CHARLOTTE FRESH 48 Photographer | Ava, 1 Day New

I've worked with Syan since the beginning of my photography career.  I captured her wedding, gender reveal, maternity and now her Fresh 48 with Ava's newborn session scheduled for next week.  I was so excited to capture Ava's first days.  When I came into the hospital room she was skin to skin with Syan.  Just as content as could be.  Once she was finished feeding I began to photograph her.   Photographing her just as she was and all of her little details.  

It was so precious to see her big brother interact with her.  He was so gentle and careful with her.  He already has so much love for her. Such a wonderful connection between them.

If you are pregnant and looking for a newborn or maternity photographer, I would love to work with you to create images that you will love for a lifetime.  Book your Fresh 48 today!

Equine Maternity Session

Syan loves horses (all animals really).  She fell in love with Bachelor at first site.  I found it fitting to do her maternity session on the farm with the open fields and rustic feel.  Her glamorous gown and the rustic feel of the farm worked.  It complimented her very well.   I loved the connection Syan and her family had with Bachelor.  It was beautiful.  It's funny how animals can sense precious cargo.  I truly enjoyed this session with her and her family.  Maternity sessions have a special vibe that I love. 

Contact me today so we can discuss how to make your maternity session special and unique for you!  

Dirty Thirty

ISSA CAKE SMASH

Who said a cake smash is just for one year olds?!   Tywanda Hansen and Erica Quinteros, best friends for 17 years celebrated their 30th birthday together this month.  Can we say "best friend goals"??!!  

Unicorns and sparkling cider!  

Turning 30 is a milestone that many fear.  Tywanda and Erica truly embraced it and had fun with this shoot!  I mean ... who doesn't love unicorns and cake?  

They absolutely loved their cake from Cheeky Cakes here in Charlotte, NC.  Not only did it look good... it taste soo good!

Ended the shoot with family!  Nothing like celebrating your special day with close friends and family.  Dirty Thirty shoot was a success!  

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Stay Magical

Meet Breonna Blakeney

She's a force to be reckoned with! I had the pleasure of shooting her 18th birthday photo session. She's absolutely beautiful inside and out. Such a humble and goal oriented young lady.

18 year old Breonna is a sophomore at South Carolina State University. Yes, you read that right a sophomore in college. At the age of 15, Breonna was set on her goals and knew exactly what she wanted to do as a career. Breonna and her family took the necessary steps to complete high school early. With hard work and determination she was able to complete 11th and 12th grade in one year! All of this to start her college education to become a pediatrician.

Breonna's excellence landed her the HOPE scholarship with South Carolina State University. This opportunity is only awarded to those with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. She says her nephews inspire her. She aims to be a role model for them but little does she know she is inspiring us all!

We wish you nothing but the best Breonna Blakeney! Stay Magical!!!

Family Photo Session: What to Wear

More than any other question, I am always asked by clients what they should wear to their family session. Coordinating your outfits can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be! I know for many people this can be a challenge so I wanted to offer a few tips in choosing your outfits.

1) PLAN IN ADVANCE

The more time you allow yourself to decide what you would like everyone to wear, the more calm you will feel. Waiting until two nights before your shoot is bound to make you feel panicked. Just give yourself time. 

2) TIMELESS

Fashions and styles come and go. You want your family photos to be timeless, so it is best to aim for more of a classic look, not one that instantly dates you. Your goal is to have this year’s photographs blend right in.

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3) KEEP YOUR LOCATION IN MIND

Are you going to be on the beach? Surrounded by beautiful foliage? Sometimes you can choose what you are wearing to accent the location. During the fall when the leaves are changing you want more colors like navy blue, burgundy, burnt orange and yellow.  If you are taking photos on the beach you'll want more of a softer palette.  With the photo below my family chose creams and browns to not get lost in the greenery of your background.  (Photo Credit: Javon Craig)

 

4) COORDINATE, DON’T MATCH.

Choose a color scheme – mix and match colors so that everyone flows and coordinates.

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5) START WITH ONE PIECE AND BUILD

When I don’t know what colors I want to choose for a photo shoot, I choose one piece and build around it.  

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Good luck and have fun!  Remember if you still have trouble ask your photographer.

First Photoshoot of 2017

Photography pretty much fell into my lap.  Needless to say it was a blessing.  I would consider myself a creative person and its funny how all the things I've done and all my skills have led me here.  

My very first official photoshoot took place 1 Jan 2017 with my sister and brother in law.  I am blessed to have such supportive people in my life.  I enjoyed this photoshoot so much and I am happy to have captured the love they share in photos.  

My wish for 2017 is to improve in all aspects of my career and to create as many memories as I can for myself and others.