Posts tagged at-home newborn photography
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.

A New Family of Three | Durham Newborn Photographer

I recently had the sweet honor of taking newborn portraits for the Prenshaw family. A couple weeks earlier we took maternity photos at the Hillsborough River Walk, and it was such a JOY to work with them again…this time with their baby girl!! Baby Julia arrived right around her due date in December, and her delivery went by faster than expected. It was so fast, that Carley didn’t have a chance to get an epidural! But oh what joy she brought to this beautiful family, and she came right on time for the Christmas season.

We took photos in the morning at their beautiful home, and baby Julia was all ready to go! Our shoot went by smoothly and baby Julia did so many CUTE things during our shoot! She gave the sweetest little yawns, and her hands would perfectly be positioned around her chest or face. When she was awake, she would look really intently at the camera, and it was hilarious!

My favorite moment was when she put her fingers around her face and it was the cutest photo EVER (see the second to last photo below!), and I’ve never seen any baby do that by themselves! I’m a big fan of baby-led posing, meaning I don’t force the baby into a position that’s not natural for them. I’m all about seeing what they will naturally do and how they will position their bodies—and might adjust them slightly—but most of it is natural posing. I think this type of posing is the most genuine, honest, and real.

Enjoy the highlights from this precious newborn session, and getting to know this new 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.

Introducing Baby Charlotte | Durham Newborn Photographer

If you know me, I’m a HUGE fan of at-home newborn photography! I believe it is such a meaningful and relaxing way to document your family especially when you have a new baby in the home. You don’t need to worry about remembering if you packed everything (like bottles, blankets, diapers, etc.) or worry about getting to the shoot on time; instead, you get to relax and stay put because I come to you!

I recently had the sweet opportunity to capture lifestyle newborn photos of the Ellis family. I remember receiving a call from Lindsay, and learned that baby Charlotte was born about 3 weeks early and was in the NICU for about a month. They were all SO happy once Charlotte was able to be home with them, and I was so honored to capture these memories for them!

There were so many memorable, tender, and funny moments from the shoot! When we started the session, their dog eagerly jumped on the bed and kept looking at me as if she wanted her photos taken. So of course, I HAD to take a couple of shots of Holly the dog! I also included her in the family shots because she is, after all, a part of the family! In addition, Lindsay clearly has gift with aesthetics and design. Their house looked like something you see on Pinterest, and it was so warm and cozy!! I learned she has a love for arts and crafts, and most of the furniture in their home was passed down or given by family (like the rocking chair and quilt!). Lastly, when we ended the shoot, baby Charlotte fell asleep and somehow her arms came out of her swaddle. She raised them above her head, and apparently this is one of her favorite sleeping positions! It was the funniest and cutest thing ever!!

It was truly a joy capturing these memories for this sweet family. Capturing photos of them just being together and enjoying the gift of their baby girl is priceless! Hope you enjoy the highlights from their newborn session below!!

 
 

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.