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Sweet Garden Maternity Session/Charlotte Maternity Photographer
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Sweet Garden Maternity Session/Charlotte Maternity Photographer

I was so excited to meet up with Lia and Kevin at the UNCC Botanical Gardens for an incredibly sweet maternity session. Lia is just weeks away from giving birth, so you would imagine that she wouldn't be feeling the best while we were roaming around finding the best spots to shoot. Not so! She was a trooper, let me tell you, and she is in absolutely amazing shape (with the fitness certifications to prove it)!  Not to mention, Kevin was a total (loving and supportive) rock of a husband during the entire session. I certainly never had to ask him twice to get in close to Lia, he was always more than ready to hug up ...

Joyful Lake O' The Woods Wedding / Warrenton, NC Photographer
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Sweet Garden Maternity Session/Charlotte Maternity Photographer

Coming to you on the blog today is Kizzy and Ralph’s September wedding, which is a serious contender for one of the most fun and honestly laid back weddings I have ever had the chance to not only photograph, but to also attend. And seriously folks, how often do you find a wedding that is laid-back?! From the time we arrived in the early afternoon to start the day to late in the evening, it was a non-stop stream of laughing, dancing, hugging, and love. Mingled in with all the fun & laughter, were some genuinely heartwarming moments, too. Like many couples Ralph & Kizzy had never heard of a "First Look" until I explained it to ...

Say Yes To A Bridal Session!
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Sweet Garden Maternity Session/Charlotte Maternity Photographer

When planning a wedding, oftentimes, bridal decisions are directed by cost even before desire and education. So many couples go without, certified wedding planners, professional makeup artists, and yes even a bridal session due to lack of knowledge and perceived cost. So what is the bridal session? Well, the bridal session is essentially a photoshoot where the bride-to-be will be photographed in her wedding gown, headpiece and/or veil, jewelry, shoes, and flowers. And from this session, the bride-to-be will choose her favorite image to be revealed and displayed at the wedding reception and later on in her home (or in her parent's home, I never got mine, my parents kept it, lol!). So why ...

Greensboro, NC Maternity & Birth Photographer Featured in Toffee & Honey Magazine
Friday, May 25, 2018
Sweet Garden Maternity Session/Charlotte Maternity Photographer

When the work of your hands is to artfully capture and record the lives of others, it is a special blessing for that work to be featured and celebrated. This week, CHillDesigns Photography was featured in the May Motherhood Edition of Toffee and Honey Magazine! This feature is especially sweet because of the subject. You may remember this beautiful momma from the blog as my gorgeous best friend and one of my biggest supporters. So often when maternity, birth, and newborn images are seen, the viewer focuses on the beauty, the anticipation, excitement and happiness of a new life captured in a beautiful image. But what about the rest of the story? I am so grateful that my ...

Sherrel's Class of 2018 Senior Session {Hagan-Stone Park, Greensboro, NC}
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Sweet Garden Maternity Session/Charlotte Maternity Photographer

I first met Sherrel as a young girl in the dance ministry at my church. Coincidentally, four years earlier I had photographed her older brother for his senior pictures. Needless to say, I was so excited when Sherrel let me know that she wanted a CHillDesigns senior session experience as well! Sherrel and I talked and her mom and I texted and emailed and Pinterest inspiration boards were shared. And on session day, let me tell you, Sherrel, brought it! We had an amazing time together, that can only be rivaled by all of the good feels during her In Person Reveal Session where I revealed her final images to her and her mom! I'm so happy that Sherrel and her family invested in a beautiful ...