18-month old milestone session


This December has been unnaturally warm, even for Charleston, and I’m especially grateful for it on days when I’m doing outdoor family sessions!

Sunset maternity session


When you schedule an outdoor maternity session for January in Charleston, you can’t quite know what to expect in advance. But when it was 75 and sunny on this peaceful Sunday evening, I couldn’t have asked for anything more. This glowing 6’ tall mama-to-be, who is expecting her first baby next month, absolutely radiated on camera with her smile and cheerful personality. Her and her tall-dark-and-handsome hubby were just precious, and needed very little direction from me to show their excitement about their new son’s quickly approaching arrival. This session made me fall in love again with maternity shoots, and I’m beyond ecstatic to be working with this family again in a few short weeks for their studio newborn session!

First newborn session in the new studio!

I was SO stoked with how my first newborn session in the new studio turned out! Little Clara Rose was the sweetest little angel, and we got so many great poses with her, as well as with new parents Hilary & Brett! This is an example of a full newborn session, which lasted about 4 hours (aka the zero-stress option that allows for fussing, multiple feedings, fussing, diaper changes, more fussing, pose changes… you get the idea haha). Parents are always amazed at my patience during these sessions, but I believe when you truly do what you love, it never feels like work—and I LOVE what I do! The full newborn session also allows for a variety of photos, from the “posed studio” look of the individual baby, as well as shots with mom, dad, and both.