Before | Apex Maternity Photographer

I wasn’t necessarily going to post these just yet – I’ve got some other sessions in the blog queue – but suffice it to say that my timeline got a little compressed, and (as you can probably tell from my title) I’ve got some “after” pictures that I know a lot of people are dying to see! But people! You must be patient! First things first: some of the images from my maternity session with the gorgeous Amy… all 38 weeks of her!

Apex Cary Raleigh Maternity Photography
Apex Cary Raleigh Maternity Photography
Apex Cary Raleigh Maternity Photography
Apex Cary Raleigh Maternity Photography
Apex Cary Raleigh Maternity Photography
Apex Cary Raleigh Maternity Photography
Apex Cary Raleigh Children
Apex Cary Raleigh Maternity Portraits
Apex Cary Raleigh Maternity Portraits
Apex Cary Raleigh Maternity Portraits
Apex Cary Raleigh Children
Apex Cary Raleigh Maternity Portraits
Apex Cary Raleigh Maternity Portraits
Apex Cary Raleigh Maternity Portraits
Apex Cary Raleigh Maternity Portraits

As you can see, this session was amazing… start to finish. Pregnancy is such a beautiful time – even at the end when we feel like we’re about to burst! And as it turned out, Amy WAS about to burst… check back Wednesday for the rest of the story!

Apex Cary Raleigh Maternity Portraits

xox,

annemie

Meg Berreth - WOW , these are gorgeous!!! What a beautiful family!

annemie - They ARE a gorgeous family, aren’t they? Thanks for stopping by, Meg!

Joda - Beautiful photos. Great compositions. The graininess of the 10th photo (from the top) adds so much to the overall composition.. really beautiful.

Silas | Chapel Hill Family Photographer

I’m packaging up Mandy and Mike’s order today, and I have to say: I’m a little sad. I enjoyed every minute of working with this family – from the first phone conversation I had with Mandy when she called to find out about setting a session up, to editing and finalizing the beautiful, dreamy pictures we got at their session. This had to have been one of my favorites of 2011… despite the fact that poor little Silas ran headlong into a doorjamb about five minutes after I arrived! Nothing too forced or posed… just hanging out and doing what they love to do: spend time together.

Chapel Hill Family Portraits
Chapel Hill Family Portraits
Chapel Hill Family Portraits
Chapel Hill Family Portraits
Chapel Hill Family Portraits
Chapel Hill Family Portraits
Chapel Hill Family Portraits
Chapel Hill Family Portraits
Chapel Hill Family Portraits
Chapel Hill Family Portraits
Chapel Hill Family Portraits
Chapel Hill Family Portraits
Chapel Hill Family Portraits
Chapel Hill Family Portraits
Chapel Hill Family Portraits
Chapel Hill Family Portraits
Chapel Hill Family Portraits
Chapel Hill Family Portraits
Chapel Hill Family Portraits

The best part of this session? That Mike, Mandy & Silas live about 100 yards away from me… and next time I’m bringing my boys so we can get in on the fun, too! How could you not want to spend more time with this guy?

Chapel Hill Family Portraits

xox,

annemie

Leacey - Gorgeous, as usual! I particularly love the last one :)

Erin T - LOVE these! So many good ones! So natural and cheery. You can really feel the love.

amanda - yes, this whole session might also be one of my favorites from 2011. simply gorgeous!

Color me Cupid | Chapel Hill Portrait Photographer

I was finishing up editing a recent maternity session yesterday when suddenly it occurred to me: we’re less than a month away from Valentine’s Day! Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day carries a lot of weight in the American psyche, and if you’re a husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, partner, etc., there’s probably some expectation that you’re going to come up with something fun and romantic and… original. And that’s always the tough one. Flowers? Chocolate? Earrings? Definitely a safe bet. But…

*yawn*

The good news? I have a solution for all of you… and I bet you can guess what it is:D

Gents: scheduling a portrait session with the one you love is a 100% sure bet. Super romantic and a total surprise… she’ll never see it coming. (Ladies, weigh in! Is this a gift you’d want to receive?)

Chapel Hill Couples Photographer
Ladies: a little black book full of racy portraits of you trumps a new shirt by, like, a million percent, and will be his favorite gift from you ever. EVER. Guaranteed. (Gents: am I right?)

Chapel Hill Boudoir Photographer
And if this holiday gets you down? Why not treat yourself to a day of being single and fabulous? Hair, makeup, and a gorgeous portrait can make anyone feel great… and infuse a little heat into that Match profile, too!

And in case you were wondering how a maternity session led me to thinking about Valentine’s Day, here’s a sneak peek:

Chapel Hill Maternity Portraits
Yowza, right?!

xox,

annemie

P.S. I know these are a bit of a departure from the images I typically put on my blog… but as always, used with the express permission of my subjects!

Joda - Yowza is right! Sign me up. The photo of the woman in the water is simply spectacular. Great subject, composition, focus, colors. Truly a winning photo.