I remember there was a hurricane. The word ‘was’ being key, because the day after Dorian swept through Eastern Carolina the world stilled. It was as though the day was making up for the intense winds and storms as the sunrise was warm and vibrant. Kelli trusted me to make the call prior to this sunrise shoot, and I’m so thankful that she trusted my optimism. This shoot was a big deal for me, because it was the kick-off toward the stylistic changes of Christen Smith Photography. I have always admired film; the way that scans bring out hues of gold, green, and blue. Kelli and I go way back from her maternity session to her newborn shoot, I have gotten to see her and Dan and their many exciting transitions. Here’s to Kelli being a part of another pivotal part of Christen Smith Photography.

See Kelli & Dan’s maternity session here | See Kelli & Dan’s in-home newborn session here

Photographer: Christen Smith Photography

Location: Lafayette Village, Raleigh NC