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Only a Million Degrees

Downtown Raleigh Family Photographer

Ok, it was a little hot the day of their session..maybe ridiculously hot, hello Summer! But these boys, they were troopers and had so much fun..I think they had no idea it was only a million degrees outside. I first met this sweet family when they were expecting their second baby boy + then got to photograph his newborn portraits, too. (Oh my goodness, you have to see their cat!) It was so fun to see them again and capture their baby at one. And look at him standing up – always such a cute thing to capture. I think we finished in about 45 minutes and ran to the car for air conditioning but the super cute portraits were worth it!

According to Mom…

What kind of feel were you thinking of for your session? Vintage, Modern, etc? A fun feel – something to keep the kids smiling through the session and capture their fun, happy selves.

Who are the members of your family and a quick fact about each person. Cyrus – 3yo – strong willed and full of energy
Kian – 1yo – very sweet, but also very stubborn

What was the weather like the day of your session? Hot!!!

What was the best part of your session? It was just fun to spend some time together with the kids.

What props did you bring and why? We brought Kian’s 1yr banner from his birthday party, just to capture it on film.

What are some words of wisdom that you have for other families preparing for a session? Don’t skip naps that day, and don’t stress too much about what the kids are wearing.

Were you worried about any parts of the session beforehand? If so, what were the worries? Since evening sessions creep up to bedtime, I was worried the kids would meltdown – but they didn’t! And I was worried about handling the heat, but it wasn’t too bad – the kids didn’t seem to mind at all.

Styled by Little Apple Styles | Rebecca Keller | Downtown Raleigh Family Photographer

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Rebecca Keller Photography

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Happy First Birthday! 

Durham Lifestyle Baby Photographer 

It still amazes me every time someone emails me about one year portraits. How does time fly by so quickly and little newborns become one year olds? Happy First Birthday to this sweet girl! I first met these two at their maternity portraits over a year ago, and their newborn portraits at their loft – this Mama knows how to decorate. What a beautiful space + awesome location for walking distance to lots of fun stuff. Their baby girl, oh my goodness, was just so happy and full of personality for her one year portraits. She loved being outside and playing with her Mommy + Daddy. She giggled and giggled and was just so happy and then at the end was all of a sudden so tired. I love that we were able to capture her rubbing her eyes. So much cuteness!

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According to Mom…

Who are the members of your family and a quick fact about each one? Justin-He is a sweet nerdy, rule following, best dad!
Natosha-nurse and wild card
Camille-the best babe who is the best cuddlier but also full of attitude

Does your little one have any favorites? She loves tomatoes, cantaloupe, and watermelon. She also loves to dance around the house to almost any music but we listen to toni basil’s Mickey a lot and she loves it. My girl is another of her favorites. Cam has no time for books, she will not sit still for more than 1 minute.

What was your favorite part of the session? My favorite part of the session was how easy it was. I was so worried Camille would cry, not look at the camera, and be generally be misbehaved. But she was great and Becky made it easy for all 3 of us. It was fast and easy!

Tell me about the outfits that you wore to the session. I got my outfit for jcrew online. Jcrew is easy for me? I know exactly what Size I wear there, so I can online shop! Camille’s outfit was the most important and it’s from old navy. I want something the showed off her cute little legs and that she could move in. And justin just threw something on;)

What words of wisdom do you have for other moms preparing for a session? My only advice is to just relax, smile and don’t worry too much about what your little one will do. The pictures will be great no matter.

What has been your favorite gear during baby’s first year? We got a lot of use out of our boppy lounger, ergobaby carrier, advent soothie pacifiers, Aden and anais dream blankets (love), pack n play, and a good stroller.

Do you have any pets? How do they get along with your little one? Any cute stories?  We have a Cat named Aster and Camille loves her. She is always trying to chase her down. When she does get to pet her she rubs her head on her and giggles, every time! Aster is great with her too, you would think she would run but she usually sits fairly patiently and lets it happen.

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Newborn and Maternity Photography in Raleigh, NC 

 

Booking for Fall+Holiday Minis

Raleigh Fall Family Mini Sessions

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From our 2016 Fall Minis

Booking for our 2017 Fall + Holiday Minis starts this Wednesday evening. We are so excited about all of our minis with Little Apple Styles! Booking will be opened up to the e-mail list first, so if you aren’t on the email list, sign up here! These go quick, and will be super cute + styled! These are a few examples from last year’s minis. Don’t miss all the cuteness for this year’s minis! Set an alarm on your phone so you remember to check your email at 8PM Wednesday.

How do our minis work? We will be sending out all dates, prices, and information in our email so you can have as much information as possible about who are minis are for (Is it a family mini or just the kids) how much it is, location area, and time. Ericka and I have been working together for a long time now, and you won’t believe how long even 5 minutes can be when photographing just the kids. You can read over all the different time/price/how many people options and decide what works for your family, budget + don’t forget, your Christmas Card. I know, I’m talking about Christmas cards in July, but how nice to go ahead and have your yearly photo planned + done, with a fun editorial image to boot. We strive to make our sessions unique, styled, and just plain fun – something we aren’t going to do for every session, but something we can plan for our minis. We spend a lot of time scouting locations, searching for props, and dreaming up ideas just for you.

Styled by Little Apple Styles

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From our 2016 Holiday Family Minis 

Rebecca Keller Photography

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Raleigh Newborn + Family Photographer

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