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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Jamie + Anthony's Big Announcement- JC Raulston Arboretum- Raleigh NC

Last year, I had the pleasure of taking portraits for David + Shelby (engagement + wedding!). If you look close enough you will see these two awesome people in those photos! After celebrating such a wonderful time with Jamie's brother, David, I was extra excited when Jamie and Anthony told me that there was even more to celebrate... A BABY! This family keeps getting bigger and it's literally the best thing ever!

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