Kayla + Vann | Maternity Portraits | Baby Bump | Family Portraits | Greenfield Lake | Wilmington, NC
Kayla and Vann are extra special to me as I've known them since capturing their incredible 2017 home wedding (and that was back when that wasn't even a covid-19 trend yet)! They were so thoughtful and got me a custom wooden box with my logo on it and I've never forgotten about it. Thoughtful gifts like that are etched in memory!
Fast forward four years and now they are now expecting a little girl next month whose name will be Collins. How beautiful is that name? They wanted to make a babymoon out of their maternity session and ventured to Wilmington for the weekend. That Sunday evening we had our mini session at Greenfield Lake near historic downtown Wilmington, NC. Honestly, it was all kind of comedic because I had a family photoshoot before theirs and my car battery died at the first client's driveway so I had to leave my car at their house and uber to Kayla and Vann's session (my husband was with our sleeping baby so he couldn't get me as quickly as I needed). So we started the session 40 minutes late and by then the mosquitos were in FULL force, but didn't stop us from having the most wonderful evening by the cypress moss trees that blanketed the grassy lawns showing off their vibrant greens. Kayla and I just laughed about our mutual itchfest and massive bumps in the days that followed the session. So thankful to have captured this special milestone of theirs and extra grateful that they were so patient and understanding about the last minute mishaps. With how laid back they were about all of the craziness, it goes to show you how amazing they will be as parents.
If you check out all of their photos all the way through this blog post, you will be rewarded with a couple of photos from their wedding day in 2017 and I'm telling you Kayla and Vann just get better with age!!! They are blessed with those good genes😂 It is INSANE how well parenthood already suits them and I just cannot wait to meet Collins one day. Love to you guys! Congratulations again Kayla and Vann. Praying for the smoothest delivery for mama and babe.
Haven't aged a bit right?!!!
Six weeks with our super woman 🦸♀️
It has been so incredible to have this time with our strong, sweet and growing daughter. It will be bittersweet to start back up on photographing weddings in less than three weeks but thankful to have a job I love to come back to. Leave a comment below to settle the never-ending debate: Do you think she looks more like Jess or more like me?
Peeking through the crib, watching her mama.
Welcome to the world baby Beau! Born on July 29th, you were just shy of a month old for these photos. Your mom and dad adore you and can't wait to raise you in their gorgeous renovated historic home in downtown Wilmington, NC. You've got a good life coming kid.
Congratulations to Rheanna and Michael!! Thank you for allowing me to capture this sweet milestone for your family.
Katy and Keith's lives changed for the better on March 12th at 9:29pm and I could not be happier for them both. Look at this beautiful baby girl named Wilder—isn't that the most beautiful name you've ever heard? I was blown away with how alert she was the whole session and the fact that she didn't cry once! She's an angel with the most perfect lips. At the time these photos were taken, she was only 14 days old. Congratulations to this new family of three!