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Jessica & Ben – Connor’s 1-Year-old Photo Session – Raleigh Newborn & Family Photographer

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Jessica & Ben are two of my longest clients & friends. They were the first ones to call me their “family photographer” as I’ve captured all their major life moments from engagement & wedding, to maternity & newborn for their first son, to the New Life Collection with their second son. As soon as they said “our family photographer,” I knew I wanted more of that! I love being your go-to gal to capture all of life’s special moments. Recently I’ve fallen even more in love with maternity, newborn, & family photos, and I’m so excited to be pursuing that in a more focused way as I freeze these special moments in time for more young families!

If you’re meeting Jessica & Ben for the first time, don’t miss their maternity session while Connor was in Jess’s belly and Connor’s newborn session! The New Life Collection typically includes maternity, newborn, 6-month, and 1-year sessions, but we skipped his 6-month session due to COVID – so we’ll be adding on an 18-month session in April to make up for it 🙂 So excited to see them again and document how much more sweet Connor has grown – and Hudson, too!

Jessica & Ben

Connor’s 1-Year-old Photo Session

Raleigh Newborn & Family Photographer


We had their 1-year session in October at their house, and it was nice enough outside that we hung out in the backyard & took a little walk down the street! (See those at the end of the post!) They also just happened to have a golden “1” balloon for Connor’s small birthday celebration, & it was the perfect opportunity to get some cute birthday baby photos with that!

Having these milestone baby sessions with older siblings is so fun, because we get to see how they’ve grown since our last session together, too! I’ll link some more photo sessions with big brother Hudson at the end of the post 🙂

What a happy little boy <3 And the baby overalls just complement his cuteness so well!

We paused in the driveway while Ben was talking to a neighbor, but you should know my camera doesn’t stop for the natural moments 🙂

The New Life Collection currently comes with premium prints of your favorite photos with each session, so Jess & Ben received their prints and also ordered Christmas cards with photos from this session! We’ll put together their keepsake album with photos from Connor’s first year (and a half!) of life after their 18-month session next month, and I’m so excited that they’ll have a book of precious family photos they’ll always enjoy looking through and reminiscing.


Thank you so much, Jess & Ben, for your constant support & allowing me to capture so many special moments in your life!

And thank you, dear reader, for joining us here today! If you’d like to see more photos of Hudson as a bitty baby, check out the photos in their “photography over time” post and a mom & me session!

Stay tuned as I continue catching up on sharing sessions from last fall, and contact me today to chat about capturing this time for your own family!

Talk to y’all soon 🙂

in light & love,