Baby Ava, 1 Week Old | Upstate Greenville, SC Newborn Lifestyle Photographer

I met Sweet Baby Ava and her mommy and daddy for their in-home newborn portraits in Upstate SC when she was just one week old! This little bitty girl decided she wanted to show up a few weeks early, and even though she caught her sweet parents by surprise, they are all getting settled into their new life with lots of love and sweetness. I love photographing newborn portraits at home…where baby first learns to live and love, where we can capture some great lifestyle moments, and where the family can still hibernate together at home. I hope you will enjoy Miss Ava’s sneak peek…more to come once I finish her entire gallery!

Introducing…Baby Ava, 1 Week Old

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It was super important to get a portrait of the entire family…including Ava’s fur-brother, Cooper. 😉

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Ava’s mommy and her uncle both slept in this cradle when they were babies, too. Ava’s mommy made this sweet animal-themed quilt…but didn’t quite get it finished before Ava made her appearance! She finished quilting just in time for our portraits, though!

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Sweet girl!

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Tiny little eyelashes…

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This next set of portraits are some of my favorite from the day…just sweet moments snuggling with Daddy and Mommy in her nursery.

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Sean and Morgan, I bet Ava has already changed in the week since we took these photos! I hope you are enjoying loving on your precious girl! Thank you again for asking me into your home to capture this amazing time for your family.

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Thanks a bunch,

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

The Sleight Family Portraits at Paris Mountain | Greenville, SC Family Photographer

Cute, cute, cute! This fun family has got the cutest kids with the most gorgeous eyes! I met the Sleight family–grandparents, their grown kids and spouses, and three energetic blond grandchildren–at Paris Mountain State Park in Greenville SC for their extended family portraits. I had forgotten how much I love photographing families at this park; it’s a beautiful, rustic, and laid-back location. Enjoy these sweet portraits!

Introducing…The Sleight Family

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Y’all are too cute!

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I first photographed Miss A when she was just a toddler. She is such a beautiful and sweet little girl now!!

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It was no easy task getting a sibling photo of these two cuties, but I LOVE this one!!

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I could seriously just eat.him.up. Soooooo cute!

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(Mommy feels the same!)

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Papa and his girl

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Another cute blondie!

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These eyes!!

 

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Annnnnd that’s all folks! See ya!!

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~Amy

The Sills’ Magical Maternity Snow Session | Greenville SC Maternity Photographer

This sweet couple, preparing to meet their baby girl this summer, reminded me of why I love being a maternity photographer! There is such magic in the anticipation, the love that creates a family, and the beauty of this time in a couple’s life. Add in glowing late-afternoon light and a trip into the snowy woods during a rare Greenville SC snow storm, and you have a dreamy portrait session filled with magical moments. This sweet couple, Lindsey and Scott, are the kind of people who you just know are all kinds of good. They are fun and kind with each other, they give generously, and they bring out the best in one another and those around them. From the moment we started talking, they just inspired me to give more freely, and I am absolutely certain they will bring out that kind of good in their baby girl.

Introducing, The Sill Family…

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Y’all are just beautiful together!!

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I have been SO excited that my husband Tony is beginning to shoot with me! I always love the intimacy that a Second Shooter can capture when they aren’t directing the scene. This image below is one of his.

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Swoon! This glowy moment is just perfect. This is my angle…

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…and this is my Tony’s angle.

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This photo may not be “technically perfect,” but I just love the happy seen here!

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Another of Tony’s shots…

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I love it when a photo can communicate something without even showing anyone’s face.

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I looooooove this one!

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I know this is one of Lindsey’s favorites. There’s just something I love about capturing the way a couple looks at one another. LOVE.

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Hello, Sassy Mama!!

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Beautiful mama-to-be

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LOVE this next series…

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SO cute, you two!

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And finally, my super-favorites. This light?? Really?? And these two sweet parents-to-be?? Nothing but glow here, guys.

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This. Favorite.

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Scott and Lindsey, thank you for sharing your love and your kindness with my camera. You guys are truly going to be amazing parents. (I mean, you already know the art of bribery, right??? 😉 ) I am so thrilled that you trekked over during the Snowpocalypse of 2014 and trusted my vision for this portrait session.  Y’all have something special, and I hope that these photos capture that in some small way.

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Snow Day Family Portraits! | Greenville SC Family Photographer

We don’t see much snow here in Greenville South Carolina, so everyone is making the most of our Snow Day and “Snowpocalypse 2014!” Our neighbors asked me to photograph some family portraits for them during the snow “event”–yay! It made my camera happy to shoot them in this gorgeous snow storm, and it made my heart happy because these are their FIRST family portraits ever. I love being able to document the love and fun between family members, and knowing that this is the first time that’s been captured for a family makes it even more special. Frank, Leigh, and Gracie are such great neighbors. Tony and I may not live in the fanciest house in the most exclusive neighborhood, but our little street sure does look out for one another, and that’s pretty awesome these days!

**Y’all, I loved this session so much that I’m offering mini-sessions for as long as the snow sticks around! Please contact me for this special rate–a rate that I have never offered before!! I will shoot whenever it is safe for you to get to my house and for as long as the snow is pretty. Don’t miss this special opportunity! 🙂 amy@amycliftonkeely.com **

Introducing: The McCalls in the Snow, 2014

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No doubt, this shot of them just loving on each other is one of my favorites of the day!!

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Sweet Daddy’s Girl!

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Another favorite! Gracie is so much fun, and I love this little crooked grin. 🙂

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And her lashes??

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This right here is Miss Gracie all the way…always putting on a show!

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So sweet!

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Love this one too!

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Love, love these next two moments!

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And my favorite of Frank and Leigh. SO good of you guys!!

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Another sweet little family moment…

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Friends, don’t wait until the snow is all gone! Schedule your Snowpocalypse 2014 Session now!! As always, you can hit “like” below for this post to show up in your facebook newsfeed, you can hover over a photo to “Pin It” to Pinterest, and you can leave a comment below to show us some love! Stay warm, y’all and enjoy this beautiful snow!

–Amy