Raleigh One Year Baby Photographer
Spring in February
It’s hard to believe the trees have been blooming so early this year….and this session, well, it was definitely an adventure! It was windy, especially for February. We ended up getting kicked out of one park (a park that previously didn’t have gates and a closing time all of a sudden did!) so we headed to another, found a spring tree and a bench, and everything ended up being so much fun. I first met this family at Sophie’s newborn portraits + have loved photographing them ever since. I can’t believe their little man is already one, (see his newborn portraits here) and such a cutie!
According to Mom..
What kind of feel were you thinking of for your session? Natural. We wanted to take advantage of the early spring and the fresh air. We always like a bit of rustic/vintage feel.
Who are the members of your family and a quick fact about each one?
Mommy – Tracy – I’m an equine veterinarian and an exhausted working mom. I wouldn’t have it any other way
Daddy – John – Said he would never have kids and now is a devoted father whose kids have him wrapped around their little finger.
Sophie – Is hilarious. She loves to make people laugh and does so every day.
Jake – Always has a smile. His favorites are balls, climbing anything he can and eating EVERYTHING in site!
What was your favorite part of our session? Watching the kids laugh and giggle is always one my favorite part. Who doesn’t love seeing their kids smile?!? This was our 4th family session with Rebecca not including all the mini sessions we’ve done. I found her by luck shortly before my oldest daughter was born to do our newborn pictures. I feel like she’s been there for all our big family milestones and therefore a part of the family. We always feel relaxed and comfortable with her and nothing is forced. The pictures reflect everyone’s personality and our family dynamic perfectly. They are always amazing but also make me remember the fun we had taking them.
What’s your favorite family activity? Playing outside – doesn’t really matter where.
What was the weather like the day of your session? Eeeeek! That day was sunny and absolutely beautiful right up until 1 hour before our session when it got cloudy and super windy!!!
Tell me about the outfits you wore to the session. This session was to mark Jake’s first birthday so I first picked his shirt. The rest of the clothes were selected to compliment that.
What props did you bring and why? I brought a toy truck that belonged to my late uncle. Its a fun family heirloom
I also brought a balloon for Jake to hold but his older sister wouldn’t let him hold it…
What are some words of wisdom you have for other families preparing for family portraits? Wear clothes your comfortable in! Enjoy yourself and have fun. Don’t stress if the kids aren’t cooperating. Be flexible. Rebecca is amazing at capturing the happy moments.
Were you worried about any parts of the session beforehand? I was definitely worried a bit about the windy weather and my hair, lol. We also found out 30 min before our session that the park we were going to closed at 5 which was the middle of our session. In the end none of it mattered. We just rolled with it and we got some beautiful photographs and some good memories.
And using the same truck, love this image from his newborn portraits!
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