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Oak Ridge NC Cake Smash Photographer – It is always so much fun to get the email from past newborn clients that their sweet babies are almost ONE! The time sure flies, but the excitement of seeing how much those sweet babies have grown is always there!  Since I am so horrible at posting, I never posted any of my favorite images from Emerson’s petite newborn session either!

Here are a few of my favorites from Emerson’s Petite Newborn session!

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Isn’t she absolutely perfect!? Now you know why I was SOOO excited to start planning Emerson’s cake smash session!

Emerson’s birthday theme was “Some Bunny is One” and her mom really wanted soft neutral tones with a garden feel! This is a pretty popular theme in the spring, but I always try to give it a different twist! I went ahead and created greenery hoops and filled a basket with blush faux flowers. I was able to get almost all of these supplies from the floral section at Michaels!

Emerson’s mom brought an adorable sign as well as a bunny to get at least one photo with. I’m pretty sure that Emerson nailed this one!

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This pretty much set the tone for the rest of her session, which was pretty adorable!

Emerson loved playing with this little stuffed bunny I keep in the studio! It was such a perfect prop for her session!

Uh Oh! This is a common occurrence when we get out the cake stand! I don’t know what it is, but babies LOVE knocking over the cake! Usually more than eating it!

Then of course, we had to end the session with a little bath! Emerson absolutely LOVED it and looked perfectly adorable posing for me in it!

It is so much fun to see these sweet babies grow into little toddlers!

Summerfield NC Baby Photographer – Quinn 4 Month Milestone

Summerfield NC Baby Photographer – Baby Quinn was absolutely hilarious during her session! This was my second session out of four with this beautiful girl, and all her sessions are equally as amazing as this one! She was all smiles (with a few tongues out!) this entire session!

Quinn’s mom loved the soft cream and blush tones we used for her newborn session and so we continued that for her 4 month session! I love these Petite Milestone sessions for anything under one year old. I have found that babies have about 15-20 happy minutes in between feeding and naps, so these little milestone sessions are perfect!

 

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My wonderful mother in law made this beautiful vintage lace outfit for me. It was absolutely to die for on sweet Quinn!

Look at those beautiful  baby blue eyes! That little tongue peeking out is pretty adorable too!

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This tiny bed from Rozzi Rayne is THE BEST PROP ever!

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We did a little bit of a different session for Quinn’s 8 month session since her family was moving to Colorado! They wanted to remember their home here in Greensboro, so instead of being in the studio I went to their home to capture some front porch style sessions!

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This session was so special! I am so glad that this beautiful family trusted me to capture such sweet moments in their lives! I was lucky enough to be able to photograph one last session – Quinn’s Cake Smash session! Keep an eye out for that blog post soon!

Greensboro Moms Must Have Baby Gear

Greensboro Moms Must Have Baby Gear – I remember being pregnant with my first son, I had no ideas what baby products I actually needed! Sure, I needed clothes, car seat, stroller, but what else was out there? Times have really changed since the last time I was pregnant. We have so many resources now that can help, but what advice is better than local moms?

So, I posted in one of my favorite local mom groups to find out some of the must have best baby products, and here is what local Greensboro moms told me!

Baby Carriers

The number one recommended product was a baby carrier! I personally could not have lived without one! I rarely used a stroller, but my Ergo was always with me! My boys are only 21 months a part, so I was always wearing one, and my husband usually the other! There are a ton of great wraps and carriers out there, but these were the top ones that were recommended!

Boba X

Ergo

Lillebaby

Sakura Bloom

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Baby Feeding Systems

The next top recommended items were breast pumps and formula! I know this was a big item I spent hours and hours researching when I was pregnant. Closed system, open system, what did it all mean? Would I even be able to nurse or would we end up formula feeding? Who really knows, but here is what local moms suggested!

Spectra Breast Pump

Kiinde Twist System

Haaka  Portable Breast Pump

Baby Brezza

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Sleep

Now, the next big thing! Sleep! New parents often show up to their newborn sessions ready to take a nap because their baby was up all night! That is completely normal! Trying to come up with a good routine and what baby likes is an on going task!

Swaddles

White Noise Machine

Baby Lounger

Dock a tot

Boppy Lounger

 

I hope that this helps your search for your must have baby products!

 

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Greensboro Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

Greensboro Lifestyle Newborn Photographer – I was so excited when Caroline reached out to me about a Lifestyle Newborn session for her newest addition, Boone! I first met Caroline at Wesleyan Preschool Academy where she was one of my oldest son’s preschool teachers! We stayed in touch after Preschool Graduation and I am so glad we did!

Caroline and I started planning Boone’s newborn session a few months before his due date. After much deliberation, we decided that a Greensboro Lifestyle Newborn session would be the best fit! With two older siblings and a super crafty dad, Caroline’s beautiful home was the perfect setting! She also decided to add on a posed petite session since Boone would likely be her last and she really wanted to capture everything!

Caroline’s home was absolutely stunning! It was the perfect blend of farmhouse and cozy, which made for the perfect backdrop for Boone’s session! My favorite room was the sunroom! There is just something about big windows and ship lap walls that is so beautiful!

Boone’s brother and sister we so sweet and were absolutely obsessed with their new baby!
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Boone’s dad is so amazing and handmade this beautiful moon crib! I loved showcasing it for his session and hope that he cherishes it as he grows up!

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See what I mean? Now, here are a few favorites from Boone’s Posed Petite Session!

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Burlington NC Newborn Photographer – Deanna

Burlington NC Newborn Photographer – If you saw Taleesha’s Maternity session, then you know what to expect! Deanna was absolutely perfect!

A question I get asked often is, are newborn sessions hard or easy? Its kind of a tough question to answer! I love newborns because they are so sweet and snuggle, they cannot run away, and they can usually be consoled one of three ways! Newborns take a different type of skill set that doesn’t require singing baby shark or if you’re happy and know it, over and over to get a good reaction (I’m looking at you One Year olds), but being extra patient while bouncing or patting baby’s bum after re-positioning for the 5th time in the same pose just to take one picture for the gallery! I’ve been specializing in newborns for almost 5 years now, and have learned quite a few tricks in the past few year to help the session go smoothly, whether baby is in the best spirits, or not!

Let’s get back to Deanna! I mean from the perfect cheeks and sleeping through most of her session, I could have photographed this gorgeous girl all day!

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Since her birthday is close to Valentines Day, we had to through in some sweetarts and pink!

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This little bed from Rozzi Rayne is a must have if you are a newborn photographer!

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