5 month old sweet baby boy ~ winston-salem family photographer

By 6 months old, family

I was so excited to hear from a dear old Wake Forest friend who wanted some family photos taken of her little 5 month old, Seth. I got to make a special trip up to Winston-Salem to visit their home.  We went to some gorgeous walking trails and took a detour back to campus for a few photos on the quad. It was such an awesome session! Here is a little preview of this precious little family!

winston salem family photographer

winston salem family photographer

winston salem family photographer

winston salem family photographer

winston salem family 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.

a new place to shoot – charlotte family photographer

By my boys

There is a pretty little landing near our house that I’ve been wanting to test out as a new place to shoot. So yesterday I took my top model down for some practice shots. At first I was thinking it wasn’t going to work –  Will doesn’t adapt to new situations really easily so I had to convince (carry) him to step away from the car. Once he saw that there were rocks and sticks he was good to go! We weren’t out long but I did manage to get some keepers.

Enjoy!

charlotte family photographer

charlotte family photographer

charlotte family photographer

charlotte family photographer

charlotte family photographer

charlotte family photographer

charlotte family photographer

charlotte family photographer

charlotte family 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.

true grit – lake wylie family photographer

By my boys

Baby’s first trip to the beach, or 2nd…or maybe even 10th. I’m pretty sure every parent has been there – the moment that your little one decides to taste the sand.  My Charlie has been to the beach twice and to this Lake Wylie waterfront park by our home at least a dozen. Yet even today he got a little gritty. 🙂 Everything else goes in their mouth so why not?

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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.

photography bucket list – FULL double rainbow!

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I photographed an incredible double full rainbow tonight on Lake Wylie!

via photography bucket list – FULL double rainbow!.

full double rainbow photo

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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.

bright eyes – charlotte family photographer

By my boys

Now that I’m photographing on a regular basis I find myself  watching for catch lights in my boys eyes, pretty much all the time 🙂 My oldest son has his Papa’s eyes – they just seem to smile at you and I just love this photo. Will also happens to have the cutest freckle in the whole world on his nose <3 That is all.

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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.

in black and white – charlotte family photographer

By my boys

I’ve always had a special spot in my heart for black and white images. I do really love color, but there is something about a black and white that just brings all the focus back to the subject and what is important about the photo. I’ve actually considered making my 365 photo project next year in all black and white…we’ll see 🙂 Here are a few of  Will and Charlie from this weekend.

Enjoy!

charlotte family photographer

charlotte family photographer

charlotte family photographer

charlotte family photographer

charlotte family photographer

charlotte family photographer

charlotte family 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.

indoor shoot – charlotte family photographer

By my boys

With two family sessions rapidly approaching at the beginning of August I’m trying to get some fresh ideas for an indoor shoot. Ideally we will be outdoors, but the weather in Charlotte has been so hot this summer that I have a feeling we may all melt 🙂

I’m not really a prop gal, but I found a few softy blankets that might work out well as a backdrop. Although the boys didn’t want to sit still for for this I was still able to get a few cute practice photos!

Enjoy!

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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.

going green at mcdowell park – south charlotte family photographer

By my boys

This morning we took the boys to the McDowell nature park in South Charlotte. Even though it was about 10:30 and the sun was high overhead, the huge green trees provided tons of shade to keep us cool.

As nice as the shade was for that reason, it made taking photos pretty challenging…the shade was really dark in places and the lush greenery provided a nice greeeen glow from above – oh so lovely on the skin! :-/ I had this problem a little bit before when we hiked the Anne Springs Close Greenway, but the color wasn’t nearly as prominent as McDowell today!

Last time we hiked the trail it was winter and I got some awesome pictures of the boys. But summer time when the leaves are full might just be a no-no for future reference. Lesson learned, I still got a few keepers to share!

Enjoy!

south charlotte family photographer - mcdowell park

south charlotte family photographer - mcdowell park

south charlotte family photographer - mcdowell park

south charlotte family photographer - mcdowell park

south charlotte family photographer - mcdowell park

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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 kids at play – charlotte family photographer

By my boys

I’ve posted before about my favorite spot to photograph the kids at play (the River Hills playground) but I sometimes worry that if I keep going back to the same spot that all my photos will start looking the same…

Some do, but it’s always rewarding to go to that familiar spot and come out with pictures of Will and Charlie that give a new angle, a fresh perspective.

Today my favorite shots were taken through the holes on the floor of the big kids playground equipment. I was perched at the top of the slide, about 8 ft off the ground and caught both boys as they were walking underneath me. Here are my top “fresh” picks for today 🙂

Enjoy!

lake wylie family photographer - river hills

lake wylie family photographer - river hills

lake wylie family photographer - river hills

lake wylie family photographer - river hills

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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.

texture, grayscale and friday the 13th – charlotte family photographer

By my boys

It’s Friday the 13th, an appropriate ending to a very gray, rainy week here in Charlotte. I thought it would be equally appropriate to take some black and whites with lots of texture, a technique that has grown to become one of my favorites.

When I first started learning how to use my camera my #1 priority was to get a clear, sharp image. Once I figured out how to do that I slowly started working backwards and experimenting with different techniques. My all time favorite is still light painting but bringing a little grain back can add visual interest (when it’s done intentionally ;)).

For these images I used my new 50mm 1.4 and bumped the iso up to 1600. I love them! Happy Friday <3

charlotte family photographer

charlotte family photographer

charlotte family 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.