sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 2.5 years old {lake wylie baby photographer}

By | family, my boys, our girl

Another year, another better late than never post for milestone photos! Our sweet Alice Jane turned 2.5 years last month and time is flying by! School started back for the boys and Alice also started her first 2 day pre-school – sob!! My baby isn’t a baby anymore. Life is still happy chaos around here. I’m still always behind between sessions, teaching my classes, family time and everything else.

Alice is still as sassy as she is sweet…she truly is the perfect completion to our family ūüôā Her brothers adore her and she is a girly girl through and through. Loves to play dress up, dolls and her favorite colors are purple and pink. <3

 

I have taken Alice’s¬†newborn,¬†1 month,¬†2 month,¬†3 month¬†4 month,¬†5 month,¬†6 month,¬†7 month,¬†8 month,¬†9 month,¬†10 month,¬†11 month,¬†1 year,¬†18 month¬†and a few 2 year photos along with a short list of things she’s doing/personality at the ages.

Here we are at 2.5 years! Some of her milestones are:

We love our girl more than words can say! Here she is at 2.5 years old:

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 2.5 years old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 2.5 years old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 2.5 years old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 2.5 years old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 2.5 years old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 2.5 years old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 2.5 years old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 2.5 years old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 2.5 years old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 2.5 years old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 2.5 years old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 2.5 years old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 2.5 years old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 2.5 years old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 2.5 years old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 2.5 years 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 maternity, newborn, baby 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 2 years old {lake wylie baby photographer}

By | family, my boys, our girl

Our sweet Alice Jane turned 2 years old and trying to get photos of her is basically impossible now! My husband and I just got home from our 10th anniversary trip to Hawaii (first vacation without kids since our honeymooooon….) so I didn’t get to do a formal shoot like I wanted, but did get a few candid photos of Alice to remember this milestone <3

I have taken Alice’s¬†newborn,¬†1 month,¬†2 month,¬†3 month¬†4 month,¬†5 month,¬†6 month,¬†7 month,¬†8 month,¬†9 month,¬†10 month¬†and 11 month,¬†1 year,¬†18 month¬†along with a short list of things she’s doing/personality at the ages.

Here we are at 2 years! Some of her milestones are:

We love our girl more than words can say! Here she is at 2 years old:

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 2 years old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 2 years old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 2 years old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 2 years old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 2 years old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 2 years old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 2 years old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 2 years old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 2 years old {lake wylie baby photographer}

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2016 holiday photos ~ my family {lake wylie baby photographer}

By | family, my boys, our girl

Wade family 2016 Holiday card photos DONE. Ha. Every year this task becomes more and more daunting…so this year I enlisted the help of my fabulous friend and amazing wedding photographer Amy to come and help me <3 ¬†The usual chaos was still there but it was a blessing to have her be my eyes instead of rigging a tripod! The biggest wild card this year was our girl Alice, who is in the middle of getting more molars and in rare form these days…

With the help of some head swaps we managed to get a few family photos of her smiling but otherwise she was GRUMPS. Every time Brian or I put her down for the sibling photos she would start bawwwwling. So bad that I actually took the kids out for a double take this weekend…which was another FAIL. Ha. At least I managed to get one portrait of the three kids together. Though I really adore all the candids of them throwing leaves too <3

This is the 3rd autumn I’ve captured with my girl too – aka #seasonswithalicejane¬†ūüôā

I love these images and my family. Excited to share them! Happy early Thanksgiving and enjoy! <3

