A pair of Netflix-addicted college pals turned photography partners: Renee and Becky have keen eyes for the screen – be it their digital cameras or their TV sets. Becky’s favorite films include Clueless and High Fidelity, though her hubby has recently given her a crash course in Hollywood classics. Renee likes modern grit—crime dramas featuring bad guys and girls behind bars.   When Netflix is on, Renee cuddles up with her husband, Justin; her dog, Lady; and her cat, Mike. Becky shares the sofa with her husband Brandon; their bouncing baby boy, Dylan; and their two rescue dogs, Lux and Darcie.

500: The number of people in Renee’s hometown.  Or the number of people in Becky’s graduating class. Becky’s been all over – from the Florida coast to the Scotland moors, and she loves her hometown because it’s just a few hours’ drive from every major city in North Carolina. Renee’s a small town girl—she hates it when people don’t say hi!

You know what else Renee doesn’t like?  Being told she looks like Christina Ricci.  As for Becky, she’d rather not be forced to pick her favorite tattoo – a former tattoo parlor shop girl; she has more than a few. What are their favs? For Becky, it’s hot tea and hanging out, whereas Renee’s a coffee addict known for using an over-abundance of exclamation points in emails!!!

At first glance, you might not guess that the Hollywood look-alike is an eclectic enthusiast from Kansas and that the tattooed woman is, at heart, a sweet southern belle!  Or, that Renee spent more than a year planning her DIY wedding, but Becky planned hers in less than three weeks.  That’s how these two roll—different on the surface, but fundamentally the same.  Lucy and Ethel.  Laverne and Shirley.  Thelma and Louise.  They’ve got the chemistry and a connection that only the best of friends share.  To quote Becky:  “Renee’s my homegirl!”

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molly + brad . engagement

Tue November 15, 2016 2:41pm

Molly, Brad and their incredibly handsome son, Gray, met up with us for their session at Wrightsville Beach. The afternoon was beautiful and if this family was any cuter our hearts might explode! Becky and I are so excited to be celebrating with… Read more

tracy + chris . wedding

Fri November 4, 2016 1:21pm

Tracy and Chris recently tied the knot in downtown Wilmington, NC. Tracy beamed with beauty and Chris could not have been any more dapper in his tux. The wedding was classy, romantic and one that we are so thrilled to capture. Congrats to the happy… Read more

Shoots & Ladders – A Coastal Christmas

Tue October 4, 2016 1:17pm

  This year’s Shoots & Ladders holiday set is celebrating the place we call home with a Coastal Christmas! Bundle up and head down to our studio in your most nautical Christmas attire. CLICK HERE TO BOOK! This session is for… Read more

white winter . shoots & ladders

Wed November 4, 2015 12:00pm

  This year’s Shoots & Ladders holiday set is a new spin on an old set. We are bringing back our paper trees due to popular demand! Don’t worry, if you have been photographed in our paper tree set before, it will look a bit different… Read more

MHP is growing by two!

Thu September 24, 2015 5:34pm

It’s a new season. We are entering into Fall and with that comes change. The weather gets cooler, the leaves get brighter and we can’t help but smile. Around MHP we’ve been smiling a lot because not only is Fall one of our favorite seasons, we… Read more