Holiday Smiles : Lake Norman Davidson NC Baby Photographer : Candy Howard

Oh, my goodness!

Check out little C!

She is just beautiful!

 Can you believe this cute little winter outfit!?  Love it!  Plus, Miss C is precious!
Thank you so much, Heather!!  So nice to see you again and to meet your adorable daughter!

L is three! : Huntersville Child Photographer : Candy Howard

I have had the pleasure of photographing sweet L since she was tiny and new.
 And now she is THREE!!!
 How and when did that happen!?
See how much she's grown here.

 There's nothing like a good twirling dress!
Thank you so, so much, Michele!  It was wonderful to see you guys!
Look forward to seeing your whole bunch soon!

Baby J : Davidson Baby Photographer : Candy Howard

I loved meeting the H family!
Take a look at our fab session.
They are such a nice (not to mention cute!) bunch! It was so nice meeting you, Penny and Matt!  Little J is precious!  I smiled the whole time I worked on your images!

Metal Ornaments : Candy Howard Photography : Lake Norman Photographer

Metal ornaments are now available for any session!
Two shapes to choose from.
Two images or an image and design.
They are gorgeous!

Fiona, 7 days new : Charlotte Newborn Baby Photographer : Candy Howard

I was so excited to meet this little lady!
I met her family through my family!
On our first session, I got to meet her parents and see her adorable big sister.
I didn't think it could happen,
but Georgia was even cuter for our next session and her parents had big news.
Fast forward to this sweet bundle, and they are a family of four!

Cleopatra and the Mummy! : Davidson Child Photographer : Candy Howard

I love Halloween!  It is so fun - the costumes, the decorations, and of course, the candy!!  

These little cuties were my first session after surgery, and what a way to come back!
They were sooooo precious!!!!
Check out their great costumes and our fab shoot from last year here!

Thanks so much, Ashley!!

Brothers : Huntersville Newborn Baby Photographer : Candy Howard

I met Mr. N and his family last fall, 
and I was so excited to hear they were expecting!
Meet little brother J,
whose big brother is so excited that he is here!

Mom and Dad have a collage of N's little parts and so we made one for J, too!
Congratulations, H family of four!!!

Sisters : Davidson NC Newborn Baby Pictures : Candy Howard

These girls were just so wonderful with their new little sister.
It was so beautiful to watch. 

Little L's Christening was the day after our session,
so I got to see her in her gown.

Congratulations, F family!  I'm so happy for you!

Franklin is here! : Kannapolis NC Newborn Baby Photographer : Candy Howard

I got to see little Franklin on his one week birthday!
I loved how he always held his feet up!
It was like he was saying,
"Hey, I've heard you like baby feet, and I've got some cute ones.  Take a look!"
I got his feet and all his other cute parts, too!

Thank you, Mom and Dad! 

Sweet Baby James : Mooresville NC Newborn Baby Pictures : Candy Howard

So, James came in for his shoot in this onesie
and I just had to photograph him in it before we worked into props.
Isn't it cute?! I love it!
His little grin doesn't hurt, either!  Awwww.......
He has a family of Michigan fans, so this one was a necessity!
Congratulations, J and M!  He is precious!!!

Baby Bray : Charlotte NC Newborn Pictures : Candy Howard

Can't believe I haven't blogged this sweetie yet!
I loved all the fun things mom and dad brought to little Bray's shoot!
Here's a little peek!
Thank you, B & C! Congratulations!!

Please note:
Photographers and parents: Initial image with hat is a composite of 4 images. Baby was never in an unstable or unsafe position.

CuddleTug Winner : Shop Local

Drumroll, please!!!
The winner of the Hoppy Baby CuddleTug 
iiiiiiissssssss..........Shelly Keefe!!!
But wait!
Not Shelly? Don't fret, because you can have your own CuddleTug at 
20% until Friday at
Use Coupon TBL20 at checkout.

Sweet Sam: Kannapolis NC Child Photographer : Candy Howard

Sam made my first session back at work a joy!
I mean, look at that smile...that laugh!
We had so much fun, even though it was getting muggy!
I'd ask her if she wanted to go inside,
and she'd say a cute little no with a great big smile!
More coming soon of dad and mom, who is gorgeously pregnant with their son!
Can you believe this outfit?!!  I almost squealed when mom brought it out!  Thank you, mom, for such a lovely choice and thank you, Janie and Jack!  I love your clothes for session!

Thank you, T & M!  Can't wait to see you soon with your new little man!

CuddleTug: Tuesday Tip : Shop Local

This week on the Tuesday Tip,
we are talking with Jennifer Stevens, CuddleTug creator!
These little guys are adorable and such a great idea!

Your business in a few words:
Here is a little bit about CuddleTug..... I created CuddleTug which is a stretchy, soft necklace that mom (or dad) can wear while holding or nursing/feeding a baby to keep baby's busy hands occupied. Instead of pinching mommy's skin, pulling on her hair, and tugging on jewelry, the baby has something entertaining and safe with which to play!

CuddleTug can also be strapped to a stroller, high chair, or baby carrier for a toy that won't fall! You can attach a light weight toy onto the CuddleTug for even more fun. Babies who are 0 -3/4 months will love to look at the CuddleTug and when they start reaching and grabbing, it becomes incredibly useful! My little guy, Benjamin is 2.5 and I still use CT's with him--strapped on his car seat, shopping cart and I even wore it in church the other day. Lastly, CuddleTugs can help decorate diaper cakes! Needless to say, CuddleTug is a very useful and unique product. It makes a super baby shower gift and mommies love to buy CT's for themselves.
How long have you been in business?
For just about two years

Best reason to shop with you?
CuddleTug is baby-inspired & mom-made in the USA!  CuddleTug is truly a quality product that comes from the heart as I made it for my son, Benjamin.  I trust and love it for my child, so other moms can expect the same!

Best thing about having your own business?
CuddleTug has been a great outlet for my creative edge. I really enjoy creating new designs and helping customers with special orders. There has also been quite a learning curve for marketing & social media which has been both challenging and interesting!  But, the absolute best part is seeing the CuddleTugs being used and loved by mamas and babies!

Favorite local business/places to shop etc:
Poppies Gifts in Birkdale

The best thing about buying local?
When you buy local you are supporting your own community and something that is hopefully made in the USA! 

Be sure to check out CuddleTug online and on Facebook, too.  Tell Jennifer I sent you!  In the meantime, Jennifer has a Hoppy Baby CuddleTug for a lucky reader!

 Two ways to earn entries, plus two bonus entries!
1. Leave a comment on this post below with who the CuddleTug would be for.
2. Post on the chp Facebook wall that you want that CuddleTug!

Bonus Entries! Like the chp and CuddleTug Facebook pages and tell me you did it in either of your other two entries.

Contest ends midnight EST this Saturday night.  Good luck!

Thanks, Jennifer!

A few days new : Huntersville Newborn Baby Photographer : Candy Howard

Baby R was welcomed home just a few days before I got to see him!
 He was Captain Awakepants for a little bit, just to check things out.
After that, he slept like a champ until it was time to say goodbye.
What a beautiful boy.

You can see his whole session here.

Congratulations, Mom and Dad!
And a huge thank you to new grandma for gifting them such a treasure in a session for their newest family member.
Newborn sessions are not to be missed, if I do say so myself!

Charlotte Newborn Photographer : Candy Howard

This little family was referred by another client, and I just love that.
It means so much to me!
And also, you both get goodies!
Onto the cuteness!
Baby A has the cutest expressions!

Thank you so much, G and A!  Congratulations!