Families

Newborns, Families, lifestyle

Home Newborn Photography Session Raleigh NC | Maddox Family

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This at-home newborn session was food for my soul.  I photographed Tiffany and her husband while she was pregnant with baby Jack, and photographing a maternity session always make the newborn session all the more special to me, mainly because I already have a relationship and connection with the parents.   I just love getting to see them transition from the phase of waiting to that sweet and sacred newborn phase, and this time was no different. 

I so enjoyed getting to know this sweet family and documenting this incredibly special time in their lives.  Enjoy just a few favorites from their home newborn photography session!

Jamie Vinson is a newborn photographer serving Raleigh NC and surrounding areas (Wake Forest, Apex, Cary, Chapel Hill and Durham).  She specializes in natural and simple newborn photography that focuses on the connection between you and your new baby.  For more information regarding booking a session, inquire here.

 

 

Families

Raleigh Lifestyle Family Photographer | The DeLormes

Dream session, dream clients. 

First of all Melissa is a ridiculously talented photographer, so when she asked ME to take her family photos I was all like WHO ME?  It's super flattering when other photographers ask you to take photos for them, and it also adds a touch more pressure than normal - kind of like cooking dinner for a famous chef, ya know?  Anyways, this family was/is a complete delight and I had so much fun hanging with them at their house for a while, and venturing to an outdoor location for a few portraits.  It's basically how I would plan every family photography session to go.  Everyone feels more relaxed in their own home (1 year olds included!) and I just love capturing families in their home environment.  And then once we've warmed everyone up a bit we go outside and get some lovely outdoor images as well.  Best.of.both.worlds. 

Enjoy a few favorites from my time spent with this adorable family!

Jamie Vinson is a wedding and lifestyle family photographer residing in Raleigh NC, and serving clients in Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Cary and beyond.  She specializes in creating intimate, emotional images and turning those images into treasured family heirlooms through fine art prints and artisan albums.  Contact Jamie here or at jamie@jamievinsonphotography.com

Newborns, Families

Raleigh Newborn Photographer | Baby Zinnia

At the beginning of every at-home lifestyle newborn session I take a few minutes to walk around my clients' homes to look for interesting spots with beautiful light to use for the session.  Let's just say that when I saw this window seat with the gorgeous light pouring in, I almost squealed with delight. 

Jess & Erin are dear friends and I was beyond honored to come take photos of them as a new family of three after their sweet daughter was born.  I've known Jess since we were kids and I've never seen this wonderful woman as happy as she is now.  She and Erin are a perfect match for each other, and I know they are going to be the most wonderful parents.  I can't wait to watch this little baby girl grow. 

Jamie Vinson is a wedding and lifestyle family photographer residing in Raleigh NC, and serving clients in Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Cary and beyond.  She specializes in creating intimate, emotional images and turning those images into treasured family heirlooms through fine art prints and artisan albums.  Contact Jamie here or at jamie@jamievinsonphotography.com

Children, Families, lifestyle

Raleigh Family Photographer | Hoskins Lifestyle Family Session

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Twin parents never fail to amaze me.  Jessie and Sean are no different; these two just have it together.  They are totally dominating this whole two babies at once thing.  Me?  I'd probably be rocking in a corner somewhere - one at a time was hard enough for me!  Not these guys though, during our short time together for this session I saw them feed them, change them, play with them, put them down for naps, (basically, you know, all the things) and they were totally cool the whole time, even with me there with my camera snapping away.

I'm lucky enough to call these two people friends, and so this session meant all the more to me.  I'm completely in love with their twin boys and can't wait to see them again so I can give them a snuggle.  Thank you Jessie and Sean for making this lifestyle family session so easy and so wonderful!  Enjoy a few favorites from our time together!

Jamie Vinson is a wedding and lifestyle family photographer residing in Raleigh, NC, and serving Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Wake Forest, and surrounding areas.  She specializes in creating beautiful images filled with genuine emotion, and preserving them in fine art albums and prints.  Inquire today to book a session!

Children, Couples, Families, Maternity

Sunset Maternity Family Photography Raleigh | Kennedy Family

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I love maternity sessions that include the whole family, it's a last chance to document life as you know it before you welcome another beautiful little soul to your family.  You'd never know from the gorgeous warm light we were shooting in, but this sunset maternity family session took place on a super chilly evening in Spring.  We were having unseasonably warm weather up until the day of the session, so it surprised us all when it turned downright cold!  This incredible family toughed it out though, and I'm so glad they did.  What we ended up with were some heartfelt, authentic and beautiful images of this family of three (soon to be four!).

 

Jamie Vinson is a wedding and lifestyle family, newborn and maternity photographer residing in Raleigh, North Carolina.  She serves Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Cary and beyond.  Jamie specializes in creating authentic images in beautiful light, and preserving those images in custom artwork that can be treasured and passed down to future generations.

Couples, Families

Raleigh Family Photographer | Moore Family

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Can you even believe how adorable this family is?  I can't.  I had the pleasure of doing a lifestyle newborn session with them when baby Ada was born, and it's totally one of my favorite sessions to date.  So I was clearly pumped when they wanted to do another family photography session.  This family is a pleasure to photograph not only because they are beautiful inside and out, but also because of how much they LOVE each other.  Even the short amount of time I've spent with them was enough to really get a sense of how this family loves on one another, and its beautiful.

I'll always try to get parents to take a second and get a shot with just the two of them, if for no other reason than to honor the love that started the story of their family in the first place.  These two were more than willing to steal away for a second to love on each other, and let me tell you, they heated it up just as much as any newlywed couple I've photographed.

So yeah, I could just take pictures of this family all day.  Anytime my families show up ready to just have fun and love on each other it makes for a magical session, and this one was no exception.    Enjoy a couple faves from my time spent with this sweet, sweet family of four.

Session Location: The JC Raulston Arboretum

Jamie Vinson is a lifestyle wedding, family, newborn and maternity photographer residing in Raleigh, NC.  She specializes in creating beautiful images filled with authentic emotion, and then turning those images into heirloom art pieces to be enjoyed for generations.  To inquire, contact her here or at jamie@jamievinsonphotography.com

Children, Families, lifestyle

Lifestyle Family Photographer - 6 Month Milestone Session - Baicy

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Lifestyle Family Session - Raleigh NC

In-home family lifestyle sessions are my jam.  I LOVE photographing families in the place where they are most comfortable - it makes for an easy going and fun session and as an added bonus produces some beautiful and authentic images.  Even though I might tell you to cozy up in a corner on the floor next to a window, which could seem weird, you're gonna have to trust me.  It'll be good.  Promise.

This family is so dear to my heart, so the fact that they asked me to document these first milestones in their daughter's life is beyond an honor for me.  I've watched my friend transition into motherhood so effortlessly, and little Evie is just a delight.  It was really hard to narrow down my favorites for this blog post - but here are my favorite picks from Evie's 6 month milestone session: Jamie Vinson is a lifestyle family, newborn and maternity photographer residing in Raleigh, NC and serving clients across the state and beyond.  For more information or to book a lifestyle family session with Jamie, contact her here.

Families, lifestyle, Newborns

Lifestyle Newborn Photography Raleigh NC | Moore Family

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Traditional newborn photography wisdom is that these sessions should take place within the first 10 days of the baby being born.  That especially holds true for photographers who do more posing in a studio type of session, where the sleepier the baby, the better.  However, for lifestyle newborn photography sessions like this one, it just isn't as important to rush to take portraits hours after the baby is brought home from the hospital, and this wonderful session is proof of that. Sweet baby Ada spent a week in the NICU after being born, so this family obviously needed some extra time to settle in at home before even thinking about pictures.  When I came to photograph this sweet family Ada was three weeks old, and the session turned out to be a dream.

Ada was so alert and could focus her eyes on her favorite people (especially her Mama), and then sweetly drifted off to sleep towards the end of the session.  I left with a full heart and this turned out to be one of my favorite lifestyle newborn sessions to date.

Here's some of my favorites from my time spent with this beautiful family.

Jamie Vinson is a lifestyle family, newborn, maternity and wedding photographer residing in Raleigh, North Carolina and traveling to her clients just about anywhere.  To inquire or book a session, contact her here or at jamie@jamievinsonphotography.com.

Families, lifestyle, Newborns

At-Home Newborn Photography Session | Baby Anna | Raleigh NC

At-Home Newborn Photography Session, Raleigh NC

I'm not exaggerating when I say it's an honor to be invited into a family's home to photograph such a short-lived, joyful, exhausting, and completely euphoric time as they welcome a newborn baby.  This session was no exception, I was beyond excited to document this special time for Sam and Adriane.

I spent a quiet morning with the Hayes family just 4 days after sweet baby Anna came into the world.   Anna is such a perfect little angel, and she totally stole my heart.  Baby fever y'all, it's a real thing!

I need to pause for a second to talk about Anna's room; the nursery that Adriane created for her baby girl is nothing short of breathtaking.  I loved every single detail - and could have spent an hour photographing just the nursery.  White, cream, gray with hints of gold, oh yeah and bunnies!  Yessss.

A huge thanks to the Hayes family for letting me capture some memories for them.

Jamie Vinson is a wedding and lifestyle family, newborn, and maternity photographer serving Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Cary and surrounding areas.  To inquire or book a session, contact Jamie here or at jamie@jamievinsonphotography.com.

Children, Families, lifestyle

Lifestyle Family Photographer Raleigh NC - Jones Family

Lifestyle Family Session - Raleigh NC

It's official - I am completely in love with capturing everyday moments with families inside their homes.   At-home, or "Lifestyle" family sessions are a great option when you want to document what your life is like right now.  The wonderful and happy chaos that makes up your days (and nights!) is, if we believe it or not, a short lived period that needs, and begs, to be captured.  Whether it's as simple as sitting around the table eating cereal, making a meal together, playing with Legos, tickle fights on the bed... however mundane these things may seem, these are the memories that you will cherish when your house is quiet and your floors are clean and clear of colorful clutter, and your children aren't children anymore.

I traveled to Charlotte to spend a wonderful afternoon with the Jones family, and we had The.Best.Time.  One of my favorite aspects of a lifestyle family session is how relaxed and at ease everyone is.  It takes so much pressure off families to be in their own space, and just doing whatever it is they do to have fun or be together.  That's exactly what I loved about this particular session; just how relaxed and easy it was.  We simply meandered around the house while the girls played, read, jumped, and snuggled with each other.  I just followed them around and caught it all on camera. Sounds easy, right?  It was!

I seriously need some more in-home lifestyle family sessions in my life.  Email me at Jamie@jamievinsonphotography.com or contact me here and lets make it happen!

Here are some favorites from my time with the Jones girls.

 

Jamie Vinson is a wedding and lifestyle family photographer residing in Raleigh, NC, and available for travel.  For availability and booking, contact her here or at jamie@jamievinsonphotography.com