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!

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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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K Family - Aurora Family Photographer

I love these guys! I've known them for forever and I love not only getting the chance to see these boys grow up, but I feel so lucky getting to photograph them! Ryan and AJ are always so much fun to work with.

For their family portrait session, we went to Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva, IL. There's this stunning archway that we were able to shoot in as well as a nice shady spot with trees and tons of beautiful green grass. I always love getting traditional portraits (5 years in a portrait studio sticks with you!), but we all had fun getting some candid lifestyle photos as well. I love when I can just say, "OK, have fun!" and shoot what happens. 

My daughter even came with me for this session to "help the kids smile" and since everyone was so well-behaved, we got to have a playdate afterwards! I think we can all mark this day as a good one :)

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.

Outdoor Maternity Session - Aurora Family Photographer

You guys, this is seriously the sweetest family in the world, hands down. I am so lucky that we're (kind of) related and I get to see them at more than just photo shoots. And their family is growing! This little boy will start out so blessed having parents like these and Fiora will be an amazing sister, I'm sure!

Fiora 18 months

Golly, this kid is C-U-T-E! I met Fiora at a park in Oswego and we all had so much fun during her session. She loved exploring and playing with mommy. 18 months is a fun age for a photo shoot!

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!