sweet alice jane ~ 6 month sitter session {lake wylie baby photographer}

By | 6 months old, family, my boys, our girl

Somehow we are already halfway through September…and even though our girl is almost 7 months old I have still been working on getting some more 6 month/”sitter” photos of her now that she is sitting up! I can not believe we are halfway to her first year. Have y’all seen the meme floating around that is a play on “This is your brain…” except it ends with “This is your brain with 3 kids”? Oh yes, here it is. So so SO true. Fortunately Alice is a really really GOOD baby. But we are all still in survival mode these days. Laundry not folded? At least its clean. Boys want popcorn and bananas for dinner? Done. We all survive to see the sunrise again tomorrow? Boom. 🙂

Between my normal client schedule, starting my business classes again and announcing some new changes for BWP, my days are a whirlwind. I have been taking more photos of Alice as I can, telling myself  ‘she is our last baby…I can.not.miss.this!’. I posted some back on my birthday and for her actual 6 month milestone but wanted to share some of the others too. I have been waiting for this time in her life because, besides the newborn stage, it is my absolute favorite to photograph. Babies are sitting up, smiling and showing their personality, but not crawling or running away from me yet. 😉

I took these all on different days and times over the past month. First I wanted to get some bare bum and bloomer shots in the studio. I had several new flower crowns and my new flower wall to use as a backdrop. I also got a shot of her with her first “girl toy”, Cheer Bear. After having two boys, walking down the girl toys isle was pretty surreal. Sounds silly, but was a little dream come true. <3 Another day we went up to a nearby field and then the garden. But the weather quickly turned south on us so I only got a few keepers. A week or so later Alice (who is now pretty consistently sleeping through the night! knock on wood..) decided to wake up at 5AM bright eyed and bushy tailed.  So! it was the perfect morning for me to take her to do some sunrise photos on the beach. At the end she did a face plant and was done with me. But I got some pretty gorgeous images before then anyway. <3

The last thing I wanted to capture was a few photos with her daddy. Alice loves loves LOVES her daddy. He is pretttttty smitten with her too. I love watching the two of them together and feel so lucky that I can watch their relationship grow. I have such a special place in my heart and memories of my dad. It makes me so happy to be able to watch the same thing blossom with Alice and Brian. I think my favorite shot from this might be the very last one I got of her in his hands again, 6 months (and 13 days) later. I posted the newborn-6 month comparison and it is incredible how fast they grow up! She will never be this small again. Here are some of my favorites <3

sweet alice jane ~ 6 month sitter session {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ 6 month sitter session {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ 6 month sitter session {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ 6 month sitter session {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ 6 month sitter session {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ 6 month sitter session {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ 6 month sitter session {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ 6 month sitter session {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ 6 month sitter session {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ 6 month sitter session {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ 6 month sitter session {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ 6 month sitter session {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ 6 month sitter session {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ 6 month sitter session {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ 6 month sitter session {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ 6 month sitter session {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ 6 month sitter session {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ 6 month sitter session {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ 6 month sitter session {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ 6 month sitter session {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ 6 month sitter session {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ 6 month sitter session {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ 6 month sitter session {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ 6 month sitter session {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ 6 month sitter session {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ 6 month sitter session {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ 6 month sitter session {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ 6 month sitter session {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ 6 month sitter session {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ 6 month sitter session {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ 6 month sitter session {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ 6 month sitter session {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ 6 month sitter session {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ 6 month sitter session {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ 6 month sitter session {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ 6 month sitter session {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ 6 month sitter session {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ 6 month sitter session {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.

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 6 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

By | 6 months old, family, my boys, our girl

Our sweet Alice Jane turned 6 months old today! 😉 This month FLEW by. As I’m looking back at my previous post for her 5 month photos I realize that we are still living in the same chaotic water damage mess that we were a month ago…ha! Wow. Well even though our living conditions haven’t changed, our baby girl sure has. She is just about sitting up on her own and I can not wait to take her out to do some “sitter” photos soon! I’ve been anxiously waiting for this milestone 🙂 Stay tuned for those in the next few weeks. <3

I have taken Alice’s newborn1 month2 month3 month 4 month, and 5 month photos, along with a short list of things she’s doing/personality at the ages.

