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This session is from a  recent extended family photography session in Fuquay Varina, NC. Extended family portraits typically include an immediate family and grandparents, like it was for this lovely family session.

 

People tend to forget how important sessions like these are to have. Grandparents with their grandchildren…. there os no better gift for a grandparent that that. And no better gift for the grandchildren as well. I still hold on to the photos I have with my grandfather, and they are so very cherished.

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The family has a beautifully manicured lawn with beautiful light to work with. It was a little warm but not as warm as it had been for several days leading up to the session. Being able to photograph this family in the shade helped us out a lot. Being in the shade makes so much of a difference.
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We started the with just the granddaughters. We got some cute ones of them together and them separately. We also got the whole family that included grandparents. parents and children. On top of that we got shots of the grandparents and parents as well.

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This extended family session seemed to go by so quickly. I was so surprised to realize that we had run out of time. But the girls were so well behaved we were able to get all of the shots that we wanted to and then some. Lifestyle family photography Raleigh NCHolly Springs NC PhotographerHolly Springs NC Photographer

 

If you have been considering an extended family session, I would love to hear from you. These are some of life most beautiful moments and they really should be captured. Let me know if you have any questions.

Cake Smash Session | First Birthday Photography | Raleigh NC Family Photographer

Cake smash sessions have been keeping the studio busy, sweet and sticky! It sure has been fun. Usually I find myself in a series of one gender of cake smash sessions then it fades into the other gender. In recent weeks I have had a great combination of boy or girl cake smash. This was a fund theme, that I have done before, but this “banner” isn’t like any other banner I have had during a cake smash session. First Birthday PhotographerRaleigh Cake Smash PhotographerCake Smash Photographer

This “Wild One” banner was very detailed and so hard to get positioned. The letters kept turning as soon as they would settle into position. Then they would twist. We tried to resolve the issue for at least a half hour before we figured it out. I was thrilled with it as soon as it started to work out.

We were shocked at how long he kept his crown on. Mommy was not sure that he was going to keep the hat on at all… but he did for most of his session. In the photos below you can see what happened when he took his crown off after eating some cake. He got cake and frosting in his silky brown hair.

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At the start of the session, he was a little nervous about what to do. At times he was far more concerned with the crown but we were able to distract him enough with the cake that we made it through.

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This session was called a “Cake Splash”. The first birthday cake smash is followed by a fun bath… with a bubble machine and rubber ducks. You could tell that he enjoyed splashing around in the tub. Look at those dimples!!!! And those cute teeth!

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Cake by: Baked by Billie

Theme: Wild One

Land Maternity Sneak Peek | Award Winning Raleigh Maternity Photographer

 

T&T Photography is an award winning photographer based in the Raleigh area. In 2017 and 2018, we received the Expertise Top 10 Raleigh Maternity Photographers. It was such an honor to receive this award… what makes it amazing, is that it’s merely because I love my job. I especially love maternity photography. This sneak peek of the Land family maternity session is the result of the love I have for maternity photography.

 

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This is another family that I have been working with for a long time. I was there to video their wedding day, the maternity session for baby boy # 1 (Braxton), Braxtons newborn photos, baby photos for Braxton and now these…. and soon I will be able to meet Bryson, and take his newborn photos. It is such an honor to be a part of a families journey, especially this one.

It’s not news that this summer has been especially hot and so very humid here in Raleigh. As hopeful as I was for a cooler maternity session for this family, we didn’t get it. In fact, it make have been the hottest and most humid day of the summer. Between the heat, the sweat and the little bugs, it made for a very interesting and eventful maternity session.

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I mean, look at this mama!! She was flawless! Some women are just born with it. Regardless of how sticky and hot Aubrey was, you could never tell. Her makeup didn’t smudge. Her hair remained is pristine condition… and that was all the way until it looked like the key was ready to dump buckets on her. She never complained. She was just so happy to be having the photos.

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We can’t wat to meet you Bryson! You have a big brother to help show you the ways of the world. AND you have a mommy and daddy that will provide you a wonderful loving family life.

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Yet another family mini session is in the books! And I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love everything about this family photography session! From the colors, to the smiles, to the love and even the drool. It surely made the family photography session a lot more bearable considering it was so hot and humid.

