February 21, 2019

Carter’s Family Portraits

Families, Photographer: A.J.

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Family photographer in Wake Forest photo

Two weeks ago you got to see A.J.’s family portraits and this week it’s my turn!! Being a family photographer in Wake Forest means I get to take all the pretty pictures of all the pretty families. It’s the best!! It also means I typically put my own family pictures on hold so much longer than I should! If you remember back to when Cason was 1, I waited until he was 16 months old (and I was pregnant with Colten) to do his 12 month session.  A.J. pretty much said, “it’s now or never.” She was super pregnant with Isla and bending down to capture toddler cuteness wasn’t happening for much longer haha!

This time around I was determined not to wait so long!!! We also needed a Christmas card photo so that was good motivation! A.J. took these in December, after the mad rush of fall season. So we got it in when Colten was just a few weeks past 1!! He was standing and walking, which made for some adorable photos, and also lots of chasing haha.

It is so much fun to slow down and be on the other end of the lens!!  All year long I see such cute families in the best outfits. They all turn out to have lots of adorable pictures.  I end up feeling a lot of pressure.  I know though, I can’t be stressed about pictures.  If I’m stressed then the boys will sense it and it just doesn’t go well! I went in with the mindset that I trusted A.J. to capture my boys in the exact stage they are in.  The good and bad and everything in between!

As usual, A.J. did an amazing job and the pictures are beyond what I could have ever hoped for.  Between her and my husband, they make it so fun for the kids and I am so so grateful for that!! Time is flying by, but I can rest a little easier know that these precious ages are frozen in pictures.  Thank you, A.J. for being my family photographer in Wake Forest!!!!! I don’t know what I would do without you!! (of course in more ways than just who would take my pictures!!!)

These pictures capture our boys so well. Colten’s snuggles and thumb sucking. Cason’s silliness and infectious smile.  They also capture my husband, their superhero dada, the guy who never keeps us on time, but always keeps us laughing and playing!

Fair warning– be prepared to melt over how adorable my boys are. I know I’m biased but geeeeesssss!!! It’s also 100% okay to swoon over Colten’s eyes, most people do haha!

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