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Why I LOVE Black & Whites!

A Classic Black & White Portrait…SWOON! Seriously, a black and white image gives me all the feels. They evoke so much emotions.  But why? What does a black and white have that a color images doesn’t? And what makes a stunning black and white portrait? Lighting Lighting is SO important! Light airy images and dramatic...

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Before & After Edits

A Little Before & After Magic All photographers strive for perfect shot in camera.  It makes the editing faster. But, perfect shots in camera are not always possible.  There are so many factors that go into the perfect shot. Lighting, composition, expressions, angles, white balance…the list goes on and on. When all those things align...

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Some Simple What to Wear Tips

Does booking a photo session make you panic because you NEVER know what to wear? You can rest easy! Let me give you some simple what to wear tips to make your family look picture perfect! Here are a few key things when choosing what to wear: 1. Go shopping in your own closet first....

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In Home Newborn Photographer – Pinehurst

  This was pretty much a dream. I have followed Sabrina Gebhardt Photography on social media for a LONG time! I have always loved her style, but it wasn’t what I was doing. Then, I got tickets to the RISE conference in Dallas.  And a light bulb went off!  Sabrina is in Fort Worth and...

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Baby Photographer Southern Pines

As some of you may know, I have started to offer in-home newborn sessions.  I love bring a Baby Photographer in Southern Pines and surrounding areas and I am thrilled to give my clients this option. What’s different about these sessions? You don’t have to leave your house!  I come to you. I use natural...

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Southern Pines Family Photographer

Southern Pines Family Photographer Early morning light, blooming trees and a sweet smiley baby is just what this Southern Pines family photographer likes! I often get asked which light I like better early morning or “golden hour” right before sunset.  And I’ll be honest that a tough one to answer!  I like the time of...

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Pinehurst Lifestyle Newborn Session

Pinehurst Lifestyle Newborn Session An in-home newborn session isn’t all the about the baby, but they are certainly the littlest star of the show, When I arrived at this family of four’s Pinehurst home, I was welcomed by big brother who I photographed a s a newborn not too long ago! He took about a...

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Month of the Military Child – Fort Bragg

PURPLE UP – It’s Month of the Military Child – Fort Bragg Edition! After being a military spouse for 22 + years, moving four times and raising three “military brats”, I felt a desire to give back to the military community. My family has been stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina for 10 years. It...

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Family Photography Studio – Pinehurst

It’s winter.  It’s cold and at times really rainy. Lucky for my clients, I have a studio that is PERFECT for a family photography studio session! Family Portraits First This session was actually the last session in in a Watch Me Grow package – three sessions in the first year. So, it was a one...

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Newborn Lifestyle Photography

This was a different kind of session for me – Newborn Lifestyle Photography isn’t usually my thing.  I do studio newborn sessions. But, this was a special session and I created my own kind of lifestyle session. My cousin, Jamie, and his wife were expecting twins!  They have two older daughters and were soon to...

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How to Design Your Nursery with Wall Art

How To Design Your Nursery with Wall ArtThe reason you get that “ooooo” moment when you see art in a room is because of how it’s coordinated. A great room has been styled throughout every inch. So, take time to think about these elements in the room a little bit:First… Decide WHERE you want the...

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Baby Photography

Why are babies ages 6-8 months so deliciously perfect? They can do so much, but for the most part keep still! Baby photography is one of my favorite things. Baby sessions can occur anytime in the first year – newborn, sitter, one year and any other milestone you want to capture. After a newborn session,...

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5 Tips for Hiring a Newborn Photographer

5 Tips for Hiring a Newborn Photographer Congratulations! What an exciting time! Being an expectant mom can be overwhelming. Everyone has advice and is more than willing to share it. Sometimes it is super helpful and, let’s face it, sometimes not so much. NPS Photography wants to fall into the SUPER HELPFUL category by providing...

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“I’m Not a Wall Art Kind of Person” – Album Options

NPS Photography Album Options I hear this a lot. “I’m not not a wall art kind of person” or “We just don’t have much wall space for wall art”. I understand. With open floor plans in newer homes, wall space is very limited. And many people simply prefer paintings on their walls and smaller framed...

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Child Photography Outdoor in Moore County

Mr. S was one of my first Simply Newborn Sessions. He was amazing and even flashed a smile during his session. With every newborn session, you are given the option to upgrade to a Watch Me Grow Package (adding a sitting-up and one year session). That’s just what his parents did! And because he LOVES...

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Child Birthday Photos in Pinehurst

It’s my birthday! My FIRST Birthday! And I got to celebrate with child birthday photos in NPS Photography’s Pinehurst Studio! How is it possible that Mr. A is one!?! I literally just did his newborn session. And just like that, he’s one! I have been photographing his big sister since she was born and she...

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