A Morning with the Nikolichs | Greensboro Raleigh Family Portrait Photographer

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Many moons ago, the Momma of this awesome family & I were roommates.

 A little history : Just out of college we had placed an ad in the paper for a fourth roommate (yes, we were broke), and she answered.  We became fast & fabulous friends.  A few years later she moved to another state, and I think I have seen her once or twice in the past 20 or so  years!  You know how some people you can just pick up where you left off?  Well, she’s definitely one of those people.  I am SO excited they are back in NC, and she has a truly awesome family.  Handsome & kind as can be hubby, and two active & adorable boys.  Life is good!

She asked me if I’d travel her way to capture some moments of their day, and I happily obliged.  It was a super fun (and slightly exhausting – all that young energy !) morning.  I love those boys and can’t wait to spend more time with them this summer!

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This is not a park, but their backyard!  What an amazing landscape we had to work with.

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All of these pictures make me smile, but this one really gets me every time!

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A perfect pair 🙂

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I LOVE this one, how you can see the edge of her smiling face.

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Sweet fun on Daddy’s shoulders 🙂

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Snack time … oh those eyes!  I just had to pick up my camera and take this shot.

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Time to play out front – they were excited to ride their bikes!

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Ooops, someone ran over Mommy’s foot and got a time out … I couldn’t resist 🙂

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Beautiful Momma and her boys – I think this pictures says it all!

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One more place we wanted to visit, the neighborhood park just around the corner …

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Hello little toes 🙂

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The were pretty over pictures at this point, so I had them playing peek out from behind Mom & Dad for this shot!

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Your gorgeous J & I love you!

~Kathy

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Nikolich Family Session Preview | Raleigh Greensboro Family Portrait Photographer

Last weekend I traveled to Greensboro to see an dear old friend of mine, that has recently moved to NC.  We go waaayyyyyyy back, and although we really didn’t keep in touch very often through the years, I am so glad that she & her family are back in my life!

We had a fun & very active session – the boys were just the sweetest!

I just had to pop in and share these with you …here are two of the cutest faces you’ve seen lately!

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Lots more to come from this adorable family soon!

~Kathy

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Photo Challenge : By the Book | Raleigh Cary Apex Durham Family Portrait Photographer

When I read the topic for this week’s photo challenge at I Heart Faces, I knew exactly which image I wanted to use!

This family session was a lot of fun because we worked together to somewhat stylize a picnic.  The Mom is SO talented, and her taste is impeccable!

I think it is so important for a couple to celebrate their relationship, as it is what keeps a family together & strong!  I was glad that these two allowed me to capture their love for each other.  So genuine.

Check out more ‘By the Book’ entries at I Heart Faces this week!

~Kathy

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Valentine’s Day Mini-Sessions 2012! | Raleigh Cary Apex Family Child Photographer

This mild winter weather makes me want to take pictures!

Not only are mini-sessions are a great way to try out custom photography, they are an easy & economical way to update your chil and/or family photos.  Think about how happy Grandma will be to get a new photo of your little darling!  Think about how thrilled your little darling will be to hand out a valentine with his or her PHOTO on it!  Simply attach to a gift bag of candy and they’ll be the star of the classroom 🙂

 

~Kathy

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Family Fun Photo Challenge | I Heart Faces | Raleigh Cary Apex Family Portrait Photographer

We gathered for the Christmas holiday break in Florida this year.  It had been 2+ years since we were all together, and our size increased by three (or four?!)

This is my side of the family, in ENTIRETY!

I can honestly say that we all like to be around each other, and have a TON of FUN when we’re together! (That’s me on your left, yellow shirt, pointing the shutter remote)

My heart was so happy to be around all of the people that I love the most in the world.

Check out more ‘Family Fun’ over at I Heart Faces this week!

~Kathy

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2011: A (Spectacular!) Year in Review | Raleigh Cary Apex Photographer

Wow.  I am somewhat speechless at this moment.  I just spent the last few hours viewing my image galleries from 2011, and reflecting upon every session that I was lucky enough to be a part of.  My heart is so full of thankfulness, and my eyes are full of disbelief that I met and photographed so many fun & fabulous people!  Seriously, someone pinch me already!

These images are only a very small representation of what I adore & what I am proud of this year.

Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart, for allowing me to capture your precious smiles & memories.

Looking forward to seeing many of you again in 2012!

~Kathy

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Happy 2012!! | Raleigh Cary Apex Photographer

 

 

We had a busy, relaxing & wonderfully ‘unplugged’ week in Florida,  with lots of time playing and catching up with my entire family (have lots of big group photos to share soon).  Now we are unpacking and gearing up to return to the real world & all the routines that go with it.

I am working on my ‘best of 2011’ photos to share with you soon – what an amazing year 2011 was!

Thank you again to all of my amazing friends & wonderful clients … lots of great things in store for 2012!

~Kathy

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The J Twins ~ Sweet Angels | Raleigh Durham Cary Apex Child Newborn Photographer

 

A few weeks ago a fellow photographer friend of mine was looking for an assistant for her newborn twin photo shoot.  Lucky for me, I was available.  I’ve only done one newborn shoot, and it was almost two years ago, so I was ready to get my feet wet again.  Nothing compares to hands on experience!

These two little miracles were so good for us.  They only fussed when they were hungry, and responded well to our patting and shushing 🙂  It took a whole lot of patience to get them to stay in these poses, but was it ever so worth it!

I was hoping for a newborn smile … definitely a favorite image from this year:

This blanket is extra special because their recently passed Grandmother made it for them before they were born:

We played with one while the other was being fed.  Look at how GOOD he is … just staring at me, and dare I say he smiled for me too! (Cute little wrinkly forehead – loved it)

Dashing in this hat, don’t you think?

Many special blankets made for these sugar plums :

I love this last shot because I love to think that throughout their entire lives, they will always have each other.

Hope you enjoyed these as much as I did!

~Kathy

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