WRAL Azalea Garden Child Portrait Session {Raleigh NC Child Photographer}

May 13, 2015  •  2 Comments

We are lucky here in Raleigh to have so many amazing locations for photography sessions.  One of my favorites is the WRAL Azalea Garden near NC State University.  This garden is small but contains many varieties of azaleas.  Unfortunately, it is only in bloom for a few short weeks in mid to late April. By the time I returned from my trip to Belize, I only had a few days before they were finished blooming.  

The weather in Raleigh has been beautiful this spring.  Even on this April evening, it was plenty warm for an outdoor photography session.  This little girl was so much fun to meet.  She is three years old and full of personality.  Three years old is one of my favorite ages.  It can be a little challenging (some say it's harder than the terrible twos).  By three years old, little kids really start showing their own personality and sense of humor.  This little girl had such a great sense of humor.  She knew how to be silly but was also so well-behaved.  It was a pleasure to meet her and take photographs of her.  I thought it would be fun for her to hold a few flowers, so I picked some azaleas from my own yard and brought them to the garden.  Sometimes it can really help young kids to have something in their hands during the session.  

As you can see, the lighting that evening so soft and lovely trickling in through the leaves of the trees as the sun set on the horizon.  To get amazing lighting like this, it's important to start a session late in the day.  This can be challenging because it's getting close to most kids' bedtimes, but the end result is worth staying up a little late.  

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If you are interested in a photography session for your child or family, I would love to help you.  Please visit my website at www.ericacourtinephotography.com or email me at erica@ericacourtinephotography.com and ask me any questions you have about portrait sessions.  I have many other beautiful locations just like this that will be in bloom all summer!


Comments

2.Maria(non-registered)
What a dollface! Makes photographing easy when you have a gorgeous model! Beautiful location as well!
1.Melissa from Cambridge Ontario(non-registered)
These are just beautiful! Every single portrait!
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