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Lesley Veronika Photography

Lesley Veronika Photography Visit my website at www.lesleyveronikaphotography.com. Call Lesley Veronika Photography for more inf Located in Wilmington NC. I specialize in Family and High School Senior photography.

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We had to reschedule due to hurricane coming up the coast but it ended up being a perfect evening. The weather was a per...
10/19/2022

We had to reschedule due to hurricane coming up the coast but it ended up being a perfect evening.

The weather was a perfect 75 degrees, the sun was golden and the family is gorgeous. The Capps family enjoyed being together, they kissed, hugged, played, ran and laughed. I just snapped away. They made my job incredibly easy.

Marra, their oldest, is a ball of energy and I was so excited to capture it. Their youngest was teething but was still all smiles.

You’re decorating for Christmas. You are unpacking Christmas decorations to display around your home. Each one is bringi...
10/19/2022
Christmas Tree Sessions - Lesley Veronika Photography

You’re decorating for Christmas. You are unpacking Christmas decorations to display around your home. Each one is bringing you joy and nostalgia. You pull out the framed print from the time your family got together for a Christmas Tree session at the place where you always get your Christmas tree.

This year, I am only opening up THREE Christmas Tree Sessions. Click the link below for more information. You don't want to miss this!

https://lesleyveronikaphotography.com/new/christmas-tree-sessions/

You are unpacking Christmas decorations and pull out the print from your Christmas Tree Session at the place you get your Christmas tree.

There was a hurricane on the way but you never would have guessed. We had the most amazing weather for the Batts Family ...
10/13/2022

There was a hurricane on the way but you never would have guessed. We had the most amazing weather for the Batts Family in downtown Wilmington and a pretty amazing sunset.

Poor Hilton (the little man) was fighting off a cold. You never would have guessed he wasn't feeling his best. He was a champ! He even stood and smiled for a few of the portraits.

And the girls were so sweet as usual. They snuggled each other, played with each and kept Hilton in check. 😉

It was humid, it was buggy but this mama knows the importance of capturing her sweet little babies at every stage of lif...
10/10/2022

It was humid, it was buggy but this mama knows the importance of capturing her sweet little babies at every stage of life.

Her oldest Callie, is a bundle of sassiness and I LOVE spending time with her. She knows me as the cookie lady because I give her an Oreo cookie after every.single.session. I forgot one time 😬 and I felt awful. I haven't forgotten since. And Kristin's youngest Harris is such a bundle of joy, he's very stoic, like his daddy, 😉 but his dad got him smiling a few times during this family session.

And we photographed their session at my new favorite location, River Landing in Wallace. I've never had the privilege of photographing a session there but it is absolutely beautiful. Kristin really wanted this one spot by this gorgeous wooden bridge and I couldnt stop photographing them in all the different spots in this area. The light and landscape was beautiful.

This is your friendly self care reminder: it’s ok to take a break from everything and everyone. 🥰I know I will be taking...
10/07/2022

This is your friendly self care reminder: it’s ok to take a break from everything and everyone.
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I know I will be taking a mental break this weekend even though I’m smack in the middle of my busy season.
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As someone who is a workaholic and someone with anxiety (what a horrible combination 🤦‍♀️) it’s really hard for me to rest. I am forcing my self to slow down and do something for me. For me, that means solitude, I’m going to listen to my body and rest, nap and even read a book in a quiet room, even if it’s just for 15 minutes.
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Running a million miles a minute isn’t good for my body and it isn’t good for your body either. So here’s to doing something for you this weekend. 🥂

Do you know those moments in life that you just can’t believe? This session was one of them! I felt like I was in a fair...
10/04/2022

Do you know those moments in life that you just can’t believe? This session was one of them! I felt like I was in a fairytale. This session had cows! Yes cows!
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And it was pure magic, gorgeous light, gorgeous family, well behaved kids, a farm, a gorgeous field or two and cows, like I said magic! Well at least photographers magic.
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Do you feel the magic just by looking at these image? ⬇️

Did you know that family photos can boost your child's self esteem? Really! Family Photos are seen everyday. Therefore t...
10/04/2022
How Family Portraits Boost Your Child's Self Esteem - Lesley Veronika Photography

Did you know that family photos can boost your child's self esteem? Really! Family Photos are seen everyday. Therefore they are a visual representation of where a child belongs.

