spring blooms session ~ family of 4 {steele creek baby photographer}

By | family, petite

Hello SPRING! The trees near my studio are finally starting to bloom and I’m in love <3 Since we had so much fun last autumn with the holiday petite sessions I decided to offer them again this spring in one of my favorite locations. I discovered it last year just before doing a special daddy-daughter session you might remember! Welp. It’s now my go to Spring spot for gorgeous blooms 🙂 So excited to share this special family’s photos! I did their maternity and a special in-home newborn session for their second baby girl, and an autumn petite with the most stunning colors ever! I love watching my newborns grow up! Petite sessions are offered 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)! 🙂 Enjoy their gorgeous photos!

spring blooms session ~ family of 4 {steele creek baby photographer}

spring blooms session ~ family of 4 {steele creek baby photographer}

spring blooms session ~ family of 4 {steele creek baby photographer}

spring blooms session ~ family of 4 {steele creek baby photographer}

spring blooms session ~ family of 4 {steele creek baby photographer}

spring blooms session ~ family of 4 {steele creek baby photographer}

spring blooms session ~ family of 4 {steele creek baby photographer}

spring blooms session ~ family of 4 {steele creek baby photographer}

spring blooms session ~ family of 4 {steele creek baby photographer}

spring blooms session ~ family of 4 {steele creek baby photographer}

spring blooms session ~ family of 4 {steele creek baby photographer}

spring blooms session ~ family of 4 {steele creek 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 twin sisters ~ spring blooms {waxhaw baby photos}

By | family, petite

Yay! I am so happy to see this awesome family again! You’ll absolutely remember their maternity and gorgeous twin girls newborn session last autumn. And perhaps even sweeter…their fresh 48 hospital session! I love watching my newborns grow up 🙂 The trees near my studio are finally starting to bloom and they are sooo pretty <3 Since we had so much fun last autumn with the holiday petite sessions I decided to offer them again this spring in one of my favorite locations.  So excited to share these springtime photos! Petite sessions are offered 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)! 🙂 Enjoy their gorgeous photos!

6 month old twin sisters ~ spring blooms {waxhaw baby photos}

6 month old twin sisters ~ spring blooms {waxhaw baby photos}

6 month old twin sisters ~ spring blooms {waxhaw baby photos}

6 month old twin sisters ~ spring blooms {waxhaw baby photos}

6 month old twin sisters ~ spring blooms {waxhaw baby photos}

6 month old twin sisters ~ spring blooms {waxhaw baby photos}

6 month old twin sisters ~ spring blooms {waxhaw baby photos}

6 month old twin sisters ~ spring blooms {waxhaw baby photos}

6 month old twin sisters ~ spring blooms {waxhaw baby photos}

6 month old twin sisters ~ spring blooms {waxhaw baby 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.

winter holiday session ~ family of 3 {south charlotte baby photos}

By | 6 months old, family, petite

I’m excited to share this sweet family of 3 and their winter holiday petite session! I did maternity and newborn for their baby girl. I am so happy to see they are back again!! We always have so much fun and I love watching my newborns grow up <3 Since the weather is finally getting chilly we opted for a studio setting. Plus, mama really wanted those adorable bare bum shots I love so much 🙂 The rolls on their girl are just too precious! She was a bit of a tough crowd but we got a few sweet smiles from her. Love the gummy smiles. And ohmigoodness those CHEEKS! <3 I offer these holiday 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 typically used for 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 gorgeous photos! <3 Here are their 10 images from our time together. Enjoy!

winter holiday session ~ family of 3 {south charlotte baby photos}

winter holiday session ~ family of 3 {south charlotte baby photos}

winter holiday session ~ family of 3 {south charlotte baby photos}

winter holiday session ~ family of 3 {south charlotte baby photos}

winter holiday session ~ family of 3 {south charlotte baby photos}

winter holiday session ~ family of 3 {south charlotte baby photos}

winter holiday session ~ family of 3 {south charlotte baby photos}

winter holiday session ~ family of 3 {south charlotte baby photos}

winter holiday session ~ family of 3 {south charlotte baby photos}

winter holiday session ~ family of 3 {south charlotte baby photos}

winter holiday session ~ family of 3 {south charlotte baby 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.

18 month old little sister ~ tea party {ballantyne baby photographer}

By | family, petite

It was so good to see this family again! Hard to believe I did their oldest daughter’s newborn session and now they have baby girl #2, a little sister who is 18 months.  Last time I saw them was for her 6 month sitter session. Time flew by and even though we missed the exact one year mark I’m happy they have this sweet milestone! At this age children are so busy busy busy and running everywhere. We played in the gardens and the girls were so cute when I tried to tickle them. Mama also brought a precious tea party set that we used for the girls to play with. Watching them interact was adorable! Little sis followed her big sister’s lead and they had lots of tea 😉  I’m excited to post their gorgeous photos! <3 Here are a few sneaks from our time together. Enjoy!

