Emily Fee – Charlotte’s Motherhood Blogger

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February 19, 2019


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A year ago, when I first moved to Charlotte, I did some research on local mommy bloggers (after all, their audience is my target market!) and came across Emily Fee, Charlotte’s Motherhood Blogger. She’s real, honest, and FUNNY. She’s refreshingly open about her kids, her career, and her life. Oh, and did I mention that she’s gorgeous and has a killer fashion sense? I love following her on IG because she makes me laugh on the daily with her hilarious mom/wife/girl boss stories.

It was while following one of these hilarious stories that I saw that she was on the hunt for a photographer. She needed to take some pics of a few outfits for a fashion collaboration with Brickyard Buffalo and she was “sick of taking selfies”. (Her words, not mine! ?) Doing fashion/product photoshoots is not usually my jam, but motherhood photography IS my jam, so of course I wanted to help out Charlotte’s Motherhood Blogger!

We met up at Camp North End, which is this very cool space in downtown Charlotte with an industrial warehouse vibe. Emily brought her two adorable kids, Colette and Wesley, with her to the shoot. I didn’t know it at the time, but her husband had been traveling for over a week for work. She never mentioned it, never asked to reschedule when things were less hectic. She just showed up EARLY, looking flawless and cool as a cucumber!

What I loved so much about this shoot is that it was real life. A mom, working to look stunning for a fashion collaboration photoshoot, while chasing after one kid with the other clutching on to her leg. A businesswoman, trying to talk to me about our respective businesses while simultaneously getting Elmo up on her phone and redirecting her kids to someplace not directly in my shot. ?It was such a fun session and I can’t wait to collaborate with her again! If you are interested in fashion, beauty, travel and lifestyle and want to follow a funny, sassy, and down-to-earth mom, wife, and entrepreneur, Emily Fee is your gal!!

Here are some of my favorite shots from our session — the final images… and some real-to-life outtakes. ❤️

  1. Scott Gombar says:

    You have a unique eye for scenery in your photographs. It’s refreshing not seeing the same types of backgrounds that seem to be photographer’s default go to. Great job.

    How do you like Charlotte? We are looking to move down south in the next few years. CT sucks.

    • Nicole Bertrand says:

      Haha, Scott! You made me LOL. But I agree…CT sucks. Especially 95….why are there only 2 lanes for most of it!? Ugh. We really like Charlotte. It gets HOT in the summer…but the mild winter makes it worth it. 🙂

  2. Stacie says:

    This shoot is the best! I love that her little guy is in the shots with her. It’s stylish but also cute and full of heart.

  3. Chad says:

    omg your photos! You look gorgeous. I’ve never been to Charlotte, soon i hope, seems awesome.


  4. This photo shoot must have been a lot of fun! The photos turned out beautiful. Love the real life approach to these.

  5. Heather says:

    I love photos like this! You are incredibly talented. I’m inspired by your work.

  6. Chastity says:

    The shots are super cool. She’s very photogenic! It’s so great when you can connect with someone in the I industry.

  7. Shannon says:

    These photos are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!!

  8. Katie says:

    These pics are super pretty! This lady sounds inspiring! Moms who stay home with their kiddos and still find creative outlets to enjoy are ingenious.

  9. Catherine Santiago Jose says:

    Nice post and I would like to commend you with your beautiful photos. Emily Fee and her kids are really gorgeous and I am glad that you were able to work with this amazing woman.

  10. Preet says:

    What a beautiful pbotos. Nothing more lovelier that a photo of a mother and her kids.

  11. Allie says:

    You go girl! So awesome that you took the intiative, boom it worked out!

  12. Vanessa Delia says:

    I absolutely love coming across funny but honest mommy blogs. I feel I connect with them the most.

  13. Tiffany Grau says:

    Don’t you love when neat opportunities pop up?? I also love running across blogs that I connect with so well.

  14. Sara Welch says:

    My sister-in-law lives in Charlotte and would love to have photos of her and her kids like these! They are adorable!

  15. kumamonjeng says:

    I too love the shoot so much, I like all the interaction – mum and kids, super precious moment. I also love your fashion tips.

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