a weekend getaway.

We went camping again. I forgot an extra battery for the camera, didn’t much feel like carrying the extra 5lbs in the first place, and I really wanted to feel separate from the media world. We left Friday after work and headed towards Morganton, NC to endure a night filled with rain and maybe a…

4 parks, 3 miles, 2 girls, 1 day.

That’s the story-line. As we ventured onward to acquire more stamps for our #ncpassport, it was just the girls this time and Caroline was stoked. As I’ve been a local to the area of Winston Salem for my entire life, I’ve frequented Pilot Mountain State Park & Hanging Rock State Park numerous times. Had to…

washington, DC.

Planned months in advance, we scheduled an Airbnb and booked the trip to the Nation’s Capital with a couple of close friends. We found a place that seemed to be conveniently located downtown — and that indeed it was. Located right in Logan Circle, our friend Jon left a review that perfectly describes how well…

spring.

As the rain comes down and the flowers start popping out, I find a little bit of sunshine on a Monday afternoon and photograph a lovely family of seven. I’ve known Brandi since grade school and this was my second time capturing her family in photographs. She recently had a little boy, so we wanted…

the city life.

Winston Salem, NC truly has my heart. I grew up in Kernersville, a small town tucked nicely in between Greensboro and Winston. I moved to Winston about 5 years ago and rented a small studio apartment in the ghetto before I bought and now currently own a house in the beautiful historic downtown of Ardmore….

elk knob state park.

Our original plan was to head towards Grandfather Mountain and do that crazy trail, but we arrived into Wilksboro, NC around 12:00pm in the afternoon and determined after a little research that we wouldn’t have enough time to complete it. It’s a VERY rough trail, and when we do make that venture for it, Caroline,…

pisgah national forest.

Our first trip into the vast unknown of the PISGAH NATIONAL FOREST, was a cold and rather windy March Sunday morning. We arrived around lunchtime and began hiking the Babel Tower Trail (2.4M). This trail is somewhat strenuous with a couple of steep rock climbs, but the VIEWS ARE AMAZING! We set up hammock at…

backpacking.

This was my first time carrying a backpack into the wild and spending the night. I mean, I’ve camped, but never in the back country. We set out towards Wilson’s Creek which is part of the Pisgah National Forest. Within it, multiple trails await with one of our favorites being the Harper’s Creek Trail. We…

stone mountain state park.

It was a beautiful 70 degree Sunday in the middle of February, and of course we went hiking. Caroline the dog was pumped and excited, jumped in the Subaru and we headed off. It was less than an hour drive from Winston Salem to Stone Mountain and we already knew the trail we wanted to…

a february wedding.

Here they are: my cousin Ryan and his beautiful bride Aileen. They’ve been together for as far back as I can remember, and I was honored to take some pictures of the “BIG DAY“.  Ryan and I go back since the day I was born and he was forced to hold my little baby body…

mt. jefferson state park.

What’s better than a four day work week? Heading to the mountains with some of your favorite people for a three day weekend. 🙂 The drive was short and sweet, and once we made it to West Jefferson we were able to witness a little dusting of snow on the ground and some amazing mountain…

carolina beach state park.

One of the greatest things that I enjoy and the main reason why I take pictures, is because of the memory that it captures, and how when looked at, can take you back to that exact place, time, and feeling. It’s like a dream. That’s what these pictures do for me. A rush feeling of…