The Benda Family {Fort Mill, SC Family Photographer}

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

The Benda family was so much fun to photograph and watching Carson love on his little sister almost the whole time was the sweetest thing!

You can’t tell from the first half of this session, but we were literally being blow away for a majority of the shoot! I asked big brother Carson if he turned on the wind because it came out of nowhere. It was the craziest thing! Although it got quite chilly at times, the kids did great and I’m pretty sure Carson didn’t mind the “bubble machine” that was created by the crazy amount of wind.

 

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

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Boys will be boys! I just love these shots of Carson and his daddy!Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

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Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

 

The Garlin Family {Waxhaw, NC Family Photographer}

I met this super sweet mama last year who is actually the nanny for one of my client’s son. I didn’t get to know her that much last year during the session, but boy was I lucky to spend the evening with her and her boys! They were so much fun and I felt like I had known them forever. We were cracking jokes, telling stories and I even got invited to her mother’s restaurant! It was such an honor to document these memories for them. This was the first time they’ve had family portraits taken and their older son, Sterling is graduating from high school and enlisting in the Army this year.

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Sisters {Fort Mill, SC Children’s Photographer}

I adore these two girls and every.single.session we have together. We laugh, tell jokes, run, jump, skip and sometimes even get a little serious too! Its more like “playtime” than a photoshoot. But wouldn’t you agree that no one enjoys the old school white shirts and jeans, place your arm here, turn your head like this and say “cheese” for the camera!

Enjoy a little peek from our time together in the Fall.

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Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

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Meet Willow, their beautiful dog who is such a good sport and always makes a little appearance during every session:)

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Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

“When you look at a field of dandelions, you either see a hundred weeds or a hundred wishes…”

While we were standing at the top of this hill, the three of us spotted this perfect dandelion and I knew what had to happen next… This series of images turned out to be some of my favorites!

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Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

These two girls….. GORGEOUS!

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Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

 

 

A CURIOUS GEORGE Party! {Fort Mill, SC Children’s Photographer}

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

If you know me well enough, you know I love party planning and all the little details that go into it! Choosing the theme is most important and in this case it had to be “baby dolls” or “Curious George”. Just like I tell my clients before a session, you want to document your children as they are and how you want to remember them at this stage in life. Therefore, I went with a Curious George theme but stayed true to my style as well. I made sure to include some of McKinley’s favorite things:

*”GEORGE!”

*breakfast (her favorite meal of the day)

*sweets & snacks (she’s a picky eater but she can definitely throw back some dessert)

*stickers

*coloring

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Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Found this Banana Cupcake recipe with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting on Pinterest.

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A Banana Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting from www.southernliving.com

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I was really inspired by the Pom pom garland in the Pottery Barn Kids and Land of Nod magazines so I knew I had to make some myself to be a focal point for the party. Although very time consuming it was totally worth it!

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Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Having activities for the kids to do during the party keeps them busy, lets the adults hang out a little and keeps the party fun and exciting. McKinley likes all things girly so I had the kids make snack necklaces as their first activity for the morning! Some of the kids were very focused and made sure to put the perfect ratio of Cheerios to Fruit Loops (yes this was the first time my kids ever had fruit loops!) and others put more in their mouth than on the necklace.

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Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

It definitely wasn’t easy finding snacks with holes in them that weren’t candy or gummies but I’m pretty sure the Fruit Loops were a favorite!

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Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Yes, I did tear apart a 100 page Curious George book that I found at Goodwill to make this book page wreath but I absolutely love how it turned out. I’m thinking about making another one with regular book pages that will stay up year round. The kids received Curious George books as their favors and my very talented mom sewed all the pieces of the puppet stage.

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Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

I printed the Curious George coloring pages off Pinterest and the kids had fun with the Curious George stickers as well.

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A party is definitely not complete without CAKE…..Right?!?!

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Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

I adore this shot because just a couple weeks before on her actual birthday we taught her how to blow out the candles!

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Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

And right after blowing out her candles she politely asked for a fork!

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Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

 

 

McKinley is TWO! {Fort Mill, SC Children’s Photographer}

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.comHow can our sweet baby girl already be two? They say the first year goes fast, but I feel like this year went even faster! Its crazy how much she has changed in the last year. She really has gone from a baby to a little girl. She’s independent, sassy, is crazy about her brother, asks to watch “George” aka Curious George every morning, LOVES baby dolls, is a picking eater (she would eat yogurt, oats and fruit every meal of the day if I let her), loves coloring and stickers, and doesn’t stop talking.

I really love how these turned out because they capture her true personality and I actually did them on her birthday too!!! To make things even a little more special…. She is wearing the dress I wore on my 2nd birthday.

 

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Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com

Photography By Jamie Lea- http://www.photographybyjamielea.com