Baby, Life

Perception vs. Reality – The Lies of Motherhood

May 26, 2016
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I can’t believe I took a picture holding my stomach in this exact position when I was only twenty weeks. I remember being so happy to had made it halfway through my pregnancy. Now, I am nowhere near being seasoned in motherhood, but I am about twenty weeks in and so much more than I could have possibly imagined has changed in my life. In the midst of learning to parent, social pressures and the millennial movement, I think young moms tend to be overwhelmed with a world full of lies. Instead of focusing on the actual goal of raising our babies, we get caught up in the “should-be’s” and what we perceive to be failure.

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The Lawrence Family Part II

May 11, 2016
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It was so much fun to photograph the Lawrence family again. The sunlight was oh so perfect to capture this beautiful family. Their kids are beyond fun and as you can see below – super photogenic. We hope you enjoy!

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Baby, Life, Photos, Travel

Charleston | Isle of Palms | Spring Vacation

April 24, 2016
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I was so excited to escape for a little getaway with our family. I was even more excited to take Cove to the beach for the first time. If you didn’t already know, our family loves the beach. We were really hoping Cove would too, and he did! He loved watching the waves and feeling the sand between his toes. It was such a relaxing time for us, and was much needed alone time.

There is something so rejuvenating about being near the water. For me, its the sense of how vast and big it is. It reminds you that your problems are so small compared to the greatness of God and His will for our lives. It also is a reminder to me of faith, of Peter walking on water, and how sometimes we can get caught up in the waves of life instead of really focusing on God and his promises. It’s breathtaking to think about.

We spent our days walking along the beach and our evenings in downtown Charleston walking around. Wild Dunes was one of locations we looked at when planning our wedding, so it was so nostalgic to visit with Ian again. Some of our favorite restaurants we visited were Xiao Bao Biscuit, Taco Boy and The Daily which is part of Butcher & Bee. We will definitely be visiting them all again when we return.

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Portraits | Brianna Chantel

April 22, 2016
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I’ve always said she was the epitome of a real life disney princess from her crystal pure voice to being the fairest of them all. Animals literally flock to her like a scene in Cinderella. I was so excited when she let Ian and I snap some pictures of her for her new website. She is an incredible performing artist who speaks Italian fluently. I am so proud (if you can’t already tell) to call her my sister and so excited to see the huge impact she’ll have on the world using her talents. Continue Reading…

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Jace | Newborn

April 18, 2016
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I loved this shoot so much that it was incredibly hard to narrow down the photos for this post. Jace was a perfect baby. As you can see, he gets his incredible looks from his parents. Beautiful people inside and out. I have known Austin and Gemma for almost ten years and parenthood fits them so well. You can see the love for Jace overflowing in every single one of these pictures. They made it so easy to capture.

Baby Jace, you are going to slay some hearts.

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Michael + Rachel | Ponce City Market

April 12, 2016
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Sometimes you take a rainy dreary day and you make the most of it – a romantic, moody and industrial shoot. I mean, you can’t get much better than capturing a couple keeping it warm in an elevator. Grey’s Anatomy has nothing on them.

Rachel and I joke that we became friends by accident, but that is always how the best friendships start. She has become someone true and genuine that I am so incredibly thankful God put in my life. It’s not every day that you find someone who laughs at all the same memes as you, accepts the fact you send ridiculous snaps and who you can have a 2-3 hour lunch with and still have more that you need to talk about. Her husband Michael is as cool as they come. You may have seen him on the Web.com tour. All around, they are a fabulous couple, and Ian and I are so grateful to know them. Continue Reading…