One Hundred Degrees

Raleigh Maternity Photography

How do you photograph maternity portraits in one hundred degrees? Quickly, very quickly! Remember the heat wave we had in August that was just ridiculous? We were originally scheduled for an evening session, but decided that was just crazy and met super early one morning. We got out of the car, sweated through the whole thing, but we got it done before their baby brother was born! (His newborn portraits will be on the blog ASAP!) Loved getting to photograph this sweet family before he was born, and glad we were able to do it early before the heat was ridiculous. Also, these two are rockstars for getting these two sweet boys up early, dressed and at the session ready to go!

According to Mom…

What was your favorite part of the session, and why did you pick the location? My favorite part of the session was how laid back and simple it was. I picked a field because I love the natural elements in photography and I loved all the greenery in the background.

Were you worried about any parts of the session beforehand? The only thing I was worried about was how my kids would do being in the heat and how my hair would look. :). Becky is always so good about helping the kiddos and shooting fast that it wasn’t an issue.

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As Seen in People Magazine + The Bump

Raleigh Maternity + Newborn Photographer

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Rebecca Keller is a Raleigh Newborn Photographer featured in the Bump, Let The Kids Dress Themselves and several other blogs.

   Little Gift

Cary Apex Newborn Photographer

 

I was able to go on a brief trip to NJ/NYC this summer and photographed this sweet family the day after I got back. So many giggles and smiles.(And you can see big sister’s newborn portraits here) Carter was just such a content baby and his sister with him was the sweetest thing ever. I am laughing that Mom’s favorite part of the session was me throwing things – anything to get the photos, right? What a little gift this one is to his family, and so thrilled to see them again!

According to Mom..

What was the first thing you thought when you saw your baby for the first time? We were just so thankful he was here! We tried for a while to have a second baby and dealt with some real disappointment during that time, so to finally have him here was just an overwhelming joy!

What was your favorite part of our session together? My favorite part was definitely when you started throwing things around to get Remie’s attention.

How was your experience having your newborn photographed? Were you worried or nervous beforehand? I wasn’t worried or nervous at all because I knew from experience it would go perfectly! I was elated that you were able to fit us in on short notice and make me feel so much better about getting great newborn pictures.

Did you have a sentimental item at our shoot? Recreating some of the same images you did when you photographed Remie is really neat and special. Also, the pictures including the blanket my mother knitted for Carter are amazing.

Do you have any other children? How did they react to the baby? Remie LOVES her baby brother. She tells him countless times each day and he’s the first thing she looks for when she walks into the room. His little head is actually the first thing she’s ever truly kissed with her lips. She’ll do the motions and act like she’s giving a kiss, but she’s actually kissed this sweet baby’s little head and it’s the sweetest thing.

How would you describe your perfect Saturday as a family? We like to exercise together in the mornings. In the summer, pool time with a picnic lunch is so much fun. And in the fall, going to a pumpkin patch or a hay ride is the best! BBQ for dinner followed up by going out for ice cream… sounds like our perfect Saturday!

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As Seen in People Magazine + The Bump

Raleigh Maternity + Newborn Photographer

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Rebecca Keller is a Raleigh Newborn Photographer featured in the Bump, Let The Kids Dress Themselves and several other blogs.

College Sweethearts

Wake Forest Maternity Photography 

It’s always nice to meet before your newborn portraits and hang out, because you know, life with a newborn can be kind of hectic. Maternity portraits are perfect for that, and it was so great to get to know this sweet couple. They were so incredibly sweet together, and I can’t wait to find out if they are having a boy or a girl! So many fun maternity sessions the past few weeks, I can’t wait to meet all these babies!

According to Mom…

What was your favorite part of the session and why did you pick the location? I loved the natural field and the white fence; it reminds me of Kentucky horse country. (where I’m from.)

Were you worried about any parts of the session beforehand? Of course, the outfit always causes several second guesses, but Becky made the actual shoot pretty carefree.

How would you describe your perfect Saturday together? Any favorite restaurants? We are pretty simple: we love to stroll around and eat good food; on a good day we might take a bike ride out to a favorite place in the country. Favorites in Durham include Scratch bakery, the Parlour for ice cream, and Luna for a great meal.

How did you meet, and where was your first date? We met when we were placed in the same college freshman orientation group: classic, I know. The first date was a movie, School of Rock; I think I made him listen to my favorite musical theater cd, so that was a win.

