Baby A | Sneads Ferry Newborn Photographer

This little family is immersed in those exciting (and exhausting) times of first baby parenthood. I remember those days (not long ago) were a total blur so it’s especially nice for me to document those moments for families. Baby A was 8 weeks at the time of the photo session and wasn’t wanting to sleep except in her mothers arms. So we improvised and had a lot of fun being awake! As mom and dad looked on, little A flashed me some sweet smiles and shot me some very curious looks when she heard my camera shutter click.

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N Family Session | Topsail Island Family Photographer

It’s mid November and it’s STILL beautiful at the beach! We had to reschedule this shoot a few times but it was worth it for this beautiful sunset we got! The light was perfect and the kids were in great moods. Perfect combination! Mom and dad even got some romantic pictures in, too. Who says fall has to be all about leaves?Wilmington-family-photographer-36Wilmington-newborn-family-photographer-37Wilmington-newborn-family-photographer-35Wilmington-newborn-family-photographer-36Wilmington-family-photographer-42Wilmington-family-photographer-43Wilmington-family-photographer-44Wilmington-family-photographer-41Wilmington-family-photographer-39Wilmington-family-photographer-37Wilmington-family-photographer-38Wilmington-family-photographer-40Wilmington-newborn-family-photographer-34Wilmington-newborn-family-photographer-33————

D Family Session | Wilmington Family Photographer

We really wanted to use these local trails as a background for our shoot but the weather being so warm kept all the mosquitos out so we had to reschedule. Finally,  it was cool enough to where they didn’t bother us. Thank goodnes! These sweet boys had a blast running around in the woods. We took a nice walk and ended up walking across a pretty bridge. The pond reflected all the fall colors and made the wait for this location all worthwhile.

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K Family Session | Wilmington Family Photographer

This family of 7 chose a secret location for their photo session. I had always wanted to shoot an ICW waterfront so this was a real treat for me! We rode over to the location in their golf cart!

Large families can be challenging, especially this one since the kids have a wide range of ages between them. It was a great learning experience for me but also they made it pretty easy! We all enjoyed the sunset there and even the more quiet kids warmed up to the camera pretty quickly.

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Hampstead NC Simple Newborn Photography | Baby L

This was a new experience for me. I had photographed newborns before, but this time I was trying a more natural and simple newborn photography style. No props, no hats or baskets or bright colored backgrounds. I wanted to really capture the purity of a newborn with a clean white background and some neutral colored wraps. In the beginning of the session baby L wasn’t in the mood to sleep so I took some of her bonding with mom and some closeups of her face, hands and tiny feet. Once she was asleep we got some sweet shots of her dreaming away.

Hampstead NC Simple Newborn Photography | Baby L

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Wilmington-newborn-family-photographer-20 Are you drawn to a more natural and simple style of newborn photography? Contact me and let’s chat about how I can document these special moments in your life!

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I'm Erika and I am a maternity, newborn, and family photographer based near Wilmington, NC. I use only available natural light to capture authentic and beautiful images that show the magic of childhood and the love between parents and children. Click on my photo to learn more about me or contact me, I'd love to get to know you!

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