Tag: ‘hinson lake’

Ashley and Josh’s Engagement Session

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Ashley and Josh won a free engagement session from me when they attended the Piedmont Bridal Show held at the Cole Auditorium in Hamlet, NC. I was a bit nervous due to both being photographers themselves. We hung out at Hinson Lake for a bit and had a swell time.

I really dig this area of the lake because of the back lighting.

I really dig this area of the lake because of the back lighting.



I absolutely love walking shots.

I absolutely love walking shots.


It was great working with you both.  Congratulations on your engagement!

It was great working with you both. Congratulations on your engagement!

Natalie’s Senior Portraits

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

This was my first time working with Natalie.  She has posed before and was very comfortable with things.  I found out at the end that she is a former cheerleader and dancer.  That being the case, I am sure she will be posted on this blog again in the future.  I have a few dance images I want to try out.

Both of us braved LOTS of mosquitoes for this image. I’m glad we did!

I tried to back light Natalie as much as possible. Her hair is amazing when lit properly.

A little bit of Jessica Rabbit here!

Thanks Natalie! I hope we get to play together again. -duane

The “M” Family

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Today the “M” family and I shot family portraits around Hinson Lake and their home.  I was a little bummed at first due to the construction equipment and signs all over Hinson Lake.  But that didn’t stop us!

I believe this was little "M"'s idea. Mom, Dad, and I were talking for a moment. Next thing you know he was down on the ground playing in the leaves. So we joined him!

This fella sure had a lot of energy this afternoon!

Although the Hinson Lake area is under construction, we still found neat little places to shoot.

Their land around their home is quite photogenic as well. Especially this time of year.

Thank you all for allowing me to work with you today. I hope we can do this again sometime!



Monday, October 31st, 2011

It’s been a while since I have worked with Mallory.  Our other sessions have been during the summer.  It was a pleasure to work with her again with fall surroundings.

Thanks Mallory!

It’s Cold!

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

So me and the Stutts Sisters took some last minute portraits for Christmas gifts for their family.  We started at Hinson lake and decided it was WAY too cold!

Above: Oh yeah this was too cold!

Above:  We shot at the Leak Wall House.  It was still cold, but the wind was all crazy on us.

Above: These belts were gifts to the sisters from their father.  I think.  🙂

Above: Nailed it!

Mike and Sharon’s Engagement Session

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

After a false start (my fault) Mike, Sharon, and I tooled around downtown Rockingham.  Afterwords we went to Hinson Lake.  I should go out there more often.  It’s quite nice.

So What Do You Do Besides Weddings And Portraits?

Thursday, February 5th, 2009


I was looking at the photography of Joshua Hoffine some time ago. He is a killer horror photographer. His work inspired me to do these. I have wanted to do some kind of horror type work but I wasn’t sure how to pull it off. Luckily Sara allowed me to kill her a few times for starters. She was a good sport about it. The top image was the most work. The blood is mixture of corn syrup, red food coloring, and black food coloring. I originally wanted to smear it all over her neck. The syrup was extremely sticky and hard to deal with. I quickly realized it would be hard to clean up. We kept it on the shirt and some of her pants. The bathroom image happened as she was cleaning up. The bottom image was the first one we did a few months ago. I have a friend who is a makeup artist in Charlotte. We plan on visiting her for a session then doing some shots. I’m not sure where I am going with this. If anyone has any ideas I would LOVE to hear them. Please comment below.  More about Sara can be seen on her Myspace page by clicking here.


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