Indiana, Heather & Jesse | Newborn Photo Session | Durham, NC

141230_DahmComp_01An instant calmness and gentleness comes over you when you meet Heather. She embodies those qualities and has passed them along to her and her husband’s brand new joy, Indiana.

We spent a seamlessly magical morning with them as we converted their bedroom into a studio. Their large window provided some soft light on that cloudy morning in December. We also brought our own LED light to supplement the window light. It provides a constant, quiet light source so not to startle the newborn the way a flashing bulb can, so we were set for a calm morning. And that’s what we got – a dreamy photo session with a couple who is madly in love with their Indi.

Dunn Family|Family Photos|Chapel Hill, NC

141130_DunnFamily_Comp_FINALWith their parents in town following Thanksgiving it was a great time to make some photographs with the Dunn family. We started off in the family’s big bed recreating versions of their routine with everyone, including their dog, piled in! A big bank of windows helped us out in the lighting department and we just let them enjoy their time as we casually photographed.

We followed that up by taking everyone to some wooded trails where we dodged mountain bikers while making photos of the whole family. The relaxing atmosphere and comfortable, sunny morning made for some some great images!

Seed Family|Family Photos|Durham, NC

141116_SeedFamily_Comp_FINALThe backyard photo session with the Seed family was going really well until big brother got a little too excited throwing leaves around little brother. To make a short story shorter…leaves in the mouth don’t taste very good. But, thanks to limited attention spans, things were fine again a minute later and everybody was back to having a good time.

The session lasted a couple of hours and we spent the morning alternating between making posed family group photos and chasing spontaneity. In the end, we came away with a nice group of photos that captured the fun spirit of the young family at this point in their lives.

Kallyn met Christine, the mama of the Seed family, while on the search for someone to help design the new website for Heart In Hands, where people can go to find out about Kallyn’s experience as a doula, see her birth photography and learn about birthing resources in the area. Christine worked with Kallyn and did a fantastic job! She is a talented designer and her business, Detail & Design, helps organizations refine and spread their message.