Archive for October, 2014
Caroline was so sweet and timid during her one year session a couple of weeks ago. Pretty much exactly how she was at her Newborn Session. At this age, sometimes I get lots of smiles and other times I get lots of discovering… The outdoors, my camera, everything was interesting to this sweet girl. Smiles or not though, Caroline is adorable and it shows in these images. You can also tell how smitten her mom and dad are over her, which I love. Sarah and Josh, I hope cherish these images for years to come.
I love one year sessions. Especially when I have been able to photograph the Newborn Session and 6 Month Session. It is amazing how a baby changes over the course of just 1 year! Shep was a ham for his one year session and gave us lots of cute, happy faces. He was just days away from walking which worked out perfectly when I needed him to stay in one place. This guy is so adorable and I know he and his parents will make you smile.
I love fall for so many reasons. One reason is, fall is the time of year that I reconnect with my most loyal clients for family photos. This season I have been absolutely swamped with family sessions many of these have been my repeat clients like the Fisher family. I have photographed these guys more times than I can count, and they have truly become friends. Both Maddex and Stella have grown a mile since I saw them a few months ago and we had a great time at their Pumpkin Patch session. Enjoy!
It seems like yesterday that I shot Jessica and Mitch’s wedding and now their sweet Everly is in full on baby stage! She did great in her newborn session and so I fully expected some serious cuteness at this session and she did not disappoint. 🙂
Enjoy this sweet family.
One of the pieces of advice I am most often given when people see or hear of my little ones is, ‘enjoy every minute’. And then I hear of how fast time went by for them. How their children are grown and off to college or having babies of their own. And you know what? I never get tired of hearing this. In fact, I try to hear it as if it was the first time, every time. Because time does fly, especially these little years. And while I am in the thick of it and so overwhelmed some (ok, most) days… These are the days I am going to miss most when they are grown.
So when I get the opportunity to photograph a family that is in the thick of it as well, I do my best to take full advantage because I know that time is flying for them too. The Spicer’s consist of Stephanie, Daniel, Alex and little Donovan who just recently turned a year old. They were such an encouragement to me during our shoot because I could tell how much they are enjoying these days of their children being little, which made it so fun to be able to capture them on camera for a bit. We met up at Charlotte’s Uptown Romare Bearden Park and this session turned out to be one of my favorites family shoots that I have done in a while.
Enjoy this sweet family!
The Porter’s are the incredible family behind one of my favorite wedding venues, The Farm at Brusharbor. And let me tell you, they run this place like a well-oiled-machine. It is one of my favorite place to shoot weddings not only because their land is GORGEOUS and offers so many photo options, but also because they are some of the best in the business to work with. There is lots going on behind the wedding scenes with the Porter’s with new babies on the way and one super excited big sister/cousin.
I have had the opportunity to shoot a good many large families lately and it is so wonderful to see the how close these families are. The Porter’s are no exception so enjoy the images of their sweet family. And be sure to check out their website if you are looking for a wedding venue!
Two year olds can be the most challenging age to photograph. And the most fun. When I arrive at a 2-year-old session I always ensure the parents that we WILL get some great shots in the midst of the crazy. This was surely the case with Enzo. This sweet guy was all boy with lots of energy, but at the same time was the most precious cuddle-bug . He loves is mom and dad and these images depict that perfectly.
If you are not getting your kiddo’s yearly milestones photographed, PLEASE DO. They grow and change so much in these years. I absolutely love being able to provide families with images that show the personalities of their little ones in these younger years.
Now, meet Enzo. I bet he’ll make you smile.