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Scarlett – 5 Days New {New Bern Newborn Photographer}

I first met Scarlett’s mom and dad when I photographed mom in all her pregnant glory for her maternity session. We met in downtown New Bern for that, and it was a lovely afternoon. Mom warned me then that Scarlett would arrive before her due date, and mom was right! How many times have I told my own daughter that – mom is always right! 🙂

I was delighted when I got to meet the family again, this time a family of three. I headed to their home in New Bern for a newborn photography session. It fell on Scarlett’s fifth day of life, my absolute favorite day to photograph a newborn. There is something magical about day number five. I don’t know what it is, but I know I always have great newborn sessions with five-day-old babies!

So without further ado, meet Scarlett!

Scarlett {New Bern Newborn Photographer}

Scarlett {New Bern Newborn Photographer}

Scarlett {New Bern Newborn Photographer}

Scarlett {New Bern Newborn Photographer}

Scarlett {New Bern Newborn Photographer}

Welcome to the world, little Scarlett!

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Ava – 12 Days New {Jacksonville Newborn Photographer}

Little baby Ava was beautiful from day one when her momma sent me a picture of her from the hospital to let me know Ava had arrived. And she was still just as precious when I finally got her in front of my camera 12 days later.

Ava - 12 Days New {Jacksonville Newborn Photographer}

Ava - 12 Days New {Jacksonville Newborn Photographer}

Ava - 12 Days New {Jacksonville Newborn Photographer}

For already being the ripe old age of 12 days, Ava was a great sleeper. What? You didn’t know 12 days was old? 🙂 Ok, so that’s probably only the case in newborn photography. I usually prefer to photograph babies when they’re between 5 and 10 days, before they’re sleep patterns start to change. But Ava didn’t let on that she was older than that and slept soundly for most of her newborn photography session. What a dream!

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Welcome to this wonderful world, baby Ava!

Ava - 12 Days New {Jacksonville Newborn Photographer}

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Mom-to-be Andrea {New Bern Maternity Photographer}

Andrea and her husband are expecting their first baby very soon, and we wanted to catch this glowing mom-to-be in all her radiance before the little one arrived. So we met up in downtown New Bern for a beautiful maternity session in the colonial capital of North Carolina.

New Bern Maternity PhotographyI love all the brick backdrops you can find in our quaint little town. They make for perfect photo session settings. And it’s also on the water, where the Neuse and Trent Rivers meet, just adding to the charm for this maternity photography session.

New Bern Maternity Photography

New Bern Maternity Photography

This little one will be here before we know it! Congratulations to the happy parents-to-be.

New Bern Maternity Photography

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Meet the “S” Family – {New Bern Family Photographer}

“You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.” ~ Desmond Tutu

The “S” family – complete with a high school senior and a soon-to-be kindergartener – met me at Creekside Park for a New Bern family photography session. This location oozes rustic, woodsy and natural, just what mom was looking for as a backdrop for this fabulous session! Really, I mean, how awesome is this family!

S Family - New Bern Family Photography Session

This little girl just kept me laughing throughout the entire session. She has so much personality and spunk! She is also a pro already in front of a camera. How cute is she?

S Family - New Bern Family Photography Session

S Family - New Bern Family Photography Session

Her older sister is also a natural in front of the camera. These two sisters made my job easy on this day. And they are just so beautiful together!

S Family - New Bern Family Photography Session

Here’s a peek at just a couple more pictures from this amazing New Bern family photo session!

S Family - New Bern Family Photography Session

S Family - New Bern Family Photography Session

Thanks so much, “S” Family, for making this such a fun and easy afternoon!

 

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Mason – 7 days new {Greenville Newborn Photographer}

So as I was photographing adorable little Zoe’s newborn photo session at her home in Stantonsburg, her cousin had just been welcomed into the world at the hospital! So one week later, and just a few doors down from Zoe’s home, I arrived to photograph her cousin, Mason. This charming, little boy was one week old and what a sleeper! Check out this cutie.

Mason - 7 days new {Greenville Newborn Photographer}

Mason - 7 days new {Greenville Newborn Photographer}

Mason - 7 days new {Greenville Newborn Photographer}Mason’s big brother even agreed to join in on a couple of the pictures!

Mason - 7 days new {Greenville Newborn Photographer}Mason - 7 days new {Greenville Newborn Photographer}Mason - 7 days new {Greenville Newborn Photographer}What fun photographing cousins just a week apart. Something tells me they’ll grow up to be best friends!

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