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A Special Family Reunion | Lake Gaston Family Photographer

I had the honor of capturing family photos for Bruce and Peggy this summer…and it was EXTRA special because it was Bruce and Peggy’s 50th wedding anniversary!! Their goal for this shoot was to get at least one photo of their WHOLE family. This includes their 3 kids with their spouses, and 8 grandkids. Talk about a beautiful legacy! :)

We did the portrait session on the dock at their beautiful home at Lake Gaston. The lake view was GORGEOUS and created a meaningful backdrop to their photos! I learned they picked this home so that it would be a fun place for their grandchildren when they visited, which I thought was so sweet! We started the shoot by capturing a photo of the whole family, then proceeded with photos of the grandkids and photos of each family with Bruce and Peggy. We also documented a portrait of just Bruce and Peggy together, and the joy on their faces were priceless!

I truly enjoyed meeting the whole family, and was so encouraged to see the legacy of their marriage and love! Enjoy scrolling through the photos, and happy anniversary to Bruce and Peggy! May you enjoy many more years together! :)

Location: Lake Gaston, NC

 
 

Are you in need of Durham Family Photographer? I'd love to work with you and capture this special season of life! You can get in touch with me by sending me an inquiry here. I'm proud to serve the greater Triangle area including Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and beyond.

The Baldwin Family Reunion | Hillsborough Family Photographer

I had the best time taking photos for the wonderful Baldwin family! Ellen contacted me in the spring and was looking for someone to photograph their upcoming family reunion + summer birthday celebration. This was the first time they were doing a summer family reunion (normally they do it in the winter), and we had a blast! We had a large group, which included 2 grandparents, 4 children and spouses, 7 grandchildren, 2 pets, and friends of the family! We took a variety of photos of each family unit and photos of the whole clan, as well as fun portraits of Ellen with her husband and four sons, all the grandchildren, all the women, and even the pets! It was truly a fun and sweet time, and I absolutely LOVED all of their smiles!

A fun fact that I learned was that Ellen has four sons, and two of them are TWINS! Can you guess which ones by looking at the photos below? ;) One of her twin sons also had twins (a boy and girl!). Another memorable part of the shoot was taking some candid photos of Toby, the miniature pig! He was the pet of one of the families and was SO cute. One of the grand-daughters told me that he was only 3 months old, but already knew a couple of tricks! He was able to spin in a circle and jump on command! Of course, we had a corn on the cob nearby (his favorite food) to help motivate him :) Lastly, when it was time for dinner they rang the dinner bell, which I thought was totally awesome! You don’t see that often anymore!

Photographing family reunions are truly special because I understand how hard it is to get so many people together in one place. I encourage everyone to consider hiring a photographer at their next family reunion because these moments are so special! Enjoy scrolling through some of my favorite photos below and getting to know the Baldwin family! :)

 
 

Are you in need of Hillsborough Family Photographer or Newborn Photographer? I'd love to work with you and capture this special season of life! You can get in touch with me by sending me an inquiry here. I'm proud to serve the greater Triangle area including Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and beyond.

Welcoming Baby Hudson | Durham Newborn Photographer

I had the most delightful time taking newborn photos for this sweet family! Baby Hudson made his entrance to the world early June, and was seriously the most RELAXED baby I’ve ever photographed! :)

When I arrived, Kirah was finishing up feeding Hudson, and it was a moment that I just had to capture. Seeing how lovingly and gently she was holding him, feeding him, and wiping his mouth (and seeing Mitch help) was SO precious! It’s the little gestures and expressions that make ordinary moments like this so beautiful. We then continued our session and took a lot of gorgeous photos in their bedroom. The light coming through the windows was simply spectacular! The solo portraits of Hudson were also amazing. The simplicity of the white bedsheets made the perfect backdrop to highlight his newborn freshness and newness! Not only that, he was so happy and content, which made it easy for me to photograph him :)

I also had so much fun getting shots of them as a family together, as well as photos of Mitch swaddling Hudson! When we took portraits in the nursery, I felt like it added so much character to their story. From the cute Calvin and Hobbs stuffed animal, to the Virginia Tech blanket, to their cats making an appearance to the shoot—it’s these types of details that brings out the uniqueness of each family! By the end of the session, I honestly felt like every shot was AWESOME and below are some highlights!

Big congrats again to Mitch and Kirah, and welcome to the world, baby Hudson! You are so loved!

 
 

Are you in need of Durham Newborn Photographer or Maternity Photographer? I'd love to work with you and capture this special season of life! You can get in touch with me by sending me an inquiry here. I'm proud to serve the greater Triangle area including Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and beyond.