it is hard to believe this precious girl is already 6 months old! collins had nothing but A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E smiles+laughter to give during her session here at the whitebox photo farm! i am so happy for this sweet family!

collins 6 month photo session at the whitebox photo farm in 2017.

collins 6 month photo session at the whitebox photo farm in 2017.

collins 6 month photo session at the whitebox photo farm in 2017.

collins 6 month photo session at the whitebox photo farm in 2017.

collins 6 month photo session at the whitebox photo farm in 2017.

collins 6 month photo session at the whitebox photo farm in 2017.

collins 6 month photo session at the whitebox photo farm in 2017.

collins 6 month photo session at the whitebox photo farm in 2017.

collins 6 month photo session at the whitebox photo farm in 2017.

collins 6 month photo session at the whitebox photo farm in 2017.

collins 6 month photo session at the whitebox photo farm in 2017.

collins 6 month photo session at the whitebox photo farm in 2017.

collins 6 month photo session at the whitebox photo farm in 2017.

collins 6 month photo session at the whitebox photo farm in 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

the senior model photoshoot is one of my most favorite days of the year!  after weeks of dreaming, planning, pinning, prop making and shopping it is so rewarding to see my creative vision come to life.  the senior model sessions would never work without the amazing team that i have and the super seniors that i select each year.  a huge thank you to carla white, kallos salon, sarah broyhill, ann loftis, melea and cliff schneider!

this year’s woodland wonderland senior model shoot was one for the books!  the girls, the wardrobe and the styling were on point, but mother nature threw us a curve ball.  just as the last few girls were finishing up with hair and make-up the bottom fell out of the sky.  it poured and there was no end in sight until after dark.  as a natural light photographer you have to adapt or die!  although some of my plans for locations and lighting did not work out i am so happy with the imagery that we were able to create at this senior model shoot.  my seniors did not let the pouring rain dampen their mood.  we embraced the monsoons and danced in the rain!

whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

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whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

whitebox photo senior model woodland wonderland photoshoot for the class of 2018

 

 

perfect warm weather celebration of this cutie pie’s big milestone of 1! who needs cake smashin’ when you can have plenty of splashin’?! … with popsicles and cupcakes to boot!

 

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ella turns 1 photo session at the whitebox photo farm in 2017.

ella turns 1 photo session at the whitebox photo farm in 2017.

ella turns 1 photo session at the whitebox photo farm in 2017.

ella turns 1 photo session at the whitebox photo farm in 2017.

ella turns 1 photo session at the whitebox photo farm in 2017.

ella turns 1 photo session at the whitebox photo farm in 2017.

ella turns 1 photo session at the whitebox photo farm in 2017.

ella turns 1 photo session at the whitebox photo farm in 2017.

ella turns 1 photo session at the whitebox photo farm in 2017.

ella turns 1 photo session at the whitebox photo farm in 2017.

ella turns 1 photo session at the whitebox photo farm in 2017.

ella turns 1 photo session at the whitebox photo farm in 2017.

ella turns 1 photo session at the whitebox photo farm in 2017.

ella turns 1 photo session at the whitebox photo farm in 2017.

ella turns 1 photo session at the whitebox photo farm in 2017.

 

 

my cousin’s beautiful family… welcome to the world william!  your home is filled with love and peace and you have the best big brother ever!  i am so happy to be a part of making memories for my family!

cousin william's newborn session in their home by whitebox photo 2017.

cousin william's newborn session in their home by whitebox photo 2017.

cousin william's newborn session in their home by whitebox photo 2017.

cousin william's newborn session in their home by whitebox photo 2017.

cousin william's newborn session in their home by whitebox photo 2017.

cousin william's newborn session in their home by whitebox photo 2017.

cousin william's newborn session in their home by whitebox photo 2017.

cousin william's newborn session in their home by whitebox photo 2017.

cousin william's newborn session in their home by whitebox photo 2017.

cousin william's newborn session in their home by whitebox photo 2017.

cousin william's newborn session in their home by whitebox photo 2017.

cousin william's newborn session in their home by whitebox photo 2017.

cousin william's newborn session in their home by whitebox photo 2017.

cousin william's newborn session in their home by whitebox photo 2017.

cousin william's newborn session in their home by whitebox photo 2017.

cousin william's newborn session in their home by whitebox photo 2017.

 

wow, there is so much love to this family! i just know john arnold is destined to be a golfer since he is named after the amazing arnold palmer and will undoubtedly learn a lot from his dad who is an avid golfer!  i was so happy to be a part of making sweet memories with this family!

john arnold's newborn session at the whitebox studio 2017.

john arnold's newborn session at the whitebox studio 2017.

john arnold's newborn session at the whitebox studio 2017.

john arnold's newborn session at the whitebox studio 2017.

john arnold's newborn session at the whitebox studio 2017.

john arnold's newborn session at the whitebox studio 2017.

john arnold's newborn session at the whitebox studio 2017.

john arnold's newborn session at the whitebox studio 2017.

john arnold's newborn session at the whitebox studio 2017.

john arnold's newborn session at the whitebox studio 2017.

john arnold's newborn session at the whitebox studio 2017.

john arnold's newborn session at the whitebox studio 2017.

john arnold's newborn session at the whitebox studio 2017.

john arnold's newborn session at the whitebox studio 2017.

john arnold's newborn session at the whitebox studio 2017.

john arnold's newborn session at the whitebox studio 2017.

john arnold's newborn session at the whitebox studio 2017.

