This big brother was absolutely adddoooorable at our Free Santa Minis last year (see here! the cutest!) This session kind of flew by..From the moment I got there, big brother was just so much fun and loved kissing his baby brother. It was so sweet to see all four of them together. (see big brother’s newborn portraits here) Love, love, love this newborn session at home. Love what this Mama has to say about newborn sessions – great advice!
According to Mom…
What was the first thing you thought when you saw your baby for the first time? He’s here, he’s okay, and he’s perfect!
What was your favorite part of our session together? I loved how easy and comfortable it all was. My favorite part was how Becky was able to capture some really fun playful moments with my toddler and some sweet faces from my newborn. It was wonderful having it at home because I didn’t have to worry about getting out of the house to go somewhere with 2 littles. I also loved being home because the pictures captured our life and we will always be able to look back on them and remember this time where we brought our children home.
How did you prepare the baby for our photoshoot? I made sure baby was fed and had a clean diaper.
How was your experience having your newborn photographed? Were you worried or nervous before? My experience was wonderful. I was a little nervous because I wasn’t sure how my baby would do and I have a 2 year old as well and I was worried he would be bored. Becky is so great with kids though so she really helped entertain my 2 year old and when my little one needed to eat she was great about stopping and entertaining the older one so I could feed the baby. She made me feel very comfortable about doing whatever I needed to do to keep everybody happy.
What would be your advice to someone getting newborn photographs taken? Relax and enjoy the photos. Don’t let this be a stressful thing to get ready for, and feed the baby before the session.
Do you have any other children? How did they react to the baby? Yes, I have a 2 year old son. He LOVES the baby. When we get him up from bedtime or naptime the first thing he wants to do is check on his brother. He always let’s me know when the baby is crying and if he loses his paci he lets me know that too. He loves to hold his foot, kiss his head, and give him hugs.
How would you describe your perfect Saturday as a family? We like to have a special breakfast together like pancakes or waffles. Then we usually go to a park or storytime at the library before nap time. After nap we just like to spend time playing outside or going for a walk.
and I just realized I don’t think their maternity portraits made it to the blog yet. Here’s a few before they met sweet baby brother.
Rebecca Keller is a Raleigh Cary Newborn Photographer featured in People Magazine and on The Bump. Contact Rebecca Keller Photography for more information about newborn photography and travel sessions.