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All too often I think that families tend to forget how important these sessions are. Through the years, more children are added to the family and those children grow and get older… But not the parents of course…. we just keep getting younger, right? 😉

But one of the things that one of the things that also changes is the relationship between the parents and children. As the children grow and change, what they need from their mothers and fathers changes as well. This session was for Layla’s first birthday session. You can see how much she needs her mommy and daddy for everything.. food, helping her walk, teaching her how to be a little lady… But the one thing that doesn’t change… the way she will look up to her mommy for love, guidance and reassurance.

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Through all of these stages in life, it is important to document them all. Not just as parents, but for the children. They want to see how they have changed. They want to admire the relationships they have with their parents. They would like to be able to look back and see the love through the years. This helps make them better parents when it is time for them to have children. It is a visual reminder… what could be better than that?

 

Can you imagine how Layla will love this photo of her and her daddy on her wedding day?

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Or how much her mommy snuggled and loved on her.

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Or how much she will look at those chubby baby legs and think about how cute they were.

 

My point is simple.. get your family photos. They matter.

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Raleigh first birthday photographerFirst Birthday Photographer | Cake Smash Photography | Holly Springs NC

 

I love my job! I get to work with the Raleigh area’s most adorable babies, and capture the special moments like a first birthday! And the best way to do this is through a fun and colorful cake smash session.

I love so many things from this cake smash session. Clearly, that list of things I love starts with how adorable Layla is. Those chubby cheeks, big brown Bambi eyes and those baby rolls that I just want to squeeze….. but of course, I don’t!

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I loved the colors that her mommy picked out. Pink, gold and this beautiful mint color. At first I was a little concerned with how the mint colored tutu may photograph, but it was awesome!! The fluffier the tutu the better!

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Each cake smash session is different… not just the way we design it… but the way that the baby takes to this fun shoot. You can watch how this cake smash went down from the Facebook live video we took. You can check that out HERE. We wanted to make sure we streamed this so mommy could watch while she was out of town on a business trip. One of the things so many people commented about what how sweet her daddy was. He is clearly the apple of his eye.

After getting Layla comfortable in the studio in front of the cake, she took to the smash perfectly… and enjoyed every bite she could fit into those cheeks of hers. Sometimes even smashing the cake into her mouth. Haha!

 

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I always tell my clients that I know when the little ones are done with the cake smash session… they make it pretty obvious that they are done.. Layla was no exception to this point. When she was all done she through her chubby arms in the air! Really, how cute is this?

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A special shout out to Baked by Billie for this adorable cake!

 

Want to see another recent first birthday, cake smash session? Check it out HERE. 

Newborn Photographer | Raleigh NC

I was so excited for this family when the contacted me to tell me that baby number two was going to be coming into the world. I was so excited for Rose, who I knew would be a great big sister. In fact, she seems to be wearing the title like a badge of honor. She didn’t even mind sharing the spotlight. I am so very proud of her.

 

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This family is going clllllllll-right!

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I loved this mommy and baby boy photo. It is so very peaceful and special. Being that Wes slept for his entire session, getting these beautiful newborn shots was easy as pie.

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He was so sleepy and snuggly, and he was so very agreeable to me moving his hands around.

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A sleep hat was perfect and an absolute must for this sleepy baby.

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If you are interested in affordable newborn photography, make sure you contact us to schedule your session.

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I could not be happier for this soon to be mommy and daddy. I have been working with them over the last few years starting with engagement photography and now maternity photos! They are going to make such wonderful parents in the most loving way imaginable.

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In the summer months, we never know how hot it may be for an outdoor session. And we really never know if its going to rain, especially this summer. But the weather held out for us for this session and we hung out in the shade the entire time.

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Mommy to be was just glowing… between her skin and her smile… she helps define that term pregnancy glow. That glow really helped the color of her maternity dress pop. It paired perfectly with the navy blue that soon to be daddy was wearing.

 

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It is so hard to believe or maybe hard to imagine that these little shoes will be filled with tiny baby toes in just a few weeks. But he won’t be in those shoes for long…. and before you know it he will be following his daddy’s football footsteps.

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Rachel and Anthony have such a special relationship. They have so much love, respect and adoration of each other that it makes it so lovely to be around them… even in the hot heat of the summer.

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This daddy cannot wait to meet his little man!

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Rachel and Anthony will love this baby like nothing they have ever experienced.

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But, then there is this…. I am not sure how this is going to all work out when it comes to football season. It looks like UNC and NC State play later this fall on November 24th… we should all check on them and ask for updates. I wonder how many quick jersey changes will happen when one of these parents is out of the room. Haha!

 

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