Raleigh Holly Springs Newborn Photography
This was such a relaxed session at home, so much sweetness snuggling their baby boy. Babies’ days can be so different, but we happened to catch him on a super chill relaxed sleepy day and were able to capture so many sweet photos. We also were able to photograph a lot of blankets, a quilt and parts of the nursery that were sentimental to his Mama. I love the photos of him on the quilt, such a beautiful quilt, and he is just precious. And you know, I just love llamas, so I had to include the sweet Llama print in their nursery. (Love these llamas so much)
According to Mom…
What was the first thing you thought when you saw your baby for the first time? I can’t believe that it is possible to love someone so much at first sight. He is truly perfect. Maybe throwing up four times a day for 8 months (thank goodness he was a month early) was all worth it in the end.
What was the best part of having a newborn session at home? Our baby was much more relaxed at home and it gave the pictures a very personal touch.
How did you prepare the baby for our photoshoot? We made sure he had been fed before the shoot so help keep him calmer.
How was your experience having your newborn photographed? Were you worried or nervous beforehand? We thought that the session went great. We were nervous he was be fussy and not cooperate, but he was amazing and slept for most of it. Becky is a good friend and she was great at suggesting poses, etc. and even incorporated our pup into the shots.
What would be your advice to someone getting newborn photographs taken? Relax and take your cues from the baby. We incorporated some sentimental props (blankets, etc) that turned out great and added a personal touch.
Did you have a sentimenal item at our shoot? Yes, we used a blanket made by a great-grandmother, a quilt made by a grandmother, and a platter from Africa. The blanket photos are truly special.
Was there a sentimental part of your nursery that we photographed? We have a sign with a song lyric that my grandmother used to sing to me when I was little.
Any advice to other families picking out wardrobe or preparing for a session? This is a tough time for a mom, because she may not be in maternity clothes or her old wardrobe, so just wear something comfortable and let the baby be the star. Don’t be afraid to have the little one in just a diaper and some blankets, rather than full outfits.
Rebecca Keller Photography
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Raleigh Maternity + Newborn Photographer