Jackson, 11 days new | Wilmington NC Newborn Photographer

This little guy was absolutely adorable AND he did not like the camera one bit! Jackson fought sleep for quite awhile, but eventually he gave in to my magic! We kept him nice and wrapped most of the time so he’d stay sleepy once he decided sleeping was okay. I can already tell he is going to have such a fun personality, ha! Those chunky cheeks and his sweet little button nose melted my heart. His mama requested a Christmas set up, as well as blues and greens. Personally, as a former UNCW seahawk, I have to say that I love the teal images!

Wilmington newborn photographer captures baby boy wrapped in green
newborn boy wrapped in green during Wilmington nc newborn session
baby boy wrapped in teal on teal fluffy fur
baby boy sleeps on sled prop wearing white hat and outfit
newborn boy on green fluff swaddled in tan fabric during Wilmington photography session
Wilmington newborn photographer captures black and white images of baby boy sleeping

Ethan, 11 days new | Wilmington NC Newborn Photographer

Ethan was one of the most snuggly and sleepiest babies I’ve ever photographed! He literally slept almost his entire session and let me have the best time posing him. His mama requested blue set ups, which definitely complemented his head full of hair, beautiful complexion, and perfect tiny features. Ethan’s gorgeous and super sweet big sister was so smitten by her new baby (I know they’ll be partners in crime pretty soon!).

baby boy sleeps on tan blanket wearing blue outfit and hat
newborn boy wrapped in blue fabric during Wilmington nc session
Wilmington newborn photographer captures baby boy with blue sleepy cap
newborn boy sleeps on gray background with hand under face
swaddled newborn boy sleeps in blue bucket during Wilmington photography session
big sister hugs swaddled baby brother while resting on cream fur background
parents, grandma, and big sister hold newborn boy on couch

Charlotte, 15 days new | Wilmington NC Newborn Photographer

I was so excited to meet Charlotte and her parents after learning she was a rainbow baby (a baby born after pregnancy loss). I’ve personally experienced loss in my own journey to motherhood, so rainbow babies have a special place in my heart.

This session was a piece of cake because baby girl was a wonderful sleeper and snuggler! Charlotte was absolutely gorgeous and her family was so incredibly sweet as well. We got some great family images in her nursery, which was so beautiful, bright, and airy (and the book on the table is called “Brave Charlotte”- so awesome!), and the master bedroom. As for the posed images, Charlotte’s mama asked for soft feminine colors, like pink and peach, and we incorporated rainbows. I also love the subtle touches such as the flowers in the headbands and tiny gold polka dots!

dad kisses newborn daughter on her head while mom cradles her in wilmington
parents hold newborn daughter in Wilmington nc nursery
mom and dad hold newborn baby girl on bed wearing navy and greens
baby girl wrapped in peach sleeps with floral headband and sleepy hat
baby girl sleeps with feet exposed in color palette of beach and mint
black and white images of newborn girl sleeping in wooden box while wearing rainbow headband
baby girl with rainbow hearts sleeps above head sleeps on blue fluff and pink polka dot fabric

Lareya, 16 days new | Wilmington NC Newborn Photographer

This sweet baby girl was a dream to photograph! Lareya not only has perfectly chubby cheeks and a head full of gorgeous hair, but she also has two amazing older sisters (who were such a big help during our session!). For most of the setups, we stuck with classic girly colors like pink, purple, and white. Then, Lareya was swaddled in a beautiful rust colored wrap while wearing a pretty floral headband and as a baby born in October, she totally rocked the fall look. Here’s some of my favorite images from my time with Lareya and her family!

newborn girl on pink fabric wearing bow rests her face on hands
baby girl sleeps on pink fabric wearing white bonnet and wrap during Wilmington newborn session
Wilmington newborn photographer captures baby girl sleeping wearing bow
newborn girl sleeps on white fabric wearing lace and gold bow
newborn girl sleeps on purple fur during Wilmington nc newborn session
baby girl wrapped in floral fabric sleeps on pink fluff in basket during Wilmington nc newborn session
baby girl wrapped in fall colors wearing flower headband
two older sisters pose with newborn baby girl

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
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