Wednesday, December 24, 2008

|You better not pout, I'm tellin' you why...| charlotte, nc child photographer

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Merry Christmas!

The Diggs

Sunday, December 21, 2008

|Bella Belly| charlotte, nc maternity photographer

I had a blast working with this couple. They are expecting twin girls! They are so obviously in love and I just love working with people that aren't afraid to show that. Kristine had the most gorgeous belly! These girls are so lucky to be born into this family. Mommy is so sweet and so ready for her girls, and daddy is cop so watch out boys of the future ;) Congratulations Kristine & Nathan, I can't wait to meet V & S!!! :)

A classic favorite

Aren't they sweet!?

Oh how I love this red door...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

|Peek| charlotte, nc maternity photographer

Just a little peek at the wonderful maternity session I had on Sunday. Will be back to share more soon! :)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

|All the pretty details...| charlotte, nc bridal photographer

They really do matter :) I can't give away this bride's name in case her sneaky fiance visits, ya know... Lets just say, I'm VERY VERY VERY excited for this wedding!!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

|BFF| charlotte, nc lifestyle photographer

I bet this is a shoot that doesn't really cross a lot of peoples mind to have, but I think it's wonderful! A true best friend is one in a million. These girls love each other, and I think it's pretty obvious! Kacie goes to college 4 hours away and hardly ever gets to see Casey (yes they have the SAME names! ha!). They've been best friends since 6th grade and are now 21! They are at completely different stages in life. Casey is getting married in less than a year and Kacie is in college far away, yet their differences nor the distance slows down their friendship.

And I have to add, they are both ridiculously gorgeous, silly and funny! They were meant to be bff's :)

They are even starting to look alike...


The real them.

These girls do not speak or listen to ANY gossip...HAHAHA! yeah

Monday, November 17, 2008

|Get Ready to Smile...| charlotte, nc baby photographer

He sure does put a smile on my face! Davis is one of the happiest, sweetest and most adorable little boys I've ever met. He has a contagious smile that just makes you want to pick him up and squeeze him! Even though it was incredibly windy and chilly and he had a little tumble right after I arrived that about scared us all to death, he still managed to pull through the entire session with no fussing (despite the tears from the fall, which only lasted about a minute) and just wonderful cooperation. Not to mention, his mom, dad and grandparents are pretty great too :) Thank yall so much for choosing me to be the lucky photographer that gets to work with you! I hope to work with you again very soon...oh lets say around, May-ish ;) hehe! I hope you love these as much as I do. I should have your gallery up very soon! These are just a *few* of my faves!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

|One| charlotte, nc baby photographer

Oh boy, how I love this little one. I had a wonderful time photographing him when he was 3 months old, and had even more fun this time! He just turned one, and when I seen him, I couldn't believe how big he had gotten! He's just a bundle of happiness and energy, just as a one year old should be. I have to add that he is the bravest kid I have ever met. He has no fears, which made for a very busy session! hehe!

Just sharing one for today. Tomorrow I'll be back with a lot more to share from this very fun session.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

|Sweetness| charlotte, nc newborn photographer

I just had to come back and post this one. If this doesn't make you smile, something just ain't right.

Are you smiling yet?

Friday, October 24, 2008

|Brand New| charlotte, nc newborn photographer

I am quite behind on the blog, and I know there are some of you waiting on sneak peeks. I'm going to be working to get caught up today so bare with me :)

Last weekend, I had my *very first* newborn session! I've always wanted to do a newborn session, but honestly, I think a lot of moms just don't think about it with all the new things going on in their lives when they have a baby. I know when my little boy was born, I didn't think about it either and I really regret it now. I would give anything to be able to have beautiful pictures of Jace when he was brand new. Babies change so fast right before our eyes and you don't really realize it until you look back at pictures. Newborns are especially beautiful to me because they define all that is innocent and pure. Everything from a little grunt to their little toes just melts my heart, and I'm pretty sure it shows, lol. So when I found out my best friend had set up a newborn session for me, I was beyond ecstatic! And I'll admit, a tiny bit nervous because I hadn't handled a baby that small since Jace was born. Soon as I seen Anna though, it all came back to me.

