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!
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!