Posts tagged ‘chapel hill’

July 25, 2012

Laura + Josh: Wedding Preview

I couldn’t resist sharing these few black and white pictures from Laura and Josh’s wedding. I’m almost finished with the rest so stay tuned! Their day was beautiful.

July 23, 2012

Lindsay + Drew • Engaged

I’ve loved all the engagement shoots I’ve done, but I think this one may be my favorite! So. Many. COLORS. Lindsay and Drew wanted to spend our Saturday morning at the Carrboro Farmers Market before reenacting their engagement, a picnic at UNC’s Arboretum. I think I took almost as many pictures of fruit and flowers as I did of Lindsay and Drew. And let’s be real. These two are beautiful as individuals and even more together. I can’t wait to shoot their wedding this weekend down in Georgia!

May 28, 2012

Carolina Inn Tea Party

Tea parties are so fun. Seriously, I had such a great time taking these pictures! The Carolina Inn is so beautiful and classy, so I was really excited when Shannon, my roommate and coffee-drinking friend, asked me to take pictures of a senior girls tea party she and a friend were hosting. It was so cool to listen to them point out how each of their friends have influenced them and loved them over the last four years. Such a wonderful group of girls. Anywho, here are some of my favorite shots of the day! I love the way they came out, kind of reminds me of film.

Also, happy Memorial Day!

April 16, 2012

Just Music

I wish I could sing. And I always really wish I could sing when I leave concerts like IJM’s Just Music last Thursday. Seriously, the performers lined up were so talented. And they’re crazy nice too since they volunteered their time for us without really getting anything in return. Except free Chic-fil-a. Ok, so maybe that’s a fair trade off. You sing, we give you chicken. Anyway, this is the second year that UNC’s chapter of the International Justice Mission has had this event to raise money and awareness for human trafficking both at home and abroad. Such a great group of people helped pull this together and I’m so thankful I got to be a part of it. Here are a few pictures from the night!

The Clef Hangers! That girl in the bottom left of the last picture is smitten. Absolutely smitten.

Aaaand then we threw Chic-fil-a off the roof to an adoring crowd. Best finale ever.

March 29, 2012


Many of you know that I work with Scope Magazine at their exec photographer, which means I get to do all the fun shoots! This has probably been one of my favorites because I got to EAT! The story features local Chapel Hill brunch places and their favorites dishes. So, Brendan and I headed over to Carolina Coffee Shop and chowed down on their Corn Flake French Toast with Strawberries. Soooo tasty. Seriously, go get them now. The other pictures and the lovely lips of the amazing Kelsey Snell probably look familiar from our coffee crawl last fall. Again, so much tastiness. Make sure to get a copy of Scope and see the other yummy brunches Chapel Hill has to offer!

Scope will be having their release party tonight at East End on Franklin St.! We’d love to have you come out!

February 9, 2012

Last night…

… was a tough loss. But I’ll always love my Tar Heels.

And these beautiful senior ladies.

March 3rd. Here we come.

December 5, 2011

Painting up

So did anybody catch the UNC vs. Wisconsin game last week? If you did, then you may have noticed a familiar face on ESPN: mine! No big deal. One of my goal’s while at Carolina was to paint up and sit in the risers at a basketfall game. Apparently everyone else completed this must-do like the first week of college, but not me. My luck with the lottery is abysmal so I never get tickets BUT my fantastic friend Laura does. When she got her phase 1 tickets, she invited me to go with her and watch our beloved Tar Heels, who played mere feet from us. The rest is fairly self-explanatory through the many pictures I took, but sadly a lot of them are blurry. Oh well! I had such a great time with Laura, Jordan, Austin and the rest of the Dean Dome! One of the greatest games I’ve been to? Definitely.

There we are in the blue circle!

So those are some of my pictures, however, ESPN and WRAL snapped a few of us too!

Another fun fact I discovered this morning: we were on the front page of the Charlotte Observer!

Famous? I think yes.

September 28, 2011

first amendment day

I love First Amendment day for two reasons: 1) Reminds me how blessed I am to have free speech and the ability to share my beliefs and opinion, and 2) All my journalism classes are cancelled. The latter is really the biggest reason I loved Tuesday’s holiday to be completely honest. Anyway, I wasn’t totally off the hook as far as schoolwork goes since a friend and I worked on covering an event for one of our classes. So, if you noticed the numerous and out of character tweets about a banned book reading in the Pit, it was definitely for my class. Our task was to construct a story of the event using Storify, which allows to gather bits of social media into a single story. So, without further ado, here’s a lovely view of First Amendment Day’s banned book reading…

A Reading of Banned Books

UNC-Chapel Hill celebrates our First Amendment rights by reading from a collection of banned, censored and challenged novels and stories.

Chancellor Thorp and others read from books such as The Catcher in the Rye, Fahrenheit 451, Harry Potter and The Hunger Games in honor of our right to free speech.

“Where the Sidewalk Ends” was challenged because of “rebellion against parents.” Favorite book as a child. #mybad #1stAmendmentDay
September 27, 2011
Who knew that children’s books like these were called into question?

Students browse through banned books at Bull’s Head Bookshop. Many novels and stories that have been praised as classics and must-reads have also been censored or challenged.

ALA | Banned and/or Challenged Books from the Radcliffe Publishing Course top 100 novels of the 20th century

Each year, the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom records hundreds of attempts by individuals and groups to have books removed from libraries shelves and from classrooms. See Frequently Challenged Books for more details. According to the Office for Intellectual Freedom, at least 46 of the Radcliffe Publishing Course Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century have been the target of ban attempts.
From books to Broadway, even songs from the musical Wicked have been censored for objectionable subject matter. #1stAmendmentDay
September 27, 2011

Ta Da!

March 21, 2011

holi moli!

So Friday was a pretty colorful day to say the least!  Here at Carolina we’re pretty big on diversity, so among the many religious and cultural festivities that take place throughout the year is Holi, the Hindu celebration of color at the beginning of spring.  Essentially, people throw vibrantly colored powder and water on one another and revel in the glory of being tie dyed from head to toe. Pink. Orange. Green.Yellow. I’m still getting purple out of my hair! If you know me at all you’ll understand why I thought it was so amazing, despite the side effects of neon-colored cuticles for several days (including the time in NYC with super professional magazine execs). Anyway, holding true to my commitment to take pictures of everything, Mr. Nikon tagged along for the ride and gained a few battle wounds himself…

P.S. Loving New York right now!

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