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Newborn Photographer-Jamestown, NC-Emory One Month

Recently Frayed Edge has had a blast spending time with this little one. This shoot was one where it was “all about her” and Emory seemed to be well aware of that. She would stare into the camera with those deep blue eyes of hers. Amazing.

Over the past few weeks, we’ve  had the opportunity to document her birth as well as her mom’s maternity photos. Now you get a chance to see her at one month! She is turning into such a little beauty!!

After viewing these, if you are interested in learning more about our Baby’s First Year Package and pricing, shoot us an email at and we’ll get you the information!!

This is a great way to document your baby’s first year and you get a whole lot of extras with the package!!


Birth Photographer-Greensboro, NC-Emory Elise’s Birth

The following slide show documents Emory’s first moments in the world (Jan. 24th). It was a spiritual experience to witness and photograph. Frayed Edge blogged about her mother’s maternity portraits in an earlier post. You can view a few of those here. Both mother and daughter are so beautiful. Emory will be a month old tomorrow! Happy 1 month, Emory!



Triad Maternity Photographer-Valentine Weekend Shoot-Jamestown, NC

Valentine’s Weekend was the perfect time to photograph these parents to be!

John and Michelle came to Jamestown from Chapel Hill to have us take their maternity photos. We were honored that John’s brother and sister-in-law contracted Frayed Edge as a “shower” gift for the couple! What a cool idea: maternity photos as a shower gift!!!

The maternity shoot last month in Asheboro was the first time someone had given a maternity photo session with Frayed Edge as a shower gift. We consider that a huge compliment!

These are just a few of our favs from the shoot with this fabulous couple. We can’t wait to meet the new addition to their family soon!


High Point-Greensboro-Triad Maternity Photographer-Millennial Aubade

This is a post without pictures. It’s a post inspired by an upcoming shoot of a nature-loving pregnant lady with flame-red hair. We can’t wait to share some of the work we’ll do with her. Until then, we’re always happy to have you explore our photography at

Instead, this is a post about a guy photographer’s perspective on maternity and maternity photography. From my view, nothing quite occupies the hinterland between body and spirit quite as completely and profoundly as a pregnant woman. More specifically, no physical condition or act seems to more thoroughly represent the soul. But that’s just me.  I believe in a soul.

For me, maternity photography is a chance to glimpse that soul by revealing the human body at its fullest. Maybe I’ll take some heat for saying this, but here goes…

Maternity photos in sweaters or with a husband’s arms around his wife’s bare waist are terrific and can make for some fine, memorable shots, but an unrestrained woman who reveals the full swollen miracle of life can also create some digital miracles. Maternity is tactile. The pregnant body is textured and strained while the pregnant woman is deep-eyed and calm. Maternity is earth, air, fire and water, and I want maternity photography that exudes both nature and the mystery of the unseen.  When I look at a photo of a pregnant woman I want the earth to press so hard against my feet that I gaze upward. In other words, maternity is, for me, more sacred than science.

And that’s what we hope to explore in our upcoming shoot.

In thinking about and preparing for the shoot, I was reminded of a poem I wrote a while back. It’s an aubade, which is a dizzyingly demanding and archaic form which forces some cool stuff from a writer. So I’m sharing it with you here in the hope that it might illustrate a little of what I’m so clumsily trying to say about maternity and maternity photography. In essence, it’s about the thing I’m trying to describe – the connection between the carnal and the spiritual. In my opinion, I, at least, cannot feel whole without both.


Millennial Aubade

A million mornings ago
when god was a ten-foot-tall stone
phallus and earth was
belly and breasts ripe
round and heavy as swollen
as the full moon and autumn
a man and woman fresh and smooth-skinned
awoke still smeared in sacred blue
stern sky low above them pale
chilled blue sweat dried white
fires dead where holy holly burned
white the night before when she and he danced
and barefoot pounding
cool gray clay hardening
and softening the pace of their wild
unchoreographed rhythms and hearts
to suit the moon the mood
the heaving of earth’s
to follow fingers of wind to find
each other glistening with sweat
and breathing frost to breathe frost
into each other touch with tongues
each curve and rise
together to a shadow and spark the
with torrents of mouth to mouth
belly to belly
chest to breast
to seed gray gravid clouds
with moaned pleas hymns
for procreation consummation with the
This morning I awoke
beside my green-eyed bride.
It was

Greensboro-Maternity and Newborn Photographer- Erica

Erica is a great friend and is always so much fun to photograph! She’s a natural and the lens really loves her! She is a total fitness fiend and her efforts have really paid off these past several months. Erica has been a model for Frayed Edge several times, but this shoot was one where she hired us to capture the beauty of her pregnancy and to me, she is even more beautiful pregnant!!!

I absolutely love it.