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Nash Turns Three|McGalliard Falls|Valdese, NC

I think Hayley may be a supermom!  Not only did she look amazing for this session and had her family looking great, she wore the cutest wedge shoes AND she walked up and down the steepest dirt and gravel hill in them and never complained.  NOT ONCE!  I was super impressed with her!

Hayley had reached out to me wanting some updated family pics for Nash’s upcoming birthday.  He turns 3 today and he is so cute!  I love his hair!  I mean look at these curls!  This family was so sweet to work with even in 90+ degree heat!  You guys were great! Check out their family session at McGalliard Falls.2019-08-15_00262019-08-15_00392019-08-15_00342019-08-15_00312019-08-15_00042019-08-15_00232019-08-15_00362019-08-15_00292019-08-15_00332019-08-15_00092019-08-15_00202019-08-15_00032019-08-15_00422019-08-15_00142019-08-15_00252019-08-15_00192019-08-15_00302019-08-15_00082019-08-15_00112019-08-15_00372019-08-15_00352019-08-15_00412019-08-15_00182019-08-15_00172019-08-15_0038He was dying to throw a rock or two so we just had to let him! Don’t worry, no one was round to hit! Nash is ALL BOY! 2019-08-15_00242019-08-15_00402019-08-15_00012019-08-15_0027His hair!  I love his hair!  Isn’t he adorable?2019-08-15_0016

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Derrick and Amanda|Maternity Session| McGalliard Falls, Valdese

Amanda and Derrick are expecting their second child, a baby girl named Ava.  Ava will be loved so much by her parents and her big brother, Isaiah! Isaiah is usually all smiles and so funny but he was very serious and curious about my camera during our session.  I still love the images of him.  He has the most beautiful eyes!!!    Amanda is Michael’s cousin, so we are very excited to welcome this little girl to our family.  Amanda was a flower girl in our wedding 21 years ago and soon she will be a mom of two!  She is beautiful inside and out, easy going, patient and kind.  I just love her so much! We did her session at McGalliard Falls in Valdese. Check it out:2019-08-17_00532019-08-17_00212019-08-17_00372019-08-17_00202019-08-17_00482019-08-17_00352019-08-17_00342019-08-17_00312019-08-17_00492019-08-17_00272019-08-17_00252019-08-17_00432019-08-17_00582019-08-17_00242019-08-17_00192019-08-17_00182019-08-17_0017

2019-08-17_00302019-08-17_00382019-08-17_0041Amanda and Derrick, I am so proud of you guys and know that you will raise your kids in a loving, christian home.   We can’t wait to welcome Ava to the family!

All the best!

~Laura

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RK Ervin Accountant|Headshots

Rebecca Ervin is an accountant here in Morganton and needed some updated headshots for her business.  I  have known Rebecca for many years and she is such a wonderful lady.  She is professional, kind and caring.   Rebecca and her staff are so friendly and make you feel comfortable as soon as you walk in the door. Her office is in Carbon City directly across from Ingles.   If you find yourself in need of some professional tax advise or help you should give her a call. Check out her beautiful headshots.  2019-08-10_00292019-08-10_00382019-08-10_00372019-08-10_00302019-08-10_00312019-08-10_00212019-08-10_00272019-08-10_00062019-08-10_00262019-08-10_00392019-08-10_00282019-08-10_00252019-08-10_00202019-08-10_00232019-08-10_00182019-08-10_00172019-08-10_00162019-08-10_00102019-08-10_00112019-08-10_00132019-08-10_00092019-08-10_00052019-08-10_00022019-08-10_00012019-08-10_00032019-08-10_00042019-08-10_0012Rebecca, Thank you for having me do your headshots and for your friendship.

All the best!

