~ Albemarle Plantation

About a month or so ago I went down to Hertford, NC for an all day shoot for Albemarle Plantation.  It’s such a beautiful area, the marina was gorgeous early in the morning with the sun rising, and reflecting off the water. Shooting from (the top of) a cabin cruiser, the wind in your hair, the sun glistening off the water . . . watching the Regatta.  It was a long (humid when not on the boat) but fun day, and recently I was checking out the updated website that they Completely updated.  The aerial shots aren’t mine, and I think they are still working on the final website? but if you want to retire to some place if you have a boat, they have a lot of events out there for the people that live there, so check out Albemarle and their website http://albemarleplantation.com/ 🙂


~ Andrew 2 yrs

When I first met little Andrew, he was a little shy, quiet, and didn’t say anything, but played with a myriad of toys.  The second time I saw Andrew, he was constantly moving but still quiet.  Now that he is almost 2, he is still constantly moving, and now always talking.  Our sessions are definitely non-stop, and always fun!  Check out Andrew then and now!  I can’t wait to see Andrew as he turns 3, 4, 5, 6 . . . he’s like my little bro. and his family is so warm and loving.

Andrew was looking at a bug on the steps for about a minute . . . everything he does is brief, so fast shooting and knowing which way he is going or being wherever he is going to be is a must.



These are some of my faves from the day, and I got them by not even looking through the viewfinder . . .





~ Max

This past weekend was super busy going from shoot to shoot to shoot, and checking out a studio space in Durham, playing tennis, and meeting friends for dinner and hanging out, but here are a few favourites from my shoot with the very photogenic Max.







~ Allegra

I shot Allegra’s session in October of last year.  Not a bride or bride to be, but a fabulous ‘just because’ session before this dress was re-constructed into something else . . .




~ Autumn’s Bridal StyLe

I love wedding dresses, and I Love cathedral length veils, so graceful and beautiful.  This past weekend, Autumn and Josh got married with a beautiful church ceremony, and a fun reception after, and while I knew Autumn was going to be an absolutely gorgeous bride, she was even more radiant on her wedding day.  A few of my favourite images from her bridal portrait session taken a few months ago before the cold weather set in 🙂







~ Holiday Session at Oak Island, NC

This past weekend I had a session at the beach at Oak Island NC, specifically for this year’s 2008 Holiday Cards for Andrew’s family.  It was pretty windy on the beach, so we had a short and sweet session as we all braved the nippy windy afternoon.

If you are interested in booking a session in time for the holidays and custom holiday cards, send an e-mail to style@sue-leigh.com.  Sessions for holiday cards must be booked before November 23rd!

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Andrew likes to go where he wants to go and leads the way . . . here he is with one of his cousinsimg_4401

I absolutely adore this image . . . I love the movement.  Maybe because I know how much Andrew liked to walk towards the water, maybe because how comfortable he was with his surroundings.  This image is full of whimsy and carefree . . .


If you had been there or know Andrew, he doesn’t sit still for a minute, always in motion, always walking, ready to see the next thing . . .

~ Sarah Palin at Elon

I’m running off to another shoot in a few, but I thought I would post a few images from the other day.  There were a couple thousand people that showed up at Elon where there was a rally for vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. (Oh, and if the secret service wasn’t in the way, I would have been able to show you an image of Sarah’s shoes! Dressed an a black skirt suit which is very flattering, with these amazing HOT red heels!) 😀

~ Andrew’s PerSonaL LifeStyLe Portrait Session

I had the best time photographing little Andrew yesterday! I was especially attached because he was adopted from Korea, and when I was 2 and a quarter, I made the same long journey from Seoul, Korea to the US.

Andrew was such a cute little bundle of energy, even without his usual afternoon nap. He just turned one not long ago and very good at walking most of the time. You can tell how much his family loves and adores him!

~ Autumn and Josh : Leading Up To . . .

This weekend I had a super fun engagement session with Autumn and Josh and the weather was awesome. Josh’s side of the family has history at UNC, so we started at the Old Carolina Well . . .

Autumn’s side of the family has history at NC State, so we then went to the Bell Tower to get some shots there . . .

I just Love the feeling of this photo . . .

We had a little fun outside of this night club . . .

and then we ended the session where they met, at the Edenton Street Church, and where their fabulous wedding will be in a few months!

Isn’t she going to be a gorgeous bride!?

Check out their session highlights slideshow!

~ Lia : PerSonaL LifeStyLe Portraits

I’m sure you remember Wendy’s Maternity session from last week! I don’t usually split up a shoot over two sessions, but yesterday I did a quick shoot with Lia (soon to be big sister) because last time her granddad was at their house and she didn’t get a nap in. Lia was very wide awake this time after school and dinner, Check out the smiles!

We also did a few shots outside briefly (since it was hot out) with Wendy and Pete in their “mini vineyard”, but here are a few faves:

How Sweet!