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Hunstable Family Sneak /// Ft. Worth - Asheville Adoption Story

 

I am in awe of the Hunstables and the deep love that they exuded during my time with them today for their new baby, Journey. They traveled from Ft. Worth, Texas to Asheville to welcome their new girl into their family. They drove across the country with their son, Lincoln, and their two mothers. The love and grace of this family is something special. I can't wait to share more of them and their story. 

And I am so excited and honored that they are the first family I have gotten to document for my 100 Family Project.  What an incredible beginning to a journey of photography 100 family stories! More photos of the Hunstables coming soon. 

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Sarah /// Raleigh Bridal Shoot

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Sarah /// Raleigh Bridal Shoot

Sarah is absolutely beautiful from the inside out. She is kind and patient and has the sweetest spirit. She is a nurse, and you can tell that she cares for people deeply and puts others before her. Ever since I've known Sarah from college, I've always felt the most wonderful peace when I am around her. I had the honor of photographing her wedding last week in Southport. I am thrilled to share with you our day in Raleigh together celebrating the time in her life as a bride and the beautiful woman that she is. 

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Wes + Hannah Proposal /// Black Balsam Knob

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Wes + Hannah Proposal /// Black Balsam Knob

Today was amazing. Wes proposed to Hannah, his high school sweetheart of 6 years on the top of Black Balsam Knob. Wes is in the Marine Corps and will be deploying soon for 8 months as Hannah is finishing her last year at Appalachian State. He decided to ask Hannah to marry him before he left, and she was completely surprised. Having never met these two, finding them was a little tricky. After sprinting up the mountain with all of my gear thinking that they were an hour early just to find that it was a couple that looked just similar enough to them to get my heartbeat going, Hannah and Wes showed up with big smiles. I loved being able to see the two of them together without them seeing me. They were so content with one another. I am so honored to have photographed such a sweet and substantial moment in their lives. I can't get over how sweet these two are.

Congratulations Hannah and Wes! 

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Cross Family /// Fayetteville, NC

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Cross Family /// Fayetteville, NC

I photographed the Cross family last fall at their home in Fayetteville. John is in the military and Ashley used to be a photographer at the Fayetteville Observer, which is where I worked for a while as well. We had never met until I photographed them, but I sure wish we had. This family is absolutely amazing. Ashley and John's partnership is inspiring. Their love for their 3 children and for one another clearly runs deep. They are down-to-earth, open, and incredibly positive. I am so glad they asked me to come document their family for a few hours. These images continue to make me smile. 

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