Saturday, November 22, 2014

Lake Norman Maternity Portraits - Baby Belly Photographer

Today's Maternity Photo shoot was pure perfection!  It was my first time meeting Mandy and Antione and they were just the sweetest mommy and daddy to be.  BOTH of them were glowing! It was so wonderful to see the excitement, anticipation and love so clearly written on both of their faces.  Their baby boy is due to arrive in January and I absolutely can not wait to meet him!!  Congratulations Mandy and Antione! Your biggest life adventure is about to begin very soon!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Lake Norman Family Portraits - Kinchen Martial Arts Family

I posted the sneak peek from this amazing
family session earlier this week but as I am finishing up the final images to present to the family I completed this image and had to drop everything to share.  It completely grabbed my heart!  Love this woman and this baby boy so much!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Children's Photographers in Huntersville - Lake Norman Sister Shoot

Hooray!  It was so much warmer today than yesterday! Much more comfortable for a fall photo shoot!  Chloe (11) and Crystal (9) were excellent models and such sweethearts.  I really enjoyed meeting them and their mommy too.  Thanks so much ladies!  Hope to see you again very soon!  :)


Sunday, November 16, 2014

What to wear fror your winter/cold weather photoshoot

My biggest challenge this past weekend with my photo shoots was very cold little ones. Some of my littles came with the most adorable outfits but when it came time to remove their jackets all they could focus on was how uncomfortable and cold they were. We were able to get through with distractions and silliness  and of course all sorts of promises. (bribes are perfectly acceptable on picture day I.M.O)  Lol but, I cannot help but think how much more amazing our images could have been if our little models had been a bit more comfortable. 

If any of my wonderful families are reading this PLEASE know I am by no means judging!  I have done the exact same thing with my own daughters and had the same results.  Two kiddos who were not in the mood for a photo shoot and not very thrilled with their mommy.

Luckily though when it comes to winter photo shoots we do not have to choose between fashion and function! There are so many adorable winter options available for both children and adults. Here in North Carolina the weather can be quite unpredictable. Warm and sunny one day and downright frosty the next. 
The secret to planning the perfect photo shoot outfit is layers. Add a pair of leggings under that cute dress. If the dress has short sleeves be sure to use a coordinating long sleeve shirt underneath and / or a warm sweater or dressy jacket. Another adorably fun idea are capes! Think warm fur lined hoods and a truly glamorous look. So cute!  Knitted or crocheted hats and gloves and scarves come in so many different varieties and styles. You can easily find a set to perfectly coordinate with your or your little one's outfit. 

For footwear, consider warm boots instead of shoes perhaps even with warm woolly socks underneath. Warm toes equal a happy child. When coordinating your layers, be sure that the layers underneath look cute as well in the event that the weather is warmer than predicted. 

I have spent the morning compiling some really fun warm winter inspiration on one of my Pinterest boards. Please take a look. I hope you will be as inspired as I was well going through these adorable clothing options, and don't forget to have fun with it!!!

Mooresville Children's Photographer - Fun Natural Photo Sessions

It was so great to see these three wild monkeys today!  The littlest of my three pretty models was not in the mood for pics but with a few er... creative dance moves from mama she could not help but crack a smile.  No more stress Michelle we made it through another shoot alive and have some great shots to prove it!  LOL Love you, and love these sweet baby girls!  :)

Davidson NC Photographers - Lake Norman Children's Portraits

Today was my 2nd photo shoot with sweet Cole.  He has grown so much in just one year!  Cole's mommy wanted some portraits of Cole with his two beautiful cousins Shelby and Sarah.  It was so great to meet them both and to see my little buddy again!  What a great session!  Hope to see you all very soon!  Thanks so much for choosing me to capture these sweet moments!  :)

Charlotte Family Photographer - Children and Family Portraits

Earlier this month one day of the mini sessions had to be postponed due to rain. Mother nature let us have a dry day but not a warm one. Despite the cold all my little ones were such troopers and with a little coaxing let me create some family memories. 1st up today was the K family. It was our 1st session together. 1st of many I hope! I had so much with the four of them and can not wait to get to see them again! :)