Chicagoland Newborn Photographer – Lifestyle Session

Chicagoland Newborn Photographer – Lifestyle Session

Chicagoland Newborn Photographer

Just before Christmas baby number 4 arrived for this now family of 6! Best part of being invited into their Chicagoland home for this major family milestone is that I have had the honor of documenting the  milestones in all of the kids lives. If you look on the back wall you will see their story told. Among the kids artwork hangs portraits taken (by Kelly Fitzgerald Studio 🙂 of their kids throughout the years in studio, on location, outdoors, in their home and in their backyard.

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Baby H needed a little time to feed so me and the boys hung out. Knowing that mom and dad were busy the little guys talked their way into a popsicle, I don’t blame them!

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After the popsicle and game of hot lava with a thorough explanation of house rules, baby H was ready to spend some time in front of the camera.

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Special thanks to this family for trusting me with an important task. Documenting their lives and preserving their memories.

 

Des Plaines Forest Preserve – Outdoor Family Portrait Session

Des Plaines Forest Preserve – Outdoor Family Portrait Session

It seems that parents have everything they need. We as grown children have to think about what they can’t get themselves. Sisters teamed up for an extended family portrait as a present for Mom and Dad this holiday season. We met at the Des Plaines Forest Preserve and started our session in the leaves. What is better then looking at images of your children and grandchildren everyday!

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The idea is to end up with a new gallery wall that will showcase old images combined with the new images as well as some artwork from the grandchildren and leave room to grow. Next session will include Grandma and Grandpa for a large image of the extended family. Looking forward to heading out to the Forest Preserve with them again this year!

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Sometimes we will use some stock room images to help visualize a space.

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We ended the session by photographing each kid with their special friends. Each of these will be framed and displayed in their homes. Sometimes special friends change as kids grow, sometimes they are still laying on their bed when they turn 12, either way this is a big part of the stage of their life that they are in now. We all remember carrying around our favorite dolls, toys and special blankets. I like to get those documented for the kids after their portraits are complete. These are the ones they will be showing off in 20 years 🙂

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Black and White image on canvas – Des Plaines, IL

Black and White image on canvas – Des Plaines, IL

Whats not to love about these images??

Mom and Dad so in love and so thrilled to be starting their family.

 

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Together we designed an entire wall that will grow with them as their family grows. With room for many more images, this image from their maternity session and one from their newborn session will join a wedding image (which I also created for them :)) and be the start of their family wall.

I am so ecstatic to watch this wall grow and am honored to be the photographer to document all of these important stages and connections. Stay tuned for more of their wall and baby O’s first year!

Digital Collage Wall Art for the Home – Des Plaines, IL

Digital Collage Wall Art for the Home – Des Plaines, IL

It wasn’t easy to decide which heirloom art product the family wanted. With so many beautiful images and a small space to display, the digital collage won! Framed in a black gallery frame, this will be a gorgeous piece for their home without sacrificing any of Mom’s favorite images.

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Click here to see more images from their Signature Session at Central Park

One Month Baby Collage Frame – Art Product

One Month Baby Collage Frame – Art Product

It can be so hard to choose the images a client wants to look at every day. But we did it!

The top frame will hang in the hallway that leads to Baby J’s room. His parents plan to add to this as he grows but this will stand alone until his next session. We had to make sure the image would look well alone and would also allow accompanying images as time goes on.

Mom selected the large image in the collage because it shows off his length and his gorgeous eyes, the top image because of his eyes again, the middle because she will remember how peacefully he sleeps and the bottom because he gave us a little smile. How can you not walk by that every day and not smile yourself!

The bottom image of Baby J and his Mom will hang in her room and will allow her to see how he small he once was for years and years to come. I think that may be the image she cherishes the most in 20 years.

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Filling a Home with Artwork

Filling a Home with Artwork

Some gorgeous artwork went home today. Two images printed on a standout mount, ready to hang in the clients home, along with a wooden print box filled with a 5X7 print of each of the final 40+ images from their session. The wooden box looks gorgeous out on a table or book case and makes it easy for your family and friends to look through the images. Having family photos around the home boosts the self esteem of the child, making them feel important and loved. It also provides great conversation for guests and family.

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