mother’s day weekend {north carolina maternity photographer}

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GAH! I had another insanely gorgeous maternity shoot on Friday. I know this beautiful mama from our hometown of Dur’m and was thrilled when she contacted me to capture her 2nd pregnancy! She and her family came to my Lake Wylie studio  from right outside Columbia, SC. Baby G #2 is a SURPRISE 🙂 Can’t wait to find out if we will have a little girl or boy to snuggle with in a few short weeks! We filled this session with more bright white, lace, florals and a touch of fairytale magic. Soon-to-be big sister E is adorable! She brought a little bookbag full of her favorite things: easter eggs, Ana and Elsa dolls, legos and a little purse. I got to play with her while mama got her hair and makeup done before we started. E loves to jump and play so I got the cutest images of her smiling with her mama. She also loooooves the water. It was all we could do to distract her before getting into the lake! She is definitely a mama’s girl too – a few times she just wanted to be near her. You can see how special their bond is from these photos. It was the perfect way to start out Mother’s Day weekend! I am so happy I got to share this special milestone with them. Congrats G family! Here are some favorites from our time together <3

mother's day weekend {north carolina maternity photographer}

mother's day weekend {north carolina maternity photographer}

mother's day weekend {north carolina maternity photographer}

mother's day weekend {north carolina maternity photographer}

mother's day weekend {north carolina maternity photographer}

mother's day weekend {north carolina maternity photographer}

mother's day weekend {north carolina maternity photographer}

mother's day weekend {north carolina maternity photographer}

mother's day weekend {north carolina maternity photographer}

mother's day weekend {north carolina maternity photographer}

mother's day weekend {north carolina maternity photographer}

mother's day weekend {north carolina maternity photographer}

mother's day weekend {north carolina maternity photographer}

mother's day weekend {north carolina maternity photographer}

mother's day weekend {north carolina maternity 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.

stunning mama ~ baby boy due {north carolina maternity photographer}

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Last night’s maternity session was EPIC. This stunning mama and her family came to visit my Lake Wylie studio  all the way from New Bern, North Carolina. They have another baby boy due soon and are thrilled for his arrival! When mama contacted me she mentioned wanting a special set up that was exactly on the same page with my style. I was crazy excited to do these photos and they turned out more incredible than I imagined <3 We met first to have her hair done by the amazing Kymm McLayne. Kymm rocked out the most gorgeous hair and flower crown EVER. Swooonworthy! Add in a beautiful expecting mother, adorable 21 month old son, some lace, dreamy light, flowers and the lake – it was a maternity fairytale. Soon-to-be big brother J was as sweet as can be. He is a mama’s boy and the connection they have is undeniable. It is very special when client’s travel a good distance to work with me – we had such a fun time together and I was sad to see them go! Congrats again on baby boy #2! I loved meeting you and hope you enjoy these images <3

stunning mama ~ baby boy due {north carolina maternity photographer}

stunning mama ~ baby boy due {north carolina maternity photographer}

stunning mama ~ baby boy due {north carolina maternity photographer}

stunning mama ~ baby boy due {north carolina maternity photographer}

stunning mama ~ baby boy due {north carolina maternity photographer}

stunning mama ~ baby boy due {north carolina maternity photographer}

stunning mama ~ baby boy due {north carolina maternity photographer}

stunning mama ~ baby boy due {north carolina maternity photographer}

stunning mama ~ baby boy due {north carolina maternity photographer}

stunning mama ~ baby boy due {north carolina maternity photographer}

stunning mama ~ baby boy due {north carolina maternity photographer}

stunning mama ~ baby boy due {north carolina maternity photographer}

stunning mama ~ baby boy due {north carolina maternity photographer}

stunning mama ~ baby boy due {north carolina maternity 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.

springtime baby girl {lake wylie maternity portraits}

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I have been looking forward to last night’s maternity session for moooonths! This expecting couple are expecting a baby girl this spring and are so excited to meet her 🙂 Beautiful mama-to-be came to  in the studio in Lake Wylie a little early to have her hair and makeup done right before we began. I love the gorgeous natural look she chose. Her husband came a little later with their first (furry) daughter, who is verrrrrry protective. I was doing some behind the scenes video for my upcoming maternity retreat and you can even hear little whimpers when she gets too far away from her mama – so CUTE. We had such a fun time and even took our first dip in the lake this year! I won’t tell you the water was warm, but it was so worth it as always <3 I am thrilled to be able to take these special photos for the M family. Very excited to see them back in a few weeks for their baby girl’s newborn session! 🙂 Here are a few favorites from our time together <3  Enjoy!

springtime baby girl {lake wylie maternity portraits}

springtime baby girl {lake wylie maternity portraits}

springtime baby girl {lake wylie maternity portraits}

springtime baby girl {lake wylie maternity portraits}

springtime baby girl {lake wylie maternity portraits}

springtime baby girl {lake wylie maternity portraits}

springtime baby girl {lake wylie maternity 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.

