Colorful Autumn Family Photos in Hampstead

This session happened a couple of autumns ago (yes I am seriously behind in sharing my sessions) but I just have to share because it was fantastic! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I truly have the best clients ever! This family was no exception, either. Sarah and I met through a couple different avenues; I did the school photos at her youngest daughter’s school and we were both members of the same local women’s networking group. She told me she hadn’t had family photos done in a long time and was looking for a nice backdrop to have a Fall theme to her photos–I had just the place.

Take a look at these colorful autumn family photos!

sisters having fun at Ash's Japanese Maple Nursery in Hampstead North Carolina

We met at Ash’s Japanese Maple Nursery in Hampstead. I love shooting there because it’s simply gorgeous! Surrounded by woods and forest, the japanese maples turn all kinds of beautiful bright oranges, reds and yellows in the fall and make for the perfect spot for colorful autumn family photos.

The girls were being goofy for most of the shoot, but that didn’t bother me one bit. I aim to capture authenticity in the family interactions, so I was happy they felt comfortable enough to just be themselves. Most parents start to worry that I won’t get any good shots when their kids get wild and goofy. My response to that is “Relax, I’m getting lots of great shots!” I tell silly jokes, make funny faces and even strange sounds. I’ll do anything to keep the laughs coming!

It truly was an amazing photo shoot. And if any of you are considering a family session, here’s the review from my friend Sarah: 

“Erika did an amazing job photographing my family. Anyone with a young children knows how hard it is to get a perfect picture, Erika took beautiful photos I’ll cherish forever.,”

family photos in the forest in Hampstead NC
family of six having their photos taken in Hampstead NC

Are you interested in having your family moments artfully captured? Contact me for more details on booking your family session!

I'm Erika and I am a maternity, newborn, and family photographer based near Wilmington, NC. I'm also a mom to two cutie boys, lover of backyard gardening, candles, chocolate and Amazon Prime.

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