Do you have any pets? Yes, Bodie the golden retriever. He is very cute and very manipulative; luckily manipulation generally just concludes with him being allowed on the couch to cuddle.

What is your favorite tv shows you watch together? We like The Americans, but it is rather intense. Lately, I can sometimes get him to dial into the Great British Baking Show. That one is just so pleasant.Wake Forest Maternity Photography 976_4959P I N this to pinterestWake Forest Maternity Photography 976_4960P I N this to pinterestWake Forest Maternity Photography 976_4961P I N this to pinterestWake Forest Maternity Photography 976_4962P I N this to pinterestWake Forest Maternity Photography 976_4963P I N this to pinterestWake Forest Maternity Photography 976_4964P I N this to pinterestWake Forest Maternity Photography 976_4965P I N this to pinterestWake Forest Maternity Photography 976_4966P I N this to pinterestWake Forest Maternity Photography 976_4967P I N this to pinterestWake Forest Maternity Photography 976_4968P I N this to pinterestWake Forest Maternity Photography 976_4969P I N this to pinterestWake Forest Maternity Photography 976_4970P I N this to pinterest

Rebecca Keller Photography

As Seen in People Magazine + The Bump

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Wake Forest Maternity Photographer | Raleigh Maternity Photographer

Raleigh Newborn Photographer | Raleigh Newborn Photography 

Celebrating Eden

Duke Gardens Family Photographer 

So let me tell you – the day of their session, it was HOT. I mean, we were all sweating like crazy, but it didn’t bother this little one at all. She was just so happy and was chatting away the entire time. Her personality was adorable, and it was great to also have her Grandma there to help with the session. We had such a fun time at Duke Gardens, and it was a joy to photograph these two together. A little known fact about RKP is that I volunteer as much as I can (I can only take one session a month) with Red Thread Sessions. (If you know someone who is adopting, have them contact me!)

According to Mom..

What kind of feel were you thinking for your session? Vintage and dreamy. I’m happy we had the photos taken at Duke Gardens as I love the flowers and greenery and think they were the perfect back drop to the photos.

Who are the members of your family and a quick fact about each one? Mom – Theresa has wanted to adopt since she was in school. It took 4 years for her to complete her adoption of Eden.

Eden – Joyful, gregarious daughter whom I adopted from India in Feb 2017. Eden loves Minnie Mouse!

What was the weather like the day of your session? Sunny and hot!

What was the best part of your session or why you enjoyed the session? Becky did a great job helping Eden stay engaged and focused. And I loved the direction she gave. It was also helped further the bonding before me and Eden.

Tell me about the outfits you wore to the session – where you bought them + why you chose them. Theresa’s dress was purchased from a store called Nero’s in Hyderbad, India. I wore it to pay homage to my daughter’s birth country. Unfortunately, the Indian outfit I bought for Eden was too big. However, I bought her a frilly, red dress with bows. Just like Minnie Mouse!

What’s your favorite family weekend activities? We enjoy hanging out at Durham Museum of Life and Science.

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Rebecca Keller Photography

As Seen in People Magazine + The Bump

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Raleigh Newborn Photography | Wake Forest Newborn Photography

Cary Newborn Photography | Downtown Raleigh Newborn Photographer

 

August Goals

Raleigh Maternity Photographer

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July 4th at Holden Beach

All I can say about August is I want to soak up the last few days of summer. I say few because Owen starts school so so early. I will admit, though, he gets a few long breaks during the year, and it’s nice to have the option of taking a trip in the fall/spring.

1. Work on Bible Journaling for Owen (See What I Learned in July)

2. Eat our last Beaches-n-Cream of the summer. (Hoping they have red velvet or krispy kreme next week!)

3. There are a few projects I’d like to start, but I’m not overly optimistic it will happen, because SUMMER is almost over.

4. Paint with the boys

5. Fly a kite at the beach.

6. Make S’mores (with bacon!)

7. Sign the boys up for fall sports.

8. I’ve really enjoyed reading historical fiction about NYC – so add to my ever growing list + conquer. (I just finished this one – it was actually non fiction, and so fascinating!)

See more goals posts here

Rebecca Keller Photography

As Seen in People Magazine + The Bump

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Raleigh Maternity Photographer | Raleigh Newborn Photographer

Wake Forest Newborn Photographer | Wake Forest Maternity Photography