Posts tagged lifestyle photography
A Fun Family Session at Home | Hillsborough Family Photographer

I recently had the pleasure of taking photos for the de Jong family again! They are expecting their third child (another boy!) this summer, and I was SO honored to be able to capture this season of life for them before they become a family of five!

We took photos at their beautiful home, and it was so sweet and meaningful! As the parents were finishing getting ready, I followed the boys to the backyard to capture some candids of them interacting. The older brother LOVED showing his younger brother around, and it was so endearing! I especially loved the moment when he held his brother’s hand to help guide him around :) Another memorable moment was when the kids wanted to play in their dad’s car. I was so inspired by their excitement, silliness, and imagination and wanted to capture their laughter and smiling faces! I totally embrace organic and spontaneous moments during photo shoots, and love documenting kids being kids :)

We then spent the rest of the photo shoot in the playroom. I learned this family has a love for music (as do I!) and it was so sweet seeing Eelco reading a book to his oldest son. One of the books played music from Vivaldi, and my favorite moment was when his son started conducting when the music came on! The expression on his face was absolutely priceless!! We then finished the rest of the shoot with family snuggles, snacking on graham crackers, and knocking down blocks! :)

Can’t wait for baby #3 to arrive this summer, and enjoy scrolling through my favorite photos from this fun family session!


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.

Introducing Baby Theodore | Durham Newborn Photographer

Oh the joy of taking newborn photography at home! Lifestyle photography sessions are my favorite because it is a wonderful, fun, and relaxing opportunity to capture who you are as a family!

For those who aren’t familiar with lifestyle photography, it basically means you take a documentary and photojournalistic approach to capturing photos. While I still incorporate some posing during sessions, I also create room for the unposed, candid moments. Ultimately, my goal as a lifestyle family photographer is to create images that tell a meaningful story of your family while capturing genuine emotion in your photos. Lifestyle photography does not look stiff, awkward, cheesy, staged, or forced. Lifestyle photography is real, natural, organic, genuine, authentic, candid.

All that to say, I had such a wonderful time taking lifestyle newborn photos for this sweet family at their modern, cozy home! Baby Theo was born a couple weeks after Kathleen and Andrew’s maternity session and came out earlier than expected, but he was just so excited to join his family! :) He was SO adorable during our session, and I absolutely loved taking photos of him being held in his parents’ arms! It’s the way parents look and hold their precious baby that makes these newborn sessions so endearing and beautiful.

I hope you enjoy the photos and getting to know this sweet family of three!


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.

Durham Family Photography | The Simmons Family

All I can say is WOW! This family in Durham totally ROCKED their lifestyle family photography session last month! I remember when Sammar contacted me, she told me she wanted to capture genuine and natural photos of their 6 month old and the energy of their family. As she was describing her goals for the shoot over the phone, I was so excited because I could feel her energy as she was talking and her vision fit right in line with my style!

When I arrived, I could tell right away we were going to have so much fun. Baby Zane was ALL smiles and LOVED the camera! He couldn't take his eyes away from me! His eyes were bright and curious, and he was so cheerful during the whole family photo shoot (you can see for yourself by scrolling down!). It also helped that Sammar and Kyle were just as happy and excited as Zane! They made my job so easy!

The Simmons are also a well-traveled family, and I loved hearing about their adventures around the world before they had Zane. There was a beautiful wooden sign in Zane's room that said, "Oh the places you'll go..." and it was such a meaningful and sweet touch for his nursery. Hopefully this baby will have the same love as they do for traveling and exploring the world!

Enjoy the photos below and getting to know this joyful family!

Location: In-Home Session and Oval Park in Durham, NC

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