One of the first goals in my heart as a Moore County family photographer was to bring classic portraiture of children to every mom in the area. I believe that every mother deserves at least one photo of their child taken in a classic, timeless way to capture her child's innocence in a way that will stand the test of time. Heirloom portraiture strives to go beyond trends to bring the type of photo that will hang in your house forever.

Heirloom portraits occur in my studio space on Midland Road here in Pinehurst, NC. These sessions feature classic wardrobe, provided by Lolly's Lens Photography from lines such as Feltman Brothers, purchased locally at Belli Bambini here in Southern Pines. My client closet features beautifully designed white outfits from sizes 9 months to 5T, along with collard shirts for older elementary aged boys.

Many families take their first heirloom portrait at age one, in lieu of a cake smash or one year old session. Often the heirloom portraits are repeated around age 3 or 4 when a child has lost his or her "baby" features. Many families will capture their children all at the same age, for example age 2 for each sibling and display the portraits in their homes.

A few easy ways to make sure your heirloom portrait session in Moore County is a success:

1) Don't schedule it at nap time: I know this may seem obvious but this happens more often than you may think. Portrait day is the day we want to consider ALL the factors that will create a happy child and sleep is #1. I recommend scheduling your session in the morning before your child has had a chance to have a stressful day. They are well rested first thing in the morning and fed!

2). Don't change them till you arrive at the studio! If you are planning to bring your own outfit, wait until you arrive to put the outfit on. I have a changing space available for you to use.

3) Bring along color-less snacks! Trust me on this one....

4). Plan a post-session reward! Ice cream? Park? Splash Pad?

5). Bring a favorite toy or a favorite person. If you know Grandma brings the smiles out, bring her along! She will love being there for the session and it always helps to have a friendly face to encourage smiles!