I have had the absolute pleasure to photograph this tiny (for now) family for the last couple of years. What a beautiful opportunity it has been! You may remember Kate’s Adoption Story that has moved so many hearts in both North Carolina and Alaska. Kate is an amazing mother, and you can see them both shine in this entire session! Throughout the adoption hardships and battles, comes love and healing. This beach session perfectly renews my soul and represents the coming dawn of a new and beautiful day.
The early morning sunrise made for a spectacular scene with bursting warm colors from the sun. The ocean did not disappoint with beautiful hues of blue and purple fading into the color spectrum as the sun continued to rise. Not to mention, the cutest little trouble maker giving us all kinds of expressions and fun vibes as he showed us his big love for the waves and sandy beach!
I really love when parents let go of conventional norms and jump right into an adventure! We new we had the beautiful portraits we needed, so we went for the water! Thankfully, it was right about the time we wouldn’t be able to keep him from his favorite spot, anyways!
I am truly thankful to be a part of creating beautiful memories for this special family! So much joy and love has been added into my life for knowing these wonderful souls, and I am thrilled to return the favor!
Andrea Halsey is a portrait artist and designer in Greensboro, North Carolina. She has been photographing area families for well over a decade, has achieved multiple photography related awards and was featured on the Dr. Oz show after photographing his family portraits. Raised in the Carolinas, she has a love for beautiful landscapes and family values, with complex inspiration from Mark Twain to Kate Spade.