Our Story : Felix & Nancy

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{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photographer | Felix & Nancy | Matthews, NC | Alyson Lawton Photography } 

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{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photographer | Felix & Nancy | Matthews, NC | Alyson Lawton Photography } 

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{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photographer | Felix & Nancy | Matthews, NC | Alyson Lawton Photography } 

{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photographer | Felix & Nancy | Matthews, NC | Alyson Lawton
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{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photographer | Felix & Nancy | Matthews, NC | Alyson Lawton Photography } 

{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photographer | Felix & Nancy | Matthews, NC | Alyson Lawton
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{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photographer | Felix & Nancy | Matthews, NC | Alyson Lawton Photography } 

{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photographer | Felix & Nancy | Matthews, NC | Alyson Lawton
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{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photographer | Felix & Nancy | Matthews, NC | Alyson Lawton Photography } 

{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photographer | Felix & Nancy | Matthews, NC | Alyson Lawton
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{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photographer | Felix & Nancy | Matthews, NC | Alyson Lawton Photography } 

{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photographer | Felix & Nancy | Matthews, NC | Alyson Lawton
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{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photographer | Felix & Nancy | Matthews, NC | Alyson Lawton Photography } 

{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photographer | Felix & Nancy | Matthews, NC | Alyson Lawton
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{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photographer | Felix & Nancy | Matthews, NC | Alyson Lawton Photography } 

{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photographer | Felix & Nancy | Matthews, NC | Alyson Lawton
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{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photographer | Felix & Nancy | Matthews, NC | Alyson Lawton Photography } 

{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photographer | Felix & Nancy | Matthews, NC | Alyson Lawton
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{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photographer | Felix & Nancy | Matthews, NC | Alyson Lawton Photography } 

{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photographer | Felix & Nancy | Matthews, NC | Alyson Lawton
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{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photographer | Felix & Nancy | Matthews, NC | Alyson Lawton Photography } 

{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photographer | Felix & Nancy | Matthews, NC | Alyson Lawton
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{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photographer | Felix & Nancy | Matthews, NC | Alyson Lawton Photography } 

{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photographer | Felix & Nancy | Matthews, NC | Alyson Lawton
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{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photographer | Felix & Nancy | Matthews, NC | Alyson Lawton Photography } 

{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photographer | Felix & Nancy | Matthews, NC | Alyson Lawton
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{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photographer | Felix & Nancy | Matthews, NC | Alyson Lawton Photography } 

{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photographer | Felix & Nancy | Matthews, NC | Alyson Lawton
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{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photographer | Felix & Nancy | Matthews, NC | Alyson Lawton Photography } 

{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photographer | Felix & Nancy | Matthews, NC | Alyson Lawton
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{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photographer | Felix & Nancy | Matthews, NC | Alyson Lawton Photography } 

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{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photographer | Felix & Nancy | Matthews, NC | Alyson Lawton Photography } 

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Our Story : Megan and Phil

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Megan & Phil | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Corolla Beach | Outer Banks, NC | Destination Wedding Photography | Megan & Phil | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Corolla Beach | Outer Banks, NC | Destination Wedding Photography | Megan & Phil | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Corolla Beach | Outer Banks, NC | Destination Wedding Photography | Megan & Phil | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Corolla Beach | Outer Banks, NC | Destination Wedding Photography | Megan & Phil | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Corolla Beach | Outer Banks, NC | Destination Wedding Photography | Megan & Phil | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Corolla Beach | Outer Banks, NC | Destination Wedding Photography | Megan & Phil | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Corolla Beach | Outer Banks, NC | Destination Wedding Photography | Megan & Phil | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Corolla Beach | Outer Banks, NC | Destination Wedding Photography | Megan & Phil | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Corolla Beach | Outer Banks, NC | Destination Wedding Photography | Megan & Phil | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Corolla Beach | Outer Banks, NC | Destination Wedding Photography | Megan & Phil | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Corolla Beach | Outer Banks, NC | Destination Wedding Photography | Megan & Phil | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Corolla Beach | Outer Banks, NC | Destination Wedding Photography | Megan & Phil | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Corolla Beach | Outer Banks, NC | Destination Wedding Photography | Megan & Phil | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Corolla Beach | Outer Banks, NC | Destination Wedding Photography | Megan & Phil | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Corolla Beach | Outer Banks, NC | Destination Wedding Photography | Megan & Phil | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Corolla Beach | Outer Banks, NC | Destination Wedding Photography | Megan & Phil | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Corolla Beach | Outer Banks, NC | Destination Wedding Photography | Megan & Phil | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Corolla Beach | Outer Banks, NC | Destination Wedding Photography | Megan & Phil | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Corolla Beach | Outer Banks, NC | Destination Wedding Photography | Megan & Phil | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Corolla Beach | Outer Banks, NC | Destination Wedding Photography | Megan & Phil | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Corolla Beach | Outer Banks, NC | Destination Wedding Photography | Megan & Phil | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Corolla Beach | Outer Banks, NC | Destination Wedding Photography | Megan & Phil | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Corolla Beach | Outer Banks, NC | Destination Wedding Photography | Megan & Phil | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Corolla Beach | Outer Banks, NC | Destination Wedding Photography | Megan & Phil | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Corolla Beach | Outer Banks, NC | Destination Wedding Photography | Megan & Phil | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Corolla Beach | Outer Banks, NC | Destination Wedding Photography | Megan & Phil | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Corolla Beach | Outer Banks, NC | Destination Wedding Photography | Megan & Phil | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Corolla Beach | Outer Banks, NC | Destination Wedding Photography | Megan & Phil | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Corolla Beach | Outer Banks, NC | Destination Wedding Photography | Megan & Phil | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Corolla Beach | Outer Banks, NC | Destination Wedding Photography | Megan & Phil | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Corolla Beach | Outer Banks, NC | Destination Wedding Photography | Megan & Phil | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Corolla Beach | Outer Banks, NC | Destination Wedding Photography | Megan & Phil | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Corolla Beach | Outer Banks, NC | Destination Wedding Photography | Megan & Phil | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Corolla Beach | Outer Banks, NC | Destination Wedding Photography | Megan & Phil | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

