baby boy number 2 ~ summer pregnancy {ballantyne maternity photographer}

Last night I met this adorable family for their maternity session. They have baby boy #2 on the way, due this summer!  We met at my studio so mama-to-be could get her hair and makeup done first. She is gorgeous and absolutely glowing! After some indoor photos we went to walk around the gardens. Their little guy O just turned 2 and loves to be on the MOVE. We got a few family shots taken and then let him take his shoes off…he was in heaven. Nothing like feeling the grass between your toes :) He is definitely going to be a protective big brother. We wrapped up back down at the dock and in the lake. Thankfully the rain held off for us! We had so much fun. I love how these turned out! <3 So excited to see this family again for their baby boy’s newborn photos <3  Here are a few sneak peeks from our session – Enjoy!

baby boy number 2 ~ summer pregnancy  {ballantyne maternity photographer}

baby boy number 2 ~ summer pregnancy  {ballantyne maternity photographer}

baby boy number 2 ~ summer pregnancy  {ballantyne maternity photographer}

baby boy number 2 ~ summer pregnancy  {ballantyne maternity photographer}

baby boy number 2 ~ summer pregnancy  {ballantyne maternity photographer}

baby boy number 2 ~ summer pregnancy  {ballantyne maternity photographer}

baby boy number 2 ~ summer pregnancy  {ballantyne maternity photographer}

baby boy number 2 ~ summer pregnancy  {ballantyne maternity photographer}

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precious 1 month old baby girl ~ family of 3 {newborn photographer charlotte nc}

I really do have the best clients <3 The highest compliment they can give me is to refer me to a friend and I do pretty much anything to accommodate them into my crazy schedule! This new family of 3 are friends with another awesome pair of new parents I did newborn photos for a few weeks ago. Their precious baby girl just turned 1 month old! Even though she was a bit outside my usual 2 week window she was a great baby at her session :) For already 4 weeks old she is still tiny, but looooong. She liked being snuggled up so we kept her wrapped and cozy. I love all her fluffy hair!! So soft and perfect combined with these dreamy set ups. At the end she woke up and gave me the cutest wide-eyed stare. What a doll. Congrats M family! Here are a few favorites from our session – Enjoy!

precious 1 month old baby girl ~ family of 3 {newborn photographer charlotte nc}

precious 1 month old baby girl ~ family of 3 {newborn photographer charlotte nc}

precious 1 month old baby girl ~ family of 3 {newborn photographer charlotte nc}

precious 1 month old baby girl ~ family of 3 {newborn photographer charlotte nc}

precious 1 month old baby girl ~ family of 3 {newborn photographer charlotte nc}

precious 1 month old baby girl ~ family of 3 {newborn photographer charlotte nc}

precious 1 month old baby girl ~ family of 3 {newborn photographer charlotte nc}

precious 1 month old baby girl ~ family of 3 {newborn photographer charlotte nc}

precious 1 month old baby girl ~ family of 3 {newborn photographer charlotte nc}

precious 1 month old baby girl ~ family of 3 {newborn photographer charlotte nc}

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happy 11 day old baby girl ~ family of 3 {huntersville newborn photographer}

Every now and then I will have a session where it feels like a little magic happens…anytime I can catch a newborn smile it’s pretty amazing. This happy 11 day old baby girl and her family of 3 came to my studio and she was a dream  <3 We usually begin with family photos and I during my favorite shot (with dad giving mom a kiss) their precious girl flashed a smile the same time as her mama – absolutely perfect. Baby V came several weeks early and still had the most gorgeous head full of hair! She was so relaxed and snuggly. I loved meeting her and capturing this special time for her parents. Congrats V family! Here are a few favorites from our session – Enjoy!

happy 11 day old baby girl ~ family of 3 {huntersville newborn photographer}

happy 11 day old baby girl ~ family of 3 {huntersville newborn photographer}

happy 11 day old baby girl ~ family of 3 {huntersville newborn photographer}

happy 11 day old baby girl ~ family of 3 {huntersville newborn photographer}

happy 11 day old baby girl ~ family of 3 {huntersville newborn photographer}

happy 11 day old baby girl ~ family of 3 {huntersville newborn photographer}

happy 11 day old baby girl ~ family of 3 {huntersville newborn photographer}

happy 11 day old baby girl ~ family of 3 {huntersville newborn photographer}

happy 11 day old baby girl ~ family of 3 {huntersville newborn photographer}

happy 11 day old baby girl ~ family of 3 {huntersville newborn photographer}

happy 11 day old baby girl ~ family of 3 {huntersville newborn photographer}

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sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 4 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

Our sweet Alice Jane is already 4 months old (annnnd I’m 4 days late posting…) Gah, like I mentioned last month, better late than never right?! ;) I’m still teaching my CM business classes and in catch up mode from our vacation last week but had to stop today and grab her 4 month photo before it got too far behind.

