holiday cheer ~ the durst family {cramerton family photographer}

By | family, petite

Happy holidays y’all! I am so happy to finally share these family photos!! You will definitely remember my fabulous assistant Tiffany from the fun tea party session we did earlier this year with her girls. 🙂 We met again for a petite session to do their holiday photos and have been keeping them a secret until she got her gorgeous cards out. Ohmigoodness I’m glad they are delivered! Ha.I offer these holiday sessions exclusively to my existing clients and their direct friend referrals. We meet for a quick 15 minutes, I grab half a gallery of shots, simple easy and great with young kids (who have a tiny attention span)! <3 Here are a few favorite photos and their fabulous holiday card design. Enjoy!

holiday cheer ~ the durst family {cramerton family photographer}

holiday cheer ~ the durst family {cramerton family photographer}

holiday cheer ~ the durst family {cramerton family photographer}

holiday cheer ~ the durst family {cramerton family photographer}

holiday cheer ~ the durst family {cramerton family photographer}

holiday cheer ~ the durst family {cramerton family photographer}

holiday cheer ~ the durst family {cramerton family photographer}

holiday cheer ~ the durst family {cramerton family photographer}

holiday cheer ~ the durst family {cramerton family photographer}

holiday cheer ~ the durst family {cramerton family photographer}

holiday cheer ~ the durst family {cramerton family photographer}

holiday cheer ~ the durst family {cramerton family photographer}

holiday cheer ~ the durst family {cramerton family photographer}

holiday cheer ~ the durst family {cramerton family photographer}

holiday cheer ~ the durst family {cramerton family photographer}

black and gold holiday card designs by beth wade photography

black and gold holiday card designs by beth wade 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.

autumn leaves ~ family holiday session {south charlotte baby photos}

By | family, petite

I’m excited to share this sweet family of 4 from my rush of holiday petite sessions! I did their maternity and a special in-home newborn session for their second baby girl. We always have so much fun and mama dresses the girls in the most adorable clothes!! I love watching my newborns grow up. Petite holiday 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)! 🙂 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 leaves ~ family holiday session {south charlotte baby photos}

autumn leaves ~ family holiday session {south charlotte baby photos}

autumn leaves ~ family holiday session {south charlotte baby photos}

autumn leaves ~ family holiday session {south charlotte baby photos}

autumn leaves ~ family holiday session {south charlotte baby photos}

autumn leaves ~ family holiday session {south charlotte baby photos}

autumn leaves ~ family holiday session {south charlotte baby photos}

autumn leaves ~ family holiday session {south charlotte baby photos}

autumn leaves ~ family holiday session {south charlotte baby photos}

autumn leaves ~ family holiday session {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.

playing in the rain {north carolina family photographer}

By | family

It is such an amazing feeling to have clients come back to me year after year. I have had so much fun watching this awesome family grow! Every year I make a special trip back to Durham to go to my rheumatologist and capture milestone photos for this family of 4.  So given the situation we really only have one date that we can meet around my appointment time…in past years we have had a few scares of rain but we never got caught in it. Until now :-p On the way to the Eno I saw some clouds rolling in but was hoping (like just about every session I have had recently!) that they blow over us. About 10 minutes after we got started with the session the wind started blowing like craaaazy! You can see all the leaves started whirling around and it was a few minutes of happy chaos for the kids 😉 Then, the bottom fell out. Luckily we had a nice covered porch to take shelter under for a bit while we waited it out. Thankfully it let up a bit and we were able to get some sweet shots before the kids went out and got to play in the rain. 🙂 Loved seeing yall again S family!! Here are a few favorite photos from our time together. Enjoy!

playing in the rain {north carolina family photographer}

playing in the rain {north carolina family photographer}

playing in the rain {north carolina family photographer}

playing in the rain {north carolina family photographer}

playing in the rain {north carolina family photographer}

playing in the rain {north carolina family photographer}

playing in the rain {north carolina family photographer}

playing in the rain {north carolina family photographer}

playing in the rain {north carolina family photographer}

playing in the rain {north carolina family photographer}

playing in the rain {north carolina family photographer}

playing in the rain {north carolina 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.

