I met baby Elise at her home in Durham a little over a week after her birth. She was simply the best baby ever! Not only did she cuddle into every pose, but she did it with her eyes open for some poses and smiles in others. I couldn’t have asked for a better baby. I had met with mom and dad several weeks before to review photo ideas and prop setups. They both had some great ideas and I think we pulled them off! I just love the flowing wrap look and the color palette is much to my liking too.
Mom, dad and baby Elise are doing great and I can’t wait to see them again soon!
Newborn portrait photography sessions are ideally scheduled within 6-10 days of birth. Sessions are photographed in my studio in Raleigh, NC, just minutes from Holly Springs, Apex, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Clayton & I-40. However, I will travel to your home upon special request. Sessions last approximately 2-4 hours with plenty of breaks for feeding and changing.
A typical newborn portrait session will begin with 3-4 different prop setups of just baby before moving on to family portraits with the baby and siblings. There is no additional cost for incorporating parents and siblings into the session. When you book your session months before baby arrives, we will schedule a time to meet to discuss which props and setups you would like to use. I always like to include colors from the nursery into the session. I have a large collection of props, posing outfits, headbands, tutus, hats, bonnets, bow ties, blankets and baskets for you to choose from. But I will encourage you to bring heirlooms, blankets, toys or any item with sentimental value to incorporate into your baby’s newborn portraits.
Get ready to LOVE your baby even more – watching them sleep is such a beautiful thing! However, don’t be surprised if it takes your little bundle of joy a good while to get into “baby model mode.” They aren’t used to being handled this much, but with a full belly, a warm and cozy environment, and lots of love, they will be snoozing in no time!
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