Oh, the Lee Family there aren't enough good things I can say about this family! We have known Nate and Lane for years and have truly enjoyed getting to watch their family grow. In contrast to my all blue, all truck, all ball, all boy house. The Lee house is all things girl: pink, bows, dresses, princesses, dolls and beautiful girls! We have loved getting to document the girls throughout the years and it's no different with their newest baby girl, Alaina! She is the sweetest little baby, and has already adjusted to and loves the chaos that surrounds her! During the session Anna Kate quickly got distracted with my boys in the backyard (of course we had to make a playdate/mommy time out of the session:), but Abby Grace did not want to leave her new baby sisters side and was there helping the entire time! It was so sweet to see the love and excitement she has for her new sister!
It's been so fun watching this sweet little man grow over the past year. Whether it's his cute smile or adorable scowl, Noah's sure to put a smile on any face he crosses. Just over a month ago, little man turned one and celebrated surrounded by friends and family. I was delighted to capture a few photos of Noah shortly after this milestone birthday!
"How cute is she!?" Not sure how many times those words came out of our mouths while shooting sweet Sophie's newborn photos with her proud parents, Matt & Lindsay, but needless to say, it was a lot! I've known Lindsay since my freshman year of college when we became friends while living in Owen Hall at NC State University (Go Pack!). Lindsay is one of the few people I keep up with from college but I am so thankful our friendship has lasted over the years! We were honored and delighted to document this sweet season for her and Matt!
I have known Stacy and Nik for a couple of years now and I am so grateful to call them friends! I met Stacy through our mutual friend Heather of Heather's Letters. Stacy is a nutritionist, helping her clients make wise, manageable and healthy choices - she has helped me get my own nutrition game in gear and almost two years ago we teamed up to design a website for her business launch! Working together on her website we realized that there was much we had in common and from there a friendship was born! Nik is an associate pastor at Christ Covenant Church in Raleigh and I've had the pleasure of working with on a few of their creative projects as well! Stacy and Nik have been an encouragement to me in both life and business and I have been thrilled to enjoy this exciting season with them as they celebrated the pregnancy and birth of their sweet Olivia! These beaming parents and their adorable newborn daughter made this photo shoot a breeze and a pleasure! Congratulations, Stacy & Nik, I'm truly delighted for you!
hot, muggy, steamy, fun, adorable, beautiful...those are all words we could use to describe the Richie's session. Yall I know it's hot in North Carolina especially in July, but this particular evening was one of the worst! Even though it was so hot and my clothes turned into a wet suit, it was such a cute session! The entire family is incredible and even with it so hot they were all so photogenic. Foster (their son) was on the move the entire time, which made it interesting trying to get him to to stay still long enough to get some pictures with him in them, but little sister Kennedy made up for it! That girl, LOVES, I mean...LOVES...the camera! And the camera loves her smile!
We had a great time with the Richie's!
What better way to spend a Saturday morning then with a beautiful newborn, her adoring brother, and loving parents in their beautiful house! That's exactly what Paige and I got to do a few weeks ago. We have known Nick and Amanda for years and have loved watching their family grow. When big brother Camden came along it was so neat to watch them as parents and now that little sister, Carlyn, is here you can see the love between them all! Carlyn's story is pretty amazing. Shortly after Nick and Amanda found out they were pregnant the doctors told her she had lost the baby. I remember being so heart broken for them and praying for comfort for them during this difficult time. They had to go to the doctor again and say their final goodbyes, but as the doctor did one last heart check they found the faintest heart beat...it was truly a miracle.
Amanda's pregnancy wasn't the easiest and because of health complications Amanda was induced a few week's early. Through it all I was so encouraged by Amanda's strength and the faith and trust her and Nick lived out!
I'm so thankful for them and their amazing story and we are thrilled to be celebrating another beautiful baby in our group of friends!
There's something extremely special about a first child. They are the ones that walk a couple into parenthood. They introduce them to sleepless nights, a new-level of joy and a kind of love they could never imagine. Firstborns hold a special place in the lives of their parents, there is no doubt. With that - it has always been a joy of mine to document the moments and memories of these newly inaugurated parents and children. To see smiles discovered, happiness over-flowing and to feel a tangible love in the room. Needless to say, all of these elements were present as I had the honor of capturing sweet Noah's 6-month photos. I have known Steven and Emily for a few years now and it was with great excitement I awaited this season to come for them. Parenthood fits them well and this sweet little guy will no doubt be covered and blessed by their love and support for all the years to come.
It came as a surprise to even us as we hung out with Jade & Travis this afternoon, capturing their sweet lil' one's very first photos! Today is June 5th which means it is our 3rd anniversary! Travis was actually the one to remind us (thanks Travis!).
Though our journey started long before, June 5th, 2013 was the first official day of our photography venture, Fifth of June! As we remember our first blog post, the story of why Paige decided to pick up a camera for the first time (Thanks Meg!) we are blown away by how far we have come. We look back on what led us to begin this little business and how we came up with the name Fifth of June in the first place and we're humbled and thankful for the provision the Lord has had for us.
We're so blessed to be able to do what we do and we love it. We love our clients, we love the moments we get to capture and the memories we get to be a part of. Thank you to everyone who has been part of our story, who has supported us along the way! As we always say, it's a privilege, an honor and a blessing to be able to do what we do! So here's to three years running and many more to come!
Paige & Teran
There is nothing quite like a newborn session. As everyone knows, you never know what you're going to get with a brand new baby. At this age they could care less about getting that perfect picture for their parents and care only about how hungry or tired they are. I have to say, that was not the case with sweet Juliana. Yall, seriously....she did not cry the entire session..not.one.sound. I was amazed. And if that doesn't leave you saying, what??!?!?! She let us change her surroundings, change her outfits, swaddle her, not swaddle her, without a peep. The best part, it's like she knew what was going on. Even at a little over a week old she was following the camera. It was hard to get sleeping pictures of her because she would literally hear the sound of the camera and open her eyes to see what was going on.
