Janie's newborn session - Aurora, IL newborn photographer

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!

"A" Family Mini Session - Aurora, IL Photographer

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 ;)

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!

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!

Now booking mini sessions!

Can you believe it's already time for fall minis?!

I'm so excited to be offering mini sessions at two locations this year! I'll be doing morning appointments at the Naperville Riverwalk and afternoon appointments at Fabyan Forest Preserve (pictured here).

Mini sessions are approximately 20 minutes and include 15 digital files with print release as well as an online gallery that makes sharing easy.

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Grace's Smash Cake Session - Aurora Baby Photographer

I can't believe she's one already! Which is kinda weird because I feel like I've known this family for so long now even though we met for their maternity pictures last year. The days are long, but the years are short, right?

We had a blast at the Naperville Riverwalk for this session. We did some updated family portraits and then moved on to the main event: CAKE! Little Grace wasn't too interested in a photo session but once she got cake she was all about it! And she was kind enough to share with her big sister Ella.

Happy birthday, Grace!

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 :)

Bradley Newborn

Hooooly moley this boy is adorable! He was such a great little baby model and slept through pretty much the entire session. He let us get family pictures, a few with his awesome big brother Theo, and then plenty of Bradley alone. This is why I love doing newborn pictures!

Wise Family

This family is so sweet! We had a beautiful day for maternity portraits at the Springbrook Trail in Naperville. Little Theo was such a great model! With a toddler already and a baby coming soon, this family is about to be very busy; I can't wait to do their newborn pictures!

Wehrle Family

What a beautiful family! This little boy is SO lucky to have such a great brother and sister that are already so in love with him. I could not have asked for a better family to photograph. Brother and sister were so cooperative and loved holding baby Trevor and talking to him. And for a newborn, he was a fantastic model - he slept the whole time!

Daly Kids Easter & Birthday

Busy, busy! The twins' first birthday and Easter! Would you look at these outfits! SO adorable. Dean and Logan were full of smiles as always, and the girls were all over the place! Easter eggs and birthday balloons are a lot of fun when you're one. We are all looking forward to doing a session outside soon!

Juniper 6 months

What a beauty! I am LOVING taking this sweet chick's photos every 3 months. What a treasure to watch her grow! She definitely gave us some good pouty faces during this session, but we were still able to get some super cute images.

 

Clarke Family

I started photographing the Clarke family when Teddy was a baby and he has always been so much fun! During this session, he would roar at me like a lion and then laugh and give me these great smiles. Goofiness makes anything more fun!