Downtown with Hannah



Hannah is a good friend of mine, and guess what – she’s also a photographer! The funny thing is, we both became friends years ago, before either of us were interested in photography. Then, at around the same time, we both launched our businesses! Hannah invited me out to coffee for my birthday last week, and I very much enjoyed getting to visit with her and talk shop. ūüėČ

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Best of 2017


Man, I can’t believe 2017 is almost at an end! What a crazy, fulling year this has been! I think the biggest, most exciting thing was launching Aria Photo – no regrets! My photography journey has come so far in the past year and I can’t wait to see where it is going to go next year. I’ve had the chance to photograph some amazing people and travel to stellar locations!

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Bohemian Woodland Glamour Shoot | Mills River, NC


Of the many influential people in my life, there is one who stands like a beacon: my mother. I have never met anyone like her in my life. I know that I am not the only one who sees her kindness to others, her servant‚Äôs heart and her perseverance. She sets an example¬†to¬†anyone who crosses her¬†path,¬†and truly cares for others. She reminds me of the Proverbs 31 woman, especially verse 27: ‚ÄúShe looks well to the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness.‚ÄĚ

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Mills River, NC Country Styled Portraits | Hannah

A few days ago, I had the chance to photograph this lovely girl! We went for a country-ish vibe and I think it’s just so cute with the fall colors. The leaves are just starting to change, and although the temperatures are still in the 80s around here, it’s starting to look like fall! Hannah was so so easy to photograph and is so beautiful with her red hair and eyes! We had tons of fun walking around at my favorite country/farm setting in Mills River, NC. And that vintage guitar! So pretty. I’m looking forward to getting more photoshoots with autumn colors as we approach this wonderful season!

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Asheville, NC Child Portraits | Emma

Not too long after launching Aria Photo, this sweet girl’s dad contacted me about a¬†photoshoot¬†for her for her ninth birthday. He told me that she loved baking, and we decided to do some baking photos (and other photos) at their home in Asheville, NC.¬†She made some¬†cupcakes while I was there, and we got some really great pictures of her baking! Emma was so much fun – she was full of ideas for props and posed so easily and naturally. Plus I am amazed at how much she knows about baking at only nine years old – seriously? She is so talented! Continue reading