Presley's newborn session - Aurora, IL photographer

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!

Willow's newborn session - Aurora, IL newborn photographer

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 :)

Now booking Christmas mini sessions!

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 april@brightandearlyphotography.com

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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!

M Family - Aurora Family Photographer

Look at these lovely people! This is my husband's brother and his family. We were at my in-laws' recently and decided to do an updated family portrait. How lucky are we that my in-laws have such a beautiful backyard?!

Sullivan's 6 month session - Aurora Family Photographer

My, oh my, has this boy grown! I can't believe it's already been six months since we did his newborn session, but here we are! 

We met up at the Naperville Riverwalk for some milestone portraits of Sullivan as well as some with his big brother. They were both SO GOOD, all of us were laughing and having a great time. I love the connection you can just feel between these boys - they are so close! Getting these awesome smiles was easy with such happy kids. 

Happy six months, Sullivan!