American | Newborn photographers in Fayetteville, Clinton, Wilmington, NC

We have so much to be thankful for as Americans. Our children have the opportunity to grow up free and pursue their dreams. At times it may seem like our nation of mixed cultures, ethnicities, and religions has a hard time getting along. At the end of the day, we are Americans. We are one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. We should all be thankful for our democracy that allows us a chance to be heard. Thank you to those who serve and protect our unalienable rights.

This recent Newborn Session from Vanessa G. Photography included a request to incorporate our flag and dad’s uniform. These images remind me of how precious our freedom is and how these tiny little people depend on us to protect them.

If you follow our Facebook page, you’ve seen the behind the scenes video of this first image.

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Vanessa G. Photography always has the goal of turning your most precious memories in life into art works for you to cherish on display in your home for a lifetime. We never want you to forget the milestones in life. Those happy times that define you, that changed you, and molded you into the person you are destined to become. We serve clients form Fort Bragg and Fayetteville, NC to Wilmington, NC and the coast. We operate by appointment only so that we can dedicate 100% of our time to you, making you our most important person, when you are in our studio. Our client’s have made us thankful to have been able to create photography treasures for their families, and their words have touched our heart. We’d love to do the same thing for you, and earn your words of praise by making sure you enjoy every aspect of your experience with us.

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Happy Veterans Day | Military Newborn Portraits, Fayetteville, Jacksonville, NC

It has been our honor here at Vanessa G. Photography to have photographed so many members of the armed forces with their newest member of the family. Every time it is a moving experience. It’s easy to forget the sacrifices these brave men and women have made until you see them hold their newborn baby in uniform knowing they’ll return to deployment in just a few more days. Sometimes its a uniform pulled from the closet that hasn’t been worn since they completed their service and returned to the civilian life. Today, and every day, we are thankful for those that serve and have served in our armed forces. May they always return home to their families and their country that supports then and appreciates them so much.

Thank you ARMY! Thank you NAVY! Thank you COAST GUARD! Thank you AIR FORCE! Thank you MARINE CORPS!

HAPPY VETERANS DAY!

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Our Newborn Portraits have been carried abroad to foreign military stations, and into war zones.

They have been printed and hung on the walls of homes as a reminder of why our freedoms are worth the service and the fight.

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MORE ABOUT OUR STUDIO:

Vanessa G. Photography always has the goal of turning your most precious memories in life into art works for you to cherish on display in your home for a lifetime. We never want you to forget the milestones in life. Those happy times that define you, that changed you, and molded you into the person you are destined to become. We serve clients form Fort Bragg and Fayetteville, NC to Wilmington, NC and the coast. We operate by appointment only so that we can dedicate 100% of our time to you, making you our most important person, when you are in our studio. Our client’s have made us thankful to have been able to create photography treasures for their families, and their words have touched our heart. We’d love to do the same thing for you, and earn your words of praise by making sure you enjoy every aspect of your experience with us.

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Newborn Portraits on Pinterest | Newborn Photographer Fayetteville NC Wilmington NC

Looking for some inspiration for your upcoming Newborn Session?

Follow us on Pinterest!

All of our sessions include the backgrounds, props, and accessories needed for your Newborn Session. Our Pinterest boards for Newborn & Maternity Sessions can help you narrow your focus to the styles and poses you love most. Pin a few favorites from our boards and share them when you arrive for your session.

This sweet baby girl was in the studio recently. We used a selection of soft neutrals and pinks for her color theme.
Which of these do you like best? PIN your favorite of these to your own board.

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See more of the Newborn’s we’ve photographed HERE.

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MORE ABOUT OUR STUDIO:

Vanessa G. Photography always has the goal of turning your most precious memories in life into art works for you to cherish on display in your home for a lifetime. We never want you to forget the milestones in life. Those happy times that define you, that changed you, and molded you into the person you are destined to become. We serve clients form Fort Bragg and Fayetteville, NC to Wilmington, NC and the coast. We operate by appointment only so that we can dedicate 100% of our time to you, making you our most important person, when you are in our studio. Our client’s have made us thankful to have been able to create photography treasures for their families, and their words have touched our heart. We’d love to do the same thing for you, and earn your words of praise by making sure you enjoy every aspect of your experience with us.

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 910-874-0058

Breastfeeding Foods to Avoid Guide | Fayetteville Baby Photographer, Wilmington Baby Photographer NC

Breastfeeding Food Guide – What NOT to eat

Did you know that foods you eat and things you drink end up in your breastmilk? Why does this matter?

