Sweet Peaches and Cream Baby Girl | Leland Newborn Photographer
Meet Camila. So many happy smiles from her. I had so much fun capturing this little girl at almost two weeks of age. I love this time. It goes by so quickly. For more information on booking a session with me please be sure to reach out HERE with any questions.
MORE TIPS FOR SUCCESS
Keep baby awake for a minimum of 90 minutes or more prior to your session start time.
Nursing? Avoid spicy foods for 24 hours or more before your session.
Schedule shots or immunizations the week (or at least 48 hours) prior to your session date.
If you use a pacifier, bring it with you but don’t use it prior to the session.
Turn off your phone so you won’t be distracted during the session.
Your hands may be visible. Time for that manicure!
PACK YOUR BAG
Sessions can last up to 3 hours, so a “Newborn Session Kit” is a great idea.
Here are some things to include:
- Your Special Blankets
- No need to bring props..I have those 😉
- Snacks and Drinks
- Extra Milk or Formula
- Extra Diapers (but if you forget…I got you covered)
- Baby Wipes
Baby Boy Makes Three | Leland Newborn Photographer
Ten Little Fingers. Ten Little Toes
I love babies! 🙂
Wiggling, stretching, sweet little newborns — nothing is more precious.
I love to create artistic images that reflect the deep emotional bond you and your baby share,
along with every adorable detail.
My goals are simple. When you see your images, I want you to instantly remember these intimate, fleeting moments and to relive the indescribable joy you feel right now. These images are meant to be heirlooms.
Investments in future memories that will warm hearts for generations.
Let’s create your future memories now — together.
And this little one was the sweetest little guy! I cant wait to watch him grow. It’s amazing how fast the first year goes. You will never regret capturing these moments and investing in your family most important moments.
For more information about booking a newborn session with me be sure to contact me HERE with any questions.
Why You Should Print Your Photos | Wilmington, NC Newborn Photographer
I have been meaning to write this post for quiet some time now. Many have listened to me talk about it. It truly means so much to me, so I am taking the time while I have it today to get it out.
With the new technology we have at our finger tips, I believe we have forgotten how important it is to print our images. Whether it be a quick snap shot from our phone or an investment placed with a professional photographer. I truly believe it is important to hold that memory between our finger tips. I speak to my clients daily about the value of a print. What will you have to show your kids when they’re your age, now?
Think about it…
How much trust have you placed in technology? Starring at a computer screen vs. an actual print in your hand that can be passed down from generation to generation. Which do you trust? Yes, I do believe having digitals is important as a back up so you can make copies and add to your walls. But, do you?
I have a box in my garage of images of when my children were babies. Not just from a professional photographer but from my point and shoot of the days, the disposable cameras we all once held in our hands before the “phone” took over. The days where I held the film camera in my hand which also started my journey as a professional and still sits in my closet. It is the same camera that I find in old photos of my parents with me as a baby. My point in telling you this is that this generation and generations to come don’t have the advantage of pulling out an old box out from the garage or using the old camera their parents once used. I can always go to that box in my garage or stare at the images on my walls but I do quickly forget about the images that were lost on a hard drive or are even sitting on my computer now.
So I hope this post inspires you, alerts you and encourages you to print your images. Print your memories. We take pictures not because we don’t want to forget but because they were important enough to snap it, capture it and document it. Dont always put your trust in a computer that can fail tomorrow but in the print that you can hold in your hand and share with your children as they grow and become parents themselves.
And of course I can’t post this without sharing an adorable newborn baby with you. 🙂
A Little Rainbow Baby Brother | Leland, NC Newborn Photographer
I just love how these siblings loved on their new baby brother. At al most 2 weeks old, little Grayson did so well during his newborn session with me. Well, he didn’t like being a model so much but he some cute poses for me 😉
My name is Kristy and I’d love to be your newborn photographer. I know there are lots of us out there — people who photograph sweet little cherubs and baby bumps — and so many do a great job.
As a mother myself, though, and as someone who’s so passionate about photography that I’ve dedicated my life to perfecting the art, I can’t help but want to capture more tiny toes, button noses and sweet smiles.
More about me being a mom: I’ve got three children of my own. Joshua, who’s 28 years old now (the time sure does fly) Aaron, 26 and Katelyn, 23 and expecting our first grand baby this May, 2023. All have grown up and left the nest, which is not easy so photographing tiny babies is a good distraction. Of course, when the grand baby arrives, will definitely keep me occupied. 🙂 I have been photographing newborns for over 15 years and I cant see myself doing anything else! It is so rewarding and I love hearing your journey into motherhood.
