April Cole Photography: Blog http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog en-us (C) April Cole Photography 2016 aprilcolephotography@gmail.com (April Cole Photography) Sat, 28 May 2016 01:36:00 GMT Sat, 28 May 2016 01:36:00 GMT http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/img/s9/v86/u510101613-o51296966-50.jpg April Cole Photography: Blog http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog 120 85 Oliver's Newborn Session - NC Studio Photographer http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2016/1/olivers-newborn-session---nc-studio-photographer Meet Oliver.  This precious babe is my cousin's baby!  He has a Peter Rabbit themed nursery, so it was a must to incorporate this cute bunny outfit I have in my prop stash.  So glad to live close to this sweet family, so our babies can grow up together just like we did! :)

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aprilcolephotography@gmail.com (April Cole Photography) April Cole Photography Greensboro Photographer Newborn Photographer Saxapahaw Photographer Studio Photographer http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2016/1/olivers-newborn-session---nc-studio-photographer Thu, 21 Jan 2016 21:15:00 GMT
Kristina's Senior Session - North Carolina Photographer http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2016/1/kristinas-senior-session---north-carolina-photographer I have apparently had a very busy year, since I see my last blog post was over a year ago!  I'm sure all of you have as well!  I spent a lot of my time this past year working on redesigning my business in order to better serve my amazing clients, and to offer some incredible products!  I will post more on the great products I now offer later, but as a quick welcome back to my blog...here is one of my favorite sessions (that I did in Florida) that never got blogged!  I have known Kristina since she was 6 weeks old!!  And here she is for her senior session.  She is simply beautiful, inside and out!  Love you, Kristina!

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aprilcolephotography@gmail.com (April Cole Photography) April Cole Photography Chapel Hill Photographer Photographer Portrait Photographer Saxapahaw Photography Senior Photographer Triad Triangle and http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2016/1/kristinas-senior-session---north-carolina-photographer Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:42:29 GMT
Stephen Family ~ SW Florida Photographer http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2014/10/stephen-family-sw-florida-photographer This trip to Florida was filled with me doing sessions for my sweet friends who I met at Hallmark so long ago.  Hannah was another one I worked with back in my Port Charlotte Hallmark days. ;)  Her and I became great friends and spent a lot of time together.  It was so nice to have finally been able to meet her husband and family on this last trip!  They were a great bunch, and our session was so much fun!  Can't wait to see you again, Hannah!!

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aprilcolephotography@gmail.com (April Cole Photography) April Cole Photography Burlington Photographer Chapel Hill Photographer Durham Photographer Family Photographer Portrait Photographer Studio Photographer http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2014/10/stephen-family-sw-florida-photographer Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:29:03 GMT
Harman Family ~ SW Florida Photographer http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2014/10/harman-family-sw-florida-photographer One of my favorite families!  I met Krista while working at Hallmark about 13-14 years ago and we had SO much fun together.  We had such a great team and I still remain close with so many of the Hallmark girls!  We have kept in contact over the years, and last year I photographed their sweet girl Ellie.  I got to photograph their whole family this time on the same beach we met last year!  It was a perfect day, and Ellie was just as sweet and adorable as ever.  Chris is a musician and performs at different locations all over Tampa and surrounding cities.  Check out his band Charlie Hotel and "Like" his page here!  I hope to see him perform sometime when I'm in Florida!  

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aprilcolephotography@gmail.com (April Cole Photography) April Cole Photography Burlington Photographer Charlie Hotel Family Photographer SW Florida Photographer Studio Photographer Triad Photographer Triangle Photographer http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2014/10/harman-family-sw-florida-photographer Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:00:00 GMT
Williams & Howley ~ SW Florida Photographer http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2014/10/williams-howley-sw-florida-photographer I met Jennifer and Kathy about 14 years ago (YIKES!  That makes me feel old), when I started my first job at the Hallmark store!  Hallmark was my life and once upon a time I wanted to own my own Hallmark Store. :)  Jen became my store manager and Kathy was one of the first people I met there.  Both people I looked up to very much.  I am so grateful to keep such wonderful people in my life all these years later.  It was so fun to see all of them and photograph their beautiful families.  Here are a few of my favorite shots from our session on the beach!

