Masthead header

{Happy Birthday} – Sneads Ferry Child Photographer

Today I had the fantastic pleasure of photographing Merryn for her one year old pictures! I am still on hiatus until my husband deploys but I squeezed Merr-Bear in and edited one for her Mom & Dad to print for her party on Sunday. She’s so stinkin’ cute, I had to share.

Camp Lejeune Child Photographer

Show Hide 3 comments

TaraJuly 30, 2009 - 11:50 pm

Aww, too cute!! Great job as always <3

LaceyJuly 31, 2009 - 7:52 am

Look at those “what did I do?” eyes!

RobbieAugust 5, 2009 - 6:04 pm

Soo sooo cute!!!!! Perfect in every way.


{Sneak Peek for Andrea} — Hampstead Newborn Portraits, Surf City Newborn Photographer

Friday morning I had the pleasure of taking little Quinn’s newborn portraits for Andrea. Newborns can be challenging and Quinn was pretty stubborn about sleeping for me, but they are one of my favorite subjects to photograph (I get in all the baby snuggles I want, and they’re just so perfect and innocent). I could have stayed there and shot all day.

My husband is home from training and deploying again very soon so I am taking a leave of absence from La Lumiere, but I snuck away after he fell asleep on the couch and couldn’t resist processing this picture when I saw it.

Camp Lejeune Newborn Photographer

Isn’t he just beautiful?

Show Hide 1 comment

ChristiJuly 21, 2009 - 11:48 pm

Oh, Steph, this is stunning!


{The birth of Quinn} – Camp Lejeune newborn photographer

I had the spectacular honor of attending Quinn’s birth on Thursday and Friday of last week.  Andrea’s husband is deployed to Afghanistan at the moment and in discussing her Maternity photos, I decided to offer to be there for the birth as well.  Andrea accepted and I received the phone call that she was in labor on Thursday afternoon.  Andrea labored for over 30 hours, and I was in awe for most of that time, as well as in tears on several occasions.  She handled it amazingly well and the level of emotion involved still awes me.  Quinn eventually made his arrival by cesarean section on Friday afternoon and both Andrea and Quinn are doing well.  The following is a small sample of the images from the 30 hours I spent with Andrea and her family.

I hope to capture many more images of Quinn, so stay tuned over the coming weeks for more of this adorable little boy.

[mbspremium slideshow=1]

Show Hide 9 comments

ChristieJuly 14, 2009 - 10:32 pm

I am so moved by this series, I am just tearing up. Little Quinn is absolutely adorable. The photos of mom looking to dad for support (in the photo) are so powerful; you captured all the right moments during this labor!

Andrea, congrats on your little man, and best wishes to you and your family! Daddy is going to melt when he sets eyes on that litlte guy! :)

Nicole TJuly 14, 2009 - 11:41 pm

Absolutely beautiful! As someone who delivered my first while hubby was out to sea, I would have killed to have photos like these! Congrats to mom!

TaraJuly 14, 2009 - 11:52 pm

Wow Steph – amazing job! Do you want to come photo my birth!?!?

ChrisanneJuly 15, 2009 - 12:05 am

These pictures are absolutely breathtaking. Steph you did an amazing job!

Congrats to the family! He is an adorable little guy.

CarmenJuly 15, 2009 - 1:48 am

Wow…just wow. Beautiful work Steph.

ConnieJuly 15, 2009 - 8:52 am

So moving, I loved how you captured the clock throughout, just wonderful work!

ShayJuly 15, 2009 - 10:44 am

Beautiful work! You did an amazing job telling the story of little Quinn’s arrival.

LeslieJuly 17, 2009 - 8:24 am

Wow. This are JUST stunning. Very nice work!! This family will treasure these photos for a lifetime. What a gift for the deployed daddy!! :)

tara mauldinSeptember 10, 2009 - 11:22 pm

if and when i get the opportunity to do a birth session, i hope and pray it’s as good as this one…kudos on an EXCELLENT job!!! :)