life come full circle spring photos {steele creek charlotte baby photographer}

By | family, petite

This is an incredibly special spring petite session with a very favorite client!

You will probably recognize Kinsley Rose and her family because I post their photos so often 😉 They come for petite sessions twice every year and I did their younger daughter’s maternity and newborn sessions !

I am posting this a bit later than usual because of timing some “news” surrounded our session – both good and not good, it’s been a bittersweet time for them. As you can see from these happy images, they are so excited to share they are expecting baby #3 this fall!! When I heard this my heart pretty much exploded. Having another baby was no small task for them and it is truly a blessing! Unfortunately, they are also grieving the loss of their precious baby girl Kinsley, who passed away a few weeks after we met. My heart hurts for their sadness and can’t imagine the emotional ride it has been the past several months. As I write this (August 21, 2018), Kinsley would have been 3 years old today. I wanted to share these photos of her and wish her a very special birthday among the angels! Much love to the R family today and every day. <3 Here are some of my favorite images from our time together. Enjoy!

life come full circle spring photos {steele creek charlotte baby photographer}

life come full circle spring photos {steele creek charlotte baby photographer}

life come full circle spring photos {steele creek charlotte baby photographer}

life come full circle spring photos {steele creek charlotte baby photographer}

life come full circle spring photos {steele creek charlotte baby photographer}

life come full circle spring photos {steele creek charlotte baby photographer}

life come full circle spring photos {steele creek charlotte baby photographer}

life come full circle spring photos {steele creek charlotte baby photographer}

life come full circle spring photos {steele creek charlotte baby photographer}

life come full circle spring photos {steele creek charlotte baby photographer}

life come full circle spring photos {steele creek charlotte baby photographer}

life come full circle spring photos {steele creek charlotte baby photographer}

life come full circle spring photos {steele creek charlotte baby photographer}

life come full circle spring photos {steele creek charlotte baby photographer}

life come full circle spring photos {steele creek charlotte baby photographer}

life come full circle spring photos {steele creek charlotte baby photographer}

life come full circle spring photos {steele creek 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.

spring family of 3 photos {huntersville baby photographer}

By | family, petite

What a pretty spring petite session we had for this new family of 3!

I did their daughter’s maternity and newborn sessions and now she is almost 6 months old!

I love seeing my newborns grow into little ladies and gents! How gorgeous is the dress mama chose for their girl?! Perfect for the season and location. I adore the photo of her looking up at her parents – such a perfect perspective to show how small she is right now! This tiny lady is so sweet and did a fantastic job at the shoot (it was still a little chilly and she stuck it out the whole time!) <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)! 🙂  I’m excited to post their photos! <3 Here are their 10 images from our time together. Enjoy!

spring family of 3 photos {huntersville baby photographer}

spring family of 3 photos {huntersville baby photographer}

spring family of 3 photos {huntersville baby photographer}

spring family of 3 photos {huntersville baby photographer}

spring family of 3 photos {huntersville baby photographer}

spring family of 3 photos {huntersville baby photographer}

spring family of 3 photos {huntersville baby photographer}

spring family of 3 photos {huntersville baby photographer}

spring family of 3 photos {huntersville baby photographer}

spring family of 3 photos {huntersville baby photographer}

spring family of 3 photos {huntersville baby photographer}

spring family of 3 photos {huntersville 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.

brand refresh+website design : kerrie brogdon {beth wade photography charlotte}

By | photography workshops, website design

I have another fabulous new website design to share today!

On a 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 am having a fantastic time with it! I’ve had an amazing time working with Kerrie of Kerrie Brogdon (Kerrie B) Photography the past several months. She saw the work I did for Kristy Dooley’s new logo and website and was looking to do a refresh of her own brand and website.

This was her old website:

When Kerrie contacted me she wanted a whole new look for her logo, brand colors and site design. She is relocating to Florida and wanted to play up the beachy vibe with her colors and textures. Her current website felt mismatched with her style and Kerrie wanted to incorporate more beach inspired tones. After seeing her brand inspiration board we made a change towards more shimmery, sandy and warm sunset tones.

For her logo, she chose various fonts she liked and we went through several of them until finding the perfect fit! I recommended two options I thought worked best.  Kerrie knew immediately which one was the winner! I also pulled various new patterns and design elements to use in her designs. She wanted to find a soft blend of colors that would complement her work and 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
  • streamlined text and portfolio pages
  • updated page verbiage and custom design for all pages
  • sleek new contact form with consistent linking throughout every page of her site

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.

gorgeous pastels ~ spring family photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

By | family, petite

Loved seeing this sweet family again for their spring petite session!

They are long time clients and I loved photographing their daughter’s newborn photos.

