When Will mentioned downtown I thought I knew what to expect... but upon arrive we found some awesome spots that I've never shot before! Downtown Greensboro shocked me with so much more art than I knew about. I am so grateful for our time together not only for the new hidden gems but also time to catch up with old friends.
If you have been following my blog you've probably met Victoria a few times. Victoria was one of my featured Hometown Heroes in 2017, we captured portraits to celebrate her sweet sixteen & she played a vital in making Exposing Hope 2017 the huge success that it was! Most recently Victoria in front of my camera for her high school senior portraits!
Being able to photograph Brady's 55th anniversary party was a blast! With the entire Club being full of different activities there was never a dull moment to capture. Here are some of the highlights from the celebration.
For three generations Laura’s family has been visiting Camp Cheerio with the Whobodies, their church’s youth group. It was such a joy to be able to capture these photos of Laura in a setting has meant so much so her family for many years. To God be the glory for special moments like this!
Because Casey + Josh met while attending Western Carolina University, we thought it would be perfect to capture their engagement portraits in the mountains of North Carolina! They will be tying the knot next September & I am so excited to celebrate with them on their big day. Here are some of the highlights from Casey + Josh's engagement session.
Mary Beth has been a constant face in front of my camera for six plus years now! Each year growing more beautiful & making my job of capturing her personality easier. Mary Beth & I decided to do a two part high school senior session with the first being in a sunflower field this summer and the second during our families fall vacation to Asheville.
With the cooler weather coming I thought that I'd do a little throwback to this summer! Lauren, my beautiful sister, has been in front of my camera for many different occasions but this session is my favorite. Not only because her genuine expressions but the vibrant colored clothes & bright blue skies.
September 30th was a beautiful day. The weather, the decorations, the love that was displayed between Stephanie + Eric. It was a truly wedding was beautiful! Here are some of the highlights from the Hayes' wedding day!
When Taylor & her mom found this magical field we jumped on the opportunity to shoot in these sunflowers! And to top it all off Taylor brought her beloved dog for a couple shots! Here are some of the highlights from Taylor's high school senior portrait session.
Sunday, October 1st was a day I won't soon forget! Exposing Hope hosted over 110 survivors & guests at its inaugural event! A single table paired with two side tables were adorned with the portraits of the 37 breast cancer survivors I had the utmost privilege of photographing this year.
Haley & Jake's wedding day was full of memories that I had the pleasure of capturing for them! And as you can see the weather was PERFECT. Bright blue skies & a stunning sunset to finish out the day. Here are some of the highlights from the Taylor's wedding day!
Stephanie & I have been friend since my sophomore year of high school. We were both representatives for our hometowns on a conference wide youth council. While on CCYM [Conference Council of Youth Ministries] we shared many memories serving on conference wide events & also mission trips to Nassau, Bahamas.
Last Monday afternoon supporters of Earlier.org gathered for a round of golf benefiting Earlier.org! As many as 70 survivors & supporters played 18 holes at Greensboro Country Club Farm Course. The eight annual event was started by Greensboro Police Captain, Sean Gladieux & wife, Jill, an 11 year breast cancer survivor. What an awesome way to raise awareness & help raise funds for such a worthy cause!!
This beautiful bride is now officially Mrs. Taylor!! And that means that I can officially share these portraits with y'all! It was such an honor to capture every step of their engagement starting with engagement portraits, the bridal portraits featured in this blog & topping it off yesterday at their ceremony & reception. More photos from yesterday wedding are coming but for now here are some of my favorite photos that we captured of Haley!
Doctor Gerald L. Truesdale M.D. was raised in High Point, North Carolina & is a graduate of William Penn Senior High School. Dr. Truesdale furthered his education by attending Morehouse College located in Atlanta, Georgia. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry before continuing to the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine where he specialized in plastic & reconstructive surgery, hand surgery & burn reconstruction.
With great excitement Exposing Hope is nearly 6 weeks away! I just wanted to take a moment to share an update on the event. To date we have captured portraits of 26 breast cancer survivors in the Robert Chou Photography studio with plans to photograph 7 more before the end of the month!
Over a period 31 years Coach Brent Holmes has touched the lives of many soccer, basketball & baseball players. In his 29 years as a soccer coach he had an estimated 435 players. Four of them happened to be his children- Mary Beth, Margaret, Katie & Alex. Some years included coaching two teams per season. His main goal was never to win but instead enjoy the game & for his players to have fun.
It was a great evening catching up with Hannah & her mom while capturing portraits to commemorate her senior year. With only a few days until she starts college I didn't want to miss the opportunity to share these portraits!
Not only were Malik's portraits extremely fun to capture but he helped me to tailor them to showcase his awesome personality! From downtown to the Wesleyan soccer fields it was an evening full of great moments.
Austin came to his portrait session well prepared with many wardrobe changes & an open mind to the different poses we photographed him in. It was a great way to start off summer portrait session with Class of 2018 seniors!
A year ago, Sara Jensen needed birthday gifts for her nephews. However being on a limited budget money was tight. Being a beginner seamstress Sara needed something easy to create. She started out designing incredible bow ties. It never dawned on her that Family Ties, Sara’s home based business, would be the result. After posting to social media she suddenly found herself with multiple orders coming through. From there Sara was hired by friends and family to create blankets, burp clothes, hair bows, you name it!
Monday friends, members of the medical advisory board, past & present members of the board of directors, etc. gathered for the announcement of the 2017 research grants. It was a great evening together to celebrate all of the new research that will take place in the next year!
After meeting Amy & her mother Joan in the fall I think I can speak for everyone at Earlier.org when I say that it was the highest honor to be invited to Atlanta for an event hosted by the Robach's & benefiting Earlier.org. Not only were we able to reconnect with old friends but in such a breathtaking space, atop Ponce City Market at the 9 Mile Station in Atlanta.
When you think back to being 16, does it involve impacting well over 60,000 people across 37 states & in 6 countries? No? Me either. Asheboro’s Lucas Hunt, creator of the Thank You Jesus Movement, has sold 60,000 yard signs [& counting] in the 14 months since the beginning. Those three words “Thank You Jesus” have so much power in them.
Spending the morning with James Beard Foundation cookbook winner, Ronni Lundy & Proximity's Executive Chef, Leigh Hesling was not informative but extremely tasty! Ronni & Leigh worked together to take recipes from her book, Vicutals, that were simple & also comforting. With each course that was served the attendees of Friday's brunch grew to love the duo more & more.
Ethan is one of those guys when you meet him you feel like you've know each other for years. It was such a pleasure to meet & work with Ethan to capture his senior portraits. Here are some highlights from our time together!
Everyone has had that one teacher. You know, the one that made you feel that you could do anything you set your mind to. You know, the one that supported & encouraged you even after the school door had closed. For many students at McNairy Elementary, Ms. Vickie Plott has been that teacher.
When I began my journey as a photographer six years ago I would never have imagined where God would take me. As a result of His faithfulness, I have met incredible clients that are now friends & worked with other brilliantly creative minds to produce art. I’ve truly learned so much about myself as an artist. As I begin my third year of partnering with Earlier.org - Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test®, I am humbled to announce that Robert Chou Photography will be hosting an event, Exposing Hope.
The essence of Mickey Atkinson can be summed up into these five simple words which have so much power. Former Guilford County Schools teacher & current owner of Sedgefield Florist [located on W Gate City Blvd] is a blessing to all who meet him. His everyday actions make him a hero to many.