Tree Farm Maternity Portraits | Greenville SC Photographer


When your adorable baby bump coincides with Christmas, tree farm maternity portraits are the perfect way to capture this special time! The wonderful folks at Star Crest Christmas Tree Farm in Easley SC were so easy to work with and opened up their sweet little farm for Nick, Alicia, and big sister Reaves’ maternity portraits. I love love photographing this growing family…and not just because they are my in-laws! ๐Ÿ˜‰ They are super photogenic, Pinterest-dressed, and their home is FULL of printed photos. If you know anything at all about me and my process, you know I am passionate about getting tangible products into your hands…but that is another post! Anyway, Alicia is so sweet to always choose me to capture their most special moments, including Reaves’ newborn and 1-year portraits. You can also see their birth announcement photosย and gender reveal photos, all taken by moi, on Alicia’s beautifully-written blog. It was windy and chilly on the afternoon of their maternity portraits, but that just meant for snugly poses and warm blankets.

Introducing….the Keelys’ Tree Farm Maternity Portraits

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I don’t wanna have to pick, BUT if I could only ever photograph one thing for the rest of my career, it would probably be mamas and their children. I love this sweet little moment between Alicia and Reaves. And this light at the tree farm? Perfection!!

Again, THIS LIGHT!! This is basically my dream lighting. I love glowy, backlit portraits so much!

Can we PLEASE talk about her little tippy toes? Dying from the cuteness!

Told ya’ it was cold!! (But how cute and snugly??)

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Coming Soon…The Liner Twins!! | Greenville SC Maternity Photographer


Back in middle school and high school, long before my photography career, I had quite the successful stint as a babysitter. I read the “Babysitters Club” books, I made up my own tote bag of books and games to take with me, and every weekend was filled with jobs caring for little ones from my neighborhood and church. One day, a mama from around the corner called me and asked if I could babysit her daughter, Morgan. She said, “She’s two and a half and a ball of fire!” I said “yes” to the babysitting job, and that sweet, brave, happy girl became like family to me; I was at their house regularly until I went away to college.

Now, Morgan is all grown up, but she’s still a ball of fire, still sweet, still brave, and still one of the happiest, kindest people you will ever meet. She and her husband Robert are expecting miracle twins, and I LOVED the opportunity to photograph these mountain-lovers’ maternity portraits at Bald Rock in Greenville SC. Truly, these precious babies–one boy, one girl–have been prayed over, wished for, dreamed of, waited on, hoped for for years. They will be so incredibly loved; they already are.

Coming Soon…The Liner Twins!

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Love, love LOVE this one!

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Can’t decide…color or b&w. What’s your favorite?? Either way, I love this sweet shot!

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Morgan, my sweet friend, you are a beautiful, glowing Mama!

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Morgan looks just like her mama in this shot!!

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I’m envious of anyone who has a good non-smiling face, because well, my own just doesn’t look this classic and fierce. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Spring is [finally] in the air! Morgan and Robert were trusting enough to follow me down the mountain into a parking lot for this last set of photos. I’m so glad they did!!

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And then this happened… much happy!

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Morgan, Robert, and your sweet families: I am so happy to have just a small part in celebrating your joy over these two precious little lives. I hope these photos will always bring you happy memories of fulfilled prayers and dreams that came true.

To view Morgan and Robert’s complete proofs, CLICK HERE. Password is Morgan’s maiden name.

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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??? ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) I am so thrilled that you trekked over during the Snowpocalypse of 2014 and trusted my vision for this portrait session. ย Y’all have something special, and I hope that these photos capture that in some small way.

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If you’d like to see The Sills’ complete PROOF GALLERY, you can Click Here. Password is Lindsey’s maiden name.

Coming Soon……sooner than we expected! Baby Emery | Greenville SC Maternity Photographer



I usually title my maternity sessions as “Coming Soon….” sessions. I had Baby Emery’s due date listed on my calendar as today so that I would be sure to get his mommy and daddy’s maternity portraits online before he arrived. Well……..this little guy had his own schedule! Last night as I was finishing up his edits, I got an email from Mommy that Baby showed up just four days after our session! I hate that their maternity pics didn’t make it online while mom was still expecting, but I’m SO glad that we did these before baby was born! Be on the lookout for his newborn pictures….those are “coming soon” as well. ๐Ÿ˜‰

This one is SUCH a favorite. I loooooooove it like crazy!



Another favorite! Mom and Dad Emery are just beautiful…




After a quick outfit change for Mom, we shot a few more casual and sweet portraits. I love all of these…can’t pick just one favorite from this set!




I think this is what love looks like….safe, content, comfortable, happy.


Congratulations Emery Family! I’m so excited to meet Baby Emery this week and photograph all three of you guys. Enjoy your maternity portraits…it’s hard to believe how much your life changed just a few days after these pics.

UPDATE: To view all of the Emery’s proofs, you may CLICK HERE. Password for the proof gallery is baby’s first name.

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Coming Soon…Baby McBryde | Greenville, SC Maternity Photographer


Can I just tell you how much I am LOVING Sammy and Craig’s “Coming Soon” maternity portraits?? I wanted to post their entire set of proofs; I love these pictures that much! You’ve already seen their Sneak Peek HERE, and from the comments, I see that you all feel the same way! THANKS for all the blog-love for us!


I am finding that I really enjoy maternity photography…there is something special and fresh about documenting a “new” family in an artistic way. There is so much excitement and love and dreams for the future and of course that “glow.” Becoming parents is a once- or twice-in-a-lifetime experience (or many more if you’re a Duggar ๐Ÿ˜‰ …), and I think it is really important to preserve that time. If you or someone you know has a new addition “Coming Soon,” please send them my way!

Oops, I digress. I met Sammy and Craig up at his aunt’s north Greenville mountain home on a sunny but cool late-spring day. Their property has all sorts of neat spots for portraits…a gurgling stream, little cabins, an arbor, and groves of trees with ah-ma-zing light. I think we used all of them! Sammy was 34 weeks on the day of our session. Did I mention that I love these portraits??? Here goes…







I’m pretty sure I was screaming and squealing during this entire portion of our shoot. Sometimes I do that, LOL! It’s just hard to contain myself when I see stuff like this through my camera…






Adore. So completely cute! I didn’t even notice the smiley face on the tree stump until I got home after the portrait session, but it just sums up these last shots…


If you’re like me and you just can’t get enough of these maternity portraits, you can CLICK HERE for Sammy & Craig’s complete proof gallery. Password is the name of the little town where Craig’s aunt lives.

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