autumn holiday photos ~ the decoud family {charlotte nc baby photographer}

We had another gorgeous autumn holiday session last night! It was so much fun to meet the DeCoud family.  They are friends with some of my favorite clients and I was excited to take photos for them this season. Their little girl Peyton is 19 months old and the CUTEST thing. She has the sweetest demeanor yet is totally fearless :) We met at my studio and did some shots there before going outside. The weather was perrrfect! They brought their two pups Lester & Leela too and Peyton was so precious playing with them. In between giving them hugs she was running, jumping, spinning around and throwing leaves – pretty much just loving life <3  I’m so honored to capture these images for their family!! Here are a few sneak peeks from our time together. Enjoy!

autumn holiday photos ~ the decoud family {charlotte nc baby photographer}

autumn holiday photos ~ the decoud family {charlotte nc baby photographer}

autumn holiday photos ~ the decoud family {charlotte nc baby photographer}

autumn holiday photos ~ the decoud family {charlotte nc baby photographer}

autumn holiday photos ~ the decoud family {charlotte nc baby photographer}

autumn holiday photos ~ the decoud family {charlotte nc baby photographer}

autumn holiday photos ~ the decoud family {charlotte nc baby photographer}

autumn holiday photos ~ the decoud family {charlotte nc baby photographer}

autumn holiday photos ~ the decoud family {charlotte nc baby photographer}

autumn holiday photos ~ the decoud family {charlotte nc baby photographer}

autumn holiday photos ~ the decoud family {charlotte nc baby photographer}

autumn holiday photos ~ the decoud family {charlotte nc baby photographer}

autumn holiday photos ~ the decoud family {charlotte nc baby photographer}

autumn holiday photos ~ the decoud family {charlotte nc baby photographer}

autumn holiday photos ~ the decoud family {charlotte nc baby photographer}

autumn holiday photos ~ the decoud family {charlotte nc baby photographer}

autumn holiday photos ~ the decoud family {charlotte nc baby photographer}

autumn holiday photos ~ the decoud family {charlotte nc baby photographer}

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autumn holiday photos ~ the decoud family {charlotte nc baby photographer}

autumn holiday photos ~ the decoud family {charlotte nc baby photographer}

autumn holiday photos ~ the decoud family {charlotte nc baby photographer}

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baby major turns 1 year old! ~ the tolbert family {north carolina baby photographer}

I was so excited to see this awesome family again last night! It is hard to believe that little Major just turned 1 year old! Time has flown by since we met for their maternity and newborn photos last year – look how big this sweet guy is now!! When Shianette contacted me to set up a date we weren’t sure if he would be walking or not but he is totally mobile and on the move :) We also didn’t know what kind of shape Mike would be in for the session, but we are all thankful he is back and better than new. We started out with a few photos of the kids in my studio and then went outdoors to enjoy the gorgeous autumn weather! I stole collected several bags of the prettiest leaves in my neighborhood yesterday for them to play in and the whole family had too much fun! Big sister Mikeala was all about throwing leaves and tackling her daddy. So so cute <3 I’m so honored to capture Major’s 1 year milestone for the Tolbert family! He is already a little heartbreaker so watch out ;) Here are a few sneak peeks from our time together. Enjoy!

baby major turns 1 year old! ~ the tolbert family {north carolina baby photographer}

baby major turns 1 year old! ~ the tolbert family {north carolina baby photographer}

baby major turns 1 year old! ~ the tolbert family {north carolina baby photographer}

baby major turns 1 year old! ~ the tolbert family {north carolina baby photographer}

baby major turns 1 year old! ~ the tolbert family {north carolina baby photographer}

baby major turns 1 year old! ~ the tolbert family {north carolina baby photographer}

baby major turns 1 year old! ~ the tolbert family {north carolina baby photographer}

baby major turns 1 year old! ~ the tolbert family {north carolina baby photographer}

baby major turns 1 year old! ~ the tolbert family {north carolina baby photographer}

baby major turns 1 year old! ~ the tolbert family {north carolina baby photographer}

baby major turns 1 year old! ~ the tolbert family {north carolina baby photographer}

