I love when my friends have babies! I got to meet baby Arlo right around two weeks old for his newborn session. I love having people at my home studio because I have all my props and wraps and hats and we can do so much!
I love getting to watch these cuties grow up! We ended up with beautiful weather for our fall mini session at Fabyan Forest Preserve. I love using that location, there are so many good spots!
Look at this chunk! I love big babies like Miss Presley because I get to see all the rolls. It’s one of my favorite things!
This lovely family chose my standard newborn session, which was done in my home studio in Aurora. I love doing sessions here because I get to do lots of poses since I have all my props here. And we were lucky enough to have nice weather and even got to do some pictures outside!
It was so nice to meet this family, I wish them luck on their move and new adventures!
Look at this doll! She is so gorgeous and it was so nice to finally meet her :)
Even though she's six weeks old, we were still able to do a newborn session, which is awesome! Babies this age are usually too big and alert to do the sleepy beanbag poses, but wrapping goes a long way! I loved being able to use my new props with her and the colors of the flowers look stunning.
This is a great example of a mini newborn session that's done in my home studio. For more info on sessions, go here.
I got to photograph my niece and nephew last week! I love having them over to my home studio so I get to use new backdrops. My daughter loves having them over, too!
Man, I have the best job!
It was such a great experience photographing Miles for the first time. He was a dream baby! I've never had a newborn sleep so soundly through the whole session.
I'm loving the colors we used, too. Gray, blue, and yellow, oh my!
Congratulations to my friend Ashley on this beautiful bundle of joy!
What a lucky lady I am to get to hang out with adorable babies all the time!
Little Miss Janie was a dream to photograph and I loved using a bunch of different wraps to swaddle her up for her photos. In-home newborn sessions are my favorite because we can get so much variety. Here, we got family and sibling pictures and so many different shots of Janie. I used my fuzzy rug, the beautiful wooden bowl on their nice hardwood floors, her nursery for some lifestyle photos, and the beanbag for some more posed shots.
Congratulations on another beautiful girl!
Can we talk about how GORGEOUS this family is?! Look at this mama, she's stunning!
For our maternity session, we met out at Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva, which is one of my favorite places to photograph. Getting there around 6:30 meant we got this beautiful light that I love.
It was so nice to meet you guys, congratulations on your new addition!
Oh, Willow, you are a beauty! It was so nice to meet this doll and her parents, who are just head over heels for her already. Even though she was three weeks old at the time of our session, she was just incredible! I love how these turned out :)
What a beautiful family these guys are! It was such a pleasure to meet them and I'm so looking forward to a newborn session in a couple months!
We did our spring family session at the Naperville Riverwalk, one of my favorite locations!
This little girl is probably the most awake baby I've ever photographed. Look at those eyes!
I loved the chance to meet Miss Genevieve and her family at their home in Oak Park. Doing in-home sessions makes it so much easier for parents to relax and get back into comfy clothes once the family poses are done. And I love that I get to do a little bit of everything since I basically bring a whole studio.
Welcome to the world, Genevieve!
I feel so lucky to have such photogenic family members! My husband's cousin and his wife were blessed with this beautiful baby Grace and I was honored to get to photograph her. I had a ton of fun doing something a little different by going for a lifestyle look in this session. I love the simplicity and clean look.
Congratulations on your beautiful girl, Matt and Audrey! <3
Holy cuteness! Miss Parker is so adorable! I loved the chance to meet her and her siblings at their home in St Charles right before Christmas.
I was lucky enough to have this adorable pink chair to use in her session, which went perfectly with the crown for Princess Parker. And I love how the lifestyle shots came out with her in her crib!
And come on, if you're born in December, I'm sorry, you're getting Christmas pictures in your newborn session. It's just gotta happen!
Merry Christmas baby Parker and Happy New Year!
This little lady... she's amazing! It was hard to stop taking pictures of her because she was just so good and did everything I wanted. Lucky me!
I went to Olivia's house when she was 9 days old for her newborn session. This was right before Christmas so of course we had to do some Christmas pictures and I love them! This little hat is just the cutest thing ever. The teal blanket and headband are new to me and I love how the colors turned out!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Miss Olivia!
Wow! It has been a BUSY holiday season for me. I loved getting to see so many cuties for my Christmas mini sessions! Here are some of my favorites:
It's that time of year again! Can you believe it?!
I'll be doing Christmas mini sessions at my home studio in Aurora November 12th and 19th. Sessions are 15 minutes long and come with 5-7 digital images with the print release. And as you can see from my lovely model here, my set-up this year is pretty stinking cute!
To book a mini session, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy birthday, Ryleigh!
It was so much fun to have her in my home studio for a smash cake session! It took some coaxing, but she eventually realized she could dig in to that birthday cake. And I loved the chance to use lots of pink!
Can you believe how cute this baby is?! Man, I love my job!
Miss Ellis came to my home studio for a small session after I put out a model call looking for a baby girl. I'll be hanging one of these in a midwife's office in downtown Naperville. Everything in her office is purple, so I had a good excuse to buy some new stuff!
I love how this purple blanket and headband turned out. The bowl is a new prop, too, and I love how it looks with the romper (I made that out of an old blouse!). Ellis was awesome, too, and I'm so glad with how these turned out!
What a lovely family! I had the pleasure of meeting these guys for a fall mini session at the Naperville Riverwalk. After some windy days and changing leaves, we actually ended up with a really HOT day. Luckily these kids are professionals and we were done in 20 minutes.
I love photographing at this part of the Riverwalk because very few people seem to know about it, so it's never really crowded. It'll be our little secret ;)