We love large families ~Ballantyne Area family photography


I was so happy to see Kiran and her beautiful family this year.  They are just all so nice and her kids have the BEST manners!  AND they are seasoned pro’s at taking pictures!  It was so stinking cute how all the big sisters where like little mama’s to their baby brother!  They each wanted their photo taken with him – I thought that was just so sweet!  Sigh – his future wife will have a lot to live up to!



Caligirl steals the show ~Family photos with a cute dog!


I’m telling you this has been the year of the dog for us this fall!  So many wonderful families have chosen to include their dogs (or dogs) in their family photos and we just LOVE IT!  Yes, you heard me right….we love having your dog in the photos too!  Seriously – how cute is this little baby named caligirl!!!!  Oh and the family is really cute too 🙂


Fall Family Mini Photography Sessions with Carrie Scruggs Photography

If you follow me on facebook (hint hint) you might have seen that I was tossing around the idea of offering 5 spots for mini sessions this fall.  Well, I haven’t had a chance to post the special yet and already I’m down to just 3 spots remaining.


Email me for more information or if you would like to go ahead and book your date carrie@cesphotography.com



$1 summer movies in Charlotte ~Summer fun~

summer comics


Need some ideas to keep the kids busy during summer break?  Well if you are a new mom or new to Charlotte you may not know that a few of the movie theatres here offer $1 summer movies.

They are every Tuesday and Wednesday from June 17-August 13th!  Get there EARLY as the seats fill up fast!  I think they usually offer a l “kids meal” if you are looking for snacks (drink, fruit chews and popcorn)

Here is a schedule of the movies that will be shown at the Regal Stonecrest:

Week Dates Movies
Week 1 Tue June 17 Wed June 18 Hotel Transylvania
The Smurfs 2
Week 2 Tue June 24 & Wed June 25 Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2
The Pirates: Band of Misfits
Week 3 Tue July 1 & Wed July 2 Authur Christmas
Despicable Me 2
Week 4 Tue July 8 & Wed July 9 Lego
Free Birds
Week 5 Tue July 15 & Wed July 16 Adventures of Tintin
Rise of the Guardians
Week 6 Tue July 22 & Wed July 23 Kung Fu Panda 2
Madagascar 3
Week 7 Tue July 29 & Wed July 30 The Croods
Week 8 Tue August 5 & Wed August 6 Turbo
Walking With Dinosaurs
Week 9 Tue August 12 & Wed August 13 Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Rio 2

For more information: http://www.regmovies.com/Movies/Summer-Movie-Express

They are also doing the summer movie express at the Phillips Place Theatre.

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!

3months 6 months



Summer time family fun ~Charlotte area family photographer

Man oh man am I a bit behind in blogging! That’s what happens when you have such a fun and exciting summer! Here is a wonderful family portrait session that we did over the summer. Summer can be a great time to have your family pictures made! Look at this wonderful morning light!



Calling all the single ladies………………Ballantyne area head shots

It’s been so wonderful to work on some great head shots lately!  It really gives me a chance to experiment with new and different locations and lighting and well…and have some nice chats with adults for once!  Here’s a sample of some head shot work I did recently for match.com.  If you are out there looking for love…well what better than to get some great pictures to represent yourself on match.com or any other dating site!  Call or email me for details! (and if you want to meet this handsome guy…look him up on Match.com!)



Happy Summer ~Charlotte Children’s photographer~

It’s almost over….summer break. Part of me is sooooooooooo happy to get back into the routine of things and part of me is sad! We had a very busy and very fun summer and I hope you all did too! Of course the sun didn’t come out on the day that the ice cream truck comes around AND I have my camera in hand…of course right?!? but hey…at least I got to capture a little piece of summer fun with my littles 🙂