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.

Fall Family Generations Portraits in Asheville NC Botanical Gardens

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!

Fall Family Generations Portraits in Asheville NC Botanical Gardens

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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Fall Family Generations Portraits in Asheville NC Botanical Gardens

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

Fall Family Generations Portraits in Asheville NC Botanical Gardens

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–Amy

Campbells Covered Bridge Family Portraits | Greer SC

In the fall in the Upstate of SC, there are few things more picturesque than Campbells Covered Bridge family portraits! The Brookshires are an amazing, supportive, sweet family to photograph, and it’s been such a treat to watch their family grow. I first met them for Ava’s newborn portraits, and I got to meet sweet Erin when she, too, was just a few days old. <3 We had lots of fun in the beautiful fall leaves celebrating Erin’s First Birthday and capturing them as a family of four! (And full disclosure: I am a TERRIBLE blogger. This session is one of MANY that I’m “catching up on” posting. Erin is almost 2 now. Oopsie!)

Introducing….The Brookshires, Campbells Covered Bridge Family Portraits

Life, totally unposed and unscripted, but completely perfect anyway!

I love these sweet, snugly moments…

BE STILL MY HEART! How stinking adorable is Big Sis Ava giving her Baby Sis a little tickle on the chin?

Ava | Quiet and thoughtful, then giggly and spunky

After viewing Erin’s newborn portraits, Mom noticed that in the “sweet” sister shots, Ava was actually poking Erin in the ear. We laughed and laughed about that, and then during this cute family moment, Erin put big sis’s finger right on in her mouth. Haha! Tradition, I suppose. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Erin | Sweet and serious, with adorable cheeks for days!

“Sisters share childhood memories and grown-up dreams.” –Anonymous

Hands down, this was Mom & Dad’s favorite photo from their Campbells Covered Bridge family portraits. I think that in this moment they see their girls becoming friends, learning and leading, and building a sweet bond to last a lifetime.

The lighting inside the covered bridge is SO pretty and dramatic. I love how these rich black & white photos showcase that light, but mostly how they show off these girls’ fun little personalities!

This portrait session wasn’t *just* a family shoot–it was also the day before Erin’s First Birthday! Erin’s Mommy has started her own bakery, and her cakes and cookies are SO CUTE. Check her out at 2 Sweets Bakery! I would alllllllllmost feel badly to eat her adorable frosted cookies, but I do love a good, soft sugar cookie so I’m thinking I could make an exception.ย Erin’s smash cake was also almost too pretty to eat, but she dug into it anyway. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Campbells Covered Bridge Family Portraits Cake Smash

Happy First Birthday, Erin!

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