baby major turns 1 year old! ~ the tolbert family {north carolina baby photographer}

baby major turns 1 year old! ~ the tolbert family {north carolina baby photographer}

baby major turns 1 year old! ~ the tolbert family {north carolina baby photographer}

baby major turns 1 year old! ~ the tolbert family {north carolina baby photographer}

baby major turns 1 year old! ~ the tolbert family {north carolina baby photographer}

baby major turns 1 year old! ~ the tolbert family {north carolina baby photographer}

baby major turns 1 year old! ~ the tolbert family {north carolina baby photographer}

baby major turns 1 year old! ~ the tolbert family {north carolina baby photographer}

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6 day old handsome baby boy {newborn photography concord}

I met the sweetest little guy yesterday! He was only 6 days old and his family came to my studio for his newborn photos. The last time I saw them was for their beautiful maternity shoot <3 Baby S’s parents are so awesome and laid back that I knew he would be the same. He slept the whole shoot and was such a good guy! The only thing he insisted on was having his hand up right next to his cheek – so CUTE! My oldest son used to do the exact same thing as a newborn :) I love capturing those sweet little mannerisms babies have as newborns – some they even grow out of so quickly <3 Congrats to the S family! Here are a few sneak peeks from our session – Enjoy!

6 day old handsome baby boy  {newborn photography concord}

6 day old handsome baby boy  {newborn photography concord}

6 day old handsome baby boy  {newborn photography concord}

6 day old handsome baby boy  {newborn photography concord}

6 day old handsome baby boy  {newborn photography concord}

6 day old handsome baby boy  {newborn photography concord}

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autumn maternity ~ expecting identical twin boys! {lancaster sc pregnancy photographer}

There is something in the water because my year has been filled with twins! I have been crazy excited to meet this beautiful family for their maternity shoot! They came to my studio all the way from Lancaster and we had an absolutely gorgeous session. The day was sunny, crisp and pretttty chilly. Ok, it was REALLY cold! But this stunning mama-to-be was amazing and rocked every shot we took. She came a little early to have her hair and makeup styled right before we started. She looked absolutely radiant! I think they are hoping those twin boys have her bright blue eyes too ;) We started with some fabric wraps and then bundled up to go outside. The leaves around here are insane right now – golden yellows, reds and a touch of green left made for the perfect backdrop. Not too much longer before we’ll get to meet the boys in her tiny little belly! I can’t wait!! <3 Here are a few sneak photos from our time together. Enjoy!

autumn maternity ~ expecting identical twin boys!  {lancaster sc pregnancy photographer}

autumn maternity ~ expecting identical twin boys!  {lancaster sc pregnancy photographer}

autumn maternity ~ expecting identical twin boys!  {lancaster sc pregnancy photographer}

autumn maternity ~ expecting identical twin boys!  {lancaster sc pregnancy photographer}

autumn maternity ~ expecting identical twin boys!  {lancaster sc pregnancy photographer}

autumn maternity ~ expecting identical twin boys!  {lancaster sc pregnancy photographer}

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baby wade 2015 ~ fallen leaves and princess dress {lake wylie maternity photographer}

Time is flying by this pregnancy! Autumn is in full force and the leaves are changing and falling. I am just around the corner from my third trimester…what?! I have been forcing myself to take extra time to rest, listen to my body (nap when the boys nap! if they nap…ha) and use the weekends for time with my family. As a photographer that truly LOVES what I do it is easy to fall into a cycle of working all.the.time. Like, 7 days a week either shooting or processing…saying no is very hard for me! But my family comes first <3 Plus I knew that if I didn’t set boundaries I would never have any maternity photos of my own baby! Our LAST baby. So, now on the weekends I limit my work time and LOVE the time I get to be with my boys. It has given me a much better work/life balance and also given me time to do things with them and for myself (like taking my own maternity photos ;))!

