Generations Portraits | Asheville NC Botanical Gardens

I talk all the time about how much I love photographing Generations Portraits! It’s just so special to have entire families–from grandparents to new babies–all together to love on each other and to make memories together. As families get busier and more spread out, it is that much more meaningful to document the times when we’re all together under one roof, healthy and happy. The Ely Family has a wonderful tradition of coming together in the North Carolina Mountains, and last Thanksgiving was the second time they asked me to document their time together. This time, they were celebrating the addition of sweet Andrew, who is ADORED by the entire family but especially by his three precious big sisters. It was so special to see them all laughing and snuggling on a beautiful fall day at the Botanical Gardens in Asheville NC.

Introducing….The Elys’ Generations Portraits in Asheville NC

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Oh how I love these sweet “in-between” moments during photo sessions. Of course everybody loves a good smiling-at-the-camera portrait, but in 10, 20, 40 years from now, seeing how your grandpa grinned at you, or how you looked up adoringly at your grandmother will mean much, much more than perfectly placed hands and “nice” smiles. These memories and the emotions connected to these memories are why I do what I do.

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Fall in the Carolinas is theeeeeeeeee best. I mean, this light is so amazing. And nobody is even wearing a coat in November! How can you not feel happy and in love with life??

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Grandparent Love is like no other kind of love.

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These sisters are so sweet, so polite, so sincere. And how about the dimples???

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Baby Andrew got some time to shine! As the newest member of the family, he is so incredibly loved. As the baby brother to THREE sisters, he is never without a pair of arms to hold him or a smile to brighten his face.

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Look at this happy boy!

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Now I have no idea what goes on behind closed doors (or how this will change once he’s getting into their dolls and toys!), but I can tell you that during our portrait session, Andrew’s sisters were genuinely in.love with him.

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And last but not least, one of my very favorites from the entire day!

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As always, you can click “like” to share this post to Facebook, and it makes us feel all warm and fuzzy when you leave comments below. If YOUR family is going to be together for the holidays, contact me now to book Generations Portraits with your crew!

–Amy

The Suttles Family Portraits | Asheville NC Family Photographer

It is so special to watch a family grow and change through their portraits over the years, and I have been lucky enough to photograph this adorable family through some milestones! I first met them 5 1/2 years ago for maternity portraits and then Liam’s newborn session (check it out–he was delivered via FedEx!!). It was wonderful to catch up at the Asheville NC Arboretum recently to document them as a family of four. The Suttles Family is full of love and energy, positivity, and tons of fun.

Introducing….The Suttles Family

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On these next two of sweet Miss M, I couldn’t decide between Black & White or Color…which is your favorite??

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Same dilemma for big brother Liam…Color or B&W?

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Couple of cuties right here!

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I loooooove this sweet series of M and Mommy!

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Mom and Dad have been a couple since they were a whopping 13 years old! I love their love story of growing up together and loving through the years. During every family session, I think it’s ALWAYS important to photograph just mom and dad, even if the kids are running around like crazy behind the scenes, because this love, this connection is where their family began.

 

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These guys are happy together!

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This series just cracks me up!! 🙂

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And finally, I saved my favorite family portrait for the end. I love this shot!

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If you would like to view the Suttles Family’s complete session, please CLICK HERE for their proof gallery. Password is mom’s maiden name.

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Thanks a bunch,

Amy