Azalea Children’s Tea Party 2017

We had the pleasure of being asked to assist with this year’s Tea Party. I had a team face painting for the VIP’s as well as I was there taking photos with the Belles and Fairies for guests. Those pictures are up and ready for purchase with 50% of the proceeds going back to the Cape Fear Volunteer Center to help aide their goals. Thank you so much and please feel free to contact me with any questions. You can find the album here


The Azalea Children’s Tea was truly an enchanted experience. With the theme changing each year, it is like stepping into a different fairy tale every time. In attendance at this event was the Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Belles, Azalea Festival Princess and her Court, as well as pageant queens and princesses. Proceeds benefit the operations of the Cape Fear Volunteer Center whose mission is to: Build and maintain an organization capable of meeting the needs of the non-profit community. We provide trained volunteers, resources and processes that stimulate effective solutions for the New Hanover County Area. Some of our programs include: Big Buddy, Kids Voting, Port City Social Club.

Here is some information about the Cape Fear Volunteer Center….

Our Mission and Our History

Our mission at Cape Fear Volunteer Center is to match volunteers service opportunities in the Cape Fear region, through direct and indirect services: Big Buddy/Life Guide, National Days of Service, Kid’s Voting, and CareNet.

Cape Fear Volunteer Center was modeled after the famous “1000 Points of Light” speech by President George Bush, harnessing the power of spontaneous volunteers and matching them with community needs.

In 2005, after prayers and confirmation from God, Annie Anthony took a small program and transformed it into a nonprofit agency. Armed with the idea of keeping her hands open to what God might desire to do through this organization, the agency has continued to flourish into what it is today.

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Our center has been around now for about 12 years. Funds are still needed in many ways to keep the center functioning for 12 more years. Everything from administrative supplies, materials for projects, to procuring venues for events. Donations of any size are welcome. Most are even tax deductible!

If you wish to drop off donations, please call 910.392.8180.

For more information on the Cape Fear Volunteer Center please check out their website at

Why scheduling your family session is important! (Remember…It’s more than just a picture)

Last year I had the pleasure of taking photos for a beautiful family. I didn’t know their story and they didn’t pay for my services….yes it was a FREE session.You see, my lovely friends over at Live Free Chiropractic did an amazing giveaway in 2016. Each week on Tuesday they had great prizes during December to give back. They did a Trivia game where their clients were able to answer questions and get entered to win. On Tuesdays they drew a name for a winner of all types of great prizes including but not limited to my services…. a FREE family photo session. Just in time for Christmas none the less.

May I introduce the Perez Family….. Party of 6


This has to be one of my favorite shots because it was two hearts that melted together to create this family! Mom and Dad often get lost in the mix of fulfilling and supporting their children in everything they do. I always like to take time for the parents to reconnect because they are important too and sometimes need to be reminded.

Once you are parents, your marriage, matters more not less. Because now other people are counting on you. 


What a sweet family they are, The Perez’s. We had so much fun walking around the New Hanover County Arboretum taking pictures. They were fun, care free and full of life. It may sound biased but I adore the spirit that little boys hold with their energy and spunk and do not get to photograph them near enough. Now, the girls on the other hand, were quiet and caring which made for the perfect family blend.

I hope that when families look back at their “Sessions” they had they don’t just think about the weather, what they wore or even the cost but instead can think of the moments we shared. We created memories that will be captured for a lifetime and shared for generations to come. This session, just like them all, are about creating a time capsule. This time capsule helps bring you back to a place in time much like a song. I pray that we as parents can learn to honor yourself and your family by making time to capture your memories. Unfortunately for some you never know when it may be the last opportunity.

“Ain’t if funny how a melody can bring back a memory. Take you to a another place in time. Completely change your state of mind.”  Clint Black

Thank you Brad and Becky Walter for introducing me to this sweet family and being so great to your clients. They are lucky to have you!

Powered by

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: