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Dimples

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 parents:)Being 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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Did you know we offer custom wall art? Ericka can come to your home, take a photo and show you what different frame options would look like on your walls with prints from your session. Frame collections start at 200.00. Contact us for more information.

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Raleigh Maternity and Newborn Photographer

A Dream Come True

Raleigh Lifestyle Newborn Photography NC 

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Styled by Little Apple Styles

Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.

-Mary Oliver.

A baby is a dream come true… When I show up to a newborn session, I’m photographing the many prayers, dreams, hopes..all those moments that eventually led to a such a precious gift for their family. Mom + Dad may be sleep deprived and ready for a nap, (who isn’t always ready for a nap the first few months/years with a little one) but what I also get to capture is the doting on their little one…the huge love that happens in those first weeks at home bonding with this little person you have been dreaming of and waiting for. This daddy was just so precious with his baby girl, swaying her and rocking her in her favorite spot. And every time her Mama held her, she was wide awake, ready to party. Just so precious! Those two are just going to have so much fun together, getting pedicures and going shopping! This is why I love my job…I love capturing newborns personality in the first few weeks and also the miracle of new life. I have gotten to photograph so many sweet newborns this month…Looking forward to so many more in the next few weeks! If you’re due this fall/winter, and haven’t gotten on the schedule yet, contact me ASAP! We are almost full for the fall/winter month newborns!

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Kisses for Baby Brother

Cary Sibling Newborn Photographer   

These sweet boys together – oh my, the cutest! Big brother spent a lot of time snuggling his Mommy + Daddy during this sweet newborn session at home. I first met them not too long ago at his own newborn portrait session so we already knew the spots in their house with the best light. They have a few great spots around the house so we were able to get a few different backgrounds, which is always great during a session. Since we had already had a session at their home, these two were pros and already had all the blinds up. It’s funny how you never realize that some rooms have a lot of light because you just never raise the blinds in those rooms. It’s amazing what opening the blinds can do! So great to see this sweet family again and to be able to photograph their boys together! I looooove photographing siblings together, it is the sweetest!

We just got back from a week at the beach! (which means Coastal Minis!) but we are just about to release our fall mini dates next week! Ericka and I have been working hard (mostly Ericka!) on scouting locations and coming up with some super fun creative ideas for our fall family minis + holiday minis. We will be releasing all of our information to the newsletter list, first, so if you aren’t on our newsletter, click here to sign up to get all of the information. We are going to have a few different options for fall minis this year, and it’s going to be a super busy fall!

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Maternity + Newborn Photographer in Raleigh, Rolesville, Wake Forest, and Cary, North Carolina

Five

Downtown Raleigh Lifestyle Newborn Photography

Having a newborn, you can kind of feel like you have brain fog all the time (lack of sleep and feeling so tired) and yet this group of five managed to pull it together like they’ve been sleeping hours on end. When I arrived, the kiddos had put signs everywhere letting me know what each room was + what it was for so I would be prepared.  And their sweet bright eyed beauty, oh my, look at those eyes! She was just as cute as can be and very curious about what her brother and sister were doing. (giggling, lots and lots of giggling, and maybe watching a little Lego Ninjago in between pictures) One thing I loooved was that they had put hearts on each doors and of course, my boy mom heart loved it…”Take me to baseball, let me play minecraft, feed me, read me books, tuck me in at night, watch my baseball games, take good care of me…” You can read the others, but just so, so sweet. I love that her Mama brought out her Moses basket that she slept in as a baby, too – so sentimental and sweet. It was so great to see this sweet family again! I first met them here and we also had a fun family session downtown! 

According to Mom…

What did you think when you saw your baby for the first time? I couldn’t believe that she was here (she was born really fast and 9 days late), and I couldn’t believe how big and perfect she was.

What was your favorite part of our session together? It was so low key. You have a really calming presence, and you didn’t care that I had to nurse a couple of times or that the older two watched TV when they got tired of pictures.

How did you prepare the baby for our photoshoot? We gave her a bath and put her in a clean onesie. Otherwise, we wanted her to look the way she does.

How was your experience having your newborn photographed? Were you worried or nervous beforehand? I was nervous about getting all five of us to do anything! It turned out really well, though. An additional benefit was that my mom was in town, and you were able to get some lovely photos with her in them, too. I know I’ll really treasure those.

What would be your advice to someone getting newborn photographs taken? Do it! We aren’t planning to have any more kids, and I am so happy to have such beautiful photos to commemorate bringing sweet Harriet home. Having them done in the house was easy, and working with Ericka of Little Apple Styles made getting dressed easy, too.

Did you have a sentimental item at our shoot? My mom slept in our Moses basket (as did her five siblings), as did I and my brother. It’s nice to have our babies sleep in it, and now I can pass it along to a cousin whenever they have a baby.

Do you have other children? How did they react to the baby? The older two love the baby, especially Charlotte (4). The picture of Owen (7) holding Hattie is actually the first time he ever held her. I was surprised that he was willing to! Now he asks to hold her every couple of days.

How would you describe your perfect Saturday as a family? Lazy, and with donuts. We’re all homebodies. That was another nice thing about having the pictures in our house. We just finished a huge renovation/addition in December so this is our native habitat

Any other advice to families picking out wardrobe? Working with Ericka was great, but I think as long as you wear something you like you’ll look great. Don’t be too matchy-matchy, but have fun.

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Officially A Big Brother

North Raleigh Newborn Photography

I really love sibling sessions, and I honestly do not get stressed. I’ve been around so many siblings through the years – siblings of all different ages and temperaments that sibling images do not stress me out. I guess, after doing this for so many years, I just know in my heart, that at some point, we will get the shot. I will exhaust all the tricks of the trade…at some point, we will find some common ground and the siblings will be in the same spot for a moment together having a sweet moment that they probably have easily when I’m not around. It is super exciting to have someone new in your home, especially when you have a new baby, and chances are, you aren’t going very many places so that makes it extra exciting when I show up. Some kids are super shy when I arrive and some are super excited. Sometimes there are lots of laughs and sometimes tears from crying so hard to try to get the sibling to show some interest in their newborn baby brother or sister. (which you know, as soon as I leave, they would ask to hold them, etc..it’s just more exciting when I’m there to show me how they can run around and throw things and giggle as long as it’s nowhere near the new baby) So I always feel bad because parents are usually stressed trying to get the two together and during the process, all the while the wheels are turning in my head as to what may work. In case anyone was wondering, the whole session revolves around the sibling… they are calling the shots, we just have to go along with it..and the newborn usually has a lot of say in what’s going on in the session, too. (If they need a snack break, if they are tired of their sibling breathing all over them and poking them, etc) All that to say is that sometimes images appear effortless when there was a lot of giggles and laughing and throwing all the stops to get two little ones in one spot. And usually when we get them together, they love looking at their baby and telling us all about them.

And this little one, amidst all his giggles, loooooves his baby sister. He was just so so sweet with her, and at one point, just laid his head right next to hear and laid down without anyone asking. He was just precious with her and it was so so sweet to capture. Hard to believe, we just took their family maternity portraits! (See that magical session here) Ok, enough of my rambling, on to the sweet photos of this big brother + his baby sister!

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