I met this beautiful mama while she was still pregnant with her son. She already had secured a newborn photographer which made me sad because she was SO darn pretty and I just wanted to take pictures of her right then and there! Fast forward a year… little R is walking (or running) now, and E has grown up into such a sweet little girl. She asked me to work on their family portraits and I was absolutely thrilled! I knew it would be a fun time. E was shy at first but by the end of the photo shoot, we were buddies She helped me chase her little brother around, who was really on the move! Amidst the chaos of an outdoor family shoot, when I got home and downloaded the photos, there were gem after gem of heartfelt pictures that truly show who this family is.
Thank you SO much G family… your insides match your outsides and I am SO happy to have had the opportunity to work with you
What a little beauty Miss H is! She is long already, and we are pretty sure she’ll be tall like her Daddy. We had a really fun photo shoot together. When I arrived, little H was already asleep soundly, so we got down to her solo newborn photos right away! She slept beautifully (always a blessing for newborn photography!). When she awoke, I aimed my camera at her beautiful big eyes. In my opinion, some of the sweetest moments that I photographed were her looking up at her mommy! You can see the love that she has already!
I thought it was interesting that although Mom was a Charlotte native, she eschewed hair bows, monogramming, and all things that most Southern moms want to include on their baby photos. She liked the focus to be on the simplicity of her baby. I feel like we did just that with her portraits! I love your style, C family! Thank you so much for having me photograph your beautiful baby!
What struck me the most about this family was how they incorporate their spirituality into their lives and love for each other. There is an aura of loving kindness around them, and it touches everyone that they meet. I really enjoyed getting to know them and find out about their beliefs, which are strong. They are such a gentle and beautiful couple, and brought their baby into the world in the most natural, loving way possible. I enjoyed meeting them for their maternity photo shoot, when we talked about what they imagined for their baby. They didn’t know whether or not they were having a boy or a girl, but had a hunch that she was carrying a boy. They were correct! We chose to work at a Lake Norman beach, to take advantage of the water and the nice day that we had. This is why I love being a Charlotte photographer!! We get nice days all year long!
When we met for their newborn pictures, it was obvious to me as a photographer that their love grew not only to include their baby but for each other as well. It was like their hearts just bloomed open even more! This was just such a beautiful experience for me.
Thank you so much W family. I love your whole family!
Sometimes as a photographer, you have an idea in your mind about a brilliant shot that you want to do. And then there are variables, especially when you work with kids and babies. Moods, sleep schedules, lighting, time restraints… all of these affect getting that perfect shot.
Well, as soon as I walked into this Charlotte family’s home to photograph their newborn, I knew that I wanted to photograph him on the orange bench in their foyer. It was perfect. The shape was beautiful, the color was bright, and the proportions were just right for emphasizing the tininess of a sleeping newborn. My fingers were crossed through the whole session as we worked that this shot would work out. Little A was sleeping soundly, and Dad helped me bring him and pose him on the bench, staying right by his side for safety. I had to use some additional bounced light and VOILA, the perfect end to a perfect baby photo session!
We used lots of natural light for this shoot, making good use of the sunshine and the family’s big windows. Little A was a perfect baby to photograph! I love his wide eyes, and the way that he looks at his parents. We even got the grandparents to stop by for some pictures.
All in all it was a perfect day and perfect photo shoot!
Thank you so much H family…. You are wonderful!
This photo shoot was hard to schedule because of all of the ice and snow that Charlotte has been seeing over the past couple of weeks! We had to reschedule and almost reschedule again because Mother Nature wanted to drop a lot of cold precipitation on us lately. But boy was it worth the wait! This little guy was SO stinkin’ cute and my camera just loved him. He slept like a photographer’s dream come true for the shoot. In fact, he slept so soundly that we had a hard time waking him up. He was born with a PERFECT little faux-hawk hairdo. All in all, if a photographer could request a perfect newborn shoot from the heavens, it would have went exactly like this (minus the ice).
So thank you B family for having me commemorate this beautiful time in your lives by creating portraits of your family!