My heart has officially turned to mush. Doing sweet baby Evelyn's in-home newborn portraits in Hales Corners, WI was such a treat. I love coming to parents and babies and meeting them in their home because everyone is so much more comfortable. I adored Momma Natalie's neutral color palette she chose for wardrobe (of course it helps that their home is totally gorgeous too). This little one is so lucky to have such a loving and wonderful family!
It was such an honor photographing my dear friends, Tricia and Charlie, with the newest addition to their family. Baby Alice was wide awake for her session, which can be a challenge for some photographers, but not this gal! We were able to get gorgeous photos that captured this little nugget's sparkly personality. I love all the beautiful details that Tricia put into to Alice's nursery, from the elephant to the felt flower mobile. Baby Alice is the luckiest little girl in the world because she has the absolute best parents.
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I can't express how lovely it was photographing this little nugget. Cecilia and Bill are dear friends of mine, so it was an honor being able to capture this moment in their lives. Cecilia and Bill opted for the Gold Package for an in-home newborn session, which got them an hour of baby photo time with two different outfits. We tossed around the idea of having a cat-themed maternity session (JK!) but I think what we wound up with is nothing short of perfect. Evelyn is a miracle baby and she is so lucky to have these two as parents.
It warms my heart when families I've photographed come back to me when their family grows! Michelle contacted me initially for my spring mini session deal and was so pleased with my work (yay!). She then asked if I could photograph some in-home newborn portraits for baby Lilah and I was ecstatic. Michelle had an adorable outfit lined up for Lilah (the headband is especially cute). She was also super smart and enlisted the help of her sister to corral their toddler while we focused on just Lilah for a portion of the session. My personal favorite is when we got their french bull dog in the photo. We got some amazing photos, scroll through and see for yourself!
I was so honored to have my good friends ask me to photograph their gorgeous baby girl earlier this month. Baby Lilly was such a good sport as we changed her from one adorable outfit to the next. Can you tell I couldn't get enough of her beautiful baby toes?! I love baby feet about as much as I love this breathtaking in-home newborn portrait session. Enjoy!
If you loved this in-home newborn session and want to see more like it, check out this blog post!
This little nugget was barely 10 days old, Katie and her husband had just moved into this new house in Deerfield, and we had a stormy day for the session - but despite all the mayhem I'd say we got some pretty stunning portraits of baby Luca. Katie asked so many wonderful questions before we had the session, and I was able to guide her through some simple but necessary steps to make the session go off without any problems. A big thing for newborns is to have the house nice and warm, like five degrees hotter than normal. This ensures that the baby will be comfortable when they are without any blankets. The other big tip is to make sure your newborn is fed, changed, and on the edge of a nap. That way your baby will sleep through the majority of the session. Baby Luca did a wonderful job, and I am so in love with all of these portraits.
Jamie and Brandon had me do their maternity portraits a few months back, and then baby Reese made her big appearance at the end of January. Nothing describes how magical it is to have the honor of documenting both the pregnancy and newborn baby as a photographer. We did an in-home mini session at Jamie and Brandon's home. Some photographers may argue that 45 minutes is not enough time for a newborn session, but I think it all depends on the time of day that you decide to photograph your newborn. One of the most important things is to get your newborn portraits in within the first week of your baby's life. During these first seven days of life your baby is primarily sleeping, so a mini session should start just after you feed your little nugget so that they are full and ready for nap time. Depending on your newborn's sleep schedule, usually sometime between 1pm-3pm works perfect. Jamie and Brandon's home had wonderful light and we shot primarily in the living room and their master bedroom. The only props we needed were Reese's boppy pillow, a few baby blankets, a bow, and some adorable outfits. It was such a lovely shoot and baby Reese was a total angel throughout the whole session!
Hi! I'm Kelsey - cat lover, coffee drinker, and green thumb. I've been photographing people for over a decade and can't wait for you to take a peek around!