my cousin’s beautiful family… welcome to the world william!  your home is filled with love and peace and you have the best big brother ever!  i am so happy to be a part of making memories for my family!

cousin william's newborn session in their home by whitebox photo 2017.

cousin william's newborn session in their home by whitebox photo 2017.

cousin william's newborn session in their home by whitebox photo 2017.

cousin william's newborn session in their home by whitebox photo 2017.

cousin william's newborn session in their home by whitebox photo 2017.

cousin william's newborn session in their home by whitebox photo 2017.

cousin william's newborn session in their home by whitebox photo 2017.

cousin william's newborn session in their home by whitebox photo 2017.

cousin william's newborn session in their home by whitebox photo 2017.

cousin william's newborn session in their home by whitebox photo 2017.

cousin william's newborn session in their home by whitebox photo 2017.

cousin william's newborn session in their home by whitebox photo 2017.

cousin william's newborn session in their home by whitebox photo 2017.

cousin william's newborn session in their home by whitebox photo 2017.

cousin william's newborn session in their home by whitebox photo 2017.

cousin william's newborn session in their home by whitebox photo 2017.

 

wow, there is so much love to this family! i just know john arnold is destined to be a golfer since he is named after the amazing arnold palmer and will undoubtedly learn a lot from his dad who is an avid golfer!  i was so happy to be a part of making sweet memories with this family!

john arnold's newborn session at the whitebox studio 2017.

john arnold's newborn session at the whitebox studio 2017.

john arnold's newborn session at the whitebox studio 2017.

john arnold's newborn session at the whitebox studio 2017.

john arnold's newborn session at the whitebox studio 2017.

john arnold's newborn session at the whitebox studio 2017.

john arnold's newborn session at the whitebox studio 2017.

john arnold's newborn session at the whitebox studio 2017.

john arnold's newborn session at the whitebox studio 2017.

john arnold's newborn session at the whitebox studio 2017.

john arnold's newborn session at the whitebox studio 2017.

john arnold's newborn session at the whitebox studio 2017.

john arnold's newborn session at the whitebox studio 2017.

john arnold's newborn session at the whitebox studio 2017.

john arnold's newborn session at the whitebox studio 2017.

john arnold's newborn session at the whitebox studio 2017.

john arnold's newborn session at the whitebox studio 2017.

 

 

 

what a beautiful family and such a special lil’ girl! talk about A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!  not to mention such a cool name… it was great being able to make memories for this sweet family at their amazing home and in downtown raleigh!

 

violet's session in downtown raleigh by whitebox photo 2017.

violet's session in downtown raleigh by whitebox photo 2017.

violet's session in downtown raleigh by whitebox photo 2017.

violet's session in downtown raleigh by whitebox photo 2017.

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violet's session in downtown raleigh by whitebox photo 2017.

violet's session in downtown raleigh by whitebox photo 2017.

violet's session in downtown raleigh by whitebox photo 2017.

violet's session in downtown raleigh by whitebox photo 2017.

violet's session in downtown raleigh by whitebox photo 2017.

violet's session in downtown raleigh by whitebox photo 2017.

violet's session in downtown raleigh by whitebox photo 2017.

violet's session in downtown raleigh by whitebox photo 2017.

violet's session in downtown raleigh by whitebox photo 2017.

violet's session in downtown raleigh by whitebox photo 2017.

violet's session in downtown raleigh by whitebox photo 2017.

 

 

so much joy to go around during this love/family shoot! i am so excited to be photographing kathleen + glenn’s wedding coming up soon and how heartwarming it was to include the kiddos during their ‘love shoot!’  it was lots of fun on the whitebox photo farm making memories for such a sweet couple!

 

the wooten family love shoot at the whitebox photo farm 2017

the wooten family love shoot at the whitebox photo farm 2017

the wooten family love shoot at the whitebox photo farm 2017

the wooten family love shoot at the whitebox photo farm 2017

the wooten family love shoot at the whitebox photo farm 2017

the wooten family love shoot at the whitebox photo farm 2017

the wooten family love shoot at the whitebox photo farm 2017

the wooten family love shoot at the whitebox photo farm 2017

the wooten family love shoot at the whitebox photo farm 2017

the wooten family love shoot at the whitebox photo farm 2017

the wooten family love shoot at the whitebox photo farm 2017

the wooten family love shoot at the whitebox photo farm 2017

the wooten family love shoot at the whitebox photo farm 2017

the wooten family love shoot at the whitebox photo farm 2017

the wooten family love shoot at the whitebox photo farm 2017

the wooten family love shoot at the whitebox photo farm 2017

the wooten family love shoot at the whitebox photo farm 2017

the wooten family love shoot at the whitebox photo farm 2017

 

 

it is unbelievable how fast time flies! it feels like yesterday that i was putting together will’s newborn images…  this lil’ sweetheart is already 6 months old!  those sweet pups + will’s cute expressions made this session so much fun!

will's 6 month photo session in raleigh area by whitebox photo.

