First of all, their house had so much light…amazing light. I arrived early Saturday morning and this little one was just so content and happy for his newborn portraits. And that hair, absolutely amazing – just LOVE his hair. Everything mom had laid out for him – the sweet blankets that were made for him were just perfect.
And oh my, I always go back and forth between loving color and black and white. It’s always so difficult for me to decide when printing my own photos. Man, I just loved so many of these in black and white. I hope they enjoy printing and displaying these on the walls in their home. It was so great to see these two and meet their sweet baby boy!
According to Mom…
What was the first thing you thought when you saw your baby for the first time? I’m so thankful he’s out and he’s safe and I’m going to go to sleep now. They pumped a lot of meds in me for the c-section so I was really just fighting to stay awake.
What was your favorite part of our session together? Well, we loved just getting to spend some time with you since we don’t get to see you guys that often. Since we know you, we were much more comfortable during the shoot.
How did you prepare baby for our photshoot? I made sure he was fed.
How was your experience having your newborn photographed? The experience was great and the photos turned out better than we could have anticipated. The shoot was also easier than I thought it would be with a newborn.
What would be your advice to someone getting newborn photographs taken? Take them within the first two weeks while your newborn is still in the very sleepy phase of life.
Did you have a sentimental item at our session? All the blankets people made for us especially the one’s from family. You may not have realized it but the penguin plate you captured; we actually bought that right after our miscarriage as a little remembrance for our baby so it was special to have it included in one of the photos.
Was there a sentimental item in your nursery that we photographed that was special to you? The “Loved you before we knew you” painting was purchased during our time of infertility to help us stay hopeful that God would one day bless us with a child.
Washington DC Newborn Photographer | Rebecca Keller Photography
Rebecca Keller is a Raleigh NC Newborn Photographer featured in People Magazine and on several blogs including Let the Kids Dress Themselves and Lemonade and Lenses. Contact Rebecca Keller Photography for more information about travel sessions and newborn photography.