My Photography

My Girl...


















Have you ever, in your entire life, seen anything more exquisite than my beloved friend pictured here? I didn't think so. Ready for this? She is as lovely in her heart, spirit, and soul. This gorgeous vessel is simply the icing on the cake. In 5 weeks her family will be complete. Three boys. Three of the most fortunate boys on the planet if you ask me. I love you, JM. I love you very, very much.



Sweet Babies... 












These sweet babies stole my heart the moment I met them. Have you ever seen a more precious trio?




Some kind of wonderful.... 










I love this gorgeous family.... so much. 



Treasures...











This goddess is one of my bestest friends. She and her hubs are welcoming baby boy #2 in a couple of months and I REALLY wanted to take some sweet photos of them as they are right now... a family of 3. I had this a vision of soft, intimate, fun, casual and real. I wanted you to feel all the love, and while I may be incredibly biased... I think we nailed it. ALL the feels. ALL THE FEELS.


To the Moon and Back...










These pictures make me tear up. This is my little brother, Josh, and my sister-in-law, Brie. They are the love of each others lives and they are expecting their very first baby... a sweet, little boy. I can't wait to meet you my precious, nephew. I love you guys so much.


1 Cor. 16:14... 









This is one of my very best friends in the whole world and her beautiful family.  I couldn't love them any more than I do. Impossible.


And I Choose You... 























  





Yesterday afternoon, on a perfect day in Charlotte, two people that I love so dearly were surrounded by the most special people in their lives as they exchanged marriage vows. There is at least one photo here of every guest in attendance. Quality trumped quantity. It was real, intimate, and simply amazing. There were tears, giggles, TONS of extra long hugs, ear to ear smiles and a love so strong, so special that the air felt heavy with it's magic. Every moment of the day was beautiful. Pure perfection.

Krit(s)a & Michael, I love you SO SO much. I can't adequately express the gratitude I feel for entrusting me to capture the moments that will turn into memories of the BEST day of your lives. Thank you.

You are SO loved. #becomingabergstrom

Love In Bloom...












I met this couple through a mutual friend and when she asked me if I would take pictures of her family I jumped at the opportunity. I mean, come on, look at these people. They make it too easy. Gorgeous. Every...  Last... One.Of.Them!


Love & Magic... 













Our sweet "Krita" is getting married to the man she has loved her entire life. Yesterday her tribe "showered" her with love and endless giggles. Flowers, food, glitter and magic was everywhere. You could feel the love in the air... from those in the room and one very special lady there in spirit. YOU are a blessing sweet girl and you are SO loved.




BEST.DAY.EVER...










Last week, two of the best people I know got married.

Nothing fussy or stuffy. Completely authentic, just like them. They went to the courthouse at 2pm on a Friday afternoon surrounded by the most important people in their lives. Later that day they exchanged their vows (some of the most heartfelt I have ever heard) in a room full or laughter and tears.

Then...we partied.

More on that later...

Love on Top... 











Now, logically... I know that there is no such thing as perfect, but perfection is the word that came to my mind more than any other as I was going through the photos from my shoot with this family right here. These are my dear friends and their two boys. This family is humble and fairly private, so I'm not going to gush on them so much that I put ALL of their business out there, but I will leave you with this...

This beauty... this love... those smiles, this happiness?? Well... what you see is exactly what you get.

This family is the real deal Holyfield and I was honored to capture them in their element.


All in the Family...












This is the third year I have had the pleasure of shooting this sweet family. I can say this now without it being weird. I love them SO, SO much!!!


Lovebirds...









These two met at The Westin in uptown Charlotte two years ago, and yesterday marked exactly two years from their first date. Congrats on your anniversary... and thank you for letting me help you make it memorable. You make lovin' look easy!

Fall Fun...













This family is SO fun and their little BOY.... with his adorable country accent?!?!?!? I am obsessed with him. He is as sweet as he is cute.



MR. & MRS...
































 
I am not a full-time photographer... which is why I tried talking this GORGEOUS Bride OUT of hiring me to shoot her wedding. However, with a couple this ridiculously beautiful and a party this fun... you can't really go wrong. Cheers to you A & D. I love you SO much!!! You were "FLAWLESS".