Read more about it on the blog!
https://lesleyveronikaphotography.com/new/how-family-portraits-boost-your-childs-self-esteem/

I’m sure you read the title of this post and thought, “how in the world can family pictures boost my child’s self esteem!?” Well I am here to tell you, they really can! How? Family Photos are seen everyday. Therefore they are a visual representation of where a child belongs. 2. Happy photos ...

You might say I’m obsessed. 🎃I really love Halloween!! It’s my favorite holiday. I think the decorations are so fun, tri...
09/29/2022

You might say I’m obsessed.
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I really love Halloween!! It’s my favorite holiday. I think the decorations are so fun, trick or treating brings me back to childhood and I am love seeing what my kids are going to be for halloween.
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I love Halloween so much I made a free activity guide! 30 things you can do in the month of October to celebrate Halloween and trick or treating isn’t one of them. Get it in my bio or stories!

Have you thought about scheduling your family photos, but worry about how your experience will be? Click below to find o...
09/28/2022
3 Things Your Family Photographer Wants You to Know - Lesley Veronika Photography

Have you thought about scheduling your family photos, but worry about how your experience will be? Click below to find out three things your family photographer wants you to know!

https://lesleyveronikaphotography.com/new/3-things-your-family-photographer-wants-you-to-know/

These are three things that all family photographers wish everyone knew. ⁠   1. Let go of perfect.⁠ The best family portraits are about human connection. So if you are worried about how you look and what your kids are doing in the portraits, you can’t spend time with them, have fun with them,...

Having fun during a Family session? What?🤨That’s exactly what these families did! One of the sessions that I did for the...
09/27/2022

Having fun during a Family session? What?
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That’s exactly what these families did! One of the sessions that I did for the Mommy Photography program was a powdered paint session. It’s definitely one of my favorites and I think it is for the families too. The kids and dad‘s actually enjoyed this session because it was just about having fun.

It’s not about looking a certain way, worrying about what your hair looks like or wondering if the kids are smiling or not (here’s a hint - they are. 😉) The session is about making memories and having fun which is what family session should be! Would you do a family session like this, tell me below. ⬇️

Every milestone should be documented. A girls senior year is a special one. The last year of her high school career. Its...
09/23/2022
Senior Portraits | Ella's Session - Lesley Veronika Photography

Every milestone should be documented. A girls senior year is a special one. The last year of her high school career. Its full of fun and celebration but it can also be a little frighting and the pressure can be added.

Click the link below to see how Ella commemorated her senior year in our Senior Model Program!

https://lesleyveronikaphotography.com/new/senior-portraits-ellas-session/

Every milestone should be documented. A girls senior year is a special one. The last year of her high school career. Its full of fun and celebration but it can also be a little frighting and the pressure can be added. You are trying to figure out what you want to do after school, college, … Senior...

Calling all over worked and exhausted mamas out there... ⁠⁠Yes im talking to you! I see you and hear you mama! I am righ...
09/23/2022

Calling all over worked and exhausted mamas out there... ⁠

Yes im talking to you! I see you and hear you mama! I am right there with you. I am one of those people who over extend themselves and then burn out, ge exhausted, and overwhelmed. ⁠

I am working on it though! I am trying to take more time for myself, do a little more self care and try to keep my sanity. What about you? Are you like me or are you actually good at self care? Tell me your secret! 😉⤵️

Uhh why am I like this? My kids drive me crazy about 99% of the time when they are around me. Then when they are gone, a...
09/20/2022

Uhh why am I like this?

My kids drive me crazy about 99% of the time when they are around me. Then when they are gone, at school, grandmas or one of their 300 extracurricular activities, I miss them. Anyone else?

It makes me think back to when they were little. I'm talking baby, little. Do you remember those days?? Or maybe you're still living them. Remember that sweet, little smile when you did something silly for your little one? When you were living them, the days felt like 739,298,723,312 minutes long but, then that one little sweet smile made it all worthwhile.

