Miss Mia

This little lady just melts me with these giant blue eyes, seriously I wanted to bring her home with me!!!  Not only is she absolutely adorable but such a good baby as well!  Ahh, I could seriously gush over her all day long, but I'll share a few images from her session so you can gush along with me :)


Ryder turns 1!!!!

This little red head is about to turn one, sweet Ryder was a blast at his session!!!  We met in the drizzling rain but didn't let it damper our session!!  This session seriously was a blast, so much so we spent a good part of it playing in a huge water puddle!!!  Love that Ryder's parents are so cool they let their little dude strip down and enjoy his time!!  Here's just a glimpse of the fun we had!! <3


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August mini session

I'm hosting a mini session date every month for the next few months, hoping to sneak in as many clients as I can that want minis this fall!!  Each month will have a different location and look.  I'm so excited about doing these mini's this year!!  Here's the flyer for Augusts, I'd love to get some of you in front of my camera on the 16th :)

Newborn Molli

This sweet little bundle had a lot of spunk in her!!  Molli wasn't feeling the whole sleep thing, and made us work for every single minute she closed her eyes.  We snuck in some posed shots and then busted out a beautiful lifestyle shoot with her.  This family is gorgeous and I love the colors they picked!!  We dealt with a lot of rained out sessions but it was all so worth it because they now have some beautiful newborn photos to treasure forever!!



Charlotte newborn photographer

Charlotte newborn photographer

Cornelius newborn photographer

MIllie turns one!!

I can't believe it's been a entire year since I took sweet Millie's pictures!!  Wow how she's grown, she's so big and so darn cute!  Millie is such a sweet little girl, listens to her momma and daddy like no other one year old I've ever seen...not fair!! ;)  We had a fun morning exploring Davidson, Millie got lots of Birthday wishes and even earned herself several puffs!! :)

Davidson NC famliy photographer

Davidson family photographer

Mayhorn Spring Family photos

One of my favorite families for sure, I've been lucky to have the pleasure of photographing this families for years, they are so fun!!  Missy has become a great friend of mine, and I can always count on her to dress her little ladies adorable!  They took advantage of my spring minis and were able to get Aubrey's 6 month pictures and Ashley's 2 year pictures done at once, excellent timing!!  I just adore these sweet girls, and can't wait to do some fall photos soon!! :)


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Newborn Layton

I had the pleasure of meeting this little cutie at her Grandma's beautiful home for her session.  Layton is such a adorable little lady, rocked her session but I think she was happy to see me go so she could continue her cuddle time with Grandma!  When I have a baby that isn't out the entire session I always joke that they're about to take the best nap as soon as I leave!  I got lucky and dad brought a tire from work for us to play with and little Layton fit in there just perfect!  I couldn't decide wether to share the color or the black and white so I decided to go with both :) 


Newborn Colbie

Mooresville NC newborn photographer, Cornelius NC newborn photographer, LKN newborn photographer

Meet sweet and super adorable Colbie!!  She wasn't feeling like sleeping too much at her session, so we had to meet at the lake for a quick family shoot, but I think it worked out better that way :)  Colbie's parents were so prepared for me to come and photograph their sweet little girl, her mama had some of the most adorable props waiting for me when I got there.  I of course have plenty of props to share, but it's kind of like Christmas morning when I show up at someone's house and I get to go through all the beautiful things they've picked out for their photo shoot.  So we had fun incorporating some new things with the things I brought for the session.  Here's a few pictures from Colbie's session, enjoy!!














Newborn Jack

Huntersville Newborn photography, Huntersville newborn lifestyle photography, Huntersville family photography


Little Jack was amazing during his session, so sweet and cuddly!!  This family of 5 is just awesome, so liad back and fun, I think I stayed a extra hour just chatting with them!!  Big sister was totally in love with her new baby brother, and big brother is ready for little Jack to start running to they can play!


