The Martella Family | The Ivy Place

The Martella Family | The Ivy Place

What better gift to give your parents for their birthday than photos of the whole fam? A collection of photos to browse, print, and pass down with stories and tales can make a timeless gift tangible and special. I love meeting up with the Pelsers, and getting to know the extension of them is even better!

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McKenna 1 Year | Water Session

McKenna 1 Year | Water Session

I am SO honored to photograph McKenna's first year-- and this water session was the ultimate way to top it off. We met up at Lake Norman-- a spot that held so much sentimental value.. the place where this family started. Kaitlin and Ricky got married here and they thought it was the perfect spot to end our first year session. And I agreed! I threw out the option of my "water session" and they were totally on board. I' so glad they were! I am so obsessed with the flowyness of fabric in the water, the way it tells a story of grace all around you. The stresses of parenthood can slip away ...

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Family | On Location | The Reeces

Family | On Location | The Reeces

This sweet baby boy was almost 2! I remember when his mama emailed me postponing their newborn photos because he was going to be in the NICU after unexpected complications in labor. Everyone was praying for them. They had just moved into a new home but the nursery was done and welcomed every inch of him. His 2nd session was right when he was turning one and I loved capturing them baking a cake. Now at 2, he is meeting more and more milestones. Sometimes it takes longer than expected, but each time it's like a miracle unfolds. He is surrounded by celebration and encouragement. His mama and ...

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Newborn | Meet Vincenza Rae

Newborn | Meet Vincenza Rae

This rainbow baby was a complete blessing to this family! I don't know what it is like to lose a baby, but I do know that joy comes in the morning. I loved seeing all the details of Jackson around the home.. I really felt his presence. His little spirit was there. I loved photographing the angel wings and knowing that in their hearts, they were really cuddling two precious babies. Vincenza, I know you are a gift! You were so wanted and so prayed for. You have parents who are so strong and so lovely.. they radiate peace and open arms. Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your ...

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