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Sara + Mel


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May 17th, 2011

One month ago today I was headed to the hospital to have Mason… he didn’t come for another 36 hours but it was worth the wait!  I can’t believe he will be one month old tomorrow.  The saying “The days are long but the years are short” really is true.  He has already changed so much- you can never take too many pictures!

I did a little impromptu shoot with him yesterday.. trying to get some sleepy pics.  As soon as I took his jammies off he woke up..of course.

May 3rd, 2011

Mason Elliott • April 18th • 9 lbs 10 oz

Week 1

Aunt Alison

Week 2

Thanks to all of our clients for being so patient while I’m on maternity leave!  I’ll be back to doing some computer work as soon as I can figure out this new mom thing!

December 16th, 2010

check out meredith and john’s bald head island wedding in the new issue of the knot!

October 21st, 2010

Challenge:  Get those pictures off your hard drive and onto your wall!  It is a daunting task…as I well know.. the wall over my couch has been bare for the last three years and I’m a photographer!  It’s really hard to choose a huge piece of art because you’ll have to really LOVE it for years.  So, I decided a wall gallery is probably the best way to go for me.  Here are some options that I really like:

My fav:  Perfect Picture Wall.  They mail you the wall template AND the frames, all you have to do is add the pics… and it’s super affordable.  They have modern frames and more traditional options.

If your house is a little more traditional, Michael’s has some great wall template galleries too.

I also really love the layout of this gallery that I borrowed from Tara Whitney‘s blog.  It is a great example of how to use lifestyle portrait photography in a REAL home.  Thanks Tara and Visty for the inspiration!  I seriously LOVE those curtains too!

So- lovely clients- please send us photos of how you’ve hung your whitebox photos!  We’d love to feature them here on the blog!  I’ll post some pics of the wall gallery over my couch… as soon as I get it finished!

July 16th, 2010

last chance to book a whitebox photo session in the wilmington area.

there only two spots left:  monday, july 26th and wednesday, july 28th

email maureen at info@whiteboxkids.com for the low-down!

April 12th, 2010

we are thrilled to have brooke and hap’s fabulous outer banks wedding weekend featured in the current weddings unveiled magazine.  check out all of the amazing wedding ideas on their blog.

March 17th, 2010

As photographers, we spend a lot of time behind the computer- it is our constant companion!  If I’m not shooting, you will find me here most days…. working on images, designing albums, talking to the dogs, and when I’m procrastinating……. reading blogs.  I’ve cut way back on the number of photo + wedding related blogs that I look at but I do have a number of other blogs that I really love….. here are some of my favs:

The Simple Dollar

Zen Habits

Simple Mom

Simple Marriage

The Art of Non-Conformity

The Pioneer Woman

Design Sponge


SF Girl By Bay

Decor 8

What are your favorites?

March 10th, 2010

Got my new Epiphanie bag last week and it’s so cute- I’m lovin’ it- and it totally matches my house!  I took it out on Friday night and it fit my 5d with battery grip, 16-35mm, and 50mm nicely.  The outside pockets are nice and deep- great for my iPhone and Burts Bees lip balm.  The quality is really nice- I’m very impressed!

March 3rd, 2010

Welcome to our squeaky clean new blog!  We’ve wanted an intothedarkroom blog for a LONG time, so when they launched their new blog templates we jumped on the chance to get one.  Nothin’ too fancy here but it matches our websites really well and it is super easy to use- plus the customer service at intothedarkroom is AMAZING!  Unfortunately, we couldn’t slurp our old blog into this one- huge bummer- but you can still access it here or under the Links category at the top of the page.  Let me know if you see any weirdness or links that don’t work… I’m still tweaking things here and there.  Enjoy!