And of course her parents Shannon and Jake were amazing too. None of those first time parents jitters, they were completely laid back and handling the new parent thing like champs! It made for an awesome session capturing this little beauty and the sweet family of three they now are!
We got to spend this past Saturday with one of the sweetest little girls. When you talk about a laid back, easy going, sweet baby...Aerobella is that! When her mom, Julie, contacted us about doing a 1 year old shoot we were super excited! The day was a little overcast, but the temperature was great and Julie brought some of the best props and cute little girl outfits! She wanted something rural, which only makes sense because they live on a farm and have miniature horses and a fainting goat!! With the rural back drop, the old rocking chair and metal framed baby bed, it was everything we could have asked for. Not to mention the adorable baby, cute outfits and the smash cake it was all picture perfect!
We hope you all enjoy the photos as much as we enjoyed getting to take them!
Lane is a dear, dear friend. We have known her through the years, but when my back was up against a wall and I was trying to find someone to keep the boys so I could take a part-time job that had been offered to me. She willingly came to my house, stayed with my boys, and did all of this for little pay! I will never be able to let her know how thankful I am. Lane had to stop staying with my boys in September, because she was pregnant with their 2nd and needless to say trying to keep up with 3 kids under 3 can be exhausting...especially when you're pregnant!
Ms. Abby wasn't due until January, but back in December I got a text from Lane saying she thought she was in labor. Sure enough at 36 weeks sweet Abby Grace came into this world in her own time. Paige and I were gone for the holidays, but the week we got back we went over to their new (and super adorable) house and had the best time with Abby, big sis Anna Kate and the entire family.
Thank You Lee family for allowing us into your beautiful new home and for allowing us to be a part of this special time of your life.
We had the pleasure of working with the Buckner family for a family session a few weeks ago. They had their little girl, Ella, back in the spring and she is cute as a button with her baby cheeks and beautiful blue eyes! It was a chilly afternoon, but the Buckner's were troopers and let us play with the beautiful afternoon light as we enjoyed our time at the park. Most babies only give us a few minutes to get their pictures before they're done. But Ella was made for the camera, she was so cooperative and was in good spirits the entire time!
Y'all can I tell you how much we love this family! We have been so blessed to capture photos for them during two pregnancies and two newborn shoots and they have always been amazing! The Pittman's have two adorable boys, Drake & Zach, and now a sweet baby girl, Capri. After overcoming some dreaded Hand Foot and Mouth that poor Zachary had to push through, we were able to capture some sweet memories of this family and their newborn baby girl! Zachary was amazing, Drake was the sweet big brother he always is and they were both so cute with baby Capri. Everyone says "they grow up fast", but you never really realize it until you watch it before your own eyes. It has been a blessing watching the Pittman family grow and a reminder to us of why getting to capture moments and preserve memories is some of our favorite parts of what we do!
We love when we get to work with repeat clients. It seems like yesterday we were meeting with Chris, Stephanie and sweet Audrey for Audrey's newborn photos. It was such a treat to meet with them just under a year later to capture this growing family as they celebrate Audrey's first birthday. This sweet girl has grown into quite the adorable baby and we were treated to an afternoon of gorgeous weather as we explored downtown Wake Forest capturing photos of the entire Sellek Family!
One-Year-Old shoots are one my favorites! At one, most kids are always so happy, smiley, and entertained by everything! They love to explore the world around them and take everything in. Anna Kate was no different! She is such a sweet little girl and has the most adorable smile! The few weeks around her 1st birthday the weather did not want to cooperate, so we opted for an indoor shoot. Even though Paige and I prefer the outdoors, the lighting worked out really well and the setting was intimate and fitting for capturing this little girl and her beautiful mother - plus, we all got to stay warm!
Lane, Anna Kate's mother, is a true southern bell and having Lane in her cowboy boots and Anna Kate in her adorable dresses made out for one wonderful afternoon of shooting!
Erin is one of our favorite clients! She hired us back in the spring to do the photography and videography for a wedding shower for her sister-in-law, so when she contacted us to do the photography for one of her best friend's gender reveal and baby shower we couldn't wait. One, we love working with Erin and two she throws the best parties! Erin did a fabulous job planning every detail of the party. It was so much fun to be a part of the special time in this couple's life and to get to work with Erin again!
We had a great time with the Sellek Family in Wake Forest, NC. We couldn't have asked for a better session, it was full of beautiful light, good weather, and lots of love! There is something special about the excitement of new parents and it was a privilege to be able capture the joy of Chris and Stephanie as they loved on sweet Audrey!
I am so glad we had the opportunity to do some family photos for Nate & Lane. I spent the past year together with them in a small group - from Lane's pregnancy through Anna Kate's birth and now these first few months, I have been able to watch this sweet couple go through this season of life together! They're sweet little girl was cute as could be and a real trooper throughout the whole session. Always grateful for a happy baby! Nate and Lane, you guys are awesome and I am so glad we could capture these memories for you! - Paige
When Ashely contacted us about taking one-year photos of her sweet niece, Emma, we were happy to help out! We were even more thrilled that she found us through a referral! We had a great time taking photos of Emma - who was accompanied by her mom, aunt, and grandmother! It was a beautiful, though warm, morning over at the NC Arboretum. Though Emma would prefer to wear as little as possible, we were in love with the lovely dress Aunt Ashley picked out for her! Thanks guys - we had a great time meeting up with you all!