Whether you’re a brand new mommy, someone who’s been in the game for a few years 😉 (like me) or you have yet to give birth to your precious bun, one fact remains true: photographs of your children are so important. Not just because they grow and change so fast, but because they last forever and because your loved ones want to stay in the know!
I love to capture it! Maternity photos, newborn photos and family. All those moments and details? They’re absolutely worth preserving. I’ll fill you in on the details of what I offer in the pages to come. Right now, though, I want to tell you a little bit more about myself.
In addition to being a mother to three grown babies, I’ve also got a wonderful husband who’s been with me for over 28 years. I couldn’t do all this without him, that’s for sure. Together we run two businesses and enjoy time with our children as much as possible. Our favorite family activities include time at the beach, road trips and lazy Sundays at home.
Enough gabbing about me, though. Should you have any more questions or simply want to talk, I’m always here.
Looking forward to meeting you,
For more information about booking a newborn or maternity session with me be sure to check out my what to expect page HERE
So here is more from Graysons sessions.
Spring Baby Momma to be | Jacksonville North Carolina Maternity Photography
Part 1…because this beautiful soul is my sweet daughter and I can’t believe how beautiful she looks pregnant. We will be adding to her gallery of images soon so be on the look out. She’s got that Momma glow and I cannot wait for the end of May to come! If you have been following me for some time you may have had her assist me with your newborn. Well…time goes by too quickly and here she is about to become a Momma herself.
Maternity Session Intro:
If you’re like a lot of the soon-to-be-mothers I meet, you may be a little camera shy right now. Especially when you’re seven to nine months pregnant. And who can blame you! After all, your body has changed over the last several months, your baby is sitting low and you probably feel uncomfortable even walking from the kitchen to the living room sofa. Believe me, I can absolutely relate.
Let me tell you something, though. You are gorgeous. You are stunning. In this moment, you are the absolute epitome of natural beauty. And every single picture we take together will showcase the inherent grace and elegance that accompanies all women with child.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: there is an unparalleled luminescence that radiates from a pregnant woman. A glow so unique to pregnancy that it’s impossible to replicate under any other circumstance. These thoughtful, artistic maternity photos of you will be treasured by you, your significant other, your friends and family and, yes, your unborn child, forever.
In your maternity shoot, we’ll take a variety of photographs of you in different poses. As long as you’re comfortable, we’ll get photographs of you laying down, sitting, standing and leaning. Some will hone in on that adorable baby bump, some may be silhouettes of your frame and others will capture the bond between you and your significant other.
Beautiful Beach Maternity | Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina Photographer
Just love the calm waves with a beautiful sunset for this beautiful Momma! Such a sweet family with their little guy. He will soon have a little brother to love on. Cant wait to meet him this May!
When should I schedule maternity photos?
As a general rule of thumb, I like to schedule your maternity session shortly after you’ve told friends and family the exciting news! This will give us plenty of time to find a great day that works well for both of us. Maternity photos are typically taken when you’re showing — generally around 28-34 weeks into your pregnancy.
How many outfits should I bring to my maternity session?
One to two outfits for your maternity session is a good number to bring if you are choosing items from home. I do have a client closet where can choose from a variety of styles. I like to always have at least two for variety’s sake, but whether you want to wear more than that is up to you. I always recommend bringing a backup outfit or two just in case you’re not “feeling” the outfit you’d planned to wear.
What should I consider when planning maternity outfits?
My biggest piece of advice is to wear something you feel both comfortable and beautiful in. My second piece of advice is for you to choose an outfit form-fitting enough to showcase your baby bump. Lastly, wear a supportive, well-fitting bra. Between us ladies, I know that breasts change a lot during pregnancy, so pick up a new bra that fits immaculately before our session to avoid discomfort and any lumps or bumps!
Where do we take the photographs?
Where we take photographs depends on the type of session we’re shooting. For maternity, I like to do on-location, outdoor photographs that let us maximize our access to natural light. This can be in a beautiful pasture, at the beach, or in the woods.
Can my partner or child be in the photographs, too?
Of course! I love incorporating mom, dad and your other children into our session photos. While in most cases you and dad will be the stars of the day, I believe it’s so important to have several photographs with the entire family.