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Friday, December 14, 2012

1st birthday party

I was invited to shoot a little cutie's very first birthday party! The theme was Elmo!

He was more interested in the paper than anything else.

The demolished this cake!

Sunday, December 9, 2012


These sweet girls wanted to give their grandparents a Christmas surprise. We went to the local arboretum to get these shots.

I got this shot early in the morning, just as the sun was really
starting to rise. The clouds and trees gave a really awesome
filtering effect for the sun's rays.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Christmas Morning Pictures

I'm here to save the day! Or, at least help with it.

I know you want to capture your sweet bundles of joy opening their sweet bundles of joy, so let me lend you a few tips.

1. Change your white balance. It's so easy to do! (I can't help you with this part, read your manual to find out how to do this on your camera.) If you change it to the right white balance you won't have pictures that turn out yellow or green and then freak out about how to fix it later.

2. If possible, bump up your ISO. This will allow your camera to be more sensitive in the low light of morning or if you open presents by the light of the Christmas tree. (Again, check your manual on how to do this.)

3. If possible, keep your shutter speed at 1/125th or higher. This will allow for light, but won't make your pictures blurry (unless your kid is the Tasmanian devil). Keep your aperture as open as possible (meaning, use the lowest number possible). Remember, the lower numbers keep everything behind your subject blurry so if you're trying to take pictures of multiple people you'll need to bump it up.

4. Enjoy the morning! This is time you won't get back so don't spend too much time behind the camera. Get enough pictures to tell the story then put the camera away! Christmas morning is not a spectator sport. Go play with your kids & watch them enjoy their new stuff!

PS-If I don't get too many responses & I'm not too busy, send me an email (burnedimagesphotography(at)gmail(dot)com) and I'll see what I can do about helping you with your camera. Who loves ya baby? ;)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Santa's in Wilmington!

Santa has generously offered to donate some of his time to Burned Images. If you would like pictures with Santa, let me know!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


You can book a mini session (30 minutes) if you email me on or before November 23rd for only $40! The session can be scheduled at a later date, but you must email me on or before the day after Thanksgiving to reserve this special price. I don't normally offer mini sessions, but I want to make family portraits available to everyone!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

a wedding

On the 27th I had the honor of photographing a wedding for a great couple. They were married at Southern Saddle Stables in Timberlake, NC.

They had a sand ceremony symbolizing their 2 families
(including 3 children) becoming one. 

This is love!

Her bouquet...made by yours truly!

The stables catered the food &
decorated the food tables beautifully.

The hay bales courtesy of the stables, as well
as the archway. Aisle decorated by me!

I've never seen a happier couple!

The cake was delicious and made by
Melissa Phillips of Roxboro, NC.

If anyone's interested in the stables or the cake decorator, I have contact information for both.

Saturday, October 13, 2012


I took some pictures for my cousin. Her oldest son is graduating from high school this year & she has another son in 3rd grade. There wasn't one single dull moment during this shoot & there wasn't one single image I didn't love! Here are just a few:

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Big announcement!

In order to serve local brides more fully, we now have a registered minister on hand to perform wedding ceremonies!

Monday, October 1, 2012


I did these pictures for a salon in Idaho right before I left. I loved this place! It was a nice little retreat and the people that worked there were always so nice. I kinda miss this salon :(

Thursday, September 27, 2012

book cover

I have a friend who's working on publishing her first book. She asked for some images to consider for the cover. I sent her these:

Friday, September 14, 2012

Engagement Pictures!

I'm really excited about these. I worked with the soon-to-be wife before I left North Carolina for Idaho & we remained friends. She's getting married next month & she asked me to photograph her wedding!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

this weekend

I had a very busy weekend! I was able to see an old friend and take pictures of her stepsons. The oldest one is graduating this school year so we squeezed in some senior portraits. I also took some pictures of a couple of friends of ours. I love when my days are spent with a camera in front of my face!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

getting ready for finals!

I'm trying to capture the last few shots I need to complete my portfolios. Here's what I'm including so far:

Plus some of the others I previously added to this blog. So excited to be nearing the end of the semester! That means in less than a month I'll be heading back to North Carolina! Have I mentioned we haven't found a place to live yet? And I really haven't started packing? Yeah, all that's true. :)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bob's Cafe

I went last week and shot some interior shots for a local diner. I also was able to photograph a couple of roommates too!

Like the new logo?

Sunday, June 10, 2012

another busy week

I wish I could post some of the pictures I took yesterday at Namaste Salon & Spa, but I'm still waiting on their approval. Instead, you get treated with some stuff I've been working on the past couple of weeks.

First, architecture:

Concept: Wasting Time

 Executive Style Portrait:

Now some food shots:

Lastly, some product shots:

I also completely revamped my "official" website: