The “S” Family Portraits at the Davis General Store

The “S” Family Portraits at the Davis General Store I got to meet this family for the first time this past year.  I was pretty excited right off the bat that they chose the location they did.  A friend helped me discover this place last year and it sort of became my own little outdoor …

A Different Charlotte Preschool Portrait Experience

A Different Charlotte Preschool Portrait Experience Hello again friends! I just realized that I never posted any images from my preschool portrait sessions this past year!  This was the first time I’ve done something like this and I have to say… it was so much fun!  The kids just seemed so much more comfortable outside …

A Resolution I Plan To Actually Keep in 2014…

A Resolution I Plan To Actually Keep in 2014

I don’t know about you, but I have made just a few resolutions over these first 7 days of 2014.  Some are abstract ideas… really just general reminders to myself to be a better friend, wife, mom, sister, daughter, etc.  I’m going to go to the gym more, but “more” will be a very easy task to accomplish compared to where I’m coming from in 2013, I have to tell ya!

Then comes the focus of this post.  I have a confession to make… one that I think many other photographers (or people) with children can relate to… I am AWFUL about making the time to take pictures of my own kids!  Okay… let me re-phrase that… I am awful about  making the time to take pictures of my own kids WITH AN ACTUAL CAMERA (a.k.a. not my iPhone).  Now, I’m not complaining… I love the fact that it’s always there for me in a pinch, but I don’t want the years to go by without having some decent pictures of my kids living life.

SOOO, one of my 2014 and beyond resolutions is to get out my camera…. not just on special occasions, but on normal days… when we’re just having fun at the house (when it’s almost too cold to even step a toe outside like today) or at the park while the girls are chasing each other around the playground.

This was the first week, and I have to say that I already am confident that I’m going to keep this particular resolution.  Just by the smile it puts on my face today… I can only imagine looking back at images like this 10, 20, 30 years down the road.  Love these two little bugs…

Big Sister

I’m in love with these newly found piggies…

Pig Tails

Big Sister


Learning to Read

Pure Joy

Pure Joy

Showing off her tattoo… oh, and that sweet face!  🙂

Sweet Face

Little Sis

Oh, how I am a sucker for those big sweet eyes…

Big Brown Eyes

And that smile!

Precious Smirk

Oh, and this little cheeser too.  🙂



2013 Year in Review- Lake Norman Family Portraits

2013 Year in Review – Lake Norman Family Portraits Hi friends! First of all, I just want to say a huge THANK YOU for all of the support I have felt from you this past year.  It has been a busy year and I owe that to all of you who have not only trusted …