Now let's add in photography. Could you imagine if you captured those sweet little smiles. For Chelcie, that's what she's doing, soaking up and capturing those sweet little smiles when she does something playful or silly for Liam.

And she's doing it in a bathing suit, which she is rocking, I might add. So stunning! That's why the bathing suit session for the Mommy Photography Program is my favorite! No really it is! The bathing suit sesion is about enjoying those sweet little moments with your kiddos instead of worrying about what you look like in said bathing suit. It's incredibly empowering to look at those images with joy instead of criticism. When women are in a bathing suit they only see the things they hate about their bodies. But this session focuses on quality time and those little moments of joy with your children. Give Chelcie a 👏👏👏 if you think she's rocking her bathing suit! ⬇️

When I hear this during a family session I cringe...⁠😬⁠“Can you photoshop me thinner?”⁠⁠😢⁠It breaks my heart to hear wom...
09/16/2022

When I hear this during a family session I cringe...⁠
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“Can you photoshop me thinner?”⁠⁠
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It breaks my heart to hear women talk about themselves this way. Years of conditioning brought on by society, media or maybe even a loved one teaches women they are not worthy of being in their own family portraits. ⁠
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When they see the portraits, they criticize the way they look, they ask me to photoshop something on their body because they think that’s how they should look. Ladies, let go of the should.
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We need to re-condition ourselves. Every time we see a image of ourselves, instead of pointing out or criticizing ourselves, we need to say something nice about what we love about the image of ourselves. Because if we say something enough, we start to believe it. So changing your actions will change your mind! Are you with me? 🙋‍♀️ Leave me a little something that you love about your body below! ⬇️

09/13/2022

What do mosquito’s and powder paint have in common? 🦟
This session! 😳 The mosquitos were so horrible they were almost swarming like it was a plague!

But we survived and then some. We got some really awesome family portraits and I have awesome clients who were super understanding about the little pests and put on a smile!

*its raining*My kids are stuck inside this weekend. 😳 How am I suppose to unplug. 😫 fine I guess I’ll just unplug for an...
09/10/2022

*its raining*
My kids are stuck inside this weekend. 😳 How am I suppose to unplug. 😫 fine I guess I’ll just unplug for an hour. I’m so spoiled, mama needs her alone time.

Spending an hour or all day (when I’m lucky) is how I self care. It’s my time to introvert, it’s how I regain my strength to parent again. Silence.

How do you self care? And what do you do to keep the kids entertained when it’s raining? ⬇️

Three things your family photographer wants you to know - These are three things that all family photographers wish ever...
09/09/2022

Three things your family photographer wants you to know -

These are three things that all family photographers wish everyone knew. ⁠

1. Let go of perfect⁠
2. Your kids are going to misbehave. 😳⁠
3. You do not need to lose weight first. ⁠

- The best family portraits are about human connection. So if you are worried about how you look or what your kids are doing while I'm photographing them then you are not spendquality time with them, having fun with them or engaging with them. You'll miss the opportunity to connect with your kids. ⁠

- Yes your kids will not listen! If I had a quarter for everytime someone apologized for their kids behavior during their family session I would be a millioniare. We really really do NOT care if your child misbehaves. Its going to happen. And we dont care! Kids will be kids and you can not expect them to behave during a 60 or even a 30 minute session. Its really hard for kids... even teenagers. ⁠

- Its the top thing I hear... "I want to lose weight before I get in those family portraits." NO YOU DONT! (Yes I yelled that, I want the people in back to hear me... you really dont need to lose weight first.) Your kids love you as you are. Please get in those photos with your babies. When they grow up they will want you in those family portraits. ⁠

Really! I promise you won't regret these!

When your family comes all the way from Germany you get family portraits taken at the beach. Janike Howard emailed me ba...
09/03/2022

When your family comes all the way from Germany you get family portraits taken at the beach.

Janike Howard emailed me back in the spring mentioning that her parents and brother, along with his family are visiting from Germany over the summer. Janike wanted to do something special for her family. I was so excited and thrilled to meet her German family.