2016 holiday photos ~ my family {lake wylie baby photographer}

2016 holiday photos ~ my family {lake wylie baby photographer}

2016 holiday photos ~ my family {lake wylie baby photographer}

2016 holiday photos ~ my family {lake wylie baby photographer}

2016 holiday photos ~ my family {lake wylie baby photographer}

2016 holiday photos ~ my family {lake wylie baby photographer}

2016 holiday photos ~ my family {lake wylie baby photographer}

2016 holiday photos ~ my family {lake wylie baby photographer}

2016 holiday photos ~ my family {lake wylie baby photographer}

2016 holiday photos ~ my family {lake wylie baby photographer}

2016 holiday photos ~ my family {lake wylie baby photographer}

2016 holiday photos ~ my family {lake wylie baby photographer}

2016 holiday photos ~ my family {lake wylie baby photographer}

2016 holiday photos ~ my family {lake wylie baby photographer}

2016 holiday photos ~ my family {lake wylie baby photographer}

2016 holiday photos ~ my family {lake wylie baby photographer}

2016 holiday photos ~ my family {lake wylie baby photographer}

2016 holiday photos ~ my family {lake wylie baby photographer}

2016 holiday photos ~ my family {lake wylie baby photographer}

2016 holiday photos ~ my family {lake wylie baby photographer}

2016 holiday photos ~ my family {lake wylie baby photographer}

2016 holiday photos ~ my family {lake wylie baby photographer}

2016 holiday photos ~ my family {lake wylie baby photographer}

2016 holiday photos ~ my family {lake wylie baby photographer}

2016 holiday photos ~ my family {lake wylie baby photographer}

2016 holiday photos ~ my family {lake wylie baby photographer}

2016 holiday photos ~ my family {lake wylie baby photographer}

2016 holiday photos ~ my family {lake wylie baby photographer}

2016 holiday photos ~ my family {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 maternity, newborn, baby 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 18 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

By | 1 year old, family, my boys, our girl

Better late than never (again!), our sweet Alice Jane turned 1.5 years (18 mos) last month and time is flying by! School recently started back and life is constant happy chaos around here. I’m also always behind between sessions, teaching my classes, family time and everything else. Alice has become as sassy as she is sweet…and fits in *perfectly* with our family ūüôā I’m absolutely obsessed with her curls – they are ringlets actually. I never imagined I could be excited to take a gazillion pictures of the back of her head, ha! ¬†She gets her mind made up and there is no stopping her (no clue where that comes from…). We will all be happy once she gets her teeth in too. Slowly but surely. <3

Last night when I tried to do her photos I realized just how long it had been since I have done any photos with her (6 months ago at her 1 year?!) and she didn’t like me walking away leaving her one.single.bit. You can see from my very first shot taken that she’s become a little attached to her mama’s hip. I had promised her big brothers that I would give them dessert if they were good and they were clearly concerned that wasn’t going to happen. Ha! Thankfully everyone settled down a bit and we even got to play with a few butterflies while we were up there. I’ve been hanging on to this beautiful dress for her since her first birthday…thank goodness I didn’t miss the window for her to wear it! It’s also part of my studio wardrobe¬†¬†now too <3

I have taken Alice’s¬†newborn,¬†1 month,¬†2 month,¬†3 month¬†4 month,¬†5 month,¬†6 month,¬†7 month,¬†8 month,¬†9 month,¬†10 month¬†and 11 month photos¬†along with a short list of things she’s doing/personality at the ages.

Here we are at 1.5 years! Some of her milestones are:

We love our girl more than words can say! Here she is at 1.5 years old:

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 18 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 18 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 18 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 18 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 18 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 18 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 18 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 18 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 18 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 18 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 18 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 18 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 18 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 18 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 18 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 18 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 18 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

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oak island beach week 2016 ~ family vacation photos {charlotte lifestyle photographer}

By | family, my boys, our girl

Every year since 2011 my family has gone to Oak Island for a¬†beach week vacation. It’s really the only solid week of vacation I ever take so I am trying harder to focus on family time and recharge my batteries! It is also the only time that I usually take lifestyle photos of my boys¬†and¬†Alice Jane¬†with my big camera. Each year I try to come up with something new to try out – beach week¬†2012 I used only my wide angle lens, for OKI 2013 vacation I switched to only my 80-200 lens, in 2014 I used only my Petzval (and I’m just realizing I never blogged those photos…going to have to go back and do that!), and last year in¬†2015 we were in survival mode (Alice was only a few months old) so it’s amazing I even turned my camera ON. Ha!