Here we are at 6 months! Some of her milestones are:

She has changed so much already! Here is our baby girl (and her big brothers):

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 6 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 6 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 6 months old {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.

my birthday gift ~ mommy and me photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

By | 6 months old, family, my boys, our girl

Today is my birthday. As I get older there are a few trends that seem to continue: 1) time is not on my side :-/ 2) neither is my body! and 3) I really don’t need much. An appropriate birthday gift in my mid-thirties might be a small home appliance, or…sleep.  🙂 Since I have all the appliances we can handle and sleep is kinda like wishing for a shooting star I thought I would ask for something I really wanted: photos of me and my girl. <3

Actually. Maybe I do need them! I have tried to do my best to capture Alice’s first year and I can’t believe we are almost halfway there. I did seasons (summer, fall, winter and spring) for my 1st-4th trimesters with her and I knew I wanted to do another sunset shoot in the lake around her 6 month milestone, just like we did last fall for my first maternity photos. I wanted Alice to be bare bum with a pretty flower crown I got for her (which she also ate 3 flowers off of in this shoot…oops) but I was trying to decide what I should wear for them. I’m still not back to pre-baby ‘me’ so I thought of doing a wrap somehow. I couldn’t figure out the best way to tie it and hold her so I said screw it and went with the same thing I wore in the maternity shoot last fall. Like I mentioned, my body is not on my side anymore (between my autoimmune issues and good ol’ aging). But, the one thing I’m pretty proud of about my body is still being able to grow this gorgeous child of ours. She is happy and sweet and beautiful and PERFECT. And that is pretty amazing. So I decided to celebrate it and hope that when I look back at these photos in 30 years I’ll be glad I did.

My incredible husband took these photos for me. They are exactly what I wanted. And needed. Thank you to him for this priceless gift on my birthday. 🙂

A few favorites:

my birthday gift ~ mommy and me photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

my birthday gift ~ mommy and me photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

my birthday gift ~ mommy and me photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

my birthday gift ~ mommy and me photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

my birthday gift ~ mommy and me photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

my birthday gift ~ mommy and me photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

my birthday gift ~ mommy and me 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.

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 5 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

By | 6 months old, family, my boys, our girl

Our sweet Alice Jane turned 5 months old yesterday! 😉 I’ve been burning the candle at both ends since she was born and planned to take a little time to rest this month…but of course, the universe threw some major water damage on our plate. Our water company broke a pipe and it flooded the boys room, which means they are sleeping in my office. Yay. Five people in a two bedroom house? Yay. Much obliged, universe.

I have taken Alice’s newborn1 month2 month3 month and 4 month photos, along with a short list of things she’s doing/personality at the ages.

Here we are at 5 months! Some of her milestones are:

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

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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.

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

By | 6 months old, family, my boys, our girl

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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sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 3 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

By | 6 months old, family, my boys, our girl

Our sweet Alice Jane is almost 3 months old (I’m 2 days early, wow!) 😉 The months are flying by and I can’t seem to ever have enough time. Between a full schedule of client sessions, teaching my CM business classes and getting used to life with 3 kids…well, most days I am lucky to get out of bed. I won’t say things are easy, but life is GOOD. I feel SO lucky to have this girl in our life. She is everything (and more) <3

Of course with all else going on I have been feeling horrrrrible that I haven’t made any time to take photos of the boys anymore…I can barely keep up with Alice’s monthly milestones. But she is our LAST baby. Which means that I am forcing myself to take time and try to not work on the weekends, because my weekdays are already packed full as it is – but it.is.so.hard. Yet I know that I can not get this time back with her, the boys and my husband. Which means I am committing to that! and also to getting a photo of the 3 kids for Alice’s 3/6/9/12 month milestones. There is noooo way I can get the boys to do it every month (it’s like pulling teeth with them…) so every 3 months it is 😉

I also just went back and added the few images that I took of Alice’s 1 month and 2 month photos, along with a short list of things she’s doing at the ages. Lord knows if I can keep up with this for her entire first year it will be a MIRACLE. Pray for me. Please!

Here we are at 3 months! Some of her milestones are:

  • cooing!
  • gurgling and spitting bubbles
  • sweet laughs and smiles (except of course not usually for the camera…PCS!)
  • recognizes herself in the mirror (and in reverse camera phone ;))
  • chews on her fingers
  • spits out her paci
  • makes the sweeeetest POUTY LIP!
  • likes to kick her feets
  • sits in the bumbo for short spans
  • loves to watch her brothers
  • first bathing suit (at south point beach)
  • first trip to the pool
  • wakes up 1x at night
  • still has daddy’s blue eyes

She has changed so much from her newborn1 month and 2 month photos! Here is our baby girl and her big brothers:

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 3 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 3 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 3 months old {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.

