Monday, October 29, 2012

2012 walk for children with apraxia of speech

Early morning on October 6th, I photographed as a volunteer Charlotte’s 2012 Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech to benefit CASANA (Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America).  My youngest nephew has struggled with mild apraxia over the last few years and has come a long way after hours of speech therapy each week.  Before attending this event, however, I admittedly never understood how severe apraxia could be.  It was so touching to see all of the families and friends come together to support the young children in their lives dealing with this neurological disorder.  The Charlotte walk, in its inaugural year, raised over $31,000 and was a huge success.


Monday, October 22, 2012

the m family - mini sessions | charlotte family photographer

One of my favorite families, good friends of ours—and I have been lucky enough to do their holiday photos for the past several years.  These girls are so expressive and easy to photograph.  Some of my favorite images each year are from this family’s session.

Monday, October 15, 2012

the l family - mini session | charlotte family photographer

I photographed this beautiful family of five last fall as well and what a difference a year has made, especially for the two little twins.  For starters, I think we actually were on the move more during our session when they were crawling!  I just remember feeling like I’d gotten a workout after that session—and my knees were pretty muddy.  :) This year, with just a little direction, we were able to capture the smiles and hugs that this sweet young family shared on a beautiful fall Saturday.

Monday, October 8, 2012

jack and megan - mini session | charlotte family photographer

Just a few images from a mini session recently.  This brother-sister duo were laughing together and just having a great time for our entire session.  I love those closed-eye, real smiles—they’re often so hard to get in front of a camera at this age.