Charlotte Family Embracing the South

Southern families are super fun and also super stylish. This beautiful couple has embraced what the south has to offer after moving to Charlotte. From their adorably styled children, to the oh so shic mom and the beautiful southern backdrop, this family feature is a perfect way to start you weekend. Take some time and enjoy what southern family and living is all about!


Names of Family Members

Mom: Lattrice Kersey

Daughter: Jayel Kersey (8yrs old)

Daughter: Ariel Kersey ( 2yrs old)

Where is the mom from?

Brooklyn, NY

Where is your current location?

Charlotte, North Carolina

What is your favorite thing about being a mom?

My favorite thing about being a mom is being able to see to my girls smile and be happy. It’s the best feeling in the world knowing that the simplest things makes their day. There’s no greater joy in the world.


What do you love about raising your children in the South?

I’ve only been in the South for 2 years and I have to say I love it. Overall I think the atmosphere is so laid back and chill , but if I had to pick one deciding factor it would have to be space! My daughter currently thinks we live in a mansion because we have stairs.

What are some of their favorite southern dishes to eat? Which do they only eat if you make?

Mac and Cheese of course! I have to say they love my Spaghetti.

Why did you choose this location to do the family photo shoot?

I honestly wanted to capture them in their most natural form. Just being fun fabulous kids. Sometimes they can be a bit on the prissy side, but they also love the outdoors so I thought it would be the perfect country chic moment.

What are your favorite lessons to teach your children?

To be independent and to never turn their back on family. I come from big family with 7 siblings and we all are very close so being family oriented is a must.


What is your favorite southern activity to do with them?

Pumpkin picking and drinking warm apple cider.

Do you have any favorite restaurants you like to take them?

Cheesecake Factory is one of their favorites

 What are some of your favorite books you read to them?

Princess & the Frog is one of their favorites


 Who styled the children for this shoot?


What southern values do you hope they inherit as they grow up?

 To be respectable educated southern belles

 What advice did you get from your mother on parenting?

To have a lot of patience and to enjoy raising them.

Where did you get some of the clothing items?

Jayel Skirt & Top – H&M

Ariel Skirt & Top – Crazy8

Boots: Crazy8


Images Courtesy of Aurelius Creates

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Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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