Class of 2020 – The One Where You Are Lucky to Even Walk

I started holding sessions for the Class of 2020 in July…. yes, July! The first senior to approach me was Hunter Pierce, a member of Hunt Chorus and senior at Hunt School. Truth be told, that’s where this whole business began. Way back, circa 2016 after having gone on a trip to NY as the…

Williams {Hunt c/o 2019}

Just about a month from now I’m set adrift, with a diploma for a sail and lots of nerve for oars. ~Richard Halliburton I don’t always promise to blog images. This isn’t a guaranteed ‘thing’ with any session, but if the downtime allows as it has tonight, I begin to cull through the countless images…

Dilda {Bethel c/o 2019}

I hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known. ~Author Unknown People graduate everyday and move on to the next chapter of life. I have been there, many of…

Mr. & Mrs. Dantzler

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. ~Albert Einstein, possibly a paraphrase by Roger Sessions I had the sheer privilege of being called by a childhood friend to document their vows last week. I was delighted because 1) I don’t offer weddings as an option and 2) it was enough of…

Eyes on Main Street

Today was a busy day.  I was at East Carolina University bright and ready to go at 8AM this morning to adjudicate a piano festival, which I have had the privilege of doing so for numerous years… this year, my students were there on the other side playing for the first time…. nerves on edge! …

52,560,000 Minutes

Trying to sing “52,560,000 Minutes” doesn’t quite seem to have the flowing cadence as “525,600 Minutes” as heard in Rent…. however, it can make you stop and only imagine. To imagine what a person living to be 100 in today’s time would have seen. Sure, it happens every day – but to know that person,…

Kinky Tresses

When you walk in purpose, you collide with destiny. ~Ralph Buchanan A few weekends ago I had the privilege of photographing an incredible woman who took life into her own hands. A brilliant woman who had an amazing career, yet found herself wanting to create something for others. This woman is the founder of http://www.kinkytresses.com…

If I had my child to raise all over….

I’d finger paint more, and point the finger less.  I’d do less correcting, and more connecting.  I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.  I would care to know less, and know to care more.  I’d take more hikes and fly more kites.  I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play.  I’d…