baby brother makes 4 {charlotte new born photography}

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Yesterday morning was amazing! This new family of 4 welcomed a baby brother and we had the best newborn session. I just shared their precious Fresh 48 video and yesterday was the icing on the cake 🙂 Dad and the boys arrived at my studio in Lake Wylie a little early and we did the sibling photos first. Big brother S was soooooo good and we got the sweetest photos of him with Savan. Mama arrived a bit later and looked absolutely stunning – no way she just had a baby two weeks ago! I’ve known this family since doing their older son’s newborn photos in 2013 so there were a few we wanted to try and do again this time. Well, it was my lucky day because the one shot mama loved so much happened AGAIN! Laying on the floor, Savan looked up at me with big bright eyes just the same way his big bro did 4 years ago – how awesome is this comparison of the two images side by side?! So excited to share these images <3  Congrats again P family, now party of 4!! Here are several favorites from our time together – Enjoy!

baby brother makes 4 {charlotte new born photography}

baby brother makes 4 {charlotte new born photography}

baby brother makes 4 {charlotte new born photography}

baby brother makes 4 {charlotte new born photography}

baby brother makes 4 {charlotte new born photography}

baby brother makes 4 {charlotte new born photography}

baby brother makes 4 {charlotte new born photography}

baby brother makes 4 {charlotte new born photography}

baby brother makes 4 {charlotte new born photography}

baby brother makes 4 {charlotte new born photography}

baby brother makes 4 {charlotte new born photography}

baby brother makes 4 {charlotte new born photography}

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Beth Wade Photography is located outside Charlotte, NC in Lake Wylie, SC. Beth Wade is Charlotte’s premier newborn photographer specializing in artistic custom family photography. As a professional photographer, Beth captures maternitynewbornbaby and family portraits in Charlotte, North Carolina, Lake Wylie-Fort Mill-Tega Cay, South Carolina and all surrounding areas.

holiday formal family photos {rock hill baby portraits}

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So in love with this holiday family photo session from Friday night! When she first contacted me, mama mentioned they wanted to do formal attire and I was so excited 🙂 While I’m all for a laid back easy shoot, there is something special about incorporating really beautiful wardrobe into it. Maybe it’s because I rarely dress up anymore and so when we do I really feel the need to take a photo of it 😉 Ha! Either way, the H family was looking amazing in their gowns and tuxedos! We started in the studio and then went outside. Their gorgeous daughter A was super sweet and kind. She was perfection in her Christmas dress! We talked all about what they are asking Santa for this year and how we had to get some really nice photos for their cards to send to him! Too cute. Loved meeting you H family! <3 Here are some favorites from our time together. Enjoy!

holiday formal family photos {rock hill baby portraits}

holiday formal family photos {rock hill baby portraits}

holiday formal family photos {rock hill baby portraits}

holiday formal family photos {rock hill baby portraits}

holiday formal family photos {rock hill baby portraits}

holiday formal family photos {rock hill baby portraits}

holiday formal family photos {rock hill baby portraits}

holiday formal family photos {rock hill baby portraits}

holiday formal family photos {rock hill baby portraits}

holiday formal family photos {rock hill baby portraits}

holiday formal family photos {rock hill baby portraits}

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Beth Wade Photography is located outside Charlotte, NC in Lake Wylie, SC. Beth Wade is Charlotte’s premier newborn photographer specializing in artistic custom family photography. As a professional photographer, Beth captures maternitynewbornbaby and family portraits in Charlotte, North Carolina, Lake Wylie-Fort Mill-Tega Cay, South Carolina and all surrounding areas.

almost 2! autumn family photos {south charlotte baby photography}

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What a magical autumn photo session we had last night! I was so excited to see this gorgeous family again. It’s hard to believe their little girl is about to turn two! Seems like yesterday we were together photographing their stunning maternity shoot. It was almost exactly 2 years ago! Mid-November always wins as my absolute favorite time of the year around here. The weather and foliage could not have been more perfect. Since it has been unusually warm this year it has taken the leaves a while to change but they are finally falling (and so pretty!). We started in the studio and then went outside. I had gathered up some of the prettiest, fresh fallen leaves earlier in the day and we had so much fun playing with them! After that we did some more exploring around – with toddlers it’s always good to let them stretch their legs a bit 😉 I definitely got a work out chasing this sweet girl around but it was so worth it! <3 Here are some favorites from our time together. Enjoy!

