10 Sep

Memorable Charlotte Family Portraits

I love helping my clients update their family portraits, no matter the age of the children. Even if your children are growing up, it is so important that they have memorable family portraits as a keepsake. I often find that as our children get older, scheduling that family portrait session each year becomes harder and harder. They have sports and activities that take their time after school, during the weekend and more.

But it’s wonderful when busy clients find the time to create these priceless memories that they will treasure for years to come.

This client also welcomed a new puppy just a few months before the session, and so it was a pleasure to include this new family member into their photographs. When my clients want to include their pets, we will sometimes begin the session at their home to make it easier on our furry friends and my client. But then, we still head to one of my favorite locations to achieve a variety of backdrops and looks for their photographs.

Memorable Charlotte Family Portraits photographed by Carolyn Ann Ryan Photography in May.
Memorable Charlotte Family Portrait Photography
Memorable Charlotte Family Pictures taken in the Ballantyne area.
Memorable Charlotte Family Photographs

Fall Family Portrait Sessions are booking quickly. I only have nine sessions remaining for 2019, so don’t miss your chance to capture your family’s memories and create beautiful holiday cards and holiday gifts for your family.

19 Jun

Outdoor Spring Senior Portraits Charlotte | White Flowers

Charlotte, NC is a beautiful area in the Spring, especially for outdoor Spring Portrait Sessions. I especially love all the first blooms and gorgeous white flowers on the trees during the first weeks of Spring. This year, Spring was especially early and the timing worked just perfectly for this Senior Portrait session.

I was driving to one of my favorite locations in the Ballantyne area, when I passed a Corporate Office surrounded with trees all in bloom. I continued to meet my client and requested that they follow me back to this spot and the results were wonderful!

Spring Outdoor Senior Portraits Charlotte
Charlotte Spring Outdoor Senior Portrait Photography
Outdoor Senior Portrait Session in Charlotte during Spring

After a quick clothing change, we headed to my standard location to continue capturing photographs of this stunning young lady. After discussing her college options with Mom, I know this hard working young woman has a very bright future ahead of her.

Charlotte Senior Photos in Spring

During our pre-session consultation, Mom mentioned that her daughter loved to read. As an extra prop, I brought some of my grandfather’s antique books with me for the session. I loved using a handful of these books for various poses with Seniors, but I do keep the oldes and most treasured books at home (including one with my great-grandmother’s name that she dated December 25, 1900).

I loved Anne’s final outfit selection with the simplicity of a white shirt and jeans, but the added scarf for style.

Charlotte Senior Portrait Photographer Outdoor Park Session

Looking ahead to the future, I expect we will hear wonderful things from Anne after college!

Charlotte Senior Portrait Posing Ideas

This same location looks equally amazing in the Fall, so if you are thinking about booking your own Senior Portrait Session this year, please give me a call at 704-256-7270 or reach out via email to carolyn@carolynannryan.com. I look forward to helping you plan your ideal Senior Portrait Session.

17 Jun

Charlotte, NC Photographer| Elegant Autumn Senior Portraits

Charlotte is such a beautiful city for High School Senior Portrait Photography, and Autumn is a wonderful season to capture stunning, elegant senior photos.

Here is a spectacular example of a super fun and elegant Autumn Senior Portrait Session. Nina brought three favorite outfits for the session, and I just adored all of her choices. Fall equals sweater weather and the texture of her light gray fuzzy sweater was perfect for the start of our session. It worked great with the backdrop of Fall leaves, but even better against the concrete staircase in one of my favorite Ballantyne locations.

Elegant Autumn Senior Portraits Charlotte
Elegant Autumn Senior Portrait Photography Charlotte
Elegant Autumn Senior Photos

After a quick clothing change, we popped across the street from our first spot, to another little park complete with fountain. After grabbing a few favorite posed portraits, I had a little fun playing with creative uses of the fountain and the Autumn sunset backlighting Nina.

Creative Autumn Senior Photos in Charlotte, NC

One last clothing change into her cheer costume helped complete our session. We were finished, and I was just about to put my camera away, when my subject turned to her Mom and gave her a huge hug, and thanked her for scheduling her Senior Portrait Session with me. Her happiness in her smile said it all, and I nearly cried. We will all treasure that moment, and I’m so glad that my camera was still around my neck!