Monthly Archives: February 2012

amanda + brent + little vie

Film  |  Maternity  |  Millie  |  

I’m giddy, pure giddy to show you these images. There is nothing quite like shooting for your own family and friends to develop a set of images you are excited to show off. I’ve been holding onto these for a couple of weeks. Waiting on film to arrive, then to make the perfect pairings, and pick just the right moment to launch them onto the world wide web. In late April I’m expecting my first niece, Genevieve Hope Holloman. She’s already managed to wiggle her way into my heart right alongside my nephew, Gavin.

For this shoot, we searched to find a brand new location and hoped for baby animals. We were incredibly blessed to find a beautiful pair of newborn lambs and the sweetest person on earth to let us use her farm, our new friend, Faye of Old McFaye’s Farm. Enjoy your introduction to a little piece of how wonderful life is as Brent & Amanda’s wait on little Vie to arrive!





























We made new friends in the process of the session. You can be their friend too, like Old McFaye’s Farm on Facebook.

15 Responses to amanda + brent + little vie

  • March 22, 2012 | 6:42 PM

    Oh, I love this session and I’m so happy for you two! Amanda, I still remember our baby conversation when you were here in Chapel Hill a long while ago – and now look at you mama! YAYAY!!!

  • March 1, 2012 | 10:46 AM

    Don’t mind me….just coming back to look at these again! So lovely!

  • February 29, 2012 | 1:01 PM

    Congrats Amanda and Brent! These pictures are amazing and very fun!

  • February 29, 2012 | 9:17 AM

    These are awesome, Millie, Brent and Amanda!! Such beautiful colors and textures. Can’t wait to meet Baby Vie.

  • February 28, 2012 | 10:46 PM

    Amanda!!! You look so beautiful. I love every picture. I am so excited for you and Brent. The one of Brent cuddling you is wonderful. And those sweet rabbit photos…could your hair look more perfect? Wow!! You both look so happy. 🙂

  • February 28, 2012 | 7:54 PM

    Everything is just perfect! Congratulations Brent and Amanda! Did the peacock have a name? Maybe Pete the Peacock?

  • February 28, 2012 | 6:18 PM

    These are soooo awesome!

  • February 28, 2012 | 5:33 PM

    Amanda and Brent, These pictures are great. Can’t wait to see and hold my Grandbaby. Love you both. Millie did an awesome job.

  • February 28, 2012 | 5:08 PM

    Of course..this is a great idea for expecting photos!! My style! Maybe one day when I am preggo! These are just so lovely! And…I am loving the film! 🙂

  • February 28, 2012 | 5:03 PM

    Awe….. You guys made me cry. You are sooooo beautiful! I love them all. Miss you so much can’t wait to see you. Can’t wait to love on my little V. Gigi is already crazy about her! Love you both!

  • February 28, 2012 | 4:39 PM

    Ah–may–zing! So happy for Brent and Amanda! These photos are wonderful family heirlooms. Congratulations to the entire Holloman family! I can’t wait for little Genevieve to get here so everyone can spoil her rotten!

  • February 28, 2012 | 4:31 PM

    Oh my goodness Amanda you look adorable!!! So happy for your guys!!

  • February 28, 2012 | 4:30 PM

    Milie! These are unreal! Proud of you for using film and it paying off! Xoxo

  • February 28, 2012 | 4:29 PM

    I want to be pregnant and in these photos. They are AWESOME. I want to live on this exact farm. I love these photos. I want to see baby Vie… I love these photos! Miss all of you.

  • February 28, 2012 | 4:27 PM

    I can see why these images made you giddy. Sooooo fun!!!

constance + kyle

Engagement  |  Rachel  |  

Constance and Kyle met me for their engagement shoot on a crisp morning here in the Queen City.  Seeing Constance’s bright yellow shirt let me know right away that we were going to get along famously as yellow is my favorite of all colors!  Getting to know clients like this sweet couple is the number one reason I love my job.

Three ways you made my day sunnier:
1. Constance’s amazing yellow shirt.
2. Kyle’s smile when he looks at his bride to be.
3. Jumping on a bridge for a fun photo.

2 Responses to constance + kyle

  • April 6, 2012 | 1:00 PM

    Just beautiful – you truly captured the personality of these 2 most amazing and beloved couple! Thank you.

  • March 2, 2012 | 10:12 AM

    Thanks for another inspiring photo rich post. I’ve been following your blog for over a year now and thought I should take the time to comment. I love your color rich images and the fun words that go along with them. Thanks again.

brittany + reed

Millie  |  Weddings  |  

Brittany and Reed were married last year. This wedding was amongst the largest I’ve ever photographed, too many people to count, the largest tent I’ve ever seen set up for one wedding, 4 different modes of transportation, and one really amazing time! The band was fantastic, the food was tasty and everything was perfect. Perhaps my most favorite part of the wedding was knowing the place the reception was held has such a special place in their heart, the family lodge.

