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Celebrating Graduation with a Senior Portrait

June 6th, 2014

I was so honored to photograph my friend’s daughter  to celebrate her graduation from high school. We had a great time, and the garden provided a beautiful and relaxing setting. We came away with a set of portraits that will be cherished for years to come. Thank you for the opportunity to spend time with you, we had so much fun! Congratulations on your graduation and best wishes as you start your college years! And here are some of our favorites from our garden portrait session ~

 

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A Very Special Day

May 11th, 2014

Today is Mother’s Day – a day to honor all mothers. I wish you all a happy day!  Last month, we celebrated a little early, with an afternoon of mini-portrait sessions to benefit The Lunch Project, at the McGill Rose Garden. For three years we have been photographing beautiful families in a lovely urban garden to support The Lunch Project.  We raised $850, which supports ten days of lunches for the school children in Lemanyata School in Arusha, Tanzania ~ 9000 lunches!

I am so honored to support The Lunch Project and all my wonderful friends that are volunteering in so many ways to build this philanthropic effort. And I am thankful. Many thanks to Rebecca Wofford for having the vision and courage to start The Lunch Project; to Kate Hindin for her tremendous support and good cheer; to Karisa Pennell who makes it possible for us to hold our event at the McGill Rose Garden; and to my sweet family ~ with me every step of the way. And last but not least, thank you to all the families that participated in our mini portrait sessions. We had so much fun ~ and here are some images from our special day:

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Meet me in the Rose Garden

February 11th, 2014

It’s hard to imagine the fragrance of roses with snow in our future, but before we know it spring will show her beautiful blooms. For a third year in a row I’ll be offering mini-portrait sessions at the McGill Rose Garden to benefit The Lunch Project, a Charlotte based philanthropic organization.

In honor of Mother’s Day, I will be offering 15 minute mini-portrait sessions to families and children on Sunday April 6, from 3-6 pm. The sessions are $100 and $85 from each session will be directly donated to The Lunch Project in your name (to cover the cost of feeding a hot lunch to the entire school!)  Each participant will receive a gift print,  just in time for Mother’s Day (May 11).

The Lunch Project has a simple goal  - to give children the fuel to learn.  The Lunch Project also works to inspire service in elementary school children in the U.S and aspires to be a platform for child philanthropy for global hunger relief in the schools.  For several years, The Lunch Project has supported the Lemanyata Primary School near Arusha Town in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania with regular hot lunches. Recently, the model of The Lunch Project was adopted by Matimu Primary School in the Arusha District.

Please mark your calendars for Sunday afternoon April 6 ~ and email me with your preferred time ~ nanine@naninephoto.com. I look forward to working with you and your families to benefit Tanzanian school children!

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Gorgeous Fall Family Portraits

November 5th, 2013

Fall is a wonderful time for family portraits and I had so much fun photographing this sweet family in their garden. This is our second portrait session in a couple of years and it was great to spend time together in the fall leaves! The boys are growing up so nicely. Mom came to the studio yesterday and narrowed down her portrait selections and it was great to have a chance to catch up, just the two of us. I still have session times available this fall, in time for the holiday season, so give me a call in the studio at 704.909.9963 or email me at nanine@naninephoto.com to inquire about a portrait session. I would love to work with you! In the meantime, please enjoy viewing our favorites from her family’s portrait session ~

 

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Celebrating Your Senior

October 1st, 2013


Congratulations, mom and dad, the moment you have been waiting for has finally arrived! Your child will be graduating from high school and there is so much to celebrate! Consider booking a portrait session to honor your child at this very special time in their life. This may also be a great time to photograph the whole family. You’ll want to supplement the standard school photos to celebrate this milestone with unique images. Fall or Spring are great seasons for outdoor portraits. I love photographing seniors ~ it’s such an exciting time and I enjoy bringing out the best in each of them. Along with your wall portraits, you’ll want some beautiful custom designed graduation announcements. Here is a sneak peek of what I’ve been up to  ~  As always, designs may be customized to produce a unique keepsake and announce your special news! ~ So please contact me to book your senior portrait session at 704.909.9963 OR send me an email ~ nanine@naninephoto.com ~ I would love to hear from you!

 

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An Early Morning Stroll in the Garden

September 10th, 2013

I had so much fun photographing three siblings in the garden. We chose the early morning hour for the best light and optimum time (right after breakfast)! The colors were gorgeous, the light so soft and their smiles so sweet. I photographed this lovely family when their little brother was a baby and I hope to return again and again! I love watching my client families grow up so nicely. And these are my favorite images from their garden portrait session ~


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Sweet Girl & Her Cello

September 3rd, 2013

I was delighted to photograph this sweet girl and her cello. We decided to photograph both indoors and outside among the trees. She is beautiful, confident and passionate about her music.  I wanted to show all of that in her portrait. We had a lot of fun that day,  and here are some of my favorites from our session!

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Welcome to the World ~ Sweet Little Newborn

August 6th, 2013

I was delighted to photograph sweet baby M last week and her parents and older brother! We had a great time photographing indoors, outdoors, in color, and my favorite – b&w- to capture her preciousness on day seven of her life. What a privilege it was to spend time with this beautiful family. I was so honored to photograph these moments. And without further ado, here are my favorite images from our afternoon portrait session ~

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A Twilight Portrait Session in the Park

July 16th, 2013

I enjoyed photographing these three sweet siblings in the park at twilight. The sun was setting, the light gorgeous and what a beautiful setting! I love bringing out the best in each child, to create a lasting keepsake. And here are some of my favorite images from our session in the park:

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Happy Mother’s Day

May 12th, 2013

Happy Mother’s Day everyone! Today we’ll take time to smell the roses and stroll the paths at the McGill Rose Garden in Charlotte, a Mother’s Day family tradition. If you have not been, please consider visiting today or any other day. It’s a lovely city block filled with roses and lots of other flowers, trees, bushes, grasses, sculptures and even a rail car. An oasis in the city, an unexpected surprise, a place of peace and contemplation. Last month I spent an afternoon photographing ten mini-portrait sessions to benefit The Lunch Project, a Charlotte based philanthropy that helps feed school children in Tanzania a hot lunch. I am thrilled to write a check today that will support ten lunch days at the Lemanyata School or 9,000 lunches. It costs $85 to feed 900 children a lunch. Please visit The Lunch Project on Facebook or their website to learn more about this wonderful organization. Our portrait mini-sessions included children, families, moms, dads, dogs, giant cookies and lots of laughs. It was a fun day and everyone received a matted gift print ready for gift giving or for keeping. Here are some portraits from our special day in the garden ~

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