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Raleigh Wake Forest Maternity Photography | Dreamy

Last night, the weather was simply gorgeous…low 70s, a slight little breeze, lots of warm sunshine. Absolutely perfect for a dreamy maternity photography session with these San Diego transplants! Jordan and Alana were so fun, and we captured some super sweet moments for them. Maternity portraits are probably my favorite sessions to shoot, especially for first-time expecting parents. Just knowing what’s around the corner for them, witnessing their love for each other and for the baby girl they’re expecting…it’s such a sweet yet fleeting time in their lives. I’m always honored to preserve these memories!

Just a quick sneak peek for now, but I’m sure I’ll be back to share more soon!

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Be True Image Design specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, and family photography in Raleigh
and surrounding areas including but not limited to Wake Forest, Durham, Rolesville, Cary, Knightdale and beyond.

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letters to my daughters: april | raleigh child and family photographer

The more that you read,
the more things you will know.
The more you learn,
the more places you’ll go!
~ Dr. Seuss
 

My darling Macy,

My bookworm.

Since you learned to read, you have devoured books upon books! We visit the library every week to keep you stocked in your favorite chapter books, and you are pretty particular about what you like, with Rainbow Magic Fairies and American Girls topping the list.

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I love that you love reading. I’m a well-read bookworm from way back, and I too have stacks and stacks of books standing by. I truly believe in the value of getting lost in a good book, and I treasure the fact that your world is ever-expanding between the pages of a well-worn paperback. As long as you have a book in hand, you’ll never be bored, and you will be transported to places that exist all around the globe and even places that only exist in our imaginations.

(And since you are my wild child, always moving and always loud, I have to admit it can be kind of nice to enjoy a little quiet when you’ve gotten lost in your books.)

My sweet girl, I hope that you always have stacks of books by your side, and I hope you always make time to read, no matter how crazy life gets. It’s such a gift.

I love you always.

xoxo,
Mommy

This post is part of a year-long project I’m under-taking with some other very talented photographers and mothers around the country. Click to see what the talented AnnMarie Gilmore has written to her daughter this month!

Be True Image Design specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, and family photography in Raleigh
and surrounding areas including but not limited to Wake Forest, Durham, Rolesville, Cary, and Knightdale.

AnnMarie - Christy, I can’t get over how much your little girl looks like you! Such a sweet little face. Wonderful post!

letters to my son . april 2014 | V. Golden - […] Please continue the circle by visiting my friend Christy. […]

Melissa Lloyd - Such a sweet post. Your daughter is so cute in her glasses. :)

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vroom | raleigh baby photographer

The lashes, the light, the little baby curls…sigh, I just love this session!

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and surrounding areas including but not limited to Wake Forest, Durham, Rolesville, Cary, and Knightdale.

marybeth - I love this!

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happy happy happy | candid outdoor family photography raleigh nc

Cameron is one of the happiest little boys I think I’ve ever met! (With an early childhood education degree, I’ve worked with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers for many moons, so that is really saying something!) We met up on an early spring morning in Raleigh, and he was such a joy. As I look back over these photos, I can just picture him pretending to play football and chanting “Let’s go, Duke, let’s go!” Cutest thing ever!

Cameron’s mom contacted me to get some candid family photos of their fun little guy, and she worried that he was so active that we wouldn’t be able to pin him down. I have lots of experience photographing two-year olds, and Cameron was one of the easiest I’ve had! Sure, he was energetic and zooming all around the field, but he was so full of life and loved hugging on his mom and dad for the few moments we asked him to.

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Toddlers can of course be a challenge, because they are testing the limits and asserting a little independence. That’s their job! I’ve found that taking some time to connect with them, giving them space to explore, and making everything a game really helps to capture some priceless moments that a family will cherish forever.

Just looking at Cameron’s giant grin in these family photos instantly pops Pharrell’s song “Happy” into my head…”Clap along if you know what happiness is to you…Because I’m happy…Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do…” (And now it’s in your head too. Enjoy! Haha!)

Be True Image Design specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, and family photography in Raleigh
and surrounding areas including but not limited to Wake Forest, Durham, Rolesville, Cary, and Knightdale.

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Waiting | Maternity Photography Raleigh NC

Towards the end of pregnancy, all you can do is wait and dream. Who will he look like? How will his laugh sound? What will he be when he grows up? And of course…when will he arrive?

Waiting | Maternity Photography Raleigh NC | Be True Image Design
Be True Image Design specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, and family photography in Raleigh
and surrounding areas including but not limited to Wake Forest, Durham, Rolesville, Cary, and Knightdale.

shey - So so so stunning. Love her dress, her hair – everything!!

Michelle - What a Gorgeous Mama! Absolutely stunning. Love your work!

Erica - These are gorgeous!! She is so lucky to have these beautiful pictures during this exciting time.

Jamie - Gorgeous!!!

Christen Foster - Gorgeous mama and gorgeous lighting! Beautiful!

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