A letter to moms | Mommy and Me Sessions

A letter to you… Dear Moms,      Yes, you! As a mother myself, I know we live in the everyday. The bandaids and soccer practice, homework and dinner. We see our children at their best, rocking that spelling bee. And their absolute worst, total epic meltdown in the middle of the grocery store. We have days when we feel …

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True Beauty

True Beauty  If you know me, you know, I truly believe in all women loving their bodies. Body image is not easy. Somedays it can cripple us, other days we can wear out highest of high heels and strut our confidence. I often post words of encouragement towards loving your body and your fellow lady on social media. In my …

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Mommy and Me Session – Marlena and Jameson | Wilmington NC Family Photographer

Marlena’s Mommy and Me Session I am seriously in love with the images from this sweet little mommy and me session. <3 Marlena and Jameson is a photographer’s dream. We photographed their sweet little mommy and me session in downtown Wilmington. It was the perfect setting for this fun little duo. Jameson has such a sweet, yet spunky personality that …

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Maternity Mommy and Me Session with Abby | Wilmington NC Family Photography

Abby’s Maternity Mommy and Me Session Oh my gosh! I am so honored that I was the one who captured these sweet moments. You see, Abby and I are both pregnant with our second child. Our due dates are only 2 weeks a part. So when Abby joined my mommy program, I was ecstatic!! To join the mommy program when …

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Jessica’s Mommy and Me Session | Wilmington NC Family Portraits

Jessica’s Mommy and Me Session Ohh! This sweet little session! Swoon! I absolutely LOVE Jessica’s Mommy and Me Session! We photographed her session on a pretty hot day in May. However, we started mid morning so it wasn’t too bad yet. The light was coming perfectly through the trees at Greenfield Lake. Jessica’s sweet kiddos did a great job during …

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Morgan’s Mommy and Me Session | Wilmington NC Family Photographer

Morgan’s Mommy and Me Session Morgan’s fun, little mommy and me session is one that I’ve been waiting to post! I absolutely LOVE these images. We photographed her mommy and me session at Greenfield Lake’s Floral Garden. The coves of trees and the fountain was the perfect location for Morgan to enjoy playing with her daughter, Hailey. They walked around …

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Lauren’s Mommy and Me Session | Wilmington NC Family Photography

Lauren’s Mommy and Me Session Lauren’s beautiful Mommy and Me Session was at Greenfield Lake in Wilmington NC. It was a bit hot that day but Lauren and her girls barely noticed. We walked along the paths at Greenfield Lake and Lauren enjoyed spending time with her kiddos. She hugged and kissed them, laughed with them and even twirled them. (One …

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Quinn’s Mommy and Me Session | Wilmington NC Family Photography

Quinn’s Mommy and Me Session First of all, I am so excited to share this beautiful session of Quinn and her stunning kids. I photographed them at the Temple Garden in Landfall in Wilmington NC. It was the perfect location for her mommy and me session. The grassy field was great for Quinn to chase her kiddos around, twirl them …

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Real Beauty | Family Photography

What is real beauty? My family photography practice has a stand for something that I deeply care about – real beauty. You are used to the stick figure model. Real beauty is not getting dolled up in gobs of makeup and ridiculous hair. I have struggled with, the women in my life, constantly criticizing the way they look and I know first …

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Me and My Daughter | Wilmington NC Family Photographer

As a family photographer, I make an effort to have photos of myself and my daughter.  I am so unbelievably thrilled with this image of me and Olivia. As a Wilmington NC family photographer, I am always behind the camera. It seems as though the times I pass the camera to someone else, Olivia is uncooperative. Most of the images of the two …

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