Summer fun with Jenna’s family ~Waxhaw NC family photographer!

Summer can be a tricky time for family pictures but if you are willing to get up early – it can be beautiful and not too terribly HOT!  I am just in love with this beautiful family photo session we did here in Waxhaw this summer!  Such a beautiful family and a cute cute cute little guy!

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Ben’s 1st year ~Waxhaw Child and Family photography~

Oh so many ways your baby will change in that first year.  It’s simply AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love seeing all the cute stages of a babies first year.

3-4months – holding their head up

6-7 months – sitting up

1 year- crawling or walking and usually a few teeth!

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Sweet little girls 1st year photos! ~Charlotte area children’s photographer~

I know I have said this before but man it is just so much fun to see our baby’s first year customers as they grow! Such changes in that first year – it’s just amazing! Here is another one of our baby’s first year graduates – in her case we did newborn session, 7 month session (this is my personal favorite type/time of year session…so smiley!) and then of course her 1st birthday session with her big sister along with mom and dad too! My second favorite sessions to do are family sessions – love seeing mom in the photos because we are so rarely in pictures with our kids!

I hope everyone had a great start to their school year and have a safe fun….last bit of summer….this weekend!

Cheers!
Carrie
Baby girls first year photos

1st year photo program

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It just amazes me how fast little kids change so it makes it even more the better to be able to capture some of those ever changing moments for my families. Love this little sweetheart- his eyes are so beautiful! My first year package includes 3 sessions within the first year and I usually recommend them at 4 months, 7 months and 1 year. Why 4 and 7 months vs 3 and 6? Well I’ll tell ya! Babies can usually hold their heads up better at 4-5 months so it’s nice to be able to document that milestone and can make for some super cute pictures. Same thing with 7 months – look how cute his is sitting with his little naked tush! Most babies don’t sit well/for a good amount of time until more around 7 months :-)

Make love to the camera ~Charlotte Family Photography by Carrie Scruggs~

Lol – Charles you crack me up!  Now I always have that phrase stuck in my head when I’m shooting!  Melissa, you

have a beautiful crew and I just loved meeting you all!

 

A year in review ~Belly to 1st birthday~

Wow – it is so fun to see the entire year of a child’s life as they grow!  I thought I’d do a quick share of a beautiful set of twins, from belly to 1st birthday!

 

mine. ~Charlotte children photographer, Carrie Scruggs Photography~

Warning….. visual overload about to happen.

As any photographer will tell you…. taking pictures of our own kids is just about the HARDEST thing we ever set out to do!  It just must be something about having to be the mom and the photographer or maybe it’s just that our kids are tired of having their photos taken that they just refuse to cooperate?  Or maybe it’s just because they can feel our neediness and want?

Either way… IT IS HARD!  So I have no idea what I was thinking when I decided (at the last minute) to not only take photos of my kids WITH NO HELP…. but I also took the dog!    I shot at 5:30 (not an ideal time of day) on a busy road so there was tons of traffic passing by as we sat and tried to take some photos.  Wowza…. it was NUTS!

My little bear is now 1 and enjoyed his first lollipop though (ok – it was my attempt to keep that hat on him).

So here you go…. a little slideshow journey with my 3 boys and our dog!

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