Friday, September 23, 2016


I had the pleasure of working with the Fonville Family recently. Sharlena (the beautiful lady in the pink scarf below) contacted me about taking family portraits of her family and also wanted to include her parents and her grandmother.  I was so excited because I love doing generational portraits! These types of portraits have so much meaning - especially as we get older and our loved ones leave us.

As with all of my portrait sessions, Sharlena and I started planning their perfect photo session.  I asked if they would like to do a landscape style session with trees and tall grasses or one that was more urban with an industrial feel.  She wanted something different, so we went urban and chose Taylors Mill (Taylors, SC) as the venue.  It could not have been a more perfect day or place for their session!

I had so much fun with this family!  And while I am only showcasing a handful of images in this post, the selected images do not tell the story of what went on behind the scenes.  There was lots of laughter (Sharlena's dad is a hoot!), giggles and smiles.  Their little girls were beyond adorable and were dancing and having the best time.  We even took a coffee and cocoa break at Due South Coffee (located in the Mill).

I hope you enjoy their family portraits - I know I enjoyed taking them! And can I just say, I really hope my hair is as awesome as Sharlena's grandmother's is when I am her age.  She is one stylish lady!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


It has been so long since I last blogged.  I hate to admit it, but this is my least favorite thing to do.  I feel like I never quite know what to say about how a session went.  I also don't like saying the same generic comments over and over again.  So what do I do?  I don't blog like I should.  I think it is time to remedy that.    

My first photography session in Greenville was with the handsome and charismatic, Ben Toledo.  He was everything I could have hoped for in a first time session in a new area.  Ben is not only good looking and ripped, he is also very funny, creative and was open to trying anything.  We did some shooting at The Taylors Mill in Taylors, SC - what a gorgeous industrial area that is being revitalized!  Then we hopped on over to Downtwon Greenville for some more poses and ideas.  We finished up the shoot at my place in Simpsonville (the first image below is in my backyard).

I hope you enjoy viewing some of the images we created together.  It was a lot of fun!