Archive for January, 2014
Matt and I had the opportunity to drive to Virginia to meet sweet baby Graham for his newborn session. Susan is a long time friend and it was so special to be able to spend some time with her and Curt in these first days of their son’s life. Susan and Curt decided to be surprised by the baby’s gender so they didn’t know Graham was a boy until he was born. Susan worked hard on their gender neutral nursery and I am pretty sure this is the most beautiful nursery I have ever seen. I mean seriously, check out that wall! I love everything about it.
Congrats, Susan and Curt on your little guy. I know you will both be wonderful parents!
The last time I saw Liam was at his newborn session and he was a tiny little guy. Now he has just turned 2 and has a little sister on the way! Katie and I decided to do a combo baby bump and mommy & me session since daddy couldn’t make it for this one. Something about this session just captures me. Maybe it’s because I am 37 weeks pregnant with a 3rd little boy of my own, and so interactions between a mommy and her little boy makes me weak in the knees. Liam went 100 mph the whole time and I’m pretty sure he said ‘choo choo’ for 45 minutes strait, yet Katie was able to have these special moments with him. I am so happy I got to capture them, because I know from experience that these moments are what get you through when you are completely exhausted from chasing a toddler and tending to a newborn.
I love this first image because it reminds me of one of those Pinterest images that I often get requested to shoot. We work so hard to get the shot with no luck because you can’t really force a two year old to do anything. But this image happened completely naturally and that is really what makes it so special.
When Noelle contacted me to schedule a Christmas shoot for her family I knew it would be a great opportunity to do a shoot with all the gorgeous Christmas decor uptown. The day we shot turned out to be pretty tough weather-wise but thanks to Founders Hall and some indoor areas surrounding we were able to find some great indoor spot with nice natural light coming in.
The purpose of this shoot was to capture the whole family together which hadn’t happened in a few years, but mostly is was to capture the apple of everyone’s eye, little Miss Zoe. This sweet girl was 10 months old at the time and she could not have been more easy to work with. Such a happy baby and it is clear how loved she is by her parents, grandparents, aunt and uncle. I’m so glad it worked out for me to spend time with this family, such a sweet blessing right before Christmas. Enjoy!
Little Miss Stella Bea has been long awaited by so many who love her. She gets her name from her grandmother, a great example and influence is so many lives including mine. ‘Bea’ comes from Memama Stella’s best friend. I bet these 2 wonderful ladies never thought their names would be put together to name a precious new one. The locket in these images belonged to Memama Stella and I just love the classic element it adds. This baby girl is the perfect addition to the Weddington family and her big brothers are already so in love as you will see. I’m so happy I get to be apart of your life Miss Stella Bea, I can’t wait to see what a wonderful woman you will become!
You may remember sweet Scarlett from her 3 month session a few months ago. It is amazing how quickly babies grow and how much she had changed when I saw her again. Scarlett was sitting up like a champ and doing everything she could to get as much grass in her mouth as possible. I love to watch how a baby is discovering the world at this age. Gale and Rob are such great parents and they are quickly moving to the top of my list as some of my favorites to photograph. Enjoy this sweet family!
Kathleen and Brandon are so adorable. When are discussed their engagement session, we talked about a fall/winter look with layers and jackets and I LOVE how Kathleen brought that to life! I’m sure Brandon had some input too. These two are clearly so in love and I can’t wait to photograph their May wedding this year.