I'm definitely missing these beautiful fall colors on rainy winter days like we've been having lately! This family was so incredibly sweet and I had so much fun working with them. The kids even acted like they loved each other (Ha! But really, they were adorable). Lilly even decided she wanted to practice being a photographer at the end of our session!
I love fall family portraits so much! And the M. Family made their session so easy! Little Emily was quite adorable and even though she wasn't sure what to think at first, she eventually warmed up and gave me some sweet smiles. Oh, and I totally wanted her outfit for myself!
I'm so glad I met this awesome family a couple of months ago! They moved here over the summer and wanted new family portraits with their growing kiddos, who were super adorable and so easy (they're at the sweet spot between the silly toddlers who don't like to stay still and the teenagers who sometimes aren't as excited as parents for family sessions!). The leaves were just starting to change at the park and the weather was absolutely perfect! Here are some of my favorites:
Back in October, I met and photographed this family, new to the area from Ohio. They were so incredibly sweet and their daughters were precious! The little girls were so carefree, happy, and just so much fun as they played on the beach at Fort Fisher.
Last week, I got an email from Becca letting me know that her three year old, Jorja, was very recently diagnosed with leukemia. As I read her email, I was rocking my seven month old daughter to sleep. My heart broke for this family and I was reminded that this could happen to any of us. A mother's worst nightmare. Jorja has already began treatments and will spend much of the near future traveling to and from the hospital.
Next month, I'll be shooting Valentine's Day mini sessions for kids and the initial session fees will be donated to this brave family. Please keep little Jorja in your thoughts and prayers this holiday season and beyond.
Click here for her YouCaring fundraising site.
I've been photographing this sweet family for years. I met Alissa about four years ago in our church small group. The next year, her family went through a very difficult time when her twins were born extremely early and unfortunately, baby Asher left this earth way too soon (the elephant seen in these images was Asher's). Capri spent months in the NICU, but she is now a healthy, gorgeous, and happy little girl! I remember watching for updates on Facebook when she was a tiny baby and the transformation from preemie to toddler has been incredible! I feel so privileged to be able to document this beautiful family year after year!
Here's Capri at one, two, and now three years old! She's grown up so much!