Author archives: Elizabeth Tate

Graham Lowe Charlotte, NC Film Newborn Session

Graham Lowe Charlotte, NC Film Newborn Session
Graham's newborn session will forever go down in history as the most difficult to schedule session ever. I say that laughing, and I know Whitney laughs at this, too. Without going into detail, these are a few things that we learned while trying to get Graham's session on the schedule: 1. Pregnancy brain is bad. Pregnancy brain with twins? THE WORST. 2. Babies come wh[...]

October 2017 Mini-Sessions Part 1

October 2017 Mini-Sessions Part 1
Whoa baby, the first round of October mini-sessions were a whirlwind this year! First of all, you guys sold them out in literally like a day and a half after we launched them, so bravo, brilliant, thank you very much! We totally would have added more slots, but there are these little people you may have heard of by now that have slowed me down a little bit - the Tate[...]

Elizabeth’s Maternity Leave

Elizabeth's Maternity Leave
Image by Callie from our amazing maternity session It does not even feel right that I’m writing this blogpost, but here it is you guys: Me and my extremely pregnant be-hind are officially off on maternity leave while we wait for our Tate twins to arrive! As you read this, I’m over 32 weeks pregnant and riding the struggle-bus (in the best way possible)… everything i[...]

Almond Family Film Session

Almond Family Film Session
I met Margaret, Jonathan and their sweet little princess Grace at Hillridge Farms right as Fall was starting. It was the first week that Hillridge had their pumpkin patch open, and even though we were still living that mid-summer NC heat, it just felt like a new season was in the air. I hadn't seen them or talked much to them since Grace's newborn session last year ([...]

Kelley Family Raleigh, NC Film Session

Kelley Family Raleigh, NC Film Session
This sweet family competes for the record in how many sessions we've done together! It all started a couple of years ago (how is that even possible!?) at Amelia and Andrew’s maternity session, then we did Amelia’s baby shower, and then Felicity’s newborn photos. I photographed Felicity’s one year session and then her first birthday party, and now 2 years with this sw[...]

Lucas Foley Film Newborn Session

Lucas Foley Film Newborn Session
We did the Foley's newborn session in their sweet home just a couple of weeks after their little dude Lucas was born, and it was such a special time! David and Megan were so incredibly smitten by their little dude, and just stood by and watched with big ole' grins as I photographed him during his solo shots. They seem to be loving the little details of newborn life, a[...]

Elizabeth’s NRP Journey

Elizabeth's NRP Journey
My NRP Journey started before I even knew what was happening... the Lord just works in really cool ways, and it's always so evident when you take time to pause and look back. Nancy and I were roommates at App State from 2006-2008, where we studied Technical Photography together. Our days were filled with class, dark rooms and studios, fun photography outings on the P[...]

Charlotte Billington 1 Year Film Session

Charlotte Billington 1 Year Film Session
I'm pretty sure it was just yesterday that I was doing Beth and Shawn's maternity photos... how is it that their little one, Charlotte, is already one year old!? Beth was an old coworker from when I worked at Biogen, and we've kept up with each other through social media over the recent years. She and Shawn are truly just the sweetest couple, and watching them on thi[...]

Merta Family Raleigh, NC Film Session

Merta Family Raleigh, NC Film Session
I met Jean, Kevin, Lucy (and baby Charlotte, in Jean's belly!) at Fletcher Park one hot afternoon in August... Real quick about this family: we love them a lot. We've done literally every session you can think of for them: Jean and Kevin’s engagement session Their wedding Lucy’s 6 month, 9 month, 1 year milestone, and 2 year milestone They are NRP family, at this[...]

Piper Thorp Film Newborn Session

Piper Thorp Film Newborn Session
This family! From the moment I walked in the door at the Thorp home, I felt welcomed, at ease, relaxed. Lindsay and Brian were quick to make me feel that way with their warm conversation and their laid back natures. I took one little look at their sweet girl Piper, and I thought... this is going to be a great session! I enjoyed every minute of it... from holding and[...]