Senior portraits, Wrightsville Beach nc, senior model program

Sophia’s Bathing Suit Session | Senior Model Program

Senior Model Program As a senior photographer, I’ve made it my personal mission to help young women achieve body positivity. One study has shown that 94% of young girls have been body shamed by the time they get to high school. WOW! That is horrible. Body shaming by anyone, including a parent who is only trying to help, can have …

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Body Positivity, family photographer, self love

Have you ever felt like a fraud? | Body Positivity

Have you ever felt like a fraud? I know I am currently feeling it. As a family photographer who promotes body positivity, I haven’t always loved my body. For a long time I did, love my body that is. As a kid growing up I never understood why women looked at images of themselves and picked apart every little thing …

lesleyHave you ever felt like a fraud? | Body Positivity

Lauren’s Mommy and Me Session at Long Leaf Park

Mommy and Me Session Lauren’s Mommy and Me Session this year was at Long Lead Park, previously known as Hugh Macrea Park. The location was absolutely gorgeous for a photo session. We started with a picnic and then walked through the paths and bridges and to the pond to take pictures. Even though it was hot and humid, Lauren’s daughters, …

Belle FrankLauren’s Mommy and Me Session at Long Leaf Park
Germany, Debt Free Living, important in life, family

$100. Dollars Changed Our Lives | Debt Free Living

100 Dollars! It happened like that, in the blink of an eye, I was in the hospital after Amelia was born with post-partum pre-eclampsia. And that was it, that was our life event that changed the way we spent money.  John and I always thought we were good with money. We had a budget, we paid all our bills on …

lesley$100. Dollars Changed Our Lives | Debt Free Living
Family portraits, Wilmington NC, Family photographer, Long Leaf Park

Foster Family Session

The Foster’s Family Session One hot and humid evening, (gotta love a North Carolina summer 🙂 ) I met Heather and Jason, along with sweet little Cameron at Hugh Macrea Park, now Long Leaf Park. 🙂 Heather and I chatted back in February about her family session but Cameron got sick and then COVID, kept pushing her family session back. …

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Carolina Beach Portraits, family photos

The Knoblauch Family Session

Carolina Beach NC Family Session Due to Covid, I have only been able to meet with clients over the phone to book sessions. Kari and Jason  wanted their family portraits at the beach. So we scheduled their session at Carolina Beach the first weekend that the beach reopened to the public. Last month, Kari and Jason moved their family from …

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Senior Photographer, Wrightsville Beach Photographer, Wilmington NC Senior Photography

Noelle’s Bathing Suit Session | Senior Model Program

Senior Model Program Teenagers have more pressure than ever to be perfect or Instagram ready. Positive body image starts at a young age, some research suggests as little as age 5 both girls and boys can have body image issues. 🙁  Society, media, ads and even other women, convince women they are not enough. Thats why I have created the …

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Addie’s Bathing Suit Session | Senior Model Program

Senior Model Program My photography business practice has a stand for something I care deeply about – women seeing their real beauty. I’m not talking about the stick figure, make up covered, photoshopped models you see in every ad on this earth. I am talking about so called “flaws”. At a young age, women are trained to see their “flaws”. For …

lesleyAddie’s Bathing Suit Session | Senior Model Program
Wilmington NC senior portraits, high school senior, senior photographer

Kenzie’s Senior Portrait Session

Kenzie went through so much to get to the end of her senior year, so her sister, Carly, wanted to commemorate her incredible accomplishment with a gorgeous photo shoot. I offered to give her a complimentary senior portrait session. Throughout her whole life, Kenzie has had issues with her kidneys. The first half of Kenzie’s senior year was spent on …

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family photography, kids bucket list, keeping kids entertained

Kids Bucket List for Summer 2020

This post contains amazon affiliate links and I will be financially compensated if you make a purchase after clicking my links.   KIDS BUCKET LIST FOR THE SUMMER Well, virtual school is out and now I have to keep my kids entertained for ANOTHER 3 months. *insert half laughing, half crying here* We’ve spent the last 3 months home because …

lesleyKids Bucket List for Summer 2020