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aprilcolephotography@gmail.com (April Cole Photography) April Cole Photography Beach Photographer Burlington Photographer Family Photographer SW Florida Photographer http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2014/10/williams-howley-sw-florida-photographer Sun, 12 Oct 2014 13:00:00 GMT
Megan ~ SW Florida Photographer http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2014/10/megan-sw-florida-photographer I feel like every few months I am starting off my posts with - "Where have I been!?"  Life gets a little bit crazy, and blogging ends up getting pushed to the back burner.  I have a now 6 month old baby girl, and a 2 1/2 year old boy who keep me SO SO very busy.  I am also blessed to continue to photograph sessions and events which are constantly keeping me busy as well with all of the editing. :)  Earlier this year in the spring I made a trip to Florida to visit my friends and family and do some photo sessions.  I got to photograph many friends and family...so this blog will start my Florida trip!  Meet Megan.  My beautiful and sweet cousin!  Over the last couple of years I have gotten to photograph so many of my cousins, it has been wonderful!  I will follow-up with more sessions from Florida over the next few days! 

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aprilcolephotography@gmail.com (April Cole Photography) April Cole Photography Chapel Hill Photographer Family Photographer Punta Gorda Photographer http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2014/10/megan-sw-florida-photographer Fri, 10 Oct 2014 03:53:28 GMT
Miles' Newborn Session ~ NC Studio Photographer http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2014/7/miles-newborn-session-nc-studio-photographer We have some very good friends who were the first friends we made when we moved to North Carolina!  We lived in the apartment right upstairs from them in Durham.  We were both at very similar places in our lives when we met, and continue to be.  We have now known each other for over 6 years and ended up buying homes in the same neighborhood as each other!  They purchased their home before us and introduced us to this little town and the beautiful neighborhood.  We have now lived in our home for 4 1/2 years, and when we're lucky, we get to spend some time together. ;)  They recently welcomed their 2nd sweet baby boy into their family and I was lucky enough to capture him at 8 days old.  I have since done his 3 month photos, which are just as adorable! ;)  I will post those later.  For now...enjoy sweet baby Miles.

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aprilcolephotography@gmail.com (April Cole Photography) April Cole Photography Chapel Hill Photographer Newborn Photographer Studio Photographer http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2014/7/miles-newborn-session-nc-studio-photographer Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:36:04 GMT
Catey ~ 2 Years Old! ~ Saxapahaw Studio Photographer http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2014/7/catey-2-years-old-saxapahaw-studio-photographer Catey and I had a lot of fun during her 2 Year photo session.  ;)  She loooved all of the great fun things I have around my studio, and much preferred to play with everything else than have her photos taken.  But she was a real cutie!  We photographed her, snacks and all! :)

 

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aprilcolephotography@gmail.com (April Cole Photography) April Cole Photography Chapel Hill Photographer Children Photographer Durham Photographer Family Photographer Studio Photographer http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2014/7/catey-2-years-old-saxapahaw-studio-photographer Wed, 16 Jul 2014 02:59:15 GMT
Kiki's Puppy Session! ~ Saxapahaw Studio Photographer http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2014/7/kikis-puppy-session-saxapahaw-studio-photographer I did my very first Puppy session in the studio when my sister was here visiting over Christmas.  We had a little too much fun with her little pooch, Kiki.  Kiki has more clothes and accessories than most children.  She was super well behaved, and never tried to run off set! :)  Isn't she sweet?

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aprilcolephotography@gmail.com (April Cole Photography) April Cole Photography Pet Photographer Saxapahaw Photographer Studio Photographer http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2014/7/kikis-puppy-session-saxapahaw-studio-photographer Sat, 12 Jul 2014 17:00:00 GMT
Chris & Samantha Maternity ~ Saxapahaw Photographer http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2014/7/chris-samantha-maternity-saxapahaw-photographer Hey!!!  Guess what!?  I'm still here!!!  You wouldn't know it by the lack of blogging I've done over the last several months...but I'm working on getting all caught up!!  I had such a busy couple of months before my baby was born with traveling, sessions, editing, and a little baby planning in between.  Once she was here, I spent many days doing her own newborn sessions (She had 10) ;) and actually getting them edited! (I've edited about 5 of the sessions).  That is a huge accomplishment for me to actually spend the time to edit my own family's photos!  I knew if I didn't do it right away, it may never get done.  I went back to work very shortly after she was born, and have been back at doing sessions, editing, and trying to get some more personal photos edited before getting too busy again.  With all that, I have been slacking on my website, and hope to get back into the habit of blogging more frequently.  

I did Chris & Samantha's Maternity Session back in December!!  I know.. Shame on me.  They are dear friends of mine and it was such a pleasure to capture this special time for them, as well as their baby's newborn and 3 month sessions already!  You will hopefully see those posts not too long from now.  Until then...here are a few of my favorites from their maternity session...

