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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.

Best Wishes to the Pelissero Family | Durham Family Photographer

I will miss the Pelissero family SO much as they move back to Seattle! I’ve worked with them for the past three years and it has been so sweet to see their family grow, and they truly are one of the warmest and kindest families I know. Jennifer contacted me back in May and shared that she and her husband both got a wonderful job opportunity in Seattle…and will be moving at the end of JUNE! They wanted to take some family photos at the American Tobacco Campus to help them remember their time living in Durham and reflect the unique character of the city. Most importantly, they wanted to capture their family in this moment in time, and I was more than honored to do so!

I remember the day of our photo shoot, the forecast was predicting 90% chance rain/thunderstorms, but that didn’t stop us! We were blessed with about 55 minutes of cloudy weather and it only rained lightly for the last five minutes. We started the shoot by taking photos by the famous American Tobacco sign, then proceeded to take individual portraits of each child. Jennifer’s favorite qualities of her children are their eyes and smiles, and I definitely agree! The kids were so fun and natural in front of the camera and truly have the sweetest smiles! :) There were SO many other fun, organic, and playful moments, you’ll just have to scroll down to see!

I am so excited to see what life has in store for the Pelissero family in Seattle. I will dearly miss them, but hope our paths cross again in the future! God bless and best wishes to you, Craig and Jennifer!!

Location: American Tobacco Campus, Durham, NC

 
 

Are you in need of Durham 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.