Reaves’ Rock Quarry First Birthday | Greenville Family Photographer

Sometimes I’m a little bit biased when I photograph families and their little ones, and Reaves’ first birthday is definitely one of those times! This gal is mine and Tony’s sweet niece, and she is the cutest, spunkiest little thing. I was photographing a wedding on the day of her birthday party, but I was OK with that because we had planned for me to photograph her on her actual first birthday….but remember those crazy tornadoes that Greenville SC had in April? Yeah, those came on her birthday. We had to wait a couple of extra weeks to reschedule her one-year portraits and cake smash session, but it was worth the wait. The light and flowers in the Rock Quarry Garden were just perfect, and Reaves was SO cute in her little Southern bonnet.  It has been so fun watching Nick and Alicia settle into their role as parents over the past year; they are patient, caring, and fun with their baby girl. I’m excited to show off how sweet they all are together!

Introducing….Reaves’ One Year Portraits

Love love LOVE this cutie!

Oh my goodness, I just love this series of Nick and Reaves together!

Time for some sweet mama-love with Alicia.

How adorable is this little smirk?? Reaves’ expressions just crack me up!

Classic sweetness!

Some random people were walking through the Rock Quarry Garden while we were taking these portraits, and Reaves totally hammed it up for them, giggling and blowing kisses! Too cute, right??

Those big blue eyes, y’all!!

We ended the session with a little bit of cake smashing and icing-eating. Happy First Birthday, Reaves!!

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–Amy

McGrath Family 50th Anniversary Portraits | Downtown Greenville SC Family Photographer

My grandparents were married 65 years, my parents are about to hit 42 years, and Tony and I have been married for a whopping 19 months. It was so special for me to be the McGraths’ family photographer for their 50th anniversary celebration in Downtown Greenville SC. Marriage is a wild and crazy and wonderful ride, and it is such a gift for a family to have the influence of parents and grandparents with long, successful  marriages. To celebrate their parents’ 50th anniversary just before Christmas, the McGraths planned a whole afternoon of surprises, including a sleigh ride with Santa himself, dinner out, and a surprise family portrait session. What better way to celebrate this milestone for their family than with new memories and the photographs to preserve them?

Introducing, the McGrath Family | 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration | Downtown Greenville SC

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The whole family! I love their Christmasy wardrobes!

 

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Parents and Siblings

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The Grandkids

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So a little explanation may be needed on this photo, haha! Big sister is graduating from high school this year and will be leaving for college, so Mom and Dad are doing their best to hang on to their baby girl. And her brothers? Well, I’m sure they’ll miss her too. Right?? 😉

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I love the timeless look of this portrait.

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50 years and still having tons of fun together!

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The Family Tree

 

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Brothers…

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…and all the girls.

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Happy, Happy Anniversary Mr and Mrs McGrath! Wishing you and your family many years to come of happiness, love, and laughter.

 

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Happy New Year everyone!

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To view the McGrath Family’s complete portrait gallery, please CLICK HERE. You may contact the family for the password.

Also, click below for a sweet little slideshow of their session. And as always, please leave a comment below to show us some love!

The Klein Family | Downtown Greenville SC Family Portrait Photographer

This family was so much fun to photograph in Downtown Greenville SC! They gathered in Greenville from various parts of the east coast to celebrate Thanksgiving together, and they wanted to capture their special family bonds with a portrait session. We wandered through Falls Park, the Liberty Bridge, and the Peace Center–several of the highlights of Downtown Greenville. I loved laughing and talking to this family, and we quickly discovered that we have some mutual acquaintances….I love 6 degrees of separation stories, we’re all connected! 🙂 Kleins, I hope that you enjoy these photos and the fun memories that accompany them. It was truly a pleasure meeting you and photographing this time in your lives.

Introducing: The Klein Family, Downtown Greenville SC

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I think it is so important to continue photographing your family even after the kids are grown! Every phase of a family’s life is special and important, not just when they’re “little.” The Kleins celebrated their relationships with Mom and Dad, son Paul, and Aunt Sara. I loved it!!

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This shot is definitely a favorite–brother and sister, mom and son.

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Seriously Kleins, y’all are so cute!!

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Paul with his parents

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Mom and Dad, nephew Paul and Aunt Sara

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Sweet grown-up siblings!

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To view the Kleins’ entire Proof Gallery, please CLICK HERE. Contact the family for their password! 😉

You may also view their full session in the video slideshow below. Enjoy! And as always, please leave a comment below to show us some love!