Posted on March 3, 2014

Yesterday in North Carolina it felt decidedly like Spring had arrived. Today, not so much. And later this week we have a possibility of a rain/snow mix. So much for Spring weather it seems. But I am sure that it will arrive and soon blossoms will be bursting forth and the birds will sing and the sun will shine and children and dogs will run crazy circles in the yard.  And it will stay around for a while. I promise. So plan now to celebrate that with a mini session. I am offering a 30 minute session (outdoor only) with five digital files (delivered via download), and a release to print to your heart’s content for only $250. This is good for a group of up to 6 persons but does not include the newborn session. Anyone that has been around a newborn session knows that a mini would be impossible. hehe.  This would be great for a family session or a baby or a mommy and me or a maternity session. And dads listen up….mom would love this as a gift. You would be her super hero.  And on the flip side I bet it would make everyone’s heart  happy to have a daddy and me session. Just sayin…
I will be scheduling only a limited amount of these minis….my spring is already quite busy. So don’t delay in reserving your spot now. More fine print:  the $250 fee must be paid for at least two weeks in advance of the session and the session must take place on or before May 15, 2014.  You will be provided with a gallery of at least 10 images from which to choose your five digital files. Location for session will be outdoor and within 15ish miles of Tryon, NC.

So don’t delay. Spring will be here. Really it will. It will. It will. Keep repeating that and carry on.

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Posted on April 30, 2013

I am finally getting around to blogging this beautiful family’s maternity session. I had the sweet privilege of shooting big sister’s newborn session three years ago. I cannot believe how the years have flown by! Now she is one of the brightest little girls I have encountered. What fun to talk with her and marvel at how well spoken she is. I think it is quite apparent in her photos just how much personality she has. I loved photographing her.  Look how gorgeous this family is while they are waiting on baby sister to arrive. What a lovely day this was. Enjoy!

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Posted on April 8, 2013

Typically I am behind in my blogging (like waaay behind) but I think you will forgive me this time after you see some of these images from this beautiful family’s session. Sweet little Mathis Rose is the new addition and mom and dad (grandmas too) are understandably over the moon crazy over her. She is absolutely one thousand percent adorable. No make that  ADORABLE with caps. Really love this baby and this family. In fact I am over the moon crazy about all of them. They are such fun clients.  I had so much fun getting to know them and capturing these images for them. I can’t wait to see them all again when we do Mathis’ six month session.  How much she will have changed during these next months. Enjoy!

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Posted on January 13, 2013

This is a combination maternity and family session and is actually the third time I have worked with them. The first was a maternity also. And the second was for the newborn of their youngest girl. I can’t tell you how happy I was when I got an email from mom that she was expecting again (a boy this time after three girls).  They are all so beautiful and so easy to work with that I pretty much did a happy dance to hear the news. This is still a catch up blog post because I am still quite a bit behind. Enjoy the pics and stay tuned because I will be posting some pics from their newborn session very soon too.

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Isn’t mom just the most gorgeous pregnant woman?

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Posted on July 7, 2012

I have always held it against my parents that they never gave me a sister. To this day I am jealous of those that have sisters. I imagined that a sister would be someone that would be closer than a best friend. Someone to share dresses, nail polish and favorite shoes with. Someone that would keep my secrets safe. Having a sister would be like having a slumber party every night. Of course those of you that have sisters will probably tell me that it is nothing like that at all. That there are endless quarrels and jealousy and sharing favorite things was unheard of. Well, just let me have my fantasy, okay? :-) Here are two girls who will surely live up to what my imagination always told me having a sister would be like. I love these two little girls. This is the fourth session that I have had with this family so they have a special place in my heart. This day was soooo very overcast which made shooting a tiny bit challenging. But in the end I think we pulled it off and had a really great time. Mom drove over an hour here and when they were ready to leave we cleaned the girls up and put them in their jammies sure that they would be fast asleep within minutes after getting buckled in. The next day mom told me that they never slept a wink until they got home in their beds. In fact, she said they talked to each other all the way home. See? I told you having a sister is a cool thing.

