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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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joyful | raleigh baby photography

Since the weather has lost its ever-loving mind lately, I thought I’d share a happy, sunny one-year old baby and family photography session from back in the fall. Leighton has graduated from the Baby’s First Year program, which is always so bittersweet for me. I adore watching these sweet babies grow from tiny little miracles into walking, talking toddlers! Leighton in particular is such a happy little guy, and I loved seeing him and his adoring parents every few months. His mama wrote me this letter, and every word is food for my soul…

These pictures came out beautifully! I just have to say that I absolutely love your photography style! It’s very
organic and fresh which is a nice break from the norm… Thank you so much for helping us capture
those moments from Leighton’s first year. I’m truly thankful that we stumbled across your website!
 

I’m truly thankful too – to have been able to be a part of Leighton’s first year of life was a real treat, so thank YOU guys!

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Speaking of being thankful…I’m so glad that tomorrow our beautiful spring weather makes a big return, and hopeful that it will stick around so we can finally say good-bye to winter!

Spring sessions are booking quickly, as are the Mommy & Me minis for the first weekend in April. If you are hoping to take advantage of the nice weather before it gets too hot, use the contact form in the menu above to get in touch! I’d love to see you!

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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mommy + me mini session event | raleigh family photographer

Announcing our first-ever Mommy + Me Mini Session event! As much as I adore motherhood and other mothers, I’m kind of surprised that I’ve never offered an event like this before! Sometimes when you’re so busy going, going, going, great ideas come along a little more slowly than you’d like.

Well, they’re here now! Mini sessions will be available during the first weekend in April to document your love for your babies. Yes, that means you have to get in front of the camera! But it also means that your children will have tangible, precious photographs that showcase just how very much you love them.

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Hint, hint: Mommy + Me images would make for a wonderful Mother’s Day gift! You can share your images with your own mom, mother-in-law, or your grandmother. Or better yet, pass this post on to your man and tell him to make it happen!

 

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one | raleigh baby photographer

Happy birthday to my little buddy Evan with the cornflower blue eyes! I met up with this sweet boy and his family to photograph the last of his Baby’s First Year program. It was quite a chilly morning, but Evan didn’t seem to mind. He got a little fussy toward the end of our session when we started to bump up against nap time, but a few renditions of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” put a big smile right back on his face so we could eke out just a few more. My favorite part of his session was watching him watch his big sister…he just adores her, and you can tell they are going to be best buds as they grow.

For now, here’s a quick sneak peek at Evan’s one year session, and more to come later!

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Thanks so much to Evan’s family for a fun year watching this sweet baby boy grow! I can’t wait to see how much he changes when I see you again in the fall for family photos!

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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natural baby style | raleigh newborn photographer

a new baby is like the beginning of all things -
wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.
~ Eda J. LeShan

Photographing the family of another photographer is always rife with a little bit of insecurity for me. I know they hire me for my style and my vision, but that noisy little gremlin guy on my shoulder always pipes up and makes me second-guess myself not just before the session but afterwards as well. I know it’s silly, but it happens every time!

Kim is a talented local photographer who recently gave birth to baby girl #3! She looks absolutely fantastic, doesn’t she? And Molly is such a little doll, of course. Kim is so in love with her that she told me she could barely bring herself to set her down. That’s probably why Molly is such a happy baby, getting all those sweet snuggles from her mommy.

Since the studio isn’t ready yet, I photographed Kim and Molly at their beautiful home in Cary and discovered that Kim has amazing taste in decorating! You can see bits of their master bedroom and Molly’s nursery in the photos below. So pretty, and such an inspiration for me as I am doing a little refresher project for each of my own girls’ rooms.

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raleigh newborn photographer | be true image design
raleigh newborn photographer | be true image design
raleigh newborn photographer | be true image design
raleigh newborn photographer | be true image design
raleigh newborn photographer | 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.

Kelly - These are beautiful! Love the simplicity and focus on the baby :)

mommy & me mini sessions ~ cary family photographer » Kim OBrien Photography Blog - […] many of you, I dread being in front of the camera.  After Molly was born I hired a friend and very talented photographer to take family photos because I wanted to be in them. By no means do I feel my most beautiful ~ I just had my third baby, […]

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