Life in the Fast Lane. At Millie Holloman Photography, the pace feels a lot like an exhilarating scooter ride: we zip, zag, zoom, and speed off in new directions faster than you can say "Green light!" Want to come along for the ride? Our blog will keep you up-to-date on our most recent photo shoots, our favorite finds, and our craziest shenanigans. Hold on tight. It's gonna be a fast ride!
MHP has been through a few changes over the last year. We said goodbye to a two of our wedding photography teams. Rebecca and her husband, Joel, are expecting their third child this Spring and they have pursued some of their dreams in other career paths. Lindsey has relocated to Charlotte where she is marrying this March and she is focusing on her design work. Renee plans to travel more this year to be with family and is no longer shooting weddings. We are incredibly happy for all that is taking place in their lives right now and wish them the best. Although we remain friends, we will miss seeing them around MHP on a regular basis.
With everything switching up a bit, this made room for a new associate at MHP and we knew just the guy for the job. Meet Matt! Matt grew up around the Holloman family. We attended the same church, hung out on a regular basis, and still to this day remain friends. Matt has pursued his career in photography for the past 13 years while traveling, getting married, and having a little girl. We are happy to have a local MHP associate join our team as Matt resides in Wilmington with his family. We’ve known for a long time that Matt would eventually join MHP, we were just waiting for the right time. We are excited to announce that time is now!
Please join us in welcoming Matt to the MHP family! Matt is available portrait and wedding bookings right away. Be sure to take a peek at his portfolio by clicking here, read more about him below and even get a glimpse of his adorable family.
A Caffeinated Creative with West Coast Style. Raised down South by a strong single mama, his love of cold rainy days, writing, and hot cups of coffee, took this Wilmington native to Seattle for a spell. He owes a lot to java—his photography career (13 years and counting!) was launched at a coffeehouse where he worked as a barista. Back in Wilmington, after travelling the world, he still roasts his own beans and makes a mean cup o’ Joe. No one-trick pony, Matt also cooks. Carne asada with salsa verde, anyone? Sometimes works as an actor, but his favorite role is playing Prince Charming for an audience of one—his princess-obsessed daughter, Eden, whose daily attire often consists of full-length ball gowns and tiaras. On weekends, he and wife, Jen, lead a home-based church. (Matt went to ministry school, and pastored at a large church where he met Jen. Technically, he could marry you and photograph the wedding too!) Appreciates all things authentic; abhors the over-produced. Always on the lookout for new tunes that make him feel as good as the classics – Avett Brothers to Ella Fitzgerald. Packs light when traveling – his faith in his heart and some Rainbows on his feet.
Kc and Dana are getting married early next year and Brent and I could not be more thrilled to be sharing in their day! Not only are they amazing people in general, but they are crazy talented, beautiful and dear friends. Brent and I met Kc when we photographed her twin sister, Martine’s wedding. We are so honored to continue to share in capturing this family’s special moments and can’t wait to celebrate!
Kc and Dana, you two are wonderful! We had so much fun talking, laughing and being transparent with you. Your wedding is going to be awesome and we can’t wait!
I first met the Lee family when Rawls, their first child was just a little guy. Now they are a family of four so it was a blast to finally get to meet Teague and work with these guys again. We started out the session letting them play with their grandfather’s old trucks that he had when he was a kid. Then we played “tickle tackle” and headed out for a boat ride. We could not have asked for a better ending to this session. Loving the joy and energy in these shots! Love this family!
Jackie and Mike recently celebrated their big day on Topsail Island, NC. Though rain showers changed plans for the wedding, it didn’t stop Jackie, Mike and all their guests from sharing some incredibly special moments.
Jackie and Mike, your day was full moments meant just for you. The support system you two have for one another and from all those around you is tangible. We consider ourselves privileged to be with you on this day. Much love to you both!
And to those who helped make Jackie and Mike’s day wonderful, we thank you!
Design Coordinator: Hannah Gibbons with Design Perfection
Floral and Wedding Design: Design Perfection
Caterer: Middle of the Island
Entertainment: Active DJ Entertainment
Wedding Cake: Creative Cake Design
Transportation: Wilmington Trolley and Platinum Limousine
Hair & Make Up: Harbor Club Day Spa
Wedding Officiant: Michael Chandler
Interpreter: Susan Lanier
Photo Booth: TruthBooth
Rentals: Party Suppliers
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This year’s Shoots & Ladders holiday set is dressed to the nines! We are creating another set made almost entirely out of paper and it’s even going to have a little gold sparkle. Bundle up and head down to our studio, we hope you will even consider dressing a little more formal for Tinseltown. Just think… if you and your family were going to a holiday party, what would you wear?
This session is for families and kids of all ages. Attention parents: we are making your life even easier because just like previous years, this session fee also includes 25 Christmas Cards, which we will have in your hands, ready to address by December 9th. Don’t have kids? That’s okay! You can play, too! Just read below for details.
This set is only three days of shooting and it’s sure to fill VERY quickly (Christmas is always our busiest time for Shoots & Ladders and we sell out every year). So… book below right away!
$150 session fee includes a family photo and individual images of your children during a 20 minute mini session (up to 3 kids – $25 per additional child) + 25 5×7 Christmas Cards (complete with envelopes) – sign up by clicking here!
dates: November 17th, 18th, & 22nd. Choose the time and date for your session when purchasing your ticket. UPDATE – Saturday sold out so we have added a handful of sessions on Sunday. You can sign up for Sunday by clicking here.
location: 15 S 2nd Street. Wilmington, NC (must have an appointment, no walk ins)
dress: This year we are asking everyone to consider making their wardrobe a bit more formal. Our set will have lots of gold and white so a little shimmer in your outfit will help be sure you pop! Still not sure of what to wear. We’ve created a Pinterest board just for this set with loads of ideas, just click here to see what we have in mind!
We’ll present the images (4-6 proofs) to you online on Monday, November 24th. To get your cards back by December 9th we’ll need you to order these right away!
It’s easy to sign up! Head over to our eventbrite page by clicking here, select your date and time, then pay to finalize your registration!
Join our facebook page for updates by clicking here!
Our Tinseltown set will take place in our downtown Wilmington, NC studio. Your session must be paid when booking. Payments are non-refundable. Choose your time carefully, once it’s chosen it’s reserved just for you. Be punctual. Showing up late gives you less time in our set, or could make you forfeit your shoot. Prints sold separately. No pets allowed.