I have taken Alice’s newborn1 month2 month and 3 month photos, along with a short list of things she’s doing/personality at the ages.

Here we are at 4 months! Some of her milestones are:

  • babbling with a hint of giggle
  • still gurgling and spitting bubbles
  • she is such a HAPPY girl! :)
  • adores her big brothers
  • plays with her feet
  • discovered and is fascinated with her hands and fingers
  • chewing on evvvvvverything
  • bobbly head when upright
  • first dip in the pool
  • first trip to the ocean
  • and doesn’t like road trips…
  • wearing 6-9mo clothes
  • 15 lbs at her 4 mo appointment! chunky love <3
  • still sleeps swaddled
  • gets tiny knots tangled in her hair
  • slept through the night a few times (keep it up sweet girl!)

She has changed so much already! Here is our baby girl:

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oak island beach week 2015 ~ family vacation photos {charlotte lifestyle photographer}

Every year since 2011 my family has gone to Oak Island for a beach week vacation. I’ve tried to use this week to RELAX, only be with family and catch up on taking photos of my boys. Of course, each year work always seems to creep into the picture! Except this time I actually did pretty well keeping my computer closed…mainly because I’m still running on fumes from a short maternity leave, but also because I know I NEED to. Now that Alice Jane is here I’m already having to take my attention away from the boys more often. And they are old enough to “get it” when I’m working or not around. I’ve been suuuuper slack about taking everyday photos of them – their milestones, interests and mannerisms: the things that made me pick up a camera in the first place. So I guess I try to make up for that each year with beach photos, but also the images that I take are some of my favorites over the years. It is amazing to look back only 2 and 3 years ago – the boys were so tiny! There are tons of imperfections in all of these photos, yet they all feel perfect to me because I am instantly taken back to that moment in time.

This year things got started off with a bit of a scare when there were 2 shark attacks on Monday, only a few streets down fro where we were staying. Thankfully that was the worst of it, even though it kept us mostly playing in the sand the rest of the week! The boys couldn’t have been happier though. Will had a blast digging canals and building castles. Charlie (our wild child) just wanted to run and jump and play. I caught so many photos of him jumping and running…poor kid wore himself out every day and passed out cold by 4pm! We also took the boys to play putt putt for the first time which was amusing (to say the least ;)). Alice was a sweet, happy baby despite the almost 100 degree temps. She turned 4 months old on Friday and (aside from the car rides to and from) she is pretty much the best baby ever. ❤ Here are some of my favorite moments from last week. Enjoy!

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9 day old baby girl ~ family of 4 {newborn photographer mooresville}

I am so happy for this new family of 4! I first met them at their maternity session a few weeks ago and now their beautiful baby girl has arrived. Only 9 days old she is such a little doll! We used some of their favorite fabrics for the photos (y’all know how much I love fabric! :)) and they turned out gorgeous! Baby K’s big brother was too cute! He’s not quite 2 yet wanted to lay down and hug his little sister…getting that sibling shot is truly magical. <3 Congrats K family! I’m honored to capture this special time for you. Here are a few favorites from our session – Enjoy!

9 day old baby girl ~ family of 4  {newborn photographer mooresville}

9 day old baby girl ~ family of 4  {newborn photographer mooresville}

9 day old baby girl ~ family of 4  {newborn photographer mooresville}

9 day old baby girl ~ family of 4  {newborn photographer mooresville}

9 day old baby girl ~ family of 4  {newborn photographer mooresville}

9 day old baby girl ~ family of 4  {newborn photographer mooresville}

9 day old baby girl ~ family of 4  {newborn photographer mooresville}

9 day old baby girl ~ family of 4  {newborn photographer mooresville}

9 day old baby girl ~ family of 4  {newborn photographer mooresville}

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happy 1 year sweet girl ~ family of 3 {cornelius baby photographer}

Last night I got to see this sweet blue eyed baby girl for her 1 year session! Last time I saw her family of 3 was near the holidays for her 6 month photos. Time flew by and she has gotten so big! This time last year we had just done her newborn session. I am so glad I could capture this milestone for them too! Thankfully the crazy summer rain held out and the 4 of us spent our evening in the gardens. Her parents had her giggling and singling and got a few adorable smiles from her – those two bottom teeth she has peeking through…gah!  Too CUTE <3 Here are a few sneak peeks from our time together. Enjoy!

happy 1 year sweet girl ~ family of 3 {cornelius baby photographer}

happy 1 year sweet girl ~ family of 3 {cornelius baby photographer}

happy 1 year sweet girl ~ family of 3 {cornelius baby photographer}

happy 1 year sweet girl ~ family of 3 {cornelius baby photographer}

happy 1 year sweet girl ~ family of 3 {cornelius baby photographer}

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wide eyed baby boy ~ family of 6 {south park newborn photographer charlotte}