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aprilcolephotography@gmail.com (April Cole Photography) April Cole Photography Chapel Hill Photographer Family Photographer Maternity Photographer Saxapahaw Photographer Triad Photographer http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2014/7/chris-samantha-maternity-saxapahaw-photographer Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:18:31 GMT
Big News! http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2014/4/big-news I have been missing in action here on my blog for a while!  It has been an insanely busy past few months to say the least.  Lots of fun business stuff happening (a new studio in progress), as well as my new baby girl arriving a couple of weeks ago!  I will get caught up on some fun blog posts of sessions I've done over the last few months, but until then...here is a little peek at my new little one!  A very Happy Easter from Myla, and a sweet photo of Myla and her proud big brother Kyler.  :)  

 

 

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aprilcolephotography@gmail.com (April Cole Photography) April Cole Photography Chapel Hill Photographer Family Photographer Mebane Photographer Newborn Photographer Studio Photographer http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2014/4/big-news Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:26:02 GMT
My Family :) http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2014/2/my-family In late November, my husband had to take a trip to Korea for work and I told him to bring something back for our little boy.  He came back with the cutest, softest little outfit, so we decided to do a little photo session of him in his outfit.  :)  My ever so talented hubby knows that I rarely get in photos myself unless he offers to take the camera from me, so he took a photo of me with my sweet boy as well.  The same day, we attempted to get a nice family photo of the three of us.  My Mom was in town visiting, so we went out to my favorite spot on the river, and she snapped away.  About a gazillion photos later, we decided there must be at least one good one of the three of us to use for our Christmas card.  We couldn't have had a more perfect photo...thanks Mom, for capturing a wonderful family photo of the three (four) of us!  

 

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aprilcolephotography@gmail.com (April Cole Photography) April Cole Photography Ekwurtzel Family Photographer My Family Saxapahaw Photographer Studio Photographer http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2014/2/my-family Sun, 02 Feb 2014 14:00:00 GMT
Madeline's Newborn Session ~ Saxapahaw Studio Photographer http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2014/1/madelines-newborn-session-saxapahaw-studio-photographer Miss Madeline came to see me just a few days before Christmas for her newborn session.  I just adored her every little feature.  She has beautiful parents, so there's no question where she got her beauty from.  She was the most content awake baby that I have had the opportunity to work with.  It was so fun to capture her looking right at me!  :)  But as most babies do, she did eventually go to sleep for us to get those sweet little sleepy shots.  ;)  Congratulations to the wonderful new parents!

 

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aprilcolephotography@gmail.com (April Cole Photography) April Cole Photography Madeline Newborn Photographer Saxapahaw Photographer http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2014/1/madelines-newborn-session-saxapahaw-studio-photographer Thu, 30 Jan 2014 02:12:23 GMT
Odegard Family http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2014/1/odegard-family Here is a little piece of me!!  In October, my entire family and many members of my extended family all gathered in my hometown of Bemidji, Minnesota to celebrate my Grandma's 80th Birthday!!  It's always rare to get my entire immediate family together at the same time.  There are 6 of us in my family, and many, many more now with spouses and children!  When the occasion presents itself, we like to take the opportunity to get some photos of all of us together.  My parents basically live in 3 different states (that's right, just one set of parents, 3 states...grandkids started that one), my sister lives in Florida, my older brother lives in Minnesota, my younger brother lives in Colorado, and I live in North Carolina.  Talk about spread out!!  We had planned for someone to take our family photos for us while we were in town, and it ended up falling through, so I was able to talk one of my fantastic Aunt's into pressing the shutter button for me if I set up the shots.  It wasn't the easiest or most ideal situation, but she did a great job, and we ended up getting a few photos of ALL of us together.  I took several individual and family shots for my family, and my sweet hubby who has gotten amazing with the camera himself, was the photographer when I got into photos with my family, and my Mom also got in on getting some of these great shots.  It was definitely a team effort, but we got the job done. :)  Hope you enjoy this little personal post and peek inside of my family life!  (P.S. I'm the one in teal with the tiniest baby bump - hardly noticeable at this point).

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aprilcolephotography@gmail.com (April Cole Photography) April Cole Photography Chapel Hill Photographer Family Photographer Odegard Family Portrait Photographer Triad Photographer Triangle Photographer http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2014/1/odegard-family Fri, 24 Jan 2014 14:00:00 GMT
Hannivig Family ~ Saxapahaw Photographer http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2014/1/hannivig-family-saxapahaw-photographer I met the Hannivig Family at the Haw River Ballroom here in Saxapahaw for their session.  We got to explore some of my favorite areas, as well as find new ones along the way!  Their little guy certainly made me work for my money, but we got some great shots out of it!!  :)  And congratulations to the three of them...baby on the way!

