Maternity Leave

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I cannot believe that I’m writing this post. It officially December and time for baby boy Carter #2 to arrive and that means things will look a little different for Becca Kate Photography for the next few months.

The last few months have been the busiest and best months in my little companies history and that is because all of you. THANK YOU for all of your support and love. I love capturing the sweet seasons of my clients lives and I’m forever grateful for this work. All that being said my plan is to take maternity leave from December 7th until the end of February (with the exception of one February wedding that I’m very excited about!).

I will still be taking inquires for weddings and spring sessions, but my replies will be sparse. I have quite a few Spring weddings but am still actively taking weddings for Summer and Fall/Winter of 2019. Please still inquire about sessions and weddings during my maternity leave through e-mailing beccakatephotography@gmail.com or through my website form. I will get back to you with more info. as soon as possible!

What’s to come for Becca Kate Photography? I’m really excited for 2019! I know that life will be even more crazy with two little guys to care for, but I’m really hopeful for all that is in store in this next year. Keep your eyes out for a little re-branding, a new website, and hopefully some great changes from my little company in the next year! I love this work and I love all of you! Thank you, thank you, thank you, for loving and supporting me!

Anddd the maternity pictures were courtesy of my talented and patient husband (and second shooter) who indulged my desire for a maternity shoot while on our baby moon at The Greenbrier. He is pretty much the best and he has become quite the photographer (as well as teacher, dad, hubby, etc.). Thankful for you James Lawson.

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Britni and Ethan Downtown Engagement Session

I love engagement sessions! They are like a prelude to a wedding and it is SO fun to get to know my couples and their unique love stories. I especially love engagement sessions where we get to incorporate the couples story into the photos. This session was a like a cherry on top of an ice cream sundae for me! Not only are Britni and Ethan the sweetest couple, but we got to end the session at Joymongers brewery, where the two went on their very first date! You can feel their love and joy and in these photos! I’m already dreaming about their wedding next fall! Engagement photos are always worth it in my book. You need to remember the excitement of your engagement season, and I can promise that your photographer wants to get an know you before your big day! I’m now booking 2019 weddings (Spring weekends are almost filled!). E-mail me at beccakatephotography@gmail.com for more information.

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Georgia and Tim’s Angus Barn Wedding

This day was literally a fairytale. Georgia and Tim’s wedding ceremony was at the Gazebo by the Angus Barn Pavilions, and I felt like we were in an enchanted forest. Everything about the day was beautiful. From the heartfelt Christ centered vows, Georgia and Tim’s sincere and evident love, to the abundance of support, joy, and adoration from family and friends- it was a perfect day. Everything a wedding should be! I know the Lord was rejoicing over this sweet marriage that brought Him SO much glory and honor on their wedding day and many many years to come I’m sure!

The day started with bright sun, had impending thunderstorms during the ceremony, and ended with perfect light for portraits! One of my favorite things about these wedding images is the emotion captured. From getting ready, the ceremony, the wedding party dances, and all the reception photos- you can just feel the joy and excitement of the day!

It was a true joy and honor to capture the love of the new Mr. and Mrs. McDonald!

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The most fun and epic wedding party dance off I have ever seen! This group knew how to celebrate!

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And they lived happily ever after!

Barron Harris is 2

How is it possible that you are already 2?! And how did year 2 go so much faster then year 1?! I feel like I blinked and I have a big boy who is trying to talk, open all my cabinets, and eat all the popsicles!

If I could describe this year with you Bear in a word I think it would be PERSONALITY. Man this year your personality has shown through. You are a hoot. From your dance moves, to your closed eye bird mouth feeding habits, to your temper tantrums, you do not lack for personality. I feel like year one was so new and intense but this year we have gotten to enjoy your silliness, sweetness, and FUNNY personality fully. You keep me on my toes.

Somethings have not changed. You still LOVE your crib and sleep. Praise the Lord. Your lovies (little lambs) and paci are your most prized possessions followed closely by any toy tractor or lego. You still love a routine. Every morning you start with a glass of milk and you know when you get your milk you have to hand over paci and lovie. It cracks Dad and I up because it’s like clock work, and even if we don’t ask, you just hand them over. Currently you love to sing wheels on the bus, and while your talking and language has exploded over the last two weeks, you never let your lack of word slow you down. You would point, pull, make hand motions, until we figured out what it was you were after.

You are still huge for your age and every week someone comments on your size. I don’t know if you will be 6’5, but you haven’t stopped loving food or growing. You love all fruit and cheese but freeze pops are on the top of your list. We laugh because I’m pretty sure you already outweigh AG.

