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Porsha & Atavio | Memphis Maternity Session | Memphis, TN Photographer

I spent a beautiful evening catching up with one of my wedding couples and documenting their maternity session. I always have such a blast with these two during their maternity session!

Old Friends

Porsha and Atavio are probably some of my favorite past clients. Last year I spent a lot of time with them shooting their downtown Memphis engagement session and later traveling to Grenada, Mississippi for their beautiful wedding day. Every time that I see these two I leave with an aching face from laughing so hard. They’re so down to earth and sweet, and they love each other so much. I knew they were expecting last year so we planned on getting together this spring and having a maternity session.

Three Makes Baby

We spent a warm evening in a Memphis park exploring dried up creek beds and searching for spring blooms. Porsha stunned in a blue lace gown and later changed into a sheer white, lace dress. The couple laughed together as they balances on rocks and made fun of me as I navigated up the creek bed. We took advantage of every ray in gold hour and ended the night as the sun tucked itself behind the trees. I am so excited to meet their little prince soon! Check out some of my favorites from the day!

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Amelia & Chris | Lifestyle Newborn Session | Memphis Portrait Photographer

Chris and Amelia welcomed their son Greyson into the world this past January. I was lucky enough to spend a quiet, snowy Sunday morning with the three of them.

Baby Makes 3

You may remember Chris and Amelia’s December maternity session, when we spent the day exploring W.C. Johnson Park in Collierville and enjoying the brisk sunshine. But I met Chris and Amelia a long time ago when I shot their engagement photos and then their Tupelo wedding. I’ve had the joy of watching them grow as a couple, hit milestones together, celebrate a new job, add a puppy to their home, and when they announced their pregnancy last year I was overjoyed. One of the many things that I love about my job is that my clients welcome me into their lives and let me experience and capture the big moments for them. I knew the two of them would make amazing parents. Amelia is an elementary school teacher with a love of books. I knew that she would be collecting a library for her son’s nursery as soon as she could. I was so excited to walk into Greyson’s room and see the many adventures his imagination would take him on.

I don’t do traditional posed newborn sessions. I photograph what’s called a Lifestyle Session. I come to your home and take images of your family and your life. I give you a little preview of what your life looks like from a different point of view. A truly wonderful aspect of this is that I get to experience a moment in my client’s shoes. So one quiet and snowy Sunday I traveled to Mississippi to meet the newest Bell gentleman and extend congratulation to the happy parents. I stood in Greyson’s room for a few seconds and stared at his many books and his baseball themed nursery. I wondered what other adventures would line his walls as he grew, what his first time playing catch in the yard with Chris would be like, and where his story would take him. I imagined that he would sit looking out of his window, the same window his Mom and Dad would look out while holding him, and I wondered what he’d see.

A Boy And His Dog

The Bells have this amazingly protective Boxer. Zoey bonded with Greyson the minute they brought him home. Amelia said that Zoe will check on him to make sure he’s ok when he cries, and that follows them around the house. During our photo session she was always with her people, standing watch over them to make sure the lady with the camera wasn’t up to no good. I laughed because my female basset, Sophie, did the same when we brought our son home from the NICU. They bond with them immediately and treat them as if they are their own baby. Since Zoey is a puppy I guess you can say the two of them will grow up together. And judging by how protective she is of him now, and how much she already loves him, I know those two are going to give Chris and Amelia a run for their money!

The Bells were my first official session of 2018 and I can’t think of a better way to start my year. Take a look at some of my favorites below!

 

ANDREA KING PHOTOGRAPHY | WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER MEMPHIS | MEMPHIS ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER | MEMPHIS PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER | AVAILABLE FOR TRAVEL

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  • Becca - Oh my gosh what a sweet session! Beautiful images Andrea! And the Boxer LoL love her expression, and how protective she is! ReplyCancel

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Brittany and Justus | Maternity Beach Session | Kure Beach, North Carolina

Brittany and Justus are previous clients of mine who are expecting! I was so excited to visit them in Kure Beach, NC and photograph their maternity session!

