Majestic Mountain Diva-Maternity Session- Boone, NC- Sydney D.

Sydney + Dave brought their sweet pup all the way to Boone NC to meet me for a winter wonderland maternity session! While celebrating my oldest brother’s birthday at a snow tubing trip in the mountains, I offered Sydney + Dave an awesome snow session (it was supposed to throw down!) while we were there. I left Raleigh way early, met my brother in Greensboro, then we continued to the Boone area. There was a beautiful crusting of snow everywhere. But then we went tubbing. Unfortunately, when we got back, all the snow we had…melted. WHO CARES?! Sydney killed this session! She and Dave looked absolutely in love, Jenny is clearly excited to be a big sister, and Sydney was just breathtaking!

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Monica, Lorenzo, His Mini-Me, and Her Soon to Be- Sarah P. Duke Gardens- Durham NC

Monica and Lorenzo were welcoming their second child, a sweet baby girl, and wanted to celebrate with a stunning set of maternity portraits. We went out to Durham, North Carolina for her session and chose the Sarah P. Duke Gardens as the perfect location. Monica was glowing in her burgundy gown and set the tone for the entire session. We had so much fun and their son was the most entertaining 7 year old I have ever worked with! I hope you all enjoy their session and please leave them some love in the comment section!

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Beautiful Baby Benton- New Born Portraits- Clayton NC

The best part of my job is when I get to capture beautiful portraits of family! My sister in law is an amazing woman who juggles work and home life like a champ. She and her hubby, Chas, also makes some of the worlds most adorable children and I get to watch them grow and change into the worlds most amazing little people. When we found out that they decided to have another little nugget, I couldn't handle it. I literally started planning all of the portrait sessions, immediately and well we accomplished this one, haha. Everyone welcome to the planet, Benton Nicholas weighing in at 8lbs and 5oz. Enjoy these portraits and make sure you leave them some love in the comment section!

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Welcome to the World Athena Marie- North Carolina Women's Hospital- Chapel Hill NC

I don't think I can explain my excitement when I found out the day had come to finally meet Athena! This precious little girl was ready to make her appearance at North Carolina Women's Hospital in Chapel Hill NC and we were ready to meet her. Her mom and my closest friend Tina had been induced and feeling super confident about handling this labor. She called me and we talked for about an hour or so, she headed to the hospital and a few hours later, she texted me and told me to come! 

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Breathtaking Raleigh Beach Goddess- Jordan Lake, Apex NC- Nishelle B.

We went out the following Sunday morning and created the Jordan Lake Session 2.0. Nishelle literally looked like the goddess of motherly love and also a swimsuit super model all in one. The first thing she expressed was how unsure she was of posing, but as soon as I lifted my camera, she became fierce. I instantly was blown away by her confidence. She rocked this session and the portraits show! I hope you enjoy these portraits as much as I do...

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Flying the W for Baby Charlie Clark- James and Connie Maynard Children's Hospital- Greenville, NC

He's got the power, he's got the speed
To be the best in the National League
Well this is the year and Charlie Clark (& Addison) is real
So come on down to Wrigley Field...

HAHA, okay okay, I tried. Seriously though, this kid has the power and the speed. I woke up around 730a to a text from his Aunt Lindsay saying that Laura went into labor at around 4am. I told her to let me know when she was 6cm and she responded with "um, SHE IS!" I hopped in the shower and took the hubs to work and received an update that said "And now she is getting ready to push".  UM WHAT?! Charlie Clark, got here in quite the hurry.

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Baby Cheyenne, Coming Soon- Shelley Lake- Raleigh, NC

ou may remember Jamie and Anthony from a previous session at JC Arboretum near NCSU. I was fortunate enough to help them announce that they were expecting. We had so much fun at our fall session and they made me wait several months before we got to shoot Jamie's maternity session. Jamie spent the morning getting dolled up and drove out to Shelley Lake to take pictures at one of my favorite trees!

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