Spotlight Photography: Blog en-us (C) Spotlight Photography (Spotlight Photography) Tue, 04 Apr 2017 11:20:00 GMT Tue, 04 Apr 2017 11:20:00 GMT Spotlight Photography: Blog 120 90 Piper and Potter | Harry Potter Theme and Cutie Pie | Graham Newborn Photographer As many know who read my page, I was super excited to photograph little Piper in her Harry Potter themed nursery!  It was designed to a T by her Mom and Dad who are all things Potter.  Piper gave us the perfect sleep for the bookcase shots and then several of those gorgeous eyes of hers!  Here are a few favorites:

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]]> (Spotlight Photography) newborns Tue, 04 Apr 2017 11:19:57 GMT
Then There Were Four! Graham, Mebane, Burlington Maternity and Family Photographer Hi, Jennifer here, one of Tracey's lead photographers at Spotlight.  Meeting the Nielsen family was the sunshine in my day.  Little Ava Grace and I talked about how my daughter's middle name was Grace too, about school, and how being a big sister would be. We instantly connected and before long Ava was twirling and giving me the smiles that could light the world. I enjoyed watching their family interact and could feel their happiness. That is always my goal to capture the true emotions of the families, couples, and children that I am honored to take portraits of. Here are a few of my favorites.  Meet the Nielsen family that will be welcoming a beautiful baby boy soon! 

Meet Ava Grace, she loves to twirl and giggle. She will be a big sister soon!  


I love seeing families being themselves, freezing these moments in time. They will be cherished always.

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Ahh and this one, the way Ava looks at her Mommy. 


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There are so many more beautiful images from this session it was hard to choose them. I will leave you with one of the last images I took that evening. The sun had set and Ava wanted to swing one more time. 


]]> (Spotlight Photography) Children Portraits Family Photography Maternity Portraits Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:29:29 GMT
Kyndall and Kameron are turning one! Where did time go? Mebane Child Photographer My little neighbors are turning one this month and I almost want to cry...  where did this past year go?!  And as much as I LOVE every child I photograph, I have to say I laughed out loud at these two and their expressions, never at the same time, and always just adorable.  I had a really hard time choosing favorites to share here so if you want to see their entire gallery (and there's a lot!), here is the link:  Twins are one!


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]]> (Spotlight Photography) Children Portraits Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:41:43 GMT
Kainzley is Six Months Old! | Newborn and Child Photographer, Mebane, Graham, Burlington, NC This little cutie pie came to my studio for the first time almost literally on a Harley, actually two!  She sat on a guitar, on both Harleys, in a pair of boots.... and now here we are six months later and she is cuter than ever!  Here are a few favorites from Kainzley's session!

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]]> (Spotlight Photography) Children Portraits children Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:00:07 GMT
Will and Meredith... sunset in Elon | Elon Engagement Photographers These shots were taken by our lead wedding photographer, Jennifer, on Elon's campus just before sunset, which we both love!  Will and Meredith are so darn cute together and it's great seeing her so happy.  Meredith is like one of my own having gone through high school with my girls and it's going to be such a special day for her and for the young man who won her heart:)  Here are Meredith and Will's favorites from the session!  





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]]> (Spotlight Photography) Engagements Weddings Fri, 10 Mar 2017 21:39:22 GMT
Carvell and Natasha, cuddly kind of love! Hillsborough NC Engagements We didn't think it was going to happen, we were pushing daylight, but we wanted to get just a few shots of these lovebirds who are getting married in September.  So glad we made it and the light was amazing and we got more than a few!  In fact, I had a really hard time deciding which images to share, it was just so much fun and so beautiful, just like them!  Here are a few favorites (well, a lot) but I can't help it!  To view them all, feel free to visit here:


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]]> (Spotlight Photography) Bridal Engagements Weddings Fri, 10 Mar 2017 21:18:30 GMT
New Baby Eric, Five Weeks New! Newborn Photography Mebane Yes, it is customary to do newborn photos at a few days old, but little man Eric was a preemie.... a preemie who surprised everyone I do believe!  What a happy, healthy, and handsome boy with those gorgeous eyes and head full of hair!  We had a great time trying to capture little man who decided to wait and fall asleep at the very end of our session!  Here are just a few favorites!