tea party + bubbles ~ the durst family {charlotte family photographer}

By | family

Yaaaay! I am so excited to share these family photos!! You will definitely remember my fabulous assistant Tiffany from the butterfly and balloon session last year with her girls. 🙂 Well we have been planning another special shoot again – this time it was for tea and bubbles (and also to include Daddy Durst) <3 We met at the studio so the girls could get their hair and makeup done.  It was like magic watching the little girls faces while we were getting ready ~ between their hair, the dresses and excitement of things to come…they were absolutely giddy. We made our way to the gardens and the weather and lighting was perrrrfect. This is the 2nd time we have had to reschedule because of Mother nature and it was worth the wait! We did some family photos first and then set up the tea set. The girls had a ball and it melted our heart to see their daddy jump in there for tea too <3 After tea we started the bubbles and the girls got to let loose. They loved their dresses sooooo much and couldn’t help but to swish and spin in them! They are new additions to my ever-growing studio collection of dresses too. 😀 I also got to play with doing some video clips again last night! If you can’t feel the joy from the photos, you can certainly see it in the video <3 Here are a few favorite photos and the video clip from our time together. Enjoy!

tea party + bubbles ~ the durst family {charlotte family photographer}

tea party + bubbles ~ the durst family {charlotte family photographer}

tea party + bubbles ~ the durst family {charlotte family photographer}

tea party + bubbles ~ the durst family {charlotte family photographer}

tea party + bubbles ~ the durst family {charlotte family photographer}

tea party + bubbles ~ the durst family {charlotte family photographer}

tea party + bubbles ~ the durst family {charlotte family photographer}

tea party + bubbles ~ the durst family {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.

autumn magic ~ fall family session {lake wylie child photographer}

By | family

Soooooo thrilled to be able to share another stunnnnnnning custom family photo session!  This precious family of 4 lives right around the corner from me in Lake Wylie. Gorgeous mama, Amy, is great friend and a local charlotte wedding photographer! She accompanied me for my epic NYC maternity shoot and then did the honor of capturing our girl Alice‘s very first few hours in the world <3 I am so happy I could take these photos for Amy now! Most moms know they need to be in the picture more…and most (myself included) don’t do it. But when we get to plan out a custom session like this (fabulous wardrobe, HUGE balloons, various gorgeous outdoor locations) it makes the whole thing just a little more special. AND fun! 😉 Amy met my amazing makeup gal Erin to be pampered before the shoot. I am so in love with both Amy and her daughter’s dresses. I asked them to come together for a few mother-daughter shots and all the sudden the wind began to blow and alllll the leaves began to fall around them – MAGICAL! It was a more perfect than I could have planned. <3 The kids had so much fun running and playing in the leaves. And I think the balloons won over the most smiles with the guys for sure 🙂 We wrapped up down at the dock for a soft sunset by the lake. I am in love with all of these images! Here are a few favorites from our time together. Enjoy!

autumn magic ~ fall family session {lake wylie child photographer}

autumn magic ~ fall family session {lake wylie child photographer}

autumn magic ~ fall family session {lake wylie child photographer}

autumn magic ~ fall family session {lake wylie child photographer}

autumn magic ~ fall family session {lake wylie child photographer}

autumn magic ~ fall family session {lake wylie child photographer}

autumn magic ~ fall family session {lake wylie child photographer}

autumn magic ~ fall family session {lake wylie child photographer}

autumn magic ~ fall family session {lake wylie child photographer}

autumn magic ~ fall family session {lake wylie child photographer}

autumn magic ~ fall family session {lake wylie child photographer}

autumn magic ~ fall family session {lake wylie child photographer}

autumn magic ~ fall family session {lake wylie child photographer}

autumn magic ~ fall family session {lake wylie child photographer}

autumn magic ~ fall family session {lake wylie child photographer}

autumn magic ~ fall family session {lake wylie 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.