almost 2! autumn family photos {south charlotte baby photography}

almost 2! autumn family photos {south charlotte baby photography}

almost 2! autumn family photos {south charlotte baby photography}

almost 2! autumn family photos {south charlotte baby photography}

almost 2! autumn family photos {south charlotte baby photography}

almost 2! autumn family photos {south charlotte baby photography}

almost 2! autumn family photos {south charlotte baby photography}

almost 2! autumn family photos {south charlotte baby photography}

almost 2! autumn family photos {south charlotte baby photography}

almost 2! autumn family photos {south charlotte baby photography}

almost 2! autumn family photos {south charlotte baby photography}

almost 2! autumn family photos {south charlotte baby photography}

almost 2! autumn family photos {south charlotte baby photography}

almost 2! autumn family photos {south charlotte baby photography}

almost 2! autumn family photos {south charlotte baby photography}

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Beth Wade Photography is located outside Charlotte, NC in Lake Wylie, SC. Beth Wade is Charlotte’s premier newborn photographer specializing in artistic custom family photography. As a professional photographer, Beth captures maternitynewbornbaby and family portraits in Charlotte, North Carolina, Lake Wylie-Fort Mill-Tega Cay, South Carolina and all surrounding areas.

the durst family holiday photos {cramerton baby photographer}

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So happy to share these gorgeous photos of my amazing assistant Tiffany and her family!  We got together last week to do a quick holiday petite session again this year!  I can’t believe how grown up the girls look now – absolutely stunning! I loooove the dresses mama picked out for them. So perfect for autumn <3 I offer petite sessions exclusively to my existing clients and their direct friend referrals. We meet for a quick 15 minutes, I grab 10 shots, simple easy and great with toddlers (who have a tiny attention span)! 🙂 Since these are going on their custom holiday cards we create, I can’t often share them on here. But some families give me the ok and I’m excited to post their photos! <3 Here are their 10 images from our time together. Enjoy!

fall family holiday photos {cramerton baby photographer}

fall family holiday photos {cramerton baby photographer}

fall family holiday photos {cramerton baby photographer}

fall family holiday photos {cramerton baby photographer}

fall family holiday photos {cramerton baby photographer}

fall family holiday photos {cramerton baby photographer}

fall family holiday photos {cramerton baby photographer}

fall family holiday photos {cramerton baby photographer}

fall family holiday photos {cramerton baby photographer}

fall family holiday photos {cramerton baby photographer}

fall family holiday photos {cramerton baby photographer}

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Beth Wade Photography is located outside Charlotte, NC in Lake Wylie, SC. Beth Wade is Charlotte’s premier newborn photographer specializing in artistic custom family photography. As a professional photographer, Beth captures maternitynewbornbaby and family portraits in Charlotte, North Carolina, Lake Wylie-Fort Mill-Tega Cay, South Carolina and all surrounding areas.

fresh 48 hour old baby boy – birth video {matthews newborn photos}

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So in love with this birth-fresh 48 video! This baby boy has been a long time coming and was absolutely worth the wait <3 I got to take his big brother’s newborn photos and am honored to have this family come back to me again! Mama delivered at Novant Women’s Center in Matthews and I came to see them when their little guy was barely 48 hours old. This special time families experience at the hospital or birth center are such a blur! I love being able to create these keepsake videos that help them remember how precious time is with their newborn. The look of wonder in a baby’s eyes this young is so magical! Be sure to watch through to the very end of the video too – I’m so excited I got to include them getting his footprints made. <3 This video was taken in 4K HD with my new equipment <3) – still having so much fun with it! Congrats again to the P family!! Excited to see yall again very soon for your newborn session. Here are a few photos and the special video highlight from our time together – Enjoy!

