I don’t spend nearly as much time with my extended family as I would like to. With my own immediate family, personal and work responsibilities, as well as the distance between us, I am no longer able to “go home” every month like I did when I was single in my 20s.
And that’s why I truly enjoy when we get together every year for our family retreat. My aunt, who is a truly admirable planner and coordinator, came up with the idea for us to have a retreat every 1 to 2 years. It is a time for all of us (my mom, a few of her siblings, their children and respective families) to come together to reconnect and have fun. It is a time enjoyed by all who participate.
Our first retreat was in 2013 at a huge cabin in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
This year, we went to Disney World.
I haven’t been to Disney since my teenage years, so it has changed quite a lot. I was also excited about taking my children to Disney World for the first time. They were in awe. And while I didn’t take a ton of photos (I was too busy enjoying the moments in real time, and—let’s be real—just trying to stay cool), I did manage to capture a few that I wanted to share with you. I hope you enjoy.
Even though these photos were just taken a couple of months ago, I smile just thinking about the memories associated with them. Photographs get more valuable over time—trust me on that. If you would like for me to document your family story, just give me a call.
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Sharetha Monique is a maternity, newborn, child, and family portrait photographer in Charlotte, NC. Follow me on Instagram: @sharethamoniquephotography and on Facebook: Sharetha Monique Photography. To keep up new content, and stay informed of exclusives and special offerings, sign up for my newsletter!
Note from Sharetha:
Thank you so much for reading this blog post! I love featuring my clients’ images here (as well as some personal favorite images), and this will give you a glimpse into what you will receive when you commission me for your Charlotte Family and Children’s Photography.
If you would like to see what an entire gallery looks like, please don’t hesitate to ask. Some of my favorites are posted here, but all of the images you receive are worthy of being in a frame, an album, or displayed on your walls!
Due to the custom nature of portrait sessions, I take a limited number of clients each month.
Capturing a family’s story and creating beautiful images brings me tremendous joy, and I would be honored to capture yours!