~Laura

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Marshall|9 Month Portrait Session

Marshall just turned 9 months old!  When his mom reached out to me for these pics, I was like , “Didn’t we just do his 6 month session, like 2 weeks ago?”  Time sure does fly by!   To all the mom’s (and dad’s) out there of young children, bless you!  Nine months old’s are a lot of work.  They are pulling up, constantly crawling (almost walking ) and exploring, opening cabinets, etc.  I’m tired just typing this!  It’s been a long time since my kids were this little and you just forget what all you have to do to keep these little ones alive and happy!  So for all you exhausted mom’s and dad’s out there, I remember how you feel but just know each phase is different and I promise you will eventually get some rest!

Marshall is pulling up and standing on his own.  Crawling super fast!  He likes to “mow” on his little tractor, play with tractors and cars and I think his favorite thing is to open and close cabinets.  He is absolutely adorable and while he is on the go these days, he is still such a happy, precious and cuddly baby.

Check out his 9 month old session.  2019-08-10_00752019-08-10_00572019-08-10_00502019-08-10_00592019-08-10_00492019-08-10_01122019-08-10_00582019-08-10_00952019-08-10_01142019-08-10_00862019-08-10_00702019-08-10_00832019-08-10_00822019-08-10_01102019-08-13_00012019-08-10_00542019-08-10_00462019-08-10_00512019-08-10_01112019-08-10_00632019-08-10_00522019-08-10_00682019-08-10_00532019-08-10_00472019-08-10_00622019-08-10_00612019-08-10_00652019-08-10_00742019-08-10_00882019-08-10_01012019-08-10_01022019-08-10_00902019-08-10_01062019-08-10_00932019-08-10_00992019-08-10_00562019-08-10_00672019-08-10_00422019-08-10_00662019-08-10_00692019-08-10_00732019-08-10_00792019-08-10_00892019-08-10_00922019-08-10_00962019-08-10_00942019-08-10_01032019-08-10_0105

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The Aldredge Family|Morganton, NC

James and Rita are precious people!  I have known them for a long time and I always look forward to seeing them!  Rita and I could talk for hours and I actually think we have before! They had their daughter, son-in-law and two sets of  grandchildren in to visit last week and so Rita really wanted to get some family pictures.  The forecast was calling for rain and we managed to capture these images in between showers.  We had to move quickly but everyone pitched in and we got the job done and had a little fun all the while!  We had some photo bombing, some flower picking and even a little competitive racing!   Check out their session! 2019-08-07_01322019-08-07_0136James, Rita and all the grandkids. 2019-08-07_01372019-08-07_01062019-08-07_01272019-08-07_00842019-08-07_01042019-08-07_01342019-08-07_01302019-08-07_01392019-08-07_01102019-08-07_01202019-08-07_01382019-08-07_01122019-08-07_01052019-08-07_01022019-08-07_01112019-08-07_01312019-08-07_01402019-08-07_01222019-08-07_0123This is a very playful family and I thought they were so much fun!2019-08-07_01412019-08-07_00942019-08-07_01242019-08-07_01282019-08-07_01292019-08-07_01092019-08-07_01422019-08-07_01012019-08-07_01252019-08-07_00862019-08-07_01192019-08-07_00792019-08-07_01162019-08-07_01142019-08-07_01072019-08-07_01032019-08-07_00962019-08-07_00922019-08-07_00952019-08-07_01002019-08-07_00982019-08-07_00992019-08-07_00752019-08-07_00832019-08-07_00772019-08-07_00682019-08-07_00632019-08-07_00532019-08-07_00892019-08-07_00902019-08-07_00872019-08-07_00782019-08-07_00672019-08-07_00512019-08-07_00502019-08-07_00802019-08-07_00822019-08-07_00742019-08-07_00712019-08-07_00662019-08-07_00652019-08-07_00722019-08-07_00812019-08-07_00702019-08-07_00882019-08-07_00732019-08-07_00592019-08-07_0062I love being around families that can laugh together and this was one of those familes!  Ya’ll were a blast!

All the best!

~Laura

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Matthei Family Portraits| Morganton, NC

Introducing the Matthei Family!  They are new to the area from California and Texas.  Liz, their daughter in law reached out to me to do a family session with her husband, their three children, her in-laws and a nephew visiting here from California. So far,  pretty much all of my clients have been people who know me or who were referred by an existing client.  Liz was my first client that found me on Google!  I am pretty excited about that!

