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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oak island beach week 2015 ~ 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. I’ve tried to use this week to RELAX, only be with family and catch up on taking photos of my boys. Of course, each year work always seems to creep into the picture! Except this time I actually did pretty well keeping my computer closed…mainly because I’m still running on fumes from a short maternity leave, but also because I know I NEED to. Now that Alice Jane is here I’m already having to take my attention away from the boys more often. And they are old enough to “get it” when I’m working or not around. I’ve been suuuuper slack about taking everyday photos of them – their milestones, interests and mannerisms: the things that made me pick up a camera in the first place. So I guess I try to make up for that each year with beach photos, but also the images that I take are some of my favorites over the years. It is amazing to look back only 2 and 3 years ago – the boys were so tiny! There are tons of imperfections in all of these photos, yet they all feel perfect to me because I am instantly taken back to that moment in time.

This year things got started off with a bit of a scare when there were 2 shark attacks on Monday, only a few streets down fro where we were staying. Thankfully that was the worst of it, even though it kept us mostly playing in the sand the rest of the week! The boys couldn’t have been happier though. Will had a blast digging canals and building castles. Charlie (our wild child) just wanted to run and jump and play. I caught so many photos of him jumping and running…poor kid wore himself out every day and passed out cold by 4pm! We also took the boys to play putt putt for the first time which was amusing (to say the least ;)). Alice was a sweet, happy baby despite the almost 100 degree temps. She turned 4 months old on Friday and (aside from the car rides to and from) she is pretty much the best baby ever. ❤ Here are some of my favorite moments from last week. Enjoy!

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cute family of 3 ~ age 3 going on 4 {charlotte children’s photographer}

By | family

I’m excited to share some more favorites from this family photography session!  My calendar has been booked this spring and most of summer with newborns but I always try to open up time to meet new families for an outdoor photo shoot.  Their little guy L is about to turn 4 years old and he is so much fun!   He was just waking up from a nap when they arrived but quickly turned right to smiles.  We started out at a nearby field and then went to the neighborhood gardens where I thought he could stretch his legs. He had a great time naming colors, jumping off a bail of hay, and I caught another fun milestone for age 3 going on 4…learning to tie his shoes 🙂   While L played at the playground nearby I got to take a few shots of just mom & dad <3  I’m very excited to feature a few more photos from their final gallery.  Enjoy!

family of 3 ~ age 3 going on 4 {charlotte family photographer}

family of 3 ~ age 3 going on 4 {charlotte family photographer}

family of 3 ~ age 3 going on 4 {charlotte family photographer}

family of 3 ~ age 3 going on 4 {charlotte family photographer}

family of 3 ~ age 3 going on 4 {charlotte family photographer}

family of 3 ~ age 3 going on 4 {charlotte family photographer}

family of 3 ~ age 3 going on 4 {charlotte family photographer}

family of 3 ~ age 3 going on 4 {charlotte family photographer}

family of 3 ~ age 3 going on 4 {charlotte family photographer}

family of 3 ~ age 3 going on 4 {charlotte family photographer}

family of 3 ~ age 3 going on 4 {charlotte family photographer}

family of 3 ~ age 3 going on 4 {charlotte family photographer}

family of 3 ~ age 3 going on 4 {charlotte family photographer}

family of 3 ~ age 3 going on 4 {charlotte family photographer}

family of 3 ~ age 3 going on 4 {charlotte family photographer}

family of 3 ~ age 3 going on 4 {charlotte family photographer}

family of 3 ~ age 3 going on 4 {charlotte family photographer}

family of 3 ~ age 3 going on 4 {charlotte family photographer}

family of 3 ~ age 3 going on 4 {charlotte family photographer}

family of 3 ~ age 3 going on 4 {charlotte family photographer}

family of 3 ~ age 3 going on 4 {charlotte family photographer}

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happy 1 year old baby boy ~ all smiles! {charlotte baby photography}

By | 1 year old, family

Brace yourself for some insane cuteness!  I guarantee this 1 year old’s photo session will make you smile 🙂  Baby H  just turned ONE in June and he totally rocked his one year photos.  This sweet baby boy was by far one of the happiest babies I’ve photographed and SO full of energy!  For his final gallery I tried to include a variety of smiles and expressions – seriously, even one slightly ‘grumpy face’ was too precious and full of personality that I just had to keep it.  He was also just a talkin’ away in his own baby language, probably solving all the world’s problems…it was totally adorable <3   We started out in my studio and then went to the neighborhood gardens where we thought he could stretch his legs, but he wasn’t so sure about the tall grass at first 😉 I just love everything about these photos!  Excited to share a few favorites from their final gallery. Enjoy!

