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samabsher 267w ago
Taking cupcakes to one of my agents. So tempting to swipe some of that frosting!

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Documenting classes for @gsocrossfit was seriously amazing. It pushed me way outside of my comfort zone, and presented all kinds of challenges! But, I definitely had the most fun making pictures of a yoga class, especially this awesome kid (who, btw, can rock a muscle-up like nothing I've seen!). ⠀
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#gsocrossfit #crossfityoga #documentaryphotography #documentaryphotographer #NCphotographer #ncdocumentaryphotographer #documentaryfamilyphotography #documentaryfamilyphotographer #yogakids #kidsarebendy #kidsofinstagram #yoga #yogaofinstagram #cfyoga #yogacrossfitters
Monday mornings call for photos of a tiny squish! This little guy was only a week old when this photo was taken. At 12, 14, & 15, my boys are all so big now. It's odd...I can barely remember them being that small, yet it seems like only yesterday they were these tiny little people who smelled like Dreft laundry detergent and slept in my arms for hours at a time. I don't have many photos of them from back then, which is why I love to capture these moments for others, so that years from now they can look back at when their sweet babies were very, very small. ⠀
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Awesome husband is also handy for watching traffic while I kneel in the middle of the street to get a photo of the sunset in downtown Greensboro.
When my boys were small, we would do this thing where we'd put our hands together, palm-to-palm to see how big their hands were compared to mine. Their little fingers would barely reach past my palm and I'd say, "Hey, just a little way to go!". Well, my oldest son's hands are now bigger than mine and I have to have him open jars and reach for things on high shelves. But, I'll always remember how tiny his hand used to be when it was next to mine and the smile he had at the thought of one day being as big as mom or dad.
Yeah, my husband is pretty great. But what about the woman who raised him to be so amazing?? My mother-in-law can drive me crazy at times. But she is truly one of the kindest people I've ever known. She will do anything for anyone and will not hesitate to put herself last in order to help someone else out. She's also the only woman on the city council in John's hometown and works harder than any man in that room to educate herself on the issues and try to find a solution that helps everyone. She's pretty amazing.
My husband is pretty freaking amazing. After working 12 hours at the post office, every evening, without my prompting, he cleans up the kitchen after dinner. He says it's only fair since I cooked. But I know he's tired. His feet hurt from standing all day, his back aches from moving packages. But it doesn't matter. He still does this and I think he's amazing for it.⠀
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I love using my passion for unposed photography to capture real-life moments like this one. This spunky girl expertly employed protest by passive resistance to let us know she had NO interest in taking family photos! Years from now, when she's getting ready for her senior portraits or home for a weekend during her freshman year in college, her parents can pull this out. Not only will they remember this day and laugh, but they can remind her of her natural grit and determination.
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Think back on the last year. What are your three favorite memories? Where were you? Who were you with? ⠀
One of my favorite memories is sitting at a messy table, helping my son add positive and negative integers. I remember the way he sticks his tongue out when he's concentrating and seeing his face when he finally 'got' it...⠀
Here's the thing...posed family photos have their place. But those photo sessions rarely make it to our list of favorite events. That's why my passion is to document your everyday stuff. There is so much beauty in the seemingly mundane moments of our lives! ⠀
Because I know that when my kids are grown, I won't long for days of getting dressed up in coordinated outfits for perfectly poised family photos. What I'll miss is afternoons spent at our messy kitchen table, getting a giant hug when Brody 'gets' a new concept. ⠀

What will you miss? Saturday mornings filled with messy hair and pancakes? Sweet baby smiles during bath time? Or just afternoons at the kitchen table? ⠀
A documentary family session captures these memories without the stress of "perfect" family photo sessions. I would be honored to tell the story of your family through a documentary session, giving you a keepsake of these days that go by too fast. DM me for more info ❤️
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For most of us here in NC, it's the last day of summer before school starts! It's time to trade in the lazy afternoons for rushed mornings and homework-filled evenings. Before the madness starts, take an hour so and just be with your little ones (or your bigger ones! My oldest is taller than me now!). ⠀

The laundry can wait. Dinner can be a bit later tonight. None of that stuff is going anywhere. But today is the only day that your kids will be just like they are right now. ⠀
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It's hard to get an un-posed photo of my youngest ginger kid! When mom always has a camera in her hand, you're always ready to serve up some smoldering looks. I still have some openings for my end-of-summer family documentary sessions! Shoot me a DM for details! ⠀
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These awesome un-posed moments usually escape during a traditional family portrait session. If you've been putting off getting your family photos done because of the time and stress it takes to get those perfectly posed photos, let's get together and let go of perfectionism! Instead, how about a fun documentary-style session for you and your family! I'm running an awesome end-of-summer special that would be perfect for capturing a summer evening of grilling out or roasting marshmallows and chasing fireflies.⠀
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#ncphotographer #documentaryphotography #nclifestylephotographer #nclifestylephotography #familyphotos #nontraditionalfamilyphotos #uniquefamilyphotos #unposed #havecamerawilltravel
As a documentary-style photographer, I live for these in-between moments. A posed photo just doesn't capture the feeling of a moment the same way. DM me if you'd like info on documenting a day in the life of your family or an event! ⠀
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#documentaryphotography #ncphotographer #blackandwhitephotography #havecamerawilltravel
New today on the blog! An AMAZING PB & J green smoothie! Ok, technically, it's purple. But it has spinach in it! Don't tell the kids, they'll never know. Check out samsfoodadventures.com or just click the link in my profile! ⠀
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#greensmoothie #postworkoutsmoothie #glutenfree #vegansmoothie #proteinandcarbs #workoutrecovery #peanutbutterandjelly #peanutbutterjellytime
#fbf to that time I got married and my theatre friends surprised me with a performance of the opening number ⠀⠀
from the first show I did at @wstalliance They made me laugh my head off and ugly cry at the same time! It was truly amazing and even now it makes my heart so happy. Pardon the messy hair...I got married in the rain. Photo by @traciarneyphoto Makeup that stayed flawless through said ugly crying by @carlawhitebeauty ⠀⠀
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One of the best things I ever heard from a coach was, "Always go past the finish line." .
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#midweek #midweekvibes #midweekmotivation #keepgoing #goals #goaldigger #yearofawesome #yearofyes2017
Blueberry Ginger Mojito! A perfect signature cocktail for your summer soiree! Link is in my profile, or just visit samsfoodadventures.com ⠀
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One of my favorite people, holding two of my favorite things! When Linda asked me to photograph a baby shower she was throwing, I was thrilled! This chick knows how to throw a party. Bright, creative decorations, a signature champagne cocktail, and a beautiful venue full of natural light. ⠀
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This kid... my friend's son was at a baby shower I photographed today and the second he saw me with my camera in my hand he couldn't help being his wonderful, goofy self! That face!!! .
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