Happy First Birthday, Leo- Born on the Fourth of July- Burlington NC

I can't believe that little Leo is 1! I met Leonidas and his very pregnant mama in Burlington to capture this special day! If you follow Nine19 Photography you know that I have captured this cutie from his first taste of oxygen to now, his first birthday! This little guy knows how to pose for the camera and I think it's because his mama has him well groomed! It's been a privilege to watch Leo grow and change so much this past year and I look forward to celebrating him for the rest of his life!

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True Love at Bass Lake- Tayler + Sam- Bass Lake Park Holly Springs, NC

I have known Tayler for many years. Not only are we basically family, but we also share a birthday! We always manage to run into each other about two times a year and one of those times is celebrating together. Tayler and Sam have been together for 5 years and honestly their love is just pure. The happiness that these two share is just unreal. More than just boyfriend and girlfriend, these two are best friends and I couldn't imagine one without the other. 

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Head Shots with Wonder Woman- Saleisha Averhart- Glenwood South Raleigh, NC

Saleisha reached out to me, well honestly, to watch her old man dog and since we are both dog moms and also social outgoing women, we became fast friends! She reached out to me about updating her headshots and I jumped at the chance to spend even more time with this bright light! Saleisha is a ball of non stop energy and I loved taking her portraits! We met on Glenwood South, in downtown Raleigh and she rocked the city with her wonderful personality and huge smile.  

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Congrats! Bull City Grad Session- Destiny- Downtown Durham NC

Drove out the The Bull City, Durham NC to take celebratory grad portraits of the wonderful Destiny! She is making her way to college soon to hopefully study law. I am more than impressed with this young lady and her wonderful partner, Shelby. We trotted around the city looking for awesome locations and found ourselves at a record store and a roof top over looking the entire city. This girl is so smart and incredibly level headed with an epic wardrobe. Destiny had her graduation a few weekends back and is enjoying summer, so send her some love in the comment section and let me present to you, Delightful Destiny!

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Leo; Time Flies When You Are Being Cute- Family Photographer- Burlington NC

If you follow Nine19 Photography closely you know that I have little nuggets that are constantly getting their portraits done! Leo first made an appearance last July, when he came out of the womb with a sweet look on his face! Now here we are, 7 months later and he is even more adorable! I know, I know, I say that about all of my baby portraits, but seriously, no one told me they make fedoras that small (and I must say, 7 months maybe the only age it is appropriate to wear one, unless you are Jason Mraz or you live at the beach, haha) This kid is growing up to be quite the heartbreaker and he barely has one tooth. Well, be prepared to say "aw" over and over again, because here comes the Spartan himself, Leonidas! 

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Happy Birthday Auntie- New Years Eve Celebration- Chapel Hill, North Carolina

This year has been a crazy one for most and for some it has been a scary one. My Aunt Pam was diagnosed with cancer earlier in the year. They found a mass behind her nose that was causing her to have issues with hearing, speaking, and eating. She would have scary nose bleeds that came out of nowhere and after one doctor told her there was nothing to worry about, she got a second opinion and they diagnosed her. 

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