Traveling the world, photographing couples in love & wrangling two little ones!
Sara & Russell October 5, 2019 Whitehead Manor Charlotte, NC This day was one of the longest awaiting on my calendar. Way back in October of 2017, I shot one of my favorite proposals. Right in front of the pineapple fountain in waterfront Charleston, SC. Check out their proposal here! We got extremely lucky since […]
Avery & Justin | Eastville, VA Engagement Session August 31, 2019 I lived in Virginia for 4 years and never made it down to the Virginia Beach area. We’ve explored a little bit now that we are living in North Carolina, but I’d never been to the peninsula just off of Virginia that makes up […]
Sam McLawhon | Mims House Bridal Session Everything about Sam said classic & southern, so Mim’s house was an obvious choice for her bridal session. Her gorgeous sleek gown, and stunning bouquet matched perfectly with her natural fresh hair & makeup. Of course, sessions are VERY serious with me (read NOT) so I had to […]
Luciana & Collin Downtown Raleigh Engagement Session After so much crazy rain, we got the perfect sunny sunset session with Luciana and Collin! We shot on my favorite parking deck, as well as the cobblestones surrounding City Market in Downtown Raliegh. I can not wait to be back at Winmock at Kinderton for their wedding […]
Overcoming my fears of a SPRAY TAN! I know what you’re thinking. ARIKA you’re a photographer, don’t photographers hate spray tans?!? And yes for the most part spray tans are not very fun to edit, you can add sunburns, and tan lines to the list of that as well. Getting skin tones correct and looking […]