Life with a toddler is one of constant motion. So why spend an hour forcing your unstoppable toddler to sit still and smile for the camera? In lieu of traditional family portraits, this Chapel Hill family understand the futility of "posing" and chose to document a robust slice of daily life with their young daughter and three fur-children. In just 90 minutes I witnessed the whole gamut of little Adelaide's emotions- from elation over swinging at her favorite park to a full-scale meltdown in her upstairs playroom. I photographed their cats lurking in the background, their pup graciously allowing Adelaide to walk him, and all the moments in between. I think everyone was exhausted by the end...even the cats.

Nate + Melissa, thank you so much for inviting me to peek into your daily life and capture just a small portion of it! It's always a joy to tap into my photojournalistic roots and document all the fabulous moments happening around me, just as they are. I had so much fun with you and hope you love these photos!

To view all of the photos from this session and order prints, please visit the full gallery in our print shop!

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AuthorCourtney Potter
Categoriesnot newborn

Baby Eleanor was a holiday baby, born on December 22, 2016 to her proud parents Andrew and Alyssa of Durham. Since her adoring grandparents were in town for the holidays, we turned her newborn session into a mini-family shoot with both sets of grandparents and her uncle....plus one photobombing horse! :)

Eleanor's extended family rented the beautiful, rustic Mountain View Farm for their stay in NC, so we decided to use this gorgeous property for the photo session. With ample natural light and beautiful outdoor vistas, it was the perfect spot for Eleanor's debut photo shoot!

Andrew + Alyssa, thank you for inviting The Birth Collective to document your sweet family, and for being so patient with all of the costume changes and feedings. :) I had a blast with you and hope you cherish these photos for years to come!

To view all of the photos from this session and order prints, please visit the full gallery in our print shop!

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AuthorCourtney Potter
Categoriesnewborn
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