I want to thank all my amazing clients for telling their friends how much they enjoyed their experience with me. As a way to return the favor, I’m now offering a referral program to send some appreciation back at ya!

Referral Program

To thank you for referring any friend who books a maternity, newborn or family photography session with me, I’d would like to offer you a $50 credit to spend on any of my product and service offerings. You can apply this credit to an updated portrait session for your family or to order prints and products from a past session.

How to Refer Your Friends

I will be mailing referral cards to past local clients from the past two years (2020-2021). If you do not receive your referral cards in the mail by May 1st, 2022 and you’d like to have some, please email me and I’ll be happy to send you a few!

Simply write your name on your card, pass it to your friend and ask them to mention it when they contact me to book their session. For newborns, I recommend your friends get in touch with me as soon as they receive your referral card. The best time to photograph newborn babies is between 6-21 days, and my newborn sessions book up quickly in advance.

Family and maternity sessions are great at any time of the year. Friends wanting a family portrait session can contact me any time (the sooner the better if they want a summer or fall  session date).


Your friend will receive a complimentary gift of an 8×10 float-mounted fine art print from their session, for booking on your referral. Your own credit can be used towards a new session, or to order additional products from your previous photography session. Credits are not redeemable for cash.

You may combine your credits.  For example, if 3 referred friends book with us, you’ll have $150 credit (3x $50) to use for yourself.

Referral credits are valid for 1 YEAR. Credits are assigned to you on the date of your referred friend’s session with me.

The products and services available for your credit are my standard prices and products available at the time of redeeming your credit. I am always happy to work with you to create a custom product if you have something particular in mind.


Send me a message with any questions!

Look at this beautiful little lady! I have been photographing this little girl and her family for years and it's such an honor to get to capture families as they grow. From being invited into my clients' homes to capture their tender moments with their newborn babies or special holiday photos around their Christmas trees, it is never something I take lightly. I feel trusted, valued and I thank my lucky stars for this beautiful work that I do and the amazing clients I get to serve. ⁠
The birth of my brother's first child has prompted me to reminisce about the precious moments when my own children were newly born. Their delightful fragrance, petite and squishy features, and undeniable cuteness overwhelmed me. Despite my exhaustion and the countless tasks that demanded my attention, I found it impossible to sleep when they did. Instead, I would observe their every movement, cherishing each second of that extraordinary period. I made a conscious effort to etch every detail into my memory. And now, as I reflect upon those times, it feels as though they occurred just yesterday, despite my sons now being 5 and 9 years old. Having children truly transports one into a time-warp, with time appearing to both slow down and pass by in an instant, leaving you astonished by their rapid growth.⁠
I have discovered a clear passion within me not only for crafting genuine portraits that capture the true essence of the subject in the present moment, but also for using this skill to uplift women. My focus is specifically on the fearless women who are embarking on their own entrepreneurial journeys.⁠
In light of this, I am pleased to announce the addition of new services to my professional photography portfolio! One of these offerings is personalized branding photography catered to women-owned small businesses.⁠
Your brand serves as a reflection of your vision, values, and dedication. Let's encapsulate the essence of your business journey through bespoke branding photography that speaks volumes, right here in Wilmington, NC! 🌟📷 ⁠
If you share a passion for supporting women-owned businesses, please feel free to reach out to me via direct message. I am eager to have a conversation, collaborate, and potentially work together in some capacity!⁠
I firmly believe that by supporting and empowering women, we actively contribute to the healing, growth, and evolution of our world.⁠
This family is just too sweet! You know what they say: three is a party, and these three kiddos definitely made this session feel like one. 
I love the energy that sibling dynamics bring to a session. They are the best kind of ornery, and it makes for some adorable shots and even better smiles.
I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for long days and bare feet and sandy toes!!! Spring and summer cannot come soon enough, and I am so thankful that my job gets me outside and enjoying the seasons to the absolute fullest 😍
There is quite literally no moment too small in a newborn session. If you’ve had babies in your life, you know that they will grow right before your eyes and you want to savor every second - every little finger and every tiny toe.

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