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For the past few years I’ve been hyper focused on getting the wedding side of things set here in in North Carolina. Sure, I did family portraits, but I didn’t post them very often. To be honest, I wasn’t incredibly happy with how I was depicting them. There were lots of smiley faces, but where were the moments that I loved so much in weddings? It just didn’t float my boat if you know what I mean. So I chose to try and switch it up a bit, to approach families the way I do a wedding or an engagement session. I started prepping my clients on how we were going to do a few smiley portraits, but most of the session was going to be activity based. Running, jumping, snuggling, and all the in between. Once I started to do that, it was like a magical button had been pushed. I started seeing more life to our family session and I fell in love!

Now, I haven’t been as active in posting these sessions like I should. The big reason behind that is because we’re in the works of creating a new portrait brand. However, it’s just not getting done fast enough (raise your hand if you’re anal retentive like me!). Daniel & I both agreed that there’s just TOO MUCH GOODNESS not to share these sessions.

So we’re OFFICIALLY BOOKING 2017 family sessions for summer & fall. If you’re interested please contact us HERE!

Now onto the lovely Wickline Family and how I got to do this AMAZING session. Most of the family portrait clients I get here in NC are of people we’ve already met through church. This family however came to us in a super cool and fun way. A few years ago I got the amazing opportunity to work with Jessica Kerns of So Eventful all the way in Napa CA. It was an incredible vineyard wedding and Jessica has an amazing designers eye! However, she was all the way in CA and I was back here in NC, so the likelihood of working together again was pretty slim. Little did I know that Jessica’s BFF since childhood actually lived 45 minutes away in Winston Salem. I received an email from Jessica explaining how she wanted to gift her friend with an amazing portrait session. I loved the idea and Jessica & I began planning. When the summer finally rolled around, not only did I get to see Jessica again, but I got to meet a seriously amazing little family. Nicole, James, Bailey, & Reese were not only game for whatever I asked, but they were SUPER COOL (geeky friends unite!)! I shouldn’t have been surprised, any friends of Jessica have to be cool! ­čśë

We met met up in Old Salem and spent the afternoon exploring and trying not to sweat too much. ­čśë It was an awesome day!

XOXOXO,
Mabyn

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The Wickline’s in Old Salem – Family Portraits

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Man these year sessions just kill me. I mean look at how Baby Ray has gone from cute and snuggily newborn to a little man in a blink of an eye! I loved shooting all of his funny little expressions. This kid seriously melts me heart! Stop being so cute Baby Ray!

 

XOXOXO,
Mabyn

 

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Kernersville, NC Family Portraits – Baby Ray is One!

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As a follow up to my previous blog, I wanted to share with you the FULL session of the Garvin family!

The Garvins are about to embark on a pretty amazing journey. Through doTERRA, Crystal has moved up the ranks to make it to the level of Diamond in the company! Her passion and devotion to help others find a natural course of health care has been tremendous. Gaining this level has also allowed for her family┬áplunge into a┬ánew adventure. Soon they’ll be packing up their belongings and hunkering down in their new RV to travel the country! Crystal will still be able to teach & grow her business while her kids will get a hands on education by visiting some new┬áplaces.

I’m so excited for this amazing family whom I am honored to call friend. Enjoy their fun family session!

XOXOXO,
Mabyn

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Kernersville, NC Family Portraits – The Garvin Family

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This weekend I got to adventure out to the North Carolina coast! First on the agenda was visiting my cousin Gayle and her husband Jon in Greenville, NC. Their home was conveniently located just north of my New Bern wedding. Which I might add was INCREDIBLE! Muryel & Sean are just ridiculously amazing and I’m so glad I finally got to witness┬átheir love in person! Here are a few sneaks from this weekend to tide you over.

XOXOXO,
Mabyn

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New Bern, NC – Sneak Peeks