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A Full-Time Family

CHG Photography

Our Story...

We were your typical suburban family, big house in a great neighborhood. With two kids our Friday nights consisted of adult beverages and HGTV (after the kids went to bed). Life was busy, Brant was gone every third day on shift as a firefighter. After our oldest was born I tried to go back to work full time but I felt like I was missing everything I wanted to enjoy as a Mom. I fortunately was able to move to a part time, super flex role with my company. This was everything I wanted! Soon after came baby #2, which was a game changer. How do people have more than two kids?! I know, I know 3 is not that much different. I am not buying it so we will stick with two.


After every HGTV show we would watch inevitably we would say, one day we will do that. Or what do they do to get a job in another country? That is when it clicked why can't we do something adventurous, maybe even a little crazy, if it is going to make us happy. We started making a plan and researching areas that had a lower cost of living but lots to offer in an outdoor lifestyle. Before we knew it we sold our house, Brant retired (early) from the fire service, we moved in with family and 4 months later were living in Beech Mountain, NC in our downsized condo. 


Now we are living our dream. Spending time as a family, having adventures, traveling, exploring and teaching our girls there is more to life than just stuff! We made a plan and sacrificed quite a bit to get here but we do not regret our decision for a second. While my background in photography has been in portraits we are excited to shift our passion to nature photography and make it a family project!

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If you are in the Beech Mountain area we are also happy to schedule a family session or help you with your Real Estate Photography needs, click here to see our portfolio.


Live the life you love because if not now, then when!

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