One more because I couldn't resist.



The Cool Mom...












This is my dear friend, Heather. Also known as the world's coolest mom to the <soon to be> world's coolest baby boy. CCC... I cann't WAIT to love on you. "It's not easy being a stiletto in a world of Uggs!" -Brian Atwood.


Easy Like A Sunday Morning...











This is Angela and Derrick. You hate them. I know. I get it. That much attractiveness should not be legal in one couple. When Angela reached out to me to discuss engagement pictures she said  that she did not want your run of the mill ones << hallelujah >>. She wanted casual... intimate... effortless... and sexy. She wanted to capture her and her fiance as they really are... in passionate, playful, every day love. Simple, white cotton and a little bit of skin never looked so good.


A Family Affair...









This guy has been my friend for over a decade. This is his beautiful family, and I love them SO much.

A Mother's Love...






This is my gorgeous friend and her beloved little boy. You can actually see just how much this Mama loves her baby.

Oh, and that face? It's gonna bring all the girls to the yard.

BOSS lady...








My fave girl + her beloved jewels + a tutu + sequins = MAGIC!!!! My lovely little Krista, creator of Celene Stones, has indeed designed a life she loves. I'm so proud of you, Mamacita, and I could not love you more.

To get your custom creations, e-mail Krista at: CeleneStones@gmail.com and be sure to follow her on Instagram at CeleneStones. Mention this blog and get 15% off.



Ladies of Lineage (Bridal Fashion Show)...





















All of these breathtaking gowns are from Ladies of Lineage; a bridal boutique in Charlotte. The gorgeous "ladies" behind Ladies of Lineage are my friends, Natasha and Jodene. They put on a beautiful fashion show last week and I thought I'd share all the eye candy. If you're in the market for a special dress for your big day, please go visit them. You will NOT be disappointed. Tell them I sent you and they'll be sure to give you a special glass of champagne filled to the tipy-top! XO
Ladies of Lineage: 1419 East Boulevard Suite E Charlotte, North Carolina (704) 547-4208


Celenestones... 











Last weekend I did a photo shoot for my friend, Krista and her magical jewelry line... Celene Stones. **SWOON** I love these precious bangles. Here are a few of my fave pics from the shoot! 

P.S. - If you want the chance to WIN a Celene Stones original from the designer, we are holding a little GIVEAWAY. Here's what you have to do...

1. Go HERE to "like" the LOTUS fan page on FB
2. Go to Instagram and start following "Celene Stones"
3. Go to the Homepage of this blog and enter your e-mail address to start "following" ModaFresca ( the little box is on the right. It just means you'll get an e-mail when I throw up a new post).

 Three simple steps... it will take as many minutes, and if you do all that by February 28th... you are automatically entered. If you have already done all of that, you're all set! Good Luck!!!

Family Ties... 











I love this family. These triplets... I just can't even handle it. Adorable overload.

One year down... Forever to go... 








Kingston...


Sweet Caroline...








Family...









Senior Portraits... 









I never got my senior pictures taken (other than the generic one that are done at school for the yearbook). I didn't care much about it at the time, though. I knew that money was tight for my family, and I definitely wasn't about to fork over 4 week's worth of my pay (from McDonald's) to get them done myself. Fast forward 15 years... I get a phone call from my brother, Michael, about a month ago. (We were talking about the fact that I was coming home soon for my brother, Trevor's, wedding.) He started telling me about a guy he knows who's daughter was having a tough time finding someone to do her Senior Portraits (back near my hometown). Everyone she found cost a lot of money and as a senior in high school, she just couldn't afford it (I could relate). So, after giving my usual disclaimer... " be sure to tell her that I am NOT a professional, Mikey"... I offered to do them. She was the sweetest, most grateful, kind, and beautiful 17 year old I had met in a looooong time. Here are a few of my favorites from our afternoon together. Best of luck, Andrea!

Maternity Shoot...










Do you ever meet a couple and think to yourself... "Dear GAWD... I hope those two don't reproduce!?!?!?" Well... this is NOT that couple.

