I have been working with this sweet Charlotte couple since I photographed their friends’ wedding several years ago. They contacted me after the wedding and we worked on their engagement portraits. Later I did a family and pet photo session for them and their dog which turned out adorable! They recently welcomed a newborn baby girl to their family and of course we had to document their little one’s newness. Little Miss C is absolutely perfect in every way… the picture perfect newborn!
I love to see new parents with their babies… they way that they watch them and the complete wonder and adoration in their eyes. One of my favorite moments during this photo session was when I left the room to grab another lens and when I came back I found mama and baby in the same position that I left them in– eyes locked on each other and such a beautiful smile on mama’s face. You better believe my shutter started clicking!
And my absolute favorite… <3 <3 <3…
This gorgeous mama to be contacted me from Raleigh NC and wanted to do a maternity shoot. She was really in love with the idea of doing a shoot outdoors in natural light but wasn’t sure since it is the dead of winter, if the scenery would look… well… dead of winter-ish. This is where living in the Carolinas really comes in handy. We are so lucky to have the kind of scenery that keeps some green-ness year round. There are little pockets of greenery that photographers know how to find and maximize. Not only that, but we have beautiful light here too.
The day of our shoot, we were blessed with 60-something degree temps which made being outside not only bearable but enjoyable! When I met up with this couple, we chose Davidson NC, because it was the closest outskirt of Charlotte to where they were coming from in Raleigh. I was kind of star struck by how stunning this couple is! They are of Indian/ Botswana descent and were absolutely glamorous-superstar beautiful! Can you even imagine how lovely their baby will be? She brought her mother along, who was visiting until their baby arrives to help out, and she was so incredibly sweet and helpful.
We had such a great shoot and I photographed for nearly 2 hours as our shoot involved a wardrobe and location change. They would tease each other playfully and shared some very sweet moments during the time that we worked together.
Oh this shot has no belly in it but… WOW… I just had to include it!
Oh my goodness the time has flown. It’s 2014 and I still keep wanting to write 2012 and second guessing ‘is it 2013 now?’! I guess that’s how you know you’re getting older! Anyway, I have SO many gorgeous families’ photos from over the past few months that I would LOVE to share with my fellow children photography enthusiasts and will be getting those up sooner than later. I will begin with a recent shoot that took place after the new year, about a week ago. It’s a family that I have had the privilege of working with several times now since the birth of their son. As a baby photographer, it’s always fun to watch babies grow up and see how much they change in that first year. Mr. E is now 7 months old, and has to be one of the the sweetest, smiliest, blue eyed baby boys in Charlotte! He has stolen my heart, and does so with anyone that meets him! The day of our photo session, it was torrential downpours outside, and I was so grateful that it wasn’t an outdoor session or we would have had to reschedule. The rain did nothing to damper our spirits, especially with E’s mega watt smiles that rivaled the brightness of the sun. The family shots are some of my favorites, and I have too many to blog! This family is going to LOVE their portraits! I am so excited to share them!
I haven’t worked with this lovin’ family since little A was less than a year old! Now she’s all big girl and helping to take care of her little brother. We had a postponement or two because of the erratic Charlotte weather and wanting to do an outdoor session but boy was it worth it… it ended up being a perfect fall morning session!! Just look at that sunlight!!! I love being a family photographer and watching families and children grow. It makes you appreciate your own too. Time goes by too fast sometimes.
Thank you so much B family!!
I loved getting to know the B family! Before we met to take pictures, Mama A filled me in on their whole story– how she met and married the man of her dreams and ended up with the most perfectly adorable baby girl on the planet! I love how much they appreciate each other and how involved Dad is. He has to be one of the most hands-on dads that I have ever had the pleasure of working with– diapers and wipes always on hand in his back pocket along with a toy or two. Baby A clearly adores him also! Being in her daddy’s arms lit her up, her little smile making those kissable dimples appear.
I learned a lot from this family– appreciate each other, do not take one another for granted. Every day is a new day to celebrate those we love! We could all take a lesson from them.
Thank you for choosing me to be your photographer, B family! Just looking at your portraits makes my heart feel light!