Coping with Infant Loss

Coping with Infant Loss

Last month I had the privilege of photographing a young mother and her family, but this family portrait session in particular was quite special. Only four months prior Missy had lost her baby girl. Missy and I met before the portrait session to discuss the sensitive...
Traditional Bridal Portraits in Wilmington NC

Traditional Bridal Portraits in Wilmington NC

Louis and Mary came in to the studio for a traditional bridal portrait session. They’ve both been married before, so their ceremony was a simple one at the courthouse in downtown Wilmington NC. Before the wedding though, they wanted some traditional photographs...
Marcus and Katie Take Santorini!

Marcus and Katie Take Santorini!

Just over a year ago Katie turned the big THREE OH (30) and for her birthday we went to Greece! More specifically we spent just over a week on the tiny island paradise of Santorini. We had made an agreement that for our 30th birthdays we would each get to pick...
Brooklyn Arts Center Wedding Photos

Brooklyn Arts Center Wedding Photos

Rachel + Justin’s Brooklyn Arts Center wedding was absolutely chock full of emotional moments. From Rachel’s first look with her dad, to Justin’s dance with his mom, the whole day was charged with the BEST kind of energy. A huge bonus of living in...
Getting Baby Ready For Her Closeup

Getting Baby Ready For Her Closeup

Everybody is waiting and asking for those first baby pictures. You know yourself that you want all of those pictures to show how special your bundle of joy really is. You can take dozens with your phone but none of them will compare to those professional shots that...
Wilmington Riverwalk Engagement Session

Wilmington Riverwalk Engagement Session

Jordan and Danny hired me to photograph their wedding in Chicago next year at the Medinah Country Club! It’s going to be INCREDIBLE!! For their engagement photos, we decided to head down to the Wilmington Riverwalk at sunset. These two know exactly how to dress,...
Marcus and Katie Take Scotland: Part 3

Marcus and Katie Take Scotland: Part 3

This is the third and final post of my epic three part Scotland wedding extravaganza. You can check out part 1 here, and part 2 here. Somewhere in the middle of our honeymoon in Scotland, we had the privilege of staying at the BEAUTIFUL Ord House Hotel, a historic...
Studio Bridal Portraits

Studio Bridal Portraits

Over the last few years, Vanity Fair has published their Oscar party portraits taken by celebrity photographer Mark Seliger. Vanity Fair in general publishes impossibly gorgeous portraits of celebrities on a regular basis, and this was the inspiration for Danny +...
What To Wear For Your Maternity Photo Session

What To Wear For Your Maternity Photo Session

Are you expecting a bundle of joy in the near future?  If you are pregnant and getting closer to your due date, then this is a great time to schedule a maternity photo shoot.  Your growing belly is a sign of your growing family.  This special time in your life is a...
Marcus and Katie Take The Bahamas!

Marcus and Katie Take The Bahamas!

Every year since I’ve met Katie, the day after Christmas we go to her Uncle’s house in Florida and stay til New Year’s. One year in particular Katie got it in her head that we should take the ferry from Fort Lauderdale to Aruba and stay for New...
Sunrise Engagement Photos at Wrightsville Beach

Sunrise Engagement Photos at Wrightsville Beach

I’ve always wanted to do a sunrise engagement session. Especially at Wrightsville Beach. Being on the East Coast, the sun usually rises on the ocean side, so if you want the sun behind you you need to wake up pretty early! Luckily this was the tail end of Winter...
Bridal Portraits in Wilmington NC

Bridal Portraits in Wilmington NC

Diana came in for her studio bridal portraits in my downtown Wilmington NC studio and brought the cavalry! Other than her mother and her friend and wedding planner Keisha from Create the Date Events, she brought an INCREDIBLE wedding gown from Kleinfeld’s, a...
Marcus and Katie Take Colorado!

Marcus and Katie Take Colorado!

You only turn 30 once, and Katie and I decided we should each get to pick a place to go on vacation for our 30th. In 2016, it was my turn, and since our birthdays are only a day and a year apart it would be her turn in 2017! I decided on a cabin in the woods....
Operation Pretty Things

Operation Pretty Things

Last week the Coastline Convention Center hosted the 3rd Annual Operation Pretty Things ONE Gala. For the third year in a row I was there to photograph the event, and it was a doozy! Wilmington high society turned up by the hundreds to support this wonderful...
50 Fabulous Women

50 Fabulous Women

This summer I met with Joy Wade, the program manager of Going Beyond the Pink (GBTP) – a local Wilmington breast cancer charity, to discuss a potential fundraiser project. In less than 30 minutes, 50 FABULOUS WOMEN was born. The project’s mission is to...
Marcus and Katie Take Scotland: Part 2

Marcus and Katie Take Scotland: Part 2

This is Part Two of my epic three-part blog post of our Scotland wedding trip. You can check out part one here. After the wedding we still had another two days at the castle, so we spent time exploring the 600+ acre property. Of course I brought my professional...
Greenfield Lake Park Engagement Photos

Greenfield Lake Park Engagement Photos

Greenfield Lake Park in Wilmington, North Carolina is an absolutely stunning place to have your engagement photos taken. If you’re reading this you probably already know that. Ray and Rebecca got all dolled up (mostly Rebecca) for their engagement photos and we...
Wrightsville Beach Sunset Engagement Photos

Wrightsville Beach Sunset Engagement Photos

If you’re engaged and lucky enough to live nearby Wrightsville Beach, you won’t regret coming here for a sunset engagement photo session! Couples travel from all over the state (and beyond) to come to our beautiful beaches for their engagement photos. And...
Marcus + Katie Take on the Road!

Marcus + Katie Take on the Road!

Since moving to Wilmington just over three years ago, my wife Katie and I have taken a lot of road trips back to Los Angeles to visit family and friends. I grew up in Arizona so we stop at my parents’ house and see them on the way to LA. Each time we went back,...
Latimer House Wilmington Bridal Portraits

Latimer House Wilmington Bridal Portraits

This year the Wilmington NC Latimer House has committed themselves to offering a complete wedding experience for brides and grooms who prefer a more intimate ceremony. They needed some photos to show how spectacular the house can be as a backdrop for a beautiful...
Downtown Wilmington Engagement Photos at Night

Downtown Wilmington Engagement Photos at Night

It’s time for something DIFFERENT! I’ve been wanting to do a night time engagement photo session for a long time, and I finally got the chance earlier this year with Nolan and Jayna. We started right around the time the sun was going below the horizon, and...