fresh 48 hour old baby boy - birth video {matthews newborn photos}

fresh 48 hour old baby boy - birth video {matthews newborn photos}

fresh 48 hour old baby boy - birth video {matthews newborn photos}

fresh 48 hour old baby boy - birth video {matthews newborn photos}

fresh 48 hour old baby boy - birth video {matthews newborn photos}

fresh 48 hour old baby boy - birth video {matthews newborn photos}

fresh 48 hour old baby boy - birth video {matthews newborn photos}

fresh 48 hour old baby boy - birth video {matthews newborn photos}

fresh 48 hour old baby boy - birth video {matthews newborn photos}

fresh 48 hour old baby boy - birth video {matthews newborn photos}

fresh 48 hour old baby boy - birth video {matthews newborn photos}

fresh 48 hour old baby boy - birth video {matthews newborn photos}

fresh 48 hour old baby boy - birth video {matthews newborn photos}

fresh 48 hour old baby boy - birth video {matthews newborn photos}

fresh 48 hour old baby boy - birth video {matthews newborn photos}

fresh 48 hour old baby boy - birth video {matthews newborn photos}

fresh 48 hour old baby boy - birth video {matthews newborn photos}

fresh 48 hour old baby boy - birth video {matthews newborn photos}

fresh 48 hour old baby boy - birth video {matthews newborn photos}

fresh 48 hour old baby boy - birth video {matthews newborn photos}

fresh 48 hour old baby boy - birth video {matthews newborn photos}

fresh 48 hour old baby boy - birth video {matthews newborn photos}

fresh 48 hour old baby boy - birth video {matthews newborn photos}

fresh 48 hour old baby boy - birth video {matthews newborn photos}

fresh 48 hour old baby boy - birth video {matthews newborn photos}

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Beth Wade Photography is located outside Charlotte, NC in Lake Wylie, SC. Beth Wade is Charlotte’s premier newborn photographer specializing in artistic custom family photography. As a professional photographer, Beth captures maternitynewbornbaby and family portraits in Charlotte, North Carolina, Lake Wylie-Fort Mill-Tega Cay, South Carolina and all surrounding areas.

autumn family holiday photos {belmont baby photographer}

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Loved seeing this awesome family again for their holiday petite session this year!  They have been clients of mine since their son was tiny and I did the most adorable sitter 7 month session for their daughter A too 🙂 <3 I offer petite sessions exclusively to my existing clients and their direct friend referrals. We meet for a quick 15 minutes, I grab 10 shots, simple easy and great with toddlers (who have a tiny attention span)! 🙂 Since these are going on their custom holiday cards we create, I can’t often share them on here. But some families give me the ok and I’m excited to post their photos! <3 Here are their 10 images from our time together. Enjoy!

autumn family holiday photos {belmont baby photographer}

autumn family holiday photos {belmont baby photographer}

autumn family holiday photos {belmont baby photographer}

autumn family holiday photos {belmont baby photographer}

autumn family holiday photos {belmont baby photographer}

autumn family holiday photos {belmont baby photographer}

autumn family holiday photos {belmont baby photographer}

autumn family holiday photos {belmont baby photographer}

autumn family holiday photos {belmont baby photographer}

autumn family holiday photos {belmont baby photographer}

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Beth Wade Photography is located outside Charlotte, NC in Lake Wylie, SC. Beth Wade is Charlotte’s premier newborn photographer specializing in artistic custom family photography. As a professional photographer, Beth captures maternitynewbornbaby and family portraits in Charlotte, North Carolina, Lake Wylie-Fort Mill-Tega Cay, South Carolina and all surrounding areas.

