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 theĀ  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 šŸ™‚ 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 Studio – Newborn and Family Portrait Session

Des Plaines Studio – Newborn and Family Portrait Session

Often a families first outing is their newborn session. This family traveled to my portrait studio in Des Plaines, IL for their first family portrait. The stuffed bear mom brought with was a perfect match.

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Babies first year tip: Bring the stuffed friend back to your sessions over the first year to document babies growth. Some wonderful first year keepsakes can be made!

The first family portrait that will hang in their home… I am so honored to be able to capture this for the new family of three.

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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!

Welcome Baby O – Des Plaines Newborn Photographer

Welcome Baby O – Des Plaines Newborn Photographer

Baby O headed into the studio with Mom and Dad with in a week of arriving home. After spending a gorgeous Labor Weekend in his new home, it was time for his portraits. He was a rockstar. He slept and posed without more then a few peeps.

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So tiny. So peaceful. So sound asleep.

 

 

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This is a favorite image with Mom. This is how baby O loves to snuggle and sleep on her every day. Pretty soon this will fade but this image printed 8X10 and framed in her home will remind always her of those first moments.

 

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He was worth the wait  – Des Plaines Newborn Photographer

He was worth the wait – Des Plaines Newborn Photographer

I can’t think of any better way to celebrate your one week birthday. Mom and Dad sat back and watched their cute baby boy in awe as he slept peacefully and happily threw his newborn photo session.

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Mom and Dad wanted to make sure to document the time, energy and love they put in waiting for this cutie to make their family three.

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He is the start of something wonderful. Their world will never be the same as they watch it through the eyes of their baby.

Welcome to the world Baby E and welcome to the start of the most amazing part of your journey Mom and & Dad.

One Month Old Baby J – Des Plaines Studio

One Month Old Baby J – Des Plaines Studio

Baby Boy in the Studio at One Month old.

This littleĀ guy proves that it is ok to miss the standard newborn window of 7-12 days. For a variety of reasons, babies can’t always make it for a session between that time but Mom and Dad don’t want to wait for 3 or 6 months to document their new little angel. This time frame is just as important in their life. There are never any guarantees at any age that they will squish up and sleep angelically in any pose but after that early time frame of life it is more difficult. This little guy played for awhile and showed off some of his one month skills but he eventually couldn’t resist the comfy wrap and feel asleep for some sweet images.

Picking out her favorite images, Mom really loved the imagesĀ with his eyes open and stretched out. It shows off his length and his beautiful eyes which are her favorite things to look at right now. Click here to see one of the collage frames his Mom choose for the hallway to his room.

 

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