A lot of things are taking adjusting to down here. One of them is not the weather.
It is SO nice here, but it’s definitely interesting to see just how relative “nice weather” really is. Most of the parks near us are closed for winter, so it’s sometimes hard to find things to do outside– which we can’t wrap our heads around because it’s usually sunny and above 50 or 60 degrees… Area schools have even closed down a handful of times since we’ve been here because they forecasted ice the next day. If our school had done that growing up, we’d have had a four month snow day every year! While we await winter’s end, we’ve resorted to some rather touristy sight seeing so that we can still take advantage of the sunshine and warm temperatures. This weekend’s location was Fort Macon State Park.
I LOVE this park. Not only is it just gorgeous (really, it’s a photographer’s dream!), but the fort has mostly been left in its original state. They haven’t even put up railings or fences or anything. We just walked through the entire thing looking and touching and taking tons of pictures. Frank even took a lot of good ones, which is super impressive because it took him something like 10 minutes of practice to learn how to shoot with my 5d mark iii in manual mode (I’m having visions of a second shooter in the making!).
Until next time, enjoy Frank’s newfound talent and this beautiful park.
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina / North Carolina portrait photographer
This session was super special to me not only because it was my first homecoming, but also because it was with two people that I just adore. I’ve taken photos for Randi and Nick a couple of times before, but this was by far my favorite. These two inspire me. I just love how in love they are! It was so exciting to see them together again after a long deployment to Japan (I honestly could barely contain myself– thank goodness Randi is a friend from back home and not some complete stranger… haha). I am so, so happy for them and honored that they would allow me to be a part of their homecoming story. ♥
Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune / North Carolina homecoming photographer