Norma & Krista

{ North Carolina Wedding & Beauty Photographer | Norma & Krista | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Wedding & Beauty Photographer | Charlotte, NC | Norma & Krista | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding & Beauty Photographer | Charlotte, NC | Norma & Krista | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding & Beauty Photographer | Charlotte, NC | Norma & Krista | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding & Beauty Photographer | Charlotte, NC | Norma & Krista | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding & Beauty Photographer | Charlotte, NC | Norma & Krista | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding & Beauty Photographer | Charlotte, NC | Norma & Krista | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding & Beauty Photographer | Charlotte, NC | Norma & Krista | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding & Beauty Photographer | Charlotte, NC | Norma & Krista | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding & Beauty Photographer | Charlotte, NC | Norma & Krista | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding & Beauty Photographer | Charlotte, NC | Norma & Krista | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding & Beauty Photographer | Charlotte, NC | Norma & Krista | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding & Beauty Photographer | Charlotte, NC | Norma & Krista | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

Questions to Ask Your Potential Photographer

This article was written by Marianne Drenthe of Marmalade Photography http://www.marmaladephotography.com and can be found at the Professional Child Photography site at http://www.professionalchildphotographer.com

QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR POTENTIAL PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER:

We took the time to create this q&a for you to use when interviewing potential photographers.  Too many times clients get caught up in the financial aspects of a purchase such as photography when often the cheapest options are the lesser quality options, making the choices confusing.  Here are some questions that will help get you the best photographer for your family (not necessarily the cheapest).

  1. How long have you been in business?  A good indicator, the more business experience a photographer has the less likelihood that photographer is a hobbyist.
  2. Do you specialize in any one type of photography?  Photographers often specialize in one genre vs. another.  For example a photographer who specializes in newborn photography is not a good candidate to do group photography of a family of 20 unless they have had experience doing so.
  3. Do you have many repeat clients? A great litmus test of quality of not only photography but of customer service as well.
  4. Are there policies for rescheduling a session?  A photographer with their fair share of experience will have a policy set in place for almost any type of situation, rescheduling being one of the primary circumstances that necessitate a policy.  A photographer with policies isn’t a turn off, in fact this photographer has seen “it all” and is prepared and well thought out for almost any client situation.
  5. Have you had any experience with (name your specific concern)?   If the subject being photographed is a special needs child or if you have any other concern(s) regarding your child or family it is good to be aware if your photographer is adept at handling this sort of situation.  Do not rule out a photographer simply based on this question, many times the photographer who is experienced will be able to deal with any situation you hand them with adequate notice (the hallmark of a true pro!)
  6. Not so much a question but a simple gut feeling: personality and rapport matters.   A photographer’s main job is to capture emotions and moments, if your photographer doesn’t mesh well with you on the phone chances are you and your family will not mesh well with that photographer at the session and your images will look it.

If your photographer seems “off”, hesitates to answer any of these questions or has a personality that doesn’t seem to mesh well with yours: these are red flags.  Even if that photographer is cut throat cheap no amount of money is worth throwing at an opportunity to capture memories that will disappoint.  We have but one opportunity to capture THIS moment and there is nothing as disappointing as a horrible photography experience.

 

THINGS YOU SHOULD LET YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER KNOW WHEN BOOKING A SESSION:

  1. If anyone has a disability that could affect interaction with the photographer/camera: doing so allows your photographer to have a leg up and research strategies for interacting with the subject pre-session and also allows you to open up a conversation with the photographer about potential issues when photographing this subject.
  2. Ages of subjects being photographed (if under 18).  A good professional photographer will ask you this information
  3. Names of subjects (again a good pro photographer will ask you themselves)
  4. Any times when the littlest of subjects will be getting cranky (getting hungry or needing a nap): it’s in everyone’s best interest is to avoid those times
  5. Can you bring a snack?   IF so please make sure the snacks you bring aren’t sticky, gooey or messy (will melt, will discolor skin).
  6. Any scheduling conflicts (husband has to return to work after 12 noon…) so the photographer can work around those time constraints

Musings : A Personal Journey

Today's entry is a little more of a personal dialogue, an introspective musing. I'm writing moreover to reflect and gain perspective. If you gain a seed from this post, I rejoice. If not, I at least hope it was an interesting read. (Much love!)

