New Photos | Winter at Wrightsville Beach

Lately it feels like its been overcast everyday. I keep watching the weather for a day that’ll bring a colorful sunrise, but no such luck. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks we’ll get a good one, but for now I want to share a few photo from my last beach session.

There was no sun in sight, but it was such a beautiful, peaceful morning on a day that was fairly warm. I had fun playing around with new editing techniques and bringing out some brighter colors, so check them out below along with an update on my Etsy site – Wright + Roam!




ESTY-SHOP-UPDATE-BANNERI also wanted to give a little Etsy update! — I’m working to launch my site in the next week/week and half. I’m just waiting on some shipping supplies to arrive and working on the finishing touches for a couple new images! I’ve got the banner ready and I’ll be working on the listings this weekend. I can’t believe it’s almost ready!!



Such a still day and I love how the water was so icy blue.






And of course, I always have to break the rules a little with some hand held long exposures.



Photo Diary | Hiking Kings Pinnacle

This blog post is for all of those sitting on the couch, full + happy from from great food and wonderful times spent with family. My parents got to see the new house for the first time this weekend, which has been great. We’ve had days of great food, shopping, and a big win for the Buckeyes! Safe to say, it’s been a great and needed long weekend. I hope you all enjoyed these few days and are now relaxing before the week begins!

I’ve also been able to go through the images I got from last weeks hiking/Charlotte trip. I was really worried we scheduled this trip too late and the fall leaves would be gone, but I’m so happy I was wrong. The top of the mountain was starting to lose leaves, but the golds and reds still covered the drive and all of the lower walk. We hiked Kings Pinnacle at Crowder Mountain State Park.  It was about a 4 mile hike with really beautiful views at the top. The hike to the peak was pretty steep, but I highly recommend this trail! So, while your digesting crazy amounts of thanksgiving turkey + potatoes, I hope you can take a few minutes to enjoy these fall filled photos.















The Year of Travel

Happy Sunday! It’s officially summer and that means only a few days until my birthday! Since it’s on a Wednesday this year, I’ve decided to commandeer this weekend for celebrating (but if i’m being honest with you + myself, I really commandeer the whole month).

To get over the stress that birthday’s bring I try to set goals for the next year and look back on what I’ve accomplished. Last year was my golden birthday and if you don’t know what that is, it’s when you turn the age of the day you were born, so for me I turned 27 on June 27th. I learned about this when I was about 9 years old and have been looking forward to that birthday ever since.

To live up to my own hype, I decided to deem that birthday “The Year of Travel.” It was my goal to take advantage of weekends and go as many places as I could with only 5 days of vacation time. In total I traveled to 22 states , 18 of those as part of a 9 day cross country road trip, so I like to think I did a pretty good job. Below are just a few highlights from these trips & I can’t wait to share more!

Yosemite National Park – California

Zion National Park – Utah

Grand Canyon Sunrise – Arizona