I’m so, so excited to be sharing Kelsey and Nate’s Charlotte lifestyle newborn session with you today! Kelsey is one of my absolute best friends in the world! She was a bridesmaid in my wedding and I cannot begin to explain how much I love her and her sweet family! We moved to Charlotte around the same time. Together, we’ve been able to tackle the city together, which has been amazing! She and her husband, Nate, are actually incredible photographers themselves… so when they asked me to capture their new son’s earliest days, I was flattered. It’s always such an honor to photograph another photographer. Even if they are some of my best friends!

Charlotte Lifestyle Newborn Session

Because of COVID, I couldn’t visit Kelsey in the hospital after she had Gideon, like I had when she had Afton. The next best thing was a lifestyle newborn session for their family. It was SUCH an honor to capture Gideon’s first few days at home as well as the home that Kelsey and Nate have built over the years. Lifestyle sessions are a great way to capture your family in their most relaxed and stress-free environment. And for newborns, it means easy access to all the things you need like bottles, diapers, or a space to nurse comfortably. Because everyone is more comfortable at home than anywhere else, we also get SO many more natural interactions. Afton was amazing during the session, wanting to jump off the windowsill between shots. She had a great time playing with Nate and showing off her new big sister skills with Gideon.

Congratulations again, Kelsey and Nate!! I’m so happy I was able to capture your new little guy at home. You’re such a blessing to me personally and I’m just beyond happy for you all!


Charlotte Lifestyle Newborn Session || The Schwenk Family





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