Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Crystal || American Tobacco Campus Portraits

Crystal is a fellow alumna of the Queens University of Charlotte MFA, my wonderful program. Her kids, Cameron and Sidney, are adorable, her poems are striking and honest, and she herself is awesome. I'm always glad to provide my fellow Queens alums with new author photos! Her book, Routes Home, is available from Finishing Line Press; there are more of her images on Facebook.

Cameron & Sidney || American Tobacco Campus Portraits

Cameron and Sidney are too dang cute for words. They were so well mannered that it took every trick in my arsenal to get them even giggling for me! (It was the monster faces that did the trick, and imitating the silly faces their mom and I were making.) They are very pleasant and polite young men, and I know their mama is very proud of them. Enjoy their images! More on Facebook.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Tom & Mel || A Yates Mill Park Engagement

Tom and Mel are my very dear friends from college, and I could not be more excited that they're getting married next year! While our whole friend group was camping together a couple of summers ago (and before I seriously got MKM in motion), I shot a few impromptu portraits of Mel and Tom and showed them the shots in-camera, saying something like, "See?! When you guys finally get engaged, you have to let me take your engagement photos!" When they started planning a trip down to Durham for the end of October, Mel emailed me to ask, "Were you serious about that?", to which I said, "Of course!" We ended up with a gorgeous, if slightly chilly, afternoon for their session at Yates Mill (since they're not from the Triangle, we just picked the prettiest location!), which Mike and I shot together, and I am so excited to share these images with everyone. I'm even more excited that my wonderful friends are happy together, and can't wait for their wedding next year! More on Facebook.