I have had the pleasure of photographing the Riley family for several years now. I have watched big brother Patrick grown from six months old to a handsome little toddler. And now, I am thrilled to be a part of the next chapter for this beautiful family. Baby Lila arrived healthy and happy and ready to meet her big brother! Lila was an angel throughout the entire portrait session. She even gave me an adorable smile and a few kissy faces! And Patrick, well he didn’t disappoint either. He was all smiles too!
Congratulations to the Riley family on welcoming their little girl, Lila, to the family!
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!