Merrimon-Wynne House | Julia's Bridal Portraits | A Raleigh, NC Wedding Photographer

I'm so excited to share Julia's stunning bridal portrait session with you today! We took these pictures at the Merrimon-Wynne house a few months ago and I've been dying to share ever since. Here's some of my favorites from her session:

Tanglewood Park | Abbie & Brad | A Winston-Salem, NC Wedding Photographer

Today's engagement session is a very special one! During my time at Clemson, Abbie became one of my closest friends and we had the opportunity to live together for a couple of years (we were actually living together when Alex and I met and started dating!). Brad has been one of Alex's best friends for much of his life and he has become one of my good friends as well. I don't consider myself much of a matchmaker but knowing both Brad and Abbie, I really felt like that would make a good match. Alex and I introduced them and they began dating about a year ago and, clearly, it went well because their engaged to be married on August 18!!!!! I am SO overjoyed at how God has brought Abbie and Brad together and I know He will use them and their marriage for His glory. It's a wonderful thing to see two people that you love have so much joy in finding one another! 

I was honored to take their engagement pictures a few weeks ago. They wanted to have their pictures taken at tanglewood park because the chapel there is actually where Abbie's parents got married! Here's a few of my favorites from their session:

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Arwin's Newborn Session | An Elon, NC Family Photographer

I'm so excited to share sweet Arwin's newborn session with you today! I have really enjoyed newborn pictures, especially since having Dom, and so I was very excited when Janelle contacted me about taking newborn pictures. Here's a few of my favorites from their session:

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7 Months With Dom

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Well I'm just now managing to post Dom's 7 month update one week before he'll be 8 months because this is one of my busiest seasons of the year! Better late than never, right?!

Dom currently weights 16lbs 9oz and he still wears 6-9 month clothing. Dom is so much fun and it's been amazing to watch him change and grow! I feel like he changed a lot this month and has shown a lot more personality. I would say that, overall, he's a very laid back baby who seems to love people!

Dom loves: 

  • This video...haha
  • His doorway jumper
  • Ice cubes (I put them into a baby food strainer) 
  • Sitting with mommy and daddy on the patio
  • Bananas (but thankfully he's eaten everything I've given him...bananas still seem to be his fave though!)
  • Anything crinkly, especially plastic bags
  • Being tickled by daddy
  • When we count to five (random, I know!)

Dom doesn't love:

  • When mommy walks out of the room (he's started getting a little seperation anxiety)
  • Formula; I've needing to start supplementing some formula for breastmilk and unfortunately he has refused to drink it so far! 
  • When mommy & daddy are eating and he doesn't have food
  • Being put down for a nap...he's always fighting sleep! 
  • Sudden, loud noises

Firsts this month:

  • Sitting up on his own! He still falls down a lot but he started being able to completely sit up with no support this month...woo hoo!
  • This month he tried prunes and spinach for the first time and likes them all.
  • Went to the splash pad for the first time and he wasn't a big fan...I think he didn't like the cold water. I'm hoping to take him to the pool for the first time soon!