Chapel Hill Baby Photographer

Running Through the Garden 

Let me tell you, this little one was just precious running around the UNC Arboretum. What a sweet session celebrating his first birthday. We got so many sweet images with his Mommy and Daddy! You can see his sweet little personality just shining through. It may have been a million degrees, thank you, August, but you wouldn’t know it by this little one’s smile.

According to Mom..

What kind of feel were you thinking for your session? For our session the main thing I wanted to focus was my family. I choose Chapel Hill as our backdrop and we took pictures in the arboretum on the Chapel Hill campus and the surrounding area. Grayson loves flowers so we were able to get some amazing shots with the flowers in the background and he even picked a few for pictures. The session was perfect.

Who are the members of your family and a quick fact about each one. My husband Matt and I are big Carolina fans, especially my husband which is why Chapel Hill was such a great backdrop for this session. My son Grayson is 13 months and he is full of energy and enthusiasm. Becky was able to capture so many of his unique and special expressions in this session. I was born and raised in Hillsborough and I grew up spending a great deal of time in Chapel Hill so it was fun to have our session there.

What was your favorite part of the session? My favorite part was seeing Grayson play with the flowers and Becky was able to catch some great shots of him at the perfect moment.

What’s your favorite family activity? Our current favorite activity is going to the pool. We all love the water, especially Grayson.

What was the weather like the day of your session? hot hot hot.

Tell me about the outfits you wore to the session – why you chose them, etc. We decided to go with a blue theme for our session. I purchased my blue dress from j.crew and Grayson wore a seersucker suit my Mom bought him for his birthday. My husband Matt wore a blue shirt.

What props did you bring and why? The only props we brought was Grayson’s lovey to keep him occupied if he got fussy and we did have to use it a few times.

What are some words of wisdom you have for other families preparing for a session? I think you should definitely use the style service. It helped out a great deal and our pictures turned out amazing. The stylist helped bring everything together.

Were you worried about any parts of the session beforehand? I was not worried because I felt like we were in good hands.

Styled by Little Apple Styles

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Rebecca Keller is a Newborn and Family Photographer featured in People Magazine and on The Bump. Contact Rebecca Keller Photography for more information about family and newborn photography and travel sessions.

Holden Beach One Year Birthday Photos

Those Toes 

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Seriously? Could those toes be any cuter?! Super excited to be sharing another Coastal Mini this evening. (I know, I know, they were July 3rd. I am still humming away over here blogging and blogging) I have photographed this sweet little one since he was a newborn, and what a joy he is. Absolutely precious and full of smiles for his Mommy and Daddy. If you’ve read any of the other Coastal Mini posts, then you’d know that after our second mini, there was a house fire that closed down the road, (This sweet family was stuck and couldn’t get to us) and there was also a huge storm. They both happened at about the same time and by the time they cleared up, we were able to have this family’s mini. (yay!!!!!) And this little one, he was just filled with so much joy! He had no clue the rest of us were stressing out. Such a cutie..ok time for the images!

Styled by Little Apple Styles

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Rebecca Keller is a Newborn and Baby Photographer in Raleigh, North Carolina as seen in People Magazine and on The Bump. Contact Rebecca Keller Photography for more information about newborn and baby photos.

September Goals costcoP I N this to pinterest

September – the month it becomes fall. (yay!) So many great things about fall…but then I forgot about fantasty football drafts and ESPN – ha! Our house has been a little quiet all summer with sports, but it’s about to rev back up!

Goals for September.

1.Rest. One of the things I tend to do in the fall is go, go, go. I think it’s important for me this year to not take on too much work, read, and spend time with my babies, too. Fall just gets so exciting. I’m not the only one right? I just want to do all the things.

2.Plan out our fall calendar + fall activities. (because if I don’t I will end up saying yes to way too much!) Trying to figure out some fun fall trips? We absolutely loved Sky Top Orchard last year! (see our trip here)

3.Stick to our weekly library trips. It is hard to get to the library to return/check out books. (Even though it’s so super close!) My boys are such bookworms + have loved having stacks and stacks of books to pick from.

4.There’s a project I want to roll out for just my clients + I really want to get it started this month.

5.Finalize all our fall minis – yay!

6.Find some good paleo pumpkin recipes.

7.Finish Halloween costumes so we are all ready for Halloween Minis. (my boys change their minds every week!)

8.Fall DECOR!!!!! Time to decorate. And you know, Raleigh does have a Hobby Lobby now.

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Linking up with My So Called Chaos this month.

Rebecca Keller is a Raleigh Newborn Photographer as seen in People Magazine and On The Bump. Contact Rebecca Keller Photography for more information about family + maternity photography.

