Baby Kate {Chicago Newborn Photographer}

So many times I get last minute calls from parents saying, “I wasn’t sure I wanted newborn photos, but now that baby is here I do!  Now I’m scrambling, do you have availability to come in the next couple days?”  I try to save at least 1-2 spots for these situations since I know newborn time is SO precious, and SO short, and I was so excited to get a call from the Paveltic’s!  We were so lucky we were able to get Baby Kate scheduled on short notice, and OMG she was a dream!!!

She was full of baby smiles from the first click of my camera, AND on top of that she allowed me to get through almost all of the poses with ease.  For other photographers out there, they know that’s not an easy feat:) We did a combination of lifestyle and posed shots in their beautiful condo, and I am so pleased with the results!  Lots of highlights below, since I could not decide with so many favorites!!  Enjoy this beautiful little lady!!!

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Carpenter Family {Chicago Family Photographer | La Grange Park Photographer}

I first met Kayla when she was just 3 months old and such a cutie! Sooo excited to capture her 1 year session along with big bro Drew turning 3. We had high hopes of an outdoor spring session but with one round of sickness and several rounds of this never-ending winter, we finally felt like spring inside at Lincoln park conservatory. (Spring flower show is now so check it out!)

Almost walking and super smiley, Kayla immediately grabbed my heart with her expressions. And Drew wanted to explore everything and show this jungle to Mickey. They were so great during our shoot and I had too many images to choose from! My faves are below:)

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Check out ALL of the images HERE

Baby Charlotte {Chicago Newborn Photographer | La Grange Park Photographer}

Reunion time for me! Dana and I were sorority sisters at Miami (OH) and I was so honored to capture her little girl, Charlotte. First off… look at all that baby hair?!?!?! I’m obsessed!!! She was such a great little model and even know she wanted to stay awake and party, much like our college days, I always win;)

We wanted a very neutral palette for our session to go with their (stunning) home! Seriously check out the decor in my lifestyle shots… I need her to decorate my place!! I love everything about this shoot! So great to snuggle and catch up with an old friend:)

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See ALL images from this amazing shoot HERE

Stecko Family {Wilmette Family Photographer | Chicago Family Photographer}

I love my referral clients! This beautiful family had seen some of my work on Facebook and from another friend of mine, and she was so excited to book six-month photos for her role adorable daughter Kelsey. They had the most beautiful home for our lifestyle section!! Simple, neutral and tons of natural light!! My only problem was trying to keep up with Miss Kelsey:)

As you can tell from the images below she absolutely LOVES Mom and Dad! It makes my heart melt when I can capture the love between a family, and I think that’s what radiates from this shoot.:)

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Check out ALL of the images from the shoot HERE

Shannon Family {Chicago Newborn Photographer | La Grange Park Photographer}

I am so thankful for the Internet and for Facebook these days! I moved away from where I grew up, and with these things have been able to catch up with some high school friends I’d lost touch with. Cara and I go way back and used to be on swim team together back in 7th grade, so I was extremely excited to see her for both her maternity session last year, and to meet Baby Charlie in February!

I wish I’d looked this good preggo and as a new mom!! Simply stunning! She was worried about an in-home session since they have floor-to-ceiling windows, to which I replied, “Those are my FAVORITE!” It was perfect diffused light making Charlie look even more perfect than he already is!

Charlie came complete with tons of baby smiles and cute accessories.:)He was a dream the entire session, and we were able to get so many great posed and lifestyle shots. Love, love, LOVE the feet on the bed!!

What an amazing family and so blessed I could capture this special time.

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See the full gallery of Baby Charlie HERE