Monthly Archives: June 2012

haley . bridals

Rachel  |  Weddings  |    |  

I pulled into the Brays Island Plantation in Sheldon, South Carolina, and my heart stopped.  It’s one of those magical places you see in movies with spanish moss growing on the trees, birds flying over the marsh, and a sweet little stable with perfectly groomed horses.  After regaining composure, I started getting really excited for Haley’s bridal session.  Their wedding was held on the grounds this past weekend as well!  I can’t wait to show you those images.

Haley is a sweet, southern belle with a smile that can light up a room.  It was a pleasure meeting her mother, Cindy, as well as her horse, Pippin, during our time together!










Haley, you are sweet as apple pie and I am so thankful you have chosen me as your photographer.

On this day, what I remember most was at the end of the session, Pippin got a little adventurous and took off.  Haley didn’t miss a beat.  She hiked up her wedding dress and ran after her horse, yelling “Pip!”.  He didn’t go far (whew!) and we all laughed about it in the end.

2 Responses to haley . bridals

  • July 9, 2012 | 8:37 PM

    hello. i really love this session. it took my breath away. what are you shooting with and were you using any off camera lighting?

    • Rachel Barker
      July 19, 2012 | 11:05 AM

      Hi, Tiana! Thanks so much for the compliment on Haley’s session! You can read all about our camera gear here: I did not use any off camera lighting for this session.

sign up for summer fun!

Amanda + Brent  |  Claire  |  Millie  |  Shoots & Ladders  |  

Shoots & Ladders presents Summer Fun! Your little one will have a blast doing all of their favorite summertime activities. From Hula-Hoop to Hopscotch, we’ll have it all!

Below are the details! There are limited sessions available, and we are sure to fill VERY quickly so email to book right away!


$99 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: Wearing bright summer colors is a fun way to show your warm-weather enthusiasm! Solid, bright colors or patterns. Please no character prints. We will give more detailed suggestions after booking.

We’ll present the images (5 proofs) to you online after the session.

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

Thursday, July 26th
10:20am, 10:40am, 11:00am, 11:20am, 11:40am, 1:20pm, 1:40pm, 2:00pm, 2:20pm, 3:00pm, 3:20pm, 3:40pm, 4:00pm

Friday, July 27th
10:20am, 10:40am, 11:00am, 11:20am, 11:40am, 1:20pm, 1:40pm, 2:00pm, 2:20pm, 3:00pm, 3:20pm, 3:40pm, 4:00pm

To book email [email protected]. Join our facebook page for updates! 

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.

One Response to sign up for summer fun!

  • June 26, 2012 | 10:38 AM

    I can’t WAIT to see these!

lesley + perry

Rebecca  |  Weddings  |  

Lesley and Perry’s nautical-themed wedding was so much fun to be a part of!  Sweet couple, happy families, fantastic friends, and a great location made for a seriously great day.


















































Lesley and Perry, the things I loved most about your wedding: a wedding ceremony in-the-round, and your good-natured competitiveness with the Pepsi/Coke poll (Coke wins!), and most of all, your excitement to spend the rest of your lives together.  Thanks for letting me be a part of your day!

Photographer: Rebecca, Millie Holloman Photography
Florals, Paper, & Design: Salt Harbor Designs
Event Director: Salt Harbor Designs
Videographer: Lifestage Films
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Brooklyn Arts Center
Ceremony Music: Trey Hamlin
Reception Music: Craig Woolard Band
Caterer: Culinary Creations
Cake: Nicki’s Cakes
Officiant: Karen Crutchfield
Rentals: Party Suppliers and Rentals 
Transportation: Lett’s Limousine

3 Responses to lesley + perry

  • July 23, 2012 | 12:15 PM

    gorgeous wedding, gorgeous photos!

  • June 19, 2012 | 10:23 PM

    These photos are fabulous!! They capture all the fun of that wonderful day as well as all the nautical details that made it so unique!!!! Great job!!!

  • June 19, 2012 | 5:47 PM

    Rebecca, Amanda, and the rest of the MHP team:
    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I don’t think that I’ve stopped smiling since I saw these picture for the first time – they bring back so many memories of the most wonderful and special day of my life. It was an absolute pleasure working with you (and tons of fun!!) – Perry and I are so grateful that you were such a big part of our big day. You are the best!

happy birthday gavin!

