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Maternity Photographer | Holly Springs NC | Sugg Farm

I have been swooning over this maternity photography session. The weather head up for us as much as it could have. It was really hot and muggy out but we made it and the final maternity photos made all that sweating well worth it.

These expecting parents can’t wait to meet their son who will be here any day now. He is going to be surrounded by love. When you look at these photos, you see love… you feel love. Dad in completely in love with the mommy and you can see in his eyes how in love with mommy he is.

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I loved how down to earth this mommy is. She is truly so sweet. There is no doubt this totally in love couple will make wonderful parents.

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Maternity Session Details

We had this session in the evening. Scheduling the session for this time of day allows us to take advantage of some beautiful light. It also gets us some slightly cooler temperatures, usually a little breeze that makes everything so much more manageable. Another great aspect of having the session during the golden hour is that we can pretty much stay in the shade for the majority of the shoot.

We shot this session at Sugg Farm in Holly Springs, NC. Holly Springs is located about 20 minutes south west of Raleigh, NC. Being that these expecting parents and I both reside in Holly Springs, it only made sense to schedule the session so we could all stay local.

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I thought that the photo above was great. mom picked some newborn shoes that coordinate perfectly with what mommy and daddy were wearing for the session.

Now that the maternity session is all set, we are all waiting for your arrival little man! I cannot wait to have him in my arms to snuggle for his highly anticipated newborn session after he gets here.

First Birthday Photographer | Flynn’s Cake Smash Sneak Peek

First birthday and cake smash photography is a specialty here at T&T Photography. They are fun. And I have made the process so easy, that my clients hire me to do all of their children cake smashes.

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2 years ago I photographed this little guys big brother, William… Now it’s Flynn’s turn! And he showed off with his cake smash cuteness… just a little bit.

Just like most cake smashes sessions start, he was a little confused but very intrigued with this idea of eating this delicious cake. Once he got into it, he wanted to share…. which is one of the cutest things the little ones do. They are too young to be stingy with that deliciousness. It was really funny when he grabbed a handful of cake and moved his full hand towards me. I think he really wanted me to eat it. Haha!

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We kept Flynn’s cake smash simple, with just using orange and navy blue. As you can see he started the cake smash with a bowtie but it kept falling off, so we took it off for the rest of his first birthday cake smash session. It’s almost as if the bowtie was a distraction, because once the bowtie came off, the party started. He got into it.

I thought it was especially cute when he walked towards me with a big flirty smile and a handful of cake. And he tried to work his blue eyes on me too.

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Sometimes there isn’t any cake left to send back home… Luckily, Flynn didn’t damage his cake so much that he couldn’t take some home for his brother who didn’t come to the session. I am sure that William appreciated it once he got home from school. I was hopeful we could send some home, but it was ultimately up to Flynn and how much of an appetite he had.

 

 

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As soon as I heard about this fun cake smash theme that mom shared with me… I jumped with excitement. I couldn’t wait.

The teepee in this session was the same teepee we used for her lifestyle newborn session a year ago!

Logistically, this cake smash was a little harder to figure out. I was very concerned that the cake could ruin the teepee and I surely didn’t want that to happen. It is a big prop to be used in the cake smash session, again, something I was a little worried about. But I never had any doubt that it would be able to be done and done well.

I think that mommy did a great job making this light pink cake. Mom was confident that she was going to be able to make the cake and get it here to the studio. Luckily, they live in Holly Springs and there was not a long transport of the cake. With that pink cake, I knew we needed to have some pink flowers. I spent a great deal of time looking for flowers that would match her floral headband. After 2 hours of searching, I picked these up at Micheals. In my search, I found this beautiful garland that you can see at the very top of the opening of the teepee.

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Each and ever cake smash and first birthday session is different. I try and get a clear understanding of moms (or in rare cases dads) vision to help come up with something unique. A different twist, whether its with different flowers, cakes or combinations, every experience is different.

If you have a little one getting ready to celebrate a first birthday, make sure you consider a 1st birthday cake smash session  session for them. You won’t regret it… but you will probably regret not doing it.

 

 

 

 

 

Headshots | Raleigh, NC | Woomer Insurance

Headshots are so important to update on a regular basis. Your professional headshots are, many times, the first time your customer sees you. You wouldn’t want them to see a 20 year old headshot of you and be surprised or taken aback when you don’t look like your photo said you did. By having an updated headshot, you are starting out with honesty about who you are and what to expect.

