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    Hi! This is the photography and lifestyle blog of Sheena Bean of Photography In the Light. I am a lifestyle photographer based in Kauai, Hawaii. I moved here with my family in January of 2015. My husband is the youth pastor at Lihue Missionary Church and we are raising three little world changers, Noakea, Banyan, and Avenlea Wren. This is His story, our story, and little snippets of life on a 562 square mile rock in the middle of the Pacific.

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Elizabeth City Lifestyle Newborn Photographer | Sawyer Proffit

This session was so much fun, both in the way it came to be and in the time I got to hang out with this awesome mamma and her sweet sister.  It’s kinda long story, but I remember meeting Blair for the first time over 10 years ago.  I was a student at UNCW, and Blair’s friend, Lindsay, was a good friend of mine.  Blair came to visit Lindsay at school and I remember having a short little conversation with her and that was about it.  Fast forward, probably 10 years later, and Blair sent me a super sweet and encouraging facebook message in response to something i’d posted.  We because “facebook friends” and I have enjoyed watching her gorgeous little family grow and have been blessed by the few conversations we’ve had over facebook messages in the last couple years.  Coincidentally, both of our husbands are in the Coast Guard, so when Blair wrote to me asking if i’d like to do a newborn session for her while she happened to be in town over Easter, I jumped at the opportunity to meet her sweet little son, Sawyer, and to have a few hours to get to know her better.  I had such a great time fellowshipping with my new friend/sister-in-Christ, I love how this photography thing has allowed me to meet so many people I wouldn’t otherwise get to.  It’s such a blessing!

So, big sissy Landry and little bro Sawyer were so great to hang out with.  I love shooting siblings who are so close in age because their interactions are totally organic and spontaneous.  It’s hard to “direct” a 19 month old and a newborn, and I love the challenge of sessions like this one.  The Proffit crew came to our house to shoot this session since they were staying in a hotel in town while visiting daddy as he attends a USCG training school.  We had a super fun time and I can’t wait to shoot this awesome family again once little man gets a bit older!

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