Millie  |  One Fine Day

Five years ago today, my life changed forever and my heart grew to hold a love I never though possible. Happy Birthday to the little boy who changed my life the day he was born! I love you Gavin and I always will!

One Response to happy birthday gavin!

  • June 18, 2012 | 12:15 PM

    Hey Gavin! Happy Birthday from your Wilmington friends!! 🙂 Have a great day!!!

courtney + kevin

Lindsey  |  Rachel  |  Weddings  |  

This star-studded event was a feast for the eyes!  Courtney and Kevin live in New York City and traveled along with their guests to beautiful Wilmington, North Carolina, for their big day.  Courtney’s dress could have been my favorite of all time, her Christian Dior belt (something borrowed) was the perfect accent to take it over the top, and her Jimmy Choo heels were a show stopper.  Every detail was perfection, but beyond that her maid of honor gave a speech that speaks volumes about Courtney and Kevin’s character.  Through her tears, she said “…they live this crazy New York life surrounded by tv (Courtney is the hair stylist for Jimmy Fallon), celebrities, bankers (Kevin works on Wall Street)…everything you imagine about New York.  But they’re still these true, honest, modest people that we’ve grown up with and have grown to love.”

It is such a pleasure to introduce this sweet couple.  Meet Courtney and Kevin!














































































Courtney and Kevin, there are three reasons I still smile when I think of you and your wedding: Your best man’s speech about all three of you living together was hilarious. When you (Kevin) kissed your bride on the forehead during the ceremony there was not a dry eye in the room. The fact that you got me Jimmy Fallon tickets during my recent trip to NYC (so awesome). I am truly happy for you both and hope that our paths cross again!

Photographer: Rachel Barker of Millie Holloman Photography
Videographer: Matt Davis of Life Stage Films (You can view the video here!)
Event Design & Floral: Salt Harbor Designs
Invitations & Paper: friend of the bride; Halannecards
Calligrapher: Abigail T. Calligraphy
Map Illustrations: Brother of the bride; Ryan Benedetti
Getting Ready Locations: Graystone Inn and Hotel Tarrymore
Hair: friend of the bride; Betsy Reyes and the bride herself; Courtney Benedetti
Makeup: friend of the bride; Jennifer Wobito
Ceremony Location: Lebanon Chapel at Airlie Gardens
Reception Location: 128 South
DJ: Jay Tatum of Active DJ Entertainment with special guest Questlove
Violinist: Maura Kropke
Cake: Nicki’s Cakes
Transportation: The British Taxi

9 Responses to courtney + kevin

  • July 4, 2012 | 1:18 AM

    Absolutely stunning!!!!!!!! To die for details, and gorgeous work Rachel!

  • June 19, 2012 | 2:37 PM

    Stunning! Fantastic images and such attention to detail.

  • June 18, 2012 | 12:07 PM

    Rachel, Stunning!! Courtney, you and Kevin must be an amazing couple! Congratulations!

  • June 15, 2012 | 6:41 PM

    stunning work rachel!

  • June 15, 2012 | 8:38 AM

    Yellow and Gray. My favorite colors! Your shots looks so crispy! 😀

  • June 14, 2012 | 6:17 PM

    The pictures of Courtney putting the finishing touches on her mom’s hair are precious moments. Love this!

  • June 14, 2012 | 12:55 PM

    WOW!!! I love this wedding! Beautiful pictures!!!

  • June 14, 2012 | 12:52 PM

    Wonderful! What a beautiful wedding! BEAUTIFUL!

  • June 14, 2012 | 12:42 PM

    THANK YOU MHP Family! I have had so many compliments on our photos, hearing that they are some of the most beautiful photos anyone has seen and I have to agree. The lighting, the variety, the special little moments that were captured, you all are so talented, especially given how much we were sweating y’all did some magic!
    I feel so lucky to have had all the amazing vendors I had in Wilmington, it will forever be my favorite place on earth 🙂 I can’t wait to visit you all soon.

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