Category Archives: Children

Dubree Family

This shoot almost didn’t happen!  June thunderstorms in Charleston always present a challenge for scheduling photo sessions.  You just have to wait until the last minute to call it because they are so unpredictable.  It was raining on and off all afternoon but this family said let’s go for it!  So we did and got a perfect hour long window to shoot some family photos at Hampton Park before the skies opened up again.  Had lots of fun with this bunch, love their colors!Dubree-1Dubree-2Dubree-3Dubree-4Dubree-5Dubree-6Dubree-7Dubree-8Dubree-9Dubree-10

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Photo 101 Brunch & Bubbly!

Want to take better photos of your kiddos?  Let me teach you how!  They’ll be out for summer soon so it’s the perfect time to learn some simple ways to make a big difference in your photos.  I’m looking forward to seeing you at this free event!


  You!  If you want to learn how to take better photos of  your kiddos, grandkids, nieces, nephews, etc then you’re invited to join me at this FREE event!

What.  You’ll learn how to take fun and natural photos of the littles in your life using the tips I’ve picked up in the past 5 years of owning my photo business.  I’ll have some brunch snacks and mimosas for you to enjoy along with a few giveaways!

When.  Saturday, June 17th at 10:00-11:30am

Where.  My friend Erica’s home off of Whipple Rd in Mt Pleasant.  I’ll share her address with those that sign up!

Why.  Because the kiddos are almost out for summer and you’ll never regret having amazing photos of them to enjoy!  You’ll get a chance to meet some new people – other parents in the Charleston area.  I’ll also be giving away a free mini session and some other items from friends at Texture Design Co, Heartwood Co and Pop Up Pastry!  And… did I mention mimosas?

Please bring a friend!  (Just have them sign up!)

Space is limited.  Grab your seat now!

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My Family :)

Love these guys to pieces!  I took some photos of my brother’s family last week while I was visiting New York.  Nora’s getting more mobile = more challenging to shoot!  But darn it is she cute!

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Virginia Shoots

I recently traveled to Virginia to shoot three separate families over a weekend.  I lived in Winchester, VA for four years before moving here to Charleston and these are all taken around that area.  After it rained ALLLL day Friday and Saturday we crammed them all into a Sunday.  Love shooting in different locations to mix it up a little bit!  How beautiful are the dogwood trees in these images??  I was drooling over them all weekend. 🙂

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Spring Mini Highlights

I have the best clients!  I had such a good reconnecting with people who I had previously worked with.  Here are a few images from each of my families that booked me for spring mini sessions.  The weather was beautiful and the kiddos kept me on my toes all day! Thanks so my friend Sara who helped make smiles happen and carried my stuff 🙂

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Daniel Family

Enjoyed meeting the Daniel family at Riverfront Park on an overcast day a couple of weeks ago.  Clara and Emma are just the cutest!  The trick that worked like a charm for this session?  Telling Clara, “Don’t smile!  Don’t you do it!”  Got the BEST natural smiles from her that way!  For some kiddos that doesn’t work and they just stare me down and give me the stink eye, ha!  But it’s always worth a shot.