Still catching up on blogging and babies over here. Baby Reese came to visit me a while back. I adored her precious little face and that red hair. She had the sweetest little features and was such a good sleeper. We flew through her session like a breeze. She looked so adorable in all the set ups we did that it was incredible hard to pick my favorites. Here are just a few of them below. I can’t thank her parents enough for trusting me with capturing her newborn photos. I truly have the best job in the world.
This sweet couple is waiting on a girl to arrive this summer. I met them on a hot and gray summer evening. We were hoping to be able to catch the sunset but we were met with dark, gray skies. We made the best of it though. Mom chose to meet at Raulston arboretum in Raleigh which was the perfect location. She will be the one to tell you that her favorite color is floral which is perfect for an arboretum photoshoot. We walked around and admired all the beautiful flowers in bloom, which can be rare for summer in Raleigh. I absolutely loved the dress this expectant momma chose for her session. It was gorgeous and looked beautiful against all the blooms. I had a wonderful time getting to know this couple and can’t wait to meet their sweet baby girl in just a couple of weeks for her newborn session!
Baby Belen also came to visit me last month. She was such a beautiful baby with a full head of dark hair. Mom wanted to keep her session pretty simple and neutral so we used a lot of soft whites and a little bit of rose. This let’s baby be truly be the focus of the photos. This was an interesting session to say the least. Baby Belen had quite the “efficient” system. She would feed and then the instant we would lay her down she would poop. We would them pick her up, clean her everything and she would be wide awake. Repeat – Feed, lay her down, poop, wide awake. You get the idea. This went on for almost 5 hours! Mom really, really wanted a shot of naked baby on her wedding dress (which is stunning by the way). The little one however was just not having it. Every time we laid her on it she would instantly wake up and complain. We would try to feed her to get her sleepy again, but then you know what would happen if we just laid her back down. So instead we finally decided to try and swaddle her to get the shot, and it worked! Mom was happy, and so was I. It was a little bit of compromise but the shot still came out beautiful. It also was a great reminder that we are not in charge, baby is – always! This little one is definitely going to grow up to be one strong, independent woman! Congratulations on the newest addition to your family and thank you for trusting me with your sweet girl. I hope you enjoy the Raleigh area!
Baby Asher came to visit me last month. His mom had contacted me a while back and wanted to book the Baby’s first year plan with me so I can capture all of his milestones. Shortly after her sister had also contacted me – (unknown to all of us) for maternity and newborn sessions as well. Not only that but she lives over an hour away and still had found and chose me for her images. Such a coincidence that two sisters ended up randomly picking me to do their sessions. Pretty neat. Also pretty neat that they both were expecting at the same time. The boys will both grow up together and be not only cousins but best friends.
He was such a dream baby to work with. He literally slept the entire time he was here. We flew through his session in record time moving from one pose to another without so much as a peep. By the time his session was done Mom had really wanted and awake shot to see his beautiful eyes. We spent a good 20 minutes trying to get him to get those eyes open and wake up but he was not having it. We were able to capture a quick one while mom was holding him in her hands, but then right back to sleep he went. I guess I shouldn’t complain, I often spend hours trying to get babies to sleep!
It was such a pleasure to get to know and work with this family. They are all so incredibly sweet and appreciative.
Eeek! I can’t believe it has been so long since I posted last. I am terrible lately. The good news is that means I have been spending more time with my family – which is what summer is all about. I am loving having my girls home with me and seeing them. Miracle of all miracles they actually are getting along this summer and have become the best of friends – which brings me to this sessions. These two sisters were so good for their session and it was obvious the admiration and love between them. I’m sure it is not always like this, but it was so nice to see. I have been photographing them for years now and has been such a pleasure to watch them grow into the little ladies they are.
We got together this past weekend at the WRAL Azalea garden to get some updated photos. Since the last time I saw them, big sister has now gotten glasses. They make her look so grown up! She is becoming quite the young lady. As always she was so fun and full of personality for her session. She seriously is one of my best clients. She loves having her photos taken, and that makes my job super easy! Little sister also has grown and so has her personality. She had me laughing through her whole session. It was so great to catch up with these sisters again.
I don’t often do black and whites for family sessions but for some reason I was in the mood for some moody black and whites. Maybe because of the dreary weather today. Either way I love the way they came out.