Road Trips and Good Times

I met Brittany and Justus several years ago when I did their engagement photos and then captured their wedding. They are the kind of clients who turned into friends and I’ve stayed in contact with them since. Justus is an Officer in the Marines (Thank you for your service!!) and has been stationed in Jacksonville, NC at Camp Lejeune. It’s funny because my husband and I were married at the Officer’s club there in 2006 and my father lives about 40 minutes away from Jacksonville in a little beach town. So I know the area quite well and spend a lot of time there.

Last summer while we were vacationing with my Dad I messaged Brittany and asked if they wanted to come over and catch up. It was there I found out they were expecting! I was so excited and even caught up with Brittany and their daughter, Mya, later that year in Mississippi for some gender reveal photos! (Jay had to stay at home in Jacksonville) I was so excited to find out they were expecting another little girl!

Live Oaks and Salty Air

At Brittany’s gender reveal session we planned for a super fun and glamerous maternity session in December! While visiting my dad last year we headed to Fort Fisher in Kure Beach, NC. My husband is a huge history buff and it’s somewhere he’s wanted to visit for awhile. I was more interested in the amazing Live Oak trees that surrounded the fort and lined the beach, and Brittany was too! It was the location she chose for her session. So December came and I packed up my car with my little and headed to NC for some fun!

We got lucky with a windy, but not super cold day. We started on the beach for some fun family shots and Mya had me cracking up the entire time. She is so excited to be a big sister and I could tell right away she loves the beach! Even in the cold she was chasing waves and running up and down the shoreline.

After some family photos Brittany changed into an amazing red dress and Jay put on his dress blues. We spent the sunset shooting in the live oaks while Mya climbed the trees and played around us. It was a pretty amazing trip and I can’t wait to go back later this year and see them again. Brittany is due to deliver any day now and welcome their daughter Avery into the world!

Check out some of my favorites from their session below!

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Amelia & Chris | Maternity Session| Memphis, Tn | Memphis Photographer

I caught up with two of my favorite clients this past December. We spent the day documenting the upcoming birth of their son, Greyson.

Old Friends

You may remember Chris and Amelia Bell. I traveled to Tupelo, Mississippi to capture their wedding day. They are one of my favorite couples that I have gotten to work with! I fell in love with them during their engagement shoot and was just blown away by all the love and warmth that surrounded their wedding day. They are the kind of people that really hug you. You know the ones I’m talking about right? The ones that just pull you and embrace you like old friends. So when I found out they were expecting I was just over the moon for them!

New Adventures

We met right before Christmas to spend the day talking all things babies and taking beautiful pictures. The two were just as cute and laid back as I remember them being. Whenever we’d talk about the baby Chris would have this huge smile that would light up his face. I know they are both incredibly excited for the birth of their little one. As a first time parent it can be incredibly nerve wrecking to think about bringing a child into the world! I remember how nervous I was as my due date approached, but Chris and Amelia seem so much more calm than I was. I know these two are going to be absolutely amazing parents and I know their son is going to be spoiled with love.

Check out some of my favorites below, and be sure to check back later for their newborn session!

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Stephanie & Stephen | Lakeland Couples Session | Memphis Photographer

Stephanie and Steven got family photos for the first time ever this past October! We spent a Sunday evening walking around a park and laughing.

Couples Photos

If you keep up with my blog you’ve read about Stephanie before. She is my gym buddy and a kick ass makeup artist. (She also works at The Skin Clinics and gives one hell of a facial!) She did one of my bride’s makeup a few weeks ago. One day at the gym she and I got to talking about booking a session for her and her husband. They’ve been married for quite some time and don’t have any really nice, formal photos of themselves. I was pretty excited when she mentioned this because (for me) it’s a big deal when my friends trust me with their memories. We talked outfits, location, and what to expect during their time in front of the camera.

A Walk In The Park

Our original date was rained out but I think that was for the best. We ended up having a beautiful Sunday at a local park. It wasn’t hot and it wasn’t cold and the golden hour light was just amazing. We hiked a little ways into the woods and had some fun screaming obscenities to make them chuckle. We wrapped the session as the sun set behind the trees.

We ended up with some insanely beautiful images that I absolutely adore. I’m so honored to have been the one who captured these memories for them. And an added bonus is that they’re displayed in their home already.

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