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big sister | raleigh maternity and newborn photographer

Madeline is about to become a big sister, and she’s not too sure about it just yet. She’s decided her new brother should be called Noname.

Or, he should be a little sister instead.

raleigh maternity and newborn photographer | be true image design

I have a feeling she’ll change her mind if little brother is anywhere near as cute as she is. Maybe.

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.

Bethany - So sweet. :)

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morning light | raleigh child and family photographer

What a beautiful day! This morning I met up with this cutie cute family of three – my 3rd time photographing them! It’s so much fun watching babies become toddlers become little kids, and it goes by in a flash!

Raleigh NC child and family photographer | Be True Image Design

More to come, two more sessions to go on this gorgeous spring day!

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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studio inspiration board | raleigh wake forest newborn photographer

Earlier this week, I was able to head to a designer’s show room and choose some of the finishes that will be going into the new studio. It was so much fun, and I can just envision the finished product. I’m not usually known for my patience, so you know this wait is just killing me! I just can’t wait to get into the space and start photographing some adorable babies and families there!

While we wait, my assistant Katelyn and I thought it would be great fun to share with you some of the items we’ve put on our secret Pinterest studio inspiration board. We’re going for a soft, layered, and very textural feel. Everything from the rugs to the lamps to the albums on the table and the canvas on the wall will be soft, natural, and organic…you will not be able to keep your hands off of them!

Natural Light Studio Inspiration Board | Be True Image Design | Wake Forest, NC

Sources: hanging dresses, sewing trayfloral bucket centerpiecetextured pillowfeather and stonepink, gray, charcoal blankets. glittertwine and linen
 

Oh, and while we’re here, how about a quick share of the selections I chose? Carpet, paint, granite for the kitchenette, and tile for the bathrooms. It’s all starting to come together!

Natural Light Studio Finishes | Be True Image Design | Raleigh Wake Forest NC

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.

Vend Raleigh Blog Round Up - Vend Raleigh : Vend Raleigh - […] been excited for Christy Johnson of Be True Image Design to move into her new studio. She’s been exploring natural light and her inspiration board is […]

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sublime | raleigh family portraits

The sun was warm, the weather was gorgeous, and the family was sublime. I could not have asked for a better group of people to hang out with on such a beautiful evening!

outdoor family portraits raleigh wake forest 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.

Heather Richard - Beautiful!!!

Beth Alon - I really love this photo. The coloring and connection are great!

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

“I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.”
~Rumi

To my darling girls,

There will be times in your lives when you’ll hit a few roadblocks on the path to your dreams. There will be people who want to tear you down, and times you will want to give up and go home.

But I want you to know that persevering through those tough times will do more to build you up than they’ll tear you down.

Sometimes you’ll have to stretch yourself way past your comfort zone, and that’s okay.

Sometimes you’ll have a door closed right in your face. That’s okay too.

But my loves, never give up on your dreams. Stick with it, put your head down and soldier on. There is truly no limit to what you can accomplish.

So when there comes a time that you want to quit and go home, just know that I will welcome you with open arms, dry your tears, and give you a pep talk. Unconditionally and without hesitation.

And then I’ll send you right back out into the world to kick some butt.

Because I believe in you and I always will.

xoxo,
Mommy

P.S. These photos were out of my comfort zone. As a natural light photographer who worships the sun, it was definitely stretching for me to shoot in the dark with the ISO pumped sky-high. I am so glad I did it though, because I have a newfound confidence in my technical and creative abilities. And I think you both quite enjoyed your candlelit bubble bath.:)

letters to my daughters | raleigh nc child and family photographer | be true image design
letters to my daughters | raleigh nc child and family photographer | be true image design
letters to my daughters | raleigh nc child and family photographer | be true image design
letters to my daughters | raleigh nc child and family photographer | be true image design
letters to my daughters | raleigh nc child and family photographer | be true image design
letters to my daughters | raleigh nc child and family photographer | be true image design
letters to my daughters | raleigh nc child and family photographer | be true image design
letters to my daughters | raleigh nc child and family photographer | be true image design
letters to my daughters | raleigh nc child and family photographer | be true image design
letters to my daughters | raleigh nc child and family photographer | be true image design

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 Felicia Chang has written 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.

Cynthia - What a special letter. I adore you stepping outside your comfort zone and capturing these fun images!

Kristy - How sweet are they?! Love those images!

Jessica - I can’t imagine anything more fun than a candlelit bubble bath! Especially as a little girl – so fun! These are beautiful <3

Alison W - I love the grain in these images and I think getting out of your comfort zone works for you!

KatieW - I love how you stepped out of your comfort some here and you rocked the candlelight! These are so sweet and what a special note too.

Jenn - What a lovely letter – so inspiring. Life IS like that, and it’s great to know they have their support team….team Mamma to coach them along. Nice. Great pics too – I too feel very nervous shooting in bad lighting situations….well done for trying it…and now you have some AMAZING shots and great memories too!

Tricia - Oh, these are so beautiful, Christy!!! What gorgeous lighting and such sweet, intimate moments captured. <3

Heather - this is just beautiful!!

Lissa - These are so beautiful, Christy! They are going to love these when they are older!

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