Feenstra Wedding, Swansboro, September 2014

What a gorgeous wedding this was! The bride inspired me to grow my hair out at long as hers. It started raining just before the ceremony, so we couldn’t do formal photos outside, and they had to cancel their luminaries at the end, but they took everything in stride. I thought the photos came out well considering that the rain limited where we could do them.

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Anderson Family Session, August 2014

The Anderson Family contacted me to take photos of their family while on vacation. Their little one, Isabella, was 18 months old at the time of the photos and she was just adorable. She was much more interested in playing on the beach than having her photo taken though. Ha!

We did this session at Huntington Beach State Park. Some of the photos were taken in Atalaya Castle there, and some on the beach.

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Family Portraits, Lavere Family, June 2014

Whew, now that I’m caught up on editing I’m hopefully going to be able to catch up on blogging about all of my photo sessions for this year by the end of the year. I was so happy to photography the Lavere family in the New Hanover County Arboretum. Little Levi was 6 months old in these photos, and Ms. Leona was 2 yrs old.

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Behind the Scenes of a Family Portrait session

Working with little ones certainly isn’t easy, different ages present their own challenges. When you have a toddler trying to assert their independence and a baby involved in the same photo it takes some quick fingers and outside the box thinking to get photos of the whole family sometimes. I think this photo sums up what a family photo session is like quite nicely. After all, a picture is worth 1,000 words.

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Mom actually considered framing the above photo! Haha.

In order to get the whole family together I had to suggest that Ms. 2 year old there ride horsey on her parents backs. She felt like she was getting away with something and we got a nice photo. Thankfully Mr. 6 month old had stopped crying.

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Head Shots, Bonnie, Lawyer, May 2014

My long time friend, Bonnie, recently opened her own law practice. I am so proud of her, and so glad that she asked me to take photos for her to use on her website. It’s a bit unusual for a lawyer to have portraits taken outside in a garden, but Bonnie has a somewhat unique perspective on law. You can read about her and her practice and ideas here if you’re interested. http://www.bonnieansleylaw.com/
Also feel free to like her on facebook, especially if you’re in in the triangle area of North Carolina! https://www.facebook.com/bonnieansleylaw
And hey, while you’re at it, you can like me on facebook, too, if you’re interested. I post more pictures there. https://www.facebook.com/EdgeSPhotosByEricaStratton

This was actually the first time I did head shots, but I think they came out pretty good, considering. As always, I was hoping to get photos that both me and my client could be proud of.

Per her request, we did her portraits in the New Hanover County Arboretum, always a lovely backdrop for photos.

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