Posts tagged baby girl
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.

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.

Lifestyle Newborn Session at Home | Durham Newborn Photographer

I recently had a beautiful lifestyle newborn session with the Pelissero family! I’m so grateful we were able to document newborn photos of their fourth baby. If you didn’t read my previous blog, Baby A was born THREE WEEKS early! What a surprise! In addition, Baby A was breeched so Jennifer ended up having a c-section. All this to say, we are SO thankful that both baby and mama are healthy!

When I got to their house for the shoot, I was warmly greeted by their two daughters. It was so sweet to see how excited they were! After we did a little tour of the home, we ended up choosing the master bedroom for most of the shoot. The lighting in the room was absolutely PERFECT! One of my favorite moments was seeing baby A falling asleep in Jennifer’s arms when they were sitting! Baby A’s left hand laid perfectly across her chest and her face was so peaceful. I’m all about baby-led posing, meaning I do not like to force a baby into certain position; I typically like to see where their hands and feet naturally rest. Sometimes I might adjust the hand or feet a little, but never put them in a position that is unnatural or uncomfortable.

I also loved it when the whole family got on the bed, and I was able to capture them together as a family of six! We did some candid photos as well as some silly-face photos, and the kids loved it! I also asked each child to suggest a pose they wanted to try towards the end of our shoot - this is something I’ve found to be a fun way for letting the kids feel like they are part of the session! Their son wanted them to hug and snuggle with Baby A; their second daughter wanted to write a letter to her baby sister; and their oldest daughter wanted all the kids at the edge of the bed with the parents in the background. It was truly precious and adorable! See for yourself below!

Enjoy scrolling through these gorgeous lifestyle newborn photos! I bet y’all can’t help but smile, too! :)

Interested to see their Maternity Session at Duke University? Click here!

 
 

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.