Meet Ambar Gingerelli of Mama Bird Well Nest

Ambar and her family“Life can get crazy. Life as a mom can get crazier.” Ambar Gingerelli, creator of Mama Bird Well Nest said it best! As a mother myself, I can testify for the sometimes beautiful struggles that we have to go through raising our children. From the baby you once tenderly cradled, to the classic terrible twos and on to their toddler years, it’s hard to make time for yourself.

Meet Ambar Gingerelli of Mama Bird Well Nest!

mama bird well nest blog logoKnowing first hand the struggles that come with being a new mom, Ambar took to her blog to make sure other moms weren’t alone! Her passion lies in helping other moms find balance in their lives. She talks about all of the good, the bad and of course the ugly about motherhood. She also talks about how to manage it all while still caring for your little one AND yourself.

In her blog she covers topics from relationships and decluttering your home to stress management and morning routines. She infuses her advice with love and her priceless first-hand knowledge. When you check out her site, be sure to sign up for her email newsletter! Trust me, this is one you’ll look forward to reading every time! She’s so passionate about helping moms everywhere that she’s opened up a ton of different services to help moms all around the world.

Ambar of Mama Bird Well NestTo help new moms, Ambar offers private coaching and support for new moms. She also offers the new mama bird circle, a 6-week virtual experience for new moms! If you haven’t already, you should check out her Yoga for Mama Video series! This amazing yoga series offers 3 simple routines to keep you from feeling stressed and overwhelmed. With her help, you’ll learn how to feel calm and centered in less than 15 minutes a day! On top of that she knows a thing or two about essential oils and all the wonderful uses! Amber gives lots of great tips on her blog on how to best use essential oils. If you’re in the market, you can even purchase them directly through her.

If you haven’t already, take a look at her blog or visit her Facebook page to explore all of the different advice she has to offer to help moms find balance in their lives!

Sweet Newborn In-Home Photo Session | Baby Hatton

It was such a privilege to photograph little baby Hatton during this sweet newborn in-home photo session. All babies are beautiful miracles and this baby was a very special blessing to her family. The couple dreamed of having a little one. After going through a lot, they finally got their wish– little Hatton was a long time coming and her parents are beyond thrilled to finally have her in their arms!

Baby Hatton was very alert during most of the session and had the cutest little grumpy face when she wasn’t flashing me her elusive smile. Her nursery was decorated carefully with beautiful gifts from friends and family. This made for a very special and memorable in-home session. The home was beautiful, bright and airy making the perfect setting for an in-home newborn session. Dad was also a swaddle master! My heart melted watching him swaddle and calm little Hatton when she needed soothing. Congratulations to this beautiful family!

Take a look at this sweet newborn in-home photo session!

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sweet newborn in-home photo session in wilmington north carolinaIn-home newborn sessions can be a great way to tell the story of the beginning days of your new life as a family of three. Contact me today for more information or to book a session!

Colorful Family Beach Vacation Photos on Topsail Beach | The S Family

These colorful family beach vacation photos on Topsail Beach were the highlight of my week! Everyone had a blast during this beach vacation session and grandma was especially proud! Both of her daughters have babies around the same age, which made this session extra special.

Some cloudy weather and risk of rain didn’t run off this bold family. In fact, the neutral colors of the beach allowed the fun colors of their outfits to really stand out in a beautiful way! Plus, the clouds worked beautifully to soften the sun and create an overall softness to the images. I love when clients allow me to suggest different styling options I offer in my Family Prep Guide.

Check out these colorful family beach vacation photos on Topsail Beach

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Helping to coordinate and style family photos is a ton of fun for both my clients and myself. To book a session or learn more about my Family Prep Guide, contact me today!

Summer Family Portraits on Topsail Island | The S Family

These summer family portraits on Topsail Island were a ton of fun. Three brothers, each of their families and their lovely mother! The whole family came down to enjoy a vacation at beautiful Topsail Island. The two little ones, one a toddler and the other 10 years old, made grandma so proud by being champs and looking great for the camera!

The location was beautiful and although the weather was a little dicey that day before the session, it cleared up quickly and we even got some sunset shots! Beach sessions are some of my favorites and

I loved everything about this session, from their outfits to the two beautiful babies. I can’t wait to share more from this sneak peak!

Check out these summer family portraits on Topsail Island with the S Family!

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Vacations are some of the most precious times for families. If you’re considering hiring a professional photographer to capture these moments, contact me today!

Celebrating the Matriarch with Family Photos | The L Family

Celebrating the matriarch, the whole family joined at Bill and Marge’s house in Wilmington. Included were Rita’s two sons and daughter in-laws who coincidentally are both named Jenna! The weather was beautiful and sunny as we started the session in the garden area just in front of the house. As each of them took turns walking and chatting with Rita in the garden, I was able to capture beautiful candid moments between them. Next it was the couples’ turn and then the full family jumped in for a photo.

After spending time in the garden, we moved indoors to pour mimosas and enjoy some nostalgia as they all looked through old family photo albums. This was a beautiful moment to capture for the family as they were able to forget about the session and really enjoy looking at the memories they had all built together. Rita was so cute and bubbly the entire time and was so excited to have her photo taken! This session was a blast and I enjoyed watching the family go through old memories just as much as I enjoyed photographing new moments that I’m sure will be added to the collection.

Celebrating the matriarch with family photos with the L family!

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Have you ever given the gift of photography? It’s a fun and memorable way to celebrate a loved one! If you’re interested in a photo session, contact me to set up a session.


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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