Family Session

Alsup Reunion | Charlotte, NC Family Photographer

In my last blog post, I mentioned I had never done an anniversary shoot before. About a month later, I was asked to do ANOTHER session I had never done before -- a family reunion! I couldn't pass this up for a couple of reasons: 

1. The reunion was being held at Castle Hill in Newport, RI

2. It was a 70th surprise luncheon for my client's mom. So sweet! 

3. IT WAS AT CASTLE HILL! (I love this place and had not had the opportunity to shoot there before.)

This family was so fun. They all grew up coming to Newport every Summer. They live all over the country but came together to celebrate their mom's/grandmother's/friend's special day. Again, what a great idea! Hiring a photographer can be for all those momentous occasions like weddings and newborns...but also the more intimate ones where you just want to make sure someone is there to capture it all. 

Procter Anniversary Session | Charlotte, NC Family Photographer

In May, I was contacted by Lee, who was looking to do a special session to celebrate her and her husband Stew's fifth anniversary. I had never been asked to do such a session...but what a great idea! These two lovebirds showed up and were clearly just as in love as they were on their wedding day. Lee wore the same dress she wore on their wedding day and brought a bag full of sentimental props that I was happy to incorporate. Oh, and she had champs (which they happily shared afterwards to toast a successful shoot)! 

There are so many milestones that clients hire me to capture -- engagements, maternity, births, new baby, annual family pictures, etc. This is one that I think goes overlooked. So to all you couples out there...don't forget to celebrate YOU!