A sweet happy baby and a bee sting.

August 3, 2012

Mama warned me about this baby… she could possibly be the happiest, sweetest little chunk-a-love ever.  Well was her temperament was put to the test the day of our photo session and she lived up to her happy nature and then some.  Here is a rundown of the day and why miss L is so special.

They get out of the car and my heart immediately melts into a puddle.  She smiles.  She coos.  She snuggles her daddy.  Once the camera comes out, she just shines.  It’s a baby photographer’s dream-come-true family session!  Four outfit changes and with a few breaks for “puffs”, she was going strong!  Mama grew up on a farm around horses, so I wanted to incorporate horses somehow.  Baby L was definitely interested in them!  Now here is where the story gets sad, so viewer beware!  Make sure you have a box of tissues on hand.

I suggest we let little L pull up on a fence near the horses so she can “stand” by herself.  So Papa puts her down on the grass and she holds onto the fence.  All of a sudden the horse nearby startles and runs off.  And in the next second, baby L lets go of the loudest cry I’ve ever heard an almost one year old baby make.  We look and realize the reason is that there is a next of hornets right by her that has been stirred up, and one is on her!!!  She got stung!!!  On her sweet little chubby cheek!!!

It was terrible!!  I felt awful about it.  I wasn’t sure if the session could go on.  But…  true to her nature, after a few snuggles from Mom and Dad, and some snacks, she was all smiles again!  So, we got to do the shot that we had been planning… the obligatory first birthday cake smash!  Complete with balloons, a vintage high chair, and the happiest baby ever!

Thank you so much B family!!!!!

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baby with dimples

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Baby girl and her mother

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Charlotte NC family photographer portrait

One year old birthday cake smash.

A beautiful family session in Charlotte's Freedom Park

April 10, 2011

For all the Charlotte photographers out there, you know the pros and cons of scheduling sessions at Freedom Park.  The pro’s– it’s convenient, beautiful and versatile, with stone bridges, grassy areas and pretty trees, and the cons- it’s super busy.  Not just the joggers, walkers, but hoards of other photogs out there, some with intense lighting setups.  And then you get the crazy photographers like me who lug a wagon of vintage styled props and tend to spread out stuff everywhere.

Well… this session at Freedom Park made me fall in love with the park all over again.  Was it the park?  With the beautiful, sparkling natural morning light?  Maybe.  Or was it the family?  The loving and warm parents with their super good-natured baby boy that just kept smiling and smiling.  He was amazing to work with, I kind of wanted to scoop him up and cuddle him for hours.  He is going to be a big brother soon, and he will be the best!

Thank you, lovely B family!  For sharing such a special morning with me in such a beautiful park.  And thank you little J… for the smiles that made my whole day!

Family holds baby boy in this photo in Freedom Park of Charlotte NC.

Lifestyle photographer of Charlotte creates unique family portrait on vintage quilt.

Picture of a Baby boy on swing and vintage wagon in Freedom Park of Charlotte by photographer Becca Bond.

A beautiful family session in Charlotte's Freedom Park

April 10, 2011

For all the Charlotte photographers out there, you know the pros and cons of scheduling sessions at Freedom Park.  The pro’s– it’s convenient, beautiful and versatile, with stone bridges, grassy areas and pretty trees, and the cons- it’s super busy.  Not just the joggers, walkers, but hoards of other photogs out there, some with intense lighting setups.  And then you get the crazy photographers like me who lug a wagon of vintage styled props and tend to spread out stuff everywhere.

Well… this session at Freedom Park made me fall in love with the park all over again.  Was it the park?  With the beautiful, sparkling natural morning light?  Maybe.  Or was it the family?  The loving and warm parents with their super good-natured baby boy that just kept smiling and smiling.  He was amazing to work with, I kind of wanted to scoop him up and cuddle him for hours.  He is going to be a big brother soon, and he will be the best!

Thank you, lovely B family!  For sharing such a special morning with me in such a beautiful park.  And thank you little J… for the smiles that made my whole day!

About Me...

Becca Bond is a children's photographer based in Charlotte, NC. She specializes in newborn, baby, child, maternity, and family portrait photography. Her style is casual and interactive, and her goal is to keep today alive through the art of photographs.