Modern Mom Tara in a Downtown Greenville Urban Maternity Shoot

When Tara was pregnant with her first she was up and down with bed rest for weeks and we never got to do maternity photos.  I was so excited when we found out she was expecting her second and I was ready to do something completely new and fresh for her session that would match her chic and modern style.  I knew Downtown Greenville would be a great spot for us with all of the mixed new and old buildings as our backdrop for a really cool urban vibe to capture her last trimester of pregnancy with her second little boy. 

Thanks so much for letting me try something new and different for your maternity session Tara, these photos came out incredible!  Hang in there these last few weeks and take good care of that little man! (Both of them!) 

Christmas Farm Family Photos with The Harding Family

Have a look at this adorable Christmas Tree farm session we did with the most adorable family and now friends ! You may remember these three from their newborn session (and the cover of our new website) but this little girl is growing up so fast! We had a great time catching up on the last few months and introducing them to Avery who apparently kisses baby’s hands and pets their heads, I can’t make this stuff up!  

Thank you guys so much for letting us capture these milestones for your family!  

Fresh 48: The Rutland Family

Returning to the same hospital over a year later gave me a rush of emotions as I took the elevator up to meet this new family of three.  I remember the hospital feeling safe as I navigated the first few hours of motherhood in total wonder and some exhaustion.

After I had my daughter I took about a hundred photos in the hospital with my smaller camera and my phone but we did not get a single ‘family photo’ of us in the recovery room in the whole two days we were there.  Upon discovering this, months later when I finally caught up on photos, I became really passionate about capturing this outpouring of love that parents show while still in the hospital, a “Fresh 48” session, just a few mere hours since their world changed.  

I walked in to Katherine and her loving family, husband, dad and sister staring in awe at their newest family member who made his way into the world a little early but with a long night and day for this mama. Mama and Dad both already had a list of things they had instinctively picked up just within 20 hours…. He liked to be swaddled and a hand on his chest, soft whispers of his mom and dad’s voice...He was so calm as we moved him around and especially in mama’s arms.  I’m so honored to have captured this tiny little beginning of a whole new life for this family and can’t say thanks enough to let me snuggle on their son!

Welcome Baby Emory!

You may want to make sure you are sitting down, there is an adorable baby girl in a tutu right below and you might get all the feels.

I got to meet the final puzzle piece of this family on Sunday and it was so much fun getting to see them all swoon over the newest member, Emory.  I met this gorgeous mama, Jillian, back in April when I joined Burn Bootcamp Five Forks, she was in charge of operations and the free daycare (yes, my gym has free childcare!!!) and was expecting her third!  I'm so honored she let me come crash their Sunday morning and capture them as a family of FIVE!