Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Alexander Family

I met this family of five on a very cold day this last weekend.  If you know me at all, you know I love meeting new people, getting to know them and learn a little about their story.  This crew did not disappoint.  It was such a pleasure to get to know this sweet couple and their wonderful children.  These kids are the sort that know how to have fun, but are quick to be respond when mom or dad calls.  And so respectful.  I love that!  Such great kids.  Alexander family, you are one blessed bunch!
Here are a few images from our session that day....

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Heinzerling and Brown Family

The word that comes to mind when I think of this family is "Fun".  These sweet and fun parents have 3 really fun boys.... they are funny together, were willing to be funny for my camera and felt free to express themselves.  Watch out for these 3.  They are unreserved and will go far in this world!  Sometimes when I photograph kids they are super reserved, but not these three.  I felt like I was able to see their real personalities. That's one of the things I like best about doing photo shoots at home.  Kids (and the rest of the family too) are on their own turf and tend to be more relaxed.  I loved how grandma, grandpa and uncle were included in the special day for a truly full family photo shoot.
To see the full shoot check out their slideshow at:  https://youtu.be/-v4Y3RGOkWM

Monday, November 21, 2016

The Thompson Family

I met this adorable little boy and his parents for a quick session at an amazing place.... where they were married several years ago.  I love it when we can combine a photo session with a meaningful place.  That's a great combo.  This family had love just oozing out of them.  You can see that this little guy is the apple of their eye, and for good reason, he's a cutie patootie!  Love his gorgeous big eyes.  You truly could just eat him up.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Did I mention I love fall?!?!?!

Here are just a few from the woods behind our house.  Seriously, I don't think there is a prettier time of the year!!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Fallin' for Fall

I think I might not be able to express how much I truly love the fall in Charlotte.  Being a native Southern Californian I really appreciate the dramatic change we get to see here each season, with fall being my hands-down favorite.  

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Harlow Family

We met up on a beautiful early fall day to get this shoot done before the flurry of the holidays.  This is a super sweet bunch with tons of energy.  All families of toddlers definitely are faced with the challenge of lively toddlers and these two little ones are as cute as buttons and full of spunk!  But doing a session so close to water could be dangerous.... but not for these two.  These kiddos are great listeners and so tuned in to their parents.  Good job parents.  Love this family... they are my family too and so very proud of how my sister and brother-in-law are raising their kiddos.  Lots of love there.

To see more from this beautiful photo shoot, click on this link for the slideshow:  https://youtu.be/L0Dq28xF7MY

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Sweet baby Willow

Baby photo shoots are typically just hang out sessions for me.  We get the little one all cozy and happy, shoot for a couple of minutes until they fuss and then mama cuddles baby until we are cozy again.  I get to spend a lot of time just hanging out visiting.... I'm in my element.  This session was no exception.  This little one performed beautifully and let us play with her, and I had plenty of time to chat and get to know this wonderful family.
This session was a little different because we also went to the park.  That's not typical for me, but we had previously scheduled a maternity family session that we could just never have happen.  All the forces of weather and illness were against us.  But on this day we finally had success.  I love the sweet spirit of this gentle family.  They are a connected couple.... you can see it in their pictures when they look at each other.  So sweet.  Enjoy these images of this very lovely family...
To see our full session together check out their slideshow:

Monday, July 4, 2016

The babies are growing!

These sweet little babies are growing so quickly.  My neighbor graciously allowed us to visit her deck this week and we saw these two cuties!  They are so cautious and really never venture out of one corner of the yard.  They did, however, venture out just enough for me to get them together.  The mother pops back every now and again to visit her babies.  Too cute!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Oh Dear, I mean deer

I happened upon this little wonder in my neighbor's yard today.  It was truly by accident.  I scared the poor thing as I was spraying my yard with a hose.  Just on the other side of the fence this teeny baby deer was curled up.  The water spray startled this little deer into a sprint across the yard. My son and I explored just a bit to find this little guy curled up behind a tree.  We left him alone so his mama would find him when she returns.  What a little miracle.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

May Senior

This very sweet girl and I had a few adventurous days working on her senior portrait session.  The first day we were rained out part way through, but the next meeting day was a full success. The result of a two day shoot was a much fuller variety.  Loved it.  It's always fun to visit with teens and find out who they are.  This session did not disappoint.  I so enjoyed getting to know her.  Please enjoy the images of this beautiful girl with a very bright future.
To see the slideshow showing more of this shoot check out this link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ707bH0sxQ


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The most beautiful little flower in the garden

I spent a lovely morning with this very sweet two year old searching for flowers.  And while the flowers were beautiful, spending the time with this precious darling was really the highlight of the garden.  It's fun watching the curiousness of toddler-hood as they explore and study this amazing world of ours.
To see the slideshow of this little check out this link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpuGG9UPs48&feature=youtu.be

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