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!
I was very excited when this mama contacted me about hiring me as her maternity and newborn portrait photographer. She is a recent Charlotte transplant, and a single mama, like me! Hearing her story, I was so excited to work with her. This is the first single mom and newborn that I have had the honor of photographing. I *get* it, it is hard to be a single mama. It’s very rewarding and wonderful, but it also has its challenges. It’s all on you as a single parent. Although I was not a single parent when Willow was this little, I can see how it would be difficult when there is no one to help with middle of the night diaper changes, or just holding your baby so that you can take a shower in peace. But at the same token, when this baby looks at her mother, you can see that she is everything. So strong, so brave, and so loving. Luckily, this mother, also like myself, has a very strong support system of friends and family that help her and are there for her emotionally and physically.
I photographed her maternity session a couple of months ago, and after meeting her, I knew that her baby would be welcomed into the world with so much love. And I also knew that her baby would be a gorgeous baby! Boy was I right! I fell in love with this tiny beauty when I first laid eyes on her. Perfect in every way, she also has the sweetest temperament. I had a hard time putting her down to photograph her!
Look at these big brown eyes, chubby little cheeks and those lips! AHHHH!!!!
I truly love every family’s story. Each family is completely different and unique and wonderful in their own way. The one thing every family that I photograph have in common, whether they are adding a new baby to a family of six, or a first baby to a single parent, is there is SO MUCH LOVE. Love is what makes a family thrive, it is the blood of a family. And there is certainly no shortage in this little family.
Thank you C family!!!! I absolutely love your pictures and hope that you do too!
I first met this blue eyed little boy when he was a few days old. His mother had me photograph him as a newborn baby in their home. He was beautiful then and it was a lovely photo shoot. I have had the pleasure of photographing this little guy a few times since then and the wonder of watching him grow up before my eyes– or camera! First… he slept for his pictures, then he started to sit up… wobbly at first and then strong, and now he is walking around, exploring the world with the kind of joy and wonder that children have! He is now a big boy about to become a big brother!
This is such a sweet, warm and loving family and their newest edition will be welcomed into their home with loving arms.
It is an honor to create your photos, P family! Thank you so much!
I have been working with this family since they were pregnant with their first baby boy. What a cool family to photograph! Both parents are beautiful inside and out and keep me laughing the whole time I’m with them. I was thrilled when I found out that mama was pregnant with baby number two and wanted me to do her maternity photo shoot! She is a poster model for pregnancy… so pretty and so sweet! Little baby G is amazing. He looks different from his brother, but just as handsome! I love how we re-created some photos from older bro N’s shoot with little G, so they can be hung together in their home. Mama is an interior designer which makes their home so perfect to photograph in! I am so happy to be your photographer W family… you all are wonderful and you know I adore you!
So, it’s been a while. Yup, I realize this. It’s been brought to my attention that I have not been keeping up to date on my blog. It stinks because there are so many beauty-full images from this past fall that I have failed to include and the longer it went the more overwhelmed I felt about catching up on my blogging. So… I decided to start fresh. New year, new baby. It makes sense, right? Speaking of New Year, one of my resolutions is to be a better blogger! Here is to a new start
I first met this beautiful young mama-to-be over tea and could feel her excitement about her upcoming birth. I knew that she and her husband had a lot of love to give their little guy and were so excited about meeting him. I was too! When I got the note around Christmas that he had arrived, I couldn’t wait to photograph my first baby of 2015!
Mom and Dad spent lots of time snuggling with their little guy and Dad happened to be an expert swaddler. Great swaddlin’ skills really come in handy during newborn photo sessions! We were lucky to have Grandma there too and it was obvious had two children of her own, she was a wonderful soother. We got some shots of her and her first grand baby as well!
Thank you so much H family for having me photograph this incredible time in your lives! It is a huge honor to work with you and I hope to watch little B grow