Minis, minis and more minis OH MY!!!

Charlotte, NC     {family photography} {child photography}

Our mini sessions this Fall have been incredible!!!! I can’t even believe how smoothly they have gone! The weather has been spectacular so far and the locations and set ups have worked out perfectly! I hope everyone is loving their outcomes as well! I am down to two more full days of minis for the entire YEAR!!! AHHHH!! I will have some newborn sessions here and there but I will basically be closing down for the season after those!

This baby boy growing in my tummy will soon be too giant for me to be doing my normal jumping around and crazy acts when I’m photographing everyone. He is apparently 5lbs 8oz at this point- which is bigger than my other babies at birth (eek!!) so I need to prepare for a chubby little man! I will continue to photograph my family and friends through the Holidays so hopefully I will still be posting some fun blogs every now and then!! But for now, I still have LOTS of sessions and gorgeous families to share with you!! I hope you enjoy!!

Chat soon friends!! xo

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oops…I’m slightly behind with BLOGGING!!!

Charlotte, NC  {family photography}


There is a good chance many friends, clients and new beautiful faces have come here to my blog in the last two months and noticed how lame I am with keeping my blog updated. #bloggerfail Yes, not a very proud moment. BUT…I am NOT behind on my editing or my sessions or my kids or my family or my friends (ok I may be a tad behind on that one too!)— it’s FALL YA’LL!!! Fall is here and that means crisp air, beautiful colors, pumpkin EVERYTHING and most of all my busiest time of year! With that being said- my blogging and updating comes last in the line up. I hope you all don’t mind!  I do try to keep my facebook page ( ) updated daily with sneak peeks and any other fun info I have up my sleeve!

I just counted…I am 41 sessions behind on the blog. Can you even imagine? WHOA. Sorry guys. I will make it up to you on my maternity leave surely. What else will I want to do while I’m snuggling my newest little ninja?!

Speaking of that…my personal update {obviously skip this part if you have no interest with this} is great! This baby is a beast. Measuring ahead and staying up high so I remember he is ALWAYS there. We both are loving this cooler weather though! His big brothers are getting excited about his arrival into this world. “Mom when is our brother going to pop out?” “Mom I think the baby is going to beat Cade in soccer once he gets out of there.” -daily questions and comments flow around our home.

Back to the Photography: I’ve already had our first 2 mini session dates and they were completely successful in all ways! The weather worked out for us and all the families looked amazing! Plus it was great exercise for me! I loved playing with all the precious little ones! I feel incredibly blessed to be able to do what I love and also call it my job– you guys make that possible for me. Thank you. A million times.

I have been booked solid for the year for months now and I am so very grateful. I do hate letting people down now this close to Christmas card season that I don’t have any openings but I am doing a wait list and filling any cancellations off of that the moment I get one. So far- it’s working!! I am currently booking 2015 clients and filling spots very quickly if anyone is looking for next year sessions. Lots of the Spring slots are full, and we have TONS of 2015 babies on the horizon! YAY!!!

I want to share a few photos from the past month + with you guys, and hopefully all the sneak peeks very soon!! I hope you enjoy all the beauty that I get to see every day…



PS- can you believe it’s already time for the Holidays?! WHAT?????

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The Clary Family

Huntersville, NC    Family Photography


I have missed the Clary Family. It’s sad when you go from seeing a family every 3 months for their watch me grow sessions, and then their baby turns one and you only get to see them once or twice a year. boo. But I don’t want to whine, so on a cheery note- I got to spend an afternoon and evening with the Clary’s.  Their little Carter was as happy as can be until I got the bright idea of telling him to run around, and down he went- face first. The concrete wasn’t so forgiving, and the tears started flowing. 😦  {photographer fail} But after all that we still have some awesome images and LOTS of hysterical memories made!!! Enjoy!!!

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The Monastra Kiddies

Charlotte, NC  Children Photography


I am so glad I was able to squeeze in the Monastra family before Christmas this year…I was worried we were running out of time!! They have 4 beautiful children and I was so happy to get to hang out with them for the afternoon!  Jason (the oldest) is close to that “I’m too cool to smile” age but handsome, Taylor (the older daughter) is beautiful and just glows, Evan (the youngest son) is just precious…I could pinch him and lil miss Maggie is their gorgeous little 4 month old peanut, who steals the show—as lil princess babies should. 🙂 Hope you enjoy!!

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The Ovitsky Family

Denver, NC  Family Photography


I don’t think we could’ve picked a colder day for this precious lil 3 month old, Anthony.  But he was a tough little cookie and showed off his cutie lil smile for me, and even popped his pouty lip out for me a few times too.  Enjoy…


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The Hilliard Family

Huntersville, NC  Family Photography


The Hilliard Family made the hike all the way up to Lake Norman from Cherryville for their family session with both sweet babies in tow– patience at its best. 🙂 Maddi is 6 weeks old now and Trey is 3 and in full force for the holidays! I love their idea of a Christmas tree farm, and it actually worked out fabulously. They will have an excellent Christmas card this year and many memories for the walls this Christmas- enjoy!!

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The Knoop Family

Denver, NC  Family & Lifestyle Photography


The Knoop Family met me super early for a fabulous morning session, after being the most patient and wonderful family ever- waiting on a spot for me to squeeze them in for their session. Finally, we made it work and I am so thankful. Beautiful family, and their sweet girls have so much personality…I could’ve listened to them chat and play all day. You can tell these girls are very fortunate to have such loving parents, and that equals a calm and laid back family session! love it! Siblings getting along and playing together is such a precious blessing. Enjoy!!

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Thanksgiving {personal}

Davidson, NC  personal


Just wanted to let everyone know how thankful I am to have all of you in my life…I am so blessed to still be able to do what I love and be a mommy at the same time. You all make every day special and remind me daily how precious life really is. Moments with loved ones are all we truly have and tomorrow those moments are just memories, so I am grateful I try to capture as many as I can & freeze them on film. 🙂

We have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and I thought I would post a few photos of our day! Our boys had the best time ever collecting honey from my aunt & uncle’s bees—and they learned so much while doing it! (ps- they now ask to put “their” special honey on every single thing that goes in their mouths!”

Many more sessions before Christmas…but I am sure everyone will have gorgeous Christmas cards & photo gifts this year! 🙂 Happy Holidays!!



<my beautiful mom & sister>

<many outtakes of the boys & myself> 🙂

<my beautiful cousin Kendyl>

The Kastler Family

Harrisburg, NC  Family and Lifestyle Photography


Love the Kastlers…everything about them.  Susan and Chris are 2 pretty awesome people with three precious cuties! I hate that I don’t get to post any of their INCREDIBLE group shots, but you can enjoy a peek at some of their fun lives! (I have been holding off on all the great “Christmas card” shots for the past couple months…it’s killing me!!)