Families, lifestyle, Newborns

Lifestyle Newborn Photography Raleigh NC | Moore Family


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.


Open Field Maternity Photography Session | Ashley & Brandon | Raleigh NC

Open Field Maternity Photography Session | Raleigh NC

We totally almost cancelled this maternity session.  The weather forecast that day was showing storms all around during our session time, but we decided to just go for it, and you know what?  It absolutely poured rain and stormed right up until the time we were supposed to meet.  But by the time we arrived at this beautiful open field to begin shooting, the sun was out and giving us some glorious light in which to shoot Ashley and Brandon's maternity session.

When I saw Ashley my first thought was that she seriously looked like an expectant goddess (for real).  She definitely had that "pregnancy glow" thing going on!

These gorgeous people are expecting a sweet baby girl in just a few short weeks, and I'm so excited to meet her when I come for their home newborn session after she makes her debut!

SO many thanks to Ashley and Brandon for letting me document this special time 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.

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

Couples, Engagements, Events

Caitlyn and Robert - Engaged | Raleigh NC Wedding Photographer


Raleigh NC Engagement Photography Session

Seriously, how gorgeous are these two together?  Caitlyn and Robert seem to complement each other in every way possible.  I traveled from Raleigh to the beautiful Queens University of Charlotte (of which Caitlyn is an alumna), to shoot their engagement photography session.  The weather was positively dreary, freezing cold and drizzling, but these two didn't seem to mind at all.  In fact they seemed perfectly warm and cozy!

Here are a few favorites from their engagement session:

Jamie Vinson is a Raleigh engagement, wedding, and lifestyle family photographer.  She serves surrounding areas such as Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, and Cary, as well as travels to clients throughout the state of North Carolina and beyond.   To book a session with Jamie, contact her at jamie@jamievinsonphotography.com.

Couples, Families, Maternity

A Wonderfully Casual Maternity Session | Raleigh NC Maternity Photography


Casual Maternity Photography Raleigh NC

You guys.  One word.  Overalls.   When Stacie showed up to her maternity photography session wearing a pair of denim overalls I was pretty sure I had never seen anyone look cuter.  Stacie and Nick are expecting a sweet little girl any day now, and I'm so glad they let me capture a few moments for them during this sweet time of waiting (and waiting...and waiting...).

As far as I am concerned the best sessions are the ones that just flow naturally, and the more relaxed the better.  This maternity session couldn't have fit that bill any more than it did.  We just took our time meandering through the Raulston Arboretum and picking lovely spots to stop and shoot, and laughing all the way.  Stacie and Nick are such a genuine and laid-back couple, and that truly showed in the way they interacted with each other, as well as with me while we were shooting.  It was such a fun and easy session and I would shoot their gorgeous faces everyday if they would let me!  Thanks again to both of them for letting me make some memories for them.

Here are some of my favorites from our time together.  Enjoy!


Film Processing:  The FIND Lab

Jamie Vinson is a wedding and lifestyle family photographer located in Raleigh, North Carolina, and serving surrounding areas such as Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Apex, as well as booking limited sessions in Charlotte.  Jamie is currently booking 2016 sessions, contact her here or at jamie@jamievinsonphotography.com to book a session.