Braxton's newborn session - Aurora, IL newborn photographer

Oh. My. Goodness. Braxton was seriously the best baby I've ever photographed. I don't think he cried once during our 2 hour studio session. He did poop on my blanket, but that's to be expected and I won't hold it against him :)

His mom signed up for the model session I advertised and brought him in when he was 10 days old. I wanted a new baby to use as advertising for something I'm really excited about - the midwife I had when my daughter was born is moving to home births and opening a new office in downtown Naperville. I asked her if she'd be interested in hanging some adorable baby pictures in her new office and she said yes! And then I ended up with this totally adorable perfect baby and I couldn't be happier.

I was excited to use this new wood floor backdrop and the cute little bucket I put him in :) And since we couldn't really use fancy headbands on this boy, we got a good excuse to bust out the bow ties! And of course I can't help myself but do some basic newborn poses on a simple neutral blanket - it's kinda my thing ;)

Congratulations, T family! You're new bundle of joy couldn't be sweeter!

Kinzie's newborn session - Aurora, IL photographer

Do you see how cute this baby is? Man, I love my job!

For Kinzie's newborn session, I went to her house with basically an entire studio. But since we were in her home, we were able to do pictures in the nursery and get family pictures in their living room. I love being able to incorporate more lifestyle images into my sessions and especially when big siblings are involved, it's nice that they can just go back to playing once they're done with their photos. 

So we got family pictures in the family room, lifestyle pictures in the nursery, and then all the posed pictures on the beanbag, basket and flower bucket were just done in the living room. Lucky for me they have beautiful hardwood floors that make a good backdrop!

I was so excited to have a newborn girl to work with after all the boys I've had recently. I love using soft pinks and purples along with some neutral colors.

Welcome to the world, Kinzie! You are so lucky to have such a beautiful family and awesome big brothers that love you :)

Everett's newborn session - Aurora Newborn Photographer

What a sweet boy! Everett was amazing for our in-home session. At only 9 days new, he was already a professional model :) I loved being able to do these pictures in their home so we could get a new family picture in front of their new house as well as all the cute posed beanbag images I love.

Everett's Fresh 48 - Aurora Newborn Photographer

Our big family has been waiting for this boy and HE'S HERE! And man, oh man, is he cute! He looks so much like his big sister. I loved doing a Fresh 48 session for my cousin at the hospital where she delivered. I love the chance to capture those precious moments and now we'll be able to look back at the first couple days. I am so looking forward to photographing their in-home session next week! 

Fit4Mom Naperville Easter Event - Aurora family photographer

Oh boy! I did mini sessions at a Fit4Mom event in Naperville yesterday and ended up doing TWENTY ONE session! Holy cow! It was so much fun! The moms got to work out, the kids got to have an Easter egg hunt, and we all got to have fun taking pictures. Here is a little peek at each one :)

Riley's Easter mini session - Aurora family photographer

I got to meet this adorable baby girl this weekend! She is all about cheeks and look at that hair! Six months is one of my favorite ages to photograph because they're usually super chunky like this. We had fun!

Jenny's Easter Mini Session - Aurora Baby Photographer

I loved having this little cutie in the studio! She's almost 4 months old now and was a little hesitant at first, but luckily I have an adorable 2 year old for an assistant and she helped to make Jenny happy for her pictures. I still have more openings for Easter mini sessions on April 2nd in my home studio in Aurora!

Aurora newborn photographer - logan's newborn session

This baby boy was so great! He went right to sleep and let us take a ton of pictures. I love that we were able to get a studio look for his individual photos; but because we were at their house, we were able to do some more lifestyle photography in the bedroom as well. Merry Christmas, Logan!

Aurora family photographer - Juniper's Christmas pictures

Here's June, at it again with those smiles!

Aurora newborn photographer - mini newborn session

This sweet little girl is number four! We just needed to get a few pictures of her by herself while she's still a newborn and she made it pretty easy. Gotta love those cheeks!

Aurora Family Photographer - Family/Baby Session

Look at these beauties! Little Evie just turned 6 months old, so of course we had to do a session :)

Mom and sister Annabelle joined us for a few outdoor pictures first and then we came back to the studio to get Evie's photos by herself and some Christmas pictures, too. I can't wait until it's her birthday and we have pretty flowers outside to use for those photos!

Grace's Newborn Session

She's here! I was so excited to hear that she was a girl, because that meant I got to use all my pink and purple stuff :)

Miss Grace was such a perfect model for her newborn pictures and Sister Ella is so in love with her! I was able to get some shots of Ella kissing her new love and we got family pictures, too. Newborn portraits are my absolute favorite thing to do and having a baby like Grace to photograph makes it even better :)