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10 Days New : Mebane Newborn Photographer

10 Days New : Mebane Newborn Photographer

The baby in the belly of these beautiful maternity portraits has finally arrived!  After patiently waiting for him to be born, I blinked and the little sweetheart was already 10 days old!  I loved capturing him with his brothers, whom are the perfect mix of adorable and rowdy.  I know these three are going to create some fun memories as they grow up together.

For the session, we chose to keep things simple with a neutral gray backdrop and blankets.   By warming my studio up to sauna-like temperatures, Baby B slept through most of the session, only waking briefly during sibling portraits and to have a little snack.  With a session time of about two hours, his mother got to relax as I worked my magic, posing each little finger.  I love working with newborns in the 7-10 day range.  Most moms have started to settle into life with a newborn but the baby is still young, sleepy, and poseable.

Want precious newborn portraits of your child?

Call the studio as you enter your third trimester.  Your session can be penciled in the calendar for your due date and then rescheduled after your baby is born.  With weeks to spare, we’ll be able to schedule your consultation to discuss details of your session.  Will you want a family portrait?  Just the newborn?  Are you looking for a certain color scheme to match a nursery?  Will you be purchasing a special outfit for your portrait? By going over these topics and more, we begin to create your perfect session.

At the session, you can expect your child to be treated gently and with safety as the number one priority.  We request that parents dress in layers as we turn up the heat in the studio for baby’s comfort.  Newborn sessions can last 2-3 hours with plenty of breaks for diaper changes and feedings.

For more information on newborn portraits, please email

Katie Smith is a family portrait artist located in Mebane, North Carolina.
With a focus on finished art, families can expect a highly customized session experience that creates the perfect art for their home.
She believes great portraits should be treasured and displayed to bring a smile to your face every time you see it.
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Maternity Portraits by the Eno River

Maternity Portraits by the Eno River

When you book a maternity session, you aren’t booking to remember just how big your belly got. It’s to remember what your relationship was like as you both embark on a whole new adventure.  It’s remembering the anticipation that comes from being in your third trimester, counting down those final days until your baby is in your arms.   It might feel like the days are going by so slowly but soon, you’ll wonder how nine months went by so quickly.  You’ll miss feeling those little kicks or how your husband would rest his hand on your belly.  It’s those memories that make a maternity session a beautiful part of your pregnancy experience.

Interested in a maternity session?

After viewing more images from our past maternity sessions, please contact Katie to schedule your complimentary consultation.  Over coffee, we’ll discuss scheduling your session for around 34 weeks of pregnancy.

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Katie Smith Photography is located in Mebane, North Carolina.
She loves documenting the joy and hope that pregnancy brings.
When not photographing beautiful expecting mothers, Katie enjoys spending time with her kids and watching them grow into amazing human beings.
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Beach Maternity Portraits

Beach Maternity Portraits

Maternity Session on the Beach

There’s plenty of beautiful locations near our town of Mebane, North Carolina but there’s nothing like photos on the beach.  There’s something about being dressed up but with your bare feet in the sand that feels elegant yet casual.   During our recent Ocean Isle Beach trip, I photographed this beautiful expecting mom with her handsome men.  I love that we were able to get such great backdrops including the greenery of the sand dunes, the sunset over the ocean, and a patch of flowers in an undeveloped lot.

Timing of Maternity Portraits

This mom was just shy of the typical 32-34 week maternity portrait window.  While she looks absolutely beautiful, she did have to puff her belly out and some poses weren’t ideal with a smaller baby bump.  For your comfort, I recommend 32-34 weeks as the optimal time for maternity portraits.

Located in Mebane, NC, Katie Smith Photography specializes in contemporary family portraiture.
She believes in beautiful posing and genuine emotions.
When not photographing stunning maternity models, Katie Smith enjoys small town life in her cute little blue house.
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