My biggest challenge every year is always letting go of the standards of perfection that I apply to every client’s gallery…composition, color casts, white balance, distracting elements and so much more. If I fixed every little detail¬†in these beach images I would only have a few to show (or be editing my entire vacation…) and miss too much of the story!

Well this year I got ambitious…I decided to shoot video. Yep, VIDEO. Not like photo slideshow. Reeeeeal video. Craaaaazytown. But ohmigoodness I think I am addicted! I recently grabbed up Alison Winterroth’s Breakout Session with Click PhotoSchool and it is FABULOUS. No way I would have ever attempted making a video without her tutorials. I really can’t recommend it enough!

Between my already shaky hands, bumpy car riding, the insane wind, waves and our speed racer children…to say it was challenging is an understatement.

I still have soooooo much to learn but love this first attempt EVER.¬†I actually thought that I might do a video/photo mix. But in the end decided I really just wanted to put all the video clips together, separate from the photos.¬†This is something I have been wanting to try for a long time. As much as I love the video, I hope I can look back at it next year and see all the things I have¬†improved upon since then. I’m excited to start adding video¬†in my upcoming client sessions too – YAY!

‚̧ First, here are some of my favorite photos¬†from last week. Followed by my very first attempt at a video. Enjoy!

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sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

By | 1 year old, family, my boys, our girl

It has taken me a little while to get this posted, but better late than never ūüôā Get ready for an overshare of images…I did different shoots with Alice right around her birthday to capture her at 1 year. I wanted to do some individuals but¬†I ended up having a ton of outfits and had to narrow that down to a few favorites. I also wanted to get some bare bum shots, a few photos of the two of us together, one with the boys, and of course with my husband. It is amazing how much babies change in the first year! Seeing her in her daddy’s arms at newborn, 6 months and now 1 year is pretty magical! I also did an abbreviated cake smash (since she already took down a cupcake at her Onederland party…) because well, she may not like me for the hat later but it had to be done. Neither of the boys would even remotely tolerate hats so poor Alice is getting the load, ha. Bless her heart <3

I have taken Alice’s¬†newborn,¬†1 month,¬†2 month,¬†3 month¬†4 month,¬†5 month,¬†6 month,¬†7 month,¬†8 month,¬†9 month,¬†10 month¬†and 11 month photos¬†along with a short list of things she’s doing/personality at the ages.

Here we are at 1 year! Some of her milestones are:

We love our girl more than words can say! Here she is at 1 year old:

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

alice jane and her big brothers ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

alice jane bare bum ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

alice jane bare bum ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

alice jane bare bum ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

alice jane in her daddys arms ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

alice jane in her daddys arms ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

alice jane studio photos ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

alice jane studio photos ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

alice jane studio photos ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

alice jane studio photos ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

alice jane studio photos ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

alice jane studio photos ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

alice jane cake smash ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

alice jane cake smash ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

alice jane cake smash ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

alice jane cake smash ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

alice jane cake smash ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

alice jane cake smash ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

alice jane cake smash ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

alice jane cake smash ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

alice jane cake smash ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

alice jane cake smash ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

alice jane cake smash ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

alice jane cake smash ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

alice jane cake smash ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

alice jane cake smash ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

alice jane cake smash ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

alice jane cake smash ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

alice jane cake smash ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

alice jane cake smash ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

alice jane cake smash ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

alice jane cake smash ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

alice jane cake smash ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photographer}

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alice jane in ONEderland party ~ our girl is 1 year old {lake wylie baby photos}

