SAVANNAH GA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

School Photo Disasters

My kids cannot take a good school photo to save their lives.  Inevitably their hair is all messed up, they look so stiff and awkward, and the only good the photo will serve is  a good laugh for the yearbook when they look back on it in 10 years.  It is definitely not frame worthy or how I want to remember my children.  

Rather, my favorite portraits of children are caught when they are just being themselves and their personalities naturally shine through.  If you are not happy with the photos you have of your kids because noone can seem to capture their true personalities...i would be happy to help!  Click HERE for more info! 

it's a boy! | savannah photographer| laurie schultz photography

Last week my niece came to visit!!  We had so much fun showing her and my brother and sister in law around town and having impromptu dance parties at night.  Also, I have to add that my niece favored me over my husband...which is like a HUGE win for me because my husband is a kid magnet (sorry babe! hehe).  While they were here we had to sneak in some maternity pics...because look how gorgeous they are!  We snapped these photos so quick because hello it's July and like a bazillion degrees outside!  This session is proof that you can still get beautiful family photos taken in the heat of the summer!  Anyways, I cannot wait until I get to meet my newest nephew, let the countdown begin! 

Our first home | Savannah, Ga| laurie schultz photography

Do you remember your first home?  Or maybe you are lucky enough to still be in your first home and have these moments captured too!  I love that this family really wanted their family session inside and around their very first home.  They have been making plans for the future but wanted to remember years from now where they started.  So much love goes into your first home that these sessions always make me feel so sentimental and I feel such a great responsibility to capture moments that will help transport you back to this very time and place years from now.  These sessions hold so much meaning to both my clients and to myself as a photographer, it is almost like we are creating a very special time capsule for your family.  

In home sessions are among my very favorite sessions.  Children are always so at ease inside their home, and love showing off all of their cool toys.  This little man was no exception, he welcomed me into his space and we had the most fun doing what he loves to do:  play baseball, cars, football, read, take a family walk.  Oh how precious age 2 is, so full of wonder and joy!  I hope this sweet boy will one day look back on these photos and see just how loved and treasured he is by his parents!  I also loved watching mom and dad interact with one another and just relax and enjoy a typical Saturday morning as a family.  

If you are interested in what an in home session would look like for you, I would love to chat with you!  You can contact me HERE.

Savannah Botanical Garden | Savannah, GA | laurie schultz photography

I have only been in business a little over a year now.  One of the very first families I had the privilege of photographing was when these sweet boys turned 6 months old!  (Click HERE to view that adorable session!)  The very reason I turned my photography hobby into a business was because I cherish the photos I have of my kids at every age, and I wanted to give this gift to other families as well.  So now, when I see my clients coming back for more it makes me so happy!  They get it, they understand how fleeting these moments are and I feel so honored to capture more sweet moments with them!  

This session was not only special because I love this family, but also because they are expecting again!  And wait for it...it's TWINS!!!  What a sweet time in this family's life!  We explored the beautiful grounds together at the Savannah Botanical Garden., if you haven't visited here it really is a hidden gem in Savannah.  This morning could not have been any more beautiful...I love when you start to feel the crisp cool air again!  These adventurous boys loved exploring with me and had me quickly out of breath, but it was worth every second!  

Forsyth Park Family Session | Savannah, Ga | laurie schultz photography

Growing up in Savannah I imagine must feel like a fairytale for a little girl.  Especially, when you've hit the jackpot with amazing parents.  This sweet family contacted me to take some photos right before welcoming baby #2 into the world.  I loved walking around this gorgeous park, that they frequent so often,  and capturing moments for them that I know their kids will treasure for years to come.  

As a side note:  these photos were taken just a few weeks after Hurricane Matthew came barreling through Savannah, Ga.  This was my first trip back to this iconic park since the storm, and I was so surprised and saddened to see it still in disarray.  Many sections of this park are still roped off because of downed trees.  I was so glad though that we were able to make our way around the park still and find nooks and crannies that are still magical every time you come back.  

Tybee Island Family Vacation | Tybee Island, Ga Photographer | laurie schultz photography

A family vacation in Georgia!  We met up on the south end of Tybee Island.  This is one of my favorite spots to photograph on the Island because the beach is a bit wider and less frequented. There is also more wildlife on this side of the island: horseshoe crabs, dolphins, even starfish can be found!        

We started our evening by just walking around the south end and putting our toes in the water.  Trying to keep cool in this southern heat can be challenging, but thankfully there was a breeze in the air!  As we closed out the evening, a water fight broke out (much spurred on by the ladies in the family!), I love a family that plays together!

Click HERE to see more Savannah, GA Travel sessions! 

6 months old! | Savannah, Ga | laurie schultz photography

This sweet baby is now 6 months old!  Do you remember when I did his newborn session?  My goodness, it is such a joy for me to be able to come back and photograph such sweet milestones in this little ones life.  My absolute favorite place to photograph is inside homes.  Why?  Well, so much of your life takes place inside your home...this is where I find children and parents most relaxed and at ease.  You just cannot create the same connections in any other setting.  

If you have been on the fence about having an in home family session, let me put you at ease.  Your home does not have to be decorated perfectly, or incredibly spacious, or even clean to capture beautiful and meaningful moments there.  Have you been following my  100 days of summer project?  Then you have seen my daily chaos/messy house, and I doubt that you've judged me for it (or maybe you have... haha, in which case please come help me!)  

Anyways, I will get off my soap box now.  Go grab a cup of coffee, and find a quiet corner or closet in your home to enjoy this beautiful in home family session.  You will quickly see why I love photographing in home.