Beautiful? Check. Hilarious? Check. Smart... Caring... Successful... Loving... Strongly Rooted in Faith... ADOOOORABLE... CHECK CHECK CHECK!!! You get the picture. This amazingly gorgeous couple is welcoming a baby girl veeeery soon, and they wanted to capture these moments before they pass.... their relationship, their love, and all of their excitement. When their daughter grows up and looks at these, she will know just how much she was loved even before she was born.

J&S - I am honored to have been asked to capture these moments for you. Congratulations on your baby girl. I cannot WAIT to meet her.


Head Shots...








All Images: MMH

All lashes and brows done by the talented ladies at Beautiful Brows. Gorgeous make-up by Rhianna Reynolds.



Christmas Cutie Pies...






All Images: MMH

The Aunt and Uncle of these little peanuts decided to surprise their family with pictures for Christmas. Now that they have received their gifts I can share some of my favorites from their shoot. ADORABLE.

Family Fun...




All Images: MMH

Look at all of these sweet faces. They make me happy.


The Most Wonderful Time of the Year...





All Images: MMH
I love Christmas time, and I REALLY love Christmas pictures. Here are some I took for the new Mr. and Mrs. this weekend!

I love, LOVE...








All Images: MMH
Beautiful day. Beautiful couple. Beautiful, beautiful love...

Young & Beautiful...








All Images: MMH
My gorgeous friend, Karen. Just because...

Family Photos...









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THIS.FAMILY!!!!!!!! I can't handle it. Beautiful. Just stunning...and sweet to boot. These triplets are the CUTEST. I just fell right in love with all of them!


Maternity Shoot...










All Images: MMH
"Sometimes in life, you find a special friend: someone who changes your life by being a part of it, who makes you laugh until you can't stop, who makes you believe there really is good in the world" (Laurieann Kelly). This is my best friend...she is having a baby, and I CANNOT wait to meet her!


Family Photos...









All Images: MMH

To say that this family holds a special place in my heart is the understatement of the century. Don't you just want to hang out with them?



Sweet Baby Girls...








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This baby girl is as happy as she is breathtakingly beautiful. Sweet Ramsey. I fell in love with this face. How could you not?








All Images: MMH
 Squeeeeeeeze! I want to squeeze little Kendall. This precious peanut turns one in about two weeks, and she's sure to get even more beautiful (if that is even possible).  


Travel...




All Images: MMH
 Boston, MA-Summer 2012







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New York City- Summer 2012


Engagement Photos...









All Images: MMH
Joshua and Brie - September 29, 2012







All Images: MMH


Joseph and Brandy- August 11, 2012

Moments in Time...






All Images: MMH
Having a birthday? Get your closest friends together and capture these moments in time. "These are days...you'll remember".


Baby Photos...












All Images: MMH
Look at this face. Such a little PEANUT!! World, meet Brody. He is 1 year old and already a heart breaker! Adorable and just as sweet.








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Little Master Grant Hoskins on his 3rd birthday. What a cutie pie. He's got the biggest, sweetest smile, and dimples you could drive a truck through (just like his beautiful, Mama).



Performances...







All Images: MMH

 This is MAC. He is a rapper from Fayetteville, NC who just moved to Charlotte. My boyfriend produces some of his music. These shots are from a showcase last week in NoDa. If you don't know him yet...you will.








6 comments:

  1. Sweet and Gentle Jesus, you are a very talented woman!! Love you

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  2. Thanks so much, Bran. Love you!!!

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  3. Love all of your pictures, especially the ones you took for Grant's birthday! I feel honored to call someone so talented, BEAUTIFUL, genuine and sweet a friend. Keep rocking on with the fashion and photography! XOXO Twila

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  4. Thank you for such wonderful pictures of Ramsey. You captured her just as we see her. Precious! We will look at these beautiful shots of our sweet Ramsey for years to come!!!!

    Erin and Matt Dilday

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  5. Wow Girl! Fabulous Photos And AmazingTalent With Every Shot!!! Jamie

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    1. Awww... thanks SO MUCH!!!! I appreciate you saying that. ;)

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