At this time Erika Michelle Photography is no loger taking new bookings. 


Erika Michelle will no longer take new bookings.  If your session is currently booked, we will proceed as scheduled. 

I have decided to go back to my career as a special education teacher.  Due to the demands of this position, I need to take a step back from the buisness.  

Thank you for your support. 

Thanksgiving Family Session | South Charlotte Family Photographer

Thanksgiving weekend is always a popular time for family photos.  In this family, two of their children go to college in Wisconsin and flew in to Charlotte for Thanksgiving break.   We held this session on Black Friday.   I’m not much into shopping these days.  Back before kids, I enjoyed shopping on Black Friday, but not anymore!  Now I do all my shopping online.  🙂

When I was first contacted about a session during Thanksgiving weekend, I immediately thought about the Gingko trees in Ballantyne.   These trees are very hard to predict when their foliage will be.  Their leaves are only gold for a very short time, so I was hoping these leaves would be ready for this family session, and they sure were!!  The weather was warm and the bright sun shined tonight the golden leaves making them even more spectacular.

We started with a pose on my little bench from Homegoods.  I have used this bench a lot this season and I just love it!  Someday, I will have an assistant to help me carry a large couch out to shoots.  But for now, a little bench will do! I also like to include some more candid photos.  When I asked this family to just look at each other, they started laughing almost immediately and made for some sweet candid moments.  I enjoyed talking to the two College students about their studies and I reminisced about my days in college.  I remember feeling so stressed in college, but now that I look back on my college days, I remember all the good times I had in four years!  Although, I do still have dreams of forgetting to complete a big assignment.  I defiantly don’t miss those days!

This family was fun to work with.  Mom and Dad met in high school and have been married for 20+ years!  It’s not everyday you meet a couple that are high school sweet hearts. They raised three beautiful and smart and well rounded children!       Enjoy!

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