I arrived to the agreed upon public location for our shoot a few minutes early to get set up and when I arrived there was a man there mowing!!  I had to think fast for a back up location so I texted Liz and asked her to meet me at the Library!  They were such good sports about it and just rolled with it.  One thing I have found that I really enjoy about photography is meeting new people like Liz and her family and making new friendships.  They had the cutest kids and her two-year old, Mindi, became my bestie and sidekick assistant! LOL!  Check out their session:2019-08-07_00092019-08-07_00392019-08-07_00282019-08-07_00162019-08-07_00042019-08-07_00382019-08-07_00192019-08-07_00122019-08-07_00302019-08-07_00112019-08-07_00022019-08-07_0036Their nephew visiting from California. 2019-08-07_00182019-08-07_00292019-08-07_00172019-08-07_0005Mindi, the sweetest little girl, and my new bestie\sidekick assistant!2019-08-07_00262019-08-07_00412019-08-07_00372019-08-07_00352019-08-07_00132019-08-07_00342019-08-07_00332019-08-07_0008This baby did not fuss not even once during our session!  How cute are those little toes!2019-08-07_00272019-08-07_00422019-08-07_00032019-08-07_00442019-08-07_00102019-08-07_0024Liz and Family, it was great to meet and work with you all!  Thanks for trusting Google and me with your precious family! LOL!

All the best!

~Laura

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Lauren Little|Maternity Session| Hickory, NC

Lauren and Josh ROCKED their maternity session!  I loved this session so much that I dindn’t want it to end.  Lauren and Josh are having a little girl, her name is Charley Jean.  I just love it!  She is being named after her Lauren’s grandmother.  Charley Jean is such a wonderful southern name.  Lauren and I used to work together and so I have heard all about Josh but this was my first time meeting him. He was hilarious and we all had so much fun! You can see the joy they share in these pictures and that is like my favorite thing ever!   Lauren and I talked quite a bit before her session about locations and posing ideas and how awkward she feels getting pictures made.   I agree it can feel very awkward but it can also be so much fun if you just have the right attitude and just go with it and that is exactly what they did.  Their session was perfect! 2019-07-19_01932019-07-19_02002019-07-19_01962019-07-19_02042019-07-19_02032019-07-19_01952019-07-19_01922019-07-19_01882019-07-19_0189My favorite from their session!  So Sweet. 2019-07-19_01822019-07-19_01812019-07-19_01832019-07-19_01682019-07-19_01802019-07-19_01732019-07-19_01792019-07-19_01752019-07-19_01762019-07-19_01702019-07-19_01672019-07-19_01722019-07-19_01662019-07-19_01602019-07-19_0164Another one of my  favorites! Lauren is stunning!2019-07-19_01872019-07-19_01622019-07-19_0165Josh is hilarious!  2019-07-19_01692019-07-19_01612019-07-19_01512019-07-19_01562019-07-19_01552019-07-19_01572019-07-19_01582019-07-19_01532019-07-19_01592019-07-19_0152Lauren Loves Converse tennis shoes so much that she wore them to her wedding!  It’s only fitting that Charley Jean have a pair of bubblegum pink ones!2019-07-19_01422019-07-19_01432019-07-19_01382019-07-19_01392019-07-19_01502019-07-19_0174This is a custom sign that we got from my friend Madison at  MH Woodburining Designs2019-07-19_01402019-07-19_01862019-07-19_01312019-07-19_01412019-07-19_01342019-07-19_01492019-07-19_01352019-07-19_01292019-07-19_01332019-07-19_01272019-07-19_01162019-07-19_01122019-07-19_0118Lauren and Josh, ya’ll are going to be amazing parents to Charley Jean.  (Please call her both names, haha for the full southern effect).  I hope she has Lauren’s beauty and Josh’s sense of humor! I can’t wait to meet her!

All the best

~Laura