A historic Downtown Charleston Milestone Session | 6 months | Charleston Family Photographer

White Point Gardens Maternity Session Preview | Charleston Maternity Photographer

I had the best time walking around downtown and chatting with this mom-to-be. I am so thankful for this job that connects me with such fun people!

A historic Charleston Maternity Session

He grew up in Charleston and the Army brought them together in Savannah, GA. They traveled back to his hometown for a classic, historic Charleston maternity session. Despite the cold weather, the sunset was to die for! 

Charleston Babymoon | Charleston Maternity Photographer

This mom-to-be emailed me months ago to book a session during their babymoon to Charleston. I cannot wait to share more from this sweet session and show you why they were beyond excited to be doing a maternity session! 

First Look | Downtown Charleston Couples Session | Charleston Couples Photographer

First Look | Downtown Charleston Family Session | West Ashley Family Photographer

About an hour before we were supposed to meet the clouds rolled in and it started to sprinkle. We decided to move forward with the session and hope for the best. Dad watched the radar as I worked with the kids and little miss toted the umbrella (that was bigger than her) as we walked around. With the pastel colors, snuggles, giggles and dancing, it was the perfect night despite the rain.

Our Summer | Waterfront Park | Charleston Family Photographer

I've decided to start sharing more personal pictures on this blog. Picture are pictures, right? 

Today, the baby and I decided to blow off nap time and head to downtown Charleston for the day. I've haven't taken him downtown alone yet because, well, he is wild! We started our day-date at The Battery for a picnic under the Oak trees. Then we headed over to Waterfront Park for some water fun. Y'all this baby loves the water. Every time he would leave the water area I'd ask him if he was all done. He would shout, "nooooo!" and run back in. Every single time. I thought we'd stay for a half hour... we were there for TWO! I dragged his pruned little body out of the water and distracted him with popcorn while I convinced him we should go home. 

It was such a fun time down at Waterfront Park. Mommy got a suntan and baby ran out some energy. Oh, and bonus! He's currently upstairs napping. Woo hoo! 

Birthday Session | Downtown Charleston, SC | West Ashley Family Photographer

When it came time to take my baby's Birthday pictures, I knew exactly where I wanted to go. The Battery has to be one of my favorite places in the entire world. The architecture, the colors, the palmettos, the ocean... need I say more? 

I have to admit, I'm pretty pleased with just how many images I ended with. If you know my son, you know he is W.I.L.D. Much of the session was spent singing B-I-N-G-O and eating M&Ms while chasing him down the cobblestone streets. At one point my husband looked at me and said, "Do you think you have anything?" Got to love the dads who work so hard to make sessions go well. 

Landon has this photog-kid thing figured out. Give her a few quick smiles and she'll go away. We were trying every trick in our wheelhouse to get all of the locations I had in mind. After a few rounds of jumping off a box, climbing on fences and singing B-I-N-G-O, Landon looked at my husband and said "NEXTTTTT!!!" 

He's everything a 2 year old should be - spunky, silly and a little naughty. Happy Birthday, buddy!