Fine-art photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a family photographer specializing in stylized maternity and newborn portraits. Located in Wilmington, North Carolina, Leanne captures these photos on Kodak and Fuji film using a medium format Contax645 and Canon EOS 1V 35mm camera. All film is bought, processed, and scanned with Richard Photo Lab. Airlie Gardens is a beautiful location for family photos. This feature blog spotlights all of it’s beauty on the intracoastal waterway with it’s mighty live oaks, Spanish moss, tulips, wildflowers, and azaleas.

If you are looking for the perfect backdrop for your family photos, then you really don’t have to look any further than Airlie Gardens. It is by far my favorite place to shoot in Wilmington. Spanning over 60 acres and nestled next to Bradley Creek and the Intracoastal Waterway, Airlie provides you with seasonal blooms, live oaks, and waterfront views. It’s large expanse allows you the feeling that you have the entire place to yourself, even on it’s busiest days. Let’s take a walk through….

Fine-art photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a family photographer specializing in stylized maternity and newborn portraits. Located in Wilmington, North Carolina, Leanne captures these photos on Kodak and Fuji film using a medium format Contax645 and Canon EOS 1V 35mm camera. All film is bought, processed, and scanned with Richard Photo Lab. Airlie Gardens is a beautiful location for family photos. This feature blog spotlights all of it’s beauty on the intracoastal waterway with it’s mighty live oaks, Spanish moss, tulips, wildflowers, and azaleas.

Airlie Oak Lawn

The 500 year old Southern Live Oak stands tall in the lawn. Draped with Spanish moss and surrounded by bright pink azaleas in the Spring, it’s one of my favorite portrait locations on the grounds. The lawn, providing enough space for summer concerts and wedding ceremonies and receptions, allows plenty of space for your littles to run around and explore.

Fine-art photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a family photographer specializing in stylized maternity and newborn portraits. Located in Wilmington, North Carolina, Leanne captures these photos on Kodak and Fuji film using a medium format Contax645 and Canon EOS 1V 35mm camera. All film is bought, processed, and scanned with Richard Photo Lab. This image is a family photo taken at Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, North Carolina. They are standing under a large oak tree surrounded by pink, white, and red blooms. The mom is wearing a blue dress.

Fine-art photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a family photographer specializing in stylized maternity and newborn portraits. Located in Wilmington, North Carolina, Leanne captures these photos on Kodak and Fuji film using a medium format Contax645 and Canon EOS 1V 35mm camera. All film is bought, processed, and scanned with Richard Photo Lab. This image is a maternity photo taken at Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, North Carolina. They are standing under a large oak tree surrounded by pink, white, and red blooms. The mom is wearing a white lace maternity dress.

Fine art lifestyle photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. These portraits are caught on Ilford Delta 3200 35mm film using a Canon Elan 7e and Fuji400 medium format film with a Contax645. This is a family portrait session shot at Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, North Carolina. They are taking their photo on the Oak Lawn in front of the oldest Oak tree in Wilmington. The sunlight is shining through and wrapping them up in warmth. They are a family that loves to laugh and have fun together. Mom is wearing white jeans and a flowing blue top. Dad is wearing a purple polo shirt and dark denim jeans. Their daughters are wearing matching outfits with scalloped edges and big pink bows.

Pergola Garden

Often referred to as the Bridal Walk, the grassy aisle that leads you to the Jasmine covered pergola, is a more formal garden. In the Spring this aisle is filled with brightly colored tulips on either side. There’s also plenty of shade to provide a reprieve from hot sun on those warm summer mornings we experience. The ‘Bridal Walk’ leads you to the Jasmine covered pergola where you will find a calming fountain and the Airlie Lake at the end. Keep a look out for the two swans that swim here.

Fine-art photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a family photographer specializing in stylized maternity and newborn portraits. Located in Wilmington, North Carolina, Leanne captures these photos on Kodak and Fuji film using a medium format Contax645 and Canon EOS 1V 35mm camera. All film is bought, processed, and scanned with Richard Photo Lab. This image is a family photo taken at Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, North Carolina. They are sitting in the Pergola Gardens under a Classic stone archway surrounded by lush plants and warm sunlight.

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 and 35mm film was used for this family portrait session. Film scans are from Richard Photo Lab.