will's 6 month photo session in raleigh area by whitebox photo.

will's 6 month photo session in raleigh area by whitebox photo.

will's 6 month photo session in raleigh area by whitebox photo.

will's 6 month photo session in raleigh area by whitebox photo.

will's 6 month photo session in raleigh area by whitebox photo.

will's 6 month photo session in raleigh area by whitebox photo.

will's 6 month photo session in raleigh area by whitebox photo.

will's 6 month photo session in raleigh area by whitebox photo.

will's 6 month photo session in raleigh area by whitebox photo.

will's 6 month photo session in raleigh area by whitebox photo.

will's 6 month photo session in raleigh area by whitebox photo.

will's 6 month photo session in raleigh area by whitebox photo.

will's 6 month photo session in raleigh area by whitebox photo.

ever since luke was born his parents called him their little monkey, so naturally he had the most adorable monkey themed first birthday celebration!  luke was not too sure what he thought about the cupcakes, but the chocolate covered bananas were definitely a hit in his book!  it was the perfect day of family, fun and cute kiddos.

 monkey themed first birthday party

monkey themed first birthday party

monkey themed first birthday party

monkey themed first birthday party

monkey themed first birthday party

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monkey themed first birthday party photos by whiteboxphoto.com

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monkey themed first birthday party photos by whiteboxphoto.com

monkey themed first birthday party photos by whiteboxphoto.com

monkey themed first birthday party photos by whiteboxphoto.com

monkey themed first birthday party photos by whiteboxphoto.com

monkey themed first birthday party photos by whiteboxphoto.com

monkey themed first birthday party photos by whiteboxphoto.com

monkey themed first birthday party photos by whiteboxphoto.com

 

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i just love connecting with kids and making their experience fun during our photo sessions.  it made my week to get this text from addy’s mom after our shoot. “we loved meeting you.  thank you for the shoot with addison.  she said you are her favorite photographer!”

here are some of my faves from our session.

directions usa child model in lifestyle photo session by whitebox photo

directions usa child model in lifestyle photo session by whitebox photo

directions usa child model in lifestyle photo session by whitebox photo

 

directions usa child model in lifestyle photo session by whitebox photo

directions usa child model in lifestyle photo session by whitebox photo

directions usa child model in lifestyle photo session by whitebox photo

directions usa child model in lifestyle photo session by whitebox photo

directions usa child model in lifestyle photo session by whitebox photo

directions usa child model in lifestyle photo session by whitebox photo

directions usa child model in lifestyle photo session by whitebox photo

directions usa child model in lifestyle photo session by whitebox photo

directions usa child model in lifestyle photo session by whitebox photo

i always love my assignments for our state magazine because i meet the greatest people and get to discover so many new favorite spots in north carolina.  i got to visit four saints brewery in asheboro to photograph elizabeth hudson, the editor, and her wonderful mom for the drink local insert in the april issue. i also had a super-fun shoot at joymongers brewing company in greensboro.  it was especially fun because it combined two of my favorite things….dogs and delicious beer!

here is me with one of my favorite dog models, jedi, my great pyrenees.

Joymongers photo session for Our State Magazine in 2017 by Whitebox Photo.

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i loved the gathering of so many adorable pups and cool people at joymongers!

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Joymongers photo session for Our State Magazine in 2017 by Whitebox Photo.

this is brian of joymongers and his “joymongrel” bubba jones.

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bubba jones the official mascot of joymongers brewing company.

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Joymongers photo session for Our State Magazine in 2017 by Whitebox Photo.

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Joymongers photo session for Our State Magazine in 2017 by Whitebox Photo.

Joymongers photo session for Our State Magazine in 2017 by Whitebox Photo.

Joymongers photo session for Our State Magazine in 2017 by Whitebox Photo.

 

Joymongers photo session for Our State Magazine in 2017 by Whitebox Photo.

Joymongers photo session for Our State Magazine in 2017 by Whitebox Photo.

Joymongers photo session for Our State Magazine in 2017 by Whitebox Photo.

 

 

 

what better day than today to finally post photos from my 40th fiesta (two years ago!) than on cinco de mayo!  it was so wonderful to be surrounded by so many friends and family on my 40th.  special thanks to anna paschal for these amazing photos!  thank you to leigh pearce for helping with the event and carla white for making me so glam!

 

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it was so much fun to take these pics of my beautiful friend and fellow-photographer anne liles along with her handsome lil’ man jaws and sweet fur baby stella… happy birthday jaws!

 

anne+jaws photo shoot near southport, nc by whitebox photo 2017.

anne+jaws photo shoot near southport, nc by whitebox photo 2017.

anne+jaws photo shoot near southport, nc by whitebox photo 2017.

anne+jaws photo shoot near southport, nc by whitebox photo 2017.

anne+jaws photo shoot near southport, nc by whitebox photo 2017.

anne+jaws photo shoot near southport, nc by whitebox photo 2017.

anne+jaws photo shoot near southport, nc by whitebox photo 2017.