Christmas!

photos-by-lizzie-xmas

Christmas morning J & I woke up lazy and late, as we’d both been in the midnight service the eve prior. All our animal babies were snug about us … until I unwrapped my¬†favorite present, that is! A practice chanter! For learning the bagpipes!

img_6940

J’s Christmas gift trend to me is slowly but surely becoming this: buying me the artistic thing I need to reach the dream I’ve always had. These pictures were taken on last year’s gift, my beloved Canon Rebel. And here we are.

We made our way East for an afternoon with my in-laws, who happily posed for some family portraits in the mild December sun. (It’s a rare white Christmas down south, y’all).

img_7117img_7164

img_7030
It’s almost 30 years of marriage for these two!

photos-by-lizzie-nc-siblings

Despite the fact that J and his little sister slid so easily back into the days when he would push her around in the swing, Grayson is growing up. She’s bound for college in the fall! So we took a few senior portraits.

photos-by-lizzie-nc-graysonimg_7299

A few more pictures later, it was time for a scrumptious dinner and then on to the next Christmas festivities with my mother and brothers and, of course, more cats.

photos-by-lizzie-ncimg_7343img_7454

I hope whatever holiday(s) you are cherishing that they are warm and full of light. Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Blessed Kwanzaa, and Happy Solstice from Photos by Lizzie!


Want to book me for your own portrait session? Contact me here!

Advertisements

Magical Marleigh & Maggie

If the fact that Lauren wanted to do a Harry Potter-themed newborn shoot doesn’t tell you how awesome she is, I don’t know what would.

img_5377-2
Wingardium Leviosa!

Lauren, like Phillip and J and Brock, is a cornerstone member of our back-pew brigade of mischief-makers. Cuddling with these sisters and harmonizing with their mama on Sundays are some of my favorite things!

collage-01

Marley is fond of calling her newborn baby sister, Maggie, “her” baby. When she wasn’t reading words to her from well-worn pages or shaking a snow globe, she was clutching Maggie’s hand and saying “my baby, it’s okay, I’m here!” Cue: heart melting.

marley-and-maggie-01

Since we snapped these photos right before Thanksgiving, we could include a special guest- these girls’ great-grandmother. Lauren asked me to capture her beautiful hands holding such tiny, new life. What a breathtaking expanse of life in such a small, tender moment.

img_5298img_5348img_5360

Future member of the D.A. here, just learning some basic spellwork with Hermione’s wand!

collage

img_5306

IMG_5646.jpg

I couldn’t be more smitten with these ladies if I tried!

mm-collage

If you want your own Harry Potter themed photoshoot – engagement, newborn, family portraits taken, it won’t cost a Gringotts fortune! Contact me here.