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Megan - Maternity Shoot

Queen of the Forest

When tasked with picking a location, I chose one equally as magical as motherhood. From seed to Angel Oak, the journey of life is mirrored within the human body much like nature’s living and breathing landscape.

Megan’s skin is bursting with flora, and underneath it sits a set of eyes that have yet to witness the wonders of the world. Pregnancy is an exciting journey filled with trials and tribulations, but the reward at the end of the road is one that is well worth the hike.

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Stevie - 1st Birthday Session

Golden Hour

Named after the great Stevie Nicks, this baby also borrows her stage presence. Her voice demands your attention, even if she can’t quite speak yet. Placed in the middle of the woods with a blanket and a tent, this magical forest was the perfect place to celebrate 12 months of life. Her parents loved the shots so much, they asked me to be their wedding photographer! View the celebration of love here.

Stevie is the reason my wife caught something highly contagious known only as… ‘baby fever’. And I know what you’re thinking, but we already have two cats and I’m not confident another one will work this time.

Wait, do I feel warm to you?

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Theresa - Maternity Session

Home Sweet Home

Nothing can compare to the love of a mother for her child. I’m not a mom and I never will be, but I once was a kid with the greatest gift of all – a strong and enduring mother who stood by my side from the start. She told me about her pregnancy aches and pains, emotional mood swings, sleep deprivation and a 23-hour labor to top it all off. My first thought – why? I’ve read bad job descriptions but that one takes the cake.

Meet Theresa. Much like my mother, she faced many trials in life due to motherhood. Despite this, she strutted through her pregnancy with 4″ heels and the ferocity of a lioness. When she’s not building her small business or mothering her children, she attributes time to her passion in poetry. She’s even covered her body in art (what a cool mom you have, baby Oliver!). What gives mothers these superhuman abilities?

Unstoppable love.

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Oliver - Newborn Session

Superhero in the Making

Baby fever is a real thing, especially when the talent is as adorable as Oliver! Fun fact, his parents are fans of the CW show ‘Arrow’ and named him after the protagonist – Oliver Queen. My inner nerd did back flips when I found this out.

If he was anything like the show’s Oliver, I knew I was up for a stubborn fight. The reality: He just wanted to sleep. I don’t blame him one bit. I enjoy naps as much as the next guy, but alas I had a job to do. I’m just glad no one was taking pictures of my “funny” faces.

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