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Rustic Boy Cake Smash | Cody’s First Birthday Photography | Apex, NC

 

This adorable rustic boy cake smash session was designed for Cody for his first birthday photography session. With a rustic backdrop, no banner, a wooden cake stand and linen pants we were able to take this cake smash from an idea to a reality. Sometimes a boy’s cake smash is harder to pull together, so many times we stick with the color blue, or a sailor or nautical theme cake smash.

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Cody is beyond handsome. His brown hair and captivating brown eyes worked perfectly with the dark wood backdrop. The cuteness was even better those black suspenders. They were a little too big for him but I think that made it even cuter!

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At the start of his cake smash session, he was more interested in flirting with me and hamming it up for the camera…. and there are no complaints on this end with how it started. After he realized he had my undivided attention, he slowly started to dive into the smash cake.

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The cake was made by a local baker, Wendy’s Confections Cake Shop, located here in the Apex, NC area. I love the real leaves she included on the cake. This helped us bring a little color and a little more life to the cake smash session. Not only did she make a beautiful cake for this session but she also delivered the cake to help mommy out the morning of the session. I mean, who really wants to drive around with a beautiful cake and risk it tipping over before the session. This is a real struggle and I love that Wendy helps address the issue with this option.

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Cody ate quite a bit of his cake… and when he was all done, he let us know when he smiled big and crawled off the set. It was a clear sign that he was done. Luckily, mommy was able to enjoy the rest of the cake at home for dessert.

Bhulabhai Lifestyle Newborn Photography | Holly Springs, NC Photographer   | North Hills, Raleigh

Lifestyle newborn photography is such a beautiful way to document the arrival of a brand newborn baby. A lifestyle newborn photography session takes place in the comfort of your home. This is especially helpful for moms who crave staying home after the delivery and offers a photojournalistic/candid take on newborn photos rather than overly posed.

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There are so many benefits to having a lifestyle newborn photography session. One reason my clients choose a lifestyle session is because it can be much easier for first time parents who may feel reluctant to get out on the roads so soon after having a baby. The session is about an hour long, which is much shorter than a studio newborn session. This allows new parents to spend that additional time at home, as a family.

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Having an in home newborn photography session  tends to be easier for moms as well. They can feel less rushed and during the session, have more time to bond with their baby. It also gives us the opportunity to document that precious bonding time.

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A lifestyle newborn session tends to allow dads to feel more relaxed as well. After the arrival of a newborn there is a long list of things that have to get done…. including laundry, washing surfaces, running to the store to get supplies, and cooking. Having an in home session allows us to take photos in an order in which parents can still feel productive and can be more present in the moments.

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This session was so easy and we were able to get many pictures of mom and dad both with their brand new baby boy, many photos of just mommy and the baby as well as just photos of daddy and their handsome newborn baby.

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This lifestyle session was a photographers lighting dream. There was a ton of natural light in the baby’s nursery, which affords us balanced light to give us bright and vibrant colors. Additionally the room was all white.. which allows us to capture the contrast even better. I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did.

 

Baby Photographer Raleigh | Studio Baby Milestone Photography Session | Holly Springs, NC

I love being a baby photographer here in the Raleigh area! Especially when I get to work with the cutest babies in the area. Check out this cutie pie! He came into the studio for the first time for his 7 month baby session. He was in such  great mood and was so very happy for his session, he got to wear three outfits and we had several background changes.

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The navy blue backdrop was at the top of my list for favorite backgrounds for this session. The blue in the backdrop really made the blue in his captivating eyes even bluer… if that is even a word. Haha.

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My absolute favorite backdrop for this baby milestone session was the faux bed set up. He really liked it too. What was funny was as soon as he played down he started to get tired and sleepy. It is almost as if he knew that the set up was a bed. He could have totally fallen asleep right there in that spot… chances are that I would have kept photographing him and then just sat there and stared at him… and ALL of his cuteness.  But he didn’t get to sleep.

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This cute romper was adorable… especially with the “H” that was embroidered on it for his name, Henry. He was so comfy in that outfit.
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It’s standard to put a baby in a basket or bucket…. so we did just that. We put him in this basket that he fit into perfectly. He seemed pretty excited about being in it… can’t you tell by the smile on his face?
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I just loved working with Henry for this session. The best part is that I get to work with him again in just a couple of months for his 1st birthday and cake smash session.

 

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Extended Family Photographer | Raleigh NC | McCay Family

 

This session is from a  recent extended family photography session in Fuquay Varina, NC. Extended family portraits typically include an immediate family and grandparents, like it was for this lovely family session.

 

People tend to forget how important sessions like these are to have. Grandparents with their grandchildren…. there os no better gift for a grandparent that that. And no better gift for the grandchildren as well. I still hold on to the photos I have with my grandfather, and they are so very cherished.

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The family has a beautifully manicured lawn with beautiful light to work with. It was a little warm but not as warm as it had been for several days leading up to the session. Being able to photograph this family in the shade helped us out a lot. Being in the shade makes so much of a difference.
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We started the with just the granddaughters. We got some cute ones of them together and them separately. We also got the whole family that included grandparents. parents and children. On top of that we got shots of the grandparents and parents as well.

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This extended family session seemed to go by so quickly. I was so surprised to realize that we had run out of time. But the girls were so well behaved we were able to get all of the shots that we wanted to and then some. Lifestyle family photography Raleigh NCHolly Springs NC PhotographerHolly Springs NC Photographer

 

If you have been considering an extended family session, I would love to hear from you. These are some of life most beautiful moments and they really should be captured. Let me know if you have any questions.