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The Past Couple of Months

Did y’all realize that Thanksgiving is next week?  NEXT.WEEK.  And then it’s Christmas – which I love!  Especially since Catherine is already pointing out “Chrwismas Twees”.  It’s so stinking cute.

As you know, I have NOT been posting monthly photos of Isa each month.  I’m lucky to get her one main photo each month, but I’m trying to get a little better at pulling out my DSLR a little more often.  The intimidating thing is that I still have photos from the hospital and Catherine’s 2nd birthday (which were both back in February) that I haven’t touched… such is the curse of being a photographer for a living :-)

So here’s a little update with a couple things we’ve been up to:

Isa turned 8 months and really started sitting up on her own!  She hasn’t begun crawling yet, but she ROLLS to get where she wants to go.  It’s hilarious!

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For you photographers out there reading this post, the above photo was taken using flash and the one below was with natural light.  I usually take her official monthly photo with a flash because the light is never consistent with her nap times and mood (or maybe it’s the other way around, ha!).  And then if the stars are aligned, I’ll turn the flash off and get some other photos with natural light.

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Oh my gosh, this girl already knows how to pose and work the camera.

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Catherine loves getting into either of their beds with her sister.  It’s super cute.

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She’ll start on the blanket and end up on the other side of the room before we know it.  And she’s so proud of herself too!

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At this age, Halloween is more for me than them (Ben could take it or leave it) so our two little Minnies got a few photos and went to a small party with us.  Catherine may have had A piece of candy… maybe two :-)  But I mainly wanted the photos!

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The other reason I had kids is so I could have an excuse to do things like apple picking and visiting pumpkin patches.
It’s just even better when friends can go with us!

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I’m also pretty sure Catherine and Isa traded personalities for a minute in this photo… my usual smiley baby looks so quizzical!

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Isa is so unsteady on her feet still but she’s working on it.  She also looks way too big when she’s on her feet!

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Pumpkins, fallen leaves, orange & purple clothes with a Clemson bow.  Clearly we love fall around here.

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And just like that, Isa turned 9 months old.  She also waited until now to start getting her teeth and her four front ones are all coming in at the same time!  Even when I was pregnant with her, she was an all or nothing kind of girl… if I was nauseous, it came fast and fierce!  Or, I was just fine.  It was crazy.

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Also, Miss Flexible is already prepping for the Clemson cheerleading squad.

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Diane Bilbrey - November 16, 2017 - 10:19 pm

I really love the pictures, so hard to capture the right moments, but you did! Your girls are adorable.

Rudy Charles | Greenville Birth Photographer | Patewood Memorial

Photographing two births within a couple of weeks of each other only has me itching to photograph more!  I’ve said it so many times, but birth photography was never on my radar.  But after photographing 17 births in 4 different states over the last several years, it’s safe to say that God’s plans for my business has always been better than my own!

Anderson and Laura were scheduled for a c-section with their second baby boy if she didn’t go into labor on her own.  So I kept my phone turned on each night just in case that happened!  And while she was having some contractions the day before, Rudy decided (unlike my own second born) that he wanted to come on his scheduled date :-)

I pulled into the Patewood Memorial parking lot just before 7am on a chilly November morning.  This was my first time photographing a birth here and I hope it’s not my last.  The doctor (who is one of my own doctors!) and all of the nurses were so kind and welcoming and even in the midst of doing their own jobs, offered to help anyway they could so I could do mine!  I’ve been so blessed to have had incredible experiences with the medical staff at each birth I’ve been a part of, but when people go above and beyond for you, you take notice… and it’s so appreciated.

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I still remember Laura texting me when I was just getting started in photography to ask if I would take hers and Anderson’s engagement photos.  And they wanted to pay me!  I couldn’t believe it, but was so excited.  They asked someone else to photograph their wedding because of how new I was, but I was actually super thankful because I didn’t have a clue what to do for a wedding day.  And their wedding photos are beautiful.  I would NOT have been able to do them justice back then.

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I don’t think any of us will forget the squeals of the nurses when the doctor cleaned off Rudy’s head and saw that he did in fact have red hair like his daddy!

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I rarely post color photos from births, but red hair is definitely a reason to post some color photos!

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He kept wriggling that hand out to say hi.

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This is by far a favorite.
It’s so incredible watching my friends become parents. Even the second time around.