2016 {online} maternity retreat – charlotte photography workshop

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Eeeek! So thrilled to finally be able to make this announcement! 🙂

I am teaching at the 2016 {online} Maternity Retreat on April 25-29th <3 You’ll learn from me and other top maternity photographers right from your own home. Curious who all will be teaching?! Here is the line up:

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How Does It Work Exactly??

All you need to do is follow these 3 steps!

Step #1. Get your ticket! (This super early bird sale of $149 ends promptly at 11:59 PM PST, March 13th, then the price goes up)

Step #2. On April 20th, 2016, you’ll receive your log-in information for the Retreat website along with a bonus invite to our private Retreat Facebook group to connect with other attendees and instructors.  Instructors will be in the group to answer questions until May 6th

Step #3.  On April 25th + 26th,  each morning at 8AM PST, we’ll release a set of videos

I will be covering my workflow for a typical maternity session (studio, gardens, lake) with behind the scenes video! I’ll also share how I create custom art in editing through compositing and other artistic effects. You’ll also get to be part of a LIVE Q&A with me during the week!! 

All sessions are recorded prior to the retreat – so if you aren’t online when each set of videos is released – don’t worry…the recording stays up (PLUS, you will be able to download the sessions so you have them for life!  So if you want to ensure you have them for life, be sure to download them – AND back them up! )

NOTE: Sessions will range from 30-45 minutes.  Some will be video footage of the instructor in action showing specific poses, while other topics will be presented in a slideshow or interview format. These are not professionally filmed, so if that’s a deal breaker for you, please wait for a future retreat!

There will be an #AskTeacher thread in the FB group plus we will be hosting  4 live Q&A sessions (via Google Hangouts) with many of the teachers  – so bring your questions!

Q&A Schedule

Wed, April 27th
12PM Pacific Standard Time
Emily Lucarz, Eden Bao, Chaunva LeCompte, Stephanie Robin

Wed, April 27th
5PM Pacific Standard Time
Meg Bitton, Beth Wade

Thurs, April 28th
12PM Pacific Standard Time
Kansas Pitts, Meranda Olson,  Alli Peck, Tiffany Burke,

Thurs, April 28th
5PM Pacific Standard Time
Shawn + Adam Ravazzano

Click my special link below TODAY to sign up for the special $149 rate!

The rate changes to $199 on March 14th so get your ticket now –>

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Look forward to seeing you in April! 🙂

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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.

baby girl makes 4 ~ winter pregnancy {charlotte maternity photographer}

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This maternity session absolutely made my evening! There is a sweet baby girl on the way this winter ~ she is a blessing. The last time I saw the almost family of 4 was when their son was just 6 days old! I also did their maternity photos then so it was an honor they asked me to capture this special time again. <3 Big brother E was a fall baby so the weather was nice and warm when we met…a complete 180 from the 38 degree winter temps yesterday. :-p BUT, as always we made the most of every shot. We started in the studio with some dreamy light, fabric wraps and dresses. I love using this lighting set up! After that we went outside for a few brief family photos. Thankfully the sun was shining bright which helped keep us warm. Finally we went back to the studio so I could get the lake area ready. I recently designed a raft for my clients to use during the colder months. It is fantastic because I’m the only one who has to get in the water and we can still get those gorgeous lake photos at sunset <3 I am thrilled to be able to work with the S family again! Sooooo excited to see them back in a few weeks for their baby girl’s newborn session! 🙂 Here are a few favorites from our time together <3  Enjoy!

baby girl makes 4 ~ winter pregnancy {charlotte maternity photographer}

baby girl makes 4 ~ winter pregnancy {charlotte maternity photographer}

baby girl makes 4 ~ winter pregnancy {charlotte maternity photographer}

baby girl makes 4 ~ winter pregnancy {charlotte maternity photographer}

baby girl makes 4 ~ winter pregnancy {charlotte maternity photographer}

baby girl makes 4 ~ winter pregnancy {charlotte maternity photographer}

baby girl makes 4 ~ winter pregnancy {charlotte maternity photographer}

baby girl makes 4 ~ winter pregnancy {charlotte maternity photographer}

baby girl makes 4 ~ winter pregnancy {charlotte maternity 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.

