Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Baby Grace - 3 Months Old - Chapel Hill, NC Baby Child Photographer Corey Williams

The only thing better than being hired by a friend, is being hired by a friend with a super cute baby. My long time friend, Alyssa, just had her first baby and today I not only got to meet her, I got to photograph her. I must admit, I was in disbelief when her mom told me how she wanted to have her photographed because she was so animated now. I've had three kids and none of them were animated at three months. Three years, yes. Three months, no. But boy, was I wrong. This kiddo had a million different looks and expressions. She is such a happy, happy baby. It was a blessing to get to spend the morning with her and with her wonderful mom! Here are some of my favorite shots.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Some favorites! Christmas Card Shots from 2009. Corey Williams Photography

So, I've been so busy shooting kiddos for Christmas cards and it's been a real blast. I've been romping all over town with kids that are telling me hysterical jokes, showing me how they can burp the alphabet and tell me my feet are stinky. What a great job!!! I want to share some of my favorite Christmas Cards thus far. Though these are my favorites, these are not the cards that the clients chose. I have to give you something to look forward to in the mail!!!! :-)

Thanks to all that had me shoot their little ones this season. It was a blast!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Pretty Ladies - Christmas Portraits with the G Family - Chapel Hill Baby Child Portrait Photographer - Corey Williams

This past Sunday, I wandered the streets of downtown Carrboro with two sweet little girls and their knockout of a mom. We had a blast, hanging out among the funky murals, playing at the outdoor juice bar, rocking in the rocking chairs outside Mapleview IceCream, and bouncing on the trampoline. Here's a sneak peek at what's sure to be a fun Christmas card!!!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Super Silly Siblings

Last Friday I shot the most adorable family. The B/M family has three kiddos - Mr. R, who is a big, macho 10, Miss J, who is 8, and the precious little Baby M, who is just 17 months. We had a blast. We wandered around, shooting for a couple of hours. I got amazing individual shots - which I'll post later - but was astonished by how much verve and sparkle these guys had as a family. They just had a blast together. Wreslting, playing, laughing. It was a pleasure to shoot them!!!

Just Two Sessions Left!!!!

I can't believe it, but just a week after announcing that I have Christmas Card Session available, they're nearly all gone! Thank you guys for overbooking me. I totally love it. There are just two sessions left - one weekend and one weekday afternoon. So, if you're interested, call me asap! 919-810-6700 or email me at coreywilliams@nc.rr.com!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Blueberry Picking at Cedar Grove Farm, NC

So, on Sunday Mel and I loaded up the kids and headed to the Cedar Grove Blueberry Farm in Cedar Grove, NC. It was about a half hour from Chapel Hill (of course, I drive like a grandma) but it was a pretty drive and we enjoyed it. We arrived to find a lovely, mature blueberry grove. Most of the bushes at Cedar Grove were 20 years old, so they were taller than Mel. It was a lovely day - low humidity and in the 80s - and we really enjoyed picking. The kids played on a swing set, picked berries, checked out the bugs and played in the rows of blueberry bushes. In the end, we picked 9 and 1/2 lbs of the delicious little fruit. Mel is already talking about going back and tomorrow morning I'll be rising early to make muffins. I give Cedar Grove two big thumbs up. It was a wonderful, wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A Wet N Wild Day! - Chapel Hill, NC Baby Child Photographer -

On a whim, I decided to take the kiddos to Wet N Wild in Greensboro today. We packed up the car early and Gigi, Vitoria, the three kids and I all headed to the water park. We reserved a cabana (a must! lots of space table service, lockers) and were able to relax and enjoy the day. The kids had a blast on the Lazy River, the kiddie slides and playing in the Happy Harbor. I floated with Wg in the wave pool (she's addicted), hung with Mr. B near the squirting submarine (and bought him every treat they offered - witness the ice cream), and held Baby C while he slept. It was a wonderful, wonderful day. We're home now - water logged and exhausted. But what a great memory! I didn't pick up my camera until late in the afternoon, but I managed to catch them during some majorly cute moments.

My favorite images are of Mr. B playing in one of the water features. He had such a blast!

And here are some of my other favorite images from the day...

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Newborn! Sneak Peek at Mr. Grady

I had my very first newborn shoot this morning! It was so much fun. He's just a little over a week old and he was so, so sweet. I can't believe that my own Mr. C is already 3 months and so much bigger than this little peanut. He was a sweetie and I have TONS of photos of his adorable hair, sweet cheeks and beautiful rolls! Here's a sneak peek, but come back to see lots, lots more! And tell me what you think of my very first newborn!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Thumbs Up! Chapel Hill, NC Baby Child Photographer - Corey Williams Photography - Portraits of Kids, Families, Newborns, Babies and More

thumbsup, originally uploaded by Corey Bennett Williams.

Hung out at the pool yesterday evening with the kiddos and several friends were there too. I absolutely love this pic of Mr. J expressing his feelings about the Tar Heels!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Photographer for Hire!!!

So, it's official! I am starting a small portrait business. I know, I know, I have a million jobs, which I - with the addition of each new child - try to scale back. But I'm just having so much fun. I love my new gig at Chapel Hill Magazine as one of their fashion editors. And I'm having a blast photographing my friend's kids. So, look for a new website in the coming months... In the meantime, help me pick a logo. Add comments with your favorite! I need all the help I can get. And get poor Mel an advil!

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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Fourth of July

blue snowcone, originally uploaded by Corey Bennett Williams.

