Jonathan + Plymouth 🀆 Julian, North Carolina

I met Jonathan Oliveau while I was literally running to my car trying to get back to Durham, NC in time for my wife to take our car (side note: last year we traded our 2nd car in for a bike). Anyways, he was the first person I met as I pulled into his farm-style home in Julian, North Carolina.  

I was there for a fashion shoot with some models and his wife happened to be one of the make-up artists for them.  

As I talked to him I could tell he was creative, ambitious and a dreamer.  He wore this wondrous hat that I couldn't help but covet portraits with.  

After I finished the fashion shoot, I ran into his home and asked him to grab his hat and leather jacket if he was willing.  He was.    

Lesson Learned: trust your gut and don't be afraid to ask people for what you want.  Sometimes people need courage.

Mark Maya

Mark Maya Photography, Durham, NC, 27707, United States

Mark Maya is a photographer and educator from Durham, NC.

Mark Maya is a wedding photographer and educator from Durham, NC.