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Lake Wylie Newborn Boating Portraits

Lake Wylie Newborn Boating Portraits

I have got to share a bit of back story here with this Lake Wylie newborn boating session.. I was photographing this new mom a few years back and just so happened there was some construction being done on the building we were photographing in. One of the guys working had noticed her (who wouldn’t she is stunning) and I left her outside the window while I ran in to grab some made-up thing I needed for the photo. Long story short, they exchanged numbers and the rest is history. And their sweet “P” is the future 🙂

Lake Wylie newborn boating photo session

The planning of the rowboat portrait session.

This rowboat is not lightweight and is solid wood. It is a dream prop for the prop junkie in me. I was nearly knee-deep in the mud trying to place this boat where I wanted it to be based on the light. I wanted the boat to be sitting in the mud to make it more secure for mom and baby. In years to come, I will have dad row them around the pond in the boat. I am hoping to get some Sebastopol Geese for my pond. These geese are Mother goose come to life type of geese. I mean true fairytale-like. Sorry I got off track of setting up the boat for our portrait session. I added a few blankets and pillows to the boat for comfort. They added texture that I love! I grabbed a few flowers from the studio and that completed what I needed for the boat. Mom arrived with baby and we grabbed this burnt orange dress from the studio wardrobe and added the headband for baby. I made the flower crown earlier in the day knowing that this mom would love that little addition. I just snipped cuttings from the trees here at Fiery Knoll.

Brandy NicCole:


I am so glad your here!

I am Brandy NicCole, animal lover, gardener with a brown thumb, mother to one amazing son, wife to my soulmate and Jesus follower. My bff just happens to be 88 yrs old and we have known each other for 30+ years.

Fun Facts:

Who's NicCole:

It's my middle name

Favorite snack:

Reese Cups

Go-To drink order:

Sweet tea

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