In-Home Wrightsville Beach Candid Family Portraits | The P Family

I was lucky enough to be invited into this gorgeous Wrightsville Beach condo to photograph baby Michael in these in-home candid family portraits. Some of my favorite sessions involve families like this one. I get to help them hang onto the memories that they are creating already, every day. This setting was something spectacular – from the nursery backdrop to the Intracoastal waterway – but Michael was the star of the show. His long brown hair and big eyes are enough to steal anyone’s heart! These in-home Wrightsville Beach candid family portraits came out so beautifully and really did the job of capturing the moment. 

In-Home Candid Portraits

In-home family portrait shoots are truly something special. I get to capture the family as they are, in their space, where they are comfortable. It is easy to see by the smile on his mother’s face that Michael wasn’t phased at all by the camera. And why should he be, when he got to spend his day doing all of his favorite activities? There is nothing like kicking back to relax with your dad and your favorite book (while I snapped a few shots, of course). 

From In-Home to Outdoors

The Intracoastal waterway right outside gave a great change of scenery. The misty feel of the water gave Michael’s striped jumpsuit all the room it needed to shine. No need to travel far when the landscape is so scenic right out the back door. Plus, this gave Michael and his mom every excuse to enjoy some bare feet in the grass. Still, we focused on the moments that make in-home candid family portraits so special. It is a beautiful thing to be able to freeze these memories in time. These parents exude nothing but love for their son. It was quite simple to catch the honest moments that might have otherwise slipped by. 

Later, I attended Michael’s baptism brunch and was lucky enough to capture those memories as well. I cannot get enough of this spunky little guy. I was absolutely ecstatic to be able to shoot with this family again.

Loving in-home candid family portraits of parents and baby boy in Wrightsville Beach
Loving parents and son candid family photoshoot in Wrightsville Beach

Are you ready to enjoy your family in front of my camera and create lasting memories? Contact me for more info on my family sessions!

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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"Erika is friendly, professional, talented  and responsive.  My husband and I were very happy with the fantastic images she captured of our growing family, and especially appreciated her willingness to accommodate special requests even when they proved challenging with a newborn.  I highly recommend Erika and look forward to working with her again in the future." - Melissa F.⁠
As we continue our existence on this planet, I firmly believe that our passions and sense of purpose become increasingly distinct. While some individuals discover it early on, for most of us, it is a convoluted path with clarity only arriving after various twists and turns in our journey. Now, at the youthful age of 46, I have finally glimpsed what truly brings me satisfaction and delight - supporting women.⁠
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Look at this beautiful little lady! I have been photographing this little girl and her family for years and it's such an honor to get to capture families as they grow. From being invited into my clients' homes to capture their tender moments with their newborn babies or special holiday photos around their Christmas trees, it is never something I take lightly. I feel trusted, valued and I thank my lucky stars for this beautiful work that I do and the amazing clients I get to serve. ⁠
The birth of my brother's first child has prompted me to reminisce about the precious moments when my own children were newly born. Their delightful fragrance, petite and squishy features, and undeniable cuteness overwhelmed me. Despite my exhaustion and the countless tasks that demanded my attention, I found it impossible to sleep when they did. Instead, I would observe their every movement, cherishing each second of that extraordinary period. I made a conscious effort to etch every detail into my memory. And now, as I reflect upon those times, it feels as though they occurred just yesterday, despite my sons now being 5 and 9 years old. Having children truly transports one into a time-warp, with time appearing to both slow down and pass by in an instant, leaving you astonished by their rapid growth.⁠
I have discovered a clear passion within me not only for crafting genuine portraits that capture the true essence of the subject in the present moment, but also for using this skill to uplift women. My focus is specifically on the fearless women who are embarking on their own entrepreneurial journeys.⁠
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