Where the Wild Things Are Cake Smash Session | Sullivan IL Baby Decatur IL Child Photographer

Behr is such a squishy, happy baby. I was happy to have him back to my studio for his 1 year cake smash session that his sweet mom totally themed out to Where the Wild Things Are. She had several things made for his session and I was super stoked to make a teepee for him as well. If you’re wanting to make a teepee, I followed this blog here for the instructions. I substituted the round doll rods.

All in all, the session was a success.

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Studio Valentine Mini Sessions | Champaign IL Baby Peoria IL Child Photographer

These studio Valentine Mini Sessions were really a challenge for me to set up. I was really finding a creative blog with how to decorate the session and what to use for backdrops. I tend to like simple, organic photography backdrops, and I felt like Valentine Mini Sessions really forced me to think out of the box. I love how they turned out. I got to use my vintage gumball dispenser and filled it with word heart candy and found a lot of decorations at Target in the $1 bins (yay!).  The rest I made or found at Hobby Lobby.

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Fresh 48 Hospital Session with Vivian | Clinton IL Newborn Lincoln IL Baby Photographer

Vivian’s Fresh 48 Hospital Session was amazing. She was born with a full head of dark brown hair, gorgeous skin, and surrounded by a loving family.

These hospital newborn sessions are so great – they capture the emotion and happiness that a new life brings. It traps in time a feeling of smells, emotions, and memories that will never be forgotten. Newborn babies change so much in a short period of time, so these sessions are great to preserve the wrinkly skin, the shriveled feet and the newness of life.

Oh, and she is on my Grow with Me Plan, which means I get to snuggle her a lot!

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Fresh 48 newborn hospital session | OSF Bloomington IL | Chandi Kesler Photography

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Family of 3 Maternity Session | Mahomet IL Maternity Champaign IL Baby Photographer

Meet my gorgeous cousin Erin and her amazing family. Right now, a perfect family of three with one on the way. I cannot wait to meet her sweet little boy. Shortly after this maternity session, she gave birth to Camden — he surprised us over a month early and was completely healthy and perfect!

Love the creek maternity images we captured as well.

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Newborn Session with Wynona | Chicago IL Newborn Central IL Baby Photographer

I love when my friends send referral clients! That is how I met Nan and Joel, along with their two sweet children, including their newest addition, Wynona. She was pure perfection during her newborn session at my studio. We styled her newborn session with simple creams, splashes of pink and pale shades of green. She looked gorgeous in every color we used — just like her mamma. Meet Wynona.

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Newborn Photography Session with Baby Boy Nolan | Congerville IL Newborn Decatur IL Baby Photographer

Nolan was so sweet to me during his newborn photography session in my home studio in Bloomington, Illinois. Although he fought me to sleep at first, I eventually won the battle and captured some amazing images that his mom and dad will cherish for a lifetime.

To book your newborn session, please book while you’re pregnant to ensure your date on our calendar.

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Newborn Photo Session with Logan | Pontiac IL Newborn Champaign IL Baby Photographer

When Mom texted me to tell me that her “porkchop” came out weighing over 9 pounds, I squealed a little (a lot actually). He was just as cute in person as in the photos she sent from her phone. Logan slept like a dream. He was amazing to pose during his newborn photo session and those cheeks….I mean come on!

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Where the Wild Things Are Birthday Photo Session | 1 Year Photo Session with Jackson | Rantoul IL Baby Peoria IL Cake Smash Photographer

You can tell this momma did some planