Charlotte, Ryan, Charles and Oliver

It was hard to believe that while others in North Carolina were inside, seeking cover from the intensity of Hurricane Irene, Ryan, Charlotte, Charles, Oliver and I were enjoying a dry, breezy morning in Charlotte.  We explored a maze, pretend fished in some water, road scooters, played with bubbles, tossed balloons and laughed.   You’ll notice immediately that this family is unbelievably cute {I just loved all their locks…and immediately wished I’d arrived looking as amazing as Charlotte did in her bright yellow dress and killer boots}. They are also incredibly relaxed — which made me feel sad when I learned that they are moving to Richmond in a couple of months (would love to photograph this family again and again and again and again).

As I pulled out of their driveway after the session, one of their sweet neighbors mentioned how much they’d be missed when they move.  Can’t even imagine how many others in Charlotte share the same sentiment — I’m sure many.  So glad that these photos can serve as a way of remembering a home so dear to their hearts.  Here are a few shots from our time together.

In my mind I’m goin’ to Carolina
Can’t you see the sunshine
Can’t you just feel the moonshine
Ain’t it just like a friend of mine
To hit me from behind
Yes I’m goin’ to Carolina in my mind  ~ James Taylor

tricia williams - love all of the smiles! you can tell they had a blast with you. adore the b&w one of the little boy holding mom’s hands and looking up.September 5, 2011 – 6:59 am

anne - yes, kate that’s the one. sad this fun mom is moving away. such great shots and the red head/freckles gets to me. just a perfect shoot with this fam. love the mom son ones.September 2, 2011 – 5:45 pm

Kate Lee - feel like this family is model worthy…like for a j.crew ad! totally have seen charlotte at PH i believe and in fact I feel like I was just talking about her last night with jackie john a good friend of hers…the curls are to die for! beautiful shots BB. what a great memory of Charlotte (the town:)) to take with themSeptember 1, 2011 – 12:24 pm

Suzanne - absolutely beautiful!! love all the curls!August 31, 2011 – 9:28 am

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