Documenting the milestones of your baby’s first year

Serving Columbia, SC &
the surrounding areas

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In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Session for Baby Boy in Columbia, SC | South Carolina Newborn Photographer

Family of three during in-home newborn session

Welcoming a sweet bundle of joy to your family is such a special time for a family, and the privilege of capturing it never grows old. I love focusing on how life slows down a bit as your world and your priorities center around this tiny, precious life. There is nothing more beautiful than the sweet simplicity of life at home with a newborn—from the way you sink into a cozy chair in the nursery with your tiny baby to the ease with which you navigate your own space, knowing that everything you need is right within reach. I absolutely loved meeting this new family of three (four if you count their sweet yellow lab!) during their in-home lifestyle newborn session.

In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Session in Columbia, SC

Although it is typical for newborns to sleep for most (if not all) of their newborn sessions, this little guy was awake and alert for the majority of our session in Jaime and Curren’s beautiful home in Columbia, SC! I loved watching the way that these new parents snuggled their sweet boy, their eyes so full of love and admiration. I love witnessing these tender moments with new parents and capturing the awe and wonder of this new season of life.

Jaime and Curren’s sweet dog, JJ, takes his role as big brother very seriously and was eager to be part of the newborn session as well! As I was taking photos of the family together in their living room, JJ was outside on the deck, peeking in the window and watching all the action. When Curren finally brought him inside, he came right over to his little brother, checking in on things and sniffing his little feet!

Heirloom Items for a Newborn Session

My goal is to create meaningful images that are a reflection of a family and their unique story, and so I love it when my clients incorporate heirloom items or sentimental pieces that add meaning to their photos! Curren had a sweet little outfit that was his from when he was a baby, and I love that he and Jaime wanted their son to wear it for his newborn session!

Newborn babies are usually most content when they are swaddled for their individual photos, but this sweet boy preferred the freedom to move and stretch (which was perfect for capturing his sweet little heirloom outfit)! I’ve been called “the baby whisperer” by many of my clients because of the way that I can get their little ones calm for swaddled photos, but my newborn sessions are baby-led which means I do not force anything if the baby is not comfortable or happy!

A Neutral and Car-Themed Nursery for Baby Boy

We finished up our session in baby’s nursery, which was painted neutral hues of grey with added pops of black and blue. I loved the colorful, framed car prints that adorned the wall above the white crib, too! I always love seeing the spaces that expectant parents curate for their little ones and all the thought and detail that goes into them. This little one’s nursery was so calm and soothing, such a cozy and quiet place!

Jaime and Curren—Thank you so much for inviting me into your beautiful home to capture these memories of your family during your newborn session! It was an honor to capture all the details of this special time for your family, and I hope that you treasure these moments and memories for years to come. You are both already such wonderful parents to this sweet little boy—big hugs to the three of you! 💙

Nicole Watford, a newborn photographer in Columbia, SC

Hey, I’m Nicole!

Columbia, SC Newborn, Maternity, & Family Photographer

I’m a sentimental mom of two with a heart for helping moms like you have a stress-free photography experience. I’m here to help you feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera and capture beautiful photos to tell the story of this season of life.

Serving Columbia, SC & the surrounding areas