Category Archives: Raleigh Child

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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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

As Seen in People Magazine + The Bump

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When The Weather Was Nice

Durham Tobacco Campus Family Photographer

It was kind of amazing the day we met for their session. If you can remember how ridiculously hot it’s been, it was actually kind of cool the evening of their session. They originally signed up for one of our minis, but couldn’t make a reschedule date so we switched to a family session instead. These two were so full of energy and giggles, the Tobacco Campus was a perfect place for them to run around and explore, take a few photos, and they were off again! A fun session + so great to meet this sweet family!

According to Mom…

What kind of feel were you thinking for your session? We wanted a feel for how we really live — in a vibrant community that embraces its history, which is why we chose the American Tobacco Campus in Durham.

Who are the members of your family and a quick fact about each person?

Mia (12) – vibrant, energetic, beautiful, intense
Noah (5) – soulful, happy all the time, loving, thoughtful

What was the weather like the day of your session? Uncharacteristically cool for summertime with low evening humidity

What was the best part of your session or why you enjoyed your session? Becky was so great with the kids and made the session fun.

What are some words of wisdom you have for other families preparing for a session? Relax and enjoy it. Time passes so quickly and it is great to have these moments captured.

What are your favorite family weekend activities? Going to the Life and Science Museum in Durham; going to the pool; cleaning house/decluttering (just kidding — we do a little of that on the weekend, but the kids don’t really like it).

Styled by Little Apple Styles | Rebecca Keller | Durham Tobacco Campus Family Photographer

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Interested in custom wall art from your session? Ericka can come to your home, photograph your wall + show you what different frame collections with your images look like on the walls. Frame collections start at 200.00. Contact the studio for more information.

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Raleigh Maternity and Family Photographer

Rebecca Keller Photography 

As Seen in People Magazine + The Bump

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

As Seen in People Magazine + The Bump

Raleigh Newborn + Family Photographer

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