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Raleigh, North Carolina

Lifestyle newborn and family photography with heirloom artwork 

Capturing those precious, fleeting moments of newborns and families

...through joy-filled portrait artwork that you can treasure for a lifetime.

From the moment they’re born, you want to freeze time and savor each moment.

While we can’t keep them little forever, we can document the love and joy your family shares at each stage of their life so you can treasure these memories forever.



Capture the tiny toes and cozy cuddles

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

Session preparation guide & wardrobe guide

Home delivery of finished artwork

...and more



Document your family’s joy-filled moments


the New Life Collection

Savor baby’s first year from belly to birthday


What moments are we capturing together?

Lifestyle family photo session up to 1 hour

Session preparation guide & wardrobe guide

Home delivery of finished artwork

...and more

Maternity, newborn, 6-month, & 1-year sessions

Keepsake album and select digital files for social media

Home delivery of finished artwork after each session

...and more

“Thank you Kelly for a fantastic experience and amazing product!! 30 seconds before Kelly was going to put our kids in position, I accidentally hit my 7-year-old in the nose with my arm and the tears started flowing. Somehow, Kelly had him in position and laughing like crazy within 2 mins. Amazing! The Christmas cards were unbelievable, the quality was amazing, the ornaments have been a hit, and we just love our photo box! Well worth every penny!”

- Colleen & Doug

My Promise to You

I promise to provide you with beautiful artwork that freezes a moment of time for your family in a genuine way.

At Light Creative, I not only help you capture the true essence of your family through documentary & lifestyle photography, but I also provide you with tangible keepsakes you can treasure forever through the highest quality heirloom artwork.

Our sessions together are laid-back and focused on your real life. My clients typically find that their favorite photos from our sessions are the ones that capture those real life moments - the newborns snuggling up to their mama, the toddlers running & jumping around with the best smiles, and the parents trying to keep up and soak it all in. Your photos will showcase the love your family shares and capture your kids’ authentic personalities so you’re brought back to this moment in time weeks, months, and years from now when you look back on the photos beautifully displayed around your home.


the Light Creative experience








photo reveal
& ordering



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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frequently asked questions


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 a 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.

“Kelly is compassionate, personable, and encouraging. She does a wonderful job of helping make preparation for the session, and the session itself, as stress-free as possible. As someone who does not like being in front of the camera, I appreciate how comfortable she makes me feel. Every year, we get a canvas to hang on the wall. This past year, we also got an heirloom album. Our girls have loved looking at it and reminiscing over how much fun they had. They can’t wait for the next session!”

- Alison & Aaron

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