Hello and welcome to my site! My name is Cristel and I am one of the few Raleigh newborn photographers specializing exclusively in baby and maternity portraiture. I mom to two beautiful daughters and wife to a talented Raleigh wedding photographer. These three incredible beings are my inspiration (and the focus of some of my best work!). I’m glad you stopped by my site! Please feel free to browse the galleries, check out the blog for my latest work and message me if you’re interested in scheduling a session.

There are very few moments in life that are so emotionally charged and beautiful as seeing your newborn baby. Each photo I take is lovingly captured to help you bring back these precious memories for years to come. Together, we will create memories that last for future generations, your children and grandchildren, to look back on and enjoy.

My skills extend beyond photography; I act as a quiet, gentle presence for your baby. Most of my clients are less than two weeks old, and they aren’t used to this world. I conduct all of my sessions in my home studio, which has plenty of natural light. There won’t be any harsh flashes or complicated lighting equipment. My sessions are peaceful and enjoyable for parents and baby.

I would love to have the opportunity to take pictures of this special time in your life. I look forward to getting to know you and your family!

Journal

maternity session – ary at duke gardens

Ary is a very special person indeed and has a special place in the hearts of our family. We met her a number of years ag ...
December 6, 2019

raleigh newborn photographer – baby isabella

Some of my favorite pictures of baby Isabella's newborn session ♥ @ raleigh newborn photographer ...
November 29, 2019

raleigh newborn photographer – baby evelyn

These are my favorite pictures from baby Evelyn's newborn session ♥  @ raleigh newborn photographer ...
November 26, 2019

raleigh newborn photographer – baby brooks

Here are my favorite pictures from baby Brooks's session ♥ @ raleigh newborn photographer ...
November 16, 2019

raleigh newborn photographer – baby jack

Welcome baby Jack! Here are some of my favorite pictures from baby Jack's newborn session. It's super busy here in t ...
October 17, 2019

raleigh newborn photographer – baby natalie

Another precious baby is on the blog today ... her name is Natalie Irene. I enjoyed our sessions so much. Congratulatio ...
August 9, 2019

raleigh newborn photographer – 7 month old baby Elliott

I had this 7-month old baby in our studio for a quick session. He is such a sweet and handsome baby, there is no w ...
July 3, 2019

raleigh newborn photographer – baby eva

I'm so happy to share these pictures with all of you. This baby is simply beautiful. She brought her family along with ...
July 1, 2019