Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The "A" Family | Holiday Session

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Yes, this adorable family is back!  You may remember them from this photoshoot last year, or this tea party.  I love these people---great chemistry and casual vibe.

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We went to this historic plantation on Poole Rd, which was aw-summmm.  You have to go check it out!

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The leaves (and weather!) were absolutely amazing.  Hasn't this fall been perfect?!?

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We got so many great shots, trust me.  Everything was working in our favor--colors, lighting, weather...

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I love how kids are so drawn to leaves this time of year.  They can't help but pick them up and gather a bouquet for you.
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I never really paid attention to the sun before I started doing photography this past year.  I see light in such a different, magical way now. And it is so true what they say, some days you can just feel it.  This was my last photoshoot in North Carolina, and I'm so glad it went perfectly.  Perfect family, perfect golden afternoon. I'll remember it forever.
The southern sunshine was absolutely beautiful through my lens.

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Monday, November 7, 2011


To all my faithful fans:
I'm no longer booking sessions here in North Carolina. We are moving this month out west to California.

Thanks for for the fun memories and beautiful photos.  And thanks to all you supporters who urged me to step outside of my other career and try this photography shindig.  It has been so fun, and such a blessing to do part-time while my little ones grow up.  I've truly loved every photoshoot and every person I've met along the way.

You can take the girl out of the South, but you can't take the South out of the girl...
so you know I'll be back a few times per year. Please continue to follow my fan page, and I will keep you in the loop if I do any future sessions in North Carolina.  In the meantime, if you would like a recommendation for a Raleigh based photographer, send me an email and I'll put you in touch with a few.

xoxo, Emily

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Kensington | 18 Months

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Just thought I'd share a few snapshots of my little one.  I can't believe she's already 18 months!  That means I've been doing this stay-at-home-mom photography thing for that long already, wow time flies.  I wouldn't have it any other way :)

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The P Family | Holiday Session

This momma is on the ball--she already has her Christmas card pictures X'd off her list...lucky her!

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This is just the cutest family on the block, for reals.

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I love shooting in the evening, because the light changes so much in an hour that you get such a variety of photos---bright and bold while the sun is up, and then softer and hazier as it goes down behind the trees.

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Some people get all the good looks.

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Everyone was so cheerful, even when we weren't posing:
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All in all, just a great shoot with a beautiful family, beautiful light, fun new location (new fountain area at Waverly Place), and I got to try out my new lens which came in the mail earlier that day!


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sneak Peek | Fall is Coming

Can't believe my little munchkin started preschool last week. 

And no, she did not wear this to her first day of school :)

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More from this photoshoot coming soon - my rompers are going to be featured on again this month so lots of crazy preparations and photos going on!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Owen & Zoey

Owen and Zoey have birthdays just a few days apart.  So they shared their birthday photoshoot.  

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You know it'll be a great photoshoot when nature welcomes you:
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It was h-o-t outside and lots of mosquitoes, but they were troopers.  So smiley and happy!

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When photographing multiple children--it's a success if they smile at the same time--it's so hard to achieve!

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The sun kept going behind the clouds then popping out, which is hard for me to keep switching my settings, while trying to get the smiles--but it makes for a lovely variety of dark/light photos for 1 session.
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Loved the location:
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Mom even stepped in for a few :)

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And what would a 1 yr old photoshoot be without the lace romper!

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Friends | Utah Mountains

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For awhile I've been uncreatively uninspired by the boring North Carolina green pine trees in the background of EVERY photo.  I mean really, is there any outdoor location in Raleigh where you don't automatically have a green pine background?  (If you find one let me know!)

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So it was quite lovely to snap some picts of my BFF's kids in Utah Valley with the mountains and blue sky as background.

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This was an extremely speedy photoshoot--we're talking like 15 minutes max.  We were on our way to the park and pulled over when we saw the bales of hay.

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(glanced behind me to check on my little walker to see where she was--turns out she didn't much like walking in the grass so she just plopped right down).

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And 5 minutes later at the park they looked like this,
dirty, flushed cheeked, and happy as can be~

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and SHREK!
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