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
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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

Sophia, 7 Month Sitter Session | Wilmington NC Baby Photographer

At 7 months old, Sophia was the happiest and most precious baby girl! Her chunky cheeks and thighs were unbelievably adorable and she pretty much smiled during her entire session. She was so content that we made it through many outfit changes in less than an hour. One of those outfits was her christening dress, which was absolutely gorgeous!

I'm so glad Sophia came in for her sitter session at the perfect age! She loved making eye contact and smiling, but she also stayed put for the most part (I'm sure she'll be on the move during her one year portraits in a few months!). Sitter sessions are perfect for capturing the stage in between the tiny newborn days and the beginning of toddlerhood!

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