Raleigh Sunset Baby Photographer
It’s hard to believe they grow so fast! I got to photograph him for his newborn portraits and then we got to see him at the holiday mins..and now he’s already a year old! I really love seeing babies grow and photographing milestone sessions. It was a little chilly the day of their session but this little one was still full of smiles! So sweet to photograph the three of them together.
According to Mom…
Who are the members of your family and a quick fact about each one. Andrew Mackenzie – was in the Army and sings his marching cadence songs to John
Erica Mackenzie – have 2 younger brothers so having a little rambunctious baby boy has given me flashbacks to my childhood
John Mackenzie – first word was Woof! at the beach he saw two dogs and started Woof Woofing at them
Does your little one have any favorites? John loves Cheerios, Ten Little Ladybugs book, The Wheels on the Bus song, Happy by Pharrel Williams song, dogs, being outside and hugging his mama and daddy.
What were your favorite parts of the session? I loved the location and the light! I am glad we chose that spot because it had some variety for backdrops but wasn’t difficult to navigate. I like that you are so energetic and helpful in getting John to smile. You are efficient too and I felt like we got a lot of photos in a short amount of time which is nice with a baby and a chilly (spring?!) evening like we had!
Tell me about the outfits you wore to the shoot! I ordered an outfit for John that included shorts, but it was way too cold, so I put him in jeans and added a long sleeve onesie underneath his shirt. I had also planned to have him barefoot but got hand-me-down shoes from my neighbor when I saw how cold it was going to be.
For my husband and I, we lucked out and had clothes from our closets that matched John’s. I ordered his birthday “ONE” shirt from an Etsy shop (lil threadz clothing) that my sister-in-law uses each year for her kids’ birthdays.
What are some words of wisdom you have for other Moms preparing for a session? Wear what you like & feel comfortable in. Take the time to do your hair & makeup (get help with the baby if you need it!) and then just relax and let Becky take care of the rest! We really had a lot of fun at the session.
What baby gear has been your favorite during the first year? We love our Thule jogging stroller – we use it almost daily and is so easy to push and turn. I also love the Skip Hop activity table. And the Boppy nursing pillow – I still use it everyday to nurse John!
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Rebecca Keller is a Raleigh Newborn Photographer featured in My Little Peanut, Let The Kids Dress Themselves and several other blogs.