My thoughts are that you are a pretty young lady. There's a couple of nice shots in your portfolio, but this definately isn't one of them. The B&W and the shot directly above it are nice. If I were you I would hook up with some better photogs in your area. Although I don't know anyone in NC, Robert Biggerstaff is just south of you in SC. I'm not sure how far you are from NJ, but Jason Etzel and Rick Shellhouse are worth a drive as well. Of course, I am a bit south of you close to Florida on I-95, but would love to have you come down to visit me in St Marys, GA.
Good luck. Hook up with some better photogs and I'm sure you'll do well.