a lover of the light
Hey there, my name is Lainie.
I'm a photographer & forest fairy based in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.
I'm a lover of the great outdoors, tacos, hugs, bluegrass music, candid moments, sunshine, and all things green.
I can't wait to meet you, connect with you, and share in the joy of the little things in life that we'll capture on camera.
-trampled by turtles
I think a lot of us had a similar start when the idea of photography came into our crosshairs. I would walk around my neighborhood taking out-of-focus pictures of flowers and calling them *chef's kiss* masterpieces.
In my teens, I waited tables for months, finally saving up enough money for my first Canon DSLR. That's when those flowers truly started coming into focus. This turned into a minor in photography from Appalachian State University, and taking the leap in starting my own business.
I've always been in tune with the little ways that love & beauty personify themselves in our world - waking up to the smell of coffee, the way the light comes through the leaves at 5 PM, a smile from a stranger.
These are the things that inspire my photography now, and my journey is far from over.