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Big sister was turning six years old so I got six balloons for her. Well, wouldn’t you know it, one of the balloons completely deflated. So just pretend she has six balloons. :-)
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Little sister was turning two so she had two pretty pink balloons.

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Is it a girl thing or what? The putting our hands on our hips. Totally girl.
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Posted on May 3, 2012

This little princess was such a sweet little thing. With her adorable bit of red hair and mellow personality I could have cuddled her all day. Isn’t she just so sweet? And look at her beautiful brothers and sister! You can see how proud and thrilled they are to call this sweet girl their sister. Thank you mom and Aunt Bethany for getting the room very, VERY warm. It was the magic touch that helped Abbygail sleep sweetly.
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Posted on July 10, 2011

I cannot believe that six months has already passed since I did the newborn photos for this little Miss. Oh how they change in that short time. Now she is sitting and even loving to walk while holding onto mom and dads hands. Poor mom and dad are going to have an early walker on their hands I think. :-)  As usual, my summer outdoor sessions always seem to involve some crazy threat of a bad thunderstorm and this time was no exception. We had to take cover as the rain just poured down and the skies were dark. We waited it out though and managed to get some more shots in albeit on some very wet ground. Cayman took it all in stride. She is such a doll baby but no matter what we all did we could not get a big smile out of her. Such a serious little girl when the camera comes out. Still adorable and beautiful though. What a wonderful age six months is!  Enjoy this sneak peek of our rainy day mom, dad, and grandparents. Thank you mom for being so well prepared and bringing so many props and darling outfits. And thanks Grandpa for being our chauffeur around the campus. :-)

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Posted on June 27, 2011

It is hard to believe that an entire year has gone by since I had the privilege of capturing Tommy’s seventh birthday photos. You can find the blog post of that session here.  As I edited these pictures I was really struck with how much he has changed in the year. He is definitely looking more grown up now.  He is clearly the joy of his parents’ life and I can completely understand why.  For this session we met up at USC Spartanburg (Upstate) because this is where mom and dad went to school together. They like to choose locations for their photos that have meaning to them and are places that they have spent time at. I am hoping for next year when Tommy turns nine that Paris or St. Barts or New Zealand or London or the South of France happen to be on their list of places that mean something to them too. Ha ha. Wouldn’t that be fun to really, REALLY go on location for the photo shoot? :-)  Anyway, while I sit here dreaming of faraway exotic places I hope you all enjoy this little peek at our session that took place right here in the Upstate of South Carolina where it is now ridiculously hot and humid.

p.s. I really love this family.  :-)

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Posted on June 20, 2011

“A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost.” ~Marion C. Garretty

I first worked with this family a bit over a year ago to do mom’s maternity pictures. That was followed up with a newborn session and now a year later we did a “sisters” session.  With birthdays only weeks apart big sister just turned five and baby sister turned one recently. These two girls put a smile on my face. What beautiful faces they have! With the bluest eyes and the prettiest blond hair they look like beautiful dolls. Baby sister is walking so I was anticipating a challenging session. What a pleasant surprise to find that she was a very cooperative walking one year old. No chasing was necessary. :-)  I loved this hay field behind their home. Such an inspiring place with the late afternoon sun.   Enjoy this little peek at our afternoon together.

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Posted on May 19, 2011

The weather on this  spring day was so on and off again that we almost decided to reschedule because of the threat of rain. Well I am glad that we went ahead and took the chance, because although it was quite chilly for late May in the Carolinas  we never did see a drop of rain during the time we were together.  Oh but the light did mess with us a bit. Very cloudy one second and then bright sun, then a bit of clouds and on and on the cycle went. Made for some challenges but we still had fun.  It comes as no surprise that the three generations  here are soooo good looking when you see the beautiful grandparents. And the youngest one of the bunch at only two and a half was such an incredibly good child, so dog gone cute and was amazingly good at taking direction. Let’s say he is definitely comfortable in front of the camera. :-)  I hope you all enjoyed yourself walking around the arboretum with me. I also hope you enjoy this bit of a peek at our time together. Thanks so much for spending that chilly late afternoon with me and being so much fun to work with! :-)

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