"You're not really a photographer. You do photography, but you do it for your own purposes - your purposes are not the same as others." 
-Max Kozloff to Saul Leiter

A year ago we blew up our lives and initiated some huge changes. We spent the last year cleaning, organizing, selling, donating, and rearranging all of our worldly possessions in preparation for a move that reduced our living space by more than half. The other day I picked up a pile of books and you […]

Dear Birthday girl,

April 4, 2020

Have you ever seen a blast furnace in action or stood close to molten iron?  I had a chance to do both when I met sculptor Jim Gallucci a few weeks ago at an iron pour he hosted at his studio in Greensboro, North Carolina. Jim was the first feature in a new series I’ve […]

The Creators

April 2, 2020

For the June installment of Drinking with Writers, I photographed Clyde Edgerton at White Front Breakfast House, one of his favorite breakfast spots in Wilmington, NC. I really enjoy my work for Salt Magazine, but sometimes it’s difficult to photograph so many great drinks and meals without actually getting to taste them. Grab an issue of […]

Breakfast and coffee with Clyde Edgerton

July 19, 2019

My husband, who grew up far from the sandy soil of Wilmington, often remarks how unforgiving this environment is on grass and plants. I never thought about it growing up but, over the years, I’ve noticed just how hard it is to keep our grass alive, let alone green. So when I was asked to work […]

The Seaside Gardener

June 10, 2019

Juniper was my second pregnancy. I finally understood those women who said they loved being pregnant. It was such a joy to walk around knowing I had this tiny little beating heart with me at all times.  I was really uncomfortable during my first pregnancy with Early because I was almost 30 pounds heavier, diabetic, […]

My birthday girl and how her presence made me aware of her absence.

April 4, 2019

For our April edition of Drinking With Writers, Wiley decided to interview someone who has had a big influence on his writing career. Wiley’s description of this mystery man bordered on obsessive with ramblings about genius and stunning good looks. I was concerned but also pretty curious, so I agreed that this person should definitely be […]

Drinking With Writers: Wiley’s greatest literary Influence.

April 1, 2019

I’ve often heard people warn against working with your spouse, so it was with great hesitation that I agreed to work alongside my husband on this series we call Drinking with Writers. My husband is a writer, and I am a photographer. We have an unspoken agreement that words are his territory and images are […]

Drinking with Writers: A sit-down with Rachel Lewis Hilburn at Clean Juice in Downtown Wilmington, NC

March 26, 2019

Our second feature took us to The Haymaker in Raleigh, North Carolina to chat with Therese Anne Fowler. “For anyone who knows Therese Anne Fowler, it is no surprise that she writes about women like Zelda Fitzgerald and Alva Vanderbilt, women who were artistic, brilliant, and outspoken.”http://www.saltmagazinenc.com/drinking-with-writers/

Drinking With Writers

September 1, 2018

I’m excited to announce that Wiley and I partnering together on a new monthly column called “Drinking with Writers” that will appear in a trio of North Carolina magazines: Salt Magazine O.Henry Magazine and PineStraw Magazine.  We ended up choosing Jason Mott and Taylor Brown for our first feature and met them at Bespoke which is one of […]

Drinking with Writers

August 1, 2018