Friday, June 18, 2010

Change is good...

thanks to all for waiting so patiently (and impatiently - you gave me some laughs) for the big announcement this week! it's time that i share the news and i couldn't be more excited to do it! there are essentially three things that you need to know:

1) sandfoot photography will no longer be operating solely out of the back seat of my car, the third bedroom in my home, or the closest starbucks - WHOOO-HOOO! we're moving to a new location in uptown roxboro and can't wait to make that change! i'm most excited to finally have an awesome place to display all of your beautiful faces!

2) sandfoot photography will no longer be an all-inclusive photography business, but will focus entirely on weddings, bridals, engagements, and all things wedding-related. aside from a very cool product uplift and a few new options for our much-loved brides coming soon, absolutely nothing will change with our weddings. you'll still get the service and style you came for.

3) HERE'S THE BIG ONE. now that you're slightly panicked by the thought of losing family, children and senior portraits at sandfoot photography (if you're not, i'm pretending you are), i'm excited to announce the launch of a new portrait studio to cover it all, and it's even better than anything we could offer before.

STUDIO YOU is a collaboration photography studio specializing in lifestyle portraiture including maternity, babies, children, families, and seniors BOTH on-location (just like before), and in our super-cool studio. the collaboration was happily created as a partnership between sandfoot photography and lianna's photography of roxboro. so, sandfoot followers, some of you know her already, but if you don't, meet my new friend and partner in crime, lianna slaughter.

please check out our new website at for bios, background, galleries, and more info. STUDIO YOU is located at 34 court street in uptown roxboro (also the new home of sandfoot photography), and we'll keep you posted on a grand opening event coming soon. we hope you'll come out and see us!
thanks again to all who have helped us through this process. we coudn't have done it without you. and finally to our awesome followers and clients, we can't wait to see your face through our lenses!

Monday, April 12, 2010

boots, bands & bulls

alan and i had the absolute honor to finally meet the fine folks at Brittany's Battle on sunday at the organization's 2nd annual Boots, Bands & Bulls event, held at the longbranch. i've been so fortunate to have had the opportunity to get to know so many caring and wonderful people through my lens in these 3 short years i've been in business, and i can certainly say that this group is running at the top of the pack.

the event was kicked off by local musicians scott mccreery and kevin lee, and both put on a great show for the crowd. by 4:30, the place was pumped for jason michael carroll, n.c.'s own national recording artist and honorary chairman for Brittany's Battle. in the next hour and a half, jason and his band brought the crowd from excitement to laughter, to tears, to hope, and back to excitement in one of the best live performances i've ever seen. here are a few of our favorite images from the awesome day.

Brittany's Battle, Inc. was founded in memory of Brittany Coppedge, a young lady that is still very obviously loved by so many, and who lost her own fight with lung cancer at age 19 in 2006. the organization is dedicated to raising awareness about lung cancer as well as raising funds to help support other families facing their own battle with cancer. for more information and to find out how you can get involved, please visit

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

mr. & mrs. mccall

i had another first time experience this month when i visited the wake county courthouse with two of my most favorite friends - alana and ray. the plan was to meet them after they tied the knot for a celebratory photo session, but timing was on our side and it just so happened that i was able to join their families and witness (with proof on the camera to prove it) as they took the plunge to be together forever!

marriage is an enormous commitment whether it's done at the fanciest cathedral or in the backyard (or at the courthouse!), and i wasn't about to allow them to miss out on freezing their big moment for generations to see! it was a special day for this couple and for their families, and it's certainly one that i will never forget. just LOOK at this beautiful love:

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

my how we've grown

until last saturday, i've only seen the beautiful miss cammi a handful of times since this photo was taken of us at the beach (i'm guessing about 15 years ago). we laughed about how things have changed - i'm an old married woman and she's a senior in high school! it means the world to me to get to photograph moments like these. thanks ladies (and gentleman) for making it such a blast!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

here comes baby creef

i had the exciting opportunity to work with nikki and wes last month to document the beautiful new belly this mom-to-be is sporting. i imagine that by now they're more than ready to welcome their baby girl into the world! here's to the incredible days (and nights) ahead for this new family!

good luck to you both - i can't wait to meet that baby girl!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


it doesn't matter how old i get (and i know i'm not that old...still...), it's always a little crazy to meet the babies of good old friends. it's sometimes unbelievable to think that we're all old enough to be a real person's parents!

some very thoughtful folks gave julie and jim a sandfoot photography portrait session as a baby gift (gift certificates are always available!) and i was fortunately able to drop in and see the new parents in action last month at their home. riddick is AMAZING. he was such a good baby for his session and if he hadn't looked just like his daddy's mini-me, i wouldn't have believed i was looking at jim bain's baby! (just kidding jim.)

congratulations julie and jim! he's every bit as handsome as i expected from you two!


so it's 2010 and i'm ashamed to have only posted once in months! (HOW is it march already?) if you're wondering what on earth we've been up to, the first thing to do is check out our new facebook fan page at it's there that we've been putting all of our free winter energy lately, but we're absolutely not going to continue neglecting the blog. (promise!) if you're on facebook, please check us out and become a fan - we're sharing lots of archives and revving up for an exciting year ahead!

in the meantime, keep checking here as well for new posts, thoughts, and upcoming specials. if we can EVER get this nasty weather out of the way, we're ready to see your smiling faces...and if not, we're just going to have to start dancing in the rain!