Thursday, December 11, 2008

She's 4 weeks old today! | Newborn Photographer, Carolina Beach NC

Well, yesterday (Wednesday), really - but still - isn't she just the sweetest thing?
She started off WIDE awake! So alert and absolutely beautiful!

Then she started to get a little sleeping.

But she was really fighting it!

After lots of waiting and work from her mom and myself - I managed to get a few pictures of her asleep. I love her little neck folds in this shot.

I can't wait to get through the rest! If you're peeking, don't forget to leave a comment!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Beautiful Family at Greenfield Lake | Wilmington Family Photographer

How refreshing! I love shooting at the beach, don't get me wrong, but there are so many beautiful places in the Wilmington Area. Greenfield Lake made the perfect backdrop for this beautiful family.

The "E" family was so fun! They were so relaxed, the kids were beyond good and seemed to enjoy themselves, too.

I loved seeing all the color around the lake. It's crazy that it's already December - the beautiful weather and fall colors makes it hard to believe it's almost winter. I guess that's what's nice about living where we do!

Miss "A" sure did have fun!

Happy 1st Birthday to Little "B" - could he be any cuter?

A little "Monkey Ride" with dad!
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Monday, November 17, 2008

Meet Ella Grace - just 9 days old!

I love newborns, absolutely love newborns! I never know quite what to expect: awake, sleeping, crying, eating, fussing, refusing to be put down, etc. This time I was pleasantly surprised. Ali's beautiful baby girl was just perfection!!! She is beyond beautiful and so mellow. She really didn't seem to mind being adjusted and re-adjusted over and over again - and really did sleep just about the whole time. This never happens for me. This session I got so many keepers it was hard for me to narrow down what to put on the blog!

I got sleeping picturesAnd curled up picturesAnd sleepy sweet smile pictures with mom

Some playful pictures with Grandma (Ali's mom) while she was here helping out
And I was even able to get some pictures of big brother Nathan! So sweet!!!!

If you're stopping by - make sure to leave a comment - I love to read them and Mom's do, too!

Monday, November 3, 2008

My Second Family!

Meet my neighbors. Well, not quite my next door neighbors anymore, but still my neighbors to me. This family is so special to me. They are really what neighbors are supposed to be like. I was so excited when they asked me to do a session for them.

I love how this silhouette came out of the 4 kids.

Here's the boys - you've seen Josh before - for his Senior portraits!

And here's the girls - aren't they beautiful!

And the whole gang including the grandparents - who are also wonderful people!

I absolutely LOVE it when a family is not afraid to have fun during a session!

If you are checking this out - please don't forget to tell this family how beautiful they are!
Just adding - I'm trying to get these to post larger - still working out kinks! Sorry!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

A morning with Gibson

What a cutie! He has the most beautiful blue eyes. This session started out pretty serious. No matter what we did, Gibson wasn't going to crack a smile. We were singing, dancing, making all sorts of noises - and still - this is the look we were getting!

So, switch outfits and a little cough - and there it is!!!
On a little walk with Mom - is he not the sweetest?
Then he discovered how fun it was to bang. And bang, and bang, and bang! He loved this!
It was so much fun! I can't wait to go through the rest. If you're checking out Gibson, be sure to leave comments!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Noah is here!

I just love newborns! We first saw Tre when she was about 20 weeks pregnant with Noah. Here he is now just 5 days old. He is such a mellow baby and so fun to photograph!
Would you look at those eyes! Safe in Daddy's arms.
I love this family shot. I can imaging that they sit there and stare and stare at this beautiful baby boy.
I've been getting so lucky with newborn eye contact these days! I love this shot!
This is one that just melts my heart! The hand under the face - the hand flopped over - the sweet little lips - everything!
You'll get to see more of Noah as he grows up - his parents were smart and signed up for my baby plan - so we still have two more sessions to go!!!!

Be sure to leave comments for the new parents!

Friday, October 10, 2008

My first High School Senior - thanks, Josh!

Josh's family has been our neighbors for several years. I've been wanting to try my hand in High School Senior portraits for a while, and how lucky for me that Josh was willing to help me out!

I can't wait to get to the rest!

Sweet S Family!

Months ago I donated a session and a canvas print for an auction supporting the Parenting Place, a non-profit organization that seeks to strengthen families and break the cycle of child abuse through prevention, intervention, and educational resources. The lucky winner was this beautiful family!

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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Meet Jefferson, my newest nephew - 8 days old.

I missed his birth by only 2 hours and then had to wait a whole week to see him - but man, was it worth the wait. He is the definition of perfection. He's such a mellow baby.

This is Silas' first time spending anytime with a newborn - he was so great and attentive. He just kept whispering, "Sweet Jefferson." It was so cute!!!

So, I'll start with Silas and Jefferson. I love the way he's supporting his head (and he did this on his own) but more than that, I love being able to see the love on his face.
This is by far one of my favorite newborn images to date! I love how content he seems.
This image just says, "Hero" though I'm not sure which one is the real hero - I'd bet it could be argued either way.
These two images were taken on different days, at different times of the day - and I can't believe I got newborn eye contact both times! YIPPEE! I can't decide which one I like the best!!!

I typically do a majority of newborns in black/white - but wanted to show this one in color. His skin is so perfect!

I can't end this post without sharing one of the most precious things about Jefferson. He is a smiler! Anyone that says, "Newborns don't smile," hasn't met Jefferson. He has the sweetest smile ever. I so wish I knew what he was dreaming about.

Corie and Matt - you are beautiful parents. Thank you so much for letting me share those days with you!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Silas' beautiful cousins

If you've been reading my blog or you know me, you know that I have a brand new nephew! Jefferson is def. here. But before I introduce him, I want to share some pictures of Silas' other cousins. Jackson, Jacob, and Emma Grace were able to come spend a week with us at the end of the summer. It was sooooo much fun - and I'm so happy we were able to get the kids together before crazy school/soccer/dance schedules got in the way.

Jacob and Emma Grace are twins - just 7 weeks younger than Silas - so you can just imagine the
fun we had with a 5-year old and three 3-year olds running around the house! Chaotic doesn't describe it. The crazy thing is.... I can't wait to do it again! Emma Grace is such a little mama - I got a whole series of her like this - I just love them!
Silas really does love Jacob! Nothing like a little choke hold to really show his love!
A quick storyboard of all three! I love them so much!!!!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Another Beautiful Beach Family!

Oh my goodness - I could just kiss this sweet face! Little G was so much fun during this session. Karla - I think this would look great as a close crop, too! Her hands were just too sweet to crop out!
A little tickle time at the beach! I took a lot of convincing to get Little G to hang out with the family - but she was more than willing to stay for tickles!
Little Miss G loves, loves, loves Wizard of Oz. Once she got dressed up - she was so happy! I love how much she loves that movie!
We weren't sure if she was going to like being thrown in the air - and Dad even tried it a couple times - but finally - once she got up - she had so much fun! Look at that smile!!!
While Little G. was off being The Good Witch Glenda - Mom and Dad could steal a little time for themselves. Such a beautiful couple!
What a fun session, I can't wait to get to the rest of the images. Don't forget to leave comments!

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I love a lot of people,things, ideas, stuff. One of my loves is to witness people connecting with other people, things, ideas, stuff. I love connections, I love to capture people connecting, and I'd love to share that with you!