Pretty in Purple – Elk Grove Baby Photographer

Pretty in Purple – Elk Grove Baby Photographer

Elk Grove Baby Photographer

You met this sweet addition to Elk Grove earlier this year and she was back in for her sitter session. If you remember, she was super smiley as a newborn. Remember this grin?

Elk Grove Baby Photographer

The only thing different is that Baby L and her grin are even bigger!

Elk Grove Baby Photographer


Elk Grove Baby Photographer

Every month Baby L’s mom takes a photo of her with her giraffe. Here they are in the studio. I think they are pretty cute together!

Elk Grove Baby Photographer

Elk Grove Baby Photographer

Posing and smiling is exhausting!

Sometimes a break is necessary during portrait sessions.

Elk Grove Baby Photographer

Like many babies, knocking down blocks is a favorite activity. Baby L is no different. We did a couple games of knocking down blocks before switching to her final outfit.



We don’t always need a big grin, sometimes just those big gorgeous eyes will do. Our babies don’t always smile. It is nice to capture the other expressions that they make too.


ARTWORK is Baby’s Elk Grove Home

Creating a personalized collection with a 16X16 collage frame focusing on four images from the session. Added to the collection are Mom’s favorite images in 5X7 with the corresponding digital files.

Are you looking for a newborn photographer in the Des Plaines area? Call today, 847-858-7050 and we can discuss your one of a kind newborn, sitter or first year session in detail.

Elk Grove Baby Photographer

Des Plaines Newborn photographer – Classic Newborn Portraits

Des Plaines Newborn photographer – Classic Newborn Portraits

We were back in the Des Plaines Studio for our first newborn after the short Christmas holiday break, with babies constantly being born newborn photographers do not get a very long break 🙂 Baby A and his family arrived at my Des Plaines studio for their first family portraits the day after Christmas and Mom and Dad did a great job with all the newborn portrait preparations the day of his session. Baby A slept like a dream after we rocked him to sleep and wrapped him up. But first a quick stretch for this newborn after he got out of his car seat.

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BIG BROTHER = SUPER HERO

A newborn will usually enforce a break from the session for a feeding. During this time photographers typically prep backgrounds, blankets and outfits for the next round of portraits. Sometimes we just chat with the family. During this particular break, we spent some time with Baby A’s big brother. He was about to be 3 and told us that he was having a super hero party. Not only that but he had his costume with him. We helped him get his costume on and asked him to show us his best super hero moves.

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And we also were able to snag a super handsome image of him in his fanciest outfit.

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Being 3 is a big deal… but being a big brother is even bigger.

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Baby A has lots of family around him and they even joined in for one large family portrait. This will be a great memory for all of them and an amazing family portrait in his home.

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The Heirloom Artwork

And the best part… the Collection for their newborn portraits created by this family during their ordering session in the Des Plaines Studio. This is what they will have in their home every day! Every image printed in a 5X7 keepsake box with corresponding digital files, an 11X14 portrait to add to an existing picture shelf and three adorable mini books; one for them, one for Baby A’s Aunt and one for his grandparents. Every time someone pulls out a mini book instead of a scrolling through photos on a phone, the conversation goes a little longer and no one gets bored watching you scroll through baby photos. The mini books give that personal touch that technology as been taking away.

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Remember to have fun!

How fun is this family!? Because Baby A was born around Christmas time, they all ran out and grabbed some fun outfits to end the session in. It was said that this picture will make its way out every Christmas time as holiday decor. I love that idea!

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Merry Christmas from Kelly Fitzgerald Studio, Baby A and family!

Are you looking for a newborn photographer in the Des Plaines area? call today, 847-858-7050 and we can discuss your one of a kind newborn session in detail.

Mount Prospect Newborn Photographer – Tiny Dancer

Mount Prospect Newborn Photographer – Tiny Dancer

Mount Prospect Newborn Photographer.

I never require parents to being any outfits to their newborn session.
I have plenty of outfits, wraps and the essentials for a great newborn session. Newborns are best photographed in simple outfits. Therefore I provide plenty of appropriate newborn outfits, wraps and the essentials for a great newborn session. That being said, as a new parent it can be so exciting to look for an outfit for your new addition!

Mount Prospect Newborn Photographer

Mom told me about a beautiful lace romper she had purchased. I was looking forward to seeing it because it was the perfect outfit for her! Not only do I love how it looks like it was made just for her but it was clear how comfortable she was in it as well.

