Posts tagged baby
Introducing Baby Theodore | Durham Newborn Photographer

Oh the joy of taking newborn photography at home! Lifestyle photography sessions are my favorite because it is a wonderful, fun, and relaxing opportunity to capture who you are as a family!

For those who aren’t familiar with lifestyle photography, it basically means you take a documentary and photojournalistic approach to capturing photos. While I still incorporate some posing during sessions, I also create room for the unposed, candid moments. Ultimately, my goal as a lifestyle family photographer is to create images that tell a meaningful story of your family while capturing genuine emotion in your photos. Lifestyle photography does not look stiff, awkward, cheesy, staged, or forced. Lifestyle photography is real, natural, organic, genuine, authentic, candid.

All that to say, I had such a wonderful time taking lifestyle newborn photos for this sweet family at their modern, cozy home! Baby Theo was born a couple weeks after Kathleen and Andrew’s maternity session and came out earlier than expected, but he was just so excited to join his family! :) He was SO adorable during our session, and I absolutely loved taking photos of him being held in his parents’ arms! It’s the way parents look and hold their precious baby that makes these newborn sessions so endearing and beautiful.

I hope you enjoy the photos and getting to know this sweet 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.

Raleigh Family Lifestyle Photographer | The Henderson Family

One of my favorite types of shoots is to do a lifestyle family session! If you're wondering the difference between a portrait and lifestyle shoot, portraits are more posed and lifestyle shoots are more candid and have a more documentary feel (i.e., you're purely capturing life as is, right now). Lifestyle shoots are usually done at home, too. For the Henderson family, we did a combination where we took candid portraits outside and then took some lifestyle photos inside the house. They are an incredibly warm family and filled with so much love!

One of my favorite moments was capturing baby Ryder outside--he had the cutest giggles when his parents were kissing him, and you can see for yourself below! When we went inside, we played with some of Ryder's favorite toys...blocks! He had a blast knocking the blocks down after building them up! I was also thrilled that we could capture some intimate, precious mommy-and-son moments. Kristy played peek-a-boo with Ryder, and he would get so happy he would kiss her on the cheek! :)

If you think about it, some of the sweetest memories come from the most simple activities, and those are the moments I want to highlight. Whether it's playing blocks together with your baby, eating breakfast together as a family on Saturday morning, or going to your favorite park, documenting that memory is worth everything. If you're interested in a family portrait or lifestyle session, please contact me here for a free consultation! I'd love to chat with you and capture your everyday moments...because it's the little moments that are worth everything.

If you're looking to book a Raleigh family photographer, please contact me here or call me at 919-907-1280! I also serve the surrounding areas in the Triangle including Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, and Apex, and often travel to Seattle, WA.


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Welcome Baby Zachariah | Seattle Family Photographer

Whenever I pause to reflect back on past events, I'm always in awe of God's perfect timing. I booked tickets to Seattle (my hometown) months earlier, and I later learned that my dear friends, Alison and Mark, were going to have a baby around the same time I'd be in Seattle! Who knew that baby Zachariah was going to make his debut on July 6th (a day after his expected due date) AND while I'd be in town?

We started out by photographing some beautiful portraits of Alison holding baby Zachariah. I had Alison stand next to the window (I'm a huge fan of natural, window light!) because I wanted to use the soft light that was organically coming from the window. I thought it would be meaningful to capture the tenderness and intimate connection between mother and child during the first few weeks of a baby's life. We captured a few portraits of Mark and Zachariah later in the shoot, too, to also illustrate the connection between father and son. I want parents to be able to remember the joy of holding their babies because they're only little for so long!

We also captured candids of the two older brothers and the interaction they were having with Mark, their dad. They were eating popcorn, and Mark was balancing Ty beanie babies on their heads! It was so funny, and their giggles and smiles were priceless. We captured additional portraits of the whole family inside and outside their home, and it was perfect in every way! Baby Zachariah, you are so loved by your mommy, daddy, and older brothers :)

To capture the wonderful gift of family is one of the greatest honors and joys I have, and I'm truly blessed to do what I love to do! Enjoy the photos.



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