Capturing these lakeside family photos at Belews Creek was something special. Catching the early morning fog has been something I’ve wanted to do for a while. It’s all about timing and luck. In this case, we were able to benefit from the morning fog coming off of the lake for a sunrise session.
This stunning family lives close to Belews Creek in North Carolina, and knew they wanted to have these memories captured in one of their favorite places. They have a little boy, Rhett, who is almost 7 months old, and they needed some updated family photos. You can view the full gallery here. I’m already looking forward to taking pictures of this sweet family again when Rhett turns one!
Belews Creek is located outside of Stokesdale, NC. There are several lakeside homes in the area with picturesque views and rugged shoreline. There are even a few restaurants and wedding venues located on Belews Creek. The Carolina Marina has all your boating and fishing supplies too if you’re interested in taking the boat out on the lake or casting a line from the shore.
When planning for family photos it can feel overwhelming. Thinking about picking out outfits for everyone and wrangling the kids for photos does not sound like a fun time for many people. However, I’ve worked with numerous families, with children of all ages, and here’s a list of helpful tips to make photos with children easier. You can’t control everything your kids do, but these tips will help you to prepare and feel confident.
Speaking of picking out outfits for family photos, planning ahead for what everyone in the family is going to wear in your family photos will save you a major headache on the day of your photos. I’ve put together some ideas that will help you get the ball rolling on gathering the perfect outfits for family photos.
And if you’re worried about how everyone is going to act when you’re having photos taken, here are some helpful ideas we can use in order to capture candid photos of everyone. Feeling too stiff or posed doesn’t help to make your pictures look authentic and natural, and I like to focus on bringing out natural interactions between everyone and make sure we’re all having a good time while taking these photos!
Last but not least, if you’re wondering where in the world you will have your family photos taken, look no further! I’ve taken family photos in various places around North Carolina. Here is a list to give you more information and examples of locations you can choose from for family photos. Sometimes the best locations are right in your backyard, or around the corner in your neighborhood though!
For myself, looking back as a parent to a two-year-old now, it’s hard to imagine how the time has passed so quickly. The many milestones your children experience are certainly worth capturing. You’ll look back on these photos fondly with your family and smile because they make you feel something…joy.