By | 1 year old, family, my boys, our girl

Oh my. Planning our only daughter’s first birthday got a lot bigger than I intended! But…she is only 1¬†ONCE. So I went with it ūüôā A sweet past client asked if I had seen the “Alice in ONEderland” themed parties. It was ALL OVER¬†from there! hahaha. I began looking for decorations and decided I would draw some of the wall art instead. I started with the cheshire cat, then of course had to do Alice, the white rabbit, mad hatter and my favorite movie quote, “We’re all mad here“. I was on a mission to transform our home in Lake Wylie into a wonderland ūüėČ

I wanted to have soft¬†colors for the decor and I pulled inspiration from¬†an old copy of Alice in Wonderland that I’ve had for yeeeears. I had a collection of vintage tea linens that I used, along with lots of fabrics and wraps from my studio. For the food (and since it was a “tea party”) I wanted to do some easy finger foods and treats. Well I went a little crazy and baked¬†some yummy apple roses…they were pretty and delicious but I probably won’t ever do those again. So.much.work. And I don’t cook which made things even more interesting! Thankfully I had some help from my friend¬†Amy¬†making the cheshire cat tails and peanut butter bites. The rest was pretty easy: muffins, croissants, red velvet cookies, “mushroom” marshmellow apples, fruit, hershey kisses and gummi roses.

The centerpiece of course was her cake, which I had made specifically to match the one from the tea party in the movie. It came out PERFECT. I got it from Jenn’s Sugarlicious Bakery and they¬†were even able to create the same candle out of fondant! When I went to pick it up it was waaaaay bigger than I had imagined though. I needed it to feed 30 and I swear this cake could have fed 80. HUGE. As you can see from the photos below, ha!

One (unexpected) fantastic thing about planning for her birthday was that there was Valentine’s Day stuff evvvverywhere. The hearts and pink stuff was easy to find ūüôā A lot of the vintage Alice decor came from Amazon. She wore the same dress I had custom made for her Halloween costume last year. Then she changed into light purple tutu dress after devouring her cupcake. Oh yeah, Alice showed that cupcake who was BOSS. I’m hoping to do another cupcake smash with her soon but these photos are hilariously awesome. Once she figured out the icing was sweet she dove in face first ūüėČ

Special thanks to Amy for taking a TON of these photos for me at the party! <3

Here are some of my favorites, enjoy!

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sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 11 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

By | 1 year old, family, my boys, our girl

Holy one month away from A YEAR OLD.¬†Alice is 11 months old. Fastest.year.ever! This time last year I was waddlng around the streets of New York City with Amy getting ready to do the most amazing maternity session EVAH with Meg.¬†One day I’ll be able to tell Alice about the gorrrgeous skyline, freeeeeezing temps, begging for forgiveness…ha!¬†and whistles from all the kind New Yorkers. Little did we know she would arrive 4 weeks later! ¬†Happy 11 months Alice Jane, you have some pretty wicked high heel shoes stored away for you someday. <3

For this shoot I have her in another vintage dress I have been saving, waiting for her to fit into and the little booger was snug around the middle! Whew. Sooooo glad I didn’t miss it because this one has been stashed away for yeeeears of me thinking “what if we have a girl?” ūüôā

I have taken Alice’s¬†newborn,¬†1 month,¬†2 month,¬†3 month¬†4 month,¬†5 month,¬†6 month,¬†7 month,¬†8 month,¬†9 month¬†and 10 month photos¬†along with a short list of things she’s doing/personality at the ages.

Here we are at 11 months! Some of her milestones are:

  • taking her FIRST STEPS
  • top teeth (snaggletooth) coming in
  • first “word” is DaDa (of course! ;))
  • she started making this face I call “ugly face” but I havent gotten a good video of it yet…coming soon! ha.

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

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 11 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 11 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 11 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 11 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 11 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 11 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

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my family ~ happy holiday photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

By | 1 year old, family, my boys, our girl

This year has been a wild ride. A whirlwind really. Lots of wonderful things happened, lots of stressful things too. But at the end of the day we are all here, relatively healthy and extremely lucky to be able to breathe in every day. Life with 3 kids is crazy, messy, chaotic and yet still endearing. Those in between moments in the day when we get to see the 3 of them interact, help each other, laugh with each other and just BE with each other Рthose moments soften the blow of all the want-to-rip-my-hair-out moments. Ha.

