Maternity, Newborn, &
Family photography

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the surrounding areas

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USC Horseshoe Fall Family Session | Columbia, SC Family Photographer

family of four hugs during fall family portraits at USC Horseshoe in Columbia SC

What I loved most about my recent family session at the USC Horseshoe with the Hakmei family was how fun and playful it was! If you’ve never been to the Horseshoe in downtown Columbia, it’s a perfect location for family photos. Many parents love that it’s tucked away from some of the hustle and bustle of the city, and there are endless places for curious kiddos to explore, picturesque brick paths criss-crossing the grounds underneath the trees, and tons of beautiful gardens tucked behind buildings that make for beautiful photo locations! 

Fall Family Photos at the USC Horseshoe

One of my favorite things about my session with the Hakmei family was capturing the boys’ energy and curiosity, as well as the snuggly and sweet moments between the high-energy ones! 

When I asked Nora what she wanted to remember most about this time in her family’s life, she told me, “The kids’ laughter and hugs, and the love that’s always there and keeps us going, even in the craziness.” When I photograph families, I always try to capture both dynamics—the silly and the sweet. I love to keep sessions fun, especially for young kids, because the playful moments are often the ones that give way to some of the sweetest, love-filled moments!

She has also been a constant source of support and encouragement throughout my business. Nora has always cheered me on and believed in me. As one of my first clients, I’ve been photographing her and her family since she was pregnant with her oldest. I am so thankful for her and the opportunity to watch her family blossom and grow each year. 

Nora and Jalal, I cannot tell you how much it means for you to trust me year after year to capture your family photos! Your family has been with me from the very beginning, and it was such a joy to document this season of life with your boys! I’m obsessed with these fun, playful photos of your beautiful family (they might be my favorite photos yet of the four of you!). I’m so glad we got to spend some time together at the Horseshoe, and I’m already looking forward to next time! Love you all!

brothers hug during playful fall family session at USC Horseshoe

kids run around their parents who are hugging at USC Horseshoe

mom hugs her boys

young boy in brown suspenders at USC Horseshoe

brothers exploring the grounds at USC Horseshoe in SC

dad carries son on his shoulders during family session

mom helps son walk along edge at USC Horseshoe Fall Family Session

children during USC Horseshoe Fall Family Session

young boy blowing bubbles

brothers playing during USC Horseshoe Fall Family Session

mom wraps arms around her son

brothers play near water fountain at USC Horseshoe

partens hug as their two boys run up to them

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Nicole Watford, a newborn photographer in Columbia, SC

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