All About Minnie

Wake Forest One Year Baby Photographer

I first met this sweet family when they came to our holiday minis. (So excited about this year’s! Booking will start wednesday! Be the first to know by signing up for our newsletter here) This sweet baby girl was just so happy for her one year portraits and giggled and giggled with her Mommy + Daddy. Her cake was just so pretty, and she sure loved putting her feet in it. She did let us know one thing for sure, she was not wearing the flower crown on her head. (And it was just so pretty!) Love all of the images of the three of them together celebrating her first birthday!

 

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Who are the members of your family that we photographed? John, Kara, and Ivy (one)

Does your little one have any favorites? Ivy loves her big brothers and getting into anything she’s not supposed to!

What were your favorite parts of the session? I loved the candid moments captured and how there were so many emotions and facial expressions captured.

Tell me about the outfits that you wore the session. Ivy loves Minnie Mouse and so it made sense to make that her birthday theme! It has also been fun having super girly dresses and things after dressing 2 boys.

What are some words of wisdom you have for other Mamas preparing for a session? Have super low expectations and try to understand that your kids don’t understand yet why these are so important. Don’t be above bribing! Enjoy the sad or upset faces as much as the happy ones, they show all the different sides or your kids.

What baby gear has been your favorite during the baby’s first year? Baby carrier!

Do you have any pets/siblings? How do they get along with your little one? We have a cat that is the best in the world. Ivy loves to crawl on top of him and he just lays there! She makes a meow sound when she sees him!
Greyson and Ryder both love their sister, and play with her very well. She watches them intently and can’t wait to be able to run with them! They can always make her laugh!


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Llama Llama

Wake Forest Baby Lamb Photographer NC 

Some old fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.

-Laura Ingalls Wilder

    If ya’ll know me, you know I am all about the light. (Do I say this enough? Probably too much)It’s 100% the most important part of any portrait..and I am always looking at the light, how it’s changing, where it is. So when I show up to photograph something, I have a million goals, but #1 is to have everyone in the best most beautiful light. If you’ve ever been around baby lambs, they can be super bouncy and jumpy, (this youtube is an example)it’s really quite adorable. (except when poor Ericka is running to catch one and bring it back, hahahaha. She might not think it’s so adorable. Our baby lamb became a runner during this year’s set of baby lamb minis!) So really they ran the show, I laughed until I cried, rolled in the grass (like major grass everywhere all over me) and we followed them around wherever they went and my light obssession OCD just had to go along for the ride. I’ve never been able to bottle feed a lamb, and the kids LOVED it. So many giggles! The photographer in me had some glass bottles from a few years ago when Ericka and I thought we were going to have a baby lamb for a session that would be bottle feeding. Of course, these lambs were like no way, give us back our bottles! ha! The kids loved feeding the sheep and the llamas, who were super friendly. What a beautiful farm and so well taken care of. Many memories made this evening, and super thankful for a dear friend of mine who opened up their home. (And isn’t her little boy just the cutest. How adorable is the photo of him with his sheep? So incredibly sweet!)

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Rebecca Keller Photography

As Seen in People Magazine + The Bump

Raleigh Maternity + Newborn Photographer

 

   On The Move

One Year Wake Forest Baby Photographer

You are going to laugh at me but I have been sitting in the same spot editing for years. YEARS. I haven’t moved or needed to, because, well, it was perfect. Then, something happened this week. When I got back from the beach, there was no air conditioning upstairs. None. It was like a million degrees up there, and the boys and I had to camp downstairs, which was a little bit fun. All this being said, I had to set up shop somewhere else, and I LOVE IT. Like, I’m not going to move back upstairs. Isn’t this funny? Here I thought I had everything figured out in my house as to where the best place to edit was, and Boom, change of heart. Because I’ve been seeing all these Hygge posts lately, and it just makes you want to make everything extra cozy, right? Add on the fact that I love listening to Sally Clarkson, so lots of inspiration for a cozy home. So, now I’m sitting + blogging in my new cozy spot and just loving it. I am not going back upstairs – all my stuff is staying right here.

So I first met this sweet girl a year ago, and their puppy, oh my, is the sweetest. I rarely photograph one year olds that are walking yet, but this little one was running all over the place. Her mama was running all over to catch her, and the cuteness was overwhelming. I love that she brought her balloons from her birthday party, and she was just so bubbly and friendly, waving at everyone along the way. So much cuteness to share from her one year portraits.

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As Seen in People Magazine + The Bump

Raleigh, Wake Forest, and Cary Maternity, Newborn, and Baby’s First Year Photographer

 

Kisses for Baby Brother

Cary Sibling Newborn Photographer   

These sweet boys together – oh my, the cutest! Big brother spent a lot of time snuggling his Mommy + Daddy during this sweet newborn session at home. I first met them not too long ago at his own newborn portrait session so we already knew the spots in their house with the best light. They have a few great spots around the house so we were able to get a few different backgrounds, which is always great during a session. Since we had already had a session at their home, these two were pros and already had all the blinds up. It’s funny how you never realize that some rooms have a lot of light because you just never raise the blinds in those rooms. It’s amazing what opening the blinds can do! So great to see this sweet family again and to be able to photograph their boys together! I looooove photographing siblings together, it is the sweetest!

We just got back from a week at the beach! (which means Coastal Minis!) but we are just about to release our fall mini dates next week! Ericka and I have been working hard (mostly Ericka!) on scouting locations and coming up with some super fun creative ideas for our fall family minis + holiday minis. We will be releasing all of our information to the newsletter list, first, so if you aren’t on our newsletter, click here to sign up to get all of the information. We are going to have a few different options for fall minis this year, and it’s going to be a super busy fall!

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As Seen in People Magazine + The Bump

Maternity + Newborn Photographer in Raleigh, Rolesville, Wake Forest, and Cary, North Carolina

Coastal Minis Previews

Holden Beach Family Beach Photographer

If you’ve been to one of our Coastal Minis before or had any portraits taken at the beach, you will know one thing, the beach is just unpredictable. Last year we had a huge storm and a house fire (road closed in both directions so no clients could get through) right in the middle of our minis, but it was over and done in about thirty minutes, and we just kept going and finished some fun family portraits. This year, we ended up with lots of sunshine and some wind. There’s always some wind going on at the beach! When we went back another day to snap a few portraits of Ericka with her family, we were barely out there when the lightning started..I haven’t ran in I don’t know how long, and Ericka’s husband is yelling, “Run for your life,” as we all run down the boardwalk. This is the stuff memories are made of! It didn’t even end up storming just some thunder and lightning for a few minutes (enough for us to run back) and some really ugly skies. We ended our week at the beach by heading out to our favorite, Beaches-n-Cream for some big ice cream cones for the kids. They have Krispy Kreme ice cream, which is absolutely amazing. When we are at Holden, we may or may not be all stalking their instagram to see when they post their daily flavors.I missed Krispy Kreme this trip..you have to be quick when they post their flavors because they do run out. One of my nieces really loved their Mexican Chocolate flavor this week, and I got my second favorite, Red velvet cheesecake. I may or may not be missing the beach right now a whole bunch, especially the ice cream. Ok, back to sugar detox and on to the sweet family portraits!

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As Seen in People Magazine + The Bump

Raleigh Family + Newborn Photographer