Category archives: Maternity

Robinsons | Maternity | Pittsoboro, NC

Mike and Caroline are expecting their first baby, a sweet little girl, in just a week! When trying to decide where to do their engagement session, we figured why not go back where they said their vows – so off to Fearrington House we went! As a new mom myself I can’t wait for these two feel that new, overwhelming kind of love we felt after meeting our own daughter. Caroline and Mike make such a great team, full of love and support, which I have no doubt will carry them through the hardest parts of labor and those first few sleepless weeks with grace.

Mike and Caroline, I’m sending lots of happy thoughts and love your way. I cannot wait to meet your sweet girl in a couple weeks!

Michelle + Cameron | Maternity | Richmond, VA

Oh man, this post is bittersweet for me. We met Michelle and Cameron a couple years ago after moving to Richmond, VA and became fast friends. Cameron and my husband worked together in Residency (Cameron being a couple years ahead) and just last month Cameron wrapped up residency and they moved to New Hampshire where Cameron will be practicing, and it also just so happens to bring them closer to family. We were sad to see them go but already having some visits scheduled with them makes it better.

Now, how adorable is Michelle here? She was about 8 months along when we took these photos – and now she is just one short week away from her due date. Here’s to hoping Little Man Braasch comes on-time next week :) I am already so excited to meet the little guy in August! 
Please do send prayers and well-wishes for Michelle and baby to have an easy and safe delivery soon!

Matt + Sarah are having TWINS! (aka – I’m going to be an AUNTIE!)

I am so so very excited to write this blog post…and for those that follow me on social media probably already know…but my brother-in-law and sister-in-law are having TWINS!!! Which means I get to be an AUNTIE! YAY!!!! And even more exciting, they’re having..TWO GIRLS! Sure, I might be biased, but I think girls are pretty cool ;) The two littlest Kain laides will be making their debut in just a few short weeks!

We took these photos back in November when Sarah was just 21 weeks…now she is approaching 34 weeks! And how adorable is their pup, Finley.

Since Matt + Sarah have a NCSU vs Clemson rivalry in their home, we couldn’t resist incorporating a couple collegiate onesies! Again, I might be a bit biased, but I think the girls will look super cute in red :)
Congratulations Matt + Sarah! I am so excited to be an aunt! We of course would love to have everyone’s happy thoughts and prayers for Sarah to have a safe, healthy and easy delivery. Now I leave you with this gorgeous photo of Sarah below! Let the countdown begin for some serious baby snuggling time!*Sarah’s amazing hair + make-up by Lindsey Regan Thorne

Ashley | Maternity | Washington, DC

I spent an afternoon in DC with these three below…soon to be parents Kyle and Ashley…and of course soon to be big brother Sargent (aka : Sarge). Hands down one of my most favorite maternity sessions to date. A sweet (and adorably stylish) couple, a gorgeous day and a pup, there is not much more that I could have asked for.   Sarge was the best little pup during this shoot. He would join in when they’d call him and sit nearby in the shots we didn’t need him. He clearly loves his mom :)

GORGEOUS evening light and mama – these were some of the very last we took around Georgetown and both Ashley and I were so excited to see how they would come out. I’m in love. Congratulations Kyle and Ashley, what a lucky little man to have parents like you two! 

Brie | Chapel Hill, NC | Maternity

One of my favorite things about the wedding industry are the people I meet and friends I make along the way. The wedding industry is what first introduced me to Brie…she is one super talented make-up artist who does work for film, print and brides of course! It’s always so much fun getting to walk into a bride’s suite and see Brie making them even more lovely. Brie and Michael are expecting a little boy…TODAY. She is in the hospital as I type this post….SO.EXCITED.FOR.THEM!

Isn’t she seriously the most adorable and stylish mama-to-be?
Congratulations Brie and Michael! What a wonderful day it is! Cannot wait to see photos of your little one!

Erika | Chapel Hill, NC | Maternity

Meet the lovely Erika. Our husbands went to graduate school together and became fast friends which lead to many double dates that entailed lots of good belly laughs. I can’t believe it’s been 5 years since I first met Chris and Erika and now they are expecting their first baby…a little lady. I am beyond excited for these two become parents! Erika, you sure make one gorgeous mama-to-be!
Chris and Erika, thank you for letting me document this special moment in your lives! I am so excited to meet your little girl! 

Kelly + Paul | Richmond, VA | Maternity

One of my most favorite maternity sessions to date. It was a beautiful day on the gorgeous University of Richmond Campus and I was photographing such a fun-loving-about-to-be-parents-for-the-first-time couple. Sweet Baby Caroline will be making her debut in just less than two weeks! 
Congratulations Kelly and Paul! Kelly, You sure do make one pretty mama-to-be :)

Waiting on baby Broderick | Chapel Hill, NC | Maternity

I was so fortunate to meet Whitney and Matt earlier this year when I photographed Matt’s sister’s wedding. Both were in the wedding party so I spent a good bit of time that day hanging out with Whitney and Matt…it was so evident that these two were full of excitement over their soon-to-be first born. He will be their first little one and first grandchild on both sides  :)

Whitney is one of those women who seriously GLOW, is full of happiness and laughs a lot….A LOT…and her laugher is contagious! Needless to say I had so much fun during their session. To make this story even sweeter their little one is due on Christmas Day!

To answer the question many of you are thinking…Whitney and Matt will be welcoming a baby BOY…Little baby Rhett. We met up on a perfect November day, full of sunshine and it’s gorgeous light….now on to a few of my favorites from their session.

Congratulations Whitney and Matthew! What a fantastic Christmas Gift you and your families will be getting this year :)

Waiting on Baby Hayes | Raleigh, NC | Maternity

Katie are John are expecting their first baby in 11 days…and they are having a BOY! I am so thrilled for these two and absolutely cannot wait to meet baby Harrison. Here are a few favorites from their maternity session we did a couple weeks ago. There is no doubt that Kaite, John and their families will be having an exciting Christmas season!

p.s. Isn’t Katie super stylish? I just love all the colors in this shoot!

And now we wait for baby Harrison to make his debut into the world :)