The Emanuel Family | Uptown Charlotte, NC Family Session

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The Emanuel Family | Uptown Charlotte, NC Family Session


I’m always honored when a fellow photographer selects me to capture their precious family moments on camera. There’s obviously pressure there because you want to live up to their standards and since they do this for living they know what good photography is, but it’s also very humbling to be chosen to take on a task such as this.  That’s why I was very, VERY excited to work with my Soror and fellow photographer Sharetha and her beautiful family.  Sharetha initially wanted to book a mini session with me during my fall mini session special, but due to scheduling conflicts we had to end up doing a full portrait session.  Unfortunately the day that was chosen was probably the coldest (not to add windiest) date of the year.  But her family didn’t let that stop them.  They came out dressed to the nines (hello shades of purple!) and in great spirits!


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Shooting in uptown Charlotte in and around The Green is one of my favorite local places to work.  You get the beauty of greenery, which families love for their sessions, with a bit of an urban flair due to the uptown vibes Charlotte gives.  Within just a few minutes you’re able to have a variety of backdrops for your session.  And I’m all about versatility.  I had fun with the kids as they played around with one another and then of course I had to end the session with mom and dad because most parents don’t have nearly enough photos of just the two of them together.  As cold as this day was I had a blast with this family and am so excited I was able to capture this moment in their lives for them.  And if you’re overdue for a family portrait session I’d love to hear from you!  I’m now booking sessions for 2018 and this is the perfect time to update those images so you’ll have lasting memories hanging in your home for many years to come!


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