{l mini newborn session} | Fuquay-Varina Newborn Photography :: Raleigh Newborn Session

A newborn mini session is a quick and easy way to capture the essence of a newborn without all the hassle. For this family, The images were all taken in their foyer. No need to straighten the whole house, or even need a large space. They wanted to incorporate some sentimental items since both of their fathers had passed away. The flannel fabric is actually a robe that one of their dad’s wore, and the maroon fabric is an old fishing shirt that another wore. It is so special to me to be included on heirloom portraits that will be cherished for a lifetime. As you will see, in a newborn mini session, we can add variety by changing the type of wrap, head band/bonnet, and prop. Usually these sessions last one hour, and the baby is so comfy and cozy because they are swaddled nearly the entire time. This is the perfect session if you want all of the focus to be on baby!

{e family} :: raleigh newborn photography :: holly springs newborn photographer

This family is from my Maternity & Family Greenhouse session (and one of my all time favorite families). I am finally getting around to blogging about their newborn - but I’ll have to share this newborn’s 6 month pictures (and soon to come one year pictures). To say I’m a little behind is an understatement. Anyway, I have talked about this family keeps me laughing and it was no surprise that their lifestyle newborn session would be any different. Their first baby, Big Red, was photographed in my in-home studio and was so chunky and perfect. This go around, since I don’t have an in home studio anymore, I came to their house.. only to find out that they were getting ready to move to Texas. :( So, in a way, this was their last hoorah in this house and a memory that they can always hold on to. I love that this family just sat back and let me capture their version of real life. <3 Love y’all, Edge fam! See you soon for that one year session! Ha!

{c family} :: holly springs lifestyle newborn session :: raleigh newborn photography

Lifestyle newborn sessions can be combined with wrapped poses so you get the best of both worlds. The family interaction (fur babies included), but also some sweet images of just baby alone. I like the variety that this provides to families. I have always been a strong proponent of lifestyle in home sessions for newborn photography because it does capture your life in that moment. That house. Those rooms. That crib (that they probably have never slept in.. yet). I just feel like they capture so much emotion down the road and you are instantly taken back to this time in your life where you are sleep deprived and just trying to get the hang of this whole parenting thing. This is one example of a lifestyle newborn session that is combined with a wrapped portion. Congrats, C family on your new bundle of joy!

{g family} :: raleigh lifestyle newborn photography | fuquay-varina newborn photographer | raleigh newborn photography

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One of the best parts of my job is getting to watch my families grow from behind my camera lens.  This is a repeat client who happens to also be one of my first lifestyle newborn sessions!  This family has tons of natural light in their home which works wonderfully for lifestyle newborn sessions. We used elements of their home, like that blue chair above, to pose baby on. It will be cute to see down the road how big he is when he sits on it as a one, two, or three year old and remember how tiny he use to be.   I always try to make sure I sit back and let the session just roll the way it is going to roll.  I like to get the "in between" shots and and with two other little ones, there was plenty of candid moments to capture.  It also allows siblings to be themselves and be free in their own surroundings while I photograph their new brother/sister.

Awake and alert shots are sometimes my favorite. Because, let’s be honest…. the phrase, “sleeping like a baby,” is a joke.. :)

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I captured a similar shot not too long ago with Lily's newborn session!

Thank you for letting me be a part of your story, again! :)

Thank you again for letting me be a part of your newborn story. The little details of his wrinkly hands; the older kids playing in the background; dad finally getting his hunting buddy after two girls.. I love it all! Congrats, G Fam!