One {Big} Happy Family

I was invited to Greensboro the Saturday after Thanksgiving to do some pictures with an awesome (extended) family. It was so cold when we got up there we weren’t totally sure how everything was going to go, especially with Sully, the youngest addition to their family, being out in the cold. But, it went so much better than any of us could have ever imagined. It was like a well oiled machine, all the kids listened so well and were so much fun to work with, and all the adults behaved too. 😉 This is such an awesome family. You don’t have to be around them for long to realize that even though they are not all together very often they make the most of their time together and their love for each other is so obvious and incredible to stand back and capture. Working with families like these guys and getting to capture their special moments is why I do what I do and love doing it so much. Thank you so much for inviting me into your world and to your gorgeous home. It was certainly a very special day and I feel honored to have been a part of it. <3Bri

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The Olivia Act

The Olivia Act named after one of the children killed in Newtown, was started by a photographer who wishes to be anonymous. Olivia’s family had family pictures taken a short time before she was killed. Those pictures are precious and now priceless to them. Upon hearing this, this photographer was moved to give away a 30 minute family photo shoot and has challenged other photographers to do the same. We go about our daily lives and sometimes we don’t take the time or have the resources to have family photos taken.

I will be taking nominations for a family who you think would appreciate this gift. The session will take place sometime after the New Year and will be completely FREE to the family being nominated. Please inbox or e-mail their name, contact information and a brief summary of why you chose them to captivatephotographync@gmail.com. Please put “THE OLIVIA ACT NOMINATION” in the subject line. Please do not post their information here. This gift is a session and a CD of their photos along with a special gift from us. I will take nominations until January 6, 2013. The winner will be chosen and contacted on January 7, 2013.

This is such a fantastic cause and I am SO excited to be a part of it. If you or someone you know is a candidate for this session please contact me ASAP to nominate them. I can’t wait to do this and bring in the new year with such a fantastic cause and give a special family memories they will cherish for a lifetime. You can also go onto my facebook page (www.facebook.com/captivatephotographync) and send me a message to nominate someone as well. (Don’t forget to “Like” Captivate Photography while your there)

<3Bri

A Family Affair {The Foley Family}

Deb and her family are so cool, and beautiful. As is their awesome farm they are building and their animals. The horses are beautiful, the ponies are precious, and the donkeys are too cute for words. It was such a blessing to be able to spend the days with everyone and get to know them better. They are such cool people and I can’t wait to do it again. Coming home from this shoot was certainly an adventure. I randomly witnessed a high speed car chase which led to a head on collision and a foot pursuit. It ended watching the cop attempt to get into his car which he locked his keys in while trying to run after the “bad guy.” It was an adventure I will for sure not be forgetting anytime soon. Enjoy <3Bri

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Brotherly Love {Steven and Liam}

I love my job. I don’t know if I have mentioned this before or not, but my job is awesome. First of all, I love photography and am so blessed to get to do what I love every day. But, on top of that I get to meet some of the coolest people and new friends. This session is no different. Jessica and Lawrence are super cool people and their little boys are too awesome for words. The park we met at had a train playground which was just the coolest thing EVER to Steven, who was pretty sure his only mission in life was to run and play. He certainly kept me on my toes and running but it was so much fun. And little Liam, well he is pretty sure his number one mission is to eat dirt and leaves and gross his mama out doing so. Silly little boys. I hope you get a feel of this awesome family’s personalities from these pictures and enjoy them as much as I did taking them. I can’t wait to see these guys again! <3Bri

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Kelly & Co.

 

This was one of the funniest sessions I have done in a long time. Kelly and Jason have 6 beautiful children and they are some of the coolest kids. They are all hysterical, sweet, and just a blast to be around. To see how different they all are is so much fun for me. And Jason and Kelly are just fantastic. Kelly is so beautiful, and tiny…man you’d never know she had 6 kids. Amazing. I hope you all enjoy these pictures as much as we enjoyed taking them. 🙂 <3Bri

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Daniella <3 Vision

Senior sessions are always some of my favorites, especially if there are horses involved. 🙂 Daniella is gorgeous and so sweet, so my job was easy. No session I shoot is complete without at least a little excitement. We learned during this shoot that perhaps riding Vision bareback on a chilly day when he has had about a week off is perhaps not the brightest idea. It was entertaining to say the least. 🙂 <3Bri

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CCMS Football!

Let me start this by saying I know nothing, and I mean NOTHING about football. That is, unless you count that in my mind the object of the sport is to hunker down, stare each other in the face, and then on the count of three run and attack the person in front of you as hard as you can. Oh, and somewhere in there is some oblong shaped ball getting thrown around from one person to the next like hot potato. That’s about all my knowledge of football, incorrect as it may be. So, at the request of a friend from high school (who happens to be the coach) I set off towards parts of Moore County I didn’t even know existed to photograph the guys from Cranes Creek Middle School in their last game of the season at North Moore High School. Did I mention that it was freezing cold…I’m talking cold, like in the 40’s with wind and a light misty rain. Miserable weather. So there I stand, clicking away and shuffling up and down the side lines trying to predict where these guys were going next in a sport that I don’t understand at all, in the freezing cold. I still don’t understand the sport at all, I mean none. But, I had a blast with them…these are some really funny kids and are a blast to be around. The won the game by a landslide, which resulted in Coach Frye getting the cooler of water dumped on him…it was hysterical but oh man, I can’t imagine how cold he was….then he had to ride all the way home on a bus like that. Man, I’m pretty sure he should win the sportsmanship award for that one. Anyways, hope you guys enjoy these as much as I did shooting them. It was a comical and entertaining day to say the least. <3Bri

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