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Ballantyne Family Portrait Photographer – The Jenkins

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Jumping into a pile of leaves. Vibrant yellows, oranges and reds.  Pumpkin pie.  Perfect crisp weather. Busting out the scarves.  Those are just a few reasons I LOVE fall. It is also my favorite time to photograph families.  There is so much to capture … so much fun to be had, and nature lends a big hand in creating a beautiful backdrop.

On Sunday, I got to spend part of the afternoon photographing the absolutely gorgeous Madison and her awesome parents, Nicole and Jimmy.  If I could only use one word to describe Madison I’d say:  Joy.  From her contagious giggle to her playful nature, she was a true joy to work with.  Jimmy and Nicole’s love for each other and their little girl was easy to capture because it was so natural.  I felt lucky to be around so much love and authentic kindness.  It was a perfect afternoon.  Slightly overcast, but dry … with tons and tons of leaves.

My mission as a family photographer is to make photographs my clients will not only love, but also to make the process of creating those photographs fun, engaging and a memorable experience on its own.  I hope I accomplished my mission on Sunday.

Happy Thanksgiving Jenkins gang.  And thank you so much for the opportunity to spend time with such an incredible family.

 

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Actor’s Headshot Session- Jackie Carrion

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Can you say beautiful?  It was nearly impossible to take an unflattering headshot of the gorgeous woman.  Jackie is a portrait photographer’s dream come true.  The camera just loves her intense brown eyes and her natural flawlessness.  She is an incredibly talented actor whom I met through The Actor’s Lab.  I like to photograph actors because they are so expressive and usually unafraid of the camera.  I loved photographing Jackie because she was so willing to be herself and allowed me to capture her without any veils.  She also takes a great silly shot, which always makes me laugh.

 

I also LOVE that midway through our session it started torain.  Luckily I was photographing her in NoDa, so we went into Growlers for a delicious beer while we waited for the sprinkling to stop.

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Two-Month-Old Baby Portrait Session South Charlotte – Welcome to the world Vincent III

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Vincent III was born on 11-5-12.  Two months later I had the pleasure of photographing this precious baby boy and his incredibly loving parents, LaToya and Vincent Jr.  Baby Vincent was the most laid back infant I have ever photographed—putting up with all the wardrobe changes and  silly positions.  He did not fuss until the very end.  Even then, it only lasted about one minute—just long enough for me to snap the last shot.  Thank you LaToya and Vincent for a wonderful afternoon and congratulations on the beautiful addition to your family.

 

 

 

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Photographing the Children of Cambodia

What I found most striking about these beautiful children was the smiles on their faces despite the circumstances they are in.  As I ventured around, camera in hand,  they didn’t ask me for money, they just wanted to put up peace sign fingers and smile for the camera. These children, with so little means, taught me about happiness. For the first time I finally understood that true joy comes from within us, not from some external force.

 

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