Monday, December 29, 2014

Kinchen Martial Arts Belt Ceremony - Images by SnookySmiles Photography

Regular readers of this photography blog have certainly heard me rave about Kinchen Martial Arts studio, THE best Martial Arts Studio for both children AND adults in North Carolina.   The studio has become so popular that our belt ceremonies must now be conducted monthly rather than bi-monthly.  The most recent ceremony was extra special!  My good friend Heather achieved her Black Belt!  I am so extremely proud of this amazing woman as well as the rest of my extended family at the dojo.  It is truly an amazing place filled with absolutely remarkable people!  Congratulations Heather and everyone else who belted up this month!!!  Here are just a few images from the day.  There are tons more to come!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Special Portraits with Santa - Dilworth NC

This past Friday was so magical.  I picked the girls up early from school and headed down to the Dilworth area of Charlotte for a very special surprise.... a private meeting with Santa!  My 8 year old was not nearly as excited as I had hoped but Sweet Sammi more than made up for her sister's bad attitude with her response.  She was absolutely overjoyed and so thrilled with her special guest.  I am so grateful to Santa for taking time out of his day to meet with my girls.  Words can not express how much this meant to us!  Thank you Thank you!!!!!

A gift for Santa

Santa opening his gift.

Sammi loves Santa
A big hug for Santa

Good Bye Santa!  Thank you!!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Newborn Portrait Photographers - Baby's 1st Photo Shoot

I first met this sweet family not too long ago for their Maternity Portrait session.  We clicked right away and had such a fun time shooting in old Mooresville.   Yesterday I excitedly headed to their home to meet their brand new 9 day old baby girl.  Mom and grandma told me that she sleeps all the time so this should be easy...  Well, Miss Catherine must had heard us talking and decided to proove them wrong.  She didn't cry once but was as alert as can be for hours refusing to close her eyes. Luckily, her photographer is even more stubborn than she is.  Our patience paid off.  Once she was finally out she was completely out and was the most perfect little model.  "E" family thank you so much for choosing me to capture these memories for you.  I absolutely love working with your beautiful family and am really looking forward to our next time together!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Happy birthday Ellie - 8 Years Old!!!

In the Chaos that is the Holiday Season I did not get a chance yet to Blog Ellie's Birthday Post.  My Big girl just turned 8 last week and I could not be more proud of her.  She is the sweetest, kindest most compassionate little girl.   I love how she takes care of others and is so in tuned to how other children are feeling.  Happy Birthday my sweet girl!  We love you so very much!!!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Family Portrait Photographer Huntersville - Lake Norman Child Photographer

Eight years!  This Family and I have been together for 8 years now!  They are no longer just clients, they are very close friends.   We have had lots and lots of photo shoots over the years but this one takes the cake!  All the starts aligned for us...  It was cold but not too cold.  The lighting was great and most importantly my two little subjects were PERFECT!  Mom and I are still smiling!  Love you "R" Family!!!  xoxo