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What a beautiful sunset & beautiful weather the evening of their maternity portraits. You really never know what it’s going to be like in the summer – super hot, evening storms (so many evening storms!), or humid. And these two were just so natural and happy together in front of the camera. They really enjoy being together, and it was so sweet to capture the love they have for each other and their baby. (I can’t wait to photograph their newborn portraits!) They laughed and just enjoyed the session which always just so much fun. Oh, and the light was just so dreamy. It’s so secret I love sunset light, and I just loved, loved, loved the light the day of their session.

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Raleigh Outdoor Maternity Photography | Rebecca Keller Photography

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Rebecca Keller is a Raleigh Maternity and Baby Photographer featured in People Magazine and on several blogs including Lemonade and Lenses and Let The Kids Dress Themselves. Contact the studio for more information about baby photography and travel sessions.

A lot of thought and planning goes into each session..I really think about each one and get so excited the day of the session. (I love, love, love photographing families!) But, with all the planning, it’s the little real moments that happen between families that are the best. No amount of planning can capture that. I first photographed this sweet family when their little one turned one, and how fun to see how big he’s gotten and that they are having another one soon! yay! Oh, and the light the evening of their session – just perfect! There were some storms the day before and we had to reschedule..ended up with gorgeous weather. Oh, and this little one, he had so much fun exploring the park and giving his Mommy & Daddy kisses – such a cutie!

According to Mom…

Why did you choose the location, and what was the weather like the day of your session? We were originally scheduled to do the shoot on a day where it rained almost the entire day, so we moved it to the next night and we totally lucked out. We ended up with the most amazing weather the day of our session. We couldn’t have picked a better night for a shoot. It had been over 100 degrees for almost two weeks straight and miraculously a cold front moved through and it was only 85 degrees with a gorgeous sunset.

What’s your favorite family activity? Anything outdoors together – playing sports, swimming at the pool, taking our son to a playground or park…

Who are the members of your family and tell me a quick fact about each one. Jonathan, Rebecca, Sawyer (almost 3 years old) – he’s going to be the best big brother – he’s so caring and doting

What was your favorite part of the session? My favorite part of the session was just letting my son run around in the field and be himself. He always makes us laugh and smile and so those photos were the most natural. I look at them now and can remember the exact moment Becky was able to capture.

Tell me about the outfits you wore to the session. I pulled the outfits together last minute out of our closets, since we booked with Becky so late I didn’t have a lot of time. They surprisingly worked great together though! Maybe it was a blessing that I didn’t have a lot of time to overthink it:)

What props did you bring and why? I didn’t bring any props with us, but I had brought some m&m’s and other items to help encourage our 2 year old to take pictures which did help a lot. However, I was also impressed at the items Becky brought herself to help keep Sawyer’s attention through the shoot. It was amazing what she could get him to do for a little plastic fire truck. It worked every time.

What are some words of wisdom you have for other families preparing for a family session? Bring plenty of water for everyone in your family with this heat. Our son was extremely thirsty from all of the running around.

The main thing I took away from the session were that my favorite photos were the ones that happened naturally and weren’t as forced or planned in advance. I would recommend just being yourself and do the typical things you would do as a family. You will cherish those photos the most.

Were you worried about any parts of the session beforehand? My main worry was the weather, but Becky was so flexible about moving it when we saw it was going to storm. It all worked out in the end.

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Rebecca Keller is a Raleigh Newborn Photographer featured in People Magazine and on several blogs including Lemonade & Lenses and Let the Kids Dress Themselves. Contact Rebecca Keller Photography for more information about Raleigh Maternity Photography and Newborn Portraits in Raleigh, N.C.

 

 

I first met this sweet family a few years ago for their Maternity Portraits right before their baby girl was born. So many fun sessions since then, and I took her one year portraits about three days before Harrison was born 5 weeks early:)I was so excited when she e-mailed me to tell me they were expecting another little one, and he’ll be here so soon! It was a gorgeous evening photographing this sweet family! This mama looked stunning, and big sister was just so happy to play all evening.I was super excited when they said yes to portraits at sunset (the light wast just stunning!)  Can’t wait to photograph their two little ones together soon!

Family Maternity Photography Raleigh NC | Rebecca Keller Photography

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Rebecca Keller is a Raleigh Newborn Photographer featured in People Magazine, Denim + Grace Magazine and on several blogs include Let the Kids Dress Themselves and Lemonade and Lenses. Contact Rebecca Keller Photography for more information about Maternity and Newborn Portraits in Raleigh, N.C. and travel sessions.

