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Hi there, we are Tanya and Harry, a husband and wife team that specializes in fine art film photography and providing timeless imagery for the contemporary couple.

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A birthday at the lake with family –

I drove through the mountains to my favorite Lake today and to meet the Petersen family! Nathan, his two brothers and their families are vacationing at Nantahala Lake. They came to celebrate their mom, Deborah’s 60th birthday with family and friends. First of all, this combination portrait lifestyle session has been one of my favorites this fall. I love working with kids in their own environment. They feel comfortable to play and have fun in front of the camera.

Every minute of this family lifestyle session was so fun. Getting to play and capture real life is one of my favorites. Capturing little moments like the kids enjoying a snack or snuggling with their grandma. The in-between moments are some of my favorites!

Nantahala Lake

Many people know about rafting the Nantahala River in Western North Carolina. Yet while venturing up the mountain there’s a completely different Nantahala. And at the end of that mountain road a crystal clear lake surrounded by the mountains.

Whether you are looking for a quiet retreat or an active fun-filled vacation, you’ll find numerous cabins and lodges along the lake’s shoreline. Discovering this beautiful corner of the Smokies will have you wanting to come back again and again.

It was a blast to work with Deborah’s family and celebrate her 60th birthday along with her! Here’s to a great year, happy birthday! And thanks to the whole Petersen family, you guys were such a pleasure to work with.


Are you vacationing at Nantahala Lake and interested in a lifestyle family session? Contact us today for more information about our family packages.