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Easton|Newborn Session

I AM IN LOVE!! Amy and Phillip just welcomed their newest little bundle of joy to their family! Easton Levi!  He is the sweetest little cuddle bug!  This is the first newborn session I have done so far without a heater!  I find that the heater usually puts most babies right to sleep.  Not this  little guy.  It mad him mad!  He was so hot natured.  (I can’t say I blame him, I don’t like to be hot when I sleep either!)  He is just a dream and I am so happy for this family! 2019-10-12_00992019-10-12_0103Look at those toes!  I think this may be my favorite image from their session! I just love his toes and how he spreads them!!2019-10-12_00982019-10-12_01042019-10-12_01002019-10-12_00722019-10-12_01012019-10-12_0097Big sister Kaylee is going to spoil him rotten!2019-10-12_01022019-10-12_00962019-10-12_00952019-10-12_00892019-10-12_00862019-10-12_00882019-10-12_00822019-10-12_00802019-10-12_00742019-10-12_00902019-10-12_00872019-10-12_00582019-10-12_00782019-10-12_00922019-10-12_00772019-10-12_00852019-10-12_00812019-10-12_00692019-10-12_00842019-10-12_00762019-10-12_00912019-10-12_01052019-10-12_00662019-10-12_00712019-10-12_00602019-10-12_00592019-10-12_00632019-10-12_00672019-10-12_0061Easton,  you are so loved and special and I am sure your mom would agree, totally worth the 22 hours of labor!

All the best!

~Laura

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Mark and Danielle|Engagement Session

Mark and Danielle have been so much fun to work with! Danielle is the sister to one of the grooms I had last year.     They really enjoy nature,hiking and the outdoors so they loved the idea of a waterfall for their engagement session.  They brought along one of their dogs, Stella, who will be in their upcoming December wedding.  This couple rocked their engagement session, and  I can’t wait for their wedding day!  At some point during our conversation,  I found out that Mark was in “Dancing with the Stars of Burke County” a few years back, so of course we incorporated some twirling shots!  Check it out…2019-10-12_00042019-10-11_00672019-10-12_00012019-10-12_00062019-10-12_00122019-10-12_00112019-10-12_00052019-10-12_00092019-10-12_00082019-10-11_01062019-10-12_00072019-10-11_01112019-10-11_01042019-10-11_01092019-10-12_00102019-10-11_01052019-10-11_01072019-10-11_01082019-10-11_01032019-10-11_01022019-10-11_01002019-10-11_00992019-10-11_01012019-10-11_00942019-10-11_00922019-10-11_00972019-10-11_00932019-10-11_00982019-10-11_00912019-10-11_00902019-10-11_00892019-10-11_00842019-10-11_00862019-10-11_00852019-10-11_00732019-10-11_00822019-10-11_00872019-10-11_00832019-10-11_00712019-10-11_00802019-10-11_00812019-10-11_00792019-10-11_00742019-10-11_00722019-10-11_00772019-10-11_00782019-10-11_00702019-10-11_00692019-10-11_00652019-10-11_00682019-10-11_00662019-10-11_00632019-10-11_00622019-10-11_00612019-10-11_00592019-10-11_00542019-10-11_00552019-10-11_00562019-10-11_00572019-10-11_00582019-10-11_00532019-10-11_0052You guys!! I am counting down the days to your wedding because its going to be so much fun!

All the best!

~Laura

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The Harris Family

Melanie is such a sweet friend of mine.  Our daughters have been friend since 6th grade and it’s through our daughters that we became friends.  We look out for one another and for our girls.  Melanie and Roger wanted some family portraits of their own, but it was also important to them to have some extended family portraits made.  You see, last year Roger lost his stepdad before they had  the chance to get family portraits made with him. When you go through a loss like that you really see the importance of making an extra effort to make family pictures a priority.

Every family should do this! Make your family pictures a priority.  Don’t wait for the perfect time, because you know what?  THERE IS NEVER A PERFECT TIME!  Moms and Dads, your kids want you in the picture!  Throw away your insecurities!   So you aren’t photogenic!  Who cares?  So you don’t have the perfect outfit? Who cares?  So you need to lose some weight? The kids don’t care!  All they care about is YOU being in the picture so they can remeber YOU being part of their life and childhood!   My family teases me that I take too many pictures of everything and YES that may be true.  But this is why…..   A picture lasts .  It stays with you and is SOOO much more than a picture.  It’s a memory.   I want to remember every minute of this life and so should you! Every day we live is a gift from God.

So this session was of Roger, Melanie and their daughter, Jessie.   They also included Roger’s mom, sisters (Roger is the baby boy), brother in law, Roger’s Dad, stepmom and step brother in this session.   It takes effort to get a family together so I could tell it was important to them. I think thats what made this session extra special to me.  2019-10-11_0047Melanie, Jessie and Roger.2019-10-11_00362019-10-11_00482019-10-11_00332019-10-11_00352019-10-11_00442019-10-11_00432019-10-11_0045Roger’s mom.2019-10-11_00412019-10-11_0050Roger and his sisters.  He is the baby boy!2019-10-11_0032Roger’s sister and her husband.2019-10-11_0031Roger’s Dad and Stepmom.2019-10-11_00402019-10-11_0037Roger and Melanie I hope these images are ones you will cherish for years to come!

