NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY IN RALEIGH, NC

Capturing the tiny toes and cozy cuddles

You've got butterflies in your stomach - or is that the baby?

You're folding the tiniest little socks and decorating the nursery, imagining the sweetest snuggles that will happen there soon.

Life with a newborn will have its share of ups and downs, and your one constant amid all the changes & emotions is the fierce love you find for your new little babe.

But what they say is true - These moments are fleeting, and the pace at which your newborn grows and changes in the first few months will astonish you.

Let's freeze time so you'll always remember these tiny toes and cozy cuddles. 

LET'S CAPTURE YOUR NEWBORN

“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. She 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 & Jon

The Details

Lifestyle family and newborn photography, simplified

Newborn session preparation guide

Wardrobe guide

In-home lifestyle newborn photo session around 1-2 hours

Shareable online viewing gallery

Home delivery of finished artwork

Personal touch-points (consultation, wardrobe planning, photo reveal & ordering session)

And all the behind-the-scenes work like professional photo editing and artwork design, preparation, & ordering!

Our experience together is inclusive of the photo session itself and selection of heirloom artwork to enjoy your photos. The newborn session creative fee of $225 includes:

Artwork for your home starts at $400, and most clients spend upward of $1200 for their newborn artwork investment. Digital files are available pending your artwork purchase.

Ultimately, the overall investment in your photography experience & tangible ways to enjoy your photos will depend on the artwork you choose to enjoy in your home and share with others. Full pricing details will be shared during your complimentary consultation.

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My mama-to-mama

promise

to you

I am so honored to join you during these precious moments! Newborn sessions are quiet & peaceful, and carving out this time to cuddle up together can help you bond without worrying about trying to get anything else done. The guidance I send you ahead of time helps us choose a session time when baby will be sleepy & content. Yes - crying happens, diaper changes happen, and sometimes we take nursing/bottle breaks. I'm not there to interrupt any semblance of rhythm you've built as a family so far, but rather to document the new life you're building together and capture all the snuggles so you'll remember them forever.

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the Light Creative experience

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Complimentary
Consultation

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session
planning

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portrait
session

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photo reveal
& ordering

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artwork
delivery

I’ll assist you along each step of the process so you and your family are confident in your wardrobe choices, feel calm & have fun during our session, and receive heirloom artwork that fits your specific needs in a seamless way.

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Looking for a photo experience that captures key moments across baby's whole first year of life?

LEARN ABOUT THE NEW LIFE COLLECTION

frequently asked questions

FAQ

What if my little one or older kids aren’t well behaved during the session? 

I know we always want our little ones to be on their best behavior, but I want you to let ME worry about your kids during the session. You get a break for once! 

Please do your best to keep smiling and remain calm, and your kids will often feed off your energy. Our sessions aren’t about bribery or manipulation to get the photos we want - they’re about having fun, rolling with the punches, and making the most out of the energy your kids have! That goes for family sessions and newborn sessions alike.

As a former K-12 educator and toddler mama myself, I’m well-versed in connecting with kiddos of all ages and incorporating little activities to bring out their amazing personalities. We’ll often change poses/types of interactions if a child isn’t into it so we can keep it playful and get great images that reflect this time in your lives beautifully.

Can I get digital files along with the heirloom artwork? 

I believe that my job isn’t done until I’ve provided you with a finished product so that you can quickly and easily enjoy your photos in your home.

Because of this, my primary goal for our experience together is to create beautiful heirloom artwork that you’ll be able to enjoy in your home soon after our session and one day pass on to your kids. Those tangible artwork pieces are what we focus on first! I also know how important it is to be able to use your photos online & share them with friends & family that way, so digital files are included when you reach a certain artwork order amount. We’ll chat about details during our consultation, but don’t hesitate to ask for clarification beforehand if you’d like. I want to make sure you can enjoy these moments for years to come.

That being said, some digital files are included with the New Life Collection! Please see details here.

When will we get to see the photos?

Our photo reveal & ordering appointment will typically take place 1-2 weeks after the session. This is when you get to see the photo proofs for the first time, and I’ll walk you through choosing your favorite images and putting together your order so that all you have to do afterward is excitedly wait for artwork delivery day! 

Artwork will be hand-delivered to you within 2-6 weeks of this appointment, depending on the amount of design work needed and current turnaround times with my professional printing lab.

Is Light Creative LGBTQ+ friendly? 

Absolutely! I welcome people of all different backgrounds - sexual orientation and gender identity included. Please know that I value you, honor you, and love you exactly as you are.

Let’s capture your family so you can cherish these joy-filled moments forever.

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