The Durham Family!!

I was blessed by being able to photograph the The Durham family once again! It had been a minute, but I’m thankful to get back at it! This family is so much fun to be around, easy going, and truly are a family I look up to. Their girls are so sweet and talented in sports, and have a great sense of humor, just like their parents. Enjoy a few favorites from our session together as we enjoyed the last of the Fall colors…


Happy Happy Fall, Ya’ll!!

The past few months have been ever changing, just like the leaves of Fall, thats for sure! Some unknowns have been made clear and I am so very thankful for every perspective that I have been shown during this crazy pandemic! My photo booth business, Boone Photo Booth, has been paused for now it seems for lack of large event gatherings. Families however haven’t stopped embracing one another, supporting each other and our communities. We’ve started homeschooling and I am so grateful for this opportunity and thank the Lord for this precious time in my life with my girls. I was able to capture some fun the other day and thought I’d share a glimpse…


A Quick Senior Session

Haley, a gorgeous high school senior from Virginia, wanted me to snap a few images of her before she graduated high school. It was a quick and fun session and I am glad I was able to capture some nice shots for her family before she embarks on this new journey to college in the Fall!! She is such a joy to be around and it was really cool to see how she has grown into a lovely woman, inside and out! Enjoy a few of my favorite images…


Family Portraits in Blowing Rock, North Carolina

I had the lovely pleasure of photographing this sweet family at Chetola Resort, in Blowing Rock, NC, last weekend. An old friend from college days at Appalachian State, Elizabeth, asked if I would photograph her family together as they gathered up here in the mountains, and of course I obliged. 🙂 Such a friendly group, and the kids were all so well behaved, especially for a group this big!! Thanks for letting me be a part of your weekend together and I truly hope you were blessed with your family time together!


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My Family…

We went on our yearly family beach camping trip this year with my parents, to the South Carolina Coast, to Huntington Beach State Park. It was a really sweet reminder of my childhood, since not only did I get to bring my children back to the place I grew up going to as a kid, but my brother who lives in Seattle, Washington happened to be able to join us! He had been literally traveling the world for the past year and chose to visit good ol’ NC before heading back to the West Coast. He’s an amazing artist and my oldest daughter is always interested in what he’s creating! Such great times were had and I am glad I got to capture a tiny sliver at Atalaya. Enjoy some of my favorite images…


A Summer “Cruise In”…

What fun! Cars, good folks and North Carolina BBQ…. It doesn’t get much better than that, does it? I had such a fun time being able to capture some cool images at this “Cruise In” at Smoky Mountain BBQ in West Jefferson, NC. I met a lot of really neat people too, from all over Western NC, even some all the way from Alaska! Enjoy folks! 🙂

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Farm table rentals…

Here are some shots from a wedding we were able to rent our tables to this summer. Don’t they look great! And I just loved what the bride did with the centerpieces… very elegant but still rustic. We are booking up for 2013 and hope to have 10 tables available if you know anyone that might like to rent them for their event 🙂

Photography by Ellen Gwin


First wedding of the season!!

This past weekend we had the opportunity to share a couple farm tables with some friends of ours at their wedding at Camp Sky Ranch, located just outside of Boone. What an amazing experience! We wish you all the best Edwin and Jeannie! If you are interested in farm table rentals, give us a call… This is one of the 9′ Pine farm tables we are renting out now for events and such. They make the perfect head table, gift table, or rent them for your entire wedding guests. Each table sits approximately 10 people and rental is $100 each.