On occasion, I take a few moments to look back at where I started. Not a few months, not even just two years, but all the way back to when I received "my" first camera. In reality, it was my parents camera that I asked to use often - quite like most kids ask for candy or to borrow the car. I wasn't interested in the candy or the car, though. If I had that camera in hand, I was happy - transported to a world where I could make my own adventure, create my own reality. 

Last night, finding it difficult to sleep, I decided to take a similar moment. Usually, I simply enjoy the memories and am thankful for progress. This time was different. This time, the support I have received over the years stared back at me. 

From countless friends and family I dragged in front of my camera, bugs I chased, cats and dogs I followed around and gave (way too many) treats to, my mom who threw rocks for at least one hour into the lake at sunset to help me get the exact photograph I wanted - which eventually ended up getting published thanks to a friend who' shared my photograph with his mother who just happened to be the editor of a state magazine, to anyone and everyone who had me sneak up and grab a "candid" snap of, my sister who let me photograph her engagement portraits, and even my cousin who asked me to photograph their wedding (my very first). Each of these experiences began to shape the path I would take - photographically and as an individual. They helped me realize what I loved to photograph - even if I wasn't sure at the time - get caught up in moments and details and, most of all, they have helped me time and time again to realize I cannot do this alone.

Along the road...

Grandaddy overlooking the cow pasture at Grandaddy and Gramma's farm in Pennsylvania.

Grandaddy overlooking the cow pasture at Grandaddy and Gramma's farm in Pennsylvania.

[Allison] Tyler Brood, my childhood best friend. Taken our eighth grade year at the lake behind our North Carolina home.

[Allison] Tyler Brood, my childhood best friend. Taken our eighth grade year at the lake behind our North Carolina home.

My cousin Jennifer and one of her kittens at their home in Pennsylvania.

My cousin Jennifer and one of her kittens at their home in Pennsylvania.

My sister and her husband, then fiancee, at Saint Mary's Glacier in Colorado.

My sister and her husband, then fiancee, at Saint Mary's Glacier in Colorado.

Mandy, a high school friend. This was one of my first "model" portrait sessions.

Mandy, a high school friend. This was one of my first "model" portrait sessions.

Anna, my life-long best friend. Taken our Freshman year of High School at a Garden in Greensboro, NC.

Anna, my life-long best friend. Taken our Freshman year of High School at a Garden in Greensboro, NC.

Anna, again, taken during our Sophomore year of college on a trip back home. This is one of the photographs from a session we decided upon as a reflective documentary of her personal journey.

Anna, again, taken during our Sophomore year of college on a trip back home. This is one of the photographs from a session we decided upon as a reflective documentary of her personal journey.

Self portrait at our High Point home back in my high school years, another emotive piece.

Self portrait at our High Point home back in my high school years, another emotive piece.

My cousin's Pennsylvania wedding - my very first!

My cousin's Pennsylvania wedding - my very first!

My first born niece, Emma.

My first born niece, Emma.

My college friend Saly was kind enough to pose for a project my Freshman year studying photography at Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, Virginia.

My college friend Saly was kind enough to pose for a project my Freshman year studying photography at Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, Virginia.

My cousin Brianna, along with my aunt and two other cousins, came down from Minnesota for a visit. During her visit, my aunt and cousin wanted some "Senior" portraits taken. I was in High School, at the time, and I believe Bri was a Sophomore?

My cousin Brianna, along with my aunt and two other cousins, came down from Minnesota for a visit. During her visit, my aunt and cousin wanted some "Senior" portraits taken. I was in High School, at the time, and I believe Bri was a Sophomore?


I realize more and more each day just how precious of a gift photography is. It has been a treasure to reflect on friendships, precious moments for those closest to me and remember loved ones who have since passed on. As I walked through each album, each image sparked a memory, a deep rooted emotion and refreshed my love for what I do. This is a walk I would like to provide for each person I photograph. To document their journey and preserve stages in their life so they may more vividly remember the path that life has taken them on. And so it is with hope, love and a new-found focus that I look forward to each life that will be preserved and each memory commemorated.

Musings : Storybook Workshop

It was an honor to be asked by EVE Studios, a Professional Networking Business in Concord North Carolina, to teach a photography workshop for their associates. Adding a fun twist, they requested we theme our workshop using storybook characters from our childhood. Reminiscing on our favorite stories, we decided to focus on Esmeralda of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Ariel of The Little Mermaid, Snow White of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and Alice of Alice in Wonderland.

