Raleigh Wake Forest NC Newborn Photographer
I was sooooo excited when this sweet Mama told me they were moving back to NC!!!!! (Our session last year when they were visiting) And then, soooo excited that they were having another baby and also a boy! What fun for the girls, and I know this little guy is so spoiled and loved. You could tell he was just as content as can be with all the love surrounding them. (And how did this little one grow so fast? And her newborn portraits here) And this was just so cute in their yard.This is the first of their sessions where Relay, their sweet puppy, was all about being involved. It seemed that everywhere I turned, he was right there, ready for another photo. With four little ones running around, the puppy can be less of a priority for photos, but this little guy made sure we knew he was ready for his photo. Such a sweetheart.Loved seeing them again!!! Can’t wait to see this baby boy grow!
According to Mom..
What was the first thing you thought when you saw your baby for the first time?Wow..you are huge! and how excited I was to meet my baby boy!
What was your favorite part of our session together? My favorite part was watching the girls interact with their baby brother and feeling comfortable in our home without stressing about getting to a location. I always enjoy working with Becky because it is so easy and effortless.
How did you prepare the baby for our photoshoot? We just washed his hair and made sure he was clean. We decided not to dress him in clothes because he hates putting on and taking off clothes! I was happy with that decision.
How was your experience having your newborn photographed? Were you worried or nervous before? The experience was so easy because Becky makes it so fun and enjoyable. She really knows how to work with the kids and put everyone at ease. She will wait for the baby to be ready if she needs to!
What would be your advice to someone getting newborn photographs taken? My advice would be to prepare in advance. I waited too long to pick out everyone’s clothes. I chose some and then had to figure out the rest at the last minute. We were scrambling to finish everything after baby boy was born. We also ended up getting the girls’ haircuts the day before the photo shoot which is not something I would advise! Luckily, it all turned out well. I would have been so relaxed about it if I had been a little more prepared.
Did you have a sentimental item at our session? We had baby boy’s quilt. It was special to us because we spent a lot of time figuring out how to blend a more traditional theme (which ended up patriotic) with the girls’ wish for Mickey Mouse to be involved. The nursery is still a work in progress!
Do you have any other children? How did they react to the baby? I have three girls. They are 9,7, and 4. They love their baby brother so much. Carly sings to him, and Lila thinks he is the cutest baby in the world. Sylvie enjoys holding him and loves her big sister status. The girls like to play doll house, talent show, and various other games together. Lila and Sylvie especially like to dance.
How would you describe your perfect Saturday as a family? Our perfect Saturday would be spending time with any of our friends. We really missed everyone so much during our time away, and we enjoy catching up. We also love having family time since Dan travels a lot during the week.
Any advice to other families picking out wardrobe or planning their session? I would say to pick everything out in advance to minimize stress, and use the stylist if you can! There is no need to stress out about anything. Becky is so good at getting all of the shots you want while keeping in mind time limitations of the kids and their attention spans! She is great with kids of all ages and makes them laugh while also getting them to cooperate. It is just such an easy process because she makes it so comfortable and straightforward. She is willing to wait for feedings or work through fussiness to get the best pictures. She is even great with pets if you want to include them!
Rebecca Keller is a Raleigh newborn and family photographer featured in People Magazine and on The Bump. Contact Rebecca Keller Photography for more information about travel photography and newborn sessions.