Summer is quickly fading but I still have this family and their sweet homestead session on my mind as the leaves start to fade to Fall.
There is something to be said for finding the right artist that “gets you” to photograph you and your family. I find it so important that it’s one of my core values in business (written about in past blog posts), which I will also soon have outlined on my new website when it launches (that’s right — you heard it here first… new site coming, probably by the Spring because there is sooo much goodness we’re going to pack into it Quality takes time!). You can’t simply throw a dart and choose just anybody to document your life. You have to be the right fit. And this family, the Freulers, also from Pittsboro, were just that for me. They were kind and welcoming, had the most adorable home and property, and we had so much in common! When you find just the right people to work with, it makes shooting a breeze and the end result that much sweeter.
For this post I’m going to share my favorite digital images from the house portion of their session, where we started and ended our time together — last time I shared my favorite black and white film shots. For my third installment of this family session next time, I’ll share my shots from around their property which you won’t want to miss! Let’s just say it involves a tree house, flying chickens, a rope swing over a pond, and goats! Not all in tandem… 😉
Want to do a similar session for your family? Have a house or homestead you’re smitten with and want your family to always remember? Let’s get together and start creating the family photo album of your dreams!
Aside from your wedding day or the birth of a child, it’s that time of the year again when you may be the most likely to hire a photographer. Everyone loves updated family photos, because a lot changes year to year and life is fragile. It’s definitely becoming increasingly popular to share your photo sessions online and/or put them onto cards being mailed out for the holidays. As you venture into your photo session (or maybe you already have), pretty please keep these thoughts and kind requests in mind!
Moving to a new town, a new state, can be terrifying. Settling in, finding a new everything. It’s lonely, unknown, and overwhelming. Where is the nearest grocery store? How do I find a favorite new breakfast spot? But, if you take a minute to breath and seek out the beauty of the newness that surrounds you, magic happens.
After my trip to the always-lovely Chatham Mills Farmers’ Market a few weeks back, some more wonderfully friendly local farmers enjoyed that set of images so much that they invited me our to another fantastic market: The Pittsboro Farmers’ Market (Thursday’s 3-6pm at Main Street Station!).
These were all shot with my Nikon F100 with Portra400, developed and scanned by The FIND Lab!
I’d like to start with Lu’s Farm since that is who reached out to me first. Lu is so kind and welcoming, and her baked goods & flowers were just to die for.
I’m continuing with my series showing my love of Pittsboro on 35mm film. Last week I shared photos from the Chatham Mills Farmers’ Market, and I’ve been invited out to the Pittsboro Farmers’ Market today to shoot some more film — so keep an eye out for those photos in a couple of weeks!
But today right here on the blog, I’m moving on to sharing my images from my favorite store here in town! We moved to Pittsboro about 2.5 years ago and since I have a love of antiques and all things vintage, one of the first shops in town that I ever stepped foot in was Beggars & Choosers! I was instantly in love.
And then I met Pam, the owner, who is endlessly lovable. One of my favorite things she said to me once was, “If everyone is going to be talking about you anyway, you may as well give them something to talk about!” 🙂 Here are two photos of her on Halloween last year.
Small towns are the soul of, well, everything. Go to any small town in any country, and you will immediately see the true heart of where you are. My family and I have lived in a lot of different places — thank you Air Force for taking my childhood around the world, and then I married a husband with a spirit as adventurous and wanderlusting as my own!). But two years ago fate brought us to Pittsboro, North Carolina. The sweetest small town that I have fallen head over heels in love with. The type of place where your fellow business owners know you by name, and everyone mutually supports each other’s endeavors. Local, indie businesses thrive on community support. Pittsboro has proven itself to be nothing short of incredible as I have set up shop here in town and began rebuilding my client base when I re-established my business here after our big move from Austin, Texas.
One of my favorite happy places to spend time with other awesome, like-minded locals is at the Saturday morning Chatham Mills Farmers’ Market! The farmers are all so sweet and fun and interesting to talk to. So two weeks ago I finally decided to load up my F100 with some film to document all of the beauty just bursting from the gorgeous produce and other handmade goods that the farmers brought out that weekend. The only part that bummed me out a little was that Fiddlehead Farm wasn’t there– they have the BEST bread, jams, and other treats!! I guess I’ll just have to go back with my film again and catch them another time. 😉