Newborn: Petrino Family | Charlotte, NC

Mother and Father with newborn baby
Photographing photographers is always a tall order and though some may be a bit nervous to do so, I find it exhilarating as they know what will look good for the camera. The Petrinos of Charlotte Photography allowed me to photograph them and their newborn daughter Makenzie in their home. I feel that the photos of new parents interacting with their precious baby are so valuable to them as a family, more than just the posed (if not overposed) photos that we typically see on Pinterest of babies. I really enjoy capturing the genuine love and joy of new parents.

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Engagements: Zac & Emily | Charlotte, NC

Charlotte NC Wedding Photographer - Nathan Abplanalp (31)
Zac has been a friend of mine for the last couple years since I photographed the band he is the bassist for, Bruised But Not Broken. He might be the happiest and most passionate person I have ever met in my whole life and it really shows with his love for Emily. He is all about her. Emily is such a compliment for Zac. She is sweet, has great style, and a mean artistic streak. They wanted their engagement photos to be taken in a natural setting that was not ostentatious or overly dramatic (at least from the photos standpoint). With a simple backdrop and them both being very willing subjects, we set out to let our ideas run free. I am so very pleased to be their photographer and their complete trust really shows though in how genuine they are in these photos. Thank you Emily and Zac!

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Zac & Emily | Charlotte, NC

Engagement Session in Large Tree in Charlotte, NC

I am a firm believer that the location should reflect the couple. Zac and Emily both love the soft colors and environment that we have here in the south. I wanted to take this photo beyond just them with the tree as a backdrop. Thinking that the two of them could be part of the nature they were in, was the idea. The sunset was dipping just below the tree line and it bathed them in beautiful light. This photo ended up being a sort of hero shot with the two of them looking out towards the light.

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