June: Limited Edition Lineage Session (Charlotte, NC Lifestyle Child and Family Photography

For the month of June we  have decided to offer (6) Limited Edition ‘Lineage Sessions’  to allow us the opportunity to photograph a ‘day-in-the ‘life’ of  a limited number of families to truly  document your family as you are.  –No props, no forced smiles, no matching out fits….only the ‘real version’ of your family and […]

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Studio Opening and Thoughts on Being Self-employed

So… the studio opening happened and it went off without a hitch and actually matched up to our (what some may say, way-too-high) expectations we had for the night. Yes–we ran around like crazy people both setting up for the opening as well as diligently covering a lovely weekday wedding at one of our fave Charlotte venues, The Morehead […]

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Mamarazzi Workshop Recap! (How to Take Rockin' Images of Your Kiddos)

Still in PJ’s with hair a disheveled mess ‘recovering’ from a whirlwind week of moving into our new studio space and preparing for our first Mamarazzi Workshop.  Its been a good week.  I mean, a really good week. (and oh man, its only Wednesday!! 😉 ) Our little studio is taking shape and the workshop went off with only […]

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Sarah & Michael: Engaged! A Thomas Street Tale… (Charlotte, NC Engagement Session)

We always say ‘we attract a certain type of couple’ to our studio and this could not be more evident than with Sarah & Michael.  Laid back, low-key and in search of honest images to document their relationship.   As with every couple, we wanted their engagement session to ‘mean something’ to them.  To not just be beautiful–but to tell their story.  And […]

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B. One! A Year in the Life of Zoe

A year ago, Kevin and Mandy were blessed to welcome their first child sweet Baby Zoe into the world.  And lucky me– I have been blessed to spend this past year documenting many parts of  their first year as a family. From excited parents-to-be putting the finishing touches on a nursery,to  a new home, first tut-tu’s and tears, four seasons and now..a first bday. […]

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B. The birthday girl!

Tea parties, princess crowns, feather baos…oh, to be 1!  As I get  ‘the wheels back on the wagon’ after a busy, busy holiday season I am beginning to catch up on blogging sessions.  These darling sisters (and their sweet parents too:-)  met me in a secret,  magical spot of woods where the light flows in in fabulous streaks and the greenery […]

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B. Family

As I began typing this post I spent a few moments trying to think of a ‘clever’ adjective to best descibe this session’s title.  There were so many…B. Loving?  B. Close?  B. Fun?  However, more than anything this session seems to best be represented by one word…’family.‘  (um, yes…I know its not an adjective. *wink*) […]

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FAQ-what is custom photography and why does it cost more $$?

So..let me go on the record and say custom lifestyle photography is NOT for everyone. (Though I certainly wish it were:-) Custom photography requires an excitement about capturing moments in your life vs. a snapshot, it typically requires a a bit more planning, more time on your (and your photographers) behalves. It is also a  higher investment than traditional portraiture. (Much like saving for an ‘investment’ piece of clothing or designer […]

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B. 'Tu-Tu' Cute

I love every session.  I really do.  Cliche’ as it may be–having the ability to document a certain day, week, moment in someone’s life really is an honor.  But somedays….something just ‘clicks’…a combination of circumstances, lighting, happiness or chaos…the moment is just ‘perfect.’  And this session, ladies and gentlemen was one of those. When I met the Kalgren family ‘littlest’ […]

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B. Excited! My gorgeous new ‘camera bag’

So I have searched and searched for a camera bag I will love.  One that is both gorgeous and functional to take on day sessions vs. the large hard cover rolling bag I have for weddings.   I had even ordered the coverted ‘Kelly Moore’ and (shhh..don’t tell anyone..) was not enamored and returend it.  (No offenses Kelly…’pleather’ in […]

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