This family was absolutely wonderful. They have a gorgeous 3yr old daughter, Isabella, who very obviously loves her little sister. She's so smart and full of life...and I have to say it, and exact replica of her daddy! :) (I know you hear all the time, Tammy, but wow!) Mom and Dad were so welcoming to us, and it honestly felt like I've known them for a long time. We also got to meet both sets of grandparents which was a real treat. They were all so proud and sweet. All around, this family was just awesome! Thank you so much for welcoming us into your home and putting up with us for a few hours! I had a lot of fun and would do it again in a heartbeat. I can't wait to work with you again!

I almost have your gallery completely finished but in the meantime, here is a little sneak peak of just a few of my faves from the session. I hope you love them as much as I do!

A mothers touch. I loved her little eye peeping open here. She did that a lot, just keeping her eye on us :)

Hehe, I LOVE this one!

When I captured this, I was so happy!!! It's hard to capture them smiling and this was for .2 seconds. Oh man, my heart just melts.

A mother and her girls.

That sweet little smirk

I love how this hat shows just how tiny she is. This is a tiny newborn hat and it was big on her!

This is probably my fave. Mommy and Nana comforting their baby girl. They were both such a huge help to me.

May be back later with a few more :) Stay tuned!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

|Just Beachy| charlotte, nc child photographer

We recently went on a family vacation to Myrtle Beach, SC. This is my favorite season to hit the beach because I'm not a fan of crowded places or very hot weather (go figure I live in the south!). The beaches were calm, not many people or parties, and the weather was just perfect! The sand was so cool and the water was so warm...that's the way it should always be! This was only Jace's second time visiting the beach. As I suspected, he did not like the water at all. He's not very brave right now! haha! At first, he didn't like the sand either but when he realized it was oh so much fun to throw, he got over that. Boys.

Real quick- There are a lot of new things coming soon! Fall is the most wonderful season and I'm so excited to get out and about and find some new places to shoot! The Holidays are also coming up very fast, so if you are interested in booking a Holiday session, please do so soon as possible! You know how they like to sneak up on us.

What's more funny to a 2 yr old than his mommy being scared of sand being thrown at her? After this snap, I was covered in sand...sheesh

I especially love this shot because he was telling me to sit with him while he drew me pictures in the sand. He drew me a dinosaur and a heart...he said, haha!

Sandy toddler toes=ADORABLE! :) At least to mommies, hehe

Oh I just love these! Look at them back and forth, it's an action series ;)

Thanks for stopping by!! And remember...those Holiday sessions go fast!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Guilty as Charged

I was ever so sweetly reminded by one of my bestest friends that I've become a serious blog slacker. She's so right. I have become very slack...but I have an excuse! Things have been super crazy around here. I have so many upcoming things to post about including my very first newborn shoot!!! I am SO excited! I come into photography because I have such a love for children and what's more precious and perfect than a newborn? I've always wanted to have a session with a newbie, but truth be told, it's not something alot of parents think about right after having a baby and getting used to a new lifestyle. But I think that the newborn age is one of the times it's most crucial to get as many pictures as possible because they are only that little for such a short amount of time. As a mommy, I wish that I had thought about it for my son. So I'm very excited about that opportunity along with some other very special ones!

Until then, I realize I hardly ever post any of my own little man (who by the way is getting so big!). It's very rare that I get eye contact from him, I guess 2.5 years in front of my camera has made him immune to it. Most children are fascinated by it, I think it's the click, but not Jace. Sometimes I think he is actually ignoring me on purpose! Well, the other day was my lucky day. While I love shots that I don't have eye contact equally as much, it's like I win the lottery when I get that rare shot! :)

This shot is something very special to me. This just oozes "Jace". Does that make sense? haha! This is my little boy, it's so....boyish! It makes my heart flutter now, and I just know that in 20 years or so, I will look back and just melt, probably cry, when I see this. Ok, that's my sappy mommy moment for today :)

We have fun scouting locations. This is an old barn that Jace did NOT want to leave. It had a very old truck...what little boy would wanna leave?

Check back soon for some very exciting updates!!!