When things don’t go perfectly a.k.a. toddler photo sessions

Keepin’ it real with this post! ¬†This was my little Elle at her photo shoot a few weeks back… In all her grumpy glory! Her way of saying: Welcome to the 2s Mom ūüėú¬† No smiles, all pout… she even stuck her tongue out at me (what?!! ¬†She’s never done that before!!) She also¬†tried to hop the fence and run away. ¬†That’s how much she hates pics! ¬†Yep, there I said it. ¬†My kiddo hates pic (much like grown men, haha).

Even though I would have a hard time handing these over to a client, FOR ME, the images¬†are imperfectly perfect and PRICELESS. ¬†In fact, it’s a perfect representation of her stage right now. ¬†So Moms out there… if you’re sweetie pie, isn’t so sweet during there session…¬†It’s okay! ¬†These shots make me smile so big… there’s always time for a reshoot another day!

Tanner & Whitney | Heber City Engagement Session

Because travel sessions will always entice me, last month’s travels included Pheonix, Utah & Las Vegas (lots more on all of that fun very soon!!)  One of my favorite stops along the way, was my engagement session with Tanner and Whitney in Heber City, UT.  We were literally running from spot to spot trying to catch the sun and any cool location that caught our eye!  We had a blast… and I’m just in love with the shots we got!  Can’t wait to feature their beautiful wedding day (which happened last weekend) very soon.  Until then, enjoy a few of my faves from the e-session.  XOXO

Live Bunny Spring Mini Sessions | Charlotte Children’s Photography

This week I got an email from the mall advertising “Easter Bunny” photo sessions. ¬†With a big guy, in a fuzzy fake bunny suit. ¬†SCARY!! ¬†(And maybe a little cheesy ;))

Not sure about you, but my girls just aren’t going for¬†that,¬†haha!¬†¬†Also this week,¬†my son Braden started¬†begging to get a bunny. ¬†Hmmmm… I got to thinking how fun it might be to shoot spring/easter sessions with cute, REAL live bunnies. ¬†Beautifully sweet photos and Braden gets to play with bunnies… it’s a win win!!

SO…. I am so excited to announce my spring mini session concept at a price I have NEVER before offered! ¬†If you’ve ever wanted to get in on a Hart to Hart session… this would be the time!! ¬†I will be shooting live bunny mini session for 2 days: Tuesday, March 15th and Wednesday, March 16th, with 5 time slots each day. ¬†THESE WILL SELL OUT FAST! ¬†It is¬†a 20 minute session for $100 and you will receive 5 high resolution digital images (of your choosing). ¬†$100!!! ¬†That’s it! ¬†You will have your choice of shooting in the studio, or outdoor in our¬†field–pricing is valid for up to two participants! ¬†Of course if your little one is scared, or too young to incorporate bunnies, you can opt for a¬†simple spring theme instead.

In the meantime, I’m sharing a few of my favorite¬†shots from the first round of sessions this past week. ¬†We had¬†a blast… already looking forward to the next round of these adorable little shoots. ¬†XOXO and Happy Easter before you know it!!

 

 

Happy Valentines Day | Charlotte Children’s Photography

Valentine Minis are among¬†my¬†favorite concept¬†sessions to shoot. ¬†(Insert heart eyes here!!) There’s just something about pink and hearts and love¬†in front of the camera!! ¬†So when Amanda approached me with a few¬†of her fun ideas for her cutie pies, I knew we had ourselves¬†a mini session match made it heaven, haha!

We definitely got our workout in getting all the shots, but it was a blast and her kids are ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS and so fun to shoot.  Enjoy a sneak peek of my favorites and have yourself a fabulous Valentines Day Weekend. XOXO

Hadley’s Newborn Session | Charlotte Area Newborn Photography

This was such a special session to be a part of and I’m so very happy to share images from baby Hadley’s newborn session today!

I first met Hadley’s sweet Mommy when my 13 year-old cousin Tristan was living us a few years ago. ¬†She was his middle school math teacher and he adored her… once I met her I adored too! ¬†She was sort of my saving grace that year as we took in a teenage boy and navigated the waters of all that that entailed. ¬†I was pregnant and busy and it was just nice to know someone at his school cared!

Over¬†the years we’ve bonded over photography & interior¬†design (Sally’s a fabulous photographer in her own right,¬†plus she gifted me the most incredible vintage gold bamboo mirror -I forever love her, haha!!)¬†So, I was so thrilled when she¬†asked me to photograph Hadley’s newborn session. ¬†It was not an easy road getting Miss Hadley here, which made this all the more exciting and sweet. ¬†Sally… you are the best!!¬† Thank you for allowing me to capture this very special moment in your lives. ¬†Enjoy a few of my faves. ¬†XOXO