Alex, 13 days new | Wilmington Newborn Photographer

Alex was the rainbow after the storm, well many storms, for his parents. He was born after several heartbreaking losses, including a second trimester loss and just a few days later after that, the loss of his maternal grandfather. After all of that grief, Alex’s parents were so excited to learn that he was on his way and I believe he has brought so much love and light to their lives already.

Because he has Scottish roots, we incorporated plaids in his session. I’m in love with the little cap, but I also had to show his full head of hair (I just wanted to play with his hair the entire session!) We used lots of yellows, greens, and blues throughout his session. The nursery (with the beautiful mural designed by his mama) was the perfect backdrop to capture images of his gorgeous family!

I entered several of these images into an international newborn photography contest and I was so honored that one of them won second place! If I was a judge, I’d definitely fall in love with this precious little guy ❤

Wilmington newborn photographer captures baby boy wearing plaid outfit sleeping on belly
newborn boy sleeps on blue fabric with rainbow colored hearts
newborn boy wrapped in speckled fabric rests on brown fur during Wilmington nc newborn session
newborn boy wrapped in green fabric sleeps in metal basket surrounded by green fluff
newborn boy sleeps in yellow bucket during newborn photography session
new parents sit in nursery cuddling baby boy

Morgan, 11 days new | Wilmington Newborn Photographer

This beautiful girl and her family were an absolute joy to photograph! Miss Morgan barely made a peep during her newborn session and her gorgeous features were complemented by the colors her mama chose to incorporate (feminine, soft colors like peach, pink, and cream). Everyone was so sweet, especially Morgan’s older brother, who was very excited to have a little sister. He kept me laughing with his silly personality and contagious smile!

Here are some of my favorites from our time together!

Wilmington newborn photographer captures baby girl wrapped in peach fabric
newborn photographer captures baby girl sleeping on peach fabric in Wilmington nc
Wilmington newborn photographer captures baby girl sleeping in cream bucket
black and white images of baby girl swaddled and sleeping in bucket
toddler boy cuddles baby sister on cream background during Wilmington newborn session
family of four cuddle baby on bed during Wilmington newborn session
big brother kisses baby sister and tickles her feet while sitting on bed

Dalton, 10 days new | Wilmington Newborn Photographer

When I met this little guy, I immediately knew that he was incredibly special to so many people. Dalton was born just shy of two years after his daddy passed away from brain cancer. His parents were already undergoing fertility treatments when the diagnosis came and his mama decided to continue to try to make their dreams of becoming parents a reality. He’s also a rainbow baby (a baby born after miscarriage), so his family went through a lot of heartbreak before he arrived.

I was also fortunate enough to meet several of his grandparents and you could just feel the love and hope that this new life is bringing into the lives of so many others. Dalton’s mama is such a sweetheart and I can’t imagine all that she’s been through during the last few years. I just know that I feel completely honored to have been able to capture this little miracle at just over one week old. We used lots of blue during his session and I do believe blue may be his color, but really, I think this cutie would be adorable in anything (just look at those cheeks!).

If you scroll through these images, you’ll find one of Dalton smiling with his daddy’s watch ❤

baby boy on blue fur wrapped during Wilmington newborn session
Wilmington newborn photographer captures baby boy sleeping wrapped in blue
newborn photography session featuring baby boy wrapped in tan with sleepy hat
Wilmington newborn photographer captures baby boy in teal bucket
baby boy sleeps on blue blanket during Wilmington nc newborn photography session
mom holds newborn baby boy in sea animal themed nursery in Wilmington nc

Declan, 21 days new | Wilmington Newborn Photographer

Declan was the snuggliest little bear at 3 weeks old! His parents requested neutrals, blue tones, and a bit of a nautical feel. He was the happiest while all wrapped up, but he also enjoyed snoozing in a bucket for awhile. At the beginning of our session, we photographed some family moments of mom and dad with their sweet boy. Declan’s animal-themed nursery was absolutely gorgeous (I have to say, I think the toddler-sized giraffe will be a favorite of Declan’s in a couple of years). The family’s curious fur baby found himself in the middle of a few shots, which turned out to be perfect!

newborn photographer captures baby boy sleeping with bear bonnet
newborn boy sleeps with bear bonnet with tan color scheme
newborn baby boy sleeps on navy fabric during Wilmington newborn session
baby boy wrapped in navy sleeps while posed in bucket
Wilmington newborn photographer captures newborn sleeping in bucket
black and white images of baby boy wearing hat posed with eyes open
parents hold newborn baby boy on bed during Wilmington nc newborn session
parents cuddle newborn son in blue and white Wilmington nc nursery

Bryce, 12 days new | Wilmington Newborn Photographer

I met this sweet boy’s family nearly two years ago when I photographed his big sister as a newborn. It was almost like deja vu because Bryce looks so similar to his sister, Sadie, and he was such a good baby. He slept like a dream, only waking up once or twice for a snack and he loved being wrapped up all nice and snug.

However, Bryce did open his eyes for a bit while we were taking some family shots. Big sister, like most 21 month olds, was not into having her picture taken, but we did get some adorable images of her checking out her new baby.

I LOVE being able to photograph families as they grow and welcome baby #2, #3, or more! Bryce’s mama has now become a friend and I’m so grateful for a job that allows me to meet such wonderful babies and families!

newborn baby wrapped in brown fabric sleeps during Wilmington nc newborn photography session
Wilmington newborn photographer captures boy sleeping peacefully
black and white images of baby boy with sleepy cap
newborn baby boy dressed in gray romper sleeps on navy fabric
mom and dad hold newborn baby boy during Wilmington newborn photography session