I have photographed the Dixon family since Anna-Banana was a little over a year old.  And now she’s is a big sister!  When Julie reached out to schedule their family photos I suggested Airlie Gardens because well, it’s Airlie Gardens.  There is so much beautiful space for children to run, skip, and twirl around.  It brings out the kid in every kid (and every adult) and allows them to have fun and enjoy the time with family instead of just sitting and posing for photos.  BORING…kids never want to do that.  Especially when there’s a thousand year old oak tree you can play under or a butterfly garden to dance around.  And you better believe Anna did it all. 

I hope these photos bring a smile to your face and the desire to be a kid today.  Enjoy!!

Fine art family photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. Portraits are caught on 35mm and medium format film with a Contax645 and Canon Elan 7e. This is a Family Portrait Session shot at Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, North Carolina. Fuji400H medium format film was used for this family beach portrait session. Film scans are from Richard Photo Lab.

Fine art family photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. Portraits are caught on 35mm and medium format film with a Contax645 and Canon Elan 7e. This is a Family Portrait Session shot at Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, North Carolina. Fuji400H medium format film was used for this family beach portrait session. Film scans are from Richard Photo Lab.

Fine art family photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. Portraits are caught on 35mm and medium format film with a Contax645 and Canon Elan 7e. This is a Family Portrait Session shot at Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, North Carolina. Fuji400H medium format film was used for this family beach portrait session. Film scans are from Richard Photo Lab.

Fine art family photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. Portraits are caught on 35mm and medium format film with a Contax645 and Canon Elan 7e. This is a Family Portrait Session shot at Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, North Carolina. Fuji400H medium format film was used for this family beach portrait session. Film scans are from Richard Photo Lab.

Fine art family photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. Portraits are caught on 35mm and medium format film with a Contax645 and Canon Elan 7e. This is a Family Portrait Session shot at Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, North Carolina. Fuji400H medium format film was used for this family beach portrait session. Film scans are from Richard Photo Lab.

Fine art family photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. Portraits are caught on 35mm and medium format film with a Contax645 and Canon Elan 7e. This is a Family Portrait Session shot at Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, North Carolina. Fuji400H medium format film was used for this family beach portrait session. Film scans are from Richard Photo Lab.

Fine art family photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. Portraits are caught on 35mm and medium format film with a Contax645 and Canon Elan 7e. This is a Family Portrait Session shot at Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, North Carolina. Fuji400H medium format film was used for this family beach portrait session. Film scans are from Richard Photo Lab.

Fine art family photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. Portraits are caught on 35mm and medium format film with a Contax645 and Canon Elan 7e. This is a Family Portrait Session shot at Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, North Carolina. Fuji400H medium format film was used for this family beach portrait session. Film scans are from Richard Photo Lab.

Fine art family photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. Portraits are caught on 35mm and medium format film with a Contax645 and Canon Elan 7e. This is a Family Portrait Session shot at Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, North Carolina. Fuji400H medium format film was used for this family beach portrait session. Film scans are from Richard Photo Lab.

Fine art family photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. Portraits are caught on 35mm and medium format film with a Contax645 and Canon Elan 7e. This is a Family Portrait Session shot at Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, North Carolina. Fuji400H medium format film was used for this family beach portrait session. Film scans are from Richard Photo Lab.

Fine art family photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. Portraits are caught on 35mm and medium format film with a Contax645 and Canon Elan 7e. This is a Family Portrait Session shot at Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, North Carolina. Fuji400H medium format film was used for this family beach portrait session. Film scans are from Richard Photo Lab.

If you get the chance to visit Airlie Gardens, you totally should.  Tickets are less than $10 for adults and children.  There are gorgeous spaces to picnic that will make you feel as though you have the entire garden to yourself.  Enjoy watching the swans in the lake and lay under the oaks.  It’s a great morning coffee spot!

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