Ilana & Aubrey

Cornelius, NC   Family & Child Photography


A few weeks ago I met with this adorable family to capture Aubrey’s 4th birthday and photograph some fun memories of a special Mommy-daughter time we never get back. (they grow up way too quickly)  Ilana is such an incredible Mother, and Aubrey is for sure the center of her world. When we first started to “play” I noticed some dark clouds but we just kept going…hoping they’d just pass over quickly. {Little did I know it was going to be the craziest stormy night of my life.} They danced. They laughed. and I loved it just as much as they did. But within 20 minutes of starting, the skies opened up and let out all they had. Lightning was darting through the skies, with the thunder shaking us immediately after. We ran for cover, and again, hoped it would pass quickly. Not so much. So instead of ending there, we pushed through the rain and danced. The light was incredible…top 3 best lighting I’ve ever shot in for sure. We may have been insane to keep going in such a wild storm, but the outcome of images (and no injuries) was totally worth it this time to me! I hope they agree!! I loved spending the evening with them and can’t wait to watch beautiful Aubrey grow up! Hope you enjoy their moments…


ps- we watched people being saved from cars that were stuck in the flooding on the way home that night. Just so you really understand how ridiculous this storm really was.


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While we waited for the rain to slow down or stop…precious Aubrey played in the drips off the roof. She watched with such wonder….

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