McKinley, 10 days new | Wilmington Newborn Photographer

I first met McKinley’s parents last fall when I photographed their pregnancy announcement (see the end of this post for those images!). I loved getting updates from mom and learning about the progression of their miracle, rainbow baby until her birth in June! They live in an adorable farmhouse out in the country, so we incorporated vintage and rustic elements into McKinley’s session (I was in love with her entire nursery!).

wilmington newborn photographer captures baby girl wrapped in pink
baby girl wrapped with toes peeking out sleeps in wooden bowl
newborn girl wrapped in rainbow fabric on pink fur
wilmington newborn photographer captures baby girl resting on rainbow colors
newborn baby girl posed on purple and pink quilt and wooden bed
baby girl posed on white background wearing purple outfit during wilmington newborn session
newborn sleeps on pink textured backdrop wearing white headband

Olivia, 9 days new | Wilmington Newborn Photographer

One of the best aspects of being a newborn photographer is being able to hold and snuggle tiny babies and then…give them back to their parents after a few hours! As a mama of three, it does give me baby fever quite often, but usually those snuggles hold me over for awhile.

Enter Olivia Anne. My best friend’s baby. Essentially my very own baby to play with and then give back! I held her at just a few hours old (hospital fresh 48 images at the end of this post) and then photographed her twice during the newborn days. I’m not lying when I say I had been planning this sweetheart’s newborn session(s) for months. And she was everything I dreamed she’d be.


Kyler, 7 days new | Wilmington Newborn Photographer

Kyler’s newborn session was special to me because his mama and I have been friends since elementary school! It was so nice catching up and meeting her newest little love (and he has a gorgeous big sister as well!). We incorporated lots of blues and neutrals while styling his session, which I think perfectly complimented his adorable, tiny features ❤️

newborn boy sleeps on blue fabric while wearing striped blue outfit
wilmington newborn photographer captures baby boy sleeping while posed in blue striped outfit
baby boy wrapped in green sleeps on pillow during wilmington newborn session
newborn baby wrapped in blue smiles and sleeps
newborn boy with blue hat sleeps while posed in bucket during baby photography session
baby boy sleeps with teddy bear on speckled neutral blanket
big sister dressed in blue cuddles newborn brother

Baby M. | Wilmington Newborn Photographer

This beautiful girl was wrapped, posed, and then snuggled by her proud big sister! We used soft pink, purple, and green, with pops of neutrals to style her portraits. The poses and props used accentuated her adorable features, like those perfectly chunky cheeks!

I love newborn portraits for lots of reasons, but one is because they really do change so quickly the first few months. I’m so glad this family, who I truly enjoyed hanging out with during our session, will have these images of sweet baby M. as she grows!

newborn girl wrapped in polka dot fabric poses in pink bucket
wilmington newborn photographer captures baby girl sleeping on pink fabric with hands tucked under cheeks
Baby girl poses on pink fabric while wearing gray romper
baby girl sleeps and yawns on purple fabric
big sister cuddles newborn wrapped in purple during wilmington newborn session
big sister on bed with newborn sister wrapped in green

R. Family | Oak Island NC Family Photographer

It’s that time of year again- the beach sessions have begun! I truly enjoyed every moment with this sweet family during our time together! Their little boy went to preschool with my oldest son. One year, six out of the eight moms in the preschool class were expecting babies (including the two of us!). Our daughters were born exactly one month apart and they both just turned two! As you can imagine, a beach session with two little ones is so fun because everything is exciting to them. We checked out the seashells and played in the sand in between shots (and Grandma even joined in!). I’m so glad we get to call this beautiful place home!

little girl and boy play at the beach at oak island nc
oak island nc photographer captures family of four playing on the beach
grandmother and family take portraits on the beach at oak island nc
little boy and girl, along with family, play near water at the beach
photographer captures family spending time near the water at oak island