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]]> (Spotlight Photography) Children Portraits children newborns Fri, 10 Mar 2017 16:47:27 GMT
Sisters... girls of a feather! | Mebane and Burlington, NC Child Photographer It means so much to me when a family comes back to me over the years to capture them grow and change and celebrate!  This family came to me some time ago for a mini-session and I immediately became attached...  sort of one my personality traits, LOL.  I learned the story of their son, Rylee, who gained his wings in heaven a short time earlier, and I'm so sad I never got to meet him.  But they keep his memory alive through and with these girls and we incorporate him into a session on occasion too which I'm honored to do!  And Ashlynne, oh Ashlynne, capturing your free spirit with that wild and crazy giggle and hair just the same, and now Eliana, the baby sister whose expressions just make my day!  This session was to capture Eliana's six months and Ashlynne just jumped in and did her thing.  And then, they put on their matching shirts "Girls of a Feather", and it was awesome!  Here are a few favorites from their session.  

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]]> (Spotlight Photography) Children Portraits Family Portraits Sun, 26 Feb 2017 12:31:26 GMT
Grant is One! North Carolina Child Photographer Many moons ago, I did one of my very first weddings at a church in Burlington and quite frankly, I was a newbie, eek.  Years go by and I get a call from the bride (yes, she still spoke to me, lol) that she wanted maternity photos and the rest is history!  We did maternity and this picture from that session speaks volumes about their journey to bring little man Grant into the world but boy, it was worth it!  


I've been blessed to shoot Grant through his first year of life and now he is one!  I can't wait to see this little guy continue to grow and bring his Mama and Daddy joy!

Here is a shot when Grant was a few days old and six months old:

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And here this little man is today!  Happy birthday Grant!  Just a few favorites!

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This is how we started the session, better the beginning than the end, LOL.  

We thought he'd like heavy equipment for his session but ... we were wrong! 3321We started out thinking he'd like the heavy equipment.... we quickly learned he did NOT. LOL.


]]> (Spotlight Photography) birthday children Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:33:24 GMT
Little Baby, What Will You Be? | Maternity and Newborn Photographer, Mebane, NC Several years ago, I met this gorgeous little soul named Esperanza.  We were shooting swim pictures at Dogwood in Mebane and she just stole my heart from that moment.  At some point after we met, a get a call from her Mom to do some family photos and from that time on, they've felt like family!  Mom, Lara, Esteban, and Esperanza are such a special trio and watching Esperanza grow over the last few years.... she is like an old soul full of music, mystery and spirit.

Well, times are changing, and a new baby is on the way!  Esperanza is cautiously excited.  Being the only baby for 9 years, this is quite an adjustment, but I have no doubt she's going to be an amazing rock star sister!  Lara just wanted a few shots of them while waiting on baby and we wanted to include Esperanza's guitar; that baby is coming out knowing her sister's music!  Here are a few favorites from our session.  

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]]> (Spotlight Photography) children family maternity newborn Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:08:37 GMT
Mikena... teeny, weeny Mikena | Newborn and Child Photographer, Burlington and Mebane, NC When my husband and I got engaged, the first person I called to be in the wedding was the grandmother (yes, grandmother) of this little girl.  Of course she was in her 20s at the time, LOL, so I'm telling our age, but we were dear friends then and have been ever since.  She went on to have three beautiful girls and now a handsome grandson and this little teeny girl, Mikena.  She was tiny but mightily strong and stayed awake almost the entire time just peeking around, observant and curious.  But we had fun and she and her dear Mama, Brittany, were troopers putting up with me!  Here are just a few favorites!

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]]> (Spotlight Photography) Children Portraits newborns Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:53:02 GMT
Iva Rose.... as pretty as her name! | North Carolina Newborn Photographer Iva Rose...  the name itself is just awesome.  We had to wait a few extra days to get her into the studio because of a little sickness going around so when she arrived, she was bright eyed and bushy tailed, wide awake for every moment of her shoot!  She and her big brother, Rhett, who gave me a few really fast shots, LOL, were adorable just like their entire family. I just think they're the cutest!  Her expressions were priceless!

Here are a few favorites from their shoot!

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]]> (Spotlight Photography) Children Portraits newborns Sat, 11 Feb 2017 12:07:32 GMT
Easton is One! Burlington NC Child Photographer This was the year of the lumberjack, two on the same day!  When this little guy came in, it was almost hard to believe how much he's grown and changed since his rough few weeks in this world a year ago.  To see him so tall and strong and happy and healthy... what a blessing!  As much so as having captured him throughout this first year in this world, especially since I remember the day his Mama was born and his grandmother is one of my very dear friends:)  Here are a few favorites and you can see Easton's entire session here:  Easton is One

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]]> (Spotlight Photography) Children Portraits Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:24:20 GMT
Mebane and Burlington NC Child Photographer | Kolton turns one! I've had this family as a part of my Spotlight family, and I feel like my own family, for several years now capturing their first girl, Kennedy in 2014 and here she is:)  Still one of my favorite pictures ever!  



