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{baby Eli}…Charlotte and Cornelius, NC newborn photographer

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I have said before, and I will say it again…I love documenting newborns in their homes. There is something so real and comforting about it. It was a pleasure working and getting to know this sweet family. So much to be thankful for!

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{Lovely Family, Lovely fall}…Belmont, NC family photographer

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I have gotten to know and document this precious family for the past 4 years now. Their two little ones are adorable, and we had a blast exploring Belmont Abbey campus, which is absolutely lovely this time of year. Once again, thank you “M” family for the pleasure of photographing your beautiful family! Until next time…xo!

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{Breathe In}…Belmont, NC family photographer

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I loved meeting and spending time with this lovely family.
I absolutely love this philosophy I read this week on the Belovely You blog (http://www.belovelyyou.com/personal-family-lifestyle-portraits/).
“We want to learn about the nitty gritty of who they are and what matters most to them because 20 years from now, they are going to care a lot less about having pretty pictures of themselves sitting in a perfect formation at the park. They are going to care a lot more about having memories captured at their favorite place to spend time together.”

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{The gift of family}…Matthews, NC family photographer

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Crips Fall mornings, light, and this family. This family is dear to me because I have been photographing them since I first got started, and their lovely momma has been a big encouragement to me. She also a rocking good, self-taught graphic designer. Her beautiful daughter in these photographs was saved from being aborted, and was adopted into this family that adore her. Every week, this friend of mine helps troubled young mama’s looking to abort them babies, and offers them hope through sharing the Gospel with them.
Being in business for myself is challenging…sometimes I wonder if I should even continue. I get overwhelmed by all it takes to run a legit business. When I look at this family, and get to witness and document the love they share, despite the deep struggles, it keeps me going. It makes the hard things worth it. It makes me want to persevere and continue. Not because I am the world’s best photographer. I am far from that. Maybe, just maybe, what I am doing has some kind of impact, like this family has on the world. Maybe…and prayerfully.

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{In the garden} Charlotte, NC family photographer

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I have had the pleasure of documenting this lovely family for the past few years. In fact, during our session at this beautiful garden, I told Miss “R” (who is now 5) that I first met her when she was only 9 months old. I love this part of my job…witnessing love and growth every year. Thank you “L” family! xo!

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