18 month old little sister {ballantyne baby photographer}

18 month old little sister {ballantyne baby photographer}

18 month old little sister {ballantyne baby photographer}

18 month old little sister {ballantyne baby photographer}

18 month old little sister {ballantyne baby photographer}

18 month old little sister {ballantyne baby photographer}

18 month old little sister {ballantyne 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.

family of 3 ~ autumn holiday session {north charlotte baby photos}

By | family, petite

I’m excited to share this sweet family of 3 from my rush of holiday petite sessions! I did maternity and newborn for their baby girl and then another petite session just before they moved away from Charlotte for a while. But I was so happy to see they are back again!! We always have so much fun and I love watching my newborns grow up holiday 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 gorgeous photos!

family of 3 ~ autumn holiday session {north charlotte baby photos}

family of 3 ~ autumn holiday session {north charlotte baby photos}

family of 3 ~ autumn holiday session {north charlotte baby photos}

family of 3 ~ autumn holiday session {north charlotte baby photos}

family of 3 ~ autumn holiday session {north charlotte baby photos}

family of 3 ~ autumn holiday session {north charlotte baby photos}

family of 3 ~ autumn holiday session {north charlotte baby photos}

family of 3 ~ autumn holiday session {north charlotte baby photos}

family of 3 ~ autumn holiday session {north charlotte baby photos}

family of 3 ~ autumn holiday session {north charlotte baby 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.

family of 4 ~ fall holiday session {charlotte child photographer}

By | family, petite

Loved seeing this adorable family of 4 again from my rush of fall holiday petite sessions! I first met them for a family shoot right before they found out they were expecting baby #2! Then again when he was about 6-7 months old. Now he is a rowdy youngster (who tried sooooo hard not to smile ;)) Even his big bro was trying hard to make him giggle but dad won the prize when he pulled out some Buzz Lightyear quotes…his whole face just lit up! We got a lot done in a very short time! <3  I offer these 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 gorgeous photos! <3 Here are their 10 images from our time together. Enjoy!

family of 4 ~ fall holiday session {charlotte child photographer}

family of 4 ~ fall holiday session {charlotte child photographer}

family of 4 ~ fall holiday session {charlotte child photographer}

family of 4 ~ fall holiday session {charlotte child photographer}

family of 4 ~ fall holiday session {charlotte child photographer}

family of 4 ~ fall holiday session {charlotte child photographer}

family of 4 ~ fall holiday session {charlotte child photographer}

family of 4 ~ fall holiday session {charlotte child photographer}

family of 4 ~ fall holiday session {charlotte child photographer}

family of 4 ~ fall holiday session {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.

twin baby girls ~ autumn holiday photos {charlotte family portraits}

By | family, petite, twins

Ohmigoodness, this stunning family! When they contacted me to schedule their holiday petite session I was so excited. We met last Friday and I haven’t seen these sweet twin girls since they were newborn babies! So many photos from that shoot remain in my favorites. They grow up SO FAST. <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)! Mama was absolutely gorgeous and all the girl’s dresses were perfection! I love their photo as a couple too – I like to get a shot of parents together without the kids because it’s so rare (but important!)! 🙂 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 gorgeous photos! <3 Here are their 10 images from our time together. Enjoy!

twin baby girls ~ autumn holiday photos {charlotte family portraits}

twin baby girls ~ autumn holiday photos {charlotte family portraits}

twin baby girls ~ autumn holiday photos {charlotte family portraits}

twin baby girls ~ autumn holiday photos {charlotte family portraits}

twin baby girls ~ autumn holiday photos {charlotte family portraits}

twin baby girls ~ autumn holiday photos {charlotte family portraits}

twin baby girls ~ autumn holiday photos {charlotte family portraits}

twin baby girls ~ autumn holiday photos {charlotte family portraits}

twin baby girls ~ autumn holiday photos {charlotte family portraits}

twin baby girls ~ autumn holiday photos {charlotte family 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.

autumn holiday photos ~ family of 4 {concord nc baby photographer}

By | family, petite

I’m excited to share another awesome family of 4 from rush of holiday petite sessions last Friday! I offer these 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 met this family when they were expecting their son and did their maternity+newborn photos. Then when baby girl came along I got to do the same sessions with her too. I am so glad I got to see them again 🙂 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 gorgeous photos!

autumn holiday photos ~ family of 4 {concord nc baby photographer}

autumn holiday photos ~ family of 4 {concord nc baby photographer}

autumn holiday photos ~ family of 4 {concord nc baby photographer}

autumn holiday photos ~ family of 4 {concord nc baby photographer}

autumn holiday photos ~ family of 4 {concord nc baby photographer}

autumn holiday photos ~ family of 4 {concord nc baby photographer}

autumn holiday photos ~ family of 4 {concord nc baby photographer}

autumn holiday photos ~ family of 4 {concord nc baby photographer}

autumn holiday photos ~ family of 4 {concord nc baby photographer}

autumn holiday photos ~ family of 4 {concord nc 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.

family of 3 ~ autumn holiday photos {south charlotte baby photographer}

By | family, petite

My rush of holiday petite sessions started last Friday! I offer these exclusively to my existing clients and their direct friend referrals. Love seeing all of my families come back to take autumn photos 🙂 These sessions are super short (15 minutes) and they get 10 basic poses I outline beforehand. We had 5 sessions last friday and the weather was perrrfect. Somehow we even ended up ahead of schedule too! 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 gorgeous photos!

family of 3 ~ autumn holiday photos {south charlotte baby photographer}

family of 3 ~ autumn holiday photos {south charlotte baby photographer}

family of 3 ~ autumn holiday photos {south charlotte baby photographer}

family of 3 ~ autumn holiday photos {south charlotte baby photographer}

family of 3 ~ autumn holiday photos {south charlotte baby photographer}

family of 3 ~ autumn holiday photos {south charlotte baby photographer}

family of 3 ~ autumn holiday photos {south charlotte baby photographer}

family of 3 ~ autumn holiday photos {south charlotte baby photographer}

family of 3 ~ autumn holiday photos {south 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.

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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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.