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Sunshine

Wake Forest Maternity Photographer

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It’s so wonderful to have a sunshine day for a session. This was right after my dad’s surgery so I was back and forth to Greensboro the day of their session, but was super thankful for a bright sunshiny day. One time, while photographing this same sweet family, at this same park, the thunder and clouds started rolling in during our session, and we were pretty far away from the parking lot.  This is one of those parks that you really want to bring a stroller, we can do a lot of walking.(you know I am not the biggest fan of thunderstorms…like one of my least favorite things ever. I am not the one that is going to be outside on the porch watching storms. I’ll be in the bathroom listening for tornado sirens, ha!) We were pretty far away when it started thundering really badly, and I may have ran to the car a little bit. So I get a little bit happy when the sun is out and no chance of storms are in sight. These images were taken while waiting for their sweet second baby boy, who is now here and I just got to photograph. (their newborn portraits on the blog soon!) And if you didn’t see my facebook post, we are doing some super fun family minis at The Little Herb House this weekend, and we had one spot open up at 6:40 PM. Contact us ASAP before it’s booked!

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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

Pretty in Pink

Wake Forest NC Newborn Photographer

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This sweet girl was just so beautiful and decked out in her pink blanket, love it. She loved being photographed and didn’t want to miss a second of the session. Loved seeing her yawn and those dimples! Such a sweetheart! I love newborn sessions at home because a lot of stress is out the window..you have everything you need and there’s no rush. We watched a lot of HGTV while this sweet girl was going to sleep.

According to Mom….

What was the first thing you thought when you saw your baby for the first time? I had an unplanned c-section, so I wasn’t able to really see her for over an hour other than a quick glimpse. Hearing her little cry for the first time absolutely the best moment. It took my breath away to know she was ours and finally here. My husband was with her while they were finishing my surgery and in recovery. When they finally met me in recovery, her and her dad looked like best friends already. It’s unreal seeing your baby for the first time, I was instantly in love with her.

What was your favorite part of our session together? The best part is how patient Becky is! Blakely didn’t want to miss out on anything so it took her a while to fall back asleep. Becky tried all the tricks to get her back to sleep and to make sure I got the pictures I wanted. It’s really nice being in the comfort of your own home where we could feed or change her easily if needed.

How did you prepare the baby for our photoshoot? Before Becky arrived, I made sure Blakely was fed, changed and just in her diaper wrapped in a blanket.

How was your experience having your newborn photographed? Were you worried or nervous beforehand? We are first time parents and I wanted everything to be perfect. Of course I worried that my newborn wouldn’t behave or that they wouldn’t turn out like I hoped. But, her pictures are amazing! I love the way she captured our daughter’s dimples and the way she can’t stand to have her feet covered up.

What would be your advice to someone having newborn photographs taken? It’s really hard, but try not to stress. Just go with the flow!

Was there a sentimental item in your nursery that we photographed? There’s an American flag on the wall in her nursery that I love. It was a gift for my husband from some of our good friends at our gender reveal party. My husband served four years in the US Marine Corps so it makes the flag in her room even more special. I love that it’s in her nursery and I can’t wait to tell our daughter about her dad’s bravery and service to our country!

Any favorite baby gear so far? I really thought it was overrated, but I love our dock-a-tot pillow. It’s so easy to bring all over the house and travel with. Blakely loves it so it was definitely worth it!

Any other advice to families picking out wardrobe or preparing for a session? Pick comfortable outfits since there’s a lot of posing and positions. Becky makes you look good no matter what you wear though!

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Something Sentimental

Raleigh Holly Springs Newborn Photography 

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This was such a relaxed session at home, so much sweetness snuggling their baby boy. Babies’ days can be so different, but we happened to catch him on a super chill relaxed sleepy day and were able to capture so many sweet photos. We also were able to photograph a lot of blankets, a quilt and parts of the nursery that were sentimental to his Mama. I love the photos of him on the quilt, such a beautiful quilt, and he is just precious. And you know, I just love llamas, so I had to include the sweet Llama print in their nursery. (Love these llamas so much)

According to Mom…

What was the first thing you thought when you saw your baby for the first time? I can’t believe that it is possible to love someone so much at first sight. He is truly perfect. Maybe throwing up four times a day for 8 months (thank goodness he was a month early) was all worth it in the end.

What was the best part of having a newborn session at home? Our baby was much more relaxed at home and it gave the pictures a very personal touch.

How did you prepare the baby for our photoshoot? We made sure he had been fed before the shoot so help keep him calmer.

How was your experience having your newborn photographed? Were you worried or nervous beforehand? We thought that the session went great. We were nervous he was be fussy and not cooperate, but he was amazing and slept for most of it. Becky is a good friend and she was great at suggesting poses, etc. and even incorporated our pup into the shots.

What would be your advice to someone getting newborn photographs taken? Relax and take your cues from the baby. We incorporated some sentimental props (blankets, etc) that turned out great and added a personal touch.

Did you have a sentimenal item at our shoot? Yes, we used a blanket made by a great-grandmother, a quilt made by a grandmother, and a platter from Africa. The blanket photos are truly special.

Was there a sentimental part of your nursery that we photographed? We have a sign with a song lyric that my grandmother used to sing to me when I was little.

Any advice to other families picking out wardrobe or preparing for a session? This is a tough time for a mom, because she may not be in maternity clothes or her old wardrobe, so just wear something comfortable and let the baby be the star. Don’t be afraid to have the little one in just a diaper and some blankets, rather than full outfits.

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Complete Joy!

