If it weren’t for this precious family my husband and I would have never met. Most do not know how me and Mr. Smitho met… While I was attending UNC-Wilmington, using an ancient version of instant messenger named ICQ. He was looking for a girl in his class to get a homework assignment. He found me instead… his first words to me were “do I know you?” haha not to bore you with a whole lot of details but we realized we were from the same county but attended different high schools… When I told him I attended UNCW he told me the only person I know at UNCW is a girl named Carmen… I Said funny… my suite-mate and good friend is named Carmen… come to find out it was the same person… He worked with her boyfriend and they had went to high school together… After doing some investigating with her that he wasn’t a weird stalked we would chat briefly online here and there… it wasn’t until a couple years later that we would finally meet up… Almost exactly to the day , 14 years later and we’re still together! Now Carmen and her then boyfriend are married and have a precious little girl! How gorgeous is this mama??
Those eyes!! and she wasn’t a fan at all of her cake! She’s so incredibly beautiful…
You may remember her sweet newborn pictures…
I’d have to say she’s only gotten prettier as she’s gotten older 🙂
Happy Birthday sweet girl!!
Oh this sweet family!!! I am SO behind on our blog posts!! We were so busy back in November when I did their session I just realized I never posted their session on the blog or on our facebook page!!! I’m finally getting time to take a breather! We are working on updating all the images in our galleries on our website…yes it’s quite sad I have a 7 month old and the image on my website of me is still a maternity picture! Anywho… I LOVED how these turned out so I just had to share them with you albeit 2 months later!
I met Lisa when she was working with my sister in law… at a birthday party for my niece… She had this gorgeous baby boy then and I was just waiting for the day I could get him in front of my camera… He was shy at first and wasn’t too sure of this crazy woman acting like a fool or her big camera…however…with a little bribery and a little bit of playing around and he was perfect!
How gorgeous is this sweet boy?!?
and one more of his sweet mommy and daddy for good measure!
I LOVE when a beautiful family, beautiful lighting, and a beautiful location all comes together… It’s my favorite! I promise promise this year to stay more up on posting when I have sessions on our blog and on our facebook page!!
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Nancy and Keith were married October 10th at “Memory Maker” in Ocean Isle Beach. Memory Maker is one of the most beautiful beach houses I’ve ever seen. You can check it out here. It made the perfect backdrop for their special day. When I sat down with Nancy the day before her wedding she said you do know it’s going to rain right? Of course I tried saying maybe not… we’ll wait and see. Trying to give her a glimmer of hope that every weather station we looked at was wrong. Most brides would have had a complete fit that their wedding wasn’t going to happen just as they had planned out on the beach. But not Nancy. She and Keith both, were so easy going and willing to just go with the flow. The morning of her wedding I had hope that maybe just maybe the rain would hold off but by lunch time it was pouring and continued to do so most of the night. At least though, they say rain on your wedding day is a sign of good luck!
Their wedding party was so much fun! You wouldn’t know that some of these shots were taken with Mr. Smitho or myself standing in the pouring rain to get it.
We had to get creative with the bridal shots and the shots of the bride and groom due to the rain. We wanted them to be unique, also wanted to show the venue and setting , and to hopefully make it so that you didn’t see all the rain.
The reception was so sweet. I have to admit I became quite misty eyed watching Nancy and her Daddy dance. It was such a precious moment when her daddy became emotional. One of my favorite pictures of the reception is the guys catching the garter. If you can zoom in on their faces. They were hilarious!
So despite the rain and all the unforeseen circumstances Nancy and Keith’s day was perfect! She was so gorgeous! I told her she looked like Katie Holmes. She and Keith were so perfect together and you couldn’t help but feel the love they shared for one another.
Congratulations on your wedding! We wish you many years of happiness!
Sweet Parker Joan joined us in the studio a couple of weeks ago. The day of her scheduled session she had a belly ache and was hard to settle… So we decided it’d be best to reschedule to a time when her tummy was feeling better. A few days later she came back and was an absolute dream… she was super sleepy and let me do whatever we wanted.
I had made this prop particularly for her session. I had seen an example and thought it would be easy peasy and wouldn’t take long at all to make. WRONG! 6 hrs later it was complete and ready for her session! But it was just what I had envisioned!
Parker’s mommy had a blanket and bunny from when she was an infant that she wanted her pictures made with. I love incorporating sentimental items into our sessions when they are available…
She was so tiny and petite and such a doll. Here are a few more from her session!
We’ve had the opportunity to capture Ms. Ava a few times over the past year and have enjoyed so much watching her grow! She is such a cutie! In case you missed all of her adorableness on facebook we wanted to make sure we shared it here also!
She was such a ham and at one is already walking! She made our job super easy!
And she LOVED her cupcake!
Happy Birthday Sweet girl!