All the best!

~Laura

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Happy Birthday Eloise!| A Backyard Family Session

Eloise just had a milestone birthday and party! This was her first “real birthday party” ever!  Of course her family has had celebrations and dinners for her before, but this time all her friends and family were invited and it was an acutual PARTY!  She just turned 80 and looks and feels wonderful!  Pam, Eloise’s daughter, reached out to me about doing a family session for her parents with all their kids, grandkids and great grankids before the party started (which I thought was a great idea)!  So here is their family backyard portrait session!  2019-10-11_00272019-10-11_00042019-10-11_00282019-10-11_00032019-10-11_00082019-10-11_00262019-10-11_00292019-10-11_00192019-10-11_00212019-10-11_00222019-10-11_00302019-10-11_00242019-10-11_00112019-10-11_00142019-10-11_00092019-10-11_00152019-10-11_0010Eloise, I hope you have the happiest year yet!

All the best!

~Laura

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Chris and Landyn|Fall Apple Orchard Portrait Session

Look at Landyn.. Isn’t she just beautiful?  Most guys don’t love having pictures made, but Chris is such a good sport and never complains.  You can tell how much he loves Landyn just by the way he looks at her. They are still in the newlywed phase and are such a sweet couple.  I just love being around them and I loved this session at Apple Hill Orchard.  2019-09-27_00382019-09-27_00522019-09-27_00532019-09-27_00352019-09-27_00442019-09-27_00392019-09-27_00402019-09-27_00432019-09-27_00372019-09-27_00492019-09-27_00412019-09-27_00502019-09-27_00422019-09-27_00462019-09-27_00562019-09-27_00552019-09-27_00452019-09-27_00542019-09-27_00472019-09-27_0051

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The Flynt Family| Apple Orchard Fun

Ryan and Casey have made a tradition of going to the Apple Hill Orchard in Morganton, NC every year with their two little boys. This year , that tradition included Ryan’s parents and his sister.   I tagged along with them to capture some portraits at this place they love so much.     This year the memories were:  seeing how much the boys had grown from the sign when you first go in, bright sunshine, wet grass leaving our feet damp and a little bit icky ( you may even notice some bare feet in a few of these pics), gnats that got in our eyes (but made Ryan laugh at the little one swatting them), beautiful sweet smelling apples, parents and grandparents willing to do anything to get a good picture (even letting kids stand on their feet!) and apple doughnuts for the trip home.  All in all,  a pretty good day at the orchard.  2019-09-27_00172019-09-27_00322019-09-27_00262019-09-27_00332019-09-27_00272019-09-27_00302019-09-27_00252019-09-27_00242019-09-27_00222019-09-27_00292019-09-27_00282019-09-27_00232019-09-27_00142019-09-27_00152019-09-27_00162019-09-27_00212019-09-27_00132019-09-24_00012019-09-27_00102019-09-27_00092019-09-27_00182019-09-27_00122019-09-27_00062019-09-27_00052019-09-27_00072019-09-27_00082019-09-24_00032019-09-27_00032019-09-27_00112019-09-27_0004

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The Edwards Family| Morganton, NC

As you may know, I have a full time career in banking and Photography is my passion (side gig).  I work with Angie at my day job.  She has the best personality and is so much fun.  Everybody loves her!  She asked me to do some family pictures for them, months in advance because her son(Matt),daughter in law(Ann Marie) and grandaughter(Madison) were coming in to visit from Colorado the week of Labor Day.  Of course I was happy to!  Angie misses them terribly and I get to hear all the cute stories of Madison . She will tell you that she is from Evergreen, Colorado!  She is just so cute!  It worked out that the whole family got together for some family portraits. Angie’s Dad(Cliff), husband (Roger), daughter (Lindsey), son (Matt), daughter in law (Ann Marie) and grandaughter (Madison).   The second location was on top of a mountain with a beautiful view.  It made me think of the Sound of Music!  Angie is such a fun grandma who gets on the ground and plays with Madison.  They are just so fun together. Check out their session!

 

2019-09-18_0045Ann Marie, Matt, Linsey, Roger, Madison, Angie and Cliff.(in order from left to right)2019-09-18_0043Angie’s grandaughter and Angie Father.  2019-09-18_00512019-09-18_00552019-09-18_00522019-09-18_00492019-09-18_0035Madison loves her twirly dress.  She only had 3 outfit changes for our session!  LOL!2019-09-18_00472019-09-18_00482019-09-18_0046Angie’s daughter, grandaughter and Angie’s Dad.  2019-09-18_0016I just love this picture!  This family has so much joy. 2019-09-18_00542019-09-18_00252019-09-18_00322019-09-18_00372019-09-18_00442019-09-18_00362019-09-18_00412019-09-18_00502019-09-18_0034Mama’s and their daughter’s.  Angie’s daughter in law and grandaughter on the left and Angie and her daughter on the right. 2019-09-18_00392019-09-18_00312019-09-18_00212019-09-18_00182019-09-18_00192019-09-18_00202019-09-18_00142019-09-18_00222019-09-18_00152019-09-18_00172019-09-18_00052019-09-18_00032019-09-18_00082019-09-18_00122019-09-18_00042019-09-18_00022019-09-18_00012019-09-18_00062019-09-18_00292019-09-18_00072019-09-18_00302019-09-18_0013