Layla | North Carolina Lifestyle Newborn Photographer
I pulled up on a Sunday afternoon, Wajema opens the door looking beautiful with that new mother glow. She welcomes me in and gives me a tour of their home, my eyes marveling at the custom wall stenciling in their dining room, furniture & decor room after room had an overall great design. We found that the best light for our newborn session would be the living room, nursery and master bedroom. Wajema brought refreshments, milk and cucumbers water, something different I’ve never tried before. The house was warm and Layla laid quietly in her nursery, the walls echoing of daddy watching his Sunday football upstairs, a sound im sure she will grow accustomed to.
Grandma stayed close while I setup and prepped for the posed part of Layla’s newborn portraits lending a helping hand throughout the session, bringing warm bottles, changing diapers, and guarding for safety and comfort like only a grandmother can. There’s something special here, Wajema is an only child, Layla is the very first granddaughter.
We finished up her first set and plan to move upstairs to the nursery & bedroom for some lifestyle family portraits but not before grandpa stops by to say hello, I keep shooting. Then Wajema being of Afhgan background kindly offers me one of the most exotic and delicious meals I’ve ever had lovingly prepared by her mother…. I must ask her for the recipe for this rice and sauce I think to myself.
Once upstairs I notice the sun had shifted and now shone through the window in their bedroom flaring at the edges of the window frame. Wajema tells me about her enormous wall to ceiling mirror that had just dazzled me while daddy nuzzles Layla in the bed and I stop to capture some of that love.
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Following family portraits we hug & say our farewells, she feels like a friend. The most perfect way to spend an afternoon capturing memories. Congratulations Hashimi Family!
View Wajema’s post baby shower Maternity Portraits HERE.
Jenne Vazquez Photography is a lifestyle Wedding & Portrait Photographer studio specializing in on-location, natural light lifestyle and portrait photography for families and brides. Currently based in Sneads Ferry, NC and servicing the surrounding areas of Onslow County & Pender County including Top Sail Island, Surf City, Wilmington, Jacksonville & Richlands.
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