One of the most fun things to watch this year has been you coming to love your family, especially your cousins. Auntie Al and I can’t let you and Rayne see each other before preschool or you guys pitch a fit to be in the same class. Cousins of Thunder. I pray that you and Rayne always love each other and sharpen each other for the Lord (with a few bites and pushes thrown in for good measure!). AnnaGrace is the boss and teacher, Rayne is often the peacemaker, and you B are the defender and sometimes the fighter- haha. You love your cousins and they are such a gift to us! You have no clue that you are getting a brother in December, and when we ask “where is the baby” you either point to your own stomach, dads, or on a good day- mine. I CANNOT wait to see you love your brother. It’s going to be an adjustment (for all of us!), but I know that having another built in best buddy (and wrestling partner) will be such a gift in a few years!

Bear you are so fearless. This is sometimes hard for your momma, but I know it can be a good thing too. I have to watch you like a hawk because you will literally jump off the dock at the lake, belly flop off of the couch, or climb to the very top of a ladder with no fear. A true boy and explorer. You LOVE the water. We start swim lessons soon and I’m excited to see you thrive in something you enjoy.

I hope I always feel like this, but every season seems to get sweeter with you B. More challenging in some ways, but 100% sweeter. This year I have seen how uniquely and perfectly the Lord made you to be exactly- YOU. My tender hearted, fearless, joy filled, boy who makes me laugh and smile every. single. day. There aren’t words for how I love you, and my biggest comfort in all of the world is that God loves you even more then I do! I want the world for you B, but really I just want you to know Jesus, because that’s where all the true joy and riches I have found come from. You are a gift and I pray that you know how deeply you are loved on your 2nd birthday and always (Ephesians 3:14-21).

Love,

Your momma

*also a big shout out to all of our friends and family who love Bear so well! It truly takes a village! We love y’all!

Caitlin and Steve’s South Dakota Wedding

This wedding was one for the books! It was so fun to do my first destination wedding for Caitlin (my sister’s sister in law or my brother in-laws sister!). The wedding and reception was held at their farm in Bancroft, South Dakota. It was perfect. I have never seen such expansive farmland in my life, and Caitlin’s decorating and partying planning ability rivals Joanna Gaines. I think what I loved most about this wedding was getting to capture Cait and Steve’s sweet love on their own family farm. It was truly special to capture them in all their barns, fields, and places that were clearly loved and home! Cait made pictures a huge priority (and had 2 amazing dresses for the day!!) and as a photographer I really couldn’t ask for a more willing couple or beautiful landscape!  Whenever I look back over these images I will remember what a great time I had in South Dakota and how perfect Steve and Cait are for one another! It was such an honor and joy to capture the Weerts wedding and love story! Enjoy!

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Fall Mini Sessions

Fall portrait sessions are my FAVORITE! Who’s ready for colorful leaves, pumpkin everything, and hot coffee on cool brisk mornings. Can you tell I’m a fall girl?! My fall is CRAZY this year and while I’m so so very thankful for a packed schedule and business, I’m also trying to plan ahead because baby boy #2 is due right at Christmas! I’m going to be offering two mini session dates this fall. There is a small chance I will open up one more date in November, but I may just have these two dates. If you need Christmas card pictures, updated family photos, etc. this is the perfect session for you!

 

 

My mini sessions are 25 minutes, $150.00 (tax included), 20 high res. edited images (with options to purchase more) delivered via online gallery within 2 weeks of your session. Up to 6 people are included in this mini session (with additional $30 per person over 6).  The session will be held on farmland somewhere in Browns Summit, NC (20 minutes north of Greensboro). The exact location will be announced closer to the session dates!

 

 

To sign up email beccakatephotography@gmail.com with your preferred date and time. I will reply confirming your date/time and give you a little more info. on reserving your spot!

Saturday, October 20th: (in the event of rain the date would be moved to Sunday, October 21st, but I will work with you around scheduling in event of rain. )

9:00am- L. Family

9:45am- W. Family

10:30am- 

11:15am- W. Family

3:00pm-H. Family

3:45pm- 

4:30pm- 

5:15pm- G. Family

5:45pm- M. Family

Saturday, November 3rd: (in the event of rain the date would be moved to Sunday, November 4th, but I will work with you around scheduling in event of rain. )

9:00am- M. Family

9:45am- S. Family

10:30am- S. Family

11:15am- L. Family

2:15pm- S. Family

3:00pm- S. Family

3:45pm- M. Family

4:30pm- S. Family

5:15pm- T. Family

5:45pm-

The Howe Family

I recently had the privilege of photographing the Howe family and their newest addition, baby Wells in their home! I absolutely love in home family and newborn sessions! I hope that these pictures will always remind them of the fleeting season of little boys and the sweet time in their home! It’s such a joy to photograph families that clearly love each other, and who I really respect. I hope you guys enjoy these photos as much as I do!

Interested in booking a fall newborn or family session?! E-mail beccakatephotography@gmail.com for more info! My fall is booking up fast and I’m only taking a limited number of fall photos sessions due to a busy wedding season and baby Carter #2 coming in December!!

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