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Backyard Garden Extended Family Holiday Session | Columbia, SC Family Photographer

It was a perfect mid-November afternoon in South Carolina — sunny, but slightly overcast, temperatures in the upper 60s, a hint of autumn crispness in the air juxtaposed perfectly against the last breath of late summer. A family gathered together in the backyard of their home in Columbia, the home where both girls grew up, the place where everyone gathered now from far and wide across the country. The two daughters, now married, were there visiting with their husbands, and a new granddaughter stole the show with her delightful presence. As everyone gathered on the patio, enjoying the afternoon and swapping stories, you could almost hear the echo of voices and laughter from the decades of family memories that took place within those walls. As I took a look around before gathering everyone for photos, I took a moment to just drink in the family dynamic — the laughter, the glances passed, the bond between sisters, between spouses, between in-laws, between couples. I smiled to myself, and it hit me that that moment was such a beautiful reminder of just how precious family is.
As Elizabeth and I were saying our goodbyes after her sweet baby girl’s newborn session this fall, she mentioned that she and her sister would like to surprise their parents with some photos of their whole family when Catherine and her husband, Matt, were visiting for Thanksgiving! I know from experience just how tough it can be to get photos with the whole family together once everyone grows up and gets married and begins their life in a new place, so I was honored to be part of capturing this stage of life for them!

And what a privilege it was to spend time with this crew the weekend before Thanksgiving! Everyone was so warm and welcoming and inviting, with Beth immediately donning the role of gracious hostess as soon as I arrived, making me feel right at home and offering me a sandwich and a drink! Bobby, Matt, and Adam jumped right in to help me move furniture, and Elizabeth and Catherine helped keep the little one in good spirits and assisted me with coordinating everyone for the group photos. I truly could not have asked for better clients to work with!

To the Walker family — thank you so much for inviting me to spend this time with you all the weekend before Thanksgiving! It was such a pleasure to get to capture these photos for you, and I hope you look back on them fondly for years to come as you reminisce on this time of your life!

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Hey, I’m Nicole!

Columbia, SC Newborn, Maternity, & Family Photographer

I’m a sentimental mom of two with a heart for helping moms like you have a stress-free photography experience. I’m here to help you feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera and capture beautiful photos to tell the story of this season of life.

Serving Columbia, SC & the surrounding areas