Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my work! I would be honored to be your photographer!
My business is SO special to me. I devote countless hours to my clients and strive to give you the best experience possible. I'm naturally a perfectionist and a people pleaser. I love watching your children grow, calming you down when you get stressed and nervous on your wedding day, being a part of your life, and getting to know you! I love my clients! I love keeping up with you on social media, cheering for you during happy times and praying for you during tough times. I feel like my clients are so much more than just people I take photos of. You become my friends and family. Great photos happen when you're comfortable, so it's my goal for you to have fun and be relaxed. Photos can be nerve racking! We're all our own worst critics, but God made you who you are and you're one of a kind! Just put on something you feel comfortable in and have fun!
Who is Summer Herlocker anyway??? Well, here we go...
I'm a doggy mommy of 4 and happily married to my crazy husband, Wes. Our babies are: Herk (doberman), Punk (Pit Bull), Lulu (Pit Bull) and Honey (mutt we rescued). I'm that crazy dog lady that posts tons of dog photos on social media. I just seriously have some of the coolest dogs there are! We are known for our love of animals and hope to have a little farm of all kinds of animals one day! Wes and I have dated for over 12 years and married almost 9. He is my big teddy bear. I knew about 2 weeks after dating him that he was my person.
I'm goofy and say random off the wall things.
My niece Mary is my favorite kid on the planet. Being her aunt is one of my favorite things. So proud of that child!
I may very likely start staring at a patch of clovers looking for one with 4 leaves. Speaking of 4 leaf clovers...I'm pretty much a magical 4 leaf clover finding wizard and have crazy clover finding talents. Just ask my friends! ;)
I'm an only child.
I was a cheerleader. Mainly because I was horrible at every sport I attempted.
I am not a morning person. Not one bit of me. I've always stayed up late and slept in. It's just in my DNA.
I love comfy clothes . As soon as I get home it's straight to the pj's! Well I just love clothes for that matter and have way more than I should. I prefer online shopping because shopping in person is just exhausting.
I've perfected some crazy noises that help get the attention of both dogs and children during sessions. Have also been known to jump like a frog.
I love working out. Yoga totally makes me a better person. Hot Yoga is the greatest thing ever. My yoga teacher Heather does more for me than she'll ever know! (If you're in/around Stanly County come join us at Flow Yoga in Locust!)
I absolutely cannot go to bed if my feet are dirty. I hate being barefoot and always wear shoes, bedroom slippers or socks.
I love make up. I love watching Jaclyn Hill make up tutorials! If you haven't looked her up you have to!
I'm OCD. In my personal life-I always know where everything is, am not a fan of change and you better not make my toilet paper roll towards the back! ;) In my business-I obsess over photos trying to make them as perfect as possible. Little things that most people don't notice will drive me nuts!
I'm a hoarder of sentimental things. If somethings special you just can't get rid of it!
I know how to knit, but can only make scarves.
My husband and I have recently been eating gluten free and feel so much better! He found out last year that he has a gluten allergy and it's changed his life!
The only meat I eat is fish. Living in the south and not eating all meat-I may as well be a four headed alien. :)
I was a Special Education teacher for 6 years. I have always had a special place in my heart for those with disabilities and I always will!
I cannot sing. Not even a little. It's really bad!
I love to dance. I probably look ridiculous but its so much fun.
I get a massage once a month and it's such a life saver!
I'm not a dressy kind of girl. I prefer pajamas, as we've already discussed, but if I have to wear real clothes then jeans and a comfy shirt are my go to. Let's don't even talk about high heels. Those are just evil.
I love the smell of clean laundry!
If I could have a day with one person no longer living it would be my Nanny (grandma). She died in 1999 when I was in 9th grade and was just my special person. I miss her and my Papa & aunt Diane every day of my life.
My parents house burned down in 2015. We moved there when I was in 7th grade and that was by far the most horrible thing I've ever experienced. They've since rebuilt and are doing great!
I'm 32 years old and not quite sure how the heck I'm that old. Life sure does fly by!
I believe life is too short to be unhappy. Love as hard as you can and laugh every single day.
I have two amazing friends Holly and Whitney that are my right hand women in both life and business. If you work with me you'll probably see one of them or at least hear about them at some point. They do more for me than they will ever know! These two are my second shooters, post office runners, daycare assistants, organizers, packages assemblers, and everything in between. They finish my sentences and keep me focused.
Thank you for actually reading this list of randomness that makes me who I am. I'd love to get to know you and all of the strange and beautiful things that make you who you are!
"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and mo mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him."
~1 Corinthians 2:9