We began by choosing our favorite part of each story, for which we would create a small piece of the story world. Envisioning the sets we would build, exploring how we would construct an atmosphere well-suited to each story and character, designing wardrobe and styling each character was a thrilling experience. Getting on our hands and knees and adding a different element to our usual elbow grease was quite enjoyable.  We carefully sought elements to bring each set into context and the perfects model who not only resembled our chosen characters but could step into the story and embody each character.  

After one month of scheming, building, sewing and seeking we were excited to open the doors for our workshop. 

Meet Snow White.

Nikki Cee was wonderful as our Snow White. She was as graceful, sweet and elegant as you would have envisioned Snow White to be and, the best part, is that's who Nikki is in and out of character. In fact, I'm pretty certain Snow and Nikki are the same person! Not to mention that Nikki is a full-time Princess with Queen City Princess Parties. (You can also find them on Facebook at Queen City Princess Parties)

{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photography | Nikki Cee | Alyson Lawton Photography | 1.336.310.9439 }

{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photography | Nikki Cee | Alyson Lawton Photography | 1.336.310.9439 }

Meet Esmeralda.

Emily Rinaudo, a model based out of Atlanta, Georgia, played Esmeralda for our workshop and was the epitome of a mysterious, compassionate, wild-at-heart gypsy. With dancing, intriguing eyes and beckoning each participant to have their fortune read, Emily fully fulfilled her character and was a joy to have with us!

{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photography | Emily Rinaudo | Alyson Lawton Photography | 1.336.310.9439 }

{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photography | Emily Rinaudo | Alyson Lawton Photography | 1.336.310.9439 }

Meet Ariel.

Having an Ariel such as Shannon Rauch was a treat. Shannon not only shares Ariel's interest in trinkets and thingamabobs but is also a Real Life Mermaid!  Shannon has been a featured mermaid at the Denver Aquarium in Denver, Colorado, taken her fins to several resorts in the Bahamas for guest entertainment and will soon be embarking on a deep sea adventure to swim with Whale Sharks. Shannon also shares a passion for teaching children how to swim at local pools and bringing dreams to life swimming for children's birthday parties.

Follow Mermaid Shannon at Mermaid Shannon.

{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photography | Shannon Dawn Rauch | Alyson Lawton Photography | 1.336.310.9439 }

{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photography | Shannon Dawn Rauch | Alyson Lawton Photography | 1.336.310.9439 }

Meet Alice.

Krista Portas, a Charlotte North Carolina based model, portrayed our fashion-influenced version Alice of Alice in Wonderland. Her shared attributes with Alice helped embody her character but, Kristas mannerisms and focus on immersing herself in the story were truly realized the world we created for the workshop participants.

{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photography | Krista Portas | Alyson Lawton Photography | 1.336.310.9439 }

{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photography | Krista Portas | Alyson Lawton Photography | 1.336.310.9439 }

Our styling team was key in refining each look. Thank you, Bianca Mebane for a fantastic job with Hair and thank you, Kristin Shadrick for a great job with the Makeup.

It was a pleasure working with EVE Studios on this event and we look forward to including opportunities like this in our future.

Portrait Sale!

We like to save money as much as you and, since you all wonderful, we want you to save money with us!

This special was specifically created with those of you in mind who utilize headshots. You can be a Realtor, Designer, Dentist, Doctor, Model, Actor - anything! This is open to ALL professionals!

*SPOILER ALERT* We will only be offering this special for a limited time in select North Carolina locations - once in the Concord and Charlotte area and once in the Piedmont Triad. Take advantage of this while you can!

Limited Professional Special - $129
(A $300 Value)

  • 20 minute session
  • Your choice of either an Indoor or Outdoor setting
  • One outfit change
  • One retouched Portrait (8x10 Print or High Resolution Digital)
  • Ltd. Business Usage Rights

*Mention this blog and you will receive a Bonus Gift!*

There are only 10 sessions available. So, make sure to book as soon as possible.

To reserve your session, please contact Alyson directly at (336) 310-9439 or alysonlawton@aol.com.

We look forward to seeing you all soon!
 

What to Wear : Senior Portrait Session

What to Wear : Senior Portrait Session

Our clients often ask us what to wear for their portrait session. We know you want to look good, and we want to make sure you not only love your portraits, but don't have that little draw back in your head saying "Why did I wear that?!" - Let's face it, we've all been there.

So, here is our "What to" guide focusing on High School and College Seniors!

We recommend that you bring at least one formal outfit. Whether it be dress pants, a collared shirt and tie or your prom or commencement dress, a nice traditional outfit is a Go-To.

Why, cap and gown, of course! This is a cornerstone in your life, and what better way than to capture the cornerstone than with your cap and gown! Make sure that if you have Honors to bring your sashes!

Each of you have a signature style. Bring several outfits that you wear on a day to day basis. Own it!

In case you were wondering, Yes! Yes, you can have portraits taken with your guitar! Yes, you can have portraits taken with your dog, your truck, your mustang, your best friend, your chemistry set, your letterman jacket - You should be celebrated for everything that is you!

