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Sunflower Session | Charlotte, North Carolina Photographer | Krista Gantt Photography

Sunflower Sessions

Can you imagine your family running through a lush green field of brightly colored sunflowers? If not, scroll through this beautiful session to see the magical images we made together. These mini sessions are perfect for toddlers or little ones… They only last up to 15 minutes, which is about the max that you can get out of kids this age! They are just too curious and busy to sit still for long periods of time.

Find yourself daydreaming about your family out in the sunflower field? Meet me in Fort Mill, South Carolina next week! Head over to the store to book your spot on my calendar. Very limited spaces so don’t wait.

Peach Blossom Mini Sessions | Fort Mill, South Carolina | Charlotte Photographer | Krista Gantt Photography

Just a few favorites from this year’s Peach Blossom Mini sessions! These took place at a peach orchard in Fort Mill, South Carolina - the perfect location for dreamy spring photos. This was my first year out in the orchards and I was not disappointed! Everyone loved the beautiful pink blooms and the kids all had fun running around between the trees. Children love a location like this because they can go explore and I love locations like this because it allows for some fun candid photos. What are your favorite images below?


Valentine's Day Portraits | Charlotte, North Carolina Family Photographer | Krista Gantt Photography

What a fun start to 2019! Since I am slowing down a bit this year to spend time with Evan, I decided to offer Valentine’s Day mini sessions this year. I thought about offering various mini sessions throughout the year because I can choose the dates, which gives me a little more flexibility in my schedule. I have never offered mini sessions, but these were a complete success!

The reason these turned out so cute is thanks to Evelyn Henson! I don’t even remember where I saw her Confetti Hearts Wall for the first time, but I knew at that moment that I had to chose it as the backdrop for Valentine’s sessions. It is a 40ft wall with beautiful colorful hearts and phrases, and it was finished just in time for this event! I would love to see more public art like this around Charlotte, so make sure you follow Evelyn, visit the mural, and tag #confettiheartswall. The more excited we get about these, the more likely they are to start popping up around our communities.

I have so many favorites from each session that I wanted to share, so it was very hard to narrow it down. These sessions made for some fun family photos, mother-daughter photos, and sibling photos! Take a look at my favorites from each session below, and comment with your favorite!

 

Valentine’s Day Mini Sessions

Confetti Hearts Wall

“I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you.” - Ben Folds

“I may not say much when I am with you, but all of me loves you all the time.” - Richard Nixon

“To love another person is to see the face of God.” - Les Miserables

“A hundred hearts would be too few. To carry all my love for you.”

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope." - Maya Angelou 

"I love you more than yesterday, but less than tomorrow."

“There is only one happiness in life: to love and be loved.” - George Sand

“Your flaws are perfect for the heart that’s meant to love you.” - Trent Shelton

Family of Three | Ballantyne, North Carolina | Charlotte Photographer | Krista Gantt Photography

I met up with this sweet family of three in the park in Ballantyne, North Carolina. Looking at these photos, you’d never know that we were in the middle of a corporate park. This has been one of my favorite locations for a few years now, and I’m so glad I found it. It’s beautiful, convenient, and has so many great settings within a relatively small space. Once the leaves start changing, it’s the ideal place for a fall family session!

This family styled their session perfectly for the fall weather, even though the leaves haven’t truly started changing. The navy and blue palette is the perfect combination for this fun outdoor family session. Everyone looked comfortable and casual, and we had a great time making these beautiful images together. The lighting was perfect and I couldn’t have asked for a better family to photograph!

Summer Family Portraits | Charlotte, North Carolina Newborn Photographer | Krista Gantt Photography →

These family portraits are some you don't want to miss!  If you've been following me for even a minute, you've probably seen sweet Brooklyn. She's the sweetest little red head who is now turning blonder by the moment, and growing up right before our eyes!  

The McKees are sweet friends of mine, and I'm so appreciative for their continued support of my business, and that they have chose to grow with me as their family grows.  I work with Amy at the hospital before she had Brooklyn and we were fast friends.  She's the sweetest, most genuine person.  I'm so glad to call her my friend!  Not only is she a great friend, she's so patient with Brooklyn, and she's a wonderful NICU nurse.  

