Wow… That was the word that came to mind when I met this Charlotte couple for the first time over coffee to chat about working as their photographer to capture their maternity portraits and baby pictures. What a beautiful, fresh and confident couple! They are clearly enamored with each other, and the idea of becoming parents! We spoke a little about how they met and what they enjoy, and decided to work at a horse farm that they board a horse at. I checked it out in advance and it was a gorgeous location, plus it has sentimental value to them as well.
They had asked about including their horse in their maternity photos. Photographers get asked all the time to include dogs, and sometimes even cats, but this was the first time that I got to include a horse! He is a big part of their family and a very sweet and handsome horse, so he added some depth to their pictures.
The day of our session went perfectly. Camera in hand, I got to bask in the glow of this beautiful couple expecting their first baby. I gave them a few simple suggestions, things to think about and talk about with each other, and the sweetness and emotion that came from them was magic for my camera!
How awesome does this mama to be look?! She needs to be a maternity clothing model or something!
J family, you are beautiful and I cannot wait to meet your baby soon!
To be continued…
One of my most favorite types of people to photograph are brand-spankin’-new people. The past few months I have had the opportunity to meet a few newborns as their families welcome them. One of the greatest joys as a photographer is watching families grow– watching parents go from dreaming what their baby will be like to holding her in their arms. Then watching that tiny little baby go from sleeping to smiling, to getting to know the world around her. Then seeing how she develops into a child, and that family connection deepening even more. Bringing another sibling is another step that I love to be a part of. Watching a little girl that I knew and photographed as a newborn welcome a sibling. Seeing how similar they are and yet how different. How their demeanor even as young as a week old shapes into who they become as a two year old. Babies are magical, it is always such an honor to be asked to photograph these little beings that are so big, so much potential, in this tiny, sweet body. This is something that touches me each time I see a baby.
This is a beautiful Charlotte family that welcomed another baby into their lives. We had a wonderful photo shoot together and their images are lovely.
Thank you so much R family for showing me your love, patience and the beauty of bringing two sweet girls into this world. The world needs more of you!
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!!
There is something very special about this family. A family of five, they share a very deep love for one another and respect of traditions and faith. Being in their presence was calming and their kindness and joy infiltrated my heart!
When I am photographing a family, I like to explore the relationships within the family through pictures. This was my favorite part of working with these children. The love and friendship that the older brothers shared was inspiring, and their adoration for their baby sister was so sweet! There was no lack of hugs or stories during this shoot. I also love that mom and dad wanted to be sure to include special portraits of just them. They have done a beautiful job raising these three children and should be very proud of their family!
Thank you F family
What a beautifully perfect fall photo session for the D family! They have lots to celebrate– little A’s second birthday as well as a new baby on the way. We had a perfect Charlotte autumn day– the trees are still green but there is a hint of goldenness in the air. It felt so good to all of us.
Little A absolutely stole my heart! Look at that face! She loves to walk her doggie, and make all of her own decisions! Her independent spirit reminded me of my own daughter when she was that age, which made me feel an immediate bond with her.
We had such a great session.. thank you again D family!!! I can’t wait to meet baby!