Yearly Archives: 2009

friends.

Here are mine. Not just any ordinary friends – the best a girl could ever ask for. I am talking about the kind of friends who have seen me through it all – lots of tears, laughter, joy, disappointments, hopes & dreams. These are the girls that I go to for support, laughter, hugs &…

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  • courtney - Hope, thank you for being brave enough to take all of our pictures and giving us our first family piture of five! You are an amazing photographer and even more amazing friend, so thankful for you!

  • lindsay - wow…you have the most beautiful friends i have ever seen…is that natural or did you photoshop?

I love Lucy

(Hope Bray – Charlotte Children’s Photographer) but how could I not?? Look at her… she would melt anyone’s heart! It doesn’t hurt that I adore her parents too. Talk about going WAY WAY back! I know that I have known Spud since I was in elementary school & Ashley just about as long. From the…

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some things I love..

(Hope Bray – Charlotte Children’s Photographer) The Ables family, Charleston, the water, old architecture in a great photo, longtime friends, Young Life, & Chick-fil-A… just to name a few:) Chris & I met the Ables what seems like decades ago. We were all young, energetic, & despite our daytime jobs or schoolwork we somehow found…

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  • Lindsay Ables - Hope!!! The pictures are AWESOME!! Thanks so much for capturing precious moments of our family and sweet little Elliot! I love that you can see her personality in your photos. You are so talented and we are so grateful for our photo shoot. Mark and I are already talking about when to schedule the next one :). Love to you family from ours!

  • Allison Reed - Hope these pictures are BEAUTIFUL!!! You are super talented…and you had some pretty wonderful subjects to work with. Mark and Lindsay, I love your precious family!!! Miss all of you so much!

  • katie mize - These pictures are great! Elliot is so precious and such a ham! I LOVE THEM!

the Jackson 4

(Hope Bray – Charlotte Children’s Photographer) I love this family. I feel like we have known the Jackson’s forever but really it has only been a few years. They too are enduring a residency here in Charlotte so we have had a lot to bond over. Their boys are absolutely adorable & SOOO sweet! Their…

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  • brooke.c.brown@gmail.com - Ummmm….insanely crazy how cute those boys are (the vests rock, by the way). And, their mother’s smile….b.e.u.t.i.f.u.l! Every picture is precious!

rockstar status

(Hope Bray – Charlotte Children’s Photographer) Brooke is a rockstar. Awesome mom, awesome encourager, & awesome photographer. She is my #1 comment fan on my blog. Seriously, I LOVE comments on my blog & she is my #1 comment supporter. I think she has commented more than everyone else combined!  She picked this amazing place…

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  • anne - (i am one of brooke’s friends, hi hope!). these pics make me want 3 boys immediately! you did a great great job of capturing this loving, happy, full of life family! i LOVE the first one. the sun flare on the parents is just magical and griffin’s face is just edible. i also LOVE the hand holding running one, and number 4! great styling too brooke (and hope?) as far as the wardrobe. love the casual, coordinating but not matchy-matchy & bold colors look (not to mention the crocs…essential!).

  • courtney - Hope, I love these pictures! Brooke, I miss seeing you at preschool this year, your family is beautiful!

  • lindsey - Brooke’s sister Lindsey here. LOVE these pics. especially of all the boys sitting on the board with Brooke & Mike standing behind. great job!