You may have noticed that we haven’t created a blog post in quite sometime. There are many many benefits of living in paradise. We have the luxury of living within 3 miles of two of the most beautiful beaches in North Carolina. We can hear waves from our front porch year round and can smell the salt air when we pull up in our driveway. During the summertime however, you won’t find us swinging on our front porch. On any given evening, when the light is gorgeous and golden, you will find us at one of our area beaches capturing memories of those who have ventured to NC on vacation.
Already this year we have had the distinct honor of photographing over 80 families. Between family sessions, weddings, and events, we have hand edited and delivered over 10,000 images!!! The majority of those sessions were beach sessions that occurred this summer. As we reflected back over the summer at all the families we had the opportunity to meet, we were so humbled. You see, we don’t just take pictures. As cliche as it sounds… we pride ourselves in creating memories. With camera phones at everyone’s disposal, anyone can take a picture. It takes time and dedication and talent to create art. We are dedicated to our craft and work tirelessly to create one of a kind images that will stand the test of time. We want to capture your family in ways that you will cherish for many years to come. We are excited to say we are already booking sessions for next summer!
This summer we had all types of sessions. I wanted to take a few moments to highlight some of our sessions and share some of the images that you may have missed from those sessions. We had many large families. Our largest family session to date was a sweet family that we captured at Holden Beach. Their grandparents had started the tradition of coming to the beach for over 50 years. I don’t know that I’ve ever been so impressed with the closeness of a family.
I received an email from the granddaughter who had booked the session, that the matriarch of their family, Ms. Marthalee who had started the tradition of coming to Holden all those years ago had passed away. This was just a little over a month after these pictures were taken. She was so beautiful and absolutely loved the beach.
What a reminder of the importance of having pictures taken! We heard story after story of families who had vacationed together for years but hadn’t ever had professional pictures taken. We loved working with so many large family groups! This is just a small sample of those families.
Some of our favorite sessions included cute couples who were excited to announce new additions were on the way!
We can’t wait for them all to return next summer with their sweet bundles of joy!
As always we dealt with crazy weather. There is a saying in Southeastern NC, if you don’t like the weather wait 10 minutes and it will change! We had rain and rainbows!
and of course incredibly gorgeous sunsets!
We had fun themed sessions like this one from the notebook. This may have been one of my favorites to date.
We were able to capture sweet young love…
as well as couples who were celebrating years of being happily married.
We loved seeing parents interact with their babies… both big and small!
and of course grandparents with their grandbabies!
You can only imagine with all of these different families the countless incredibly gorgeous children we encountered this summer!
We heard over and over this summer, we didn’t realize this experience would be so much fun…. and my goodness did we ever have fun!
and of course with having edited over 10,000 images this year already there’s no way we could ever begin to share them all…. but hopefully you will see how much we have loved sharing our summer with you. We have SO enjoyed capturing your memories and are so humbled that you chose us! We hope that most importantly you cherish these memories for decades to come!
We are already booking sessions for next summer! Last year in March we were almost completely booked for July! If you are interested in booking a family session, don’t wait until it’s too late to get on our calendar!
Thank you for an amazing summer and for helping us realize our dreams!
Christie and Adam Smith