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Welcome


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Welcome


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Charlotte NC Maternity and Newborn Photography

I am truly honored to document two of the most important milestones in your life: Your pregnancy and the first days of your new little one's life. My goal is to capture and freeze these precious moments in time with beautiful portraits that I know your family will cherish for years to come. View the maternity and newborn galleries below or visit my blog for the most recent sessions. Learn what to expect from the Lisa Yvette portrait process here.  If you are interested in booking a portrait session or have questions, please contact me.

 
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Lisa was very personable and made the process very easy. My husband and I both really enjoyed our session and the final product and we can’t wait to work with Lisa again on a newborn session
— Shana B.
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Maternity


The Beauty of Pregnancy

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The Beauty of Pregnancy

Making the decision to have a child - it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
— Elizabeth Stone

Pregnancy is an amazing time in a woman's life.  The creation, development, and birth of a baby is nothing short of a miracle. I believe every woman who brings life into this world is especially beautiful and I'm always excited when couples choose to commemorate their pregnancy with professional portraits. Maternity portraits are a once in a lifetime opportunity for each baby. This is your chance to beautifully capture you and your family intimately interacting with your baby while still in the womb. The laugher and emotional bonding during your portrait session will forever be with you and your spouse. And just imagine how happy your child will be as he/she grows and sees photos of you with him/her inside. The infinite amount of love I have for my own daughters is what inspired me to capture motherhood at its beginning. The ideal time to photograph your belly is 30-36 weeks when it's nice and round. Most sessions last 60-90 minutes depending on the number of participating family members. Because space is limited, it's best to schedule your session as early as possible. I photograph most maternity sessions outdoors but I can also work with you in studio. Wear one of my beautiful maternity gowns or your own clothing. While not required, I suggest professional hair and makeup styling to enhance your existing beauty and your portraits. Contact me for a consultation.  I'd love to create beautiful memories for you!

 

Maternity Gallery

 
 

Maternity Session Creation Fee $300

Includes:

  • Pre-Session Planning Consultation
  • Custom designed Photo Session with up to 3 outfit changes
  • Use of Studio Wardrobe and Props
  • 20-25 Hand Edited Images

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Newborn


The Love of Newborns

Newborn


The Love of Newborns

You will never have this day with your child again. Tomorrow they’ll be a little older than they were today. This day is a gift. Breathe and notice. Smell and touch them; study their faces and little feet and pay attention. Relish the charms of the present. Enjoy today, mama. It will be over before you know it.
— Jen Hatmaker

A new baby is only new for a very short time.  As much as we think we will remember the precious moments, we won't. The kissable, chubby cheeks,  tiny fingers and toes, soft silky hair, pouty lips, and sweet newborn scent will soon be a faint memory. Newborn photography helps preserves these details. Newborns are best photographed in the first 5-10 days, when they are still very sleepy and flexible. We suggest scheduling your newborn session while you are still pregnant to ensure availability. As a mother of two, aunt of 12, and GOD-Grandparent of 2, I've had many years of experience caring for newborn babies. My newborn sessions are photographed in a calm, warm, environment perfect for your little one. At your baby's portrait session, his/her comfort and safety is my top priority. I will patiently, safely, and delicately work with your baby taking as much time as needed for capturing cuddly poses. Newborn sessions last a minimum of 2 hours so there will be plenty of time for feeding, changing, and soothing. I provide wraps, blankets, outfits, hair bows, as well as other props. If I don't have what you like, parents are welcomed to bring items from home. When finished, your family will have beautiful portraits that will forever remind you of the first few days of your baby's life. Ready to schedule your newborn photography session? Let's talk!

 

Newborn Gallery

 
 

Newborn Session Creation Fee $300

Includes:

  • Pre-Session Planning Consultation
  • Custom designed Photo Session with up to 3 baby sets
  • Use of Studio Wardrobe and Props
  • 20-25 Hand Edited Images 

 

 
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Smash The Cake


Baby's First Year Milestone

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Baby's First Year Milestone

Smile, Laugh, Eat Cake, and Play. Today is your birthday!

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Cake Smash Sessions...

Are a fun way for your baby to mark the 1 year milestone. 

Cake Smash Session Creation Fee $300

Includes:

  • Pre-Session Planning Consultation
  • Custom designed Photo Session with dress up, smash cake and bubble bath sets
  • Use of Studio Props
  • 20-25 Hand Edited Images

*Parents must supply cake and outfits.

 
 
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Meet Lisa


Your Photographer

Meet Lisa


Your Photographer

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.
— Aaron Siskind
Charlotte Portrait Photographer

Hi!  I'm Lisa and I'm so happy you're here. I'm a Charlotte NC based portrait photographer with formal training in Information Technology. My love of photography was inspired as a child by my father who always documented my life with videos and photos. He helped me understand the importance of preserving memories through imagery. From childhood to adulthood, I have always owned a camera. I have albums and boxes full of heartfelt memories of my family and friends collected over the years. After working in technology for 14 years and finding myself an empty nester, I decided to take my love of photography to a higher level. I purchased my first DSLR camera in 2009 and gained education by purchasing books, attending mentoring workshops, and working with other photographers to improve my skills. Having the technical background was most definitely a plus in learning journey as professional photography is not as simple as pressing a button on a camera. Over the years, I have photographed many types of portrait clients...graduating seniors, families, children, weddings, etc. Though I continue to work with a variety of clients, I have grown passionate about capturing pregnant moms and newborn babies... their joy, beauty, and peacefulness. It is a privilege for me get to know you while capturing wonderful moments of your pregnancy and newborn's first days of life. It is my goal to preserve these special memories for you with beautifully printed images that will be enjoyed for generations. Want to learn more about how I do this? Click to learn about my portrait photography service. Get answers to our most frequently asked questions or Contact me if you are ready to book or have more specific questions.  

I look forward to meeting and working with you. :-)

-Lisa