I first met big sister at our annual holiday minis (see here) So much cuteness! She was just so excited to show me her baby sister, and love, love, love the images we got of the two of them together. This little one’s newborn portraits with her Mommy and sister were just so sweet. And, oh my, her natural highlights in her hair were just so pretty!
According to Mom…
What was the first thing you thought when you saw your baby for the first time? I was overcome with joy and happiness. She was the most beautiful baby and I couldn’t believe how much she looked like my other daughter Audrey. I was also surprised to see that she had blonde highlights in her hair! I have basically black hair so that was quite a shock. We had waited a while for Penelope to join our family, so I couldn’t believe the day had actually arrived!
What was your favorite part of having a newborn session at home? It’s great to have a newborn session at home because not only is it convenient (no packing up a newborn and other family members) but it’s also comfortable. You have everything you need and it’s especially nice for older kids to have somewhere to go and play when they aren’t in the pictures.
How did you prepare the baby for our photoshoot? I made sure to feed her before it started so she was full and happy. She didn’t fall back to sleep right after but Becky waited for me to get her back to sleep before we started.
How was your experience having your newborn photographed? Penelope is my second so I knew the drill. I was more worried about how my 4 year old would act. She can be hyper or shy, you never know what you’re gonna get these days. It turns out she was excited and very talkative. Becky was great with her and she was able to capture her natural beauty which is hard for me to get. I am so happy to have these beautiful images of the two girls together. They show how much Audrey already loves her little sister, and I will cherish them forever.
What would be your advice to someone getting newborn photographs taken? Plan out what you’d like to wear prior to having the baby, if you can! After the baby comes the last thing you want to do is run out to the mall!
Was there a sentimental item in your nursery or parts of your nursery that we photographed that are special to you? We are in a rental until we move into our new house later this month, so I was worried about the color of our walls and actually sad that the nursery would not be in the pictures. It turns out it was not worth worrying about those things because the pictures turned out great without the background being the focus.
Do you have any other children? How did they react to the baby? Our daughter Audrey is 4 so naturally she was super excited about having a baby sister. She loves her and wants to hold her all the time. She is also fascinated with diaper changes (weird, right?) and she wants to stand by the changing table and supervise every one.
How would you describe your perfect Saturday as a family? We love laying low and hanging as a family. We usually plan one Saturday outing to get out of the house and explore the area (we are fairly new to Raleigh). Our favorite thing to do is try new restaurants.
Any advice to other families picking our wardrobe or preparing for a session? Again, plan your outfits in advance. There have been times when I’ve waited until the night before and that has proved disastrous!
Downtown Raleigh Newborn Photographer | Rebecca Keller Photography
Rebecca Keller is a newborn photographer featured in People Magazine and on The Bump. Contact Rebecca Keller Photography for more information about family photos and travel sessions.