katie+adam+colin | chapel hill, nc

it was a friend of a friend kind of shoot.

i have a good friend named katie. i knew that a friend of hers, also named katie, lived in the piedmont with her husband and little boy. when i finally met katie's friend katie and her little family in chapel hill, it was very much a "i've heard so much about you" sort of afternoon.

the world shrunk a bit and i befriended three awesome new people.


katie and adam met at UNC, so our family/maternity session took place at their alma mater. they're adorable together.


colin was more interested in roaming the quad than posing for me (green space? or sitting in front of the camera? yeah, it's a no-brainer). but as long as we gave him plenty of opportunities to stretch his legs (and boy, can this kiddo run), he was okay with a few posed photos.


i never leave a family shoot without getting a few pictures of the couple. sometimes it's the first time they're been photographed together since their wedding. so while katie and adam took their turn in front of the camera, colin entertained himself by zooming big trucks in the botanical garden.


katie's pregnant with another little boy, who they're naming rhett (i'm loving how outside the box their names are!). colin is going to have so much fun with a little brother.


matt+danielle+mateus+logan | durham, nc

a year ago, i met matt, danielle, mateus, and logan (who was only a few months old at the time) for a family shoot. there's nothing better than seeing a baby start to walk; a big brother shoot up; and a little family change & grow. i loved spending a sunday morning with these four.


this little kiddo has the cutest curls!


the three guys: matt, mateus, & logan. before our session, danielle had told me that logan just started walking. it took the entire family to distract him...and we got some great pictures.


mateus was an old pro getting at his picture taken. and matt & danielle...you two are adorable and so cute together!


a little exploration led me through the trees to a sunlit, grassy area and this bridge--a sweet spot for family photos.


...aaaaand i think this MUST be Logan's impish, "what am i gonna get into next?" face.


the park where we met has this neat water feature. after we were done, the boys took off exploring, which meant getting wet. i love the huge grin on mateus' face. logan, on the other hand, wasn't sure exactly what was happening ("what is this? i'm getting WET?!").