 

A Mason Jar Salad Party

mason jar salad party 45_3306P I N this to pinterestSo a few weeks ago, I got invited to a Mason Jar Party. And now I am hooked. Lunch for a week in around 20 – 30 minutes? YES. When one of my BFFS invited me, I was seriously excited. Ok, so what is a Mason Jar Party? The host picks a recipe. (This was a recipe from last week – so yum! A salad with zoodles– yes!!!!) Then, she sends out an email with all the ingredients and everyone emails back with what they are going to bring. Sign up Genius would also be great for this, especially since it’s free.


Ours are planned for Monday mornings, which is perfect for having lunch ready for the week. (Sunday evening could also be a good time.) When everyone shows up, they put their ingredients on the kitchen table. Then, you just walk around and fill up your five mason jars (We are using this size+ I also ordered mine from amazon) one by one. Then, you’re done, you can leave + lunch is done for the week. The salads have been SO YUMMY too. Some of the recipes have cheese or grains, so I just leave that out of my jar. The first week someone made a salad dressing with the recipe. This past week there wasn’t one, so I just used my salad dressing at home. I have added some extra protein at lunch time, too. Also, I couldn’t make it last week, so my BFF Brooke took my jars + ingredients and I can sub for her, too. Win-win! These were so yummy, I had to stop myself from trying to eat them for dinner, too! Eeeek!

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Rebecca Keller is a Raleigh Children Family Photographer featured in People Magazine and on several blogs including The Bump and Let the Kids Dress Themselves. Because we chat a lot about our personal lives on the blog, we may receive commissions on affiliate links in articles.

 

 

Raleigh Wake Forest NC Newborn Photographer

Relay

I was sooooo excited when this sweet Mama told me they were moving back to NC!!!!! (Our session last year when they were visiting) And then, soooo excited that they were having another baby and also a boy! What fun for the girls, and I know this little guy is so spoiled and loved. You could tell he was just as content as can be with all the love surrounding them. (And how did this little one grow so fast? And her newborn portraits here) And this was just so cute in their yard.This is the first of their sessions where Relay, their sweet puppy, was all about being involved. It seemed that everywhere I turned, he was right there, ready for another photo. With four little ones running around, the puppy can be less of a priority for photos, but this little guy made sure we knew he was ready for his photo. Such a sweetheart.Loved seeing them again!!! Can’t wait to see this baby boy grow!

According to Mom..

What was the first thing you thought when you saw your baby for the first time?Wow..you are huge! and how excited I was to meet my baby boy!

What was your favorite part of our session together? My favorite part was watching the girls interact with their baby brother and feeling comfortable in our home without stressing about getting to a location. I always enjoy working with Becky because it is so easy and effortless.

How did you prepare the baby for our photoshoot? We just washed his hair and made sure he was clean. We decided not to dress him in clothes because he hates putting on and taking off clothes! I was happy with that decision.

How was your experience having your newborn photographed? Were you worried or nervous before? The experience was so easy because Becky makes it so fun and enjoyable. She really knows how to work with the kids and put everyone at ease. She will wait for the baby to be ready if she needs to!

What would be your advice to someone getting newborn photographs taken? My advice would be to prepare in advance. I waited too long to pick out everyone’s clothes. I chose some and then had to figure out the rest at the last minute. We were scrambling to finish everything after baby boy was born. We also ended up getting the girls’ haircuts the day before the photo shoot which is not something I would advise! Luckily, it all turned out well. I would have been so relaxed about it if I had been a little more prepared.

Did you have a sentimental item at our session? We had baby boy’s quilt. It was special to us because we spent a lot of time figuring out how to blend a more traditional theme (which ended up patriotic) with the girls’ wish for Mickey Mouse to be involved. The nursery is still a work in progress!

Do you have any other children? How did they react to the baby? I have three girls. They are 9,7, and 4. They love their baby brother so much. Carly sings to him, and Lila thinks he is the cutest baby in the world. Sylvie enjoys holding him and loves her big sister status. The girls like to play doll house, talent show, and various other games together. Lila and Sylvie especially like to dance.

How would you describe your perfect Saturday as a family? Our perfect Saturday would be spending time with any of our friends. We really missed everyone so much during our time away, and we enjoy catching up. We also love having family time since Dan travels a lot during the week.

Any advice to other families picking out wardrobe or planning their session? I would say to pick everything out in advance to minimize stress, and use the stylist if you can! There is no need to stress out about anything. Becky is so good at getting all of the shots you want while keeping in mind time limitations of the kids and their attention spans! She is great with kids of all ages and makes them laugh while also getting them to cooperate. It is just such an easy process because she makes it so comfortable and straightforward. She is willing to wait for feedings or work through fussiness to get the best pictures. She is even great with pets if you want to include them!

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Rebecca Keller is a Raleigh newborn and family photographer featured in People Magazine and on The Bump. Contact Rebecca Keller Photography for more information about travel photography and newborn sessions.