It was so much fun hanging out with this group of girls, and so great to meet some photographers that aren’t too far away from me and also new friends in Texas and Colorado. (you’ll have to follow the blog circle link below to meet everyone!) What a great weekend this was – we laughed and laughed, stayed up late (well, past 9pm is late for me – so it was super late!) We took a ton of photos including a maternity on the beach and also ate some AMAZING food. The weekend started off with our family photoshoot with Michele, then everyone arrived the next day. We really did cram a lot into our weekend. We got up at sunrise (only a group of photographers, right?) to see the Folly Beach Lighthouse, went to Boone Hall Plantation where we got sidetracked by wildflowers. You should see more great photos of the wildflowers and the group photos if you follow the blog circle. We ate Belgian gelato, stopped by rainbow row, did a food tour, a carriage tour, and attended a Pure Barre class. (This was my first class..so much fun to try it with friends and I was so sore I could barely walk the rest of the trip!) I am probably leaving something out, but I really had such a great time. We stayed at the Isle of Palms and did get to the beach once or twice, too!

So, onto the food. Our group wasn’t super small or really huge but since most restaurants in Charleston are tiny, it can be hard to get a reservation for a group. We did get lunch at Cru Cafe which was amazing – we showed up at different times so we were able to get a few tables. We ate some amazing sushi at Oku, and oh, my favorite place we ate was The Grocery. I got two orders of broccoli.(broccoli? YES. It was just that good) We were all stuffed we ate so much! So you may see a lot of the same photos in the blog circle so I tried not to post tooo many that would be the same. Looking forward to the next Pinkle Toes Workshop Reunion (see the last reunion here!) So glad to have made so many new friends, giggled at so many silly things, and created wayyyyyyy too many hashtags. (which you can see everyone’s instagrams from the trip #pinkletoesSC)

Follow the blog circle to see more photos from our trip and click here to see Christy Gant, Sumter South Carolina Maternity, Newborn, and Child Photographer Studio 9 Photography’s images! 

Raleigh Maternity Sunset Photographer | Rebecca Keller Photography

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Rebecca Keller is a Raleigh Maternity Sunset Photographer featured in People Magazine, Denim + Grace Magazine and on several blogs include Let the Kids Dress Themselves and Lemonade and Lenses. Contact Rebecca Keller Photography for more information about Cary Newborn Photography.

So this was one of those days where the weather forecast was confusing, I kept checking the hourly forecast, and really just had to stop looking outside! Sometimes you just NEVER know what’s going to happen but it ended up being a gorgeous evening, right around the time of their session. The sun was kind of going in and out, and we were able to get some gorgeous portraits with the beautiful light in the background. This mama also picked some of the daisies in the field – which were just perfect. These two were just so sweet together, and isn’t this Mama to be just stunning! Can’t wait to meet their baby boy soon!

What was your favorite part of the session? Becky was just so laid back and easy to work with.

Were you worried about any parts of the session beforehand? It can be intimidating to get your picture taken 36 weeks pregnant– you are really starting to feel huge! Becky did a great job at taking pictures at flattering angles and making you feel comfortable!

Do you have a theme for your nursery? What part of shopping for your baby has been the most fun? Its a ocean/nautical theme. The most fun has been searching at Home Goods for a lot of the pieces. They have a TON of beachy decorations.

How would you describe your perfect Saturday? We are both into sports and love the fall. So I love waking up on a cool fall day with a cup of coffee to watch some College Game Day (with my husband of course!) Then the rest of the day would be spent at a tailgate with friends and enjoying the weather with a pumpkin beer.

How did you meet? We met at a bar (so cliche). He was with some guys who went to my high school and he gave me a business card (even more cliche!). I was joke that I just wanted a job, but it turns out I got a job and a husband out of it:-)

Do you have any pets? We don’t have any! We figured our little one on the way will keep us plenty busy.

What is your favorite tv show that you watch together? Most of our favorite TV shows are coming to an end! Our favorites in the past and present have been The Office, How I met your Mother, Mad Men, and House of Cards.

Raleigh Maternity Photography Outdoors | Rebecca Keller Photography

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Rebecca Keller is a Raleigh Newborn Photographer featured in People Magazine, Denim + Grace Magazine and on several blogs include Let the Kids Dress Themselves and Lemonade and Lenses. Contact Rebecca Keller Photography for more information about Raleigh Maternity Photography Outdoors.