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Whether are you are starting your own business, rebranding your current business, looking for career opportunities, or speaking as an expert in your field, there are many reasons to update your headshots. The great news is they don’t have to be a hassle and don’t have to take a lot of time. Most of my headshot sessions are done within 30 minutes. It is because I help plan your headshot session ahead of time. I help understand  your brand or the way you plan on using your headshot to give you direction on what to bring.

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I had the pleasure of working with Brian Woomer and his Woomer Insurance team in downtown Apex, NC. They have a quaint, industrial feel business office on Salem Street. It is decorated with watercolor canvases from a local artist of popular landmarks in the community. The texture of the water marks goes beautifully with the exposed brick on the walls. The front of the office looks onto the street downtown. Brian and his team help bring a very personal touch back into the insurance industry. It offers such a unique insurance experience.

If you are in need of a headshot update and are not looking forward to it, let me help! Together we can make the experience way easier and better than it seems. So whether you are rebranding, updating or expanding, let me help you update those professional headshots!

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First Birthday Photographer | Claire’s Cake Smash and Splash Sneak Peek | Raleigh NC

It is so hard to believe that Claire’s first birthday photography session is all done. I remember her newborn session like it was just a month ago…. but it hasn’t been. It’s been well over a year since the newborn session!

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Just like most cake smash sessions, Claire started out very apprehensive of what she was supposed to do with this cake, and the flowers on top of the cake. The cake is called a naked cake, it was designed and delivered by Holly Springs baker, BillieJo Cochrane with Baked by Billie.

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Once Claire got more comfortable with the cake smash set up, she quickly realized that cake is delicious and this session was going to be so much fun… and… well CAKE!!

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I didn’t know what to expect, considering she hadn’t had cake and the flowers on top of the cake could be a distraction. The hope, was sincerely, that she wasn’t going to prefer to eat the flowers over the cake. Although she thought the flowers were interesting, she was wanted to fill up on them. Haha!

Claire didn’t mind keeping the beautiful floral crown on during most of her cake smash. She was quick to let us know when she was all done wearing it though.

Then, it was time to clean up!

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Most babies at this age love a bath….. but again, they are not used to having a bath in front of someone AND a camera. But once we started the bubble machine she was ready to have some more fun. She splashed around and giggled.

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As soon as Claire was comfortable she was reaching for all of the bubbles and even giving us some adorable belly laughs. You can’t deny that a baby’s belly laugh makes you laugh too.

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Holly Springs NC Photographer | Patrick Mommy and Me Session | Holly Springs

 

I have been working with the Patrick family for a few years now… and every time I have a lovely time and the sessions get better and better. This session was scheduled to document Nora’s 2nd birthday. What I loved about this is that it was a “Mommy and Me” session. I loved the idea of an outdoor session, because I have missed photographing sessions outside being that it was such a cold winter and a very rainy spring.

We took these photos at a beautiful park, in the morning here in Holly Springs. About 20 minutes from Raleigh. The sun was shining beautifully through the trees and it gave us such beautiful lighting.

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For this mommy and me/ birthday session, mommy communicated with me that she was looking for something delicate, gentle and had a  beautiful bohemian feel. This was easier achieved with light colors, especially with the blush pink, long, flowing dress that mommy wore. And I have to be honest, this color pattern is my favorite for these sessions. It truly brings in a feminine feel.

Just to mention it again, this was not just a mommy and me session. This was also a session to help document this sweet little girl’s second birthday. What better way to document a girls birthday than with flowers… Big, beautiful, delicate, blooming flowers. It seems as though she liked having the flowers there as well. She spent much of her time inhaling the beautiful scent of them.

I wanted to make sure that they have were able to take these flowers home and enjoy them there. So we didn’t spend too much time using them for the session so that they were able to enjoy the flowers after the session, at home. I promise, they smelled beautiful. I wish there was away to share that beautiful floral smell with you through the computer.

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After we were all done using the flowers, we got some lovely candid shots of of just Nora. She hammed it up for the camera just enough.

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She was such a great sport, considering she had some dirt on her feet that got through her sandals…. She really didn’t mind too much. I was far more worried how about getting any of that dirt or mud on their dresses. After all, the colors were so light, it would have showed and given me far more time with edited. Luckily, for all of us, we avoided that concern. Every time she stood on the grass, we wiped her sandals and feet off to keep mommy and daughter completely dirt free.

Here are just a few more portraits from the mommy and me portion of the session.

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I hope you love looking at these photos as much as I love taking them.