For any session, bring an outfit that when you put it on you feel like the best "you" there can be. If you feel like you, it's much easier to be open to the camera and ultimately that's the goal : To have portraits of YOU!


Make sure your clothes aren't wrinkled and are freshly washed. These portraits will hang on your walls, be passed out to your friends - this is how you will be remembered!

Take time to match your outfits. I've done it myself, accidentally wearing navy socks with black pants and shoes AND a brown belt. Yes, that was the same day. It was not my proudest moment.

Another important element to consider is choosing outfits bring out the best from your physical features. Seek out outfits that compliment your skin tone, accent your eyes or bring out the highlights in your hair.

(See our Color Chart on Pinterest for assistance in choosing the right color for you)


We love helping our clients with a wardrobe consultation. To book your Senior Session and schedule your wardrobe consultation, contact us at 336.310.9439 or alysonlawton@aol.com.


Aurora

{ North Carolina Beauty & Wedding Photographer | Aurora | Alyson Lawton Photography }

{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photography | Aurora | Alyson Lawton Photography | 1.336.310.9439 }

{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photography | Aurora | Alyson Lawton Photography | 1.336.310.9439 }

{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photography | Aurora | Alyson Lawton Photography | 1.336.310.9439 }

{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photography | Aurora | Alyson Lawton Photography | 1.336.310.9439 }

{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photography | Aurora | Alyson Lawton Photography | 1.336.310.9439 }

{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photography | Aurora | Alyson Lawton Photography | 1.336.310.9439 }

{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photography | Aurora | Alyson Lawton Photography | 1.336.310.9439 }

{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photography | Aurora | Alyson Lawton Photography | 1.336.310.9439 }

{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photography | Aurora | Alyson Lawton Photography | 1.336.310.9439 }

{ North Carolina Wedding and Beauty Photography | Aurora | Alyson Lawton Photography | 1.336.310.9439 }

Musings from Sade : Getting Comfortable in front of the Camera

Having your photo taken can seem a bit nerve racking. Especially, when it seems that you never look quite as good in portraits as you do in reality. Most people face this problem, but it can be a bit easier to deal with.

Being photogenic is not an inherited talent, but a developed skill that can be learned through practice.

High Point, Oak Hollow Lake Portrait | Megan | NC Triad Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

High Point, Oak Hollow Lake Portrait | Megan | NC Triad Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

First, focus on what makes you unique. One of the characteristics of photogenic people is their confidence in their appearance. Many times we get concerned about something wrong with our face - freckles, gap in your teeth, how squinty your eyes may get when smiling. I say, instead of trying to hide your unique appearances, embrace them!

High Point, Downtown Train Station Model Portfolio | Dylan | NC Triad Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

High Point, Downtown Train Station Model Portfolio | Dylan | NC Triad Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Second, show your emotions. It is easy to spot someone who is photogenic from someone who is posing; the foregoing does not have to fake their emotions. Despite the fact that getting your photo taken can be stressful, do not let it get in the way of your true feelings. Do not create the smile you think you need, use your regular smile. The same thing goes for the shape of your eyes and the curve of your cheeks. The more you allow your natural emotions to show on your face, the better your pictures will look. Always smile with your teeth, we never laugh at a funny joke with our lips together. When you are showing emotions your entire face is affected. Many people associate a look of happiness with just a smile. Your eyebrows, eyes, cheeks, and forehead are all altered equally as much.

High Point Portrait | Sade | NC Triad Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

High Point Portrait | Sade | NC Triad Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Make sure to allow freedom of movement in your entire face. Getting comfortable in front of the camera takes times, I recommend some fun music, a few silly dance moves and maybe even a couple of funny jokes.

Downtown High Point Senior Portrait | Aubrey | NC Triad Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Downtown High Point Senior Portrait | Aubrey | NC Triad Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

While it's great to prepare yourself for a session, keep in mind a great photographer will help you be confident, comfortable and bring out the best you.

- Sade
Assistant at Photography by Alyson Lawton 

Greensboro City Center Park Senior Portrait | Samantha | NC Triad Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Greensboro City Center Park Senior Portrait | Samantha | NC Triad Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Wendy

{ North Carolina Beauty & Wedding Photographer | Wendy | Alyson Lawton Photography }

{ North Carolina Beauty & Wedding Photographer | Wendy | Alyson Lawton Photography }

{ North Carolina Beauty & Wedding Photographer | Wendy | Alyson Lawton Photography }

{ North Carolina Beauty & Wedding Photographer | Wendy | Alyson Lawton Photography }

{ North Carolina Beauty & Wedding Photographer | Wendy | Alyson Lawton Photography }

{ North Carolina Beauty & Wedding Photographer | Wendy | Alyson Lawton Photography }

{ North Carolina Beauty & Wedding Photographer | Wendy | Alyson Lawton Photography }

{ North Carolina Beauty & Wedding Photographer | Wendy | Alyson Lawton Photography }

{ North Carolina Beauty & Wedding Photographer | Wendy | Alyson Lawton Photography }

{ North Carolina Beauty & Wedding Photographer | Wendy | Alyson Lawton Photography }

{ North Carolina Beauty & Wedding Photographer | Wendy | Alyson Lawton Photography }

Weddings : For Engaged Couples Everywhere

For Soon-to-be-wed couples everywhere looking to save money in your wedding budget, this posting is for you.