These family portraits were taken at one of my new favorite locations for a family session.  It's located in Ballantyne, so it's not too far outside of Charlotte. The McKees are always willing to drive to great locations to create beautiful images like these.  We hit the park at the PERFECT time of day for lighting - that golden hour, though!

Make sure to scroll to the bottom for a sweet little [big] announcement!

Congratulations Amy, Elliot, and big sister Brooklyn!

Shirley Family | Fall Special 2016 | Charlotte, North Carolina Family Photographer | Krista Gantt Photography

Meet this sweet family of 4!  I was so grateful for the opportunity to photograph this family again this year.  I met Ashley in nursing school and later found out that we were both from the same hometown!  She allowed me to photograph her family last year at Glencairn Gardens in Rock Hill, South Carolina.  This year I met up with them at Falls Park in Greenville, South Carolina when I was in town visiting a friend.  Their boys have grown so much - a lot can happen in a year!  Take a look at this beautiful family and make sure to check out the surroundings.  This park is the perfect location for a fall family session!

Fall Special 2016 Booking is OPEN!!

The Krista Gantt Photography Fall Special 2016 is now open for booking!   Summer has come and fall is on its way!  You may have heard by now that I'm offering a *special* this fall!   

Dates, times, and locations are limited and are based on availability.  For family sessions, I'll photograph up to 5 people.  Additional family members are $25 per person.  Seniors, couples, and children are also welcome to jump in on this special!  

These fall portrait sessions are in addition to my regular newborn sessions and full time work as a nurse.  Therefore, I decided to go all digital and not include prints in the package.  This provides more flexibility and enables clients to add on additional items if desired.

Well, what are you waiting for?!  If you're ready, I'm ready!  Don't wait because based on the feedback I've been getting, these sessions will sell out.  This offer may not happen again, so check your calendars and book your session today! 

click here to book a fall session now!


Locations

Each location has different settings and little hidden surprises, but they all photograph beautifully in the fall!  You really can't go wrong!

Glencairn Garden


Mint Museum Randolph


Jetton Park

A Fall Family Session | Charlotte, North Carolina | Newborn Photographer | Krista Gantt Photography

NOTE: This post and these photos are over 2 years old!   My photography skills have drastically improved and this family has grown by one baby girl!  :)


This family is very near and dear to my heart.  Brooke and I met through a mutual friend, and later lived together at Clemson.  After graduation, she moved away to Utah and I moved to Missouri - and now we're both reunited and living in Charlotte!  I'm so thankful for her friendship and am so glad we've been able to explore Charlotte together.  She is a wonderful role model, and always so positive and encouraging. 

This session was at Jetton Park in Cornelius, North Carolina on a beautiful fall day.  I was thankful that my husband, Michael was able to come along to keep Eli smiling behind me with bubbles and squeaker toys.  Eli was such a trooper - and so photogenic!  Clint's elephant impressions also helped add laughter and cheer to the session, for all of us!  I would have loved to see a video of all of us trying to get Eli to smile!  We were quite entertaining I'm sure!

~ Booking for the Fall Special 2016 begins Monday, August 22nd!  Be on the lookout! ~

Abbie and "Chris" | Charlotte, North Carolina | Family Photographer | Krista Gantt Photography

Meet Abbie, Chris, Hunter, and Caroline. Ok, so his name isn't Chris.  It's Jason.  But in my mind, those two are the same.  For almost the entire session, I wanted Jason to be Chris.  He eventually answered to it, but I'm sure deep down he really wishes I would have called him by his real name. 

I met Abbie through her sister-in-law, Ashley.  I was so glad to meet this beautiful family and capture a small moment of their lives.  Let me just say - Caroline and Hunter are so beautiful and so polite!  They were such good sports about the cold and windy weather, too.  We knocked out their family session on the same day as Ashley's, and in the same park - Glen Cairn Garden in Rock Hill, South Carolina.  Favorites are below...