15 Jun

Charlotte, NC Family Photographer | Happy Father’s Day!

“A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.”  ~Author Unknown

For all of you amazing Dads out there, I hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with lots of hugs and sweet moments with your children!  Enjoy your day!

Charlotte, NC Family Photographer | Happy Father's Day!

Charlotte, NC Family Photographer Carolyn Ann Ryan celebrates Father's Day!

 

 

 

13 Jun

Marvin, NC Child and Family Photographer | Down by the river . . .

Marvin, NC Child and Family Photographer | Down by the river . . .

One of the benefits and joys of my career is getting to watch little ones grow and capture some of their wonderful milestones, which is why I adore my repeat clients. I first photographed this little pumpkin when she was about 7 days old, and now she is just a little over one year.

I traveled about an hour south of my home to meet my clients at their home by the river. Their beautiful backyard includes a long dock that extends all the way through the reeds down to the water, providing a beautiful backdrop for our images. It’s hard to choose a favorite image from this session! I love her giggles, her smiles, and her serious faces. And then add in the sweet hugs and cuddles and moments with Mom and Dad.

But I honestly couldn’t stop laughing when Dad decided to play hide and seek with his little girl! The look on her face as he peeked out from behind the couch pillow, the giggles and squeals, and watching her run away, but quickly turn and come back to find him again was just so much fun! I love being a part of these precious family moments and I look forward to continuing to watch this sweet little angel grow!

Marvin, NC Child and Family Photographer photographs clients at their home down by the river . . .

Marvin, NC Child and Family Photographer shares family portraits Down by the river . . .

12 Jun

Charlotte NC Child Photographer Tiny Tuesday | Proud to be an American

Charlotte NC Child Photographer Tiny Tuesday | Proud to be an American

During Memorial Day weekend, I did a mini Red, White and Blue styled shoot with my little man and I’m highlighting it here today for my Charlotte NC Child Photographer  Tiny Tuesday – Proud to be an American post. When we stepped outside to photograph the session, my son specifically requested that it was just me and him, knowing I had done a session two days earlier with his big sister.

We just went outside our home, across the street, and near the few homes surrounding ours.  We brought his little red wagon, an American Flag for him to hold, and he wanted to bring his favorite teddy bear, Corduroy (named after the Corduroy book series).

He was adorable in his red, white and blue shirt that I found in The Children’s Place a few days earlier.  He was waving his flag and being goofy and a few minutes into the session, I asked him to hug his teddy bear.  The result was the photo below of my sweet, little man kissing his American Flag.

Days later, when finally sitting down to post-process this image, I fell in love with it.  He is my cute boy, so happy to be holding his American Flag.  He is proud of his flag. I’m thankful for all of the men and women that have fought to protect this country, protect us, and protect our freedoms.   This image reminded me that we should all be proud to be Americans. Thanks to my little man for giving me the best reminder of why we celebrate Memorial Day.

Charlotte NC Child Photographer Tiny Tuesday

 

06 Jun

Marvin, NC Child Photographer | My little girl . . .

Marvin, NC Child Photographer | My little girl . . . 

It’s hard to imagine that first grade is almost over.  It’s even harder to believe that my little girl is not so little anymore.

During a school vacation day around Memorial Day weekend, I took my daughter out for her own fashion portrait session.  We did a couple of different outfits, sparkly headbands, and more.  It was our own mini-styled shoot.

Here are the many faces of my sweet, sometimes serious, but mostly giggly, goofy, and curious little munchkin. (And feel free to add your own descriptive words like stunning and beautiful, too!)