Raleigh Newborn Sibling Photography

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First of all, make sure you go see their maternity portraits here, and their first baby’s newborn portraits with that same tree. (So special!) I love this Mama so much, we have been friends since we were fourteen years old, and such an encourager and special friend she is to me. During this time, my dad was in the hospital in Greensboro, and we were probably running on the same amount of sleep the day of her newborn portraits. It was so special to be able to catch up and see her sweet baby boy.Oh, and I love their bright beautiful kitchen and was so glad we were able to snap a few photos in there while I was there.

According to Mom…

What was the first thing you thought when you saw your baby for the first time? Complete joy! I had such a wonderful birth and really felt the presence of God and His grace through it all..especially as I celebrated holding Eli!

What was your favorite part of our session together? I felt so very comfortable and myself being at home. I could tell my smiles were genuine because of that! I also appreciate how Rebecca gives me little hints to get the most flattering shots for mom. For example, I can trust her to tell me to lift my chin so I’m not showing a double chin for the photos. Lol(:

How did you prepare the baby for our photoshoot? We gave baby a bath and swaddled him before nursing him before the session..but he woke up right before!

How was your experience having your newborn photographed? Were you worried or nervous beforehand? It went so well and Rebecca was so patient during the transition times when he needed to go back to sleep or when my toddler needed a snack or break! I was more concerned about how my 2 year old would fare during the session.

What would be your advice to someone getting newborn photographs taken? I would definitely recommend asking a family member or friend to come be a helper that day. My mom really helped entertain and calm my 2 year old and even fed him little snacks between smiles! I would advise clients to prepare as much as they can the day before. We still needed to straighten our nursery and bedroom up a bit that morning and it was a rush!

Did you have a sentimental item at our shoot? We wrapped baby in a swaddle blanket that I love with a Bible verse written on it that is special to me. We also had it embroidered with his name.

Do you have any other children? How did they react to the baby? Silas turned 2 a few weeks before baby Eli was born and was so gentle with him from the start. He loves to hold him with Mommy’s help and shows sweet concern whenever Eli cries.

Any favorite baby gear so far? I definitely wear this baby more! I’ve appreciated the moby wrap (easier to use than it seems at first) and the ring sling.

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Mabel + Finnian

Raleigh Newborn Photography

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It was so super sweet to see this little guy with his puppy. And what a sweetheart she was! I get to meet so many puppies while working, and I love seeing them with their babies. Mabel was just such a sweet dog too. I love that we were able to get some bright eyed and some sleepy pictures of Finnian with his family + his puppy. Newborn sessions at home are the best because you have nowhere to go, it’s just focused on you and your baby. And everything you need is right there. (Isn’t it amazing how babies are just so small but need so much!) It was a great morning with these four + loved meeting this sweet family!

According to Mom…

What was the first thing you thought when you saw your baby for the first time? Seeing Finnian for the first time was a wirlwind of emotions: awe, wonder, amazement, relief, and overwhelming joy were among the first. It’s so difficult to describe, but it was the most amazing moment of my life by far. I had no idea what to expect, but it surpassed my wildest expectations. We are so in love with our little boy!

What was your favorite part of our session together? The best part of having our newborn session together was how relaxed and calm you were! I was a nervous wreck and felt super anxious about my body and the baby cooperating, but you totally made me feel like you had everything under control and knew exactly what to do to get the most perfect pictures. It was wonderful doing them at home because, especially as new parents, it’s really stressful trying to take the baby out to places (and even more so in the first two weeks!). On top of that, the pictures look so natural and feel that much more special since the setting is our own home.

How did you prepare the baby for our photoshoot? I did my hair and makeup and felt very happy that I actually was able to do both on time!:)I also worked with the stylist to order some clothes, although I should have tried them on because they didn’t fit. Other than that, we tried to clean as much as possible, but luckily it didn’t matter too much once you got here and we just shuffled the clutter when we needed to (which was really helpful!)

How was your experience having your newborn photographed? Were you worried or nervous beforehand? How did it turn out? I was nervous and worried that he wouldn’t cooperate, but it worked out great and you were SO patient and knew lots of good tricks to get the perfect shots. It turned out PERFECT and we could not be more thrilled with the pictures! They are so beautiful. I was also so worried about how I would look, just two weeks post partum. But you made me look great and I feel like I was covered up without being cropped out.

What would be your advice to someone having newborn photographs taken? Relax and don’t stress because Becky knows what she’s doing. They will turn out beautiful and you will look great too!

Did you have a sentimental item at our shoot? We used two blankets that my mom knit for the baby. One was the first baby blanket we received, and my mom actually started knitting it before we revealed my pregnancy…she already picked up on the hints and knew before we told her!

Was there a sentimental item in your nursery that we photographed? The crib and quilt, along with the mobile are special. I’m so glad we got nice pictures of the nursery!

Do you have any other children? How did they react to the baby? We do not have other human children, but we got so many amazing pictures with our first furbaby, our dog Mabel! We love the pictures so much! She’s so much a part of our little family.

Any favorite baby gear so far? Or things you’ve loved that you’ve bought for the baby? We really love the 4Moms play yard. We use the bassinet attachment for his bassinet in our room, and it’s so easy to pick up and take places for traveling. We also have a BOB stroller that’s awesome and super easy to maneuver. Lastly, we love our Kindercarry baby carrier and Keekaroo Peanut changing pads!

Any other advice to families preparing for photos or picking out wardrobe? Wear what you’re most comfortable in. Simple, and form fitting is best!

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