Ohmigoodness she has grown up so much and was a little doll for us! She and her big brother were so sweet – I could have taken pictures all day of them. I loooove the outfits mama picked out for everyone. So gorgeous, springtime and timeless <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)! 🙂  I’m excited to post their photos! <3 Here are their 10 images from our time together. Enjoy!

gorgeous pastels ~ spring family photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

gorgeous pastels ~ spring family photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

gorgeous pastels ~ spring family photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

gorgeous pastels ~ spring family photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

gorgeous pastels ~ spring family photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

gorgeous pastels ~ spring family photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

gorgeous pastels ~ spring family photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

gorgeous pastels ~ spring family photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

gorgeous pastels ~ spring family photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

gorgeous pastels ~ spring family photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

gorgeous pastels ~ spring family photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

gorgeous pastels ~ spring family photos {lake wylie 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.

brand refresh+website design : rhiannon livardo {beth wade photography charlotte}

By | photography workshops, website design

I’m so excited to share this new website design today!

On a 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 am having a fantastic time with it! I’ve had so much fun working with Rhiannon of Rhiannon Livardo Photography the past several months. She saw the work I did for Kristy Dooley’s new logo and website and was looking to do a refresh of her own brand and website.

This was her old website (with PhotoBiz):

brand refresh+website design : rhiannon livardo {beth wade photography charlotte}

When Rhiannon contacted me she wanted a fresh professional look for her logo, brand colors and site design. Her current website was pretty stark and Rhiannon wanted to incorporate more brighter tones. After seeing her brand inspiration board we made a change towards more feminine purples and pinks with a hint of teal.

brand refresh+website design : rhiannon livardo {beth wade photography charlotte}

 

For her logo, she chose various fonts she liked and we went through several of them until finding the perfect fit! I recommended the one I thought would be most appropriate for a “refresh” – not too crazy different from what she had before but much more streamlined and professional than what she was currently using.  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:

 

brand refresh+website design : rhiannon livardo {beth wade photography charlotte}

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
  • brand new blog page
  • updated page verbiage and custom design for about, home and portfolio pages
  • 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, Rhiannon added on a print design option where I created new sticker designs, gift certificates, return address labels, business cards and thank you notes. I love how these turned out! She ordered her beautiful new printed material from WHCC.

brand refresh+website design : rhiannon livardo {beth wade photography charlotte}

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.

spring family of 4 photos {concord baby photographer}

By | family, petite

It’s an honor to photography this family of 4 again for another spring petite session this year!

They are long time clients and drive from Concord to Lake Wylie in both spring and fall for these special shoots. 🙂

Their family is the sweetest, most laid back group ever. I’m sure they have bad days but I’ve only ever seen them smiling and cracking jokes. They are so easy to please and I am so lucky to call them clients! <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)! 🙂  I’m excited to post their photos! <3 Here are their 10 images from our time together. Enjoy!

spring family of 4 photos {concord baby photographer}

spring family of 4 photos {concord baby photographer}

spring family of 4 photos {concord baby photographer}

spring family of 4 photos {concord baby photographer}

spring family of 4 photos {concord baby photographer}

spring family of 4 photos {concord baby photographer}

spring family of 4 photos {concord baby photographer}

spring family of 4 photos {concord baby photographer}

spring family of 4 photos {concord baby photographer}

spring family of 4 photos {concord baby photographer}

spring family of 4 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.

6 month old little springtime lady {charlotte baby photographer}

By | family, petite

I’m so happy to see these two sweet ladies for a spring petite session this year!

We did their newborn shoot less than 6 months ago and I can’t believe how big baby girl is already!

She did soooo well too – sitting up like a champ! Definitely still in the “weeble wobble” stage but she stayed up long enough for me to catch a few photos! I even got a few smiles 🙂 <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)! 🙂  I’m excited to post their photos! <3 Here are their 10 images from our time together. Enjoy!

6 month old little springtime lady {charlotte baby photographer}

6 month old little springtime lady {charlotte baby photographer}

6 month old little springtime lady {charlotte baby photographer}

6 month old little springtime lady {charlotte baby photographer}

6 month old little springtime lady {charlotte baby photographer}

6 month old little springtime lady {charlotte baby photographer}

6 month old little springtime lady {charlotte baby photographer}

6 month old little springtime lady {charlotte baby photographer}

6 month old little springtime lady {charlotte baby photographer}

6 month old little springtime lady {charlotte baby photographer}

6 month old little springtime lady {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.

baby sister makes 4 {charlotte newborn photographer}

By | newborn

We had the best newborn session yesterday!

Last time I saw this family was 2 years ago for their daughter’s first photo shoot – now she has a baby sister and everyone is smitten.

