Katie and Cameron were married in 2012 at Magnolia Manor in a wedding full of rope swing glory, and Katie and I have kept in touch since through our mutual love of cats. There has been good times with cats (YAY CATS!!) and bad times with cats (illnesses, and the unfortunate passing away of their adored cat Bug before our session), but through the thick and thin, I know I have someone to message and commiserate with when it comes to cats… and for that I am grateful. :) And now that they’re in a light-filled modernist house of awesome in Chapel Hill, we can also keep in touch with our mutual love of attempting to keep desert plants alive in a zone 8 climate with high humidity.

Now Katie and Cameron have an ADORABLE toddler named Grayson who enjoys playing with his furry brothers and sisters (brown doggo Birdie, black doggo Chevy, gray kitteh Tuna), as well as feeding them cat treats (dogs included), and picking up sticks and running around with them. His parents have excellent taste, so they bought him a Charley Harper tent which is the most beautiful and fantastic tent, but he doesn’t care to sit in it, so Tuna the cat has taken it over. When he’s not playing with sticks or throwing balls, he likes to pull flowering stems off Katie’s succulents despite our protests, and also throw his head back and make noises like a zombie (it’s a true skill). His parents are particularly proud of the zombie moaning that Grayson’s mastered, but Katie still maintains that her greatest accomplishment is having a kid who loves cats more than she does. We have a deep love for this family, and we’re so glad the incredible Grayson has joined their ranks (we’re pretty sure that Birdie and Chevy are grateful too since now they get to eat cat treats and bananas).

We are delightfully welcoming Lindsay+Ken to the CSP 5 Timer’s Club, to which there is unfortunately no sweet club jacket, but just the simple joy and satisfaction in knowing that I’ve ran around stalking you with a camera on five separate occasions. Here was their 4th occasion, when I accurately predicted that they were pregnant with what would turn out to be a really, really, ridiculously good looking child. I was right, of course, and KG is a stunner of a little-over-one-year-old. He didn’t like us at all until he realized we were there to take pictures of him, and then he turned on the charm. Big blue eyes, dark hair, and the attitude of an overworked model: smiling directly into the camera 99% of the time, demanding to see the pictures on the screen afterward to make sure he looked good, and then breaking down into tears due to hunger. He is an incredibly adorable kid, and his beauuuutiful parents are two people who are very near and dear to my heart. Dogs Mona and Lincoln, Boxer extraordinaires, were also present and adorable for this session, and also a cat! The cat was sleeping under a kitchen chair and permitted exactly four photos before she said, “I’m out” and left. It is really a cool job that we have to see our clients grow and have families and we can meet little mini versions of our clients. Welcome to the world, KG! And to the CSP 1st Timer’s Club. :)