Mount Prospect Newborn Photographer

Is it obvious with her ballerina inspired romper that her mom was and still is a dancer? Check out Outlet Dance Company in Elk Grove or ‘Like’ them on facebook.

Mount Prospect Newborn Photographer

Future dancer?

I have a feeling that growing up attending dance shows and watching some practices and rehearsals, this little lady will naturally be drawn to the art of dance. I love tutus so hopefully I am right and we can talk her mom into a few for a future birthday session.

Mount Prospect Newborn Photographer
Mount Prospect Newborn Photographer

Rose is a beautiful name as is… but it’s beauty runs a little deeper when it is the name of your great grandma and also your moms middle name. Also, look close below for a sweet tribute to great grandma on her moms arm.

Mount Prospect Newborn Photographer

My apologies to Dad!

Mom and Baby have been taking up most of this post. However when you have two gorgeous ladies in your life it will happen from time to time. He has a few nieces, nephews and cousins have been photographed in my studio a few times and I am scheduled to see the family more this year. Maybe we will get a cousins portrait in the studio one year!

Newborn session prep work is worth it!

Mom and Dad did a great job prepping for the newborn session. I am sure the list of do’s and don’ts seems a little exhausting for new parents. However the tips and tricks really help to make a successful newborn portrait session for baby as well as allow mom and dad to enjoy the time too. Baby Rose slept so sound and relaxed allowing us to complete this session in 1.5 hours. Here are a few more of my favorites below, she even gave us a sweet smile!

Mount Prospect Newborn Photographer

Do you live in Mount Prospect? Looking for a newborn photographer? Keep reading to find out how to reach me and some nursery design tips!

Mount Prospect Newborn Photographer

Looking for a newborn photographer?

I would love to meet you! Do live in Mount Prospect or the surrounding area and are looking for a newborn photographer? Call 847-858-7050 to set up a meeting or consultation or email kelly@kellyfitzgeraldstudio.com

Heirloom artwork is the best part!

Click here to read more and find out how they chose to display their first family portraits.

Does hanging newborn artwork seem intimidating?

Click here to download your own FREE nursery inspire guide and get some tips and tricks to put artwork in your own home!

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Newborn Artwork [Mt. Prospect newborn photographer ]

Newborn Artwork [Mt. Prospect newborn photographer ]

Mt. Prospect Newborn Photographer

The end result is really the best part of any newborn session. The options are endless and therefore customizable to your home and space. It was hard to decide which images they want to look at every day because all of them we so adorable! But in the end, this was the winning design.

We discussed that the two bookending images can be removed at a later date and placed on easels or on picture shelves as Baby R grows and more portraits and artwork arrive in the home.

If you are looking for inspiration for your own nursery or home, scroll down for your free nursery design guide.

12X12 standout
12X12 standout
16X20 lustre print matted in double white mat and 20X24 black distressed framed

Read more about Baby R’s newborn portrait session here.

Looking for a newborn photographer in or around the Mt Prospect area? Send an email to Kelly@kellyfitzgeraldstudio.com today or call 847-858-7050.

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Like Mother, Like Daughter [Central Park, Des Plaines]

Like Mother, Like Daughter [Central Park, Des Plaines]

This is Central Park. It is a small park near the center of Des Plaines. Although surrounded by condos there is an adorable circle path flooded with flowers during the summer and into the early fall. When I photograph just right, the viewer will have no idea that people, condos and cars are surrounding us. Kids love the cute path and parents love that it is easy to get to. This is a popular place for high school kids to take photos before dances. I have seen this place flooded with kids and parents. After being one those parents last year I realized that this is a great mini session location! The first round of mini sessions for fall 2018 took place here and Ela and her daughter jumped in for one.

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Ela might look familiar…

You may recognize Ela, she is a fellow photographer, the baby whisperer here at the studio and my assistant for some other studio sessions. Her daughter, like many, does not photograph well for her mother…. Or does her mother not do well with her daughter as the subject? It might be a combination of both.

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A great use of a Central Park Mini Sesssion

In the past Ela has claimed a mini session for just her and her daughter which I think is a fantastic use of a mini session. They followed the clothing suggestions, arrived a little early, played some games with me and spent some quality time together. And after they went out for some food. This sounds like a great early evening activity to me and a fabulous memory!

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Central Park Des Plaines
Central Park Des Plaines
Central Park Des Plaines

Check out Ela & Tasi last Mother / daughter mini session HERE to see how much she has grown!

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