baby g ~ my stunning best friend + her beau {north carolina maternity photographer}

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Oh.mi.goodness. It makes me BEYOND excited to share these special photos. This is my stunning best friend and her beau. They are expecting a precious baby boy next month!! Maternity sessions are always fun, but this session was incredibly meaningful as well. If there was anyone in the world who was meant to be a mother it is this pretty lady. She was made for the job and found the most perfect man to share parenthood with! They waited a long time for Baby G. He is SO loved. Pregnancy isn’t always the easiest thing to go through, but my hope is that I was able to show my sweet friend how GORGEOUS she is! <3 I am thrilled to be able to come back to Raleigh/Durham for their newborn photos in a few short weeks.  Congrats Mr. and Mrs. G (and big sister Tay!) ~ I love you all more than words. Thank you for sharing this special time with me!! <3

baby g ~ my stunning best friend + her beau {north carolina maternity photographer}

baby g ~ my stunning best friend + her beau {north carolina maternity photographer}

baby g ~ my stunning best friend + her beau {north carolina maternity photographer}

baby g ~ my stunning best friend + her beau {north carolina maternity photographer} baby g ~ my stunning best friend + her beau {north carolina maternity photographer}

baby g ~ my stunning best friend + her beau {north carolina maternity photographer}

baby g ~ my stunning best friend + her beau {north carolina maternity 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.

autumn maternity ~ NYE baby girl {ballantyne pregnancy photography}

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Friday the 13th could not have been a prettier day for this couple’s maternity photos. November is one of the most gorgeous times of year for both foliage and sunsets in Lake Wylie. We got the best of both this year! I was excited to use my new raft in the lake again with this stunning mama-to-be. I got to try out my new waders too – I may look silly but I stayed dry as a bone and (more importantly) I got my sunset water shot. 😉   This pretty mama and her husband are expecting a baby girl on New Years Eve and they are so excited. We started in the studio with Erin and Lindsay working their magic for makeup and hair. I love the dreamy white on white silhouette – absolutely timeless. We went outside to my favorite setting this time of year! All the autumn colors are incredible. We made a quick stop by the gardens for a few photos by the roses. We ran into my neighbor who tends the garden and he clipped a few for the couple to bring home with them <3 Finally we wrapped up with a beautiful sunset on the lake. So excited to see this family back again for their newborn photos. Baby girl will be here before we know it.  😉   Here are a few favorites from our time together <3  Enjoy!

autumn maternity ~ NYE baby girl {ballantyne pregnancy photography}

autumn maternity ~ NYE baby girl {ballantyne pregnancy photography}

autumn maternity ~ NYE baby girl {ballantyne pregnancy photography}

autumn maternity ~ NYE baby girl {ballantyne pregnancy photography}

autumn maternity ~ NYE baby girl {ballantyne pregnancy photography}

autumn maternity ~ NYE baby girl {ballantyne pregnancy photography}

autumn maternity ~ NYE baby girl {ballantyne pregnancy photography}

autumn maternity ~ NYE baby girl {ballantyne pregnancy photography}

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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.

little baby girl ~ autumn maternity session {huntersville pregnancy photographer}

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I met another gorgeous mama-to-be last night! She is expecting a little baby girl this winter. It is finally starting to feel like autumn in Lake Wylie. The cool weather is a nice change but that also means the lake water is getting chillllly. This time last year I was still getting in the water with brave mamas for their maternity photos. But this year I finally created and debuted a new raft to use in the lake to extend my shooting season (at least a few months). This way, my clients stay dry and I’m the only one getting wet 😉  We started in the studio with a stunning blush toned dress, pretty white rose fabric and some dreamy light. We walked through the gardens and I found a few new favorite spots. The autumn tones are finally starting to come out and I can’t wait to see the trees in a few more weeks. Late October to mid-November is the most gorgeous time of year! We came back and got wrapped up with a beautiful sunset on the lake. So excited to see this family back again for their newborn photos. Baby girl will be here before we know it.  😉   Here are a few favorites from our time together <3  Enjoy!

