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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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Happy Birthday Evan! | Wilmington NC Family Photography

Happy Birthday to my sweet little nephew! It feels like just yesterday that I photographed his newborn sessions on Thanksgiving. He was born 3 days before Thanksgiving. Today he is 3 years old. There is something special about your brother and sister’s kids. It’s not quite like the love of having your own little bundle of joy. That love is a love …

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You are beautiful. Yes, you! | Print Shop

“You are beautiful. Yes, you!” Sorry to interrupt your scrolling. But I wanted to take a minute to tell you, “You are beautiful. Yes, you!” Shake those voice out of your head, the ones they say your not skinny enough or pretty enough or your hair or eyes aren’t the right color. Because there is no right or wrong… there …

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Halloween Spooktacular – Ducky | Wilmington NC Family Photographer

My Halloween Spooktacular was so much fun and what a great success! This year, Halloween Spooktacular was a two part event. First was Halloween Mini Sessions at Greenfield Lake in Wilmington NC. The second event was a Halloween Party to premiere the images from the Halloween mini sessions! Halloween Spooktacular is by invite only. Those who came to Halloween Spooktacular …

lesleyHalloween Spooktacular – Ducky | Wilmington NC Family Photographer

Halloween Spooktacular – Strawberry | Wilmington NC Family Photographer

I am a bit behind on posting photos from my Halloween Spooktacular but I just LOVE seeing all the kiddos in their Halloween costumes, so I just had to share! My Halloween Spooktacular was a two part event! First was Halloween Mini Sessions at Greenfield Lake in Wilmington NC. The second event was a Halloween Party to premiere the images …

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Meet Me Under the Mistletoe | Wilmington NC Family Photographer

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!! We will have not one, but TWO Christmas Mini Session Events this year! The first Christmas Mini Session will be held on November 19th from 9am-2:30pm at Greenfield Lake. The second Christmas Mini Session will be held on December 3rd.  This will be held at the Children’s Learning Center on Darlington Avenue …

Brianna DiggsMeet Me Under the Mistletoe | Wilmington NC Family Photographer
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Halloween Spooktacular | Wilmington NC Family Photographer

Oh my gosh! What a blast I had putting on a Halloween Spooktacular this year! My Halloween Spooktacular consisted of two Parts: Part one – Halloween Mini Session & Part 2 – A Halloween Party to premiere the Halloween Mini Sessions. I had so much fun doing this I am definitely going to do it next year! I absolutely LOVED …

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The Grace Family Session

Meet the beautiful Grace family. I photographed them this summer. They vacationed in Kure Beach. Their beautiful daughters were a delight to photograph. And so amazingly easy too! They were two of the most well behaved kids I’ve ever met! Haven was one and  Jazlyn was three at the time, she just celebrated her fourth birthday. When Cassandra called me, she told …

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Olivia’s 3 year old portraits | Wilmington NC Family Photographer

Words can not even explain how I am feeling right now. My baby girl, who is not so baby anymore, started her first day of preschool today. As I walked her to her classroom, I was trying to hold back the tears. And as I ushered her through the door, my mind flashed through all the memories we had this summer. Wow! …

lesleyOlivia’s 3 year old portraits | Wilmington NC Family Photographer