Being a recent bride, I know the pressure of a tight wedding budget. Being in the wedding industry, I also know the pressure and the heavy prices you will face for pretty much every detail of your wedding day. Your cake, your dress, your venue - even down to stamps for the invitations and response cards, everything adds up! I can't tell you how overwhelmed I was. I was managing my full time small business - employee of one [me] - planning our wedding while sticking to a tight budget and balancing the "help" and opinions that family offered around every corner. It wore me down!

Being a photographer, yes, I am partial to setting aside a larger portion of the wedding budget for a good photographer who will provide quality images that you will love every time you look at them. Wedding memories are important. 

Why are photographs important? 

Because, aside from your wedding dress and accessories which will be put in a box or hang in your closet, your wedding photographs will be the only tangible memories you have left from your wedding day. 

You only have your venue and your decorations for the day. Your DJ and or band will be there and gone once their time is up and, in time, your gorgeous arrangements will die. For a short while after your wedding the time you spent with your guests, the smell of the bouquets and the warm atmosphere will be fresh in your memory. However, as time passes, we all forget. Wedding photographs preserve your precious moments. 

Recently "Good Morning America" aired a story featuring the budgeting process and money-saving decisions of their soon-to-be-married reporter and her wedding planner. Some of the money-saving tasks were valuable, however, their BIG recommendation for saving money was to hire a High School student to photograph the wedding. Now, I've met a few talented young photographers, but overall this idea terrifies me. 

Image courtesy of "F-Stoppers" blog 

Image courtesy of "F-Stoppers" blog 

No, I do not shudder thinking there is one less client out there for the rest of us. No, my shuddering is not even because I know hiring an amateur to handle a wedding dilutes and weakens the quality and integrity the photography industry provides to the public - though this knowledge is disturbing in itself.

I shudder knowing that your one wedding day is in the hands of someone who doesn't understand the process of a wedding day. 

I shudder knowing you are trusting a High School kid to know how to plan their time to capture precisely what you want without disrupting the flow of your important day or miss any of the pertinent moments. 

I shudder knowing that the amateur doesn't have backup equipment or the Know-How when something goes wrong. 

I shudder that the amateur does not have experience in all lighting situations nor the equipment to adapt to these situations. 

I shudder knowing that you are asking someone on prayer-and-whim timing to capture the pinnacle of each moment flawlessly. Moments that cannot be replicated. 

Not to mention, does this person have the time to edit your photos? Do you really want to wait 6 months until school is over to receive your photos? Will you even get your photos?

I implore to you Brides and Grooms who read this posting, please, PLEASE do not slight your wedding memories. Invest in a professional. Invest in someone you can trust, who has experience and will provide the time, equipment and professionalism you deserve. 

You've poured time, money, dreams and maybe even tears into deciding every detail of your wedding. You've taste-tested dozens of cakes and caterers; you've looked at flower arrangement after flower arrangement to find the perfect bouquets and boutonnieres; and, if you are anything like the average american Bride, you spent at least 176 hours finding your wedding dress. We haven't even touched the table arrangements, invitations, bulletins, drapery, bridal party wear or favors! Each element of your wedding is important. 

Wouldn't it be nice for each of your wedding details to be pristinely preserved? You will spend your day living in the moment. Your wedding photographs will keep your day alive for a lifetime. Trust a professional.

10 Ways to Spot a Fake : How to know your "Professional Photographer" probably ISN'T

EVERYONE seems to be a "Professional Photographer" these days. If you have some nice digital camera equipment, it has become easier to make the claim that you too are a professional. But, before I tell you how to know when a so-called "professional" photographer isn't a pro, let's start with my working definition of a "professional" photographer.
 

  • A significant amount of the total income is derived from work as a photographer
  • Has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the mechanics of photography.
  • Knows how to use a camera in MANUAL MODE and rarely, if ever, uses the program modes.
  • Understands HOW to use a light meter, understands WHEN to use the exposure the light meter recommends and knows when and WHY to ignore the light meter.

But what if you don't claim to be a professional photographer and you don't understand all of this technical jargon? How would you spot a fake?
 