 

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aprilcolephotography@gmail.com (April Cole Photography) April Cole Photography Best Photographer Chapel Hill Photographer Family Photographer Hannivig Family http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2014/1/hannivig-family-saxapahaw-photographer Thu, 23 Jan 2014 05:28:18 GMT
Privett Family Christmas ~ Saxapahaw Studio Photographer http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2014/1/privett-family-christmas-saxapahaw-studio-photographer June & Georgia came back after just a few weeks from their newborn session to see me for their Christmas session!!  I'm so lucky!  The sweet baby girls were amazing...again!  They were awake and happy during their session, and got a little sleepy by the end so we could get some more cute sleepy shots.  Beautiful Mom & Dad got in a few as well!

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aprilcolephotography@gmail.com (April Cole Photography) April Cole Photography Family Photographer Newborn Photographer Privett Family Saxapahaw Photographer Studio Photographer http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2014/1/privett-family-christmas-saxapahaw-studio-photographer Sun, 12 Jan 2014 19:17:27 GMT
June & Georgia Newborn Session ~ Saxapahaw Studio Photographer http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2014/1/june-georgia-newborn-session-saxapahaw-photographer Here are just a few of my favorite shots from the baby girls' newborn session!  As soon as I found out they were girls (since their parents didn't find out their genders before they were born), I had to whip up some matching little hats and leg warmers!  They sported them so well.  ;)  June & Georgia are the sweetest little angels and were so good for me during their session.  Twins are so special, and I'm so excited to be able to capture these baby girls for the wonderful Mom & Dad.  Congratulations to the new parents!!

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aprilcolephotography@gmail.com (April Cole Photography) April Cole Photography Chapel Hill Photographer Family Photographer June & Georgia Maternity Photographer Newborn Photographer Portrait Photographer Studio Photographer http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2014/1/june-georgia-newborn-session-saxapahaw-photographer Thu, 09 Jan 2014 14:00:00 GMT
Reese & Gracin ~ Saxapahaw Photographer http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2014/1/reese-gracin-saxapahaw-photographer These little ladies had such fun personalities and we spent much of their session singing songs!  Although I always work hard to get the cute and natural smiles out of children, I do love some good serious expressions as well!  It gives a natural look that we always want to remember along with the smiles. :)  These little cousins will be best friends forever.

 

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aprilcolephotography@gmail.com (April Cole Photography) April Cole Photography Chapel Hill Photographer Children Photography Family Photographer Reese & Gracin Triad Photographer http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2014/1/reese-gracin-saxapahaw-photographer Tue, 07 Jan 2014 14:30:00 GMT
Warshany-Baldwin Wedding ~ Asheville Photographer http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2014/1/warshany-baldwin-wedding-asheville-photographer I had the pleasure of photographing this wedding at a beautiful mountain-top property in Asheville!  The couple lives in New Mexico, but most of the family lives here in North Carolina, so we enjoyed a destination wedding, and they had the reception a few days later here in Saxapahaw at the Haw River Ballroom.  Everything was beautiful and just perfect.  Congratulations to the newlyweds!! :)

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aprilcolephotography@gmail.com (April Cole Photography) April Cole Photography Asheville Photographer Haw River Ballroom Saxapahaw Photographer Warshany-Baldwin Wedding http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2014/1/warshany-baldwin-wedding-asheville-photographer Mon, 06 Jan 2014 14:00:00 GMT
Megan & BJ Maternity Session ~ Saxapahaw Photographer http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2014/1/megan-bj-maternity-session-saxapahaw-photographer Megan & BJ are pregnant with TWINS here during their maternity session we did a couple of months ago.  We did the session out on their property where they also raise turkeys and more...and as you can see, the turkeys had to get in on all the action as well!  They are such a fun and easy going couple and have since had their sweet babies!!  They did not find out the genders until they were born, and to their surprise, they got two sweet baby GIRLS!  :)  Coming soon I will add a blog post of the babies' newborn session.

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aprilcolephotography@gmail.com (April Cole Photography) April Cole Photography Maternity Photographer Megan & BJ Privett Portrait Photographer Saxapahaw Photographer Triad Triangle Photographer http://www.aprilcolephotography.com/blog/2014/1/megan-bj-maternity-session-saxapahaw-photographer Sun, 05 Jan 2014 20:04:34 GMT