These sweet friends just welcomed their daughter Hallie into the world! We are so excited for them as they grow and learn and love this little baby girl! Congratulations Joel & Celeste!
Sean & Kaela are a special kind of wonderful. I had a lovely time taking their engagement pictures at Amelia Grove in New Bern, North Carolina. Their smiles were constant, and their joy was just infectious! I can't wait to return to this beautiful venue for their wedding next Spring! :)
Congratulations to Makayla for graduating from High School! Her family & I met in Downtown New Bern, North Carolina for her Senior Portrait Session on a perfect April evening just in time for the gorgeous wisteria to bloom along the Tryon Palace Visitor Center! :)
I got to reconnect with Daniel & Tianna 2 years after shooting their engagement session on this very beach! I am so excited for these two precious people to be parents! Here are a few of my favorites from their Atlantic Beach Maternity Session! :)
Hey Emily! Do you take Newborn Pictures?
I get this question a lot, and the answer is not a simple one! I DO shoot Newborn Sessions, & they take place in the comfort of your own home! I capture precious & natural interactions between Momma, Baby, Daddy, & Brother & Sister! Here's usually how the conversation goes:
When do we schedule our Newborn Lifestyle Session?
We try to schedule the session within the first 2 weeks of your little one's arrival, often on a weekday morning! You should try to schedule your session at least a month in advance!
What parts of my House need to be clean for this?
We will take the pictures in the rooms with the best light! We usually will take some in the nursery & on mom & dad's bed. If your living room has a good amount of natural light, we can shoot there too!
How is this different than a Studio Newborn Session?
A studio will provide you with gorgeous pictures of your sweet bean wrapped in beautiful fabrics, posed with props & backdrops. I bring nothing to the session other than myself & my gear. You're welcome to swaddle your baby & put her in a couple of different outfits, but I won't be dressing or posing her alone.
My focus is on the family and capturing your connection & love, so the pictures I take of Baby will be in the arms of a loved one. Take a look at some of my favorites from my most recent lifestyle newborn session below! If it's not your cup of tea, I do have someone I'd recommend at the bottom of this post! :)
OK, sounds good so far! So what is included in the price?
I will come to your home, and I'll be there for about an hour. I'll post a sneak peek in the next few days, and an online gallery of 50+ images will be delivered to your inbox in 2 weeks. You will be able to download high-resolution images as well as order prints, albums, canvases, etc. directly from my gallery site. Your online gallery will be active for 3 months before expiring, so you'll have plenty of time to download your images and complete any orders!
Be sure to check the "Prices" tab at the top of this page for current Family Session pricing. I require a 35% nonrefundable deposit to secure the date, and I'll send that to you through Square where you'll be able to pay via CC!
Lifestyle Newborn Session in New Bern, NC:
OK Em, these pictures are great, buuuut I think I'm looking more for Studio-Newborn Pictures. Who do you recommend?
Hey, that's ok -- I want you to have the pictures you've been dreaming of! For studio-style images, I would recommend Michelle Salsman in Downtown New Bern, NC. I've yet to meet her, but many friends have used her & her work is beautiful! :) Check out her website here: https://michellesalsmanphotography.com/
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