Wilmington, NC Photographer | The Traveling Dress Collective

I am feeling beyond blessed today! I was part of a traveling dress project, and with the time it took for the dress to get to everyone in our group at different places around the world, it's been a year in the making! I'm so excited to see it published!

A huge thank you to Emily of Bella Navi for heading up this group, all the group members for working their magic and making the dress's story so special, thank you to The Traveling Dress Collective for starting everything and inviting others to be a part of it, and to my models Brooke & Edward and Stephanie & James! 

Check out all the beautiful photos and all the amazing photographers!


While I had the dress, I had the pleasure of putting two beautiful models in it. The first was Brooke Woodley. She and her love, Edward, traveled to a boat ramp in Castle Hayne, NC, and then a quiet access point at Wrightsville Beach, NC with me. These newly-weds twirled, kissed as the sun rose, and got completely soaked during their session! It was perfect. My second model was Stephanie Garner. She and her love, James, invited me to their home in Wilmington, NC for their session- and they live in an Argosy! I was instantly excited! This free-spirited couple cuddled, kissed, and showed me how deeply they love; and we were also joined by their sweet daughter, Olivia. Another perfect session.

This was my first time being part of a traveling dress group and it was so much fun! Not only is the group filled with amazing photographers but getting to photograph something that they all photographed was really special; it’s like I had a piece of everyone’s sessions in my sessions! I just felt connected. I definitely want to continue photographing traveling dresses.
— Amandamarie Gillen

Wilmington, NC Photographer | Black Friday Membership Special!


We've decided to open Client Memberships!
Access to memberships will only open once a year and there are only 6 SPOTS available!

Memberships are only open until midnight on November 24th or until 6 spots are taken (whichever comes first)!

A membership is $999 ($2,100 value). That is more than a 50% price cut, and comes out to less than $167 per session instead of our normal $350 per session, and includes 6 full photo sessions to be used throughout 2018. Can you tell we love our clients? Membership includes the full sessions and the web-sized digitals for online sharing, and of course, you always have the option to purchase any of the beautiful products we have available! And you still get your additional 10% off prints and products, and can still earn your $100 print credits from your referrals that book!

This offer can be used for any kind of full session-  holidays, seasonal, back to school, engagements, seniors, birthdays, etc.

Membership must be paid in full same day, no payment plan available because of how big of a special it is.

Message us if you'd like to purchase a membership, or if you have any questions!

2017 black friday photos specials Wilmington, NC


Wilmington, NC Photographer | Intimate Couple's Session At Wrightsville Beach, NC

I had such a wonderful and intimate session with these two at Wrightsville Beach! Amanda really wanted to do something special for her husband, Michael, so this was a surprise for him! Not only are these gorgeous people super in love and not afraid to show it, but their love radiates from the photos we captured! I enjoyed every second of editing this session and my heart is full! 

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Wilmington, NC Photographer | Greenfield Lake Family Session

The LaVigne family's session took place at Greenfield Lake in Downtown Wilmington, NC. I had such a wonderful time photographing this super sweet family; Cynthia and Simeon are so down to earth, and 6-month-old Sofia has a smile that just fills your love tank! I felt so at home with them that I didn't want our session to end, and I kinda kept them a little longer than they probably had planned for. Sophia fell asleep, the park lights came on, and I was loving every second of our time together! (I even got to hold sleeping Sophia in one arm while taking some couple portraits of Cynthia and Simeon with the other! I was definitely getting my baby fill! ) Besides getting all the smiling and interacting photos that I often get at sessions, we got some beautiful, quiet, full-of-love moments that just melt my heart! This session has meant so much to me, and was something I really needed to photograph. Thank you, LaVigne family. I can't wait to have another session with you. <3

Check out the images from their session here!

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Wilmington, NC Photographer | Connection Feature

So excited that one of our images from the LaVigne family's recent session was featured on Bella Navi's blog! This feature was all about connection, and this family session really reflected that! Thank you for another feature, Bella Navi! And congratulations, LaVigne family! You can check out the awesome features here:


More from this family session will be on the blog soon!

Wilmington, NC Photographer | Hands For Harvey

Thank you so much to Emily of Bella Navi Photography LLC for featuring another one of our images in her weekly post! Not only are we honored, but we love that she used this feature about hands to create a charity to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey!
Take a look at these beautiful images from a group of photographers that I've had the pleasure of getting to know and love! And if you feel it in your heart to give and help those in Texas, there's a button at the bottom where you can donate the amount of your choice to the charity of your choice through Hands For Harvey. Every little bit helps. 


Wilmington, NC couples session

Wilmington, NC Photographer | We are so honored to be featured again by Bella Navi!

We are so honored, blessed, and very excited to be featured by Bella Navi Photography LLC for the second time! Emily is such an amazing photographer, and heads up a community for photographers' filled with so much talent! If you're ever near Mount Pleasant, PA, you definitely need to book a session with her! 

You can see our feature here on the Bella Navi Photography LLC's website!

And you can visit Emily's Facebook here,

and her Instagram here!

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Wilmington, NC Photographer | Jacob's Senior Portraits

Wilmington, NC Photographer | All Caught Up

You may notice that a handful of the more recent blog posts were all posted recently but aren't exactly new, or that your session was recently posted but done a while ago- I had fallen way behind on blog posts, but am all caught up now, and I will try to keep it that way. As always, thanks for looking; and thanks for keeping me so busy! ^_^