June’s newborn photos by Graham Terhune

17 May 2016


Friends, I have been itching to share these photos since the day they landed in my inbox (and that was several months ago!!). I only waited because, though I’ve posted other parenthood posts out of order, it seemed most fitting to share these after the story of June’s birth. With that taken care of, it’s finally time.

To say we treasure these photos does not quite do my feelings toward them justice. I have known Graham for some time now, and am well aware of his talent — but I’ve come to appreciate it in a new way since having his camera pointed toward my family. I may be biased, but the moments, the light, and the love he captured back in January is, I think, exceptional. We are so grateful to have this particular and extraordinary time of our lives captured with such care and talent by one of our dearest friends.

P.S. If you are in the position to take newborn photos and are considering having your hair and makeup done – DO IT. In fact, if you are having any professional photos done and lack basic hair and makeup skills as I do, DO IT. You will NOT regret whatever money you spend. And if you happen to be in the Triangle of NC – I cannot recommend Sam of Lula Hair & Makeup highly enough. She is the best, best, best.


















You can read more about how we planned for this session here.

Any favorites? The one of the three of us smiling on the bed is one of mine – it is hanging on our fridge :)

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Victoria B
May 17, 2016 9:07 am

LOVE these! I have been so excited to see them and they do not disappoint.

May 17, 2016 11:14 am

These are beautiful Emily! I appreciate that you have ones in both daily-outfit and leisurely home style. :)

May 17, 2016 5:24 pm

These are indeed marvelous! Just beautiful! My favorite is the very first photo of June–top left. She looks excited for her life ahead! : )

May 17, 2016 5:28 pm

These are so happy and beautiful, Emily!!! I love seeing the joy on your faces :)

Speaking of getting your makeup done, my secret is to just go to Sephora! They’ll do 15 minute touch up for free (I once went in for just a smokey eye) or a full face for a $50 purchase (I’ll usually hold off buying skin care or refilling a favorite until I have a reason to get my makeup done so I can reap the benefits of spending the money!).

May 19, 2016 10:32 am

I love the ones where she’s awake (I know you had mentioned that it wasn’t the typical snoozy newborn session)–you can see her personality already in them! What great memories to have!

May 19, 2016 10:55 am

These are so beautiful and natural! Also you look FANTASTIC. If June didn’t look just like you I wouldn’t believe that you had recently given birth :)

May 19, 2016 5:07 pm

Eeek, I’m so excited to see these! They are absolutely wonderful and capture your gorgeous family in such a beautiful way and time. Love love love! Graham does it again :)

May 19, 2016 9:51 pm

Love these photos! I did newborn photos with my son, but the focus was mainly on him. I was kinda in the background of a couple though. ;) I totally love the idea of making it a family session! ?

Laura B
May 24, 2016 12:26 pm

These photos of you, John and June are such a treasure! You were my inspiration to schedule our infant shoot with Jason at 10 days old. They grow so quickly and I’m a huge fan of capturing the special time when they are so little. Thank you for sharing!

May 25, 2016 2:01 pm

Agreed – these really are exceptional photos! (Great job, Graham!) And yes – the photo of the three of you is a definite favorite, although they’re all so precious. Thanks for sharing, Em!

May 25, 2016 3:14 pm

SO beautiful! Oh I just love newborn photoshoots! So glad to discover your blog and now get to follow along! xoxo

May 25, 2016 3:25 pm

Such a joy to look back at these. I loved every minute of this time with you three! Love you guys!!

June 3, 2016 5:41 pm

Love your bathrobe! Where from, if I may ask?