Where to go for your family photos this fall

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Charlotte is full of talented photographers eager to help capture your family memories. We narrowed this list down to some of the best, most highly recommended photographers that are offering family portrait specials ahead of the holiday season.


Nest Photo Studio


Nest Photo Studio’s team offers a boutique photography experience in their studio or on location.

Specialties: Newborns, families, baby’s first year milestones, maternity, professional headshots

Pricing: Sessions start at $125. Memberships for multi-sessions per year are also available for monthly rate. Visit website for full pricing info.

Holiday Specials: Halloween mini-sessions at their studio are $55 on selected dates. Nest also offers several session packages at scouted locations around the city, as well as themed studio sessions.

Location: Nest has a studio in the Ballantyne area with custom sets and backgrounds, and also shoots outdoors. They will travel to your location for an additional fee.

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Krista Gantt Photography


Specialties: Babies, maternity, and premature infants. In addition to photography, Krista is a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nurse with a passion for working with preemies, offering free portrait sessions to families with babies in the NICU in the Charlotte area.

Pricing: Newborn sessions start at $600, child and maternity portraits start at $500.

Location: At client’s request.

Krista Gantt

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Enchanted Hills Photography


Specialties: Families, children, newborns, maternity, engagements, weddings, portraits

Pricing: Families, children, and maternity start at $595, Newborns start at $650. Solo portraits and couples start at $520. See website for full pricing info.

Holiday specials: Fall and Christmas mini-sessions for $395 on selected dates

Location: The husband and wife team are based in Mooresville, but will travel to clients’ location.

Enchanted Hills

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Amelia Winchester Photography


Specialties: Family, newborn, maternity, couples, seniors, adventure sessions.

Pricing: Sessions start at $650, (1 hour session, online gallery, travel up to 30 miles from Charlotte).

Location: At client’s request.

Amelia Winchester

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Jessica Tanner Photography


Specialties: Newborns, child milestones, family, maternity, wedding, engagement

Pricing: Newborn packages begin at $350; Family, maternity, milestone and engagement sessions begin at $200; See website for full pricing.

Holiday Specials: Outdoor Fall and Christmas mini-sessions (15 minutes) on selected dates are available for $175. Studio Christmas mini-sessions (5 mins) at Lakeside Lodge at Cane Creek Park are available on selected dates for $150.

Location: At clients’ request. Lifestyle sessions are captured in your home or your preferred natural surroundings (outdoor).

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Weslie Woodley Photography

 Specialties: Families, children, maternity, newborn, seniors, dance photography

Pricing: Full sessions are $795 (include full styling and access to client closet of over 200 high-end dresses and children’s clothes, minimum of 50 color and 50 black and white images).

Holiday Specials: Black Friday special family mini-sessions are $225. Weslie also offers “Personality Panels” sessions in-studio sessions for kids for $125 on select dates.

Location: At client’s request.

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Syds Design Photography

 Specialties: Families, couples, maternity, children, weddings, fine art portraits.

Pricing: Portrait sessions start at $500 (includes 90 minute session, two photographers, online image gallery).

Holiday Specials: 30-minute holiday mini-sessions on select dates and locations for $175.

Location: At client’s request.

Syds Design

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Milk + Honey photography co.


Specialties: Families, maternity, babies.

Pricing: A Family Lifestyle Session is $550 (includes a 50-minute session, outdoor or at home, 75 final images, personal online gallery, up to five family members)

Holiday Specials: Mini Family Fall Sessions are $335 (includes a 20-minute outdoor session, 20 final images, personal online gallery).

Location: Signature outdoor locations around city, select at booking.

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Erin Wilwert Photography


Specialties: Maternity, newborns, babies, first birthday cake smash.

Pricing: Sessions start at $200 (includes planning appointment, session, and ordering appointment). Digital images and prints are sold separately. Digital prints are $100 per image (8 image minimum).

Holiday Specials: Christmas horse mini-sessions on select dates are $450 (includes a 20-minute session and four digital images), Santa mini-session on select dates are $125 (includes a 5-minute session and three to five images).

Location: Studio located in Monroe, or on location.

Erin Wilwert

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ARPeace Photography


Specialties: Families, couples, maternity, newborns, portraits, events.

Pricing: A family session is $450 (includes a 1-hour session and 50 to 60 digital images), newborn sessions are $400 (includes up to 2 hours, 50 to 60 digital images, and props) Individual portraits are $300 (includes a 30-minute session and 15 digital images). See website for full list of packages and pricing

Holiday Specials: Fall mini-sessions in the Mooresville area on select dates are $250 (includes 10 digital images).

Location: At client’s request, additional travel fee may apply.


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