 

 

 

what a beautiful family and such a special lil’ girl! talk about A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!  not to mention such a cool name… it was great being able to make memories for this sweet family at their amazing home and in downtown raleigh!

 

violet's session in downtown raleigh by whitebox photo 2017.

violet's session in downtown raleigh by whitebox photo 2017.

violet's session in downtown raleigh by whitebox photo 2017.

violet's session in downtown raleigh by whitebox photo 2017.

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violet's session in downtown raleigh by whitebox photo 2017.

violet's session in downtown raleigh by whitebox photo 2017.

violet's session in downtown raleigh by whitebox photo 2017.

violet's session in downtown raleigh by whitebox photo 2017.

violet's session in downtown raleigh by whitebox photo 2017.

violet's session in downtown raleigh by whitebox photo 2017.

violet's session in downtown raleigh by whitebox photo 2017.

violet's session in downtown raleigh by whitebox photo 2017.

violet's session in downtown raleigh by whitebox photo 2017.

violet's session in downtown raleigh by whitebox photo 2017.

violet's session in downtown raleigh by whitebox photo 2017.

 

 

so much joy to go around during this love/family shoot! i am so excited to be photographing kathleen + glenn’s wedding coming up soon and how heartwarming it was to include the kiddos during their ‘love shoot!’  it was lots of fun on the whitebox photo farm making memories for such a sweet couple!

 

the wooten family love shoot at the whitebox photo farm 2017

the wooten family love shoot at the whitebox photo farm 2017

the wooten family love shoot at the whitebox photo farm 2017

the wooten family love shoot at the whitebox photo farm 2017

the wooten family love shoot at the whitebox photo farm 2017

the wooten family love shoot at the whitebox photo farm 2017

the wooten family love shoot at the whitebox photo farm 2017

the wooten family love shoot at the whitebox photo farm 2017

the wooten family love shoot at the whitebox photo farm 2017

the wooten family love shoot at the whitebox photo farm 2017

the wooten family love shoot at the whitebox photo farm 2017

the wooten family love shoot at the whitebox photo farm 2017

the wooten family love shoot at the whitebox photo farm 2017

the wooten family love shoot at the whitebox photo farm 2017

the wooten family love shoot at the whitebox photo farm 2017

the wooten family love shoot at the whitebox photo farm 2017

the wooten family love shoot at the whitebox photo farm 2017

the wooten family love shoot at the whitebox photo farm 2017

 

 

it is unbelievable how fast time flies! it feels like yesterday that i was putting together will’s newborn images…  this lil’ sweetheart is already 6 months old!  those sweet pups + will’s cute expressions made this session so much fun!

will's 6 month photo session in raleigh area by whitebox photo.

will's 6 month photo session in raleigh area by whitebox photo.

will's 6 month photo session in raleigh area by whitebox photo.

will's 6 month photo session in raleigh area by whitebox photo.

will's 6 month photo session in raleigh area by whitebox photo.

will's 6 month photo session in raleigh area by whitebox photo.

will's 6 month photo session in raleigh area by whitebox photo.

will's 6 month photo session in raleigh area by whitebox photo.

will's 6 month photo session in raleigh area by whitebox photo.

will's 6 month photo session in raleigh area by whitebox photo.

will's 6 month photo session in raleigh area by whitebox photo.

will's 6 month photo session in raleigh area by whitebox photo.

will's 6 month photo session in raleigh area by whitebox photo.

will's 6 month photo session in raleigh area by whitebox photo.

ever since luke was born his parents called him their little monkey, so naturally he had the most adorable monkey themed first birthday celebration!  luke was not too sure what he thought about the cupcakes, but the chocolate covered bananas were definitely a hit in his book!  it was the perfect day of family, fun and cute kiddos.

 monkey themed first birthday party

monkey themed first birthday party

monkey themed first birthday party

monkey themed first birthday party

monkey themed first birthday party

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monkey themed first birthday party photos by whiteboxphoto.com

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monkey themed first birthday party photos by whiteboxphoto.com

monkey themed first birthday party photos by whiteboxphoto.com

monkey themed first birthday party photos by whiteboxphoto.com

monkey themed first birthday party photos by whiteboxphoto.com

monkey themed first birthday party photos by whiteboxphoto.com

monkey themed first birthday party photos by whiteboxphoto.com

monkey themed first birthday party photos by whiteboxphoto.com

 

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i just love connecting with kids and making their experience fun during our photo sessions.  it made my week to get this text from addy’s mom after our shoot. “we loved meeting you.  thank you for the shoot with addison.  she said you are her favorite photographer!”

here are some of my faves from our session.

directions usa child model in lifestyle photo session by whitebox photo

directions usa child model in lifestyle photo session by whitebox photo

directions usa child model in lifestyle photo session by whitebox photo

 

directions usa child model in lifestyle photo session by whitebox photo

directions usa child model in lifestyle photo session by whitebox photo

directions usa child model in lifestyle photo session by whitebox photo

directions usa child model in lifestyle photo session by whitebox photo

directions usa child model in lifestyle photo session by whitebox photo

directions usa child model in lifestyle photo session by whitebox photo

directions usa child model in lifestyle photo session by whitebox photo

directions usa child model in lifestyle photo session by whitebox photo

directions usa child model in lifestyle photo session by whitebox photo