Erin-Owner, Lead Photographer
Image Above: Blueberry Creative
Hi, I’m Erin! When I was a kid, I used to put on plays in my grandparents living room with my cousins using blankets and whatever we could find in the room as props (I was really cool, picture straight cut across the forehead THICK bangs). I wanted to be a writer, and then as time went on a nurse. My grandmother bought me my first typewriter and coincidentally, my first camera growing up and has always encouraged my creative spirit. I have had a lifelong love of photography and never thought it would end up being my actual grown-up job. Seriously, how did I get so lucky?
I attended UNCW on a nursing scholarship and about a year and a half in realized it really wasn’t the path I felt my life going. I eventually switched majors from Nursing to Business Marketing and gave up my scholarship (sorry mom!). Little did I know then that was the best decision for me. After college (around 2010), I rediscovered my love of photography and started taking photography and editing classes at night and absorbing everything I could, I couldn’t get enough.
I fell in love with photographing weddings early on in my photography career. I loved the excitement and joy of the wedding day and watching the bond of family and friends as they all come to celebrate the marriage of their loved ones. No wedding is ever the same and I still have that same passion for weddings and get that excited buzz in my stomach whenever I photograph a wedding.
In 2016 I received my professional certification with Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPIC) and was one of the first photographers in North Carolina to obtain this certification. My work has been published in The Knot.com, Huffington Post, Borrowed and Blue, Artfully Wed, The Daily Dog Tag as well as print publications including Wilma Magazine, The Greater Wilmington Business Journal, Cape Fear Living Magazine (Wedding Edition), Southern Bride & Groom, Endurance Magazine and Woodmen Living Magazine. I have also written articles for Rangefinder Magazine, Nation's Photo Lab and appeared on Bokeh, a podcast for photographers.
When I am not photographing weddings or families, I can be found spending time with my family and newborn baby boy, suffering through and coaching CrossFit workouts, talking to my dogs Zeke and Duke like they are humans, and traveling all over. Fun fact, my sister and I live on the same street as each other (purely accidental but so great!).
Our sweet boy and future world traveler Leif Allen,
Thanks to Cindy Harter Photography for these images!
My nieces and nephew Ava,Christian & Addy
Zeke & Duke, both rescues
The beautful island of Santorini, I can't wait to go back!
I have been to Venice twice, and I absoutely love getting lost in the streets, walking along the canals and just sitting and taking in the beauty of the city.
The Cliffs of Moher is a must visit in Ireland. Just don't get too close to the edge and maybe fall in the mud like someone I know. Okay, it was me.
Scotland is my favorite country to visit, hands down. Their countryside offers some of the most scenic and breathtaking views in my opinion.
Cassie-Senior Associate Photographer
Cassie, originally from Massachusetts, made her way down south with her husband who was a Marine stationed locally at Camp Lejeune. She has been in North Carolina now for seven years and does not miss the Massachusetts winters!
Mom of two, her love of photography began when her first son Colin was born. She is a member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI).
In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family at the beach collecting shells and catching hermit and ghost crabs. She also enjoys paddle boarding and exploring the intracoastal waterway with her family.
Rachel-Associate PhotographerServing as a military wife and mom of two, Rachel has lived from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean – she's witnessed the heartbreak of “see you soon” and the overwhelming joy of “welcome home” and behind each tear and smile has been the grandest of support systems encouraging her that God has a will and a way. To find her strength and to pass the time waiting on her husband to come home, she picked up a camera and captured “happy” in a frozen moment in the lives of others.
Being a southern girl, “happy” can be barefeet in a daffodil field - just hold the bugs and humidity; the simplest sentence, “I do”; or a family wearing matching clothes for the first time. Hanging in her living room are frozen moments of happy – her “I do” moment – her family grinning ear to ear – her ma and pa, who taught her what it takes for love to be forever. The joy in reliving those moments every time her eyes looked gripped her heart and stirred a passion within to pursue stealing time and saving those moments for you – your own “happy”, your own “I will” and “I do”, your own family, your own daffodil field or blanket in the sand. She treasures those frozen scenes someone captured for her– she would be honored to return the favor for you.