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

Quinn | Newborn Session | Charlotte, North Carolina Newborn Photographer | Krista Gantt Photography

Introducing... Quinn Berkeley!  She's a sweetie and Teagan is a very proud big sister!  I was so glad to have the opportunity to capture these images of my work friend's baby.  Kelley is a NICU nurse and I am glad to call her a friend.  She's sweet and fun, and a little silly too!  We met on night shift but we're both happy to be working in the sunlight hours now.  Enjoy these photos - and this pretty nursery!

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...