I feel so blessed that I get to witness and capture the new love families have for their newest additions, this families love was BIG!! :)


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Newborn baby girl Abigail

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I love each and every newborn I get the pleasure to photograph I swear, it's hard not to they are all so sweet and perfect!!  Abigail was no exeption, she slept for a champ for a good part of our session but then wanted to show off and prove to me how strong and alert she was!  I love to photograph a nice sleepy baby of course, but I secretly love to see fiesty spirits in these little ones, reminds me so much of my oldest daughter.  I had the pleasure of photographing this little angel twice, lucky me!!  During our first session she was determined to be awake and crossed eyed, haha ;) 

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Cornelius NC newborn photographer, Cornelius NC family photographer


Cornelius NC Newborn photographer


Cornelius NC newborn photographer


Cornelius NC newborn photographer


Cornelius NC newborn photographer

Cyr Family

I was lucky enought to get this gorgeous family back in front of my camera last week, seriously they are stunning aren't they!?  I met this amazing family when sweet Kellan was born, and did his newborn photos.  This family has been through a TON these past 9 months, but like the picture of Michelle below shows, they are a strong family that is getting through every obstacle thrown at them with huge amounts of love.  These three kids are some of the easiest to photograph, so sweet and well behaved, kudos mom :)  Enjoy this peek into this sweet family, every picture I took was amazing of them, I couldn't stop editing!


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Cornelius NC family photographer, Cornelius NC child photographer

Cornelius NC family photographer, Cornelius NC child photographer



Fall mini's 2013

I had such a great time last year during my fall mini's I just had to do them again this year!!  Not only did I have some of my fabolous clients book minis but I also got to meet a ton of new people, and I just loved getting to know everyone!!  I'll also be running the same contest as I did last year, once I reach 50 shares and comments from the person that shared the image of my fall mini I'll be drawing a name at random to win a fall mini session for free!!  Yay, you can't beat free pictures of your adorable babies, so please share and book a session before I run out of time slots!!  Can't wait to see you all again this year, and hopefully see some new faces :)

Go to my FB page, if you haven't liked it what are you waiting for "like" it, share the picture posted, and leave me a comment and let me know that you've shared.  I will pick a winner as soon as we hit the 50 shares and comments. 


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Newborn Millie

Cornelius, NC newborn photographer, Cornelius, NC family photographer, outdoor newborn photography



I was so excited when I received the text from Holly that Millie was here, a healthy 8lbs 12 oz bundle of goodness!  What I love even more is when parents go ahead and text me a picture of their new  baby, right away I could see that Millie was a squishy, beautiful baby.  Millie was so good at her session, slept like a little angel the entire time, we decided she must love the outdoors :)  Holly is a stunning new mama, and is so easy going for Millie being her first little one, but I guess she's used to dealing with a classroom of Kindergardeners!  One of her students gave her the hungry catipillar outfit, it was so cute and I hope to see it on Holly's desk for her new class of little ones to enjoy looking at.  I'm really hoping one of those new students happen to be one of my own as well ;)  I've enjoyed my time with Millie and her parents so much, and I look forward to capturing Millie's 6 and 12 month milestones! 


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Cornelius, NC newborn photography


Cornelius, NC newborn photographer


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Cornelius, NC newborn photographer Charlotte, NC newborn photographer

Newborn Parker

Concord, NC Newborn photographer




Love all these newborns that have been in front of my camera lately, I'm a lucky girl!!  Meet Parker she makes number 4 for the Russell family, and she is well loved by her big brother and sisters.  I love big families not only because I have one myself but because it is so awesome to see the love between mulitple brothers and sisters.  I had lots of help with this session from Parker's siblings, and the girls picked out all her outfits for me to put on her :)  Even Grandpa made this awesome App State hat for her pictures.  The Russell family is so loving, sweet, laid back and very, very blessed!!  I had a great time with them during their session, enjoy a few pictures from Parker's session :)


Concord, NC newborn photographer


Concord, NC newborn photographer


Concord, NC newborn photography


Concord, NC newborn photographer


Concord, NC newborn photographer


Concord, NC newborn photographer


Concord, NC newborn photographer photography


Concord, NC newborn photography

Newborn Harper

Newborn photography Charlotte NC, Family photography Charlotte NC, Lifestyle photography


It was such a great pleasure to photograph this baby girl, after two big brothers her mama was so ready to get a little pink in her life!!  Her big brothers are completely adorable so I just new she was going to be a absolute gorgous baby, and of course she was :)  We had so much fun at Harper's session, the boys were ready to head to the park with Dad but did a good job sticking in there for some fun new family of 5 pictures!  It did manage to start raining everytime we went outside, and stop everytime we came in ;)  I almost feel like I'm back in MI with this crazy weather we're having here in NC.  Harper was amazing for her pictures, she nursed often and I absolutely wore her out, her mama said she took a nice long nap after I left.  Here are a few of the images from her session.


