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Rattle & Hum | MerleFest 2017

Pixels on Paper Photography Merlefest 2016 Lindsay Lou & Flatbelly's photo

If you combine jangley guitars, fiddling, soulful singing, drums, stomping, brilliant songwriting, mountain inspiration and camping, you’re probably at Merlesfest. And if you’ve never been, consider making it this year.It’s spring in the North Carolina mountains and, more specifically in Wilkesboro, where MerleFest was born. For nearly 30 years (the festival began in 1988), crowds of […]

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Family Photos from the Porch | Welcome to the Community

The intersection of the Barnes family with the story of another young boy, Drake, who is battling cystic fibrosis can only happen when there is community. Ryan and I care very much about ours and we put our money where are mouths are as often as possible. For the 3rd consecutive year, we’ve donated a family […]

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Welcome to the adult life ~~ sloooooowly ~~~ pre-Quinceanera Portraits

The globe gets flatter and smaller (just ask Thomas Friedman) and that is a pretty exciting thing. Now, more than ever, we know more about our neighbors. Not just the “my grocery cart hit yours and OH, HEY! our kids go to the same school.” We know about our neighbors in other countries, our neighbors […]

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happy father’s day 2016 ~ a little look back with humor and heart

Arnold family outdoor spring peach orchard photos by Pixels On Paper Portrait Photographers photo

We love our dads and Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 19th, so we want to celebrate fatherhood. The golf membership, neck tie, new leaf blower gift clichés were tired 40 years ago, so we’re skipping them. And you’re welcome. Instead of pablum, how about some photos we took of dads being dads with quotes that convey the depth and humor […]

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