I’m Lisa, a professional photographer here in beautiful Charlotte NC. I capture maternity and newborn portraits, while my associate photographer, Zakiyah captures first birthday milestone portraits. Seasonally, we capture families too! While working full time in Information Technology, I studied photography, attended workshops and captured a variety of subjects. I eventually found my passion with babies and bellies and opened my studio. Creating these heartfelt portraits truly brings me joy. I am happy to get up each day and do what I love and I’m truly honored to share in some of your family’s most cherished moments.
It was a missed opportunity to capture my mom with all of her children, grand, and new great-grandchildren before her passing that still upsets me. Having a large family photo on her living room wall was the one gift I wanted her to have and enjoy. I had no idea just a short time later, mom would no longer be with us. It's so important to capture your loved ones while you can. As a mother of two, grandmother of two, aunt and great aunt of 12, I'm so thankful to be a portrait where I can create memories for my family. Fun Fact: My love of photography was inspired by my dad who created and preserved videos and photos of our family long before I was born. Growing up, he always made sure I had a camera and that we developed the film to enjoy the prints. As a result, I have countless heartfelt prints and photo albums of family and friends that I cherish.
We want to share our memories not just today but years from now when our children are adults. As technology changes rapidly, we must realize the value of printed photos that don't require a media player. CD, flash drives, and cloud storage 'WILL' someday soon be a thing of the past. This will result in the inability for our children to enjoy the digital portraits we cherish today. To ensure future generations remember their past, we must preserve our portraits in print form. At Lisa Yvette Photography, we use only the best professional labs that offer the finest archival prints to preserve your photos for generations without degrading quality and color over time.
Lisa Yvette’s award winning portrait studio specializes in capturing the emotion of your growing family’s story through fine art maternity, timeless newborn, creative baby milestone (cake smash), and candid outdoor family portraiture. We will guide you through our process from consultation and booking, to the big day, to the delivery of your portraits. The studio carries an extensive collection of flowy fabrics, couture dresses, backdrops, newborn outfits, swaddles, and baby milestone props for a personalized experience. Optionally, use one our amazing partnered hair stylists or makeup artists to complete your look. Rest assured, safety is always priority number one for both you and your baby.
Lisa has over 30 years of experience caring for newborns, is well trained in newborn posing, First Aid certified, and fully vaccinated with all shots including Covid-19. What makes the studio unique? Lisa Yvette has simplified the portrait creation process, minimizing your number of trips to the studio before your photos are revealed. After your session, Lisa will assist you in deciding your favorite images and how you’d like to showcase them. Whether an heirloom album or a wall gallery you’ll leave your photo session with breathtaking portraits and stunning artwork for your home, that you, your children, and entire family will enjoy for many years to come.
Family and especially my grandchildren are EVERYTHING to me. They are my why for every decision I make. Can you relate?
Ask anyone who knows me well and they'll tell you...I eat, sleep, breathe, and basically live for photography. This is normal right? LOL. It's not just my career. It's my study is my happy place. It's where I shine and truly enjoy myself. Plus snuggling all your sweet babies is a huge plus!
Travel is important to me. I love visiting other countries and experiencing cultures different than ours here in the U.S. I try to travel somewhere new and exciting 1-2 times a year.
I love all kinds of music but Jazz and the 90's are my thing. Boney James, Sade, Prince, and my all time favorite Janet Jackson are just a few of artists I love! Beyonce and H.E.R. would have to be my my newest faves.
There are cat people and dog people. There are also coffee people and tea people. I love tea! Especially peach and mint flavors. If you are a tea lover like me, share your favorite. I'd love to try it!