Kennedy and her entourage (which she always had with her) captured her in downtown Mebane, on the farm with her lemonade stand, we just always had fun following her around.  And then a year ago, they added little brother Kolton and here he is as a newborn. Him and his little bowtie:)  04290429



And now, here we are, and Kolton turned one!  Time slow down please!  Here are a few favorite shots from Kolton's session for her birthday, him and his new bowtie:)  And had to get a few of Miss Kennedy too!












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]]> (Spotlight Photography) Children Portraits newborns Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:54:11 GMT
Mebane Newborn Photography... Sawyer Grace 2017 has been full of new babies and I love it!  This one was a little different for me in that Sawyer's mom is like one of my own.  She and my daughter, Cassie, met in kindergarten and have been best friends ever since.  To see Nicole with Sawyer felt a little surreal but it was clear she'd transformed into a grown young woman, but more importantly, an amazing mother.  To see Nicole's awe that this is her child was a beautiful thing.  Isn't it amazing how God prepares us for something we weren't sure we could ever do?  So thankful to have been able to have captured this girl's first photos!

To start off, Sawyer with her grandfather's bible... love, love, love.  And then a few other favorites.  

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]]> (Spotlight Photography) Children Portraits newborns Sat, 04 Feb 2017 10:02:33 GMT
The long awaited Viviana Grace! {Burlington NC Newborn Photography} To say I love this couple is just, well, an understatement.  When I met them just a few years ago, they were getting married, Walter was my UPS man (and I had no idea), and Kim was besties with one of my most favorite friends, Kenny.  It all just fit and I felt I'd known them forever.  Their wedding was, well, over the top... I mean, yes, over the top!  Here is one of my favorite images from that day!

Bonk-8590Bonk-8590 So anyway, fast forward a few really quick years and I was asked to photograph the birth of their baby.  I was ecstatic and as time drew near, I would wake up every hour scared to death I'd missed their call especially after she was finally admitted to the hospital!  Then they get to the hospital and almost three days later.... well, anyway, my being there never got to happen, but a few days later, I was blessed to meet Miss Viviana Grace and capture a few shots I hope they'll treasure forever.  I must saying watching the three of them together just literally warmed my spirit.

I love you Kim, Walter and Vivi G and it means so much to me to capture your story along the way...  

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]]> (Spotlight Photography) Children Portraits Family Portraits newborns Fri, 03 Feb 2017 14:11:36 GMT
T.J. is here! {Mebane NC Newborn Photography} It was so hard to believe I was taking pictures of this little guy having watched his mother grow up since middle school!  But he came in and I fell in love!  He had a little football newborn outfit that the little muscle man (and chubby rolls) would barely fit in but it was too cute not to do it!  But once he got settled in the groove, he was good to go and here are a few favorites from our session!  The entire session can be seen here:  

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]]> (Spotlight Photography) Children Portraits newborns Sun, 22 Jan 2017 03:18:03 GMT
Raegan Grace is One! {Mebane NC Child and Family Photography} This little family came into our life a little over a year ago when they were expecting their first baby, Raegan Grace.  They immediately felt like family and in January of last year, we welcomed Raegan with her first little shoot!  Here she is....  and below that, the celebration a year later as this special little girl turns one!  Here she is one year ago with her Mama's veil and we got her this time too (see below!).
























And now, one year later!  There are so many favorites, these are just a few!  To see all of Raegan's first birthday session, click here:  Raegan is one!

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]]> (Spotlight Photography) Children Portraits Family Portraits Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:33:42 GMT
And Christopher makes two! {Raleigh, NC Newborn Photographer} Two years ago, I got a call to come take newphotos of a very tiny little baby.  She'd had a rough start to her journey in this world but was home and ready for her first photo shoot.... and she was so perfect!  

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And now here we are, two years later....


Here are a few of my favorite shots from Katelyn's two year photos and her new brother's first session, little man Christopher!  

What a special family to me! 



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]]> (Spotlight Photography) Children Portraits newborns Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:28:54 GMT
Beautiful Aubrey... {Mebane, NC Newborn Photographer} This little "supposed to be Christmas baby" decided to make her debut instead in 2017 starting the new year off right for this dear family who has become so special to me!  I was blessed to get to photograph their little man Ryan and now to see him with his new baby sister is amazing (and hilarious... and fast.... and just fun!).  So glad to be able to do these in our little studio and thankful for this family!  Here are just a few favorites (and outtakes, LOL):

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]]> (Spotlight Photography) Children Portraits Family Portraits newborns Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:21:42 GMT