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Archive for November 2012

Real Life Photography, Melissa Sheets

Friday, November 23, 2012

There is just something about a sister. This family is blessed to have 3 girls. I can only imagine the antics of these three. A sister really is a blessing.

Holiday Mini Sessions

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Ok, here's the  skinny on the minis. 

Christmas mini sessions will be
November 26th, 27th, 28th
(limited spaces)

Answers to commonly asked mini questions:

How long will my session last? Each Mini session will be 25 minutes of shooting time.

Can I schedule group images?  In order to give each customer quality portraits we ask that you limit the session to four children per session.

What ages are mini sessions best for?  Six months and up. Babies must be able to sit up on their own without assistance.

What outfits should we bring? Since we have several backdrops we can match almost any outfit. We love textured scarves and hats. One outfit is usually best. Children should arrive dressed and ready for the session. (There will be other families coming in before and after your session so please be respectful of times)

How many images will I get? 10 images will be provided on a disc with the rights to print.

When will my images be ready for pickup? Images can be picked up anytime on November the 30th. If you are not able to pick your disc up we can mail them.

Real Life Photography, Lexington NC, melissa Sheets


Melissa Sheets, Newborn Photographer Lexington NC

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I love publishing facts about newborns. Since we all started out as one, I am eternally amazed that there are still things that we find surprising.....
May Babies Are The Heaviest : One would think that January sees the heaviest babies given all the holiday eating but this is untrue. May is actually the month that sees the heaviest babies born. Usually about an average of 200 grams heavier than any other month.
They Have More Bones : When babies are born, they have 300 bones. Adults have 206. Bones fuse together during growth to come up with the new number.

A Turned Head Means A Full Belly : Your newborn didn’t just see something interesting. If he or she turns her head at a spoonful of food, it is because they are full. This is also where shaking your head “no” comes from.

Smile Time : A baby is typically capable of their first non-gassy smile at only one month old. Try engaging them with funny faces or voices to see if they are ready. If unsure about a smile, repeat the gag as necessary.

Birthmarks Are The Rule, Not Exception : If your newborn has a birthmark or other abnormality, this is actually normal. Around 80% of all babies are born with some form. The most common include stork bites and port wine stains.

No Kneecaps : On birth, babies do not have kneecaps. Rather they have a structure of cartilage that resembles kneecaps. They usually don’t develop them fully until after six months. Most seen on babies who “army crawl” instead of doing it on all fours.
What A Load : The heaviest baby ever born was a boy who weighed 22 pounds, eight ounces. He was born in Italy in 1955. To summarize, it isn’t highly unusual for a one year old baby to weigh 22 pounds.
Mama Is Number One : It only takes a few weeks in before a baby can visually distinguish between his or her mother and other adults. The constant sounds and sights are soothing to the child and are missed when gone. However, the voice and smell of the mother can be recognized from birth.