I had the privilege of photographing Lisa and Michael’s wedding in 2015, a year later – here I am photographing their Maternity Session, I am so grateful that I had this privilege again as they move forward to the next chapter as a married couple. They chose to do their session in Umstead Park in Raleigh, they love the trees as their background as they really enjoyed their wedding photos that were taken in the woods as well, I personally like them too. I was so thrilled to see them again and able to capture this part of their journey as they welcome baby Everly (aka) Eevie into their lives…

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I cannot believe it! Two of my former seniors decided to tie the knot this year! I took both of their senior portraits a few years back and now here we were photographing their engagement session! They chose to do their session out in Boone, NC to spice it up a bit, it was a blast hanging out with them, I must say it was the longest-short hike I have ever taken! I had to stop a few times to catch my breath, “kinda out of shape, eh?” Miguel yelled out, “me? Nah! I’m good, just enjoying the scenery that’s all”, rolling my eyes after that comment (chuckle). I’m so glad they decided to do their engagement session up in Boone, it was a great trip going to the mountains – such a scenic location, we ran out of time to do a few more photos so we ended up going downtown Raleigh and hit a few back alley areas, good times! Cannot wait till their big day…  I’m so thrilled to be photographing their wedding!

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I have photographed Colette’s parents prior to her arrival for a Maternity Session, so I kind of photographed Colette while she was still in her mother’s womb. Jessica and Aaron also gave me the privilege of photographing their new baby at the hospital, after looong hours of “labor of love”, as we all thought and have set our minds that it’s going to be a baby boy and… surprise! It’s a girl!! Colette has finally arrived. It’s been such a great opportunity and an honor to be a part of this growing family, a rewarding moment for any photographer. So here she is, by far my youngest client, Colette Ava.

 

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Jessica and Aaron are expecting their first baby, they chose not to find out the gender but we’re all betting that’s it’s going to be a baby boy, we’ll soon find out! Sammy, their dog (aka their first born) was not camera shy, she was just…. there, doing her usual “thang” and looking fabulous for the camera. We had a great time as we went on with the session with whatever idea I came up with, I found out that Aaron likes the house in order, so I had this idea of messing up the baby’s room and they went along with it and got a few fun photos It’s always a joy capturing these growing moments- entering another chapter in life, such a rewarding experience for me to be a part of!

 

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The last time I took photos of Nathan was when we were still both living in Southern California and he was only about 4 years old, and here I was photographing him as a High School Senior! (Sigh!) Now, I officially feel old! It felt pretty weird hanging out with him and his sister Breanna who’s now a young lady and as tall as me, as we walked around downtown Raleigh, hitting every cool corner we could find for his photos… shopping and taste testing free food at the same time, yup! Good times!

 

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