sunshine daydream ~ the o family of 4 {north carolina baby photographer}

By | 6 months old, family

Ohmigoodnessgracious. Last night I had the honor of doing another custom family photo session of epic proportions. This gorgeous family of 4 came to visit me from the Atlanta area, where mama is a local photographer as well. I met her through my CM marketing class earlier this year and it turns out that we have a lot in common. Not only photography, but she also just had a precious baby boy at the end of January a few weeks before Alice was born. Plus she loves live music and we may be couch touring together for a while until our littles get big. Ha! 😉

We started in the studio where I did a new take on an old favorite family shot from when I was shooting strictly natural light. I love the dreamy glow and interaction between their two boys! We went up to the gardens and got a few more favorites. I was excited to hear mom wanted to capture some breastfeeding images. Such a special bond and connection that any mother would want to remember <3 We went back to watch the sunset on the lake. While the original plan was to get in the water, after the tropical storm last week the lake was super high and getting chilly. It was perfect timing because my amazing husband just finished a new raft for me to use during the colder months. I am so happy with the way these came out and hope they do too <3  Here are a few favorites from our time together. Enjoy!

sunshine daydream ~ the o family of 4 {north carolina baby photographer}

sunshine daydream ~ the o family of 4 {north carolina baby photographer}

sunshine daydream ~ the o family of 4 {north carolina baby photographer}

sunshine daydream ~ the o family of 4 {north carolina baby photographer}

sunshine daydream ~ the o family of 4 {north carolina baby photographer}

sunshine daydream ~ the o family of 4 {north carolina 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.

the durst girls ~ sisters, butterflies+balloons {charlotte family photographer}

By | family

EEEk!! I am sooooooo excited to share this session! I have known this family for basically forever. Daddy Durst (not pictured, but earned himself a role as an awesome shoot assistant) is from Durham and we have known each other since elementary school. Mama Durst, Tiffany (with her lovely girls in several photos below), was a co-worker and good friend of mine at AT&T. She is beautiful inside and out! I am beyond thrilled that I get to work with her again <3 She is my new product specialist and will be meeting our clients in person, helping them choose photos from their gallery and order timeless artwork. Many clients have asked for this service so I feel very fortunate to have her join me! Tiffany and I have been working on a lot of exciting product changes behind the scenes lately, but we have also been planning this amazing session with her two precious daughters. 🙂

We started in the studio with her girls on my new favorite backdrop. The girls were too sweet and I adore the soft tones and florals. Then we went up to the gardens where we recreated a very special event for Tiffany’s family. Each year they do a butterfly release in memory and honor of her grandmother. Butterflies remind them of her beautiful spirit and this is what I was hoping to capture. Now they can relive this special time forever. <3 We also wanted to let the girls have a little fun with balloons and the lake! They were both so anxious to let the balloons go into the air and wanted to play in the lake too. We gave them the best of both – the look of joy on their faces when they let the strings go is *priceless*!! These images have left a permanent smile on my face. 🙂 Here are a few favorites from our time together. Enjoy!

the durst girls ~ sisters, butterflies+balloons {charlotte family photographer}

the durst girls ~ sisters, butterflies+balloons {charlotte family photographer}

the durst girls ~ sisters, butterflies+balloons {charlotte family photographer}

the durst girls ~ sisters, butterflies+balloons {charlotte family photographer}

the durst girls ~ sisters, butterflies+balloons {charlotte family photographer}

the durst girls ~ sisters, butterflies+balloons {charlotte family photographer}

the durst girls ~ sisters, butterflies+balloons {charlotte family photographer}

the durst girls ~ sisters, butterflies+balloons {charlotte family photographer}

the durst girls ~ sisters, butterflies+balloons {charlotte family photographer}

the durst girls ~ sisters, butterflies+balloons {charlotte family photographer}

the durst girls ~ sisters, butterflies+balloons {charlotte family photographer}

the durst girls ~ sisters, butterflies+balloons {charlotte family photographer}

the durst girls ~ sisters, butterflies+balloons {charlotte family photographer}

the durst girls ~ sisters, butterflies+balloons {charlotte family photographer}

the durst girls ~ sisters, butterflies+balloons {charlotte family photographer}

the durst girls ~ sisters, butterflies+balloons {charlotte family photographer}

the durst girls ~ sisters, butterflies+balloons {charlotte family photographer}

the durst girls ~ sisters, butterflies+balloons {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.