After the last maternity shoot I did with the boys I had this amazing emotional connection to the photos – the wow factor in full effect and I just could not stop looking at them. So in LOVE! It was the first time that I felt exactly like I think my clients feel when they see their photos <3 When it comes to babies and bellies, time doesn’t wait. I hear so often from others that they wish they had done maternity or newborn photos, or capturing any of those important milestones. Most people regret things they *don’t* do versus things they do so I’m trying to prevent that with Baby Wade #3! I’m planning to do my own maternity and newborn photos for him/her but am VERY excited to have one of my talented photographer friends do the birth photos for me. :)

I decided that I’m going to do “seasons” for the baby’s room – my maternity photos in the lake for summer, these photos from last night for autumn, another shoot for winter in Jan/Feb (I reeeeally hope we get some SNOW!!), and then one when he/she arrives for spring.

Last night we also did a few family photos that I’ll use for our holiday cards but I also wanted to take advantage of the gorgeous scenery and fallen leaves for some fun photos with the boys and baby belly. The boys weren’t as excited to throw leaves as they were to get in the lake with me ;) BUT it was enough to bribe them into doing the shoot. For the maternity photos I used a full swing lavender gown accented by a very special belt that was given to me by my husband Brian’s grandmother, Gram. The dress is SO much fun and just made for swishing and twirling! When I put it on my youngest son Charlie came up to me and said, “Mommy, you look like Cinderella!”! Yep, I kinda did feel like a princess after that :)

I have to give photo credit to my sweet husband again for being my trigger man on the maternity photos! He is a saint to humor me and my crazy ideas <3 Here are some of my favorites from last night. Enjoy!

baby wade 2015 ~ fallen leaves and princess dress  {lake wylie maternity photographer}

baby wade 2015 ~ fallen leaves and princess dress  {lake wylie maternity photographer}

baby wade 2015 ~ fallen leaves and princess dress  {lake wylie maternity photographer}

baby wade 2015 ~ fallen leaves and princess dress  {lake wylie maternity photographer}

baby wade 2015 ~ fallen leaves and princess dress  {lake wylie maternity photographer}

my wade boys ~ fallen leaves  {lake wylie child photographer}

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timeless beauty ~ autumn baby girl {huntersville maternity photographer}

We had such a fun maternity session with this mama-to-be. She is a timeless beauty! and expecting a sweet baby girl next month :) We met at my studio and she had her hair done before the shoot. She brought the most gorgeous jewelry too and I love the old hollywood glam feel of these photos! Between the gardens and the changing leaves of fall our outdoor settings could not have been more perfect. And, even with the cool cool temps yesterday, this bold mama wanted to brave the lake….it was SO worth it. After all, maternity photos are once in a baby’s lifetime <3 Baby girl will be here before we know it! So excited for her newborn photos <3  Here are a few sneak peeks from our session – Enjoy!

timeless beauty ~ autumn baby girl  {huntersville maternity photographer}

timeless beauty ~ autumn baby girl  {huntersville maternity photographer}

timeless beauty ~ autumn baby girl  {huntersville maternity photographer}

timeless beauty ~ autumn baby girl  {huntersville maternity photographer}

timeless beauty ~ autumn baby girl  {huntersville maternity photographer}

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happy siblings ~ 1 year and 6 month photos {piper glen baby photographer}

I was so happy to see this family again last night! Last time I saw them was to capture newborn photos of their beautiful baby girl. Now she is 6 months old and as precious as ever! You may remember these happy siblings because Baby G has an older brother that is just turning 1 year old! What a blessing this family has been given and I adore capturing these milestones for them! We started out at my studio with a little cake smash for big bro R. He didn’t have too much of a sweet tooth but did some pretty incredible finger and toe paintings for us :)  While he was getting cleaned up, little sis T had her turn and was the most adorable baby ever. Her rolls and chubby-cheeked smiles are the BEST!! <3 After the studio shoot we took the whole family outside for some photos in the gorgeous autumn scenery. Their big sis is super proud and was all smiles with her littles :) Here are a few sneak peeks from our time together. Enjoy!