Knowing what foods to avoid while breastfeeding can mean the difference between a happy relaxed baby and a cranky gassy one. If your little bundle of joy is having bouts of joylessness, you might need to pay closer attention to the foods you are eating each day. Recently we blogged about how breastfeeding provides those first doses of colostrum to start a healthy digestive system for your baby. If you’ve decided that breastfeeding is something you want to do with your baby for the next several weeks, then knowing what foods are least friendly to your baby’s tummy is very important. The good news is that after 6 weeks of life, babies tend to be less effected by the offending foods and you can start adding these in one at a time and very slowly to gage how they affect your baby. We did not list alcohol here because just like during pregnancy, this is not recommended while breastfeeding.

If you’ve booked a Newborn Session with us, this list becomes very important because we’ll be seeing you when your baby is only a week old and their little tummy is still very sensitive to new foods. Avoiding this list will also ensure baby is happy for their session.

Foods to avoid during the first 6 weeks of breastfeeding:

Caffeine –

If it keeps you awake, it’s going to keep baby awake too. Since some of the caffeine ends up in your breastmilk, choose the decaffeinated options.

Citrus Fruits –

Those yummy oranges, for example, are in the citrus family and contain certain compounds that may irritate baby’s immature digestive tract. This can lead to fussiness, spitting up, and even diaper rash in some babies.

Spicy Foods –

Baby’s are all different. The amount of spice they can tolerate varies as well. In general, for the first few weeks, avoid the salsa, jalapeños, chili, pizza, and that extra dash of pepper. The indigestion these foods can cause in adults is similar to how uncomfortable they’ll make your baby feel.

Gassy Veggies & Beans –

You know the ones. Broccoli, cabbage, and brussels sprouts just to name a few. This can also include onions, asparagus, and cauliflower. All beans are high and fiber and therefore cause gas. Some sources disagree about the affects of these foods on breastmilk. To be safe, wait just a few weeks and then slowly introduce them to your diet and see what happens.

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MORE ABOUT OUR STUDIO:

Vanessa G. Photography always has the goal of turning your most precious memories in life into art works for you to cherish on display in your home for a lifetime. We never want you to forget the milestones in life. Those happy times that define you, that changed you, and molded you into the person you are destined to become. We serve clients form Fort Bragg and Fayetteville, NC to Wilmington, NC and the coast. We operate by appointment only so that we can dedicate 100% of our time to you, making you our most important person, when you are in our studio. Our client’s have made us thankful to have been able to create photography treasures for their families, and their words have touched our heart. We’d love to do the same thing for you, and earn your words of praise by making sure you enjoy every aspect of your experience with us.

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Photograph Moms | Fayetteville NC Baby Photographer, Wilmington NC Baby Photographer

Moms, you need to be in front of the camera more often.

I’ve heard every excuse in the book for why a mom doesn’t want to be photographed. They’ll say things like…my hair is a mess today, my makeup isn’t camera ready, I didn’t come prepared for pictures, I need to loose some weight first, etc, etc, etc. Here’s the truth. In 10 years, you’ll look back at yourself today and think you looked pretty good! We aren’t getting any younger. The truth is that your child doesn’t care how you think you look. The photo of you with your child/newborn isn’t about YOU in the first place. You should be photographed with your children as often as possible because you want to give them something to treasure. You are your child’s first love.

Moms are always the ones holding the camera and coaxing the smiles. Take advantage of every opportunity you have to get in the picture with your little ones. Especially if you’ve booked a session with a professional photographer! Get in front of that camera and create something to last life long.

Hand over that camera to dad when you’re at home snuggling and ask him to take a photo of you with your baby. And then PRINT THE PICTURES so they won’t become lost pixels. 

Mom, your little love will want to remember you just the way you are today.

Here’s a perfect example.

This mom came prepared for a mommy and me portrait at her son’s 1 year old session. Afterwards she critiqued her self, like we all do, and decided not to purchase this image. After she went home, she called back and said she’d changed her mind. She had walked around her house and looked at all the pictures. She had looked back on the pictures taken at his first birthday party. She’d come to the realization that there are hardly any of her and him together during his whole first year. She was always holding the camera. That makes a beautiful moment like this one infinitely more valuable. Good job, Mom. This portrait will become one of yours, and his, greatest treasures.

baby and mom photographedThis sweet boy just graduated from our Beautiful Baby Plan. This was his 1 year old session. Our Baby Plan includes sessions at Newborn, 6m, and 12m.  Their first year beautifully captured.

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Silly boy…and oh so precious.

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MORE ABOUT OUR STUDIO:

Vanessa G. Photography always has the goal of turning your most precious memories in life into art works for you to cherish on display in your home for a lifetime. We never want you to forget the milestones in life. Those happy times that define you, that changed you, and molded you into the person you are destined to become. We serve clients form Fort Bragg and Fayetteville, NC to Wilmington, NC and the coast. We operate by appointment only so that we can dedicate 100% of our time to you, making you our most important person, when you are in our studio. Our client’s have made us thankful to have been able to create photography treasures for their families, and their words have touched our heart. We’d love to do the same thing for you, and earn your words of praise by making sure you enjoy every aspect of your experience with us.

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 910-874-0058