Centennial Plaza & the Butterfly House

Jasmine covered columns and a beautiful fountain give you a calm, peaceful feeling as you walk through this tranquil garden. The Butterfly House, open seasonally, is an open air house located in the Tranquility Gardens and is filled with butterflies native to North Carolina and a variety of seasonally blooming plants. Ending sessions here, allows a breather for everyone as children stop and stare at the beautiful butterflies fluttering from one bloom to another.

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 photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a family photographer specializing in stylized maternity and newborn portraits. Located in Wilmington, North Carolina, Leanne captures these photos on Kodak and Fuji film using a medium format Contax645 and Canon EOS 1V 35mm camera. All film is bought, processed, and scanned with Richard Photo Lab. Airlie Gardens is a beautiful location for family photos. This feature blog spotlights all of it’s beauty on the intracoastal waterway with it’s mighty live oaks, Spanish moss, tulips, wildflowers, and azaleas. One year milestone session for this baby girl.

Fine-art photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a family photographer specializing in stylized maternity and newborn portraits. Located in Wilmington, North Carolina, Leanne captures these photos on Kodak and Fuji film using a medium format Contax645 and Canon EOS 1V 35mm camera. All film is bought, processed, and scanned with Richard Photo Lab. Airlie Gardens is a beautiful location for family photos. This feature blog spotlights all of it’s beauty on the intracoastal waterway with it’s mighty live oaks, Spanish moss, tulips, wildflowers, and azaleas. One year milestone session with this baby girl.

Spring Garden

This garden is, in my opinion often overlooked, as it’s the farthest from the entrance. In other words, its a bit of a  walk. However, in the spring, filled with wild flowers, white and pink azaleas, and flowering trees, it’s one of the most beautiful spots in the gardens. 

Fine-art photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a family photographer specializing in stylized maternity and newborn portraits. Located in Wilmington, North Carolina, Leanne captures these photos on Kodak and Fuji film using a medium format Contax645 and Canon EOS 1V 35mm camera. All film is bought, processed, and scanned with Richard Photo Lab. Airlie Gardens is a beautiful location for family photos. This feature blog spotlights all of it’s beauty on the intracoastal waterway with it’s mighty live oaks, Spanish moss, tulips, wildflowers, and azaleas.

Fine-art photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a family photographer specializing in stylized maternity and newborn portraits. Located in Wilmington, North Carolina, Leanne captures these photos on Kodak and Fuji film using a medium format Contax645 and Canon EOS 1V 35mm camera. All film is bought, processed, and scanned with Richard Photo Lab. Airlie Gardens is a beautiful location for family photos. This feature blog spotlights all of it’s beauty on the intracoastal waterway with it’s mighty live oaks, Spanish moss, tulips, wildflowers, and azaleas. Family photos in the wildflowers. Mom is wearing a white dress. Dad is wearing a blue shirt with khakis.

Fine art lifestyle photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, birth, newborn, and family photographer in Wilmington, North Carolina. Portraits are caught on 35mm and medium format film. This is a lifestyle milestone session photographed at Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, North Carolina during Azalea Festival Weekend. I used a Contax645 and medium format Fuji400H film. Film scans from Richard Photo Lab.

Fine art lifestyle photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, birth, newborn, and family photographer in Wilmington, North Carolina. Portraits are caught on 35mm and medium format film. This is a lifestyle milestone session photographed at Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, North Carolina during Azalea Festival Weekend. I used a Contax645 and medium format Fuji400H film. Film scans from Richard Photo Lab.

Fine art lifestyle photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, birth, newborn, and family photographer in Wilmington, North Carolina. Portraits are caught on 35mm and medium format film. This is a lifestyle milestone session photographed at Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, North Carolina during Azalea Festival Weekend. I used a Contax645 and medium format Fuji400H film. Film scans from Richard Photo Lab.

Airlie is a non-profit organization who’s mission is to preserve the gardens as an outstanding, historic public garden and provide cultural and environmental programs to serve and educate its visitors. For this reason, they do charge a portrait fee of $100 for all 1 hour portrait sessions. The fee is paid directly to the Airlie. If this fits into your budget it is always well worth it as you practically have the gardens to yourself on most mornings.

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