Fit to Love

Everyone has a story as to how they met their significant other. Tremayne and Nikki Bass are no different. These two are amazing people who have a combined goal to change the world one person at a time. This power couple has a sincere passion to provide a service to help people with their weight loss journey. They have experienced the many ups and downs that we’ve all had when it comes to weight loss. They have turn those challenges into two awesome companies. Noe Moe Fatt and Momz With Musclez work with individuals to create the right environment to successfully lose weight. Not only do they develop customize meal plans for each client, they also customize each client’s work out plan based on that individual’s goals. This service is like no other. The accountability portion of the service is one of the things that sets their program a part from all of the other programs. I have personally worked with Noe Moe Fatt and have been able to keep my 40+ pounds off for more than a year. Tremayne and Nikki work to educate each client on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. They have two main objectives to assist you with meeting your goals and to provide you with all the knowledge that you need to be able to maintain on your own. I was honored to be able to photograph these two when they visited a few months ago. I captured their love for each other and their love for fitness. Congratulations to Tremayne and Nikki Bass on their recent nuptials! I am excited for you and this next chapter in your lives. May you forever love each other the way that God loves each of us.

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Shutterfest 2018

I had the opportunity to attend Shutterfest 2018 in St. Louis, MO. I knew that I would be surrounded by amazingly talented photographers who have a wealth of knowledge and experience. My goals were to absorb as much information as I possibly could and develop relationships with photographers who are where I would one day like to be. Although the Shutterfest was overwhelming, I accomplished my goals. The culture of the event was one of encouragement and information sharing. I stepped outside of my comfort zone and discussed some of the challenges that I face as a photographer, how I can improve my clients’ experiences and how to improve my techniques. This event not only had classes, but it also offered photo walks and models. It was great to be able to learn something new, then be able to use what you learned almost instantly. It also allowed photographers to test out lenses, lighting equipment as well as new cameras.  What I appreciated most is that although there are photographers who have mastered the basic fundamentals of this craft, there is still opportunities to grow and develop. I am grateful for the experience, the knowledge and the friendships from Shutterfest 2018. I am looking forward to the next one. In the meantime, I am working to apply what I learned to evolve into a master of photography…who can then help develop other photographers just starting out to reach their full potential.

Enhancing Your Beauty

With so many formal events occurring during this time of year, like proms and weddings, there are several young ladies and women looking for a quality make-up artist. Brittany Horton, of Face by B Horton, is not only a quality make-up artist, she is also very affordable and reliable. Her primary focus is ensuring that the skin is properly moisturized prior to application of any make-up. She inquires about any problem areas, allergens, as well as the client’s desire of the end result. Brittany enhances each of her client’s natural beauty. With her talent, you will walk away feeling refreshed, wanting to enjoy a night out on the town. Be sure to check out Brittany’s work on Instagram, @facebybhorton.


Senior Year

Most teenagers look forward to their senior year in high school. With Ikira, it is no different. She is extremely excited that her senior year is here and quickly coming to a close. She plans to attend Wake Forest University this fall. I am excited to see her succeed as she keeps God first. She will continue to be a stand-out student who chooses not to conform to the world. Congratulations, Ikira!!!!

Pursuing Your Passion In Excellence

It is a blessing to discover and follow your passion and God’s purpose for your life. Most people fail to pursuit their passions due to fear and doubt. But there are others who take a leap of faith and strategically pursuit their passion. The people who turn their passions into business have a tendency to thrive, especially when they are in line with God’s will. My dear friend, Chef Sondra Corry, is an example of someone who is pursuing her passion in excellence. And it is truly God’s will for her life. Chef Sondra is the owner and operator of Personal Touch Catering here in Charlotte, NC. She is a trained chef who takes pride in her work. Not only does her food taste amazing, but the presentation is always immaculate. Chef Sondra specializes in creating flavor combinations that take traditional dishes to the next level. She not only caters weddings and events, she also provides personal chef services. I had the privilege of photographing her for her upcoming website. It is always great to work with someone who truly loves what they do. Be sure to check out Chef Sondra’s Facebook page, Personal Touch Catering.


Love Is In The Air

I had the pleasure of photographing Michelle and Erick earlier this month. This couple will be tying the knot later this year. I’m extremely excited for their upcoming nuptials. I am so grateful that they took the time out of their schedules to allow me to capture some of their love. I pray that they have many blissful years in a thriving marriage. Congratulations Mich and E!!!!

Forever Family

Growing up, I spent a lot of time with my family. That included time with parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. There was never a dull moment when spending time with the family. We actually talked and played games and cooked meals together. I had an opportunity to photograph a family that traveled from as far as New York City. Not saying that because it is big time NYC. I say that because this family genuinely values the time that they spend together, creating lasting memories. I am grateful that they chose me to photograph them. Here are a few photos from my time with them.

The Gift of Life

Parents are given an amazing gift from God in the form of children. There is an inexplicable bond between parent and child. The love is unconditional, just like God’s love for His children. Psalm 139:13-14 says that He forms the inward parts and that He covers the child in the mother’s womb. Children are fearfully and wonderfully made, by God. My dear friends entrusted their maternity session to me. With this being their first child, I wanted to ensure that I captured their desired vision.  Here are a few photos from their session.

Mission Complete

On February 1st, 2016, I started a digital photography certification class at the local community college. I signed up for the class to gain a better understanding of photography and how to become better at what I love to do. Although I have attended other classes and workshops prior to now, this class taught me quite a few things. I learned the importance of metering. I learned how to meter. I learned how to use flash effectively. I developed an efficient work flow in LightRoom. On February 29th, 2016, the last day of class, we took a field trip to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. I had the opportunity to see how much I progressed from the first day to the last day. It was a wonderful experience to become a student of photography in order to become a better photographer.