Thank you for stopping by! This blog is a place to get a sneak peek into the fabulous world I am surrounded by. I am a wife to an amazing husband of almost 15 years, mom to two perfect kiddos and a photographer of some of the most beautiful people on the planet. Capturing special moments with my camera and preserving them forever is my passion. If you would like for me to capture special moments for you and your family, contact me today! I look forward to getting to know you and your fabulous world.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Miss L, 3 months!-Jacksonville Family Photographer

One of my favorite newborn sessions, Miss October, came in this week for her 3 month session!!! This is always the most difficult session because they are learning to discover the world around them and could care less about looking at the camera, lol! We had to be a little creative, but it didn't take too much, she is just plain beautiful and her eyes are simply stunning!






Monday, January 17, 2011

Birthday Girl- Jacksonville Family Photographer

Miss K's Mom contacted me a few weeks ago about setting up a session for each of her kids on their birthday...and to continue it every year on this special occasion...fabulous!!! I love the idea of comparing all of the ways they have grown and changed over the years to come. We had so much fun on this shoot, exploring, a little hiking and some trespassing :)Happy 7th Birthday Miss K!!!





Saturday, January 15, 2011

Matilda Jane Party! Jacksonville Family Photographer

I get asked a lot about clothing choices for photo shoots...here is your chance to get my personal favorite brand of clothing!!! It photographs amazing, it's comfortable so the kids are comfortable and to top it off, it is ADORABLE!!! You can only order their clothing through a Trunk Show and it just so happens, my sister is having one!!!

The new line of Spring clothes, House of Clouds, is being debuted here! Check out their website for a preview :)

Some of my favorite sessions were ones with Matilda Jane Clothing:








You do NOT have to come to the show to place an order!!! But they do not sell their clothes on their website, you must place an order through a show.

The trunk show is Feb 4th...send me an email at updegraffphotography@yahoo.com and I'll get you in touch with Jamie, who can help place your order for the show...and then book a session so I can photograph your cuties in these amazing clothes!!!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Lovely-Jacksonville Family Photographer

Lovely is the perfect word to describe this family. In all of my photo shoots I try to capture the spirit of the family, some times I have to work for it...not with this family. They are so genuine and fun, it made my job a piece of cake! I explored with the girls, chatted with the parents...it just felt like I was hanging with a family I had known forever, even though this was the first time I had met them. It was quite simply, a lovely Saturday morning with the D family.







Monday, January 10, 2011

Teacher's Pet-Jacksonville Family Photographer

When my husband was putting the Christmas decorations back up in the attic last week, he reminded me that my old childhood desk was up there. We got it down, dusted it off and had a good laugh at how small it was...but guess who it was the perfect size for??? Bella!! My Mom got her this adorable outfit for Christmas...so, fifteen minutes later, in my back yard...we had a little fun playing school...my First Grader Rocks!












Saturday, January 8, 2011

7 months pass by so quickly-Jacksonville Family Photographer

I know I sound like a broken record but time really does seem to fly by when you have kids! I remember being little and only wanting time to hurry up so I could be a grown up!!! My niece Zoe is now 7 months old...doesn't seem possible. She has the best ever personality! Her new thing is being able to have "coffee" time with her mom. You see, in the morning when my sister has her coffee, all Zoe wants is to drink out of that cup. So my sister raises to her mouth to give her a sip...of course she doesn't let her drink any, but it doesn't matter to Zoe...she just wants to be like the grown-ups. My sister says her favorite Zoe face right now is the look she gives her when she is pretend sipping on her morning coffee...scroll on down and you can see exactly what she loves about it!








Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sweet Baby Girl- Jacksonville Newborn Photographer

I had the privilege of photographing this amazing couple when she was pregnant with Miss S...so I was super excited to finally meet her! She was just as tiny and as sweet as they come. One of my favorite props that Mom brought along to the studio was the NC State booties that we had used in the maternity shoot...those tiny little toes fit in them perfectly.





Wednesday, January 5, 2011

off to a good start!- Jacksonville Family Photographer

My first session of the new year was this past weekend and it was for an adorable little angel! She has such a beautiful red tint to her hair and crystal blue eyes. She is the newest addition to the "Baby's First Year" club so you will be seeing her grow and change over the next year...I look forward to it, she's gonna be a knock-out! The outfit in the last photo was her Mom's outfit when she was a baby...l-o-v-e!