happy 1 year old baby boy ~ all smiles! {charlotte baby photographer}

happy 1 year old baby boy ~ all smiles! {charlotte baby photographer}

happy 1 year old baby boy ~ all smiles! {charlotte baby photographer}

happy 1 year old baby boy ~ all smiles! {charlotte baby photographer}

happy 1 year old baby boy ~ all smiles! {charlotte baby photographer}

happy 1 year old baby boy ~ all smiles! {charlotte baby photographer}

happy 1 year old baby boy ~ all smiles! {charlotte baby photographer}

happy 1 year old baby boy ~ all smiles! {charlotte baby photographer}

happy 1 year old baby boy ~ all smiles! {charlotte baby photographer}

happy 1 year old baby boy ~ all smiles! {charlotte baby photographer}

happy 1 year old baby boy ~ all smiles! {charlotte baby photographer}

happy 1 year old baby boy ~ all smiles! {charlotte baby photographer}

happy 1 year old baby boy ~ all smiles! {charlotte baby photographer}

happy 1 year old baby boy ~ all smiles! {charlotte baby photographer}

happy 1 year old baby boy ~ all smiles! {charlotte baby photographer}

happy 1 year old baby boy ~ all smiles! {charlotte baby photographer}

happy 1 year old baby boy ~ all smiles! {charlotte baby photographer}

happy 1 year old baby boy ~ all smiles! {charlotte baby photographer}

happy 1 year old baby boy ~ all smiles! {charlotte baby photographer}

happy 1 year old baby boy ~ all smiles! {charlotte baby photographer}

happy 1 year old baby boy ~ all smiles! {charlotte baby photographer}

happy 1 year old baby boy ~ all smiles! {charlotte baby photographer}

happy 1 year old baby boy ~ all smiles! {charlotte baby photographer}

happy 1 year old baby boy ~ all smiles! {charlotte baby photographer}

happy 1 year old baby boy ~ all smiles! {charlotte baby photographer}

happy 1 year old baby boy ~ all smiles! {charlotte baby photographer}

happy 1 year old baby boy ~ all smiles! {charlotte baby photographer}

happy 1 year old baby boy ~ all smiles! {charlotte baby photographer}

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almost 4 years old ~ family of 3 {lake wylie sc kids photographer}

By | family

I have been looking forward to this family photography session for weeks now!  My calendar has been booked this spring and most of summer with newborns but I always try to open up time to meet new families for an outdoor photo shoot.  Their little guy L is about to turn 4 years old and he is so much fun!   He was just waking up from a nap when they arrived but quickly turned right to smiles.  We started out at a nearby field and then went to the neighborhood gardens where I thought he could stretch his legs…and it was right next to the playground 🙂  While  he played I got to take a few shots of just mom & dad and chat with them a bit before they left.  It is SUCH a small world…come to find out this mama and I both went to Wake Forest and were both Kappa Delta, a few years apart, but still!  Crazy cool coincidence <3  I’m very excited to share  a few sneak peek photos from their session. Enjoy!

family of 3 ~ almost 4 years old {charlotte family photographer}

family of 3 ~ almost 4 years old {charlotte family photographer}

family of 3 ~ almost 4 years old {charlotte family photographer}

family of 3 ~ almost 4 years old {charlotte family photographer}

family of 3 ~ almost 4 years old {charlotte family photographer}

family of 3 ~ almost 4 years old {charlotte family photographer}

family of 3 ~ almost 4 years old {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.

walking! ~ happy 1 year old baby boy {fort mill sc child photographer}

By | 1 year old, family

Adorable Baby boy H  just turned ONE in June and he totally rocked his one year photos.  Whenever I get a request for a 1 year shoot I always find out if they are walking yet…and from the start this sweet little guy was on the move!  Walking was clearly not a new thing  because I got my exercise last evening 🙂  Baby H was by far one of the happiest babies I’ve photographed and SO full of energy.  He is also just talkin’ away in his own baby language and I captured some sweet expressions from him at the photo shoot.  We started out in my studio and then went to the neighborhood gardens where we thought he could stretch his legs…but he wasn’t so sure about the tall grass at first.  Excited to share  a few sneak peek photos from their session. Enjoy!

happy 1 year old baby boy ~ on the move! {charlotte baby photographer}

happy 1 year old baby boy ~ on the move! {charlotte baby photographer}

happy 1 year old baby boy ~ on the move! {charlotte baby photographer}

happy 1 year old baby boy ~ on the move! {charlotte baby photographer}

happy 1 year old baby boy ~ on the move! {charlotte baby photographer}

happy 1 year old baby boy ~ on the move! {charlotte baby photographer}

happy 1 year old baby boy ~ on the move! {charlotte baby photographer}

happy 1 year old baby boy ~ on the move! {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.

a day at the beach ~ 2013 family vacation photos {charlotte lifestyle photographer}

By | family, my boys

This year I promised myself I’d do better about taking non-iphone photos of my boys. Of course, our family vacation to the beach is a perfect opportunity 🙂 I was flipping through last year’s family beach trip album and it’s incredible to see how much different the boys are! Charlie was SOO little last year, and still drinking from his baby bottle. This year Will is so much more confident and independent (and potty trained!) which makes for a slightly more relaxing trip. Above all, it is so awesome to watch my boys play together, laugh, share memories and become best friends.