  1. The "pro" is only available in the evenings. (Translation : I have a day job)
  2. The "pro" is willing to do any job for around $75-100. (Translation : I have to pay for my expensive hobby or my spouse will kill me. The tell : No one can run a successful business model without accounting for the total amount of TIME required : prep time, session time, post-production time)
  3. The "pro" will give you all the images from your session immediately. (Translation : I haven't learned how to use software to edit the images.)
  4. Included in your $75 fee is a disc of your images. (Translation : This isn't a business, it's just a way to make a little extra money so I don't really have to sell you. The tell : A successful photography business model depends on sales! Professionals will often give you a CD for an extra fee or with a minimum order.)
  5. The "pro" takes 300+ images and gives them ALL to you on disc. (Translation : I have no idea what makes a great photograph. So, without a discernible eye, I think everything I do is good.)
  6. A 1 hour session takes hours longer than expected or a small family portrait session gets scheduled for 2-3 hours. (Translation : I have no confidence in my abilities as a photographer.)
  7. The "pro" shows up to your wedding/event with a pop-up on-camera flash. (Translation : I'm in way over my head! I've never photographed a wedding and have no idea what equipment I might need.)
  8. The "pro" claims they do everything : I am a food/fashion/wedding/landscape/portrait/editorial/nature/concert photographer. (Translation : I haven't been doing this long enough to know what I'm good at or enjoy doing.)
  9. When you ask the "pro" about the aperture they're using, they respond "Bless You!" (Translation : I don't know anything technical about photography. I just put my camera on P mode and let the camera make all the decisions.)
  10. The "pro" doesn't have any recommendations or suggestions about when would be a good time to schedule. (Translation : I know nothing about light or the difference between a good time or a bad time to shoot.) The professional should be there to guide you and offer their opinion about what would be best suited for your needs. i.e. someone who does maternity or newborn portraits should offer thoughts about when is the best time to capture that special moment.

A good photographer knows their craft! Anyone can buy nice equipment and let the camera make all the decisions. But, if you're going to spend good money to hire a photographer and put your important milestones in the hands of a photographer, make sure you know what you are paying for and that they have the experience with the field you are requesting.

And if you are a budding amateur, FANTASTIC! Begin to learn how to use the technology. Geek out about it! The idea is to eventually be in the driver's seat and understand how to be in control of the images you capture. If you want to gain experience to increase your knowledge base, begin by offering free sessions to friends until you are comfortable and build a portfolio.

Don't just take photographs, MAKE great photographs!

Have you ever had a bad experience with a so-called professional in an industry, only later ot realize that they may have misrepresented their experience? What do you wish you had done differently? What could they have done to be more forthright? 

Thank you to tanyaboogsphotography for letting us share this article. To view the original article and Tonya's work, click here

Ribbons & Roses : Becca

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Becca | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Becca | Winston-Salem, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Becca | Winston-Salem, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Becca | Winston-Salem, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Becca | Winston-Salem, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Becca | Winston-Salem, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Becca | Winston-Salem, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Becca | Winston-Salem, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Becca | Winston-Salem, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Becca | Winston-Salem, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Becca | Winston-Salem, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Becca | Winston-Salem, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Becca | Winston-Salem, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Becca | Winston-Salem, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Becca | Winston-Salem, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Becca | Winston-Salem, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Becca | Winston-Salem, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Becca | Winston-Salem, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Becca | Winston-Salem, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Becca | Winston-Salem, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Becca | Winston-Salem, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Becca | Winston-Salem, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Becca | Winston-Salem, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Becca | Winston-Salem, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Becca | Winston-Salem, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Becca | Winston-Salem, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Becca | Winston-Salem, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Becca | Winston-Salem, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Becca | Winston-Salem, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Becca | Winston-Salem, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Becca | Winston-Salem, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Becca | Winston-Salem, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Becca | Winston-Salem, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Becca | Winston-Salem, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Becca | Winston-Salem, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Becca | Winston-Salem, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding Photographer | Becca | Winston-Salem, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton | www.alysonlawton.com }

Wrapping up 2014

Our wedding season is coming to a close with one final beautiful wedding this Sunday. We have a few family portraits ahead for the holidays, a fun engagement session with two very special people and a mere 22 days until a we come full circle on New Years Eve. The weather has turned cold, but we have our gears in overdrive and are running hot, ready for what's to come.

We thank you for being part of our family and for being our support. You have our deepest gratitude. Without you, we would be lost artists somewhere searching for inspiration. You've been our driving force and we can't wait for you to see where that force has brought us. 

As our family, we're bursting at the seams to share this news with you! We've been so excited, we've had to share tid-bits throughout the year of what's to come here and there in our blog posts and through our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If we didn't we'd probably start laughing and crying all at the same time! 

We're going to be revealing our big change this coming May. In the meantime, it may seem we've gone away. 

Fear not!

We're here working away to make certain this change is deserving of you. Keep us in your hearts and minds as you will certainly be in ours. 

For now, stay warm, spread love and be a blessing.

With Love,

All of us here at PbAL

7 Steps to Looking Your Best for Your Portraits

You've scheduled your portrait session and now it's time to prepare. We want to help make sure you look your best. So, here's our seven step recommendation!

1. Get a good night's sleep.

You'll need to put your best foot forward for every day. A good night's rest is key to any successful day. Good sleep also means no dark circles, tired eyes or forcing your smiles.

