Amy Fansler Photography | Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, Apex, Raleigh Photographer Specializing in Family and Newborn Photography » Maternity, Newborn, Family, and Senior Photographer based out of Fuquay-Varina, NC

Oh little Claire.  She was almost a month old when this session happened, and that is another reason why Lifestyle Newborn Story Sessions are awesome.  By “typical” newborn studio standards, babies need to be under 12 days old in order to achieve the naked, posed positions that you see all over the internet.  I use to do these sessions, and they would take up to 3 hours to try and have these perfect positioned babies.. only to have the baby poop, pee, or cry and you have to start all over.  It just isn’t real life.  But, Claire’s mom really wanted some more posed-type shots but did not care for the naked baby type of posing.  I’d say we nailed it…thanks to a pretty chill baby and an 80 degree+ home (we were alllll sweating..haha).  And I have to admit, I do love her in these pink set ups.  She is just too cute! 🙂  Since we did this session at their home, it was an easy way to grab a family shot outside perfect for their Christmas cards 🙂  Welcome home, Claire.  Here is a bit of her story:

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I enjoyed learning about this family’s birth story with their sweet third child.  Cleft palate can be difficult to handle with a newborn who wants to eat all the time but has to eat in such small increments.  While we were shooting, his mom was telling me about the different surgeries he will have to have to repair it and how soon the doctors will do them.  It was so fascinating, but also a little scary to think of the bumpy road ahead for him.  He is one super sweet boy, and already loved so much by his older siblings.  I hope I can catch up with them in the future and get an update on his progress!  Until then, here is a little glimpse into their newborn story: mom feeding holding wrapping newborn on bedin home session newborn with siblingslifestyle session siblings on bed newborncleft palate newborn sessionmom and dad holding newborn near windownewborn family session on beddad kissing newborn and siblingslifestyle newborn nurserylifestyle newborn in crib wrappednewborn cleft palate in basket wrapped mom holding newborn

The L Family’s Story

At the beginning of the session, I was talking about how their little girl had the same due date as one of my other clients.  The mom exclaimed, “oh that’s my friend!  We were texting about what to wear at our sessions!”  They both had a boy and a girl already and expecting their third child.  Neither delivered on the due date, but they both got sweet babes out of it! {their friend’s session will be blogged soon!}  How crazy is that?!  One thing that I love about in home lifestyle sessions is being able to capture the sweet moments between siblings and their new baby brother/sister.  Not to mention, I always try to make sure I get some candid shots of older siblings since they are a part of the story too!  This family was a dream to work with, and I loved their light and airy home!  Congrats, L Family on your new addition!

Ahoy Carter! How cute is his nautical nursery?! This sweet boy spent his first two weeks on Earth in the NICU for a rare condition affecting his digestive tract.  After a few surgeries, lots of pin pricks, and tons of love, he is now at home and expected to thrive as normal.  His NICU necklace is just a reminder of all the battles he had to endure at such a young age.  This little fighter is already loved by his big sister who is ready to read him some books and play with his toys.   I was a bit jealous that she even has a pretend Starbucks coffee cup she was pretending to drink during our session. Ha!  The joys of lifestyle newborn session is capturing those surprise moments when siblings want to be a part of the action.  I always encourage parents to just let the session run as a normal day-in-the-life would… and sometimes they are some of my favorite images! Enjoy!