S Family Session| North Raleigh Photographer

Have I mentioned before how much I love doing what I do?  I mean seriously?  I get to photograph families in gorgeous locations and have a blast, running around and capturing children in unpredictable candid moments.  Moments that will last forever and replay for my clients.  

We had an absolutely gorgeous session in North Raleigh for the S Family and I think that the location was perfect for this family!  The boys had plenty of areas to play and of course run around :)   In addition to capturing some great pictures of the boys,  we also did a pregnancy announcement and I am beyond excited for them!!  

I loved everything about this gallery and truly enjoyed getting to know this special family and am so excited for them as they continue to grow their family!  Thank you for letting me be a part of this very special time for your family.   

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Welcome to the World Sydney | Raleigh Maternity Fresh 48 and Newborn Photographer

It is truly such a joy and blessing when I get to see families grow over the years and even months!  I have had the honor to know Renee before she met Timothy, through their engagement, and now their biggest milestone of becoming parents.  I was so excited when Renee reached out to me about documenting their journey with their first child including a maternity, Fresh 48, and of course newborn session.  

The maternity session was done at JC Raulston Arboretum.  Not only at the time of year that we went was it absolutely gorgeous but there is also a very special meaning to the location for Renee and Timothy.  When they were married, their first look and family pictures were all done at the Raleigh based Arboretum, so with such special meaning it only made sense to do this next important milestone there.  

Miss Sydney made a slightly early entrance but regardless was greeted with an enormous amount of love and support.  Thank you Renee and Timothy for letting me be a part of her life and I am so excited to continue to watch her grow <3  So without further delay, enjoy a compilation from Sydney's first three photos sessions in her early life, but I guarantee not the only three to come! 

Enjoy! 

 Renee looked absolutely stunning during her session- when I think of glowing mom, this is it!&nbsp;

Renee looked absolutely stunning during her session- when I think of glowing mom, this is it! 

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 She's here!&nbsp;

She's here! 

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 Super proud and happy grandmother!

Super proud and happy grandmother!

 The new family of 3 &lt;3

The new family of 3 <3

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Yates Mill Maternity Session | Raleigh Maternity Photographer

I was so very excited when Ashleigh and Matt first reached out to me about their upcoming needs for their baby girl that was on the way.  I had the chance to meet Matt back in May with Miss Abbie (their absolutely adorable boxer) at the Carolina Boxer Rescue photo shoot that I did in the Raleigh area.  

We did their maternity session at Yates Mill Park in Raleigh.  It is such a beautiful location and worked out just perfectly.....well after the rain finally stopped.  We had originally scheduled the session for the Friday that the rain first started, which at that point I am not sure if anybody knew just how long the rain was going to last.  We rescheduled for the next week, only to find out that we were still under so much rain.  Ashleigh and Matt were such great sports about it and we had a date for the following week and alas, finally Raleigh had some sun!  After seeing the weather on the day of our session it was definitely worth the wait!  The light was great and the temperature perfect and the soon-to-be parents were truly beaming.  

Ashleigh and Matt were great sports and never complained for any position or idea that I may have thrown after them...and even when I would say just one more...oh wait no really just one more...ok one more :)  They were both so awesome.  I had such a great time and am so excited to meet their new addition in a matter of weeks.  Congrats to you both!  

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 I just LOVE this picture. &nbsp;

I just LOVE this picture.  

 How cute are these shoes? &nbsp;I love them!&nbsp;

How cute are these shoes?  I love them! 

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 I had to throw these in because I love the honest laughter. &nbsp;I can honestly say that I have no idea what was said but I love how it captured. &nbsp;Nothing is better than true happiness and laughs. &nbsp;

I had to throw these in because I love the honest laughter.  I can honestly say that I have no idea what was said but I love how it captured.  Nothing is better than true happiness and laughs.  


Holly Springs Maternity Session

This past weekend I had the honor of getting to capture such a special time for an even more special couple.  Barbara and Brian are expecting their first bundle in December and I can't wait to meet her!!  They picked Bass Lake in Holly Springs for their shoot and while it was my first time at this location- I loved it and can't wait to do more sessions there!  It was truly such a beautiful setting and Barbara was glowing and nailed every shot and Brian was already wearing beaming smiles! 

There are so many great shots so here are a couple of my personal favorites!  Barbara and Brian, thank you again so much for letting me capture this time in your life and I look forward to meeting your little princess soon! 

  This one really got me- it is truly a moment between mom and child and in this case mom and daughter. &nbsp;I just love it!

This one really got me- it is truly a moment between mom and child and in this case mom and daughter.  I just love it!

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 &lt;3

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 I just love the expressions on their faces- pure and true happiness!&nbsp;

I just love the expressions on their faces- pure and true happiness! 

 Just glowing!!

Just glowing!!

 Beautiful family of 3!&nbsp;

Beautiful family of 3! 

 Mom &lt;3 Dad

Mom <3 Dad