As a professional photographer, it is an honor when I have the opportunity to watch a family grow right before my lens.
I first captured the Selvy family when they married in 2014. It was an intimate affair that truly celebrated the love Leah and Darrick have for each other.
Plenty has happened since, from the Selvys having a daughter to me moving to Florida, then moving back to North Carolina.
Upon returning to NC, I contacted Leah just to catch up, and one of her first messages was “we need to take family pictures.”
My take on family photos is they should be more than just recording what people looked like at a certain time of their lives. They should capture a family in its natural state with very limited posed photos.
Out of the 100 or so frames I shot of the Selvys at the WRAL Azalea Gardens, maybe less than 10 were posed photos. The rest were the Selvys being themselves, which was wonderful to capture.
I look forward to capturing more of the Selvy family during Leah and Darrick's fifth anniversary celebration in May.