Rebecca Ames Photography | Chapel Hill Wedding Photographer

lifestyle photographer

Shamps: Day in the Life | at home. Wilmington, North Carolina

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I've been with this family since the birth of this little boy (whom I totally adore and kinda feel like he's one of mine). It makes me incredibly happy that I've gotten to document their lives and our growing friendship over the years. They are just such good people and I love witnessing all their love and joy. Here is our almost, completely unposed, day in the life session.

p.s. the peeing shot is my favorite. You'll see why with a couple scrolls of the mouse.

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The Shamps: A day in the life | Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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I LOVE this family. I got to meet them when Mindy was still pregnant with Riley and we have done a whole lotta sessions together now, starting with his birth! I'm even going back next month for Riley's second birthday. They are some of my favorite people in the whole world and I'm so glad that I get to call them friends now. I also love this kid! I think since I was there from the very beginning, it's like he's one of my own. He even loves me too! He calls me "Be-beee" and gives me the very best hugs! 

So, this session. This is a day in the life. Nothing is posed. I told them to do absolutely nothing. I just hung out and took photos. They are imperfect, but that's what makes them perfect. This is them just hanging out and spending their day the way they normally spend their day. Mommy swam some laps, daddy got mommy flowers (making him look like the best husband to the photographer), daddy went to work (we even visited daddy at the office", lunch, naps, playing with toys, reading books, all the usual stuff. 

Oh, and I've got to say a couple more things about this family and just give them a shameless plug. Jordan and Mindy are also really fantastic photographers. Before Riley was born they were the owners/photographers of JAM Photography and I'm sad that the world lost the pleasure of booking them for their family sessions. They are super talented, way more than me, and I keep getting blown away that they keep having me come over and take their photos. Also, Jordan is the co-founder of a social network/journaling app called Noteables. You should check it out, create an account, think about how it would be super awesome for your school/workplace/etc. and then talk to Jordan and set that up. 

Cliff: lifestyle session | Pullen Park. Raleigh, NC

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I love this family. I met them a year ago when Alicia was still pregnant with this little man and wanting some birth photos. It was quite the evening. Anyways, we got together and I got to see how this guy has grown up over the last year. He's huge. He's happy. And those fat, fat feet (They even have a hard time trying to find shoes for those things). We hung out for a little bit at home, went to the park, rode the swings (which he enjoyed for the first time ever or he was just hamming it up for the camera. I'll pretend it's the latter), took a ride on the train, and went for a carousel ride. It was a great time, but it really wore the guy out. He had to take a nap.
Love you guys.


p.s. I really love the completely unposed lifestyle sessions. They are real. They scream out, this is who we truly are. We love the perfection of the imperfect. It sings.