Monthly Archives: July 2012

the cheek family

Millie  |  Portraits  |  

It’s hard to believe that 6 months ago I was in a delivery room watching this little girl enter the world. When there are kids in your life it seems to move that much faster. For Tilley-Gray’s six month photos we spent an evening on the beach giggling at her cuteness, running towards her to stop sand from being swallowed, and of course picking her up and putting her right back where she was so she’d just move again. Love this little bit!
























Gray and Lindsey, Thanks to you both for jumping in on the session even though I talked you into it once you arrived! 😉 Watching you two fall in love with this little girl has been awesome. I sure do love your little family. Here’s to a lifetime of many more milestones and celebrations!

3 Responses to the cheek family

  • July 10, 2012 | 1:13 PM

    I love this Millie!! It’s amazing just like you are!!! Great, gorgeous, timeless photography!! Miss you!!

  • July 10, 2012 | 1:13 PM

    I don’t know this family, but, Millie you made me feel like this little Tilley-Gray and my little Meg could be best buds. I love how cozy families are in your images. Beautiful work.

  • July 10, 2012 | 1:04 PM

    These are all great, but the last one is my favorite!

samantha + graham

Film  |  Millie  |  Portraits  |  

Graham and Samantha are photographers in Chapel Hill, just a stones throw from us in Wilmington. However, we never had the pleasure of meeting until their session. Graham and I emailed back and forth as he told me of their plans to celebrate an upcoming one year wedding anniversary at a place that was close to their hearts, Bald Head Island. He wanted to set up a session for him and Samantha. The first day we had planned didn’t work out as scheduled because of the weather, we opted to hold out a couple of days and wound up with what I am sure was the prettiest day Bald Head Island had seen in quite some time. It could not have been more perfect!

It’s always a pleasure to shoot for and get to know other photographers. I feel like this might be the beginning of a beautiful friendship but one thing I know for sure, this is one beautiful couple!

























Samantha and Graham, it really was a pleasure getting to know you both. I hope your one year anniversary was perfect! Until next year keep spinning on the beach at sunset, holding one another close, and squeezing in all the kisses you can. Hugs!


4 Responses to samantha + graham

  • August 12, 2012 | 8:54 PM

    Love these two and love these photos, Millie! SO perfect for them!

  • August 1, 2012 | 11:31 AM

    You two are so adorable! LOVE the pics, Millie!

  • July 9, 2012 | 7:32 PM

    oops! I meant burned 🙂 Also, it was so nice to hang out with both you and Claire!! thanks again! -samantha

  • July 9, 2012 | 7:30 PM

    Millie – Ohmygoodness gracious! Thank you so much – I just burnt my dinner because I couldn’t stop looking at these. Thank you for such a fun evening and helping to make our anniversary special. We will cherish these forever! xoxo

ward family

Portraits  |  Rachel  |  

I met the beautiful Ward family on the coast of North Carolina.  Kate, the mom, is a portrait photographer in the Dallas area and wanted photos of her family while vacationing and visiting relatives.  It was a beautiful, sunny day and the kids were ready to have some fun!

I always enjoy working with other photographers.  First of all, it’s an honor to be chosen to do so!  Kate trusted me completely as well, which makes shooting for another photographer loads of fun.  Thank you for that, Kate!














Thank you for an awesome time Ward family!  On this day, you taught me to jump higher, hug tighter, and to not forget the little moments.

2 Responses to ward family

  • July 10, 2012 | 6:05 PM

    Rachel these are all so amazing and it looks like you gave your clients a blast!

    • Rachel Barker
      July 19, 2012 | 11:03 AM

      Thank you, Dennis. You are always so positive and uplifting with your comments on the MHP blog! We appreciate you!

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