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Kristen & James – Zoey – Raleigh In-Home Newborn Photographer

Hey friends!

I’m so excited to share another sweet baby with you! Zoey was born in November, and we had her in-home newborn session soon after. She ended up being fussy for some of the session despite our best efforts with timing the session when babies are typically happy – funny how newborns just have a mind of their own already, huh? – but I hope you’ll agree that we got some super sweet photos of her & her parents anyway! The laid-back nature of these sessions gives plenty of time for soothing & cuddling, as well as the practical stuff like nursing/feeding & diaper changes 🙂

Her mama Kristen decided to invest in The New Life Collection to capture her first year beautifully, so you can see their maternity session here, and there will be more sessions to come! We’ve already had an add-on 3-month session (babies change so much between just newborn & 3 months!), so that’ll arrive to the blog soon!

But first – enjoy these photos of sweet newborn Zoey.

Kristen, James, & baby Zoey

Raleigh In-Home Newborn Photographer

How cute is her elephant-themed nursery with grey, purple, & pink?! I’m a huge elephant lover myself, so I’m a little biased in loving this one!

Cuddly newborns are just my favorite – and look how tiny she was!

There’s something a little extra heartwarming about seeing parents soothe their little babies. I know it’s so hard when you’re in that position, you’re exhausted, & baby just won’t seem to get calm, but you know your baby best & they are often the happiest just resting in your trustworthy arms. Believe it or not, they’ll be toddlers squiggling out of your arms soon!

Little baby toes!

When we draw near the end of a newborn session & I know I’ve gotten enough photos for the family, I often feel like I could just stay for hours and keep capturing those sweet moments – but I have to peel myself away so y’all can get some rest!

I am so excited to share more of sweet Zoey soon – with her 3-month session! Spoiler alert – she was a happy camper & we got lots of smiles at that one 🙂

Kristen & James’ favorite photos from these sessions will be going in their keepsake album, which I’ll design for them after Zoey’s 1-year session! They’re also receiving prints & social media files with each session so they can enjoy the photos now and share them with friends & family.


If this sounds like an experience that would be the perfect fit for your family as you welcome a little one soon, check out more information about The New Life Collection and contact me today to get started!

Thank you, Kristen & James, for trusting me with these once-in-a-lifetime moments. And thank you, reader, for joining us here today!

If you’d like to see another sweet baby, check out Connor’s backyard 1-year-old session – or learn how to take adorable kissy photos of your baby with photos featuring my own little guy 😉

And – don’t forget to get in touch so we can freeze these special moments and get you heirloom-quality photo art of your family, too!

in light & love,