At Lisa Yvette Photography, we are 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. Our goal is to capture these precious moments in time with beautiful portraits that we know your family will cherish for years to come. Please take a look around our website to view our maternity and newborn galleries, and blog. Learn more about our portrait process here. If you are interested in booking a portrait session or have questions, please contact us.
I believe every woman who brings life into this world is beautiful and so I'm always excited when couples choose to commemorate their pregnancy. Maternity portraits are a once in a lifetime opportunity for each baby. The fun memories and emotional bonding that takes place during your session will remain with you through your portraits. And just imagine how happy your child will be as he/she grows and sees photos of you with him/her inside. The ideal time to photograph your belly is 30-36 weeks when it's nice and round. We prefer to photograph maternity outdoors near our studio. In the case of backlit or milk bath portrait requests, we will use our studio. Wear one of our beautiful maternity gowns or your own clothing. While not required, we suggest professional hair and makeup styling to enhance your existing beauty and your portraits. Most sessions last 60-90 minutes depending on the number of participating family members.
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 sweet, kissable cheeks, tiny fingers and toes, adorable eyes, soft hair, pouty lips, and fresh scent will soon be a faint memory. Newborn photography helps preserves these details. We recommend newborns be photographed in the first 10 days, when they are still very sleepy and flexible. At your baby's session, his/her comfort and safety is out top priority. We will patiently and delicately work with your baby taking as much time as needed for capturing cuddly poses. We'll also have plenty of time for feedings, changings, and soothing. We provide wraps, blankets, rompers, hair bows, as well as other props and you are welcomed to bring your own. When finished, your family will have beautiful portraits that will forever remind you of the first few days of your baby's life. Newborn sessions last a minimum of 2 hours and may take longer depending on the number of participating family members.
Hi! I'm Lisa and I'm so happy you're here. I'm a Charlotte NC based natural light and studio 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 middle school to adulthood, I have always owned a camera. I have albums and boxes full of heartfelt memories of my family and friends over the years. After working in technology for 14 years and finding myself an empty nester, I decided to take my love for photography to a much higher level. I purchased my first DSLR camera in 2009 and educated myself by purchasing books, attending workshops or classes, and working with other photographers to improve my skills. I have worked with several types of clients (graduating seniors, children, families, brides, weddings). Over time, I have grown passionate about capturing pregnant moms and newborn babies... their joy, beauty, and peacefulness. I also specialize in graduation, prom, and family portraiture. It is a privilege for me to serve families by capturing these special moments with quality images that will be treasured for generations. Take a look at the galleries and blog to view my work. Want to know more? Contact me by clicking here.
I look forward to meeting and working with you. :-)