N Family Session | Topsail Island Family Photographer

It’s mid November and it’s STILL beautiful at the beach! We had to reschedule this shoot a few times but it was worth it for this beautiful sunset we got! The light was perfect and the kids were in great moods. Perfect combination! Mom and dad even got some romantic pictures in, too. Who says fall has to be all about leaves?Wilmington-family-photographer-36Wilmington-newborn-family-photographer-37Wilmington-newborn-family-photographer-35Wilmington-newborn-family-photographer-36Wilmington-family-photographer-42Wilmington-family-photographer-43Wilmington-family-photographer-44Wilmington-family-photographer-41Wilmington-family-photographer-39Wilmington-family-photographer-37Wilmington-family-photographer-38Wilmington-family-photographer-40Wilmington-newborn-family-photographer-34Wilmington-newborn-family-photographer-33————

D Family Session | Wilmington Family Photographer

We really wanted to use these local trails as a background for our shoot but the weather being so warm kept all the mosquitos out so we had to reschedule. Finally,  it was cool enough to where they didn’t bother us. Thank goodnes! These sweet boys had a blast running around in the woods. We took a nice walk and ended up walking across a pretty bridge. The pond reflected all the fall colors and made the wait for this location all worthwhile.

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K Family Session | Wilmington Family Photographer

This family of 7 chose a secret location for their photo session. I had always wanted to shoot an ICW waterfront so this was a real treat for me! We rode over to the location in their golf cart!

Large families can be challenging, especially this one since the kids have a wide range of ages between them. It was a great learning experience for me but also they made it pretty easy! We all enjoyed the sunset there and even the more quiet kids warmed up to the camera pretty quickly.

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Hampstead NC Simple Newborn Photography | Baby L

This was a new experience for me. I had photographed newborns before, but this time I was trying a more natural and simple newborn photography style. No props, no hats or baskets or bright colored backgrounds. I wanted to really capture the purity of a newborn with a clean white background and some neutral colored wraps. In the beginning of the session baby L wasn’t in the mood to sleep so I took some of her bonding with mom and some closeups of her face, hands and tiny feet. Once she was asleep we got some sweet shots of her dreaming away.

Hampstead NC Simple Newborn Photography | Baby L

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Wilmington-newborn-family-photographer-20 Are you drawn to a more natural and simple style of newborn photography? Contact me and let’s chat about how I can document these special moments in your life!

Hampstead NC Backyard Family Photo Session | The B Family

After nearly 4 months of having arrived in North Carolina, we have finally settled into our new home here in Hampstead! It took me a bit to get back into my sessions, but now that I’m back it feels great! Lucky for me, I’ve been meeting lots of amazing moms that hang out at Hullabaloo. It feels great to have made a few friends already. I firmly believe us moms need a good support network of friends. They don’t say “It takes a village…” for nothing!

I met Angie at Hullabaloo and she and I both couldn’t wait for her backyard session. When I arrived I was even more excited to see they had a trampoline! These kids are so lucky! I would have died for one of these as a kid! Well, it was my lucky day because I got to take pictures of these cute kiddos jumping around the trampoline. Shooting as I bounce around and hope for the best was a first for me, but I got some good ones. Luckily, we also took some pictures on firm ground.

Take a look at this fun Hampstead backyard family photo session

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I'm Erika and I am a maternity, newborn, and family photographer based near Wilmington, NC. I use only available natural light to capture authentic and beautiful images that show the magic of childhood and the love between parents and children. Click on my photo to learn more about me or contact me, I'd love to get to know you!

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