Thursday, October 29, 2009

Photo shoot with Ashley

This was Ashley's very first photo shoot. She was amazing!!!
Her session was taken in the Noda section of Charlotte and began at 10:30 am.
Noda was the area of choice because, it is an artsy, fresh area with that NYC Village feel. Ashley was able to fit right in...she is young and is an aspiring singer.
Looking forward to working with Ashley in the future.

Glenn & Lindsay Engagement Session

Congrats to Teresa & Mark on their recent engagement. They will become one on June 5, 2010.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Eight weeks and Counting!

Eight more weeks and counting! Please leave your poems, quotes, words of wisdom or a story about the couple.
"When Love and skill work together expect a masterpiece" ~ John Ruskin

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Nine Weeks and Counting

Nine more weeks, until Janay and Devin become man and wife. Each week for the next nine weeks, we will be counting down. Please feel free to leave words of wisdom, quotes or a story about the couple. I will start it off.

If ever two were one, then surely we
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Simply Beautiful Greeting Cards

On August 9, 2009, I mentioned the Memoirs would unveiling the "Simply Beautiful" greeting card collection. This project has been delayed but by no means forgotten. The new release date will be the start of 2nd quarter 2010. Sneak peak coming soon!

Thank you!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tell Your Story...

Everyone has a story to tell. Call or visit us on the web today for your portrait needs. 704-701-1167 or

Jacobs & Perry Engagement Session

It was a pleasure to work with this couple. They were willing to do whatever I asked of them. This wonderful couple will wed on October 3, 2009. Congratulations and thanks for letting Memoirs record your intimate memories.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Brown Hornet

New recording artist Brown Hornet, from South Carolina, has hired Memoirs in Black & White Photography to assist in the creation of his new cd cover. Details will follow.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Greg & Arnita Celebrate their Engagement

Memoirs in Black & White Photography was there to capture the Engagement Celebration of Greg & Arnita.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Photoshoot with Shane

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Photography Acknowledgment!

Memoirs in Black & White Photography will receive photography acknowledgment when author Jay Ward releases his up and coming poetry book. Congrats Jay and thanks for the shout out!!!

Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Joshua Furr

Caitlin Clark & Joshua Furr were joined together in marriage on July 18, 2009 at Colonel Francis Beatty Park in North Carolina. The couple had a beautiful day and awesome guest. Memoirs in Black and White Photography was on had to capture those special moments. Congrats to the lovely couple as the begin a long and happy life together as man & wife.

Clark & Furr Engagement Session

Congrats to Caiti & Josh! This session was taken in Reedy Creek Park in Charlotte, NC. The couple was joined together in marriage on July 18, 2009.

Bailey & Frank Engagement Session

Congrats to Janay and Devin! This session was taken in the Noda area of Charlotte, NC. The couple will be married November 21, 2009.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Black & Whites taken September 2008

 it all started. Are you ready?

Here we go....

I owe the birth of Memoirs in Black & White Photography to my doctor and my daughter.

In mid 2008, I was diagnosed with Depression. The day I arrived at my doctors office, not knowing my left from my right or my up from my down, I knew one thing for certain...I had lost myself! I went through spells of crying, not feeling worthy of self and balled up in the fetal position for hours or days at a time. It was a most horrible time in my life. Although, at the time I could not see the light at the end of the doctor did. She (my doctor) had some very wise words for me...words that would make me think long and hard!
Okay, I know what your thinking...please would she just stop and get to the photography already!!!

Thanks for your patience as I gave my brief but important history. I always had a love for photography but somewhere in the game of life...I forgot about it...that love for my relaxing hobby. Until...well until my daughter told me to freshen up, get off the sofa and lets go for a ride. I did not want to go for the ride...I was content feeling sorry for myself (hey I was becoming extremely good at it). However, I agreed and off we went. When we arrived at our location, we walked around and then the fun began.

I have not put my camera down since that day. Like I said, I owe thanks to my doctor who told me to get a hobby and all the other wise advise a good doctor will tell a patient. Oh and my daughter, who was wise beyond her years and took on the role as mom for that moment. Not only did she save my life...she gives me hope and support everyday.

I am proud of this work because it was born during one of my darkest hours. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Thanks for allowing me to share.


Hello and welcome to my blog page.

We are coming to the end of another summer and I have a multitude of ideas for the coming months ahead. Just to name a few, I will launch my greeting card line. Simply Beautiful Greeting Cards (under the Memoirs in Black & Photography umbrella) will be available September 1st. The 1st line is called "Faatimah Simone" and will contain 20 cards with 4 different card styles. The plan to date, we all know how plans can change, is to present a new line each quarter.

I thank you for your continued support.