Des Plaines Newborn Photographer – Baby M

Des Plaines Newborn Photographer – Baby M

It wasn’t that long ago that this newborn’s brother made the trip to my Des Plaines Studio to get his own newborn photographs done. Now he is coming in as the big brother! It is such an honor to photograph multiple newborn portrait sessions.



Big brother had to get some time in front of the camera too! He has so many expressions, he was so fun to photograph and talk to.



This is one sweet, adorable family. Baby M sure made this trio one fabulous family of four. Looking forward to watching them grow up. Hold on tight, it goes fast!ย  des-plaines-newborn-photo



Mount Prospect, IL Newborn Photographers – Baby Charlie

Mount Prospect, IL Newborn Photographers

Newborn sessions with older siblings are tearing at my heart strings lately. Probably because my own two are getting older.. a lot older.

I have had so many great big brothers and sisters in the studio lately. This big sister was so excited to be part of the session and help out which was a huge relief because the main focus of the session was the siblings images.

If you live in or around the Mount Prospect and you are looking for newborn photographers… Give me a call and we can chat about your own newborn session!

Now booking through Fall 2018.




If that picture below doesn’t say PROUD BIG SISTER then I don’t know what does! We were able to get some images of Mom and both of her kiddos, which I am hoping will be a great keepsake and addition to part of this families growing story.


Ok. Ok. Big sisters have their moments too ๐Ÿ™‚ One of my favorite images above ^^^

Baby Charlie woke up and even gave us some giggles and laughs. He didn’t make it into the studio until after he was a month old. I think Baby Charlie just proved that even if you miss the perfect newborn time frame of 7-10 days, you can still get some amazing family images. Don’t skip a session! Just jump in and document your family at any moment you can.



The most important part… What did this family do with their newborn portraits? Click here for the post on their heirlooms and keepsakes

Mount Prospect Newborn Photographers – Artwork & Keepsakes

Mount Prospect Newborn Photographers

The best part of the custom portrait process is meeting with your photographers and viewing your newborn photos. It can be overwhelming and fun (yes, at the same time) deciding how you will preserve and view them. When we are unable to have the actual wall we can use some mock home images, seen below. We went through so many ideas and here is the final design choice in our new Heritage Wood Print.

Live in Mount Prospect and looking for newborn photographers? Give me a call to discuss your new arrival!


I need to correct myself. The best part is the delivery of your art products. The final result of your hard work. Getting outfits together, getting everyone ready AND getting yourself ready, making sure everyone naps and is fed. Getting everyone there and then imagining and deciding on how you will enjoy and love them. All the work comes down to the delivery day. It is kind of like Christmas Morning or your birthday. On this delivery day, Big Sister was very excited and was suggesting that the small wood print be hung just at her eye level so she could look at it all the time.


Do not just tell your children, show them. Show them they are important, show them family is important. Print and display. Even if it is just one professional product.

Booking now through September 2018.

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 theย  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 ๐Ÿ™‚ of their kids throughout the years in studio, on location, outdoors, in their home and in their backyard.


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!


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.



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

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.


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.


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.


16X20 Gallery Wrap Wall Art

16X20 Canvas Wall Art

8X10 Canvas with Easel

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

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.


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.