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!).

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newborn baby girl posed on purple and pink quilt and wooden bed
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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.

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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:

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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!

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Wilmington newborn photographer captured newborn girl sleeping while wrapped in pearl fabric
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Newborn girl sleeps on pink and cream bucket during Wilmington photography session
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Mom and dad cuddle newborn daughter in beautiful nursery
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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!

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family of four cuddle baby on bed during Wilmington newborn session
big brother kisses baby sister and tickles her feet while sitting on bed