Besides Alice’s first year¬†milestones, I haven’t done much photographing of my own family this year. Only on special occasions (beach week, thanksgiving) do I bring my big camera along. But I want to make a goal each year of getting at least one or two good family photos. It is no small task…the stars have to align perfectly (and at least 3 or 4 head swaps later) for us to accomplish this. There has been so much rain in the last few months that I was starting to think we would run out of chances! I did a few photos of the kids and one family photo in the studio a few weeks before¬†Thanksgiving thinking I could use those if we couldn’t get outside. I LOVE the studio shots. Almost more than the outdoor images! I’m glad to have both background and used them all on our card this year.

Last¬†weekend Alice turned 10 months old. Unreal!¬†I was hoping to get a few holiday themed photos too. The boys pjs came last minute this year but I have been saving the pretty white vintage nightgown Alice will be wearing (or not wearing…) Christmas morning. <3 Charlie was up in the studio “helping” me and so I got him into his pjs. The shot of him and Alice is one of my favorite images in a while. It’s so them. Their expressions and connection is just right. They are my sweet blue eyed babies ūüôā Will came up with a ridiculous light up Santa hat we’ve had (it moves AND¬†plays music…) and all the sudden everyone stopped moving. Bless the Santa hat for its magical powers!

I am still scheming for a photo of the kids in their pjs by the tree but that might have to wait for Christmas Eve. Either way, I love these images and my family. Excited to share them, Happy Holidays and enjoy! <3

my family ~ happy holiday photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

my family ~ happy holiday photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

my family ~ happy holiday photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

my family ~ happy holiday photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

my family ~ happy holiday photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

my family ~ happy holiday photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

my family ~ happy holiday photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

my family ~ happy holiday photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

my family ~ happy holiday photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

my family ~ happy holiday photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

my family ~ happy holiday photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

my family ~ happy holiday photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

my family ~ happy holiday photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

my family ~ happy holiday photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

my family ~ happy holiday photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

my family ~ happy holiday photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

my family ~ happy holiday photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

my family ~ happy holiday photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

my family ~ happy holiday photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

my family ~ happy holiday photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

my family ~ happy holiday photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

my family ~ happy holiday photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

my family ~ happy holiday photos {lake wylie baby photographer}

my family ~ happy holiday 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 maternity, newborn, baby 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 10 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

By | 1 year old, family, my boys, our girl

Double digits! It is hard to believe Alice is 10 months old. She is truly¬†the sweetest girl and we love her so much! <3 She is still cutting teeth but seems to be tolerating it better. We are giving her Motrin and she has an amber necklace that I think is helping too. Last month we were joking that she would be walking by Christmas but she is actually soooooooo close! The boys didn’t walk until 13 months so this is new to us. Ha! Heh. That came fast! I am having so much fun dressing her in vintage and girly things. Sounds silly but it’s a dream come true. <3

I have taken Alice’s¬†newborn,¬†1 month,¬†2 month,¬†3 month¬†4 month,¬†5 month,¬†6 month,¬†7 month,¬†8 month¬†and 9 month photos¬†along with a short list of things she’s doing/personality at the ages.

Here we are at 10 months! Some of her milestones are:

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

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 10 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 10 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 10 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 10 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 10 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 10 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 10 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 10 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 10 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 10 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 10 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 10 months old {lake wylie baby photographer}

sweet alice jane ~ our girl is 10 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 maternity, newborn, baby and family portraits in Charlotte, North Carolina, Lake Wylie-Fort Mill-Tega Cay, South Carolina and all surrounding areas.