Salisbury NC family photographer

Henderson Family - Salisbury, NC Family Photographer

I first met this sweet family in 2013 for their son's newborn session. Keaton is now a happy, spunky, adorable 4 year old and his sister Ella is already 2! It just amazes me how fast they grow up, and I have really enjoyed capturing it all for them.

Their mom dresses them in the cutest outfits, has the best photo ideas, and the kids always do such a great job! Keaton loves when my daughter Taylor comes to help, and she caught a butterfly for him this time.

This session was shot at Gold Hill Park while the azaleas were in full bloom. Gold Hill is always so pretty but especially in the spring. Here are a few of my favorites, enjoy! :)

Fall Sessions - Salisbury, NC Family Photographer

One of my goals for 2017 was to start blogging more, and even though it's March already and this is my first blog of the year, I still plan to make this happen! So no judging, one is better than none, right? 

I wanted to take a look back at our fall/winter sessions of 2016 because it ended up being one of our busiest seasons to date. I LOVE family sessions so much. I love the small ones, the ones with fur babies, the indoor lifestyle sessions, and the extended ones with the grandparents too! Time passes by so crazy fast, and there is no better time than now to take some pictures with the ones you love most and make some happy memories. After losing my precious grandmother last June, I feel more strongly about this than ever. 

Many of our new clients ask "what type of pictures can we expect from our family session?" I prefer to do a mixture of traditional poses (but fun!) with candid pictures too. I usually get the posed shots done first, so we can relax and have fun for the rest of the session. The candids are usually mom's favorites! :) I also think it's crucial when photographing children that we make it fun for them. Not only do I want mom and dad to have pictures they are proud to hang on their walls and share with their family - I also want children to have a positive experience so it's something they look forward to instead of dreading. 

So with that said, I want to share several of our beautiful families that trusted us last fall to take their family pictures for them. There are way more here than in a typical post because I wanted to showcase all the different types of photos that can be taken during a family session with us. I also want all my readers and future clients to know that perfection isn't my goal when photographing your family - I want to capture your real love for each other, your smiles and hugs and laughter. Thank you to everyone who made last year one of our most successful years ever, and I can't wait to see you all again soon! 

- Tonya Ritchie

Shelton Family - Salisbury, NC Family Session

I had so much fun hanging out with this adorable family! Their session was shot on their gorgeous property in the countryside of Mt. Ulla. I suggested their property at sunset so the children could roam about and be in their natural element. We mixed in some posed shots with lots of fun, candid, real moments too. I love that we ended the session with the children swinging on a rope swing built by their grandpa - so very special. 

- Tonya