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Courtney Malone



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Flash for Lifestyle Newborn Sessions

For Photographers

Reagan | Flash for Lifestyle Newborn Sessions

I had so much fun with Reagan and her beautiful family during our in home newborn session in Greenville, SC. Despite the fact it was a beautiful, sunny day, the nursery light was a little dim, and this session was shot using FLASH! If that surprises you – good! That’s the point 🙂



Charlotte Grace | Greenville, SC Heirloom Portrait First Birthday Photographer

Sweet Charloote Grace came to the studio to commemorate her first birthday! I loved having her in for her heirloom portrait, and my “lifestyle add-on” offering, which is truly the best of both worlds.

Heirloom Portraits in Greenville SC

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Harper | Greenville, SC One Year Portrait and Lifestyle Photo Session

Harper! What a sweet little sugar! We had so much fun in the studio capturing her to commemorate her first birthday.

Greenville Studio Newborn Photography


Baby Stella | Greenville, SC Natural Studio Newborn Photographer

It seems like just yesterday I was photographing sweet River for is in home newborn session, and now he is a big brother!

Greenville Fresh 48 Photographer


Emery White – Greenville SC Fresh 48 Photographer Keepsake Video

I had the honor of capturing the third baby girl for this sweet family earlier this year. In additional to capturing Emery in beautiful photographs for a Fresh 48 session, I put together a keepsake video for their family to enjoy. This is one I know will truly tug at the heartstrings as this sweet […]

Greenville SC Black and White Portrait Sessions


Ella | Greenville, SC Heirloom Children’s Portraits

Ella came in ALL simles for her heirloom portrait session with me. I had to work harder for a serious expression than I did for a smile from this sweet girl. She was such a happy little lady!

Greenville SC Heirloom Children Portraits


Vivion | Heirloom Children’s Portraits in Greenville, SC

Beautiful Vivion! I loved having this sweet girl in the studio. I photographed her when she became a big sister last Fall, and it was so special to get some one on one time with her for her very special 3 year portraits.



Best Flash Gear for Lifestyle Newborn Photographers

If you’re a lifestyle newborn photographer, you’ve probably found yourself in a tricky lighting situation or two, that has led you to think about the F word… No, not THAT F word (although poor light probably makes you say the bad one too!)… I’m talking about FLASH! (and hint: every image in this post was […]

Off Camera Flash for Lifestyle Photographers

Lifestyle Newborn

Charlotte’s In Home Newborn Session Shot With Flash

This lifestyle newborn session was shot using off camera flash! If this suprises you – then good! Mission accomplished. I’ve been using flash for over four years now, and it’s my secret weapon for consistency. Not a fancy preset, not specific wardrobe or weather conditions – just my flash unit and the unique way I use it to create a natural light look.

Greenville SC Heirloom Children's Portraits


Nash | South Carolina Heirloom Portrait Photographer

Nash was a little hesitant of the camera at first, but once he warmed up he was ALL smiles! I loved photographing his joyful, oh so precous personality. A lot of little ones need a few minutes to warm up to the camera, which is natural and age appropriate, but we usually have so much fun together that they don’t want to leave when their sitting is over!

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Eliza | Heirloom Portrait Photographer in Greenville, SC

Eliza! She’s as joyful in person as she is in these beautiful heirloom portraits. Mom walked in and was so thankful we got a rainy, humid day for portraits because it made her precious curls SHINE! That’s the beauty of using studio lights… rain or shine, we get gorgeous portraist.



Using Flash for a Natural Light Look | Student Spotlight

exact!), that teaches lifestyle photographers how to get a natural light look with flash on location.


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