Airlie visited the blog last July after my visit out to Oklahoma to see the Wachtel family. Six months later, while Seth & Jill were home visiting family over the holidays, we decided to head to downtown Wilmington for a family session.
It was COLD! And being down by the river probably didn't help the fact that the wind was blowing a good amount as well. But we made it through! We included a pitstop back at the car about halfway through the session to turn the heat on high and warm up before going back out for a few more pictures. I think everyone was pleased, ha! :) Enjoy!
Over Thanksgiving, while I was home in Wilmington, I had a few different sessions around town. About a year and a half ago, I was able to meet the Cumbie Family down at Wrightsville Beach for a fun family session. But this year, our session included all of Sarah's family. Her parents and her brother's family came to join us!
We had a fun time getting pictures of all of the grandchildren together, and with their proud grandparents as well! :) Enjoy!
When I get the chance to take pictures of seniors, I never really know what to expect. All of the memories of my last year of high school flood my brain, filled with emotions, and excitement of what was to come after graduation. But there are also emotions of anxiety and nervousness that take over at times...wondering what the adjustment of living away from home will really be like.
So at the beginning of each session, I always try to get a feel for what kind of emotions are flying around this particular senior in high school. Meet Maranda. She's incredible. Her subtle confidence and love for life really shined through as we got to know each other. Her excitement for the next stage of life was evident. And I just loved how she wasn't scared to be herself. This session really motivated me to jump on more senior sessions when I have the chance. I loved every minute of it.
My friend Cindy, who comes along with me to many weddings as an assistant and second shooter, recently welcomed a little nephew in her family! We found a Saturday, soon after Brady entered the world, to travel over to Charlotte for the day for a session with her sister, husband, and new baby!
Amy had many ideas, props, and poses that she had thought about prior to the session, and I think they turned out great! Although Brady was awake for most of the session, we did take advantage of his 10 minute nap near the end. I guess he was tired of us moving him around so much. :) Enjoy!