Here’s to another trip around the sun! 🥂It’s my birthday b!tches!! 😉 It’s been a pretty awesome year and I can’t wait to...
08/31/2022

Here’s to another trip around the sun! 🥂
It’s my birthday b!tches!! 😉 It’s been a pretty awesome year and I can’t wait to see what the next 365 days bring! 👏

Being body positive isn't easy. Its really freakin hard actually. You have to work at it every.single.day. You have to m...
08/09/2022

Being body positive isn't easy. Its really freakin hard actually. You have to work at it every.single.day. You have to make that choice to work at it everyday.

And its not like you'll just get there one day... body positivity is a journey, not a destination. Dont know how to get started? I have created a free guide to help you get started on your body positivity journey. Get it at the link below!

http://eepurl.com/cjs3qD

We have been going through weeks of rain and we finally got a beautiful day. It happened to be on the day I photographed...
08/02/2022

We have been going through weeks of rain and we finally got a beautiful day. It happened to be on the day I photographed this wonderful family.

Dad, Jason, goofed around with Brady, their youngest. Mom, Beth, snuggled in to Joshua, the oldest, during one of the photos. Grammy, was as sweet as pie. You could just tell how much she loves her family. She looked at her grandsons with the most adoring eyes.

This image was one where they all happen to be looking at the camera but it was one of my favorites from the session.

Is it back to school yet? Asking for me. ⁠😬⁠I get like this at the end of summer... three months with my kids at home is...
08/02/2022

Is it back to school yet? Asking for me. ⁠
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I get like this at the end of summer... three months with my kids at home is really too much! lol! The kids start fighting more and more, I struggle with that work from home/mom life balance. Im over the hot weather and all I really want is to curl up with a good book and sleep for days on end. ⁠

Anyone else over summer and ready for back to school?

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Making women feel beautiful and confident one photo at a time. I believe all women should feel, not just comfortable but AMAZING in their own skin. Through custom mommy and me and family portraiture I believe one session with me and you will take charge of your confidence. Women who are confident can change the world!

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Have you had a Signature Pedicure in our luxurious nail room ? If you have you know what a pampering service it is, if not , what are you waiting for ?!

Throughout the month of February we will have complimentary champagne and chocolates with our Signature Pedicures 🥂🍫

So grab your sweetheart, your besties or come see us for a solo visit, complete with some bubbles and a sweet treat !

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Thank you Lesley Veronika Photography for taking these beautiful pictures of our family! 💕
I love these pics Lauren so much character and "the serious Lauren" might even say a little "mean mrs.allison" j/k love yall
Tell me what your picture-perfect fall weekend looks like! Friday is upon us and fall weather finally seems to be creeping in!

We found out yesterday that Gino would actually have this weekend off so now we’re scrambling to figure out what to do! So many options!

Apple picking is definitely on the list as it’s something I’ve wanted to do my whole life but haven’t been able to for one reason or another.

Where we are in PA, there is so much to do! We are debating between hopping on a train to Philly, taking a bus into NYC, or spending the day at Hershey Park. It will be his only weekend off while we’re here so we want to make the most of it!

What would you do??? Keep in mind we have a crazy 2 year old so the more kid friendly the better!

Also, enjoy this little to when Emmy was just a little pumpkin including this adorable cover photo from Lesley Veronika Photography!

I love all the Halloween pics,
Cant wait to see the Christmas minis!
It’s said that a mother’s work is never done. When it comes to moms who also run a business out of their homes, this saying could not ring truer. In honor of Mother’s Day this weekend, we spoke with three Leland-area mothers who run their own companies from home while raising young children, and we asked them just how they manage to make it all work.

http://www.northbrunswickmagazine.com/leland-moms-mean-business/

with Brandy Bell Design and Lesley Veronika Photography
Lesley Veronika Photography's spring photos are ready! Current families check your emails for the link and password to view the galleries - you're gonna love them!
Here is your chance to raise money for a good cause and get some family photos at the same time from the super talented Lesley Veronika Photography.
February Cover Contest by Lesley Veronika Photography.
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What an amazing way to start off the weekend! Thank you, Will Poole, Wedding Officiant, The Beam Room Catering & Eventspace, Beautiful Flowers by June, Lesley Veronika Photography, Imaginary Cakes, and, of course The Atrium by Ligon Flynn. It was a beautiful day.
6 months in...still going strong! So glad you were there to capture our day!
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