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Throwback Thursday: Olivia – Raleigh Newborn Photography

“Kelly photographed our daughter a few weeks after she was born and I could not have asked for a more special day. Kelly captured some very special memories and made my husband and I feel very comfortable. Kelly was very mindful of our time and extremely patient with our daughter and just took everything in stride. Our photos turned out perfect and we have so many displayed around the house! Thanks for a great day Kelly!!” – Marissa

Hi y’all! Happy Throwback Thursday!

Today’s a special one, because it marks my first day back at Hope Charter Leadership Academy teaching Spanish! I taught Spanish there the year before last for 20 hours/week, and I love those people so much that we worked it out for me to be back teaching Spanish just one day a week this year. It’s super part-time and allows me to focus on photography full-time, but it helps us out financially and it feels like going home when I step back into the building. 🙂 I started working there less than 12 hours into living in Raleigh two years ago, so it’s an important place for me! 

Today I’m introducing you to Olivia, which is such appropriate timing! Her mom Marissa and I worked together at HCLA until she went on maternity leave. I was happy to continue our friendship with the help of photography after that!  

Olivia – Raleigh Newborn Photography

I had the joy of photographing Olivia for newborn, 6 month, and 1 year photos, and it’s been incredible watching her grow and spending time with her family during these important milestone moments! 



This is what I love. I’ve crafted the New Life Collection so that I can capture and share your baby’s growth across his or her precious first year of life, so that you have prints and a photo book to look back on these memories forever, and so that I am able to selfishly sneak in and live small moments of this tender time with you. 

Today’s post holds Olivia’s newborn photos, with her 6 month photos and 1 year photos to come in future posts! Enjoy!

Don’t you love the mohawk hair she had at that time? 🙂 



This hippo hooded towel just highlights her cuteness even more!



Tiny toes <3 



Thank you Marissa & Jon for letting me step into these moments with Olivia with you!

Keep an eye out for Olivia’s 6 month & 1 year sessions so you can watch her grow with me <3

Also check out Monday’s photo art feature about photo books, if you haven’t yet – these books come included with the New Life Collection and are a beautiful way to showcase photos from a single session or wedding, or photos across time! If you’d like to see a compilation of photos over time, see my post all about Jessica & Ben‘s engagement, wedding, maternity session, and newborn session! 

Enjoy your weekend, everyone!

In light & love,

in light & love,