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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 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