sweet siblings ~ family of 4 {north carolina child photographer}

By | family

I can’t believe another year has gone by since I met this family for their little guy’s 1 year photos. Time flies! He is one of my newborns and I absolutely love being able to watch him grow up every year! They are in Durham and so I get to meet them when I come in town for my rheumatologist appointments at Duke. We lucked out this year because the weather was GORGEOUS. And it wasn’t scorching hot either (even though I was a dusty, sweaty mess by the end of the session)! We met down by the Eno and went to the area by the old mill. Such a pretty location. Plus, lots of room to run and play 🙂  I’m so glad to see this sweet family again! Here are a few sneak peeks from our time together. Enjoy!

sweet siblings ~ family of 4 {north carolina child photographer}

sweet siblings ~ family of 4 {north carolina child photographer}

sweet siblings ~ family of 4 {north carolina child photographer}

sweet siblings ~ family of 4 {north carolina child photographer}

sweet siblings ~ family of 4 {north carolina child photographer}

sweet siblings ~ family of 4 {north carolina child photographer}

sweet siblings ~ family of 4 {north carolina child photographer}

sweet siblings ~ family of 4 {north carolina 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.

happy baby boy z ~ 7 days new {newborn photography charlotte nc}

By | newborn

I couldn’t wait to meet baby boy Z yesterday! He was such a HAPPY guy at only 7 days new. 🙂 He and his family came to my studio for his newborn photos and I’m so honored to capture this time for them again! The last time I saw them was about a year and a half ago for their precious baby girl’s newborn photos <3 It was so crazy to look at her little brother and see the resemblances. They share the same fluffy dark hair and so much of their eyes and forehead seemed similar too. Big sis is the cutest thing now and she loves her little bro to pieces! She wasn’t so sure about posing for the camera but I love the sibling shot of them…she’s a hair twirler <3 Baby Z was amazing at the shoot and after a nice big meal he started flashing smiles at us. This has got to be one of the BIGGEST smiles I have ever captured!! He also kept puckering up his lips and I caught a precious macro of him. Love it 🙂 Congrats to the Z family! Here are a few sneak peeks from our session – Enjoy!

happy baby boy z ~ 7 days new {newborn photography charlotte nc}

happy baby boy z ~ 7 days new {newborn photography charlotte nc}

happy baby boy z ~ 7 days new {newborn photography charlotte nc}

happy baby boy z ~ 7 days new {newborn photography charlotte nc}

happy baby boy z ~ 7 days new {newborn photography charlotte nc}

happy baby boy z ~ 7 days new {newborn photography charlotte nc}

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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.

warm family on a chilly winter afternoon {lake wylie family photographer}

By | family

Happy New Year! I’m so glad that my first session in 2014 back after the holiday was with this sweet family. I’ve known Mama for several years and she is also great friends with one of my family clients. The afternoon we met was the perfect chilly winter day. The weather has been a little overcast and craaazy cold (for SC…thats 29 degrees, brrr! :)) but I actually love shooting outdoors on a cloudy day – the muted light yesterday was so soft and pretty for their shoot. Her daughters have grown up to be such beautiful young ladies! I even managed to catch a chuckle from dad a few times too <3  Here are some sneak peek photos of our time together.  Enjoy!

warm family on a chilly winter afternoon {lake wylie family photographer}

warm family on a chilly winter afternoon {lake wylie family photographer}

warm family on a chilly winter afternoon {lake wylie family photographer}

warm family on a chilly winter afternoon {lake wylie family photographer}

warm family on a chilly winter afternoon {lake wylie family photographer}

warm family on a chilly winter afternoon {lake wylie family photographer}

warm family on a chilly winter afternoon {lake wylie family photographer}

warm family on a chilly winter afternoon {lake wylie 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.