little baby girl ~ autumn maternity session {huntersville pregnancy photographer}

little baby girl ~ autumn maternity session {huntersville pregnancy photographer}

little baby girl ~ autumn maternity session {huntersville pregnancy photographer}

little baby girl ~ autumn maternity session {huntersville pregnancy photographer}

little baby girl ~ autumn maternity session {huntersville pregnancy photographer}

little baby girl ~ autumn maternity session {huntersville pregnancy photographer}

little baby girl ~ autumn maternity session {huntersville pregnancy photographer}

little baby girl ~ autumn maternity session {huntersville pregnancy 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.

baby girl stewart ~ autumn pregnancy {charlotte nc maternity photographer}

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Wow.wow.WOW! It was such an honor to meet this gorgeous mama-to-be for her maternity photos last night! She and her husband are expecting a baby girl this autumn and she is absolutely glowing. <3 Daddy-to-be is already back in Denver, where they both will be when Baby Stewart is born. I am so glad I could capture her pregnancy before she goes! We started in the studio with a stunning blush toned dress, some dreamy light and my floral backdrop. The full length shot with the train is one of my new favorites! After that we walked through the gardens. The weather and light was so warm and perfect. We got back to the lake just in time for another incredible fall sunset. Each session I try to give clients the shots they love from my portfolio with a bit of a unique spin. The lake creates its own magic for me each time because the sun and sky are always changing. Last night was one of the prettiest skies we have had in a while. I love the soft gold and pink tones! We also got to use my new “beach area” for a few images too. The lake is soooo low right now that I have to get creative when I’m shooting…and I almost got smothered by some crazy waves. But I’ll do most anything to get my shot.  😉   Here are a few favorites from our time together <3  Enjoy!

baby girl stewart ~ autumn pregnancy {charlotte nc maternity photographer}

baby girl stewart ~ autumn pregnancy {charlotte nc maternity photographer}

baby girl stewart ~ autumn pregnancy {charlotte nc maternity photographer}

baby girl stewart ~ autumn pregnancy {charlotte nc maternity photographer}

baby girl stewart ~ autumn pregnancy {charlotte nc maternity photographer}

baby girl stewart ~ autumn pregnancy {charlotte nc maternity photographer}

baby girl stewart ~ autumn pregnancy {charlotte nc maternity photographer}

baby girl stewart ~ autumn pregnancy {charlotte nc maternity photographer}

baby girl stewart ~ autumn pregnancy {charlotte nc maternity 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.

baby girl due autumn ~ precious mama {north carolina maternity photographer}

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Last night’s maternity session was faaaabulous! I know this precious little mama from our days at Wake Forest (freshman year Collins dorm 3C, ohyeah!). She came up all the way from Atlanta for her shoot and I am SO honored. Her family has another baby girl due this autumn. I can’t wait to meet her husband and 2 other kiddos soon. Yep, that’s right. It is baby #3 for her and she looks THIS GOOD. We met at my studio so she could be pampered a bit right before the session. As usual, Erin turned up the glam factor with some gorgeous makeup for her! Mama said she loves plums and purples (a girl after my own heart <3) so we used a lot of those tones in her wardrobe too. We went up to the gardens and found some new areas in bloom. Then we went and tried out a new location I’ve been wanting to go to – I have radar for any pretty landscapes around here 🙂 Of course we wrapped up down by the lake. The water is soooooo low right now but I am kinda loving it because I’m not only getting to shoot my usual spot but also walk out and shoot into the sunset. The sky was ONFIYAH! I love both views of the lake and couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful maternity client. Thank you for coming to Lake Wylie and spending your evening with us! So thrilled I will be able to meet the B family, party of 5, in a few short weeks <3  Here are a few sneak peeks from our session – Enjoy!

baby girl due autumn ~ precious mama {north carolina maternity photographer}

baby girl due autumn ~ precious mama {north carolina maternity photographer}

baby girl due autumn ~ precious mama {north carolina maternity photographer}

baby girl due autumn ~ precious mama {north carolina maternity photographer}

baby girl due autumn ~ precious mama {north carolina maternity photographer}

baby girl due autumn ~ precious mama {north carolina maternity photographer}

baby girl due autumn ~ precious mama {north carolina maternity photographer}

baby girl due autumn ~ precious mama {north carolina maternity photographer}

baby girl due autumn ~ precious mama {north carolina maternity photographer}

baby girl due autumn ~ precious mama {north carolina maternity photographer}

baby girl due autumn ~ precious mama {north carolina maternity photographer}

baby girl due autumn ~ precious mama {north carolina maternity photographer}

baby girl due autumn ~ precious mama {north carolina maternity 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.