Blowing Rock Brewing Company first opened its doors in 2013 and has become a premier destination in the High Country. The first brewery in the Blowing Rock area, Jeff Walker and Todd Rice began crafting high quality beer with a vision to support their local community. This brand encourages its consumers to “go to the mountains” and explore Boone and surrounding areas. The brewery has brought a new energy to the High Country and Walker and Rice plan to expand their beer lines outside of North Carolina.
Coffee Crate is an online coffee subscription and gift service that provides three uniquely curated roasts from local North Carolina roasters. Coffee Crate works with roasters who are passionate about telling the origin story of their beans and the ethical, sustainable standards of production. Working alongside photographer Camilla Calnan , I was able to increase consumer engagement and drive conversions.
Thread & Stutter is an online hand embroidery business based in Portland, Oregon. The founder and stitcher, Erica Veach creates custom hoops that make the perfect gift for your house or office. I loved the opportunity to photograph her work. Check her out on social.
I spent a summer as a Marketing Communication intern at United Way of Asheville Buncombe County, North Carolina. Scroll down to see some photos from community leadership events and a promotional video from their annual school supply drive.
In 2016, I founded an organization at Appalachian State University called Campus Cursive. As part of an international non-profit called More Love Letters, this club’s mission was to uplift and empower individuals through tangible acts of love. We did this by handwriting “love” letters to our peers and scattering them throughout campus for them to find. The founder of More Love Letters, Hannah Brencher, continues to be one of my greatest sources of inspiration and has shaped the way I view the world. In spring 2017, my club worked hard to bring Hannah to speak at Appalachian. I was also thankful to have had the opportunity to be interviewed about the club on Hi Neighbor TV at App State. Scroll through the photos from Campus Cursive and watch the video to learn more.
In every portrait photo session I seek to and capture the subjects true spirit and spark.
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Heavenlee Tea is a company that provides hydrangea herbal tea to the Australian market. Husband and wife duo, Chantelle & Woonghee Lee, launched Heavenlee tea in 2016 with the mission of providing a high quality sweet drink alternative to sugar laden drinks. They seek to inspire a healthy lifestyle for its consumers and community.
I enjoy helping couples with beautiful engagement, wedding, and elopement photos.
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Mei Li Pottery is an Asheville, NC based pottery company that specializes in bright, vibrant pieces. Scroll through to see photos from our latest session.
Website coming soon!
These photos were captured through an image scanner. I love the complexity of each picture and enjoyed creating these unconventional photographs without a lens. Thinking outside of the box is the name of the game.
Scroll through to see my favorite animated GIFS that I have made over the years!
Creative Mornings is a free monthly breakfast lecture series designed to inspire creative communities in 188 countries. I attend the chapter in Asheville and enjoy belonging to this inclusive community of likeminded people.
Fun Fact: Asheville was not technically considered to be a large enough city to host a Creative Mornings chapter, but because of the incredibly high number of people working in creative fields, it was granted! How awesome is that?
The Creative Manifesto
Everyone is creative.
A creative life requires bravery and action, honesty and hard work. We are here to support you, celebrate with you, and encourage you to make the things you love.
We believe in the power of community. We believe in giving a damn. We believe in face-to-face connections, in learning from others, in hugs and high-fives.
We bring together people who are driven by passion and purpose, confident that they will inspire one another, and inspire change in neighborhoods and cities around the world.
Everyone is welcome.