Greensboro NC Family Photographer – Jenifer Howard Studios

Imagine in 20 years you are going through your old photo albums from when your children were young. You come across a photo that makes your heart beat faster and tears start to flow. Your sweet little ones doing one of their cute, quirky little things that really show off their personality. You remember how shy they were at that age, or how expressive they were with there hands. Maybe every time something was good or awesome, they gave you two thumbs up. All of those sweet memories come flooding back in an instant from just ONE photo.

I know, that getting that perfect portrait is important. You know the one, where everyone is looking and smiling! I have discovered though, that the more FUN you have during your photo session, the more real emotion you get! Sometimes it requires everyone singing “Let It Go”, playing peek a boo or tag, or having a big family cuddle.  The goal of each session is to capture just that!

I loved working with these three gorgeous kiddos! Of course, I am slightly biased since I am their aunt! When my Sister In Law asked me to take a couple portraits so she could update her walls I was more than happy to get these cuties in front of the camera! I don’t have many nieces, so to get to photograph and play with two of them was extra special! Arlie Mae was a doll! Everytime I see her, I cant get enough of her gorgeous curls! Then of course there is Case, who is as silly as they come! I cant believe how big he is now! Then lastly, sweet baby Annie! I mean, c’mon. Can you even handle all of her cuteness?!?!

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Jenifer Howard Studios is a Newborn and Baby Photographer near Greensboro NC

There is something to be said about a baby in a fuzzy bear hat. I don’t know what it is exactly, but something about it is THE MOST ADORABLE thing! I mean, Can you even handle how stinkin’ adorable!?!

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Baby Madison was so amazing for her session. I collaborated with the fabulous Art By Ashley Photography, another local Greensboro Newborn Photographer, on this session so that we could have some fun and perfect some poses. Madison fell asleep almost instantly after I swaddled her. She loved being all cozy and warm! I love starting my sessions out with the “potato sack” pose. It is not only adorable, but since the babies are swaddled, they usually fall into a nice deep sleep so we can continue with the session.

The fun thing about collaborating with another newborn photographer is that they know all the “tricks” of the trade! There are so many little tiny details that go into posing newborns, so working with someone who was doing exactly what I was thinking was pretty amazing!  Especially when, for a couple brief minutes, Madison preferred being awake. Ashley and I would take turns brushing our hands softly over her eyes and nose so she would close her eyes for just a second while one of us grabbed the shot.

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I had been dying to use this gorgeous vintage quilt layer from Twine & Lace! I love how it coordinated perfectly with

Ashley’s Lavender Red Owl wrap and my wool layering piece from Ababa Baby!

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Just when you thought that fuzzy bear hats couldnt get any cuter, I give you, vintage lace baby bear hat!

Bear hat from Baby in Vogue

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Melissa contacted me in January to inquire about booking a  session. Melissa and her beautiful family live in Indiana, but would be traveling to the Phoenix area in the spring and wanted to get some family photos while they were in town. They wanted what all of my Local Clients didn’t, a gorgeous desert backdrop! It’s so funny how when we are surrounded by lush green, the desert seems so open and beautiful! On the contrary, when we are surrounded by brown dirt, all you want to see is some big, gorgeous trees! I was happy to oblige her desert request! We decided to head out to the White Tank Mountain area, and I’m glad we did! It was one of my favorite locations in the area.

The day of their session was Perfect! March in the desert is prime time for beautiful flowers! Everything is alive and blooming after a very short and mild winter. The Dulin Family couldn’t have chosen a better time to visit! If they had come a few weeks later, the weather would have heated up significantly! We had an amazing time doing a little bit of hiking and taking in the beautiful scenery around us. Their daughter wasn’t too interested in photos after the first 15 minutes, which is pretty typical for little ones. I wanted to distract her from the actual camera so we played, sang songs, and gave her a few snacks. My tricks definitely worked, because we were able to capture some amazing images of her!

I loved the bright colors they chose for their session. They were perfect for spring! Florals are such a hot trend right now, and Melissa looked absolutely gorgeous in her dress! I loved that she paired her patterned dress with two different solids for her husband and daughter to wear.

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Kernersville Photographer – The Studio. One of the things I was saddest about moving here to Greensboro, was that I was going to be losing my beautiful studio space! We had moved into our last house with my studio in mind and I loved it! It had the perfect amount of space for my sessions, as well as a nice sitting area for clients. It helped define the shooting area and allowed parents to sit back and relax. The old studio is definitely missed, but I am excited for the new space and how it is coming together!

I am currently in living in a space where we cant make many changes (new flooring for example), but I was able to convert the formal living room into a studio space. Creating a pretty and functional space can be quite the challenge! Especially when you have an abundance of props! It was a “challenge” accepted moment, and so far, I’m happy with the results! As my business starts to grow here, I’m sure I will be making changes, but for now, I’m loving how my little space is turning out!

 

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I love flokati rugs! They give great texture to photos and make the subject pop!

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A couple of my favorite props are up on this shelf, which one is your favorite?

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I think this reclaimed wood ladder is my favorite piece in the studio! I am a slightly obsessed with wraps. Newborns LOVE to be swaddled, so why not let them while being wrapped in different textures and fabrics! Kernersville Photographer - Jenifer Howard Studios

Neutral layers = LOVE!

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My space is small, so to save on room, I opted out of the standard newborn posing bean bag and created this perfect sized posing table!

It folds up nice and neat to allow for easy clean up and movability during the session.

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All of my bonnets are made with extra soft yarn, so your baby is comfortable! I also have a collection of newborn outfits that are made to fit all the tiny features of newborn babies.

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You will have access to my tieback collection. I have found that simple tiebacks with small bows or flowers allow the focus to remain on baby!

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My fabric collection is always growing. I love getting different colors and textures for all those sweet bean bag poses!

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Greensboro NC Baby Photography – I love being able to capture the miracle of  a growing belly to a newborn baby. It is so crazy to imagine how much babies grow and develop during those 9 months! Whitney contacted me during her 2nd trimester for maternity and newborn photos. This was her 3rd baby, and her first boy! She somehow kept that they were expecting a boy a surprise from everyone!

Her maternity session went fantastic, she looked radiant and the sunset and desert backdrop was perfect! You can view her gorgeous maternity session here! The weeks went by and the holidays passed, and soon Baby Lukas had arrived!! We had talked about incorporating some planes and pilot gear into his newborn session since his Dad is a pilot. He, unfortunately wasnt a big fan of being on his belly, and only lasted one shot on the airplane photo, but he totally rocked his Baby Pilot set! His dad was taking care of his sisters during that part of the session, and Whitney messaged me after they received the images that he was in LOVE with the photo and couldn’t wait to show all of his pilot buddies! 🙂

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Look how precious baby Lukas looks all bundled up and holding his Daddy’s wings! I love being able to incorporate special and meaningful items into newborn sessions, even if its something small. Whether it be wings, wedding rings, a special hat or quilt, they make the image and will make you cherish the photo even more in 50 years.

Here are some more of my favorite images from Lukas’s session.

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Isn’t he so sweet all bundled up and snuggled with his mom and dad! <3

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