A House Full of Love | Chapel Hill Newborn Photographer

I first met the “G” family at Lynelle’s maternity session. I had such a great time getting to know them – they’re such a happy, loving family, and there’s just such a light about them when they’re all together. I never had to force anyone to smile – you can tell that smiling is a natural expression for everyone in the family.

I was a little nervous about Joshua’s newborn session – Lynelle wanted a few family portraits for their Christmas card in addition to the traditional newborn images, and various circumstances led to Joshua being 3 weeks old at the time of his session. Generally, I prefer to schedule newborn portraits within the first 10 days, because babies are sleepier and “squishier” within that timeframe and the session tends to run much more smoothly.

Well, I shouldn’t have worried. I met the family at their lovely home in Chapel Hill, and Joshua was a perfect little subject. He did great for family portraits, and then took a little break while I took advantage of the gorgeous weather and surroundings in the family’s backyard to take some portraits of the older siblings with their dad (we had SO much fun playing in the leaves!!).

Then it was Joshua’s turn to be the center of attention. Once we had the space heater running, he snuggled right down into my baskets and slept perfectly. I didn’t even have to break out the white noise machine.

Large family portrait in Chapel Hill

Father and son playing in the leaves

Fun and silly family portrait

Big brother kissing baby brother on the head

Sleeping newborn Portrait

Newborn Macro Shot

Newborn boy with blue blanket

Black and White newborn Portrait

Newborn in egg basket

Newborn with green swaddle wrap

If you are looking for a Chapel Hill, NC newborn photographer or a family photographer in Cary, NC please visit Shadeleaf Studios at www.shadeleafstudios.com for more information about scheduling a portrait session. Shallyse Gastelum is a professional photographer with over 9 years of experience. Shallyse has two conveniently-located studio spaces – one in Durham, NC and the other located inside Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique in Cary, NC. In addition to standard sessions, Shadeleaf Studios also offers a Belly to Baby (maternity and newborn) collection, as well as a Milestones (Baby’s First Year) portrait collection. Shallyse’s portrait specialties include maternity photography, newborn photography, baby photography, child photography, family photography, and high school senior photography both in studio and on location. Shadeleaf Studios offers portrait sessions in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Apex, Cary, Morrisville, Wake Forest, and surrounding areas.

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Laurianna Murray Wellness - February 10, 2012 - 10:34 am

OOH I love these! Amazing family interaction and the ones of the little peanut alone? STUNNING!


Tammy Krummel - February 9, 2012 - 3:14 pm

wow , you did it again…simply lovely, sweet newborn portraits! Plus I love the family images, such great clothing choices as well.

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