Celebrating Blended Families

With Mother’s Day approaching, I wanted to shine a special light on blended families. I am a product of one and a true supporter of them and that they can work. I don’t want to make this seem like I don’t support traditional families, but being that a huge part of our population are made up of single mothers and fathers who decide to try their chance at love again, we end up with the blended family and they can and do work!  

Recently a beautiful woman by the name of Tia reached out to me. She’s newly married and between she and her husband they have three daughters. She wanted to have a shoot to not only incorporate their new family unit, but to also include their children’s other parents as well. This melted my heart. 

You see so many negative depictions of what the media refers to as “broken homes,” but that is not always the case. There are many instances of beautiful blended families and as a product of one and as a mother who’s child is part of a blended family, I was so excited at the opportunity to capture another through the lens of my camera. 

Take a peak at some of the magic we created that day...

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Thank you!

As I close out the year, I want to thank all of my clients for allowing me into your lives and trusting me to capture some awesome moments with you. From weddings to lifestyle sessions, I’ve had a ball with you all! I’m looking forward to 2018 and all of the amazing adventures that lie ahead. 

I wish each and every one of you and your families a Happy New Year and many blessings ahead! 

Below is a recap of some of the lifestyle sessions that I closed the year out with. Cheers to you amazing families!

 

The Simmons Family

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The Heyward Family 

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Mommy and me with Jene’e and Calvin

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Father and Son with Tony and Tony Jr. 

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Fun with the Myers

This past weekend I had the pleasure of working with one of my favorite families. They started off as clients, but have quickly turned into family. The first time I worked with them they were a family of four and have now grown into a family of 6 :) During this session, we attempted to recreate a shot that they did at their first session and the result is an image full of emotion. With more personalities, it was quite the challenge to get this shot down. However, the laughs and fun that we had while trying were definitely one for the books. Never a dull moment with them and I absolutely love it! They are the best!!

Here's the original image from three years ago.

And here's the image that we captured this weekend :) Krista was pregnant with Kinsley (the princess running in the front) in the original image.

Here's a few more shots of the cuteness that we captured this weekend. Such an amazing and beautiful family!

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I had back to back weddings this weekend.....my legs are a little tired (well they were), but I loved every moment of working with my couples.

I pride myself on the fact that my clients become family and friends. I love putting in extra work to try and get to know my clients and to build more than just a working relationship with them.

Below are a few shots from my second wedding this weekend at The Villa in Calverton. Not only was it for an amazing couple, Jasmine and Andre, but I got to see one of my favorite planners for Uptown Catering, Shonda.

 

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Being a mother is my number one priority. It’s that simple. Miles is truly an answered prayer,  so I try to make sure that I cherish all of our moments together and to provide for him monetarily, but most importantly to fill him with memories that he’ll cherish for a lifetime. Read more...