How fast they grow! ~ Illinois Child Photographer

Too fast if you ask me!  It seems like yesterday I was shooting this little ones newborn images.  This is the big sister of the newborn I just posted.  She recently celebrated her first birthday.  So while I was there photographing her little brother we took some birthday shots of her too!  Such a little doll! I always love watching them grow!  Happy 1st Birthday “J”!

Need a smile?

I’ve got two for you…


You’re smiling aren’t you?!  A smile really is contagious.  I know they say that newborns don’t really smile real smiles, but gosh I’m not sure I believe that.  How could that grin be from gas? 

He is so darn cute with those chubby little chipmunk cheeks.  I also think these 2 shots will be a surprise to his momma.  I’m not sure she knows we actually caught these big grins!  Congratulations to the “M” family on their beautiful baby boy!

Coffee & Curlers!

The first part of January is always a slow time.  People are recovering from the holidays and it’s too cold to venture outdoors.  I usually take this time to recoop from a busy fall season and work on new products and session ideas I have rolling around in my head.  Well, I thought I would enjoy the down time from shooting, but to be honest I really miss it.  So instead I torture my kids with the camera….


We also worked on her valentines which I’ll share soon.   I’m back to shooting regular clients this weekend.  One of my new babies made his way into the world and one will be celebrating her first birthday.  I have several babies due in the next few weeks so my kids can relax for a bit while I resume photographing other peoples kids.

More hats!

Isn’t she adorable?!  I ordered this hat awhile ago and was just waiting for a baby girl to use it!  Just love it.  She only left it on for about 2 seconds so it’s a good thing my camera is faster than that! 


Baby girl!

Isn’t she adorable?! She was such a sweetie!  Got some with her beautiful eyes open, then she took a little nap for us.  It’s not very often I get to do newborn like shots on a 3 month old.  I told you I’ve had lots of new babies lately and more on the way!