autumn holiday family photos {concord baby photographer}

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One of my favorite families ever! I’m excited to share their holiday petite session this year.  We met this time last year too and it is crazy to see how much the kiddos have changed!! I kid you not when I say this is probably the “easiest” it gets with getting kids to smile – they are SO HAPPY! Ohmigoodness. Totally making my job super easy. <3 I offer petite sessions exclusively to my existing clients and their direct friend referrals. We meet for a quick 15 minutes, I grab 10 shots, simple easy and great with toddlers (who have a tiny attention span)! 🙂 Since these are going on their custom holiday cards we create, I can’t often share them on here. But some families give me the ok and I’m excited to post their photos! <3 Here are their 10 images from our time together. Enjoy!

  autumn holiday family photos {concord baby photographer}

autumn holiday family photos {concord baby photographer}

autumn holiday family photos {concord baby photographer}

autumn holiday family photos {concord baby photographer}

autumn holiday family photos {concord baby photographer}

autumn holiday family photos {concord baby photographer}

autumn holiday family photos {concord baby photographer}

autumn holiday family photos {concord baby photographer}

autumn holiday family photos {concord baby photographer}

autumn holiday family photos {concord baby photographer}

autumn holiday family photos {concord baby photographer}

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Beth Wade Photography is located outside Charlotte, NC in Lake Wylie, SC. Beth Wade is Charlotte’s premier newborn photographer specializing in artistic custom family photography. As a professional photographer, Beth captures maternitynewbornbaby and family portraits in Charlotte, North Carolina, Lake Wylie-Fort Mill-Tega Cay, South Carolina and all surrounding areas.

autumn pregnancy ~ baby girl {charlotte maternity photos}

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Ahhhh! It’s finally beginning to feel like autumn and this gorgeous little mama’s pregnancy is almost at the end! Baby girl is due in exactly one month and her family is so excited to meet this precious gift. They came from Charlotte to my studio in Lake Wylie and we had an amazing time. Baby girl M’s big sister made a special appearance for the shoot and we got the sweetest photos of her with her mama! Furry siblings are always welcome and I know how much of an impact they have on our hearts. <3 We started by going through my maternity wardrobe guide so mama could choose which gowns she wanted to wear. I love the choices she made and all the tones are perfect for the season! We made our way up to the gardens and started with the “big sister” photos first. I’m pretty sure I see a puppy smiling in these images. 🙂 Finally we came back down to the lake and watched the sun set. Oh how I love the autumn sunsets! Sky onfiyah <3 Congrats M family!! I am so excited I get to see them again for their Fresh 48 session (and then newborn)! Even more special….mama is an incredibly talented singer/songwriter and is going to create the fresh 48 video song!! Can.not.wait.<3  Here are a few favorite photos from yesterday’s maternity session!

 autumn pregnancy ~ baby girl {charlotte maternity photos}

 autumn pregnancy ~ baby girl {charlotte maternity photos}

 autumn pregnancy ~ baby girl {charlotte maternity photos}

 autumn pregnancy ~ baby girl {charlotte maternity photos}

 autumn pregnancy ~ baby girl {charlotte maternity photos}

 autumn pregnancy ~ baby girl {charlotte maternity photos}

 autumn pregnancy ~ baby girl {charlotte maternity photos}

 autumn pregnancy ~ baby girl {charlotte maternity photos}

 autumn pregnancy ~ baby girl {charlotte maternity photos}

autumn pregnancy ~ baby girl {charlotte maternity photos} autumn pregnancy ~ baby girl {charlotte maternity photos}

 autumn pregnancy ~ baby girl {charlotte maternity photos}

 autumn pregnancy ~ baby girl {charlotte maternity photos}

 autumn pregnancy ~ baby girl {charlotte maternity photos}

 autumn pregnancy ~ baby girl {charlotte maternity photos}

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Beth Wade Photography is located outside Charlotte, NC in Lake Wylie, SC. Beth Wade is Charlotte’s premier newborn photographer specializing in artistic custom family photography. As a professional photographer, Beth captures maternitynewbornbaby and family portraits in Charlotte, North Carolina, Lake Wylie-Fort Mill-Tega Cay, South Carolina and all surrounding areas.

brand refresh+website design : kristy dooley {beth wade photography charlotte}

By | photography workshops, website design

I’m so excited to share this post today! On a very limited basis I am now offering custom boutique branding and website design services for photographers. For most photographers, they can get a great start on their business and websites with my Basic WordPress and Website Creation class through Click PhotoSchool. But when the time comes for a refresh or redesign, sometimes getting that new look exactly perfect takes a little more time and effort! I just recently added this service and timing was great because my sweet friend, Kristy of Kristy Dooley Photography was looking to do a refresh of her own brand and website.