The two girls look SO MUCH ALIKE! It’s crazy! But personalities are different and Baby F’s parents are getting the more mellow child with #2 (YAY!). We started with the sibling, family and generations (my favorite!) images first and then did some individuals. Baby girl slept a loooooong time and then woke up for a little bit – I caught the sweetest wide awake shot of her! After that she made me work to get her settled and in the final set up, but it was so worth it. 😉 Once I got her calmed again she went right back to snoozing. Such a precious girl!<3  Congrats again F family!! Here are several favorites from our time together – Enjoy!

baby sister makes 4 {charlotte newborn photographer}

baby sister makes 4 {charlotte newborn photographer}

baby sister makes 4 {charlotte newborn photographer}

baby sister makes 4 {charlotte newborn photographer}

baby sister makes 4 {charlotte newborn photographer}

baby sister makes 4 {charlotte newborn photographer}

baby sister makes 4 {charlotte newborn photographer}

baby sister makes 4 {charlotte newborn photographer}

baby sister makes 4 {charlotte newborn photographer}

baby sister makes 4 {charlotte newborn photographer}

baby sister makes 4 {charlotte newborn photographer}

baby sister makes 4 {charlotte newborn photographer}

baby sister makes 4 {charlotte newborn photographer}

baby sister makes 4 {charlotte newborn photographer}

baby sister makes 4 {charlotte newborn photographer}

baby sister makes 4 {charlotte newborn 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.

winter pregnancy ~ baby boy {charlotte maternity photos}

By | maternity

I truly think winter is arguably the best time to be pregnant!

And it would be a misconception that we could not create stunning images just because the trees are bare…this maternity session is case in point! 😉

This awesome family of 3 is about to become 4 and welcome a baby boy in the spring. They came from Charlotte to my studio in Lake Wylie and we had an amazing time. Baby boy P’s big sister E was absolutely sweet as pie. She was so patient I can’t believe she is really 4.5 yrs old! We started out inside for lots of intimate shots before changing and braving the outdoors. I swear by the lighting in my gardens and it did not disappoint! So gorgeous and I love the soft warmth in these photos. Mama was suuuuper brave and wanted to get in the lake at the end…not gonna lie, I was scared for her! 😉 BUT, we figured out a way to get her in the lake without getting wet at ALL! It was perfection and I know she will be so happy we made this happen with her last baby. <3 Congrats P family!! I am so excited I get to see them again for their Fresh 48 session (and then newborn)! <3  Here are a few favorite photos from Friday’s maternity session!

winter pregnancy ~ baby boy {charlotte maternity photos}

winter pregnancy ~ baby boy {charlotte maternity photos}

winter pregnancy ~ baby boy {charlotte maternity photos}

winter pregnancy ~ baby boy {charlotte maternity photos}

winter pregnancy ~ baby boy {charlotte maternity photos}

winter pregnancy ~ baby boy {charlotte maternity photos}

winter pregnancy ~ baby boy {charlotte maternity photos}

winter pregnancy ~ baby boy {charlotte maternity photos}

winter pregnancy ~ baby boy {charlotte maternity photos}

winter pregnancy ~ baby boy {charlotte maternity photos}

winter pregnancy ~ baby boy {charlotte maternity photos}

winter pregnancy ~ baby boy {charlotte maternity photos}

winter pregnancy ~ baby boy {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.

baby girl perfection {south charlotte new born photos}

By | newborn

Yesterday’s newborn session was perfection!

This family welcomed a baby girl last week (you’ll remember her from the sweet fresh 48 video I just shared!) and they are completely smitten with her.

As they should be! They have been waiting a loooong time for this moment. That feeling when you realize you have everything you’ve truly ever wanted in this world is priceless 🙂  I told them when they left that she got 5 gold stars from me – she was a dream to photograph, slept the entire time…her parents were shocked, ha!! <3  I have a special love for 3 generation photos and it is so special when I get to include grandparents into the gallery! Baby C’s grandmother is so proud of her daughter and so in love with her new granddaughter. Absolutely love these images <3  Congrats again C family!! Here are several favorites from our time together – Enjoy!

baby girl perfection {south charlotte new born photos}

baby girl perfection {south charlotte new born photos}

baby girl perfection {south charlotte new born photos}

baby girl perfection {south charlotte new born photos}

baby girl perfection {south charlotte new born photos}

baby girl perfection {south charlotte new born photos}

baby girl perfection {south charlotte new born photos}

baby girl perfection {south charlotte new born photos}

baby girl perfection {south charlotte new born photos}

baby girl perfection {south charlotte new born photos}

baby girl perfection {south charlotte new born photos}

baby girl perfection {south charlotte new born photos}

baby girl perfection {south charlotte new born photos}

baby girl perfection {south charlotte new born 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.