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

Marriner, 6 days new | Wilmington Newborn Photographer

Oh, Marriner ❤️ This pretty girl slept almost her entire session and was (literally) a dream to work with! Her mama requested blush, sage, and gray and I jumped at the chance to use some green on a girl. A few weeks after I met sweet Marriner, I had the opportunity to photograph her extended family on the beach, which was so much fun (that session will be blogged soon!).

Here are some of my faves from my time with this beautiful little lady:

baby girl sleeps in basket on green backdrop during Wilmington nc newborn session
newborn girl posed on green fabric with pearl and floral accents
newborn girl wrapped in pink during Wilmington photography session
baby girl sleeps on pink fabric wearing cream romper during Wilmington newborn session

Aubrey, 7 days new | Wilmington Newborn Photographer

Aubrey’s newborn session was filled with soft, feminine colors, like purple and pink, and featured her gorgeous nursery. Her parents are both local veterinarians, so of course, a tiny, stuffed puppy made an appearance (I love incorporating these personal touches into sessions!). We also captured the new family of three snuggling and creating memories in Aubrey’s perfectly decorated nursery. I couldn’t be happier to have met this adorable family and shared a tiny part of their new beginning!

Newborn girl sleeps with hands under face wrapped in purple
Wilmington newborn photographer captured newborn girl sleeping while wrapped in pearl fabric
Baby girl sleeps on purple fabric during Wilmington newborn session
Baby girl sleeps on tan fabric wearing floral romper
Newborn girl sleeps on pink and cream bucket during Wilmington photography session
Newborn girl cuddled by parents in pink and green nursery
Mom and dad cuddle newborn daughter in beautiful nursery
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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
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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
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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