Cotton Field Sessions :: Southern Pines Photographer

Cotton field sessions in Raeford are always so much fun! This year we changed it up and headed to Sanford and it was such a beautiful field. I am so thankful for the land owners and farmers who allow me to use their gorgeous fields!

How darling is this family of 6?! That little girl sure is loved and going to protected by her 3 big brothers!

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The Langleys :: Southern Pines Photographer

As quickly as the military rips you away from your friends and family, it places new people into your life who turn to friends quicker than you could ever hope. After Jordan and I had lived here in Southern Pines for a bit, I needed to get out and do something. I joined CrossFit 611, which was East Coast CrossFit at the time. Right as I was getting the handle of everything and being able to dephifer between a snatch and a clean – the gym was bought by two couples, one being the Langleys. They slid in and were the faces I would see every morning. Smiling, willing to help, willing to love and encourage. They were exactly who and what we needed. They supported us, and loved us, and invited us in immediately.

Through the years we had many talks about Texas. Their hearts were there, their family was there, and years after the military put them in other states, they were ready to go back. I am so happy for them being able to go back to familiarity but they will be missed here, for sure! I am so thankful you were put in our lives and even more thankful for social media to continue to stalk (…follow?!) the amazing things you are doing!

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Thank you 5 for loving us and helping us more times than we can count! Texas is lucky to have you! xoxo!

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Field Of Honor Brothers :: Pinehurst Photographer

These flag sessions are some of my very favorites. Maybe it is the sweet littles who see the field of flags and get so excited running through them like the free soul they are able to be from just merely living in our beautiful country, or maybe it’s what each one of these flags stand for. Put here to represent someone who has given the ultimate sacrifice while protecting us and our county. Either way, I am honored to live here, be able to photograph here, and beyond amazed so many families trust me to capture their families!

Here are two sweet brothers who drove right along with me all the way from Southern Pines and braved a huge rain cloud which thankfully avoided us!

Ps. Their momma has a blog you should definitely go check out!

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Hanging Rock State Park :: Southern Pines Photographer

We headed out from Southern Pines to head up camping for a few days at Hanging Rock State Park. Our rennovated airstream didn’t get used much last year, so we vowed to change that this year and we have been doing a pretty good job.

About a week before the 4th of July weekend I figured maybe we could go somewhere for just a few days prior to the 4th. Most of our friends were gone and we needed to explore a bit. The beaches would be packed, and the weather for sitting around the pool wasn’t super awesome – so camping and hiking it was!

I called around and found 2 spots with RV hookups around Hanging Rock. One was booked and the other didnt answer. Ever. I called for 3 days straight and finally someone answered. They were like “yep, we have availability! See you then!” I was thinking – umm, they dont know what size amp we need…what my name is…when I am checking it or out. It was a bit sketch. But I just ran that info by them before they hung up and it was alright. Kinda.

Well, I kept thinking about how iffy it all felt, so a day before I call just to double check the reservation. No answer. Jordan calls and I call….and call…..and call……….

FINALLY some guy answers and is like “YA! Come whenever, we got-chu down” (In the thickest southern accent) We were a little nervous with the lack of orginization and seemingly low quality RV campsite, buuuut, we are camping. It will be a story, if anything!

And a story it was. It was an open field with a little stream running through the middle. People were camping in the 100 degree, no shade, heat (kill me now). Oh, and those people happened to keep their 2-7 year old kids up till 1:30am shooting fireworks…(the eye roll emoji would be appropriate here) We learned our little streamer AC just cant keep up in that weather with no shade. Luckily through the night it kept up but by 9am it was getting hot. We got out. Hiked the 5 mile round trip to the lookout, hiked to the waterfalls. Then by about Sunday afternoon we were over it. Crappy neighbors at the campsite. We hadn’t packed to spend time at the lake at Hanging Rock State Park. So we went back, packed up in 30 minutes, and came home a day early!

It was definitely an adventure. We would probably go back but maybe bringing a tribe with us and not going in the dead of summer. That part is probably key ๐Ÿ˜‰

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