Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Melinda's Family | Carolina Beach, NC Family Photographer

It's always fun photographing other photographers, and Melinda was no exception! When she told me she was going to be near me, I jumped at the chance to meet her. We've been online friends for a long time, now - but never met in person. She is as sweet as I imagined her being, and her family absolutely wonderful. We met at my favorite beach spot, and I got to meet her whole family. I really love extended family sessions, they are always so full of laughter. Thanks for your patience in getting your blog post up!

Melinda's youngest, Makenna was so sweet the whole session.
And big sister, Jaylyn, well, even though she really didn't want her picture taken much (I mean she's 4 and her mom is an awesome photographer, she has better things to do), she hung in there for me!

And then there was Melinda's nephew, Tyler, oh, he was so sweet! So full of smiles (I LOVE the one of him watching me while dad is throwing him up).

There is nothing, nothing sweeter than children with their grandparents. Nothing.

If you haven't had an adult family portrait taken with your family, it's time you do. You won't regret it, I promise. Look, all grown up!
Cousins - this one stands alone.

When you are a photographer, you have tons and tons of beautiful portraits of your children. What you don't have are portraits of your children with the person they love the most. Melinda - you and your girls make my heart smile!

I have brothers, and while we are close, I don't think it's anything compared to what sisters share. Melinda you have to have one of these big on your walls!
I wish we could have had a whole day to sit and chat and play together. I hope next time you are in the area we can make time to do that!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A morning with Skylar on the beach | Carolina Beach, NC Photographer

My first morning beach session of the season and I couldn't be happier. I don't get to do them often, because, let's face it, the sun rises pretty early around here. Luckily I'm a morning person, and we all know the best time of the day for just turned 1-yr olds - so we were a great match. Skylar is such and easy going, happy baby (plus I just LOVE her name!).

I just love her bonnet!

A little quality time with Meme.
Even though Skylar was just about done at this time, she surprised us by cooperating for a 3 generation portrait (and the dog!).

I seriously could photograph a mom and her child all day long, and these two were no exception. Their bond is obvious!
I love how curious and adventurous 1-yr olds are. It didn't stop Skylar that she isn't quite walking yet. She was everywhere!

Thanks so much Jess, for sending Skylar my way! It was an honor!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

2 babes in a field | Southport Children's Photographer

Who would have thought that when Cassie requested a field for the twins 18th month portraits, we would find one in her mom's back yard! I wish you could have seen the grin on my face when I pulled up in the driveway. I knew instantly it was going to be perfect. And to top it off, Ava and Eli did not disappoint. They were smiley, giggly, all over the place, and full of personality. I couldn't have asked for a better session.

First, let's meet Ava....
And now here's Eli - such a flirt!

I love, love books, so loved capturing mom and the babes having a little story time.

And what a treat, to have their great-grandmother and grandma there for the session!!!!! Melt my heart.

And well, it's difficult to get any siblings in the same frame together, so 18 month old twins was exceptionally challenging! Thank goodness mom had high chairs from both sides of the family - a little piece of history - to help corral the kids!
Thanks so much Cassie for the awesome session! I love watching your children grow up! Now to start thinking about where we'll go next time!!!

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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!