This sweet little family is expecting a baby girl in December. I am so excited for them and beyond grateful to have the opportunity to capture such a special time in their life. This whole session is just dreamy. I love the woodsy vibe, and all around joy captured. Also they couldn't be more gorgeous. I cannot wait to have their sweet little girl in front of my camera.
I got to have these two in front of my camera a few weeks ago.
Kaitlyn & Joey scheduled a sunrise session with me. We all know how hard it is to wake up early and get out there, but I'm telling you, it is so worth it!!
Sunrise sessions are my fav. The dew, fog, and morning light is always so perfect.
Puppies are always welcome too ;)
Joey was leaving for the Army and they wanted to have pictures done before he left.
Kaitlyn reached out after I delivered their gallery and let me know that these photos have been the only thing keeping her smiling in this rough time.
THIS is exactly why I love what I do so much.
Pictures are such a special gift. And people treasure them so much.
I am so grateful that I get to be apart of such sweet moments of life.
I figured I would quit hoarding all my landscape work for myself.
Just a few pretty scenes for your chilly fall Monday evening.
I love when I get a chance to just go on a drive and take pictures of places as I go.
It's kinda my happy place.
Dramatic skies and country roads always help too.
We took a day trip to Lake James last February.
The pictures from it have been tucked away in my photo library ever since.
I was so happy to come across these little gems.
Ryan Longnecker posted a photo on instagram a few months ago.
And the words just resonated with my soul.
His words were :
"Raising daughters is a little terrifying. Some days I feel heavy and dark that they will have to learn how little some people care about each other and how violent and sad it can be. Then I remember about moments like this, and how it's shaped me to want to make beauty if I don't see it, then make and see more; I find hope there."
With all the things happening in the world, and raising daughters of my own,
I often find myself going back to that picture to read those words.
It is so much more than inspiring. It refills my heart with hope.
Hope that love will conquer, and the beauty seekers will keep on seeking.
It reminds me to try to find light in the darkness. And to never let fear win.
My heart has been so heavy lately, as well as many others.
I feel like this is the only way for me to get through, to keep looking for the magic.
And maybe the beauty that I find and share will heal and refill another heavy heart.
maddie saltz. wedding/ lifestyle/portrait photographer. mama of girls. wife. creative. dog mom. mount ulla, nc. horse lover. country living.