Family & dog snuggle on a bed together in Charlotte, NC


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Daniel & I don’t get to do these sessions very often. Mostly because it’s been hard to reconcile the photojournalistic direction our weddings were going with family portraits. WE LOVE MOMENTS and we found that our families wanted more posed photos. We’ve slowly but surely been changing the direction of our family sessions and we’ve been LOVING IT!

Megan and Chris are dear friends whom I’ve know for a decade. I was privileged to shoot their wedding & now I get to capture their first family photos together! With friends like Megan & Chris, they don’t even send me shot ideas or come up with a photo theme. They just say “Mabyn, do what you want! We trust you!” – The sweetest words a photographer will ever hear!

So when a giant snow storm completely thrashed our original photo plans I jumped on the opportunity! My dear friends looked at me with wide eyes and asked “What do we do?! It’s terrible weather outside! We can’t take pictures in this!” Normally I’d be up for the challenge, but with sweet baby girl only six weeks old I didn’t feel that taking pictures in a snow storm would be the wise choice. So I grinned from ear to ear and told them we were doing an in home session. They gave me the thumbs up and we explored their home looking for the best pockets of light. They snuggled together, played together, and overall we had an amazing time documenting a fabulous afternoon at home!

This has to be one of my favorite family sessions yet! There’s something so beautiful about just staying in and being with each other. Thank you so much Megan & Chris for trusting me so well. I love you guys! I can’t wait to do more of these beautiful sessions in the future!


Family & dog snuggle on a bed together in Charlotte, NCMom holds her newborn in Charlotte, NCBaby peeks out of dad's arms in Charlotte, NCDad rocks his daughter dad snuggles his daughter reflection in mirrormom and dad play with their daughter as dog looks onclose up on baby's handbaby pulls moms hair funny moment

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At home session with the Rheaume Family