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There were three VERY excited grandparents in the room!

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Happy birthday, baby boy.  I’m so glad I was able to meet you during your first moments of life!

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To see more birth stories, click HERE.
For more information on Birth Photography, feel free to visit the website: http://births.sabrinafields.com/

2017 Fall Mini Sessions

Several years ago I walked away from doing family sessions on a regular basis.  I wanted to focus on weddings and eventually added birth photography into the mix.  And all these years later, I still LOVE both of those things!

But past clients and friends kept asking me about family sessions or mini-sessions so this past spring I gave it a whirl… and I kind of love them :-)  It’s so fun getting to see these families grow and watch the kids laugh as mom and dad surprise them with a bear hug or the tickle monster!

And these mini-sessions are perfect for me and the way God has wired me.  So, these quick 20 minute sessions that I offer twice a year will be here to stay!  Thank you for trusting me, you guys.  2017 was a good year to test out these mini-sessions and it will be fun to do them again in 2018!

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I always pull mom and dad aside for some photos of just the two of them.

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In Matt and Christy’s case, they hadn’t had formal photos taken since their wedding :-)

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I’ve lost count as to how many times these two have been in front of my camera, but I STILL pull them aside for photos of the two of them.

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Same goes for these two… Natalie was my college roommate so you KNOW they’ve done all of this before.  But they also know how important it is to pour into their marriage and each other.  And I’m glad to help freeze some of these moments with photos.

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Oh my gosh, you guys!  Brett said they hadn’t had photos of the two of them (minus maternity photos) since their wedding. Again, so excited I could help out with that!  Plus… would you look at the colors of the trees behind them?  So in love with this photo.

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To view the 2017 Spring Mini Sessions, click HERE.

Happy 6th Anniversary, Ben!

Yesterday was our 6th wedding anniversary.  SIX YEARS!!

People say it all the time, but the older I get, the truer it is… time needs to S L O W down!  It was already picking up speed when I was in high school, then college came and went way too quickly.  There were parts of the following decade that were slow when I didn’t want them to be, but once I met Ben and especially after we got married, time has increasingly sped up.

So really, where did the last 6 years go??  It’s been an amazing adventure full of all kinds of ups and downs and sudden left turns that were not expected.  But God has done more than I ever could have asked or imagined beginning with the man He had in mind for me to marry.

We are not perfect by any stretch of the imagination.  And while I could easily list off each of our own faults and how much we need to improve with every aspect of our lives, all I’m going to say is that I’m thankful neither of us is putting our hope in the other because we would be gravely disappointed each and every day.

God is the one responsible for us meeting, for the adventures we’ve had, for the mountains we’ve climbed and allowed the valleys we’ve fallen into.  But  He’s always there, He’s always steadfast, He’s always faithful, and He never gives up on us.

So here’s to another 60 years of laughing and adventuring and working and playing with my favorite person.  I love you, Ben :-*

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Angelina + Mike | A Rock Quarry Elopement

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When Angelina first contacted me about photographing their elopement, I wasn’t sure if she was serious or not.  Let’s just say I was hopefully ecstatic… as we talked over coffee when we met in person, I told her that marriage is a really big deal to me and I want nothing more for my couples than for their marriages to succeed and grow, regardless of the ups and downs.  And she completely agreed.

Mike will tell you that it was love at first sight when he saw her in New Orleans 3 years and 1 week ago.  She was on vacation and didn’t think too much about it.  But he couldn’t get her out of his mind and pursued her, quickly helping her see that being with him was the best decision she could make.  So, exactly 3 years to the date they met, they said “I do” in a private ceremony in one of Greenville’s most beautiful parks.  October 25 may have been on a Wednesday, but it was the perfect date for them and the weather was divine!

These two have traveled and had some incredible adventures already and I’m beyond excited for their future and the journey ahead of them.  Thank you guys so much for allowing me to be a part of your elopement.  I loved capturing your first moments as husband and wife and celebrating with you!

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Between her gorgeous dress, his dress blues and those flowers…
not to mention their giddy smiles… I was in photographer’s heaven!

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The fall light with that golden hour glow was just as gorgeous as Angelina and Mike!

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Oh my gosh, this one just gets me… you two are so stunning.

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Dress | Lulus
Hair + Makeup | the bride
Florals | Statice Floral
Officiant | Robin of Upstate Wedding Officiant