family photographer

McCormack Family Wilmington, NC Arboretum

Who can resist little boy smiles? When I had the opportunity to capture this beautiful family at the Arboretum, I was able to capture the great smiles of Carter. Here are some of the many great images captured that day: Looking to capture your family by Cool Breeze Photography, please use the contact button here or call us at 910-431-7854

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birth photography

Birth Story of Evie

I’ve been told to warn my viewers to grab a tissue before viewing the birth stories that I capture. This birth story feels more joyous and sweet than tearful. There are a lot of sweet moments that will make you smile. When I met Jason and Kelly, I was introduced to their adorable little girl Ella Jane. A little independent 2.5 year old with a love for Elsa from Frozen and tutus. I couldn’t wait to capture her reaction to her sister. Check out the sweet birth story above and see some of their images from the day Evelyn was born. You may want to grab a tissue JUST IN CASE… *wink*    

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Lifestyle photo session

Tips for a Successful Lifestyle Session

As a Lifestyle photographer, I am often asked about what to expect after my client books a Lifestyle session. I would like to share some helpful tips that will give you an idea of what to expect. First, however, I would like to define what a Lifestyle session is to this photographer. I blogged about an outdoor lifestyle session here and you can read about what Lifestyle means to me. To further distinguish between a portrait session, a documentary session and a lifestyle session, I would like to share some examples: Portrait: A photographer specialized in classic portraiture will try to have full control over what is in the frame: light, backgrounds, clothes, poses, props. They dictate how their subjects position […]

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lifestyle photo session

Lifestyle Session plus a special offer

My desire to capture everyday moments in the lives of those around me runs deep to my days of scrapbooking. Several years ago, I worked in the scrapbook industry writing articles and books on how to scrapbook and during that time I discovered capturing everyday moments in my family’s life. Simple moments that are not necessarily milestones like a birthday or a holiday. However, the moments capturing my son reading a book or learning to ride his skateboard really remind me of my son’s personality. It reminds me of how quickly time goes by and how easy it to forget the little details of your life. I have found joy in capturing real moments in the everyday life of my […]

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Birth Story of Blake

When I met Brandon and Karen several months ago, I could see the love between this couple and anticipated capturing the birth of their son. I also enjoyed meeting Izabella at the family’s maternity shoot and could see the excitement she felt about being a big sister. Most of my birth story families are first time parents or parents of much younger little ones. This family’s age gap between siblings was something I was looking forward to capturing. Not only would I have the opportunity to capture big sister’s reaction to her brother but the family planned to have her witness the birth as well. There are many aspects of the birth of Blake that stand out to me. They […]

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Maternity Session at Fort Fisher, NC

Some of my favorite sessions are maternity sessions. One of my favorite locations to shoot any type of session at is Fort Fisher. Combine the two, equals a perfect day for this photographer. Take a look at some of my favorite images from Karen, Brandon and Izabella’s session. They are expecting a baby boy and I am honored to capture the love in this family. I’m especially excited because I’ve also been asked to capture the moment when they will meet their new little baby. What a special day it will be. I can already tell that this little boy will be so loved. Take a look at images from their session:   If you are expecting a baby and […]

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Woman helping Woman…. A Birth Story; surrogacy’s incredible gift

About 4 weeks ago, I received a call from Sara inquiring about my birth photography. I discussed what I offer and the different options. She went on to explain how she was calling on behalf of the parents of the child that she was carrying as their surrogate. My ears perked up and my heart started to race and I couldn’t stop smiling thinking about what an amazing opportunity this would be to capture the birth of a surrogacy baby. As a birth photographer, I’m so passionate about every birth story I am able to capture. Each one unique and special. However, I knew that a surrogacy birth is a once in a lifetime opportunity for any photographer. I never […]

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Name your price photo session

Name Your Price Sessions to benefit charity

I have had this idea floating around in my head for a couple of years to offer my talents and services for an organization that is very near and dear to my heart. The Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation.  I participated as a photographer and know the value of offering photography services to families that want to provide the gift of remembrance for parents suffering the loss of a baby. I’m offering 30 minute sessions on February 7th with limited number of session times at the Arboretum. The cost of the session is DONATION ONLY. $5.00 secures your time slot and your donation can be brought to your session. Galleries will be loaded online and special pricing will be […]

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Happy New Year 2015

It’s a new year and just like many people, I feel it indicates a fresh start. For me, I’ve been making changes for over a month to my diet and fitness in an effort to lose weight and reach certain goals that I’ve set for myself. I’m very excited about the changes that I’m already starting to see externally and internally. At the end of November, I started a 30 day cleanse system that transformed the way I eat and what I’ve been storing in my body.  I lost 15lbs and 20 inches off my entire body. Most noticeably was the 4 inches off my waist. I am very excited to share the amazing benefits this Cleanse system has done […]

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