Charlie | Durham, NC Newborn Photography

Charlie was my first newborn of 2012. What a great way to start the new year. This was one of those sessions that confirmed to me that I’ve chosen the right path for my career. Newborn photography is truly my passion for so many reasons, but part of it is the opportunity to create images like these. There’s just something so pure and magical about capturing a family while they’re still marveling over this new little being who has entered their lives.

Charlie has two older siblings – a brother and a sister. They were so sweet and well behaved during the session and followed direction beautifully, allowing me to create poses that I’ve been visualizing for quite a while. And they’re both so in love with their baby brother – it was so much fun to watch them hold him and interact with him. Makes your heart melt just a little bit.;)

I have so many favorites from this session and it was difficult to narrow them down, but here are some of my very favorite images from Charlie’s newborn portrait session.

Newborn with siblings
Newborn with older brother
Newborn with older sister
Newborn with mother
Newborn with father
Newborn in basket with eye candy overlay
Newborn sleeping in basket
Newborn on yellow backdrop
Newborn chin in hands pose
Newborn Macro shot

If you are looking for a Durham, NC newborn photographer or a family photographer in Cary, NC please visit Shadeleaf Studios at 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 15, 2012 - 12:46 pm

I love these! I can see why you feel called to newborn photography! Because you are amazing at it!


Tammy Krummel - February 15, 2012 - 12:44 pm

what an incredible newborn session! The image of the three children is wonderful!

Paula - February 15, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Oh WOW Shallyse, these are incredible newborn portraits!

Shallyse…..these images are PERFECTION! That first image of the three children is so beautiful. What a perfect pose. Love them all…..

Adorable session, just lovely.

Jana Hill - February 11, 2012 - 5:43 pm

Shallyse, I believe this is my favorite newborn session of yours that I’ve seen! Perfection in every way! I love the posing especially.

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