29 Jul

Marvin, North Carolina Family Photographer | Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

Holmdel, New Jersey Family Photographer | Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

The forecast was partly cloudy and perfect temperature, and in reality it was chilly with a misty rain.  I met my clients in Holmdel, New Jersey for a family portrait session, and we ignored the rain and made our own sunshine.  You would never guess the weather based on the smiles of this sweet trio and their parents.  And I just love the hats that Mom selected for their session!


Child and Family Photographer, Carolyn Ann Ryan, photographs clients at Holmdel Park in NJ New Jersey Family and Child Portraits in Holmdel

26 Jul

Charlotte, NC Family Photographer | Family Moments

Charlotte, NC Family Photographer | Family Moments 

It was a gorgeous afternoon for a family portrait session photographing an adorable toddler just days before her second birthday party. Her Grandma and Grandpa came up from Florida for a surprise visit, so it was perfect timing to include them in the portraits with their adorable granddaughter.

We searched for deer in the parks and this sweet pea just had a wonderful day with her family getting lots of hugs and kisses from her parents and grandparents alike.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!


Charlotte, NC Family Photographer, Carolyn Ann Ryan, highlights a portrait session with special family moments

Charlotte, North Carolina Family Photographer photographs toddler with her grandparents

24 Jul

Waxhaw, North Carolina Family Photographer | Summer Days

Waxhaw, North Carolina Family Photographer | Summer Days

Earlier this Summer, I met an adorable family to capture family portraits with their sweet 2 year old little girl.  We started at their home and ventured to a nearby park on the water.  The cool breeze from the water was a welcome treat on a Summer Day.  Their little munchkin was a sweetheart and I just loved her little side ponytail!

Hope these make you smile!  Enjoy!


Waxhaw, North Carolina Family Photographer, Carolyn Ann Ryan, photographs a family

15 Jul

North Carolina Family Photographer | Unveiling the New Logo

In January 2011, I worked with the very talented Leslie Vega of Leslie Vega Design to help design the look of my brand starting with my logo.  She knew my style instantly, and when we were finished, we had a logo that I have loved for the past couple of years.

Childhood Photography Logo


But as I sat back this year, I felt it was time for a change.  In the last two years, my focus has been family portraits and encouraging Moms and Dads to jump into the photos, and that hasn’t been reflected in my logo and branding.  And so I reached out to Leslie and asked for her assistance again.  I wanted the overall look and feel to remain consistent, but felt the logo need to grow up a little bit.  Leslie knew exactly what I needed and I’m so thrilled to unveil my brand new logo for Carolyn Ann Ryan Photography . . .

Family Photographer based in NJ


Leslie and I will be working on a couple of additional projects to update the look and feel of my blog and web site, and I look forward to sharing those with you, along with more adorable images from recent family portrait sessions.

Hope you have a great start to your week!