welcome to the golden collective journal

(or what others may call the blog)

This is where I share my latest work and all of my favorite sessions.

Oct 21, 2020

Diane and Alex  Diane and I connected through IG a couple of months ago. She had just gotten engaged to Alex the week of my giveaway. He proposed in his home state of NY on his parents 50 acre property! It’s one of the most beautiful settings I’ve ever seen! (I saw via IG photos!)  […]

Sep 6, 2020

Ah, where do I begin with the Papps. I’ve been friends with Maria and Alex for so many years that at this point they are my family. Sometimes you get to add members to your family and I am so grateful to have them as a part of mine. The kids had so much fun […]

Aug 24, 2020

I thought I would do a blog post about Christmas sessions and why I love them! Well first off, they take place at a Christmas tree farm which is honestly my favorite part. I love Christmas and Christmas trees! We are so lucky to have some tree farms locally to support. Christmas mini’s are also […]

Aug 12, 2020

You have been waiting such a long time to get engaged to the love of your life, you found a photographer that you love and your engagement session is coming up. So now, you have to make a decision about what to wear to your shoot. The possibilities are endless and how could you possibly […]

Aug 4, 2020

With summer hitting its peak Justin and I trying very hard to soak up the sunshine and plan activities to take in all of summer that we can. I thought it would be fun to make a list of dates/activities and share them with you all! Pack a picnic, grab a couple of hammocks and […]

Jul 28, 2020

Holly and Alex have the sweetest story of young love. They’ve been together since they were basically kids and now they’re getting married in just a few months. They’re both from Banner Elk, NC and are living in Wilmington because Alex is a Marine. So I packed up my car and headed to Wilmington for […]

Jul 21, 2020

Brynne + Steven Brynne and I go WAY back. What some of you may not know about me is that I was a competitive cheerleader for most of my adolescence.  I lived, breathed, ate and drank cheerleading. It was my favorite thing to do! Brynne and I cheered competitively together for probably close to 10 […]

Jul 18, 2020

Katie and Will’s story is one of my all -time favorites. They/we were vacationing in Montego Bay, Jamaica this past January (separately). I knew I wanted to do a session while I was there but I didn’t know anyone or have plans let alone actually think I would do it.. Justin and I had just […]

Jul 4, 2020

Rebecca and Jay’s wedding in Uptown Charlotte was one of the most beautiful, laid-back weddings I have ever been a part of. They were both so full of love and surrounded by all of their closest loved ones. Their wedding was at the McColl Center in Uptown Charlotte which is a renovated old church that […]

Jul 4, 2020

Ah where do I even begin with this styled wedding!? The vendors really came together and made a beautiful day happen. The theme was pastels and iridescents and everything matched so perfectly. There were several unique vendors that made the day extra special. Like, Abby from Abby Lynn Art from Asheville, NC. She live painted […]