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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!

  • Mar
  • 30
  • 2015

meet samuel

Millie  |  Newborn  |  

As a photographer I have the opportunity to be with people during some of the most difficult as well as exhilarating times of their lives. When I first met the Mayo family, times were tough. Their 12 year old son, Zack, was battling terminal cancer and I asked if I could come and photograph their family one afternoon. I had followed their journey online through friends and prayed for Zack and his family daily. It was a pleasure getting to meet Zack, his little brother Nick, Mom and Dad in person and an honor for me to be able to photograph their family. When Zack passed away a few short months later my heart was broken for them.

Fast forward from 2010 to 2015… this time around, the Mayo family called me with much joy and enthusiasm. They welcomed little Samuel into their world in December, quite a bit earlier than expected. He spent a couple of months in NICU growing stronger until he was finally home, ready for his big photo shoot! By example Zack taught Nick how to be an amazing big brother. You can already tell by how attentive and happy Nick is that he’s got the big brother thing down! I am so happy for this family and their new addition. Their life even in the most difficult times, has been a true example of the joy we have through Christ. It’s such a blessing to see a little more sunshine added to their life!

  • Mar
  • 11
  • 2015

kc + dana wedding . part 2

Amanda + Brent  |  Weddings  |  
































Kc and Dana, your wedding day was perfect and thank you for letting us be the ones to capture the moments.

Event & Floral Designer: Salt Harbor Designs
Event Director: Sarah Levesque of Salt Harbor Designs
Ceremony Venue: The Atrium
Reception Venue: Bakery 105
Caterer: Pine Valley Market
Cake: One Belle Bakery
Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Musicians: The Mid Atlantic Band
Reception Music: Active DJ Entertainment
Videographer: Phillip James Films
Photo Booth: TruthBooth
Hair & Makeup: Mary Hendel & Jessica Fowler of Bangz
Rentals: Party Suppliers
Lighting: High Performance Lighting
Transportation: Azalea Limo

  • Mar
  • 10
  • 2015

kc + dana wedding . part 1

Amanda + Brent  |  Weddings  |  

Kc and Dana were married on a chilly Saturday, just before the sun set on the Cape Fear River in downtown Wilmington. With their close family and friends all snuggled on benches under the open sky at The Atrium, Kc and Dana exchanged their vows to one another. It was wonderful and what made it more personal was the fact that Brent and I were there, as their friends and photographers, to capture so many moments throughout their big day. Nothing thrills us more than to be the eyes for an event that includes those we cherish and love. The day held transparent words of love and commitment, gorgeous artistic design, and so much joyous dancing and laughter! In a nutshell, Kc and Dana’s wedding did not disappoint.
































Part 2 of Kc and Dana’s day is coming so stay tuned for more of the celebration!

Thank you to everyone who made this wedding a beautiful success! This day would not be complete without you!

Event & Floral Designer: Salt Harbor Designs
Event Director: Sarah Levesque of Salt Harbor Designs
Ceremony Venue: The Atrium
Reception Venue: Bakery 105
Caterer: Pine Valley Market
Cake: One Belle Bakery
Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Musicians: The Mid Atlantic Band
Reception Music: Active DJ Entertainment
Videographer: Phillip James Films
Photo Booth: TruthBooth
Hair & Makeup: Mary Hendel & Jessica Fowler of Bangz
Rentals: Party Suppliers
Lighting: High Performance Lighting
Transportation: Azalea Limo

One Response to kc + dana wedding . part 1

  • March 10, 2015 | 10:05 PM

    Awww yay! These are so great! Can’t wait to see the rest!! We love you guys.

  • Mar
  • 05
  • 2015

March Mini Sessions

Amanda + Brent  |  Bits & Pieces  |  Matt  |  Millie  |  Photographers  |  Portraits  |  

Little by little the weather is getting warmer and it’s time for family portraits! This year we are offering March Mini Sessions, a 30 minute session with our MHP photographer, Matt. Best news of all, it’s only $100! Buy the hi-res files when you book (just look for that option to add while booking) for an additional $250 (that’s half price) or you can pay full price later (but who wants to do that). Use the links below to sign up and reserve your spot.

March 28th – Greenfield Lake (Saturday)
March 29th – Kure Beach, Fort Fisher (Sunday)

Take a peek at some images from one of Matt’s family sessions below!

  • Jan
  • 12
  • 2015

Welcome Matt to the MHP Family!

Matt  |  One Fine Day  |  Weddings  |  

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.

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