90 minutes from most local vineyards it didn’t make much sense to travel that distance for a quick branding session (although if anyone is up for the commute please let me know!) so I began to brainstorm.  And my thinking brought me back to the quaint little town that I reside in and one of my favorite places to enjoy a glass of vino…ok, my absolute favorite place…Grapevine.  It’s a cute little wine shop nestled in the heart of the Riverwalk community that has delicious wines and their charcuterie boards are to die for!

 

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I reached out to Grapevine to make sure it was ok for us to shoot there and they happily obliged so Catherine and I met up to capture some images of her indulging in a bit of wine and just enjoying the atmosphere.  After her session ended I decided to get a glass for myself (the Educated Guess Cabernet is my fave!) and we sat and chatted for a bit, catching up and having a little girl time.  It was definitely one of the most relaxing and enjoyable sessions I’ve ever had.  What can I say?  I’m not hard to please when it comes to wine!  I love sessions that are unique and out of the box and I always thank Catherine for giving me something fun to do during our time together.  And if you’re in need of some branding images that give a little more insight into who you are as a person then I’d love to chat!  Email me today so we can begin brainstorming.

 

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Tracey M. | Uptown Charlotte Branding Session

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Tracey M. | Uptown Charlotte Branding Session

 

At the start of 2019 I announced some changes coming to DBP in regards to my branding offerings.  Instead of just having one package I made the move to create four collections that would fit every possible need for various entrepreneurs, creatives and business owners.  You can find more about these various collections and see which one best fits your needs here.  The two highest collections were me definitely stretching myself as it was at a higher price point than anything I’d offered before (aside from my old wedding package), but I went out on a limb and trusted that there would be people that would have a need for them.  And then Tracey of Living My Empowered Life reached out to me.

 

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I had worked with Tracey a couple of years prior for her first branding session and we had a great time hanging out, shooting and getting to know one another better.  So I was elated to hear from her again and this time she was interested in my Boss Collection which not only included 2 hours of shoot time, but also makeup by Whitney Elise (with on set lipstick changes and touch ups) as well as wardrobe styling by Kristen of Akcess.  We were putting our most robust collection to the test mere months after introducing it to the world and to say I was a bit nervous would be an understatement.

 

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But the day couldn’t have run more smoothly!  I met up with Tracey at Whitney’s studio and we all made our way to our first location to capture Tracey’s first look.  I knew the all black would pop so well against the cream backdrop and I was happy to be so right!  Our second location took us to The Green and allowed for some working shots of Tracey to add to her arsenal of social media images.  Look three was more casual and brought us to the Bechtler Museum where her shades of blue popped against the terracotta hued building.  And we finally ended things near the Mint Museum where she looked beautiful in a yellow sundress that fit her personality so well.  I want to thank Tracey from the bottom of my heart for trusting me and my team to bring her vision to life.  My girls did a superb job of making Tracey feel and look like a million bucks!  And if you want to get the full Boss experience then contact me today so we can begin planning on how we can bring your vision to life.

 

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Alycia Turns 10!

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Alycia Turns 10!

 

I’m going to attempt to write this blog post without balling my eyes out.  You see, Alycia is my niece and it’s hard for me to believe she’s already 10 years old!  Like seriously, how did we get here so fast?  I’ve been there to see her grow from an adorable baby, to a sassy toddler and now into a beautiful tween.  She’s also had the pleasure (if that’s what you want to call it) of having a camera in her face for just about her entire life.  I began my photography journey right around the time she was born, by taking an introductory course, purchasing my first camera and a few years later turning my hobby into a side hustle.  And when you need someone to practice on…well babies can’t tell you no.

 

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I’m so grateful that she still allows her auntie to point a camera her way.  She’s always been super photogenic and one of the easiest kids I’ve ever worked with.  I don’t know if it’s because I was the one behind the lens or if that’s just her overall nature.  It’s been amazing to watch her grow into the person she currently is and I can only imagine the teenager and woman she will eventually become.  And I definitely look forward to capturing more important life moments like her sweet 16, prom, graduation and more!

 

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And if you have a child that is having a milestone birthday that you want to capture then I’d love to chat with you!  While I no longer photograph babies on their own, I’m more than happy to get your tweens, teens and more on my camera.  Contact me today to book their session and make it a birthday they won’t soon forget!

 

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Katrina H. | Baxter Village Session

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Katrina H. | Baxter Village Session

 

I was so excited to get Dr. Katrina H. back in front of my lens!  We had worked together a few times previously when she lived in South Carolina, so of course when she broke the news to me that she was moving I was sad that I may never have the chance to work with her again, but at the time she told me she’d be coming home regularly and we would definitely link up.  And she kept true to her word!  I’ve had one opportunity so far this year to work alongside her and she’s always such a joy to be around and truly gives off great energy.  And now that she’s one of my Echo Collection clients I’ll have the chance to work with her and see her more consistently which I’m super excited about.  Our next session is already scheduled for later this year right before I go on my 4 week shooting hiatus and I can’t wait!

 

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This session took place in Baxter Village located in Fort Mill, SC.  It’s a quaint little neighborhood filled with restaurants, businesses and shops.  It’s actually the second time I’ve shot there and also the second time it rained.  I’m determined to shoot there again one day when my client and I can take full advantage of what it has to offer because the entire vibe there is suited so well for branding and blogging clients.  Even though we weren’t able to get any shots along the sidewalks we did manage to make the rain work in our favor.  After shooting a few images outside under covered rooftops, we slipped inside of Cupcrazed Cakery which was gracious enough to allow us to shoot there and we had a lot of fun eating their goodies afterwards.  If you’re ever in the Fort Mill area I highly suggest you check them out!  And if you’re in need of branding images on a consistent basis then I’d love for you to check out my Echo Collection package.  Contact me today to learn more about it!

 

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Sylvia + Pauline | Mother Daughter Session

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Sylvia + Pauline | Mother Daughter Session

 

Brands, seniors, couples, families…I’ve done them all.  I’ve done them often.  But this family session with Pauline and her mother Sylvia was one of a kind because it was the first time I’ve had the pleasure of shooting just a mother and daughter session.  And I have to admit, I absolutely LOVED it!  Getting the entire family together for a shoot is of course special, but there’s just something to be said for a mother daughter bond, especially once the daughter matures and you turn that bond into a real friendship.  I know from my own experience that my mom has become one of my closest friends as I’ve gotten older and making a memory like this with her would be so wonderful.

 

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I met Pauline and Sylvia in Pineville, NC at a corporate park.  Little did we all know that prom was happening that evening at some of the local high schools and this park was a prime location for their photoshoots.  But we managed to carve out a few areas for just us and create some serious magic!  I got to know them both so well and their sweet and humble personalities instantly put me at ease and made me feel like I knew them both for years.  They started their day by getting pampered by one of Charlotte’s best makeup artists, Whitney Elise, and then after their session ended they had plans for dinner.  I just love that they made this a day all about the two of them and spending as much time together as possible.

 

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I hope they will be memories they will both treasure for many, many years to come.  And if you’d love to get your mom or daughter together for a session then I would love the opportunity to chat with you!  Contact me today to see how I can help you and your family create some amazing memories.

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