2. Drink plenty of water.

Yes, yes, we know this sounds more like advice a doctor or mom might give you, but it's important advice for photographs too! See, water helps keep your skin clear and your energy up. Gotta keep those smiles fresh.

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3. Pick outfits which compliment your best features.

We all have that color that we know we look hideous in - mine's yellow. Whether you don't wear red because you have red hair, you are super pale, like me, and know that some days black really makes you look paste-y, or you have an olive tone to your skin so cool tones are really hard to match, we all have something.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, we all have features we like to accent. For instance, teals are great with red hair, earth tones pull the warmth out of pale skin and blue eyes sparkle when you wear rosey colors. 

For some great resources on what colors will work for you, click here.

4. Coordinate Outfits.

This one can be tricky. You want everyone to wear something they look good in, because you just learned in step number three how important it can be to pick colors that compliment your best features, but what if the color that works for you doesn't work for someone else in your group?

Here's the easy answer number one : Pick a theme.

For instance, a theme of navy and white allows people many options : navy pants with a white top, white pants with a navy top, an all white outfit, an all navy outfit and not-to-mention there are plenty of navy and white patterns like polkadots and stripes which can be thrown in to the mix - top or bottom.

Now, be careful about being too matchy-matchy. Everyone is an individual and you don't want to lose their personality for an outfit.

Easy answer number two : Use complimentary colors.


Like the portrait below, rosey colors work well for the lovely red hair of the lady and blues work wonderfully for the gentleman's skin tone and eyes. Together, pinks and blues compliment each other.

5. Shoes.

Yes, shoes deserve their own step. You could have spent time coordinating the perfect clothing, but if you're wearing a pair of ratty tennis shoes, they're really going to draw attention. If you are wearing a nice outfit, you want to make sure people won't be distracted by mismatching elements. After all, these portraits are going to be the centerpieces of your walls and mantles. 

(Can't decide what shoes to wear?? Sometimes barefeet are a great option!)

6. Preparation is key.

Get your outfits ready a few days in advance. Last thing you need is to stress out right before a portrait session because the outfit you wanted to wear is dirty and now you have to either change the plan or do a last minute pesky task called laundry.

7. Allow plenty of time to get ready before your session.

Stress is the number one joy killer. In fact, it's one of the top ten criminals on Photographer's Most Wanted list. And the number one cause for stress? Running late or not having enough time to get ready. 

All in all, allowing plenty of time to get ready makes for a happier portrait experience overall.


Rachel & Ethan

{ North Carolina Portrait Photographer | Rachel & Ethan | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Portrait Photographer | Rachel & Ethan | High Point University | Greensboro, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Portrait Photographer | Rachel & Ethan | High Point University | Greensboro, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Portrait Photographer | Rachel & Ethan | High Point University | Greensboro, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Portrait Photographer | Rachel & Ethan | High Point University | Greensboro, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Portrait Photographer | Rachel & Ethan | High Point University | Greensboro, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Portrait Photographer | Rachel & Ethan | High Point University | Greensboro, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Portrait Photographer | Rachel & Ethan | High Point University | Greensboro, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Portrait Photographer | Rachel & Ethan | High Point University | Greensboro, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Portrait Photographer | Rachel & Ethan | High Point University | Greensboro, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Portrait Photographer | Rachel & Ethan | High Point University | Greensboro, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Portrait Photographer | Rachel & Ethan | High Point University | Greensboro, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Portrait Photographer | Rachel & Ethan | High Point University | Greensboro, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Portrait Photographer | Rachel & Ethan | High Point University | Greensboro, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Portrait Photographer | Rachel & Ethan | High Point University | Greensboro, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Portrait Photographer | Rachel & Ethan | High Point University | Greensboro, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Portrait Photographer | Rachel & Ethan | High Point University | Greensboro, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Portrait Photographer | Rachel & Ethan | High Point University | Greensboro, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Portrait Photographer | Rachel & Ethan | High Point University | Greensboro, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Portrait Photographer | Rachel & Ethan | High Point University | Greensboro, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Portrait Photographer | Rachel & Ethan | High Point University | Greensboro, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Portrait Photographer | Rachel & Ethan | High Point University | Greensboro, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Portrait Photographer | Rachel & Ethan | High Point University | Greensboro, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Portrait Photographer | Rachel & Ethan | High Point University | Greensboro, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Portrait Photographer | Rachel & Ethan | High Point University | Greensboro, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Portrait Photographer | Rachel & Ethan | High Point University | Greensboro, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Portrait Photographer | Rachel & Ethan | High Point University | Greensboro, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Portrait Photographer | Rachel & Ethan | High Point University | Greensboro, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Portrait Photographer | Rachel & Ethan | High Point University | Greensboro, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Portrait Photographer | Rachel & Ethan | High Point University | Greensboro, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Portrait Photographer | Rachel & Ethan | High Point University | Greensboro, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Portrait Photographer | Rachel & Ethan | High Point University | Greensboro, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton }

{ North Carolina Portrait Photographer | Rachel & Ethan | High Point University | Greensboro, NC | Photography by Alyson Lawton }