lash love ~ 6 month old baby boy {rock hill child photographer}

By | 6 months old, family

So much changes in 6 months! It was great to see one of my favorite newborn clients again last night for his next milestone session – such a handsome boy!! He has mastered sitting up and is already on the move 🙂 When his family first arrived he was just waking up and trying to figure out what was going on. He had those big gorgeous brown eyes locked on me – ohmigoodness, what a little heartbreaker! When I saw this family for their holiday photos I noticed how LONG his lashes had gotten so I was anxious to see him again…and yep, his lashes are to die for gorgeous! We started in the studio and got some bare bum photos before heading outside. Nothing sweeter than baby cheeks <3 We managed to sneak a few smiles from him and I loved every minute with this adorable family <3 Here are a few sneak peeks from our time together. Enjoy!

lash love ~ 6 month old baby boy {rock hill child photographer}

lash love ~ 6 month old baby boy {rock hill child photographer}

lash love ~ 6 month old baby boy {rock hill child photographer}

lash love ~ 6 month old baby boy {rock hill child photographer}

lash love ~ 6 month old baby boy {rock hill child photographer}

lash love ~ 6 month old baby boy {rock hill child photographer}

lash love ~ 6 month old baby boy {rock hill child photographer}

lash love ~ 6 month old baby boy {rock hill child photographer}

lash love ~ 6 month old baby boy {rock hill child 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.

gummy smile baby girl ~ 7 months old {belmont family photographer}

By | 6 months old, family

This precious 7 month old baby girl was so cute last night! Her gummy smile is the sweetest 🙂 I am always so honored to have clients come back to see me. It’s great to know that they loved their photos but for me it’s really just wonderful to get to watch their kiddos grow up! I first met this family when I did a 7 month session for their handsome son…now 2.5 years later I get to do the same for his baby sister <3 We started in the studio and Miss A was so incredibly cute. She was just taking it in as all eyes were on her. Her mama sang one of her favorite songs and she came to life! Clapping and clasping her hands and giggling. I loved her soft blush pink tutu…the perfect touch of girlyness. When we went outside we started with the family shot since mom let me know big brother may be a little camera shy. With a little luck (and a few head swaps) I think we got some images that are wall-worthy for sure 🙂 Here are a few sneak peeks from our time together. Enjoy!

gummy smile baby girl ~ 7 months old {belmont family photographer}

gummy smile baby girl ~ 7 months old {belmont family photographer}

gummy smile baby girl ~ 7 months old {belmont family photographer}

gummy smile baby girl ~ 7 months old {belmont family photographer}

gummy smile baby girl ~ 7 months old {belmont family photographer}

gummy smile baby girl ~ 7 months old {belmont family photographer}

gummy smile baby girl ~ 7 months old {belmont family photographer}

gummy smile baby girl ~ 7 months old {belmont family photographer}

gummy smile baby girl ~ 7 months old {belmont family photographer}

gummy smile baby girl ~ 7 months old {belmont 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.

happy baby girl ~ 6 month old cutie {south charlotte child photographer}

By | 6 months old, family

I had the most fun last night with this adorable baby girl and her family! Baby D is one of my newborn clients and now she is 6 months old – such a cutie!! She has already mastered sitting up and she is borderline on the move 🙂 I always tell parents that we just go with the flow for this age shoot because babies have a tendency to expire…quickly. But she was ALLLLL smiles and giggles the whole time! Absolutely loved every minute with adorable family <3 Here are a few sneak peeks from our time together. Enjoy!

happy baby girl ~ 6 month old cutie {south charlotte child photographer}

happy baby girl ~ 6 month old cutie {south charlotte child photographer}

happy baby girl ~ 6 month old cutie {south charlotte child photographer}

happy baby girl ~ 6 month old cutie {south charlotte child 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 baby girl ~ holiday photos {cornelius child photographer}

By | 6 months old, family, petite

It was so awesome to see this family again! Baby girl is one of my newborn clients and now she is 6 months old – can’t believe it! We did a 6 month/holiday session and had so much fun. Their sweet girl is just mastering sitting up and we had some cute wobbles while we were outside 🙂 She loved being on her belly but (like most babies at this age) was more interested in the grass and leaves than me <3 We met at the perfect time and I love all the warm winter light! Here are a few sneak peeks from our time together. Enjoy!

6 month old baby girl ~ holiday photos {cornelius child photographer}

6 month old baby girl ~ holiday photos {cornelius child photographer}

6 month old baby girl ~ holiday photos {cornelius child photographer}

6 month old baby girl ~ holiday photos {cornelius child photographer}

6 month old baby girl ~ holiday photos {cornelius child photographer}

6 month old baby girl ~ holiday photos {cornelius child photographer}

6 month old baby girl ~ holiday photos {cornelius child photographer}

6 month old baby girl ~ holiday photos {cornelius child photographer}

6 month old baby girl ~ holiday photos {cornelius child 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.