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 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 suffering through Crossfit workouts, talking to my dogs Zeke and Duke like they are humans, and traveling all over. My nieces and nephew are my world and as they get older it is my mission in life to embarrass them any chance that I get by cheering obnoxiously at their sports games and dancing in public, much to their humiliation.
Addy, Ava & Christian
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.
Cassie-Senior Associate Photographer
Cassie, originally from Massachusetts, made her way down south with husband who is a Marine stationed locally at Camp Lejeune. She has been in North Carolina now for five 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), Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) and is currently pursuing her Wedding & Portrait Photography International Certification (WPPIC).
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.
Doug has been a videographer for just under ten years. He recently relocated to North Carolina from Ohio and enjoys living near the beach. He loves anything to do with the outdoors including hiking, camping, mountain biking and more. This love for the outdoors led him to audition for the first season of Survivor!
His family is everything to him and his wife and kids inspire him daily. He says the biggest honor is to be called "Dad" by his two amazing children. Doug loves making wedding films and believes your wedding film should be as unique as you are. He looks forward to providing our couples with beautiful video memories and we are thrilled he has joined our team.
Team Photo Credits: Blueberry Creative