Babies, Babies, Babies ~ Illinois Newborn Photographer

It’s been a new year full of babies 🙂  I haven’t shared newborn photos here on the blog for quite some time so I decided to grab several from some recent sessions to share.  I’ve had lots of incredible new clients this year.   One of my new dads carried a baby brush around in his back pocket to fix his little loves hair in between shooting.  So adorable.  It’s really an amazing experience to witness the love felt between parents and their new bundles.  Sometimes I’ll look over when shooting and see the biggest grins on their parents faces and I’m quite sure they don’t even realize their smiling from the inside out.   I consider myself blessed to be a part of their first days together.

We are anticipating a new baby boy this weekend.  Our Myla will have a brother 🙂   We can’t wait to get our hands on him and already have the perfect name picked out which I’ll share on Saturday when he comes home!  Besides a newborn baby’s head their is no sweeter smell than puppy breath…lol!  I hope you’re all having a great week!


No more pictures Aunt Shannon!!

I think that may be what he’s trying to tell me…











Congratulations to Scott and Courtney!  I loved spending the day with you and am looking forward to watching him grow!!

I nearly cried…

When I found the locks of golden hair laying on the dining room floor.  I nearly cried when my friend Jessica pulled the rest of her hair into a pony tail and cut it all off.  My husband kept saying, “It could be worse.”  He’s right, it could be worse.  She now has a fresh new do for Spring that will be much easier to do in the morning.  Here are a couple of Emma’s attempt at cutting her hair and then of my friend Jessica’s fix.  She could be bald and I’d still think was the cutest thing ever!!  I tried telling her that if she cut her hair again she would look like a boy.  Well, her response was, “I want a boy haircut!”  Needless to say ALL of our scissors are under lock and key! 






Simply Beautiful…

There is something I love about black and white newborn photography.  Nothing to distract from the emotion that is felt by new parents, nothing to draw your eye away from that beautiful little face.  It’s simple and timeless.  Most times my favorite shots are just a black or white background and a perfect little newborn.  Sometimes the most powerful, storytelling images aren’t even faces…





How about one in color.  This little carriage belonged to her mom when she was little.




Congratulations to the “M” family on their beautiful baby girl!