The AJDP Team
My two favorite roles: mom and wife. I spend every second I can with my husband, and I wouldn't have it any other way. Kyle says it's because I hate being alone, which might be true, but I think it's because I love being with him. My favorite thing is the world is hearing my daughter say "ma ma" as she comes running for a hug. My heart melts every. single. time. I'm one of those people who thinks you can never have enough friends. Or shoes. There is no such thing as too many shoes. I'm overly trusting and overly loyal, and have this ability to talk to anyone, anywhere, anytime. Hello brick wall, can we be friends? Invite me out for nachos, bring me a Starbucks refresher, or let me snuggle your cute puppy, and I promise we'll be best friends. I'm a home-body at heart, but am rarely there. Exploring makes my heart happy. And oh, I cry. A lot. All happy tears, of course. Father-daughter dances are THE WORST! I've perfected the skill of taking pictures through the tears.
And let me tell you, it is a skill!
Fun Fact: I'm proudly left handed, and may or may not have tried (and successfully) brainwashed our daughter into being one too by putting all her toys on her left hand side from the moment she was born, and fully plan on doing the same with our second daughter too!
I am 30 years old, wife to a wonderful man named Shane, and mom to the best little boy, Cason! Who's full of energy, loves to figure out how things work, likes to carry random objects around the house and turned 1 in January! He is by far the best thing we have ever done in our lives! We also have a 5 year old 4-legged daughter, Emma. She is the best big sister and is incredibly patient with her brother! We can’t wait to watch them grow into the best of friends. We live up in Wake Forest and love that we are close enough to Raleigh to access it, but not quite part of the city life. During our free time we love to go on family adventures outside. Before becoming a part of A.J. Dunlap Photography, I was a teacher for 7 years. While I miss my students, Cason is by far my most important teaching job yet! I can’t wait to get to know and photograph your sweet family!
Fun Fact: Growing up I absolutely hated peanut butter! It wasn't until I was pregnant with Cason that I learned how to tolerate it and now I even enjoy a good PB&J on occasion!
The most important thing you need to know about me is I love my family. I can be anywhere in the world, and as long as they're with me I'm happy. They are my home. I'm an early bird. Slow mornings and coffee. That's my kind of morning. I am on a never ending search to find the best coffee shop. It's my first stop in every city I visit. My favorite one is in Charleston, SC. A.J. says that in another life I must have been a tour guide. I love researching and planning out our adventures, making sure we see every point of interest in our travels and know the history behind them. I also know everything there is to know and more about Clemson football. Being a wedding photographer makes it kind of difficult to watch college football, so I've been known to stay up late after weddings to watch the games! I'm doing everything I can to raise a Tiger fan, and I'm proud to say I'm succeeding!
Fun Fact: I'm an only child, born and raised in Asheville, NC. The Blue Ridge mountains will always feel like home to me.