It is the best feeling in the world to watch my client’s families grow over the years. Yesterday I met this sweet baby boy, the newest addition to their now family of 6! The last time I saw them was 2 years ago for his sister’s newborn photos – time flies! Baby T is the cutest thing. The car ride put him in a deep sleep and he was happy and cozy until his belly started rumbling. We gave him a nice big meal but he had his eye on me for a while…but whenever I can get eye contact with a newborn it’s pretty magical :) After I got him swaddled again he drifted off and I got the other sweet sleepy shots I love. We had a great session and I am so happy I could capture this special time for them again <3 Congrats T family! Here are a few favorites from our session – Enjoy!

wide eyed baby boy ~ family of 6  {south park newborn photographer charlotte}

wide eyed baby boy ~ family of 6  {south park newborn photographer charlotte}

wide eyed baby boy ~ family of 6  {south park newborn photographer charlotte}

wide eyed baby boy ~ family of 6  {south park newborn photographer charlotte}

wide eyed baby boy ~ family of 6  {south park newborn photographer charlotte}

wide eyed baby boy ~ family of 6  {south park newborn photographer charlotte}

wide eyed baby boy ~ family of 6  {south park newborn photographer charlotte}

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peachy 14 day old baby girl {ballantyne newborn photographer}

I am so excited to share this session! Happy Baby W came to my studio for her newborn photos yesterday. She was 14 days old but still so tiny and sweet as a peach! When her family arrived we decided to start with the sibling photo. Her big brother is 2 and a half which means limited attention span (especially in a hot studio ;)). He was SO good. At first he was a bit shy so I asked his mama if he had any favorite songs that might strike a chord…it only took a few lines from the ‘Let It Go’ chorus to get his eyes to light up! Coincidentally my boys came home singing it that afternoon – I’m pretty sure that song will live forever. Ha! We had a great time and I love the soft feminine colors and textures we used. I even caught a big smile and eyes wide open shot from this adorable baby girl too <3 Congrats W Family! Here are a few favorites from our session – Enjoy!

peachy 14 day old baby girl  {ballantyne newborn photographer}

peachy 14 day old baby girl  {ballantyne newborn photographer}

peachy 14 day old baby girl  {ballantyne newborn photographer}

peachy 14 day old baby girl  {ballantyne newborn photographer}

peachy 14 day old baby girl  {ballantyne newborn photographer}

peachy 14 day old baby girl  {ballantyne newborn photographer}

peachy 14 day old baby girl  {ballantyne newborn photographer}

peachy 14 day old baby girl  {ballantyne newborn photographer}

peachy 14 day old baby girl  {ballantyne newborn photographer}

peachy 14 day old baby girl  {ballantyne newborn photographer}

peachy 14 day old baby girl  {ballantyne newborn photographer}

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sleepy 11 day old baby boy ~ furry big sister {charlotte newborn photographer}

I loved meeting this sweet 11 day old baby boy! His family of 4 (including his furry big sister ;)) came to my studio and he was such a sleepy little guy. So sleepy in fact that he slept the WHOLE time. We didn’t have to stop to feed him once! I’ve been anxiously waiting for his arrival since I met his parents for their maternity shoot a few weeks ago. We had so much fun! Big sis G was on her best behavior yesterday too…the “sibling shot” is always my favorite and this one is pretty adorable. Baby W is loooong! But he still let me curl him up in the tiniest positions <3 His gorgeous mama brought some samples from his nursery that we used as inspiration for his newborn photos. Grays and soft blues with white are absolutely perfect. The family are also big Notre Dame fans so we incorporated one of their flags in the session too. Congrats W family! Here are a few favorites from our time together – Enjoy!

sleepy 11 day old baby boy ~ furry big sister {charlotte newborn photographer}

sleepy 11 day old baby boy ~ furry big sister {charlotte newborn photographer}

sleepy 11 day old baby boy ~ furry big sister {charlotte newborn photographer}

sleepy 11 day old baby boy ~ furry big sister {charlotte newborn photographer}

sleepy 11 day old baby boy ~ furry big sister {charlotte newborn photographer}

sleepy 11 day old baby boy ~ furry big sister {charlotte newborn photographer}

sleepy 11 day old baby boy ~ furry big sister {charlotte newborn photographer}

sleepy 11 day old baby boy ~ furry big sister {charlotte newborn photographer}

sleepy 11 day old baby boy ~ furry big sister {charlotte newborn photographer}

sleepy 11 day old baby boy ~ furry big sister {charlotte newborn photographer}

sleepy 11 day old baby boy ~ furry big sister {charlotte newborn photographer}

sleepy 11 day old baby boy ~ furry big sister {charlotte newborn photographer}

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