Brittany & Reed, I’ll always remember:
1. How dramatic the clydesdales were as they trotted towards your reception.
2. The beautiful moments you shared over that vibrant sunset.
3. What a fun party your reception was, some of the most fun dancing I’ve ever photographed!

The amazing crew that made this wedding beautiful:

Design & Coordination: Rebecca Dunn of LaFete
Videographer: Mari Kittredge
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Transportation: Coach America
Horse Drawn Carriage: Phil Hudson
Florals: Dutch Iris Florist
Cake: Cup Cake Shoppe
Caterer: Meadow Village Catering
Cocktail Hour Music: Drifting River Bluegrass
Reception Music:  Atlanta Rhythm and Groove
Makeup: Jamye Shaw of Elizabethtown
Hair: Elisha & Crew from Blush Haus of Beaute

6 Responses to brittany + reed

  • May 28, 2014 | 11:37 AM

    I know this was posted over 2 years ago but any chance someone sees this and knows where the bridesmaid dresses came from?! This wedding is incredible and these pictures are as well! 🙂

  • March 22, 2012 | 3:14 PM

    Love this wedding!

  • February 28, 2012 | 8:41 PM

    What a fun time for our family! Millie these photos are awesome!

  • February 28, 2012 | 12:07 PM

    Gorgeous wedding! And the bride’s reception dress is just the cutest thing ever!!

  • February 28, 2012 | 10:07 AM

    Gorgeous wedding …and awesome pics Millie! Wish we could do it all over again. Such a fun day!

  • February 27, 2012 | 2:28 PM

    Millie, these are just beautiful! It’s amazing how beautiful pictures of people we don’t even know can make us smile and happy! They have to be overjoyed with their images 🙂 L&C

A Woodland World – Book Now!

Millie  |  Shoots & Ladders  |  


It’s time for another Shoots & Ladders set. We’ve been dreaming this one up for quite a while and we are VERY excited about sharing it with you! This time around our format will be a bit different from past Shoots & Ladders Sessions. We are feeling the urge to do something out of the box and have a little more control over this entire set, so this will be a completely styled shoot!

We are creating a magical storybook forest, and your little one(s) will be transformed into a woodland creature, while still maintaining their own unique personality and appearance. Its our own little version of a woodland world and those who live in it. We have some fabulous designers working to create custom wardrobes!

If you book this sessions, we will require you to comply with our wardrobe/styling suggestions for this set. Each participant will be given their character and outfit requirements after booking their session.

Below are more details. We have limited the number of sessions available, and they are sure to fill VERY quickly so email to book right away.


price: $150 session fee includes a 20 minute mini session* (up to 2 kids – $35 per additional child)

location: 15 S 2nd Street . Wilmington, NC (must have an appointment, no walk ins)

dress: wardrobe mostly provided. we will give more detailed suggestions and assign a forest animal to each child after booking.

Available session times are listed below (those marked through are already taken):

Thursday, March 29th
10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:00pm, 4:30pm

Monday, April 2nd
10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:00pm, 4:30pm

To book email [email protected].

Join our facebook page for updates on future sessions here!

We’ll present the images (4-6 proofs) to you online within 4 weeks of your session. 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. Batteries not included.

jo-anna + chuck

Amanda + Brent  |  Weddings  |  

For Brent and I, one of the best parts about capturing couples on their wedding day is documenting the little things. The groom’s cologne, the bride showing her ring to her bridesmaids, and even a stolen kiss between the newlyweds. All of these sweet moments are memories our clients like to recall when looking through their photos.

Jo-Anna and Chuck had so many sweet moments throughout their day, and it was a pleasure to be the photographers capturing it all. One of the best parts of the day, was when Brent and I took Jo-Anna and Chuck to the rooftop of our studio. It was a beautiful evening that included soft light and sweet, sincere moments between these lovebirds.






























Jo-Anna and Chuck, we will always remember:

1. Your excitement throughout the entire day!
2. Enjoying the sunset with both of you on the roof top overlooking downtown Wilmington.
3. Watching you and your guests truly enjoy your wedding from start to finish.

Thank you to everyone who helped make Jo-Anna and Chuck’s day wonderful!

Event Design: Social Butterfly Events
Ceremony/Reception Venue: St. Thomas Preservation Hall
Catering: Middle of the Island
Band: Suckerpunch
Rentals: L & L Rentals
Trolley Service: Wilmington Trolley Company
British Taxi: Cape Fear Tours
Lighting: High Performance Lighting

3 Responses to jo-anna + chuck

  • July 10, 2012 | 2:54 PM

    oh my goodness. awesome! and HOW oh HOW did you do the “love” photo? so cool!!

  • February 23, 2012 | 12:34 AM

    Beautiful. Love the new blog!!!

  • February 20, 2012 | 11:37 AM

    Beautiful! Love all the little moments throughout the day… looks like the wedding was a blast!

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