The fourth of July is my favorite holdiay. It's the one holdiay where the mommies get to lounge around as much as everyone else. For us, that means a full day at the pool complete with pool games, a full bar, snow cones and saying yes to ice cream all day long. Then, we head home and change into matching outfits (cheesy, I know) and head back to the GC for golf cart decorating. This year, we had a Sponge Bob 4th of July theme. Then, it's off the club for dinner, a bouncy house, drinks, and amazing fireworks. I just love every minute of it. I photographed several friend's kids today. This is one of my buds little girl's. She sure did love that blue snowcone. I also love the goggles and those goregous wet pigtails!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Wet Kiddos

We went to the pool again today and had a blast. I sat next to one of my buds and took that opportunity to photograph one of her kids as he got out of the pool. He was such a wet cutie! Gave my kids a break from the camera for once.

Monday, June 29, 2009

The Summer of H20

Jumping!, originally uploaded by Corey Bennett Williams.

Clearly there's been a theme to our summer so far - water. We just got back from the beach with my best friend, Allison and we had a blast. The klids played in the sand, jumped in the waves, splashed in the pool, laughed, giggled and smiled. Of course, they also got overtired, so they cried, grumped, grouched and threw fits. But it was the sort of trip that I'll remember for a long long time. Filled with pancakes, hotdogs, ice cream, cold beer (adults only!) and lots of good times and funny stories. And did I mention the photo opportunities? There were nearly endless for a shutterbug.

Friday, June 26, 2009

A wonderful day

jumpingwaves, originally uploaded by Corey Bennett Williams.

Every now and then, I have days like today. Days where the world stands still and all that there is in creation is me and my three wonderful children. Today was a day like that. For hours, they jumped waves, dug in the sand, swam in the salty water and collected shells. The joy that the felt was contagious. I sat in a beach chair, under an umbrella and watched them play with a full, full heart.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Scrunchie Face Swimming

Scrunchie Face, originally uploaded by Corey Bennett Williams.

Today, Mr. B, Baby C, the WG, Vitoria and I all headed to the Hope Valley pool to swim. My best friend, Allison, is a member there. The kids had a big time - the big ones diving and the little ones flopping around in the shallow end. I just couldn't resist photographing Baby T. She enjoys the water so much. She flops around with her mouth open, splashes herself, gets out and jumps in from a seated position. It's all so very, very cute. More photos on my Flickr if you click through....

Monday, June 22, 2009

in a pile of noodles

The kids fastened a bunch of noodles together to make a "canoe" today at the pool. We decided to name it a Canoodle. They had a big time floating around on it.


Backstroke, originally uploaded by Corey Bennett Williams.

We went swimming this afternoon. As usual, my camera was in tow. WG loves to float on her back. She has the best time floating around the pool. Those goggles are such a staple in her summer wardrobe, I expect to see them nearly every time I look at her. :-)

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Those Eyes

Those Eyes, originally uploaded by Corey Bennett Williams.

WG has the most amazing eyes. I snapped this of her when she was swimming today. They were so bright in the mid day sun.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

"My Mom is Really Into That Camera"

What?!?!?!?!, originally uploaded by Corey Bennett Williams.

So, not only am I driving my own kids nuts - photographing them at every turn. But now, I'm driving my friend's kids nuts too. This afternoon, I was at my best friend's house for a playdate. The crazy nut invited eight kids over (my three, her three, and two others) to play. Just as soon as Baby C slept, I grabbed my camera and started following them around. There wasn't a lot of light in the house, but luckily Baby T was up for a romp on the terrace. She's two and she doesn't stop. She moves constantly, and she certainly wasn't stopping to pose for me. So, I just kept moving with her. And when she looked at me, this is what I got. That expression that says, "Alright, Already!" She's just as cute as she can be. She better get used to it. With models like this, a newbie photographer just can't help herself.

Sunday, June 14, 2009


Sisters, originally uploaded by Corey Bennett Williams.

My mom and her sisters are the very best of friends. They came in this weekend for Jarrett's graduation BBQ. It was a great time, as it always is. They talk all over one another, make jokes and laugh a whole, whole lot. As you can tell, no one can stop talking, even for a photo. I miss my aunts so much! It's so wonderful to have "the girls" for a visit,

The WG

The WG, originally uploaded by Corey Bennett Williams.

I bribed WG with a trip to the pool into a quick 10 minutes photo session. Even though she was annoyed with me, we got some good shots! It's so hard not to use my favorite little subjects as guinea pigs, but they are definately getting tired of it. "Mom is really in to that camera, isn't she?"

Thursday, June 11, 2009


haley1, originally uploaded by Corey Bennett Williams.

We just got back from Disney World with my dad, Pat and two of my siblings - Will and Haley. They are both camera shy teens but I got some great shots of both of them. My dad thinks his children are the most attractive children on the planet. He has a theory about genes. Ask him about the vigorous gene theory sometime.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Sweet Miss L

Sweet Miss L, originally uploaded by Corey Bennett Williams.

One of my favorite photos ever! Taken this afternoon. Couldn't help blogging it!

Sprinkler Fun

Sprinkler Fun, originally uploaded by Corey Bennett Williams.

Two of WG's buddies came over this afternoon and played in the sprinkler. They were such cuties, I gave my poor, overphotographed kids a rest and had fun capturing these two playing. They even smiled at me some!!!!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

On Stage

onstage, originally uploaded by Corey Bennett Williams.

Vitoria, Mel and I took the kids to the children's museum last week. They had a blast. B had fun dressing up and playing on the stage. Vitoria snapped this shot of him and I edited it. Yummy!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Baby C

Baby C, originally uploaded by Corey Bennett Williams.

Baby C is getting so big! He's eight weeks now. I took this photo of him over daddy's shoulder on Memorial Day at the pool. He was a such an angel that day. Sleeping, nursing and just hanging out while the big kids played and played.