Posts tagged ‘unc’

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 14, 2012

Rachael • Portraits

I graduated from college yesterday.

Whoa.

In honor of four amazing years at the best university in the entire world (please, there’s not point in trying to argue against that) here are some senior portraits I did for my friend Rachael. Isn’t she beautiful? Geeez. We took them all over campus, from the Old Well to the Quad to the Arboretum on a beautiful sunny day towards the end of the semester. I just loved getting to spend a couple hours with her catching up and talking about the exciting mystery that is post-grad! Anyway, hope you’re enjoying this rainy day and these pictures!

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 22, 2012

Challah and Handball

The March issue of Blue & White is out! I LOVE the picture they chose for the cover. Both these stories were fun to shoot, so make sure to grab a copy on campus and read the great stories that go with them!

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
MaggieCagney
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
elizab3th_byrum
September 27, 2011

Ta Da!

March 30, 2011

the city

Guys, I’m a bit of a city girl. Not sure where it came from, but it’s in me. I love the rush of being in a huge crowd and the seemingly endless amount of exploring big cities offer. So, naturally, I love New York. I went up last week with a group of UNC J-School students to tour a few magazines and an inside look at how they run. More importantly, we got so much great advice on how to break into that industry. The personal highlight for me was meeting the real weddings photography editor at The Knot. Oh man. So much fun! A snafu with email addresses meant I contacted her pretty late and probably inconveniently, but she was nice enough to give me a tour of their offices, a free copy of their latest issue and chat with me about how she got to where she is today. I definitely left with a strong interest in her career field. How much fun would it be to spend your day going through wedding pictures?? I do that anyway when I should probably reading for my Roman Art class. Unfortunately, I didn’t have much time for picture-taking, but here are a few of my faves!

The other happy thing I did was successfully brave the NYC Subway solo and without a map in pursuit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Such an awesome place. I definitely wish I more time there. An excuse to go back right?

Speaking of Degas…. oh and that vase was a major contributer to an 18-page paper I wrote my sophomore year for an art history class. First college all-nighter.

Classic group picture (taken in the super nice App State Loft!)

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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