Category Archives: Family

I hope you had the time of your life. {Candid children’s photography by Songbird Photography}

Hello there.

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Have I told you how very much I love being an auntie? A few weeks ago, while my Sissy and Broseph were on vacation, I had the joy of watching the boys. Somewhere between dropping the parents off at the airport and Gabey Baby going swimming in a public bathroom’s toilet, I thought, “What have I gotten myself into?”

But, we made it work. Not only did we make it work, we thrived. We had an enormous amount of fun and snacks and giggles and playtime and learning and snuggling and adorable moments of which I tried to capture.
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Seriously, I love just spending time with kids and families in their natural habitat, photographing them just doing their thing. Like… I LOVE it. Nothing makes me happier.

One day, maybe, this is all I will do. Maybe you will welcome me into your home and we will have a session over animal crackers and playtime. One day, some day.

But for now, I will keep my day job and cherish moments like this with my family, my friends, and my clients (who basically become my family and friends), share them with you, and take every chance to capture honest moments with authentic emotions during our fun times together.

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Until next time-

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With a Wink and Smile {Mt. Pleasant Family Photographer}

I love having clients return year after year.  To see how a family grows and changes is one of those things I feel so privileged to be a part of.  The Neher/Ogden Family was gracious enough to ask me back this year for their annual extended family photos and we made a party out of it. Well, a playground party at least!

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These kiddos are the best.  It was just another Saturday outside with the family, complete with dizziness from spinning, laughter from playing, and crying from leaving.  Happy 2014 Nehers and Ogdens!  May this year be as fun as a Saturday at the park.

Rain, Rain, Go Away {Mt Pleasant Family Photographer}

You can come back another day, but don’t let it be on this family’s session, please!  That’s how we felt all weekend.  There is a fine line when preparing to photograph a family on a rainy day.

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In one had, you don’t want to risk getting caught in the rain.  On the other, you don’t want to reschedule and ignore all the wonderful anticipation leading up to the day.

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So we risked it.  And it was wonderful.

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Here’s to rainy days in party dresses and metal slides.  May your family always have the joy of childhood and stay ageless.

Pringles Beaks {Mt Pleasant Family Photographer}

There are a couple of reasons why I love this family.

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  1. They have awesome parents.
  2. The kids are so fun and playful.
  3. They make pretty sweet chip beaks with the remnants of the Pringles can.

And let’s face it.  Having your picture taken is always better when junk food is involved.

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And One Ducky Please {Raleigh and Cary Area Family Photographer}

I know a little girl name Emily and she is as cute as a button.  Case and point: when at the park with all the ducks, she very kindly asked if she could hold one and take it her home with her.  World, meet Emily and her parents….

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Between feeding the ducks, playing with the leaves, crying, and running were sweet moments between mom and dad, a family enjoying an afternoon at the park, and these precious memories. Thanks for letting me tag along with you, Emily!

First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage {West Ashley Announcement Photographer}

And now a baby in a baby carriage!  You first met these two when I wrote about their wedding.  I first met them surrounded by friends, laughter and fun.  It is hard to believe that Click-Click and I have been there for their proposal, wedding and now as they announce news they have waited all their life for.

The Cromptons are having a baby!

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Dear Baby Crompton,

You are so lucky.  Your parents are some of the most warm, wonderful, loving, nurturing and caring people I know.  They have waited for you and prayed for you before they even knew each other!  Your mommy almost jumped over the moon with excitement when she found out you were expected and throughout the trials of pregnancy, she has been so thankful for you in her life.  So get ready, Peanut.  Get ready for the best ride of your life with these two.  They will love you like crazy, spoil you to satisfaction, and keep you well fed throughout the way!  Just remember to play nice with Charlotte….She is sorta queen of the castle.

Love, Auntie Steph

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A Bundle of Cuteness {Children’s Photography in Charleston, SC}

I sponsored a parenting conference earlier this year and lucky me, met the Hoffman family through it!  Family Portraits on Daniel Island

The kids were super sweet and great fun to work with!  Hope these made Grandma as happy as could be!