Welcoming Baby Hudson | Durham Newborn Photographer

I had the most delightful time taking newborn photos for this sweet family! Baby Hudson made his entrance to the world early June, and was seriously the most RELAXED baby I’ve ever photographed! :)

When I arrived, Kirah was finishing up feeding Hudson, and it was a moment that I just had to capture. Seeing how lovingly and gently she was holding him, feeding him, and wiping his mouth (and seeing Mitch help) was SO precious! It’s the little gestures and expressions that make ordinary moments like this so beautiful. We then continued our session and took a lot of gorgeous photos in their bedroom. The light coming through the windows was simply spectacular! The solo portraits of Hudson were also amazing. The simplicity of the white bedsheets made the perfect backdrop to highlight his newborn freshness and newness! Not only that, he was so happy and content, which made it easy for me to photograph him :)

I also had so much fun getting shots of them as a family together, as well as photos of Mitch swaddling Hudson! When we took portraits in the nursery, I felt like it added so much character to their story. From the cute Calvin and Hobbs stuffed animal, to the Virginia Tech blanket, to their cats making an appearance to the shoot—it’s these types of details that brings out the uniqueness of each family! By the end of the session, I honestly felt like every shot was AWESOME and below are some highlights!

Big congrats again to Mitch and Kirah, and welcome to the world, baby Hudson! You are so loved!

 
 

Are you in need of Durham Newborn Photographer or Maternity Photographer? I'd love to work with you and capture this special season of life! You can get in touch with me by sending me an inquiry here. I'm proud to serve the greater Triangle area including Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and beyond.

Best Wishes to the Pelissero Family | Durham Family Photographer

I will miss the Pelissero family SO much as they move back to Seattle! I’ve worked with them for the past three years and it has been so sweet to see their family grow, and they truly are one of the warmest and kindest families I know. Jennifer contacted me back in May and shared that she and her husband both got a wonderful job opportunity in Seattle…and will be moving at the end of JUNE! They wanted to take some family photos at the American Tobacco Campus to help them remember their time living in Durham and reflect the unique character of the city. Most importantly, they wanted to capture their family in this moment in time, and I was more than honored to do so!

I remember the day of our photo shoot, the forecast was predicting 90% chance rain/thunderstorms, but that didn’t stop us! We were blessed with about 55 minutes of cloudy weather and it only rained lightly for the last five minutes. We started the shoot by taking photos by the famous American Tobacco sign, then proceeded to take individual portraits of each child. Jennifer’s favorite qualities of her children are their eyes and smiles, and I definitely agree! The kids were so fun and natural in front of the camera and truly have the sweetest smiles! :) There were SO many other fun, organic, and playful moments, you’ll just have to scroll down to see!

I am so excited to see what life has in store for the Pelissero family in Seattle. I will dearly miss them, but hope our paths cross again in the future! God bless and best wishes to you, Craig and Jennifer!!

Location: American Tobacco Campus, Durham, NC

 
 

Are you in need of Durham Family Photographer or Newborn Photographer? I'd love to work with you and capture this special season of life! You can get in touch with me by sending me an inquiry here. I'm proud to serve the greater Triangle area including Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and beyond.

Introducing Baby Clare | Durham Newborn Photographer

I had such a wonderful time taking newborn photos for this sweet family earlier this month! Anna and Adam welcomed their baby girl, Clare, at the end of May. From capturing her cute little yawns to documenting the way they would each interact and hold Clare was priceless! There was so much love and tenderness, and I LOVED every photo that showed them holding and kissing baby Clare. It’s truly these details and moments that you’ll want to remember forever!

A fun fact about our shoot: we spent most of our time in their living room! It’s one of their favorite places to hang out and relax, but the living room also had AWESOME window lighting. I tell people all the time that the light is one of the most important things I look for before shooting because it makes a huge difference in photos! I personally adore window light because it creates a natural, organic look for portraits and is incredibly flattering and soft.

I seriously had so many favorite photos from this session—enjoy scrolling through them and big congrats to the Anna and Adam! So happy for you guys, and enjoy being a family of three!!

 
 

Are you in need of Durham Newborn Photographer or Maternity Photographer? I'd love to work with you and capture this special season of life! You can get in touch with me by sending me an inquiry here. I'm proud to serve the greater Triangle area including Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and beyond.