If I were to say what my specialty is or what I enjoy photographing the most, it would be families. I really enjoy interacting with kids of all ages (especially when they aren’t mine!) and I honestly feel that a nice family portrait is truly important. I love seeing everyone together, smiling and enjoying each other. I truly believe that a nice family picture has a true place in this crazy overwhelming digital world where we are so bombarded with selfies. Find the magic that is a real picture, a printed picture….and one that you are ALL in!
It’s so fun to see just how much a little one can change in the matter of a year! They start out so stinking tiny and end up with loads of personality by the end of the 1st year! Oh and I have to include some of Joy’s maternity images simply because I love them soooooooooooo much! AND of course I had to share their super cute family Halloween costumes because they are such a fun family! Honestly we had so much fun during every single one of our sessions that it was really hard to figure out what images to share (as if you can’t tell by the visual overload below!). Thank you so much Joy for allowing me to capture the 1st year of your sweet baby boy! I look forward to seeing you all again soon!
A little humidity didn’t stop us from having a beautiful early morning family photo session! I am in love with these pastel colors!!!! Oh and check out this super cute Organic Bloom wall collage – these frames are just so much fun!
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!
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!
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!
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 🙂
Me too baby girl! Who’s better than that chubby tub of love we call Santa? Hope you all have a wonderful Holiday season!
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!
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!