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 ❤

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Fawkes and Phoenix, 16 days new | Wilmington NC Newborn Photographer

One tiny newborn is cute enough, but two?! That's almost too much sweetness to handle! Fawkes and Phoenix were just over two weeks old for their newborn session, but they were still under 5 lbs each! These two little boys stole my heart within minutes- not only were they just adorably cuddly, they also barely made a peep and just continued to snooze away for hours (waking occasionally to be fed or nudge the other brother!). They're also incredibly lucky because they have seriously amazing parents who were already rocking this twin newborn thing, as well as an awesome big sister!

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