happy siblings ~ 1 year and 6 month photos {piper glen baby photographer}

happy siblings ~ 1 year and 6 month photos {piper glen baby photographer}

happy siblings ~ 1 year and 6 month photos {piper glen baby photographer}

happy siblings ~ 1 year and 6 month photos {piper glen baby photographer}

happy siblings ~ 1 year and 6 month photos {piper glen baby photographer}

happy siblings ~ 1 year and 6 month photos {piper glen baby photographer}

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happy baby boy z ~ 7 days new {newborn photography charlotte nc}

I couldn’t wait to meet baby boy Z yesterday! He was such a HAPPY guy at only 7 days new. :) He and his family came to my studio for his newborn photos and I’m so honored to capture this time for them again! The last time I saw them was about a year and a half ago for their precious baby girl’s newborn photos <3 It was so crazy to look at her little brother and see the resemblances. They share the same fluffy dark hair and so much of their eyes and forehead seemed similar too. Big sis is the cutest thing now and she loves her little bro to pieces! She wasn’t so sure about posing for the camera but I love the sibling shot of them…she’s a hair twirler <3 Baby Z was amazing at the shoot and after a nice big meal he started flashing smiles at us. This has got to be one of the BIGGEST smiles I have ever captured!! He also kept puckering up his lips and I caught a precious macro of him. Love it :) Congrats to the Z family! Here are a few sneak peeks from our session – Enjoy!

happy baby boy z ~ 7 days new  {newborn photography charlotte nc}

happy baby boy z ~ 7 days new  {newborn photography charlotte nc}

happy baby boy z ~ 7 days new  {newborn photography charlotte nc}

happy baby boy z ~ 7 days new  {newborn photography charlotte nc}

happy baby boy z ~ 7 days new  {newborn photography charlotte nc}

happy baby boy z ~ 7 days new  {newborn photography charlotte nc}

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family of 4 ~ 7 month old little brother {charlotte baby photographer}

I had the most fun last night with this sweet family of 4! The last time I saw them they were a family of 3…little did they know that their fourth member was just making his way into the picture! :) Little brother S is 7 months old and cute as a button!  We met in my studio for some bare bum shots before going outside. He is doing a great job sitting up and he is eager to crawl! His big bro L loves him soooooo much <3 When I asked him if he wanted to take some photos with his brother his eyes lit up! He was totally content to give him hugs and kisses and his little bro was all smiles :) So happy I could meet up with this awesome family for some autumn photos! Here are a few sneak peeks from our time together. Enjoy!

family of 4 ~ 7 month old little brother {charlotte baby photographer}

family of 4 ~ 7 month old little brother {charlotte baby photographer}

family of 4 ~ 7 month old little brother {charlotte baby photographer}

family of 4 ~ 7 month old little brother {charlotte baby photographer}

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autumn baby girl ~ couple sunset shoot {maternity photographer south charlotte nc}

I can not believe that it is almost NOVEMBER. Autumn is coming in full force and the cooler weather is finally making its way through the south! We had such a fun maternity session with this awesome couple. They found me through another fabulous client of mine and I just knew we would click instantly. They have a baby girl on the way and couldn’t be any more smitten (with her AND each other ;) ).  We met at my studio and then went outdoors during the golden hour. Baby girl’s daddy is a talented musician and I loooove his tattoos! Absolutely incredible. Mama-to-be has been admiring the lake photos she saw in my portfolio and I told her I was up for anything…why should summer babies have all the fun?!  Well, not only is she kind and beautiful but this mama is totally fearless. We were out in the lake and the chilly wind was whipping around us like crazy, but she just kept smiling :) I absolutely love how these images turned out! And I love making clients dream photos a reality <3 Can’t wait to meet their baby girl for her newborn photos <3  Here are a few sneak peeks from our session – Enjoy!

autumn baby girl ~ couple sunset shoot  {maternity photographer south charlotte nc}

autumn baby girl ~ couple sunset shoot  {maternity photographer south charlotte nc}

autumn baby girl ~ couple sunset shoot  {maternity photographer south charlotte nc}

autumn baby girl ~ couple sunset shoot  {maternity photographer south charlotte nc}

autumn baby girl ~ couple sunset shoot  {maternity photographer south charlotte nc}

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