My most favorite place to photograph a family is at home and I had the best afternoon a few weeks ago with these four at their new one. Where else can you play hopscotch, collect leaves and look for dead cicadas? I loved my time with these guys.
I first met and photographed these folks last year at Topsail Beach when their little boy Davis was born. He's now a year old and full of personality and curiosity. I met them in Raleigh a few weeks ago and had the best afternoon reconnecting.
I met Katie, Kyle and their newly minted one-year-old Evie a couple weeks ago in Raleigh at Katie's childhood home. The light in Katie's old bedroom was perfection so that's where we started. We then ventured down the street towards Shelley Lake in search of more good light. It was a morning well spent...
I love this little family so much. Ryce and Matt welcomed baby John Matthew to the world and celebrated their first wedding anniversary just weeks apart. Talk about a beautiful year! It was such an honor and joy to document a slice of their sweet new chapter.
There's just something extra brilliant about these people. Their home is so warm and so functional and so inviting that I itched to photograph and remember every corner. Jordan radiates a beautiful calm energy that her boys respond to and her husband Rocky is equally hands-on present. They live a rich life in downtown Greenville and being invited in to document their summer evening made my heart sing.
I don't understand where the years go but this family of four (at the time, three) was the first family I ever photographed back in 2011. I started my blog a few days later. Liza was just weeks old when I lured them out to Fletcher Park in Raleigh in the middle of the day for overexposed, mediocre photos of their tiny new precious baby. I was hooked. Thank you Kelley and John for trusting and humoring me way back when - and for continuing to be dear friends and clients. I love you guys!
I met and photographed this beautiful family of four generations a few weeks ago in Greenville. I may have the best job ever.
I explored a local park up and down with this foursome several nights ago. We looked for snakes, dug in the dirt and found a baby turtle begging to be held. Boys are the best.
I met this gorgeous family of three a couple weeks ago in Atlantic Beach for some late-in-the-day picture takin'. I've known and adored mama Dolly for a long time so it was extra sweet getting to photograph her with her two boys - Jason and little Battle.
This family I adore. I photographed little Cam (short for Camille) when she was just a few weeks old. To see her again in all her toothy goodness was such a treat. She is crazy about her mom and dad and they about her. All as it should be.
I photographed (and swapped stories with) Mary Elizabeth, Alex and their new little love James a few weeks ago in their beautiful light-filled Raleigh home. Their first child, Duncan, kept a close eye on us and the proud new grands joined for a few photos as well. I loved my afternoon with them!
Jessie, Brack and big sis Mackenzie welcomed baby Brinlee to their family last month. She's just precious and has made herself right at home!
I had the pleasure of photographing Merrill, Travis and nine-month-old Brinson a couple weeks ago in Greenville. I photographed baby Brinson when she was first born so it was great fun to see her again and ohh and ahh over how much she's grown in just a matter of months.
Crystal, TJ, Sophia, Samuel and baby Suzy welcomed me into their Winterville home one recent cold morning and showed me the ropes. The kids did what kids do and I loved being there to capture it.
I love when the stars align as they did for my recent afternoon with Michelle, Mike, Nolan and Brynlee. We met at Joyner Park in Wake Forest where the family has spent loads of time playing and exploring over the years. The weather was gorgeous and the kids were wildly adorable. I loved my time with them.
My third time photographing these three was just the best. We met at Pullen Park in Raleigh and little Margo - so full of spunk! - had a ball taking in the sights and sounds. She turned one in December and I have absolutely loved watching her grow and change over the past year.
This family is tops! My afternoon with them involved dog love at their home, mother-daughter clogging downtown and warm snuggles in the woods. It was a good day.
Every once in a while I just fall completely in love with a set of photographs and this is one of those sets. Lisa, Rob, Trey and Grace met me at a park in Greenville just before Christmas and I am seriously digging the images we made together.
I met and photographed this sweet family in Raleigh a few weeks ago on an unseasonably warm morning. No complaints here! We played in their backyard which seemed to suit little Campbell and Liza Claire just fine.
The Moredecai House in Raleigh was the perfect setting for my pre-Thanksgiving shoot with Sara, Daniel, Reeves and Tyler. We explored the grounds and touched everything from the muscadine grapes to the pilgrim houses (as Reeves dubbed them). This was my second time photographing this beautiful family and I do love these images!