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 It was so much fun having the rodeo back in Taylorsville at H&H Arena.  There was so much going on and it was a blast to have the town out to such a fun event! Here are a few previews from the 2023 Rodeo!

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H&H Rodeo 2023 | Taylorsville NC

bull riding with grey bull

I was so excited when Wendy was telling me her ideas for her photoshoot. She wanted to light some newspapers on fire, do a shoot with a big dress and do some pictures with the water trough on the hill at sunset.   We were able to make all of that happen in an hour! Wendy […]

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Wendy | Western Lifestyle | Taylorsville NC

Wendy riding Gus in black dress

Halle is a hoot if you have ever met her.  You will never be bored when she is around.  She brings the party with her! Halle had a promotion with Pro Hats, so we got together and had a fun photoshoot.  Good old Gus was always the best horse to use for modeling.  Then at […]

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Halle | Western Lifestyle Session | Taylorsville NC

Halle holding pink hat standing with Gus

When I found out my dear friend, Kirstan was pregnant I was so excited for her! She is one of the sweetest people you will ever meet. Kirstan wanted to grab a few pictures while being pregnant even though she was only about halfway through her pregnancy.  She just wanted to remember the different parts […]

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Kirstan | Western Maternity | Taylorsville NC

Kirstan holding bump tossing dress

I was so excited when Alex told me she was pregnant! She wanted to do the pictures at Codi’s family farm where he was raised with the mountains in the background. It was absolutely gorgeous with the sunset and Alex picked out one of the parachute dresses to use and it was perfect with her skin […]

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Alex & Codi | Maternity Session | Morganton NC

Alex standing with dress flowing looking away

Bailey is such a sweet girl and I was excited to get to do her senior pictures on their family farm! They have a gorgeous farm nestled in the foothills and the sunsets are gorgeous.  She is also finishing an old truck with her dad and we got to use it for a few pictures […]

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Bailey | Western Senior Session | Lenoir NC

Bailey and her old restored truck

Kayla invited me to come and do a photoshoot at Fleurish Greenhouse which is a gorgeous venue located in Hiddenite NC. It’s a beautiful greenhouse nestled in the foothills.  It’s got gorgeous greenery and it’s the perfect location for a fun photoshoot. Bella was a gorgeous model! We brought tons of dresses and threw her in all kinds of […]

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Bella | Fleurish Greenhouse | Taylorsville NC

Bella in deep red dress standing

 When Kendra asked me to do her maternity pictures I was so excited! I knew they were going to be epic but I didn’t know how epic they would really be. The field we used had stunning views of the mountains and the sunset just lit up the sky. We started out with some simple maternity […]

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Kendra + Oliver | Western Maternity Session | Taylorsville NC

mama with horse in white dress at sunset

I absolutely love working with other photographers and Ashlyn is amazing working with other models.  We decided to blend together and hold a workshop together here on our farm.   We had 5 models and 5 photographers and Halle was able to do everyone’s hair that was modeling so they were gorgeous.  We had an absolute […]

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Photography/Model Workshop | Taylorsville NC

all models from workshop in dresses

I had never had the chance to work with a professional model and I had been following Chandler on social media and really liked her style.  So I reached out to her about doing a session because I really wanted to learn more about fluidity posing. We met at a beautiful lake in Raleigh right […]

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Chandler | Raleigh NC

model in vintage western dress holding hat

I was so excited when I got the chance to do a photoshoot with Calamity Loraine and KB Custom Hats.  It was a warm afternoon but it was absolutely beautiful and we had some amazing models.  I got to spend a couple of hours with both companies shooting some of their new styles.  I love […]

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Calamity Loraine | Western Clothing Company | Taylorsville NC

group shot from Calamity Loraine

I was so excited to get to do some product shots for Rocket Donkey at a gorgeous farm down in Lexington, NC.  There were so many amazing models that were there and they toughed it out.  We were taking pictures of sweat shirts in the middle of the summer heat and they did it like […]

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Rocket Donkey | Lexington NC

all the models in rocket donkey tanks

I was so excited when Payton wanted to do a Flower Pants photoshoot.  They had become really popular on Facebook so I thought it would be fun to do it in the studio with the the white floor and the white wall. I picked up two or three bouquets of flowers from walmart and tried […]

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Peyton | Flower Pants Photoshoot | Taylorsville NC

girl sitting in flower pants

I was excited to start offering some fun studio sessions, One of the sessions that I wanted to do was a Beth Dutton inspired photoshoot, and Alex was an amazing model. I have one of my grandmother’s 70’s power suits, and it was perfect on Alex. It gave that really cool Beth Dutton vibe. It was […]

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 Alex | Beth Dutton Inspired Portraits | Taylorsville NC

red head in cow print chair in blue jean outfit

This was the first session I got to do in the new studio.  I worked SO hard getting it ready and I was so excited to finally use it.  It is so nice having a space that I can use to do different types of photoshoots. We did a fun western fashion session with a […]

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Reid | Western Fashion Photography | Taylorsville NC

cowgirl in vintage shirt with gold fringe leaning on cow print chair

The second session of the day that I got to do with Danja was with Julia and Grant.  They were the absolutely sweetest family and I was so excited to photograph a western family out in Colorado.  It’s so much fun getting to photograph in different locations and see so many new places.  It really […]

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Julia + Grant | Western Family Session | Colorado

western couple with horse and baby boy

I have always wanted to work with Danja from Danja Barber Photography.  She has always been a huge inspiration to me.  I absolutely love her work and love her as a human as well.  The opportunity opened up for me to go to Colorado and do a one on one session with her. During the […]

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Jodie + Brooke | Western Fashion Photoshoot | Colorado

2 blonde cowgirls posing on wood fence in western fashion

I was wanting to do a photoshoot with a punchy cowgirl for a while, and Kirstan was the perfect model for it! I teamed up with Blair from VBT Photography and we had a fun afternoon making TickToks and photographing Kirstan around their farm in South Carolina. Here are a few fun pictures from her […]

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Kirstan | Punchy Cowgirl | Rock Hill SC

cowgirl on palomino

I was wanting to do a photoshoot with a punchy cowgirl for a while, and Kirstan was the perfect model for it! I teamed up with Blair from VBT Photography and we had a fun afternoon making TickToks and photographing Kirstan around their farm in South Carolina. Here are a few fun pictures from her […]

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Kirstan | Punchy Cowgirl | Rock Hill SC

cowgirl on palomino

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