HICKORY, NC PHOTOGRAPHER

Hickory, NC Photographer

I recently shared some pictures of my oldest well after his 9th birthday. I am more timely with my youngest and would like to share some photos of him as a 3 year old. He had his birthday in March and coming up soon is my middle’s at the start of May. So, that said, expect one more post soon of my littles and then I will be finished showing them off for a while. I love to do their pictures every year alone to document that age. I like to see their personality shine through and just all the little nuances of what that age brings. Unfortunately, Andy and Levi got slighted last year because of my Mom’s passing in October. I got John’s done but I just couldn’t bring myself to make it happen for them. I hate it but grief is a powerful thing.

On to brighter things … when I saw this field near our home starting to blossom with purple wildflowers I knew I had to use it. So one evening when we had warm sunny weather we headed out and I captured some of John and Andy but the focus was on Andy. As a 3 year old he loved blowing the dandelions and squatting to pick flowers. He roamed and I mostly let him do his thing. He has always had the funniest faces and he showed some off here. We are so lucky to be able to be your parents Andy and we love you.

Andy loves his passy still and proudly claims his role as the baby. I am very proud of him though for starting to use the potty. He is spoiled by his brothers and can get quite demanding for his way. A screamer to say the least. He’s also joyful and loves to dance. He is talking well but a lot of times I am the only one who can understand him. He is super sweet and loves to fall asleep driving a matchbox car on me. His prized possession is his bear which is as big as him and he must take it everywhere. He loves to dance and relax in the hot tub with me. His favorite things are Mickey Mouse and Thomas the Train. He loves going to Tweetsie Railroad and child watch at the Y. He’s loud and exuberant and loves to jump. All boy like all 3 of them.

I can’t believe we have been able to enjoy your life for 3 years Andy. It seems like so long and so short at the same time. Everything has changed and I am so glad I’ve had you about me for hugs and love. I hope your life is amazing sweet boy. You’re out tater tooth tiger! You make ours so much better. All of our children do.

Hickory, NC PhotographerHickory, NC PhotographerHickory, NC PhotographerHickory, NC PhotographerHickory, NC PhotographerHickory, NC Photographer2017-04-23_0008Hickory, NC PhotographerHickory, NC PhotographerHickory, NC PhotographerHickory, NC Photographer

Like|Tweet|Pin|Link|Subscribe

HICKORY, NC CHILD AND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Hickory, NC Child and Wedding Photographer

This is John. He is my oldest of 3 sons. He turned 9 in December. December is busy and January brings rest after the crazy Fall season. That being said, I just photographed him for his birthday. I know that is pretty sad. When my youngest turned 3 I realized I better get my act together and grab some pictures of John to document 9 years. This is why some of the images at the end are obviously a glimpse of Spring that we are currently experiencing. Expect another blog post soon of Andy in the field of purple flowers because I photographed him there as well.

Back to John, he is growing so fast and I am so proud of him. He has changed a lot since his 8 year old photos which you can see by clicking here. He has filled out so much and lost some of that little boy. Believe me it’s all still there in personality though. He went from his two front teeth barely coming in to them being big and dominant in his smile. He still loves, loves, loves legos and can tear through the hardest kits in one night. He won’t stop until he is done. He also likes to build in Mine Craft. He says he wants to be an Engineer like his Dad. He has made all A’s so far this year in school. 3rd grade is the first time they get “real” grades and I am so proud of him for working hard. He also likes soccer and is improving there and he and Levi love to ride their bikes and scooters. They like to play construction site outside too. He likes to draw and read as well. Oh and of course he likes to watch TV, mostly Sponge Bob, Loud House and other programs that I am sure are ridiculous. A recent discovery of Smokey and the Bandit has become an obsession along with Outrageous Acts of Science and Mythbusters.

He’s thoughtful and loving. He can be shy but also so loud. He is good to his brothers although Levi and he can argue quite a bit. He can also be full of silliness and he seriously has the best high pitched cackle that I love to hear. He also has some funny dance moves although I see them less and less. That is growing up I guess. John my wish for you as you continue to grow is that you are happy and healthy and see birthdays come and go well into your old age. We love you more than you can imagine.

Hickory, NC Child and Wedding PhotographerHickory, NC Child and Wedding PhotographerHickory, NC Child and Wedding PhotographerHickory, NC Child and Wedding PhotographerHickory, NC Child and Wedding PhotographerHickory, NC Child and Wedding PhotographerHickory, NC Child and Wedding PhotographerHickory, NC Child and Wedding PhotographerHickory, NC Child and Wedding Photographer

Like|Tweet|Pin|Link|Subscribe

High Country Wedding Photographer

High Country Wedding Photographer

I met this lovely couple at Moses Cone Manor House in Blowing Rock, NC just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. They came in town for a weekend get away and for their engagement session with me. I was honored to photograph them. Shannon rocked that beautiful dress and they just meshed together perfectly. We had time to explore the grounds and chat about their plans for the weekend and what they had already done. I of course recommended a hike at my all time favorite, Rough Ridge and they said the had loved downtown Blowing Rock.

I hope you all had a ton of fun on your get away and that your future holds amazing things! I love your images and am so glad I got to capture your love. Thanks again!

High Country Wedding PhotographerHigh Country Wedding PhotographerHigh Country Wedding PhotographerHigh Country Wedding PhotographerHigh Country Wedding PhotographerHigh Country Wedding PhotographerHigh Country Wedding PhotographerHigh Country Wedding PhotographerHigh Country Wedding PhotographerHigh Country Wedding PhotographerHigh Country Wedding PhotographerHigh Country Wedding PhotographerHigh Country Wedding PhotographerHigh Country Wedding PhotographerHigh Country Wedding Photographer

Like|Tweet|Pin|Link|Subscribe
UA-23794001-1