Category Archives: Raleigh Family

The Very Last Minute

Wake Forest Newborn Photographer

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It is rare that I photograph newborns outdoors because of all that it takes just to get out of the house with a newborn, but it’s always fun to do something different. And you know how our weather has been this Spring..freezing one week, a few warm days, then back to cold. It had been cold the whole week of their newborn portraits, I mean cooollllld for North Carolina, but wouldn’t you know, the only day that week it was going to be somehow magically in the 80s was the day of their session. It was such a wonderful warm evening, like just amazingly perfect. And the big brothers, so incredibly sweet and full of energy but still all about their baby brother. It was just so precious and sweet. Baby brother was the only one not thrilled with the photo session. And their Mama really wanted some great pictures of just the boys by themselves and they were so cute and stopped bouncing around for just a few seconds for me to get some portraits of them just by themselves. We stayed at the park until the last bit of sunshine was gone…until the very last possible minute!

According to Mom….

What was the first thing you thought when you saw your baby for the first time? Love

What was your favorite part of our session together? Loved that the boys enjoyed interacting with Becky! Beautiful weather and appreciate Becky’s patience with my kids.

How was your experience having your newborn photographed? Lol, Luke wasn’t impressed with pictures!!

Do you have any other children? How did they react to the baby? My older boys are struggling with another baby, they love him to pieces but it’s an adjustment.

Any other advice to other families picking out wardrobe or preparing for family portraits? Loved the help from stylist! Great idea for four colors! 

Styled by Little Apple Styles

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Raleigh Maternity + Newborn Photographer

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Rebecca Keller is a Raleigh Newborn Photographer featured in My Little Peanut, Let The Kids Dress Themselves and several other blogs. 

 

Golden Light

Raleigh Sunset Baby Photographer

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It’s hard to believe they grow so fast! I got to photograph him for his newborn portraits and then we got to see him at the holiday mins..and now he’s already a year old! I really love seeing babies grow and photographing milestone sessions. It was a little chilly the day of their session but this little one was still full of smiles! So sweet to photograph the three of them together.

According to Mom…

Who are the members of your family and a quick fact about each one. Andrew Mackenzie – was in the Army and sings his marching cadence songs to John 
Erica Mackenzie – have 2 younger brothers so having a little rambunctious baby boy has given me flashbacks to my childhood 
John Mackenzie – first word was Woof! at the beach he saw two dogs and started Woof Woofing at them

Does your little one have any favorites? John loves Cheerios, Ten Little Ladybugs book, The Wheels on the Bus song, Happy by Pharrel Williams song, dogs, being outside and hugging his mama and daddy.

What were your favorite parts of the session? I loved the location and the light! I am glad we chose that spot because it had some variety for backdrops but wasn’t difficult to navigate. I like that you are so energetic and helpful in getting John to smile. You are efficient too and I felt like we got a lot of photos in a short amount of time which is nice with a baby and a chilly (spring?!) evening like we had!

Tell me about the outfits you wore to the shoot! I ordered an outfit for John that included shorts, but it was way too cold, so I put him in jeans and added a long sleeve onesie underneath his shirt. I had also planned to have him barefoot but got hand-me-down shoes from my neighbor when I saw how cold it was going to be.

For my husband and I, we lucked out and had clothes from our closets that matched John’s. I ordered his birthday “ONE” shirt from an Etsy shop (lil threadz clothing) that my sister-in-law uses each year for her kids’ birthdays.

What are some words of wisdom you have for other Moms preparing for a session? Wear what you like & feel comfortable in. Take the time to do your hair & makeup (get help with the baby if you need it!) and then just relax and let Becky take care of the rest! We really had a lot of fun at the session.

What baby gear has been your favorite during the first year? We love our Thule jogging stroller – we use it almost daily and is so easy to push and turn. I also love the Skip Hop activity table. And the Boppy nursing pillow – I still use it everyday to nurse John!