In the spirit of vacation I told myself this year that I would just post my JPEGs instead of trying to process allllllll the RAW files. It’s such a tug of war for me on family vacation photos – I reeealy want them to be super beautiful (my inner perfectionist) yet I’d also like to not spend any more time than I need to behind this dang computer. So my compromise is that I’d use the JPEGs and batch edit them (if needed) with a clean luminosity/saturation action that I created in Photoshop. Thanks to a CWB and ETTR my SOOC shots were pretty spot on. I’m excited with my Day 1 photos at the beach! Here are a few favorites…I still can’t believe my husband and I succeeded in bribing convincing the boys to wear their hats ❤ Enjoy!

a day at the beach ~ family vacation photos {charlotte lifestyle photographer}

a day at the beach ~ family vacation photos {charlotte lifestyle photographer}

a day at the beach ~ family vacation photos {charlotte lifestyle photographer}

a day at the beach ~ family vacation photos {charlotte lifestyle photographer}

a day at the beach ~ family vacation photos {charlotte lifestyle photographer}

a day at the beach ~ family vacation photos {charlotte lifestyle photographer}

a day at the beach ~ family vacation photos {charlotte lifestyle photographer}

a day at the beach ~ family vacation photos {charlotte lifestyle photographer}

a day at the beach ~ family vacation photos {charlotte lifestyle photographer}

a day at the beach ~ family vacation photos {charlotte lifestyle photographer}

a day at the beach ~ family vacation photos {charlotte lifestyle photographer}

a day at the beach ~ family vacation photos {charlotte lifestyle photographer}

a day at the beach ~ family vacation photos {charlotte lifestyle photographer}

a day at the beach ~ family vacation photos {charlotte lifestyle photographer}

a day at the beach ~ family vacation photos {charlotte lifestyle photographer}

a day at the beach ~ family vacation photos {charlotte lifestyle photographer}

a day at the beach ~ family vacation photos {charlotte lifestyle photographer}

a day at the beach ~ family vacation photos {charlotte lifestyle photographer}

a day at the beach ~ family vacation photos {charlotte lifestyle photographer}

a day at the beach ~ family vacation photos {charlotte lifestyle photographer}

a day at the beach ~ family vacation photos {charlotte lifestyle photographer}

a day at the beach ~ family vacation photos {charlotte lifestyle photographer}

a day at the beach ~ family vacation photos {charlotte lifestyle photographer}

a day at the beach ~ family vacation photos {charlotte lifestyle photographer}

a day at the beach ~ family vacation photos {charlotte lifestyle photographer}

a day at the beach ~ family vacation photos {charlotte lifestyle photographer}

a day at the beach ~ family vacation photos {charlotte lifestyle photographer}

a day at the beach ~ family vacation photos {charlotte lifestyle photographer}

a day at the beach ~ family vacation photos {charlotte lifestyle photographer}

a day at the beach ~ family vacation photos {charlotte lifestyle photographer}

a day at the beach ~ family vacation photos {charlotte lifestyle photographer}

a day at the beach ~ family vacation photos {charlotte lifestyle 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.

1 year photos~ family of 3 {charlotte baby photographer}

By | 1 year old, family

I’m so excited to share these one year photos and family session. Adorable Baby boy L just turned ONE and he is full of spirit. From the start this little guy was on the move! At each photo session I always try to get good portrait shots (ie. looking at the camera) but its fun taking a lifestyle approach when photographing toddlers. Clearly walking was not a new thing (he started at 10 months?!) so I got my exercise chasing this sweet boy around! We had such a great evening 🙂 I adore all his sweet expressions from this photo shoot. I had to be quick to get a shot of him sitting down! Loved meeting his parents and excited to share the final photos from their session. Enjoy this photo essay of our time together!

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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.

papa’s tree ~ cherry blossom in memory {charlotte family photographer}

By | family, my boys

Spring is my favorite season. I love seeing all the new trees and plants in bloom, seeing the new life that comes back each year!  After losing my dad in 2008, I knew that as soon as we found our “forever” home I wanted to plant a tree in his memory.  It took a while to decide which kind, but we chose a cherry blossom tree to honor him.  I think about my dad every day.  But now it feels a little more like he is always with me and my family.  Each year I look forward to watching his tree bloom.  It’s one of the only large things we planted for landscape in our yard and he’s got the best view of the lake (as he would have wanted!).  Last weekend the blooms finally popped so I had to take some photographs. Thought I’d share a few 🙂  Enjoy! ❤

papa's tree ~ cherry blossom in memory {charlotte family photographer}

papa's tree ~ cherry blossom in memory {charlotte family photographer}

papa's tree ~ cherry blossom in memory {charlotte family photographer}

papa's tree ~ cherry blossom in memory {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.

on the move! 1 year old baby boy {charlotte kids photographer}

By | 1 year old, family

Adorable Baby boy L  is turning ONE this week so we decided to sneak in his one year photos before the big day.  From the start this little guy was on the move! Clearly walking was not a new thing (he started at 10 months?!)  because I got my exercise today 🙂 Baby L was full of energy and I captured some sweet expressions from him at the photo shoot.  Loved meeting his parents and excited to share  a few sneak peek photos from their session. Enjoy!

on the move! 1 year old baby boy {charlotte baby photographer}

on the move! 1 year old baby boy {charlotte baby photographer}

on the move! 1 year old baby boy {charlotte baby photographer}

on the move! 1 year old baby boy {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.