Erica is one of my current students and I just randomly asked her one day if she’d like to be my guinea pig and let me take some senior portraits of her. We both had a similar idea in mind and agreed that a rustic look would look great. We visited one of my favorite spots down in Kipling and had a great time. One of my other current students came along because she has an interest in photography, and it was great to have another point of view I will definitely be booking more senior sessions.. they were a blast
And an example of a senior rep card that the senior would give out to friends:
I was a little M.I.A. during the month of November.. between family sessions, weddings, Thanksgiving.. whew. It was a big one. Two of the weekends in November is when I planned mini sessions for families. A lot of people want sessions in the fall because of the wonderful colors in nature and to get pictures for holiday cards. To accommodate as many families as I can, I set aside 2 days where I set up shop and photographed about 5 families each day. My family mini sessions this year took place at two locations here in southern Wake County. The first was at a favorite, popular spot – Yates Mill Pond. The weather was fab.u.lous! Kids do not like being all dressed up to start with, add cold weather to the mix, and forget about it. So, here are a couple of my favorites from that date:
…and my favorite of the entire day was this gem… it just encapsulates their life so amazingly.
The second mini session location was at a local Christmas tree farm in Apex (Bobby Brock’s) before they opened for business. Again, the weather was AWESOME. Here are some favorites from that day:
Love this one! She is going to be a great big sissy!
And just a week later, I got to see Sullivan (and family) again!
Oh, Sullivan.. all that spiky, soft baby hair. Love, Love, Love. I know Sullivan’s parents (and sisters) from the preschool my boys go to. Their family is a hoot. They chose to come to my in-home studio to have … Continue reading →
Millie is finally here! I know her mom is relieved.. well, maybe.. now real life begins with colic, and reflux, crying, sleepless nights.. but hey, they’re totally worth it. And, maybe she can look at these sweet images to remind her of of how precious she can be (when she wants to be). Home girl just wanted to eat and fight me on every pose. She definitely has a mind of her own Not to brag or anything, but I called the fact that it was a girl. Ok, maybe a little brag.
Welcome Millie.. I’m sure your mom and dad will have a ball and bat in your hand as soon as you’re able!
Meet William Anthony. This little fella was an absolute gem for me at his session! He had the fullest head of hair, and slept like a champ. His parents decided to visit me at my in-home studio a couple of weeks ago. His older sister enjoyed playing with my son’s toys while she waited for her turn with her brother, and she was just as cute as can be. I am curious as to what kind of accent these kids will develop with a British dad and a mom who is fluent in Spanish.. they will definitely be culturally rounded that’s for sure! In the mean time, enjoy this adorable, snuggly, and squishy little boy:
So, I’m mainly a newborn/family photographer, but I decided to dip my toes into the wedding photography scene. Luckily, I was able to second shoot for a family that I’ve known for a few years now. I love the country, rustic style and the scenery was so beautiful. There was a lot of history and charm at this estate. Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Lee!
What a cute little family!! Many blessings to you all! Thank you for letting me be a small part in your magical day
Kristin and Patrick became hubby and wife on 10/5.. I had the pleasure of taking their engagement pictures a year ago, and when Kristin’s bridal portraits came around, I knew she would have a great location chosen. This same property is where they were having their reception, and it was fantastic. As a couple, they truly embody the rustic, country feel and I’m glad I could try and capture a little of that charm for her! Her dress was stunning, and I love the cowboy boots underneath! Man, it sure was nice not having to bribe a toddler to smile or look in my direction.. ha. I could get use to this! Congrats, Mrs. Barnes!!
Special thanks to my good friend, Felecia, for not only referring me to Kristin and Patrick, but also for helping out at this shoot!
I had the pleasure of meeting Madelyn’s parent’s for their maternity shoot (see here), and Madelyn made her appearance about a week early. I know her parents were over the moon to meet her, and the grandparents were too from what I hear! One of my favorite parts of working with these families is getting to know them and their stories…and since newborn shoots take a few hours, we usually have some down time to learn about each other For this shoot, the parents opted to visit my in-home studio to take their newborn portraits. The benefit of this choice is that the parents had all of my backdrop, floordrop, and prop options to choose from. I love the purple backdrop with Madelyn, and the simplistic and classic look of the solid white family portraits.
Haley is one of my old college roommates and has always been the person I could goof off with. Her sessions were no different.. ha. The first session we had was on a random property I found one day just driving around, and I immediately contacted her to see if she’d be interested. We met up one early morning in July with some awesome light. Immediately were were attacked by gnats. That and I’m sure we were kind of trespassing so we tried to make it a quick session.. I love the high grass.. even though we did the snake dance (made famous in the movie Runaway Bride) to be sure there weren’t any slithering around. Moral of the story, we had a blast and I love that I am able to capture these moments in my best friend’s lives.
The next session, we included her husband, Craig, who kept me giggling the whole time. He is such a goofball and they are so perfect for each other Once again, we were blessed with amazing light.. and the baby bump had gotten just a smidge bigger My first plans were to utilize Womble Park in Holly Springs, but unbeknownst to me, they were doing major construction!! We made it work, and honestly, I love all of these images!
Pets are always welcome!! Be sure to bring treats and a favorite toy!! Jovi was a natural..
They are waiting to find out what the sex of the baby is!! Craig played baseball and Haley played softball!! (my vote is softball..just sayin’)..
I love the sweetness in this image.. so genuine and natural. Congrats guys.. can’t wait to meet the little fella/bella!
Eeeps! I was so excited to finally meet little Joseph! His mommy is my hair dresser and I will never go to anyone else with the way she is able to tame my mane! (Fuquay natives, check out Terra at Cameo Salon, shoutout!) Anyway… Some time last year, I was getting my hair cut and she was talking about how she hadn’t been feeling well and had been visiting some doctors and I’m sure I said jokingly, “omg, what if you’re pregnant?!” Her response… “oh Lord.. I hope not.” LOL. Surprise! Life will do that to ya!
Her husband is in the Army so I was super pumped to work in some of the military gear into the shoot. This little boy was AWESOME for me.. and I didn’t even mind that he peed all over my shirt (comes with the job). Congrats, Matt family.. I know everyone is in love with him!