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Holly Maternity Session

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I had the pleasure of taking Holly's maternity pictures the other week, what made this session so special is that she was my son Harrison's Kindergarten teacher!  It was our first year here in NC, Harrison was starting Kindergarten a little late in the year at a new school, in a new state, boy was I a nervous mama for him.  Well we lucked out and got this amazing women for his teacher, she was so wonderful and Harrison fell in love with her and even invited her over for a sleep over for his Birthday party ;)  I of course was so excited when Holly contacted me for pictures of her first baby, and I'm so glad we were able to capture her pregnancy also.  Holly is a stunning pregnant women, and we had fun at our session even though we were both a little freaked out with the idea of ticks!  I can not wait to meet this baby girl and take her newborn photos, I'm positive she's going to be a gorgeous newborn!!


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Teagan newborn session

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I have been waiting for what seems like forever to take this baby's pictures!!  Her mama is one of the first people I knew when I moved to NC, and her first baby has been long awaited by a lot of people :)  Teagan is pretty perfect of course, and I just adore her strawberry blond hair.  We had a fun session, Courtney had beautiful blankets that had been made for her and for Teagan to use, it's always fun to incorporate items that mean something special to the family.  I enjoyed my time with Teagan, poop and pee and all ;) 


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Charlotte NC newborn photographer photography


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Cornelius newborn photographer


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Penland newborn session

Huntersville newborn photographer, Charlotte newborn photographer, Huntersville family & children photographer, Lifestyle photography




I'm always excited when I get contacted for newborn photos, I think they just might be my absolute favorite thing!!  Now that my baby days are over, there is seriously nothing better than getting to love on a baby for a few hours then heading back home :)  Penland was about the easiest baby to photograph, she was out cold the entire time I was there, she sure made my job easy that day!  Big sister Mary Ansleigh couldn't wait to get inside to watch Dora, she did great though coming out for a few pictures and then a Dora break :)  It was a absolute pleasure meeting this family, I see some park dates in our near future, and I look forward to photographing these little girls for years to come!!


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 Huntersville NC Newborn photographer photography


Huntersville NC newborn photographer photography


Huntersville Newborn photographer photography


Huntersville Newborn photography photographer


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Valentine Family


 Charlotte famiy photographer, Charlotte lifestyle photographer




I had the privilege to go hang out with the Valentine family in Jessica's home in downtown Charlotte and capture some moments for them while they were all together.  I just fell in love with this family and couldn't help but hope that when my kids are older that they are all that amazing, loving and fun together!!  Families like this is what drove me to have 5 kids, I look forward to the large family gatherings in my future :)  We managed to get so many different group shots in just a hour, ummm amazing!  The highlight of the evening was definitely pop-pop showing the kids some magic tricks, beer on the front porch and pizza being delivered as soon as we were finished, seriously what a perfect evening!  I hope that they are able to look back on these photos years from now and remember what a great weekend they all had together.  There were just so many great moments from this session I think this was my all time record for images given! 


Enjoy the Valentine's family sneak peek :)


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Charlotte NC family photography photographer


Charlotte NC family lifestyle photographer photography


Charlotte NC family lifestyle photographer photography


Charlotte NC lifestyle family photographer photography


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Charlotte NC family photography photographer

Max's newborn pictures

Charlotte, NC Newborn photography, lifestyle photography, family photography



I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Max and his parents last week, they are a pretty amazing little family!!  Susan and Dan were so relaxed and didn't seem to have any of those first time parent jitters.  I was a lucky girl and got to hold little Max quite a bit and bounce him to sleep, such a good baby fix for this mama!!!  I could go on and on about how perfect and adorable Max is, but I'll let the pictures do most of the talking!!  Max definitely stole a tiny piece of my heart, I hope I get to watch this little guy grow up in front of my lens!!


Enjoy a few pictures from Max's session!!


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