This was her old website:

When Kristy contacted me she was ready for a new look for her logo, brand colors and site design. Something that was more sophisticated and professional but still unique and fun! Her current brand incorporated lots of brighter tones (pink, aqua and navy) and after seeing her brand inspiration board we made a change towards more muted greens, grays and light pink tones.

For her logo, she chose various fonts she liked and I recommended the one I thought would be most appropriate for a “refresh”.  After comparing all the options there was no question it was the winner! I also pulled various new patterns and design elements to use in her designs. She didn’t want to go too neutral because her work is so vibrant and rich, but we also wanted to create a site where the photos would be center stage!

Here is her final new brand board:

Some of the big changes we made to her website:

  • wider layout with custom background, design elements and thumbnails
  • new social icons, contact buttons and custom brand color accents
  • smaller more streamlined membership icons
  • updated page verbiage and custom design for about, testimonials, session details and a new “learn” page for her workshops
  • sleek new contact form with consistent linking throughout every page of her site

Because your brand extends all the way into your products and packaging, Kristy added on a print design option where I created new sticker designs, return address labels, business cards and thank you notes. I love how these turned out! She ordered her beautiful new printed material from the fabulous vendor MOO.

Once we get the site complete I have a 1:1 video chat to go over the basics for maintaining the new site, making small changes, etc. Kristy also has a month of support from me with any help she needs making changes or updating the content!

Do you need a brand refresh or website redesign? Contact me for details!

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Beth Wade Photography is located outside Charlotte, NC in Lake Wylie, SC. Beth Wade is Charlotte’s premier newborn photographer specializing in artistic custom family photography. As a professional photographer, Beth captures maternitynewbornbaby and family portraits in Charlotte, North Carolina, Lake Wylie-Fort Mill-Tega Cay, South Carolina and all surrounding areas.

autumn holiday photos ~ family of 4 {charlotte baby photographer}

By | family, petite

Love this family so much! I’m excited to share their holiday petite session this year!  We had an autumn session late last year and they also came back earlier this year for a gorgeous spring session. Mama always has the most perfect outfits for everyone! I adore her dress and the girls rompers are the CUTEST! <3 I offer petite sessions exclusively to my existing clients and their direct friend referrals. We meet for a quick 15 minutes, I grab 10 shots, simple easy and great with toddlers (who have a tiny attention span)! 🙂 Since these are going on their custom holiday cards we create, I can’t often share them on here. But some families give me the ok and I’m excited to post their photos! <3 Here are their 10 images from our time together. Enjoy!

autumn holiday photos ~ family of 4 {charlotte baby photographer}

autumn holiday photos ~ family of 4 {charlotte baby photographer}

autumn holiday photos ~ family of 4 {charlotte baby photographer}

autumn holiday photos ~ family of 4 {charlotte baby photographer}

autumn holiday photos ~ family of 4 {charlotte baby photographer}

autumn holiday photos ~ family of 4 {charlotte baby photographer}

autumn holiday photos ~ family of 4 {charlotte baby photographer}

autumn holiday photos ~ family of 4 {charlotte baby photographer}

autumn holiday photos ~ family of 4 {charlotte baby photographer}

autumn holiday photos ~ family of 4 {charlotte baby photographer}

autumn holiday photos ~ family of 4 {charlotte baby photographer}

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Beth Wade Photography is located outside Charlotte, NC in Lake Wylie, SC. Beth Wade is Charlotte’s premier newborn photographer specializing in artistic custom family photography. As a professional photographer, Beth captures maternitynewbornbaby and family portraits in Charlotte, North Carolina, Lake Wylie-Fort Mill-Tega Cay, South Carolina and all surrounding areas.