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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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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