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I find it hard to believe that seven years have passed since I made the decision to pursue my dream of becoming a photographer. Even though it has been challenging, I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute. I have had some amazing clients to photograph, and have made some lifelong friends. When the photos session is over, I can't wait to get home and upload the photos to see what I was able to capture. I love the finished product. A few years ago, I began blogging but have fallen behind in this area. I promise I will try to dedicate more time to my blog, so others can get to know the wonderful clients I am photographing. Many of them have interesting stories to tell. I also think it is interesting to see how couples met, and of their plans for the future. I am available most days to photograph you and your loved ones. Message or call for an appointment. View more on my website at

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Awaiting Cooper's Arrival

A precious couple, whose wedding I photographed in 2009, are expecting a bundle of joy in a little over a week.  Halee and Brandon Whitesides were married in October 2009 at a beautiful historical home in Morganton.  I got to know them pretty well by doing their engagement photos, bridals, and the wedding photos.  I have stayed in touch with them through facebook, which seems to be the way of communication these days, lol !  When I heard they were expecting a baby boy, I was so happy for them.  Soon after they found out they were expecting, they were told baby Cooper had a neural tube defect. Of course, they were initially in shock.  Halee has documented their journey and challenges by writing a journal at  I have eagerly awaited new posts in the journal, and have enjoyed reading about Cooper's progress. 

About a month ago, I was blessed to do maternity photos with Halee and Brandon.  We took them at the library where Halee works. I will be posting a few of the photos below. Cooper is scheduled to be delivered by c-section next week, March 17, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.  I will be traveling to Charlotte early that morning to take photos soon after the birth.  I am so excited to be able to document this special time in their lives, and to finally meet baby Cooper.  I am certain he is going to be one spoiled little boy, ha !  Everyone please keep them all in your prayers. 

To view more photos of Halee and Brandon's maternity session, visit and look under Featured galleries.