2017

2017 Babies | Charlotte, NC Family Photographer

Is there anything better than a brand new baby? Those tiny fingers and toes. Chubby thighs. Peach fuzz hair everywhere. Gah! Well I had the pleasure of getting to snuggle a few sweet babies in 2017. My first babies of 2017 were my twin nephews! Remember these sweet little owlets?? I can hardly believe they are coming up on their first birthday...where does the time go!?

In September I got to meet Mr. Magnus, the most adorable Viking you ever did see! He was such a good baby for me, letting me pose him and put silly hats on him! And I loved that I was also able to capture some tender, quiet moments with mommy and daddy...and of course some sweet ones with lil' sis as well! 

My last baby of 2017 was beautiful little Olivia ("Livi"). Unlike Magnus who just wanted to sleep, 8 day old Livi just wanted to look around at her new world. She was the most alert newborn I have ever met! And she didn't cry either...she just looked around at everything and everyone. What a cutie!

I love doing these half posed, half lifestyle sessions. I feel like parents get the best of both worlds that way -- cute close up shots of the baby's features, and also sweet memories of those first few days as a new family. I can't wait to snuggle even more babies in the year ahead! 

LeBlanc Family Belly & Baby Session | Charlotte, NC Baby Photographer

I waited a long time for these little munchkins to arrive! First, they are my sweet little nephews and made me a proud Auntie x 2! Secondly, I've been excited to show potential clients what a Belly & Baby bundle would look like. I took maternity pictures of my gorgeous sister and her equally beautiful wife at 31 weeks, just a couple of days before Christmas. Who looks that good when they're carrying twins?? I was bigger than that carrying only one...just sayin'. 

About a week after B & G were born I did a combo stylized/lifestyle photoshoot. It's best to shoot newborns within their first 14 days when they spend most of their time sleeping and are their most pliable. My sister-in-law had bought these cute owl hats before the twins were born, so of course I had put the owls in their nest for a few shots. Then I got a bunch of lifestyle shots, which I love to do in black and white to add a bit of nostalgia. I hope they'll look back on these special snuggles and intimate moments when they are sleep deprived, covered in poo and wondering what they've gotten themselves into. 

Congratulations Michelle & Jen! 

xoxoxo