Lareya, 16 days new | Wilmington NC Newborn Photographer

This sweet baby girl was a dream to photograph! Lareya not only has perfectly chubby cheeks and a head full of gorgeous hair, but she also has two amazing older sisters (who were such a big help during our session!). For most of the setups, we stuck with classic girly colors like pink, purple, and white. Then, Lareya was swaddled in a beautiful rust colored wrap while wearing a pretty floral headband and as a baby born in October, she totally rocked the fall look. Here’s some of my favorite images from my time with Lareya and her family!

 newborn girl on pink fabric wearing bow rests her face on hands
 baby girl sleeps on pink fabric wearing white bonnet and wrap during Wilmington newborn session
 Wilmington newborn photographer captures baby girl sleeping wearing bow
 newborn girl sleeps on white fabric wearing lace and gold bow
 newborn girl sleeps on purple fur during Wilmington nc newborn session
 baby girl wrapped in floral fabric sleeps on pink fluff in basket during Wilmington nc newborn session
 baby girl wrapped in fall colors wearing flower headband
 two older sisters pose with newborn baby girl

Harper, 6 weeks new | Wilmington NC Newborn Photographer

Miss Harper was such a beautiful, sweet girl for her newborn portraits! Typically, we like to schedule newborn sessions during the first two weeks of life, when babies are still very sleepy and can be safely posed in those adorable, curly positions. However, some parents become caught up in the busy first days of snuggling, feeding and changing. Harper’s mom contacted me, a bit worried that she was about a month outside of the typical age guidelines, but her baby girl was absolutely amazing!

We did mostly wrapped poses to keep Harper nice and snuggled, stopping for quick snack breaks. We were also able to get a shot in a very special blue dress that has been handed down for many generations in her mama’s family. And although Harper is her parents first human baby, she does have two fur siblings, who cooperated for a family photo!

 newborn girl sleeps on teal blanket during Wilmington nc newborn session
 baby girl sleeps on teal and white blanket wearing floral headband
 newborn girl sleeps in a bucket surrounded by neutrals and pink
 baby girl wrapped in white on purple fur captured by Wilmington newborn photographer
 Wilmington newborn photographer captures baby girl wrapped in white on purple fur wearing bow headband
 baby girl in box wrapped in floral swaddle surrounded by peach fluff
 parents cuddle newborn girl in brightly colored nursery
 parents hold baby girl in nursery during newborn session in wilmington
 parents pose for photo with newborn daughter and two dogs on couch

Aubri, 10 days new | Wilmington NC Newborn Photographer

Baby Aubri was such an angel during her newborn session! Her mom wanted to incorporate all things girly, such as a color palette of pink and purple, as well as pearls. We even captured a few grins and adorable facial expressions while she was snuggled up in a bucket. We were able to safely include the family fur babies by taking several different shots and merging them together to create a precious final image. I have a feeling those pups will be by her side for a long time!

We also had such a wonderful time creating some very sweet family images in the nursery and bedroom. I can tell Aubri will be a Daddy’s girl by the bond they seemed to already share. Mom and Dad were completely enamored by their new baby girl and it was such an honor to be a small part of their early days!

 baby girl rests in bucket surrounded by gray fabric during Wilmington newborn session
 baby girl sleeps in pink bucket
 Wilmington nc newborn photographer creates an image with baby and dogs by compositing four images together
 baby girl wearing gray bonnet in pink bucket
 newborn girl wearing purple tutu on cream background surrounded by pearls
 black and white images of newborn girl sleeping with flower and pearl headbands
 baby girl sleeps in blue fur wearing flower headband during Wilmington newborn session
 Wilmington photographer captures newborn girl sleeping on blue fur with feet exposed
 dad kisses newborn daughter on bed
 parents hold newborn baby on blue and green bed
 Wilmington photographer captures newborn baby girl in blue and green outfit

Theo, 11 days new | Wilmington NC Newborn Photographer

I’m betting that little man would make anyone’s baby fever go crazy! Theo was the most perfect baby, with his beautiful complexion and chubby cheeks. And he slept wonderfully throughout his newborn session! Theo’s mom requested neutral colors, so the palette for his portraits consisted of shades of tan, gray, and white, with pops of blue. He also has an adorable big sister, who was so proud of her new baby! Before setting up for the posed portion of the session, we created some relaxed family shots out on the gorgeous covered porch (I seriously NEED their swing!). I love the simplicity of a baby in just a diaper on a warm summer morning.

Here are some of my favorite images of Theo and his sweet family!

 newborn boy wearing sleepy cap while posed with hand under cheek
 Wilmington nc newborn photographer captures sleeping newborn boy in neutral colors
 four photos of newborn boy sleeping during Wilmington nc newborn photography session
 newborn boy wearing blue romper awake during photography session
 baby boy on gray background sleeps peacefully
 newborn boy posed in wooden box stuffed with blue fluff
 toddler sister wraps arms around newborn brother and both look into the camera
 black and white collage of mom, dad, and sister holding baby boy during photography session
 mom and dad hold newborn baby boy on covered porch

To learn more about newborn portrait sessions with Jennifer Knotts Photography, click here.

Limited Edition Christmas Sessions 2018

I’m one of those people who love everything about the holidays! I know some of you guys are just happy it’s now officially fall, so we can start consuming everything pumpkin and wearing flannel (even though its still a million degrees outside). Meanwhile, I’m that person who has been counting down the days until Christmas for weeks now…

So of course, in July, I started planning this year’s Christmas sessions. These 15 minute sessions will be for children only and include 5 digital images for $150 plus tax (additional images, print products, and holiday cards also available for purchase). They will be held in Leland on Saturday, November 3rd. If you book by October 1st, you’ll receive TWO extra digital images!

Most importantly, we all know the devastation and destruction left in our area after Hurricane Florence. Schools are still closed, many people have lost their homes, and our region will be recovering for a long time. I’m so proud to have witnessed our community coming together in countless ways over the last week. After a bit of research, I’ve decided that 20% of proceeds from the Limited Edition Christmas Sessions will go directly to Brunswick Family Assistance, an organization helping to facilitate relief efforts in our community.

To learn more and reserve your session time, click here!