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my hunky nephew | charlotte baby photographer staci noel by Staci Noel

One year ago in December our family was blessed with the arrival of what can only be described as one funny, hunky, adorable little boy with the most amazing blue eyes! Good fortune and a little planning have allowed me to be around to take his newborn, 6 month, and now his first birthday portraits as my sister and her family came to Charlotte for the holidays to visit.

As with most one year old babies, sitting still in studio isn't always easy but he certainly wasn't shy about that cake and once we put it down on his level decided the best way to eat it was to simply put his face in it. A cake smash session doesn't get any better than that!

Happy birthday sweet boy!

 

Handsome Baby Boy | Staci Noel Photography Charlotte Newborn Photographer by Staci Noel

This little man came into my studio at 26 days earth side, which for photographing newborns can be a whole different set of challenging. Most babies I photograph are within the first two weeks of life simply because that's the easiest time to capture them when they are still very flexible and they spend a majority of their time sleeping. After a few weeks they become a bit more alert, touch sensitive and can be a bit harder to coax into cooperating.

This beautiful momma contacted me and I happened to have a last minute opening so we decided to give it a go even though her sweet boy was outside of that early window. And boy did he make me work and work hard for it! But after several long hours we managed to get an amazing session full of images that mom and dad were so excited about. We even managed a few prop setups to go in his travel themed nursery - since these two are world travelers it was perfect to get Logan all set up with his suitcases and ready to explore:)

Thanks so much for letting me tell your story!

 

Darling Taylor | Staci Noel Photography Charlotte NC Newborn Photographer by Staci Noel

What can I say about this amazing family - they were just about some of the most adorable and sweetest people I have ever met! That includes their newest addition - meet beautiful Taylor!

While little miss wanted things done on her own terms we worked hard to get some fantastic portraits of her in all her newborn glory - including a wreath shot I designed specifically for her shabby chic nursery!

It was such an honor to capture these moments for them as dad is currently serving in the military and will hopefully be home soon! Until then I hope that these images were a wonderful reminder of the precious girls that are waiting for him back home!