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Rebecca Keller is a Raleigh Newborn Photographer featured in My Little Peanut, Let The Kids Dress Themselves and several other blogs. 

 

Those Spring Trees

Raleigh Family Photography

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If you saw my last post, you’d know I get so happy when the pretty Spring trees starting blooming. (That pretty tree was in a different location) The only thing is, in North Carolina, our pretty Spring trees bloom when it’s cold. Cold, cold, cold. It wasn’t too bad the day of this session, but many my session last night was just a little bit freezing. (And it’s supposed to be in the 70s tomorrow and 80s on Thursday, what, what!) I might be a little bit excited about this! So many babies were just born and I’m photographing a lot of sweet newborns in the next week, too! Super excited about all the babies being born in the next few months!

I’ve photographed this sweet family several times, and they are just so much fun. And sweet baby brother was turning one, so we had to take some portraits to document this sweet time. Love that there was one spring tree we could capture, too.

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Raleigh Maternity + Newborn Photographer

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Rebecca Keller is a Raleigh Newborn Photographer featured in My Little Peanut, Let The Kids Dress Themselves and several other blogs

 

Glowing

Raleigh Maternity Photography

We have had some cold days lately, it has not felt like spring….so I was super excited to be able to use their pretty tree out front to add some spring to their maternity portraits. This sweet family lives in the Greensboro area and we kept trying to coordinate dates, and we finally found something that worked. This mama is such a dear friend of mine + beautiful inside and out. Cannot wait to meet their baby boy soon!

According to Mom…

What was your favorite part of the session? My favorite part of the session was when Becky took pictures of our 2 year old holding my hands or hugging the baby bump. He was really active..and Becky did a wonderful job being patient and engaging Silas. I also cherish the pictures of just me and baby. We have a sheep pasture and chose to have the shoot on our little farm.

Were you worried about any parts of the session beforehand? Any advice to others preparing for a session? I was a little concerned with the weather..it was chilly. I dressed Silas in layers so that he wouldn’t need a coat,but had a blanket between photos and Becky worked quickly!! I would advise to definitely bring a coat on a cold day, It was definitely worth the few moments of warmth during transitions.

Do you have any pets? A growing sheep farm wth two guard llamas that are so much fun.

How would your describe your perfect Saturday as a family? I love quiet Saturday mornings when my husband makes us a big breakfast.(: One of our favorite restaurants is HOPS Burger Bar in Greensboro.

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Rebecca Keller is a Raleigh Newborn Photographer featured in My Little Peanut, Let The Kids Dress Themselves and several other blogs

Soda Shoppe Minis 

Raleigh Family Photography

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One thing I love about S and T’s Soda Shoppe is all the beautiful antiques they have collected and have on display at the restaurant. A lot of time and thought went into the restaurant, and everywhere you look, there is another fun antique. If you are an antique lover, it is definitely worth the trip to Pittsboro. (You can read more about S and T’s in an Our State Magazine article here, and there are some more pictures of the antiques, too!)

This made me a little nostalgic about places I went as a kid that were special to me. Yum Yum of Greensboro is the best place for ice cream and a hotdog. It’s an 112 year old business, and last year there was an car accident that forced it to close for a few weeks. Everyone went into panic mode, but they were able to get everything fixed and reopened. This also made me think a little bit about what special places am I taking my kiddos + the memories we are making. (And they are definitely fans of S and T’s Soda Shoppe + the strawberry milkshake! My boys lovvvve strawberry.)

Our mini sessions are ten minute long usually for just the kids sessions, (sometime we have family sessions, too!) and these two giggled all the way through their session. We had to stay right on time for these, no wiggle room, and Ericka and I always do our best to go as fast as possible. (The outfits on these two, oh my, ADORBS! I love the Soda Shoppe minis so much!)

Special Thanks to S and T’s Soda Shoppe | Styled by Little Apple Styles

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Rebecca Keller is a Raleigh Newborn Photographer featured in My Little Peanut, Let The Kids Dress Themselves and several other blogs.