Raleigh Newborn Photographer
This was one of those easygoing mornings at home. One thing I love about newborn sessions is not rushing them. Sometimes with siblings we are a little bit rushed on the photos with them (because they are only excited about pictures for a little bit) but for the most part, I try not to rush sessions so that a) Mom + Dad aren’t as stressed and so baby doesn’t get stressed b) no one can take photos when a baby is hungry or mad, right, so we need time to soothe them and c) the first few weeks of a baby’s life is just so precious and to get the photos we want, we just really can’t rush it. Sometimes I’m asked about newborn mini sessions, and it’s just not something that I can do. We really just have to go with the baby + what kind of day they are having. Sometimes they have growth spurts, etc, and everyday is different. I loved meeting this sweet couple when they announced their pregnancy, and it was so great to see them again after their sweet baby girl was born. And she was just so precious and content to be snuggled. Her puppies were also just adorable with her, and don’t miss her dimples! So stinking cute, and so glad we were able to capture a photo with them. I seriously tried not to share every single photo from this session (but I wanted to!)
According to Mom..
What was the first thing you thought when you saw your baby for the first time? Dimples!! She’s so sweet and alert!! She arrived with a smile on her face (highlighting her dimples) and bright eyes!! Immediately felt blessed and thankful for our miracle.
What was the best part of having a session at home? No time limit…it was relaxed, not rushed and allowed us to be new parentsBeing at home provided intimate surroundings and peek into our sweet new world and new home with our new little one!
How did you prepare baby for our photoshoot? Mom and Dad styled by Little Apples…from there, I ordered a monogrammed pink swaddle for Frankie.
How was your experience having your newborn photographed? Were you worried or nervous beforehand? We all were very relaxed and excited even with 2 dogs! We were tired, of course, but Becky was patient, gentle and respectful. Our baby was tired too but since there wasn’t a time limit, it allowed all of us to work together to get the best shots
What would be your advice to someone getting newborn photographs taken? Spouses / significant others…give mommy an hour or 2 to get ready and pretty so she can be comfortable and confident especially since newborn shoots are only a week or 2 after delivery!
Was there a sentimental item in your nursery that we photographed? Lladro – gifted to Frankie and our 2 dogs interacting with Frankie (Heidi and Herbie)
How would your describe your perfect Saturday as a family? Sunny, summer day on our screened in porch and backyard with our baby (she loves being outside!) and our 2 dogs frolicking. We love having friends and family over to our home and sharing in those sunny summer days
Any other advice to families preparing for a session or picking out wardrobe? Make sure your clothes and environment are comfortable, coordinated and allows you to feel confident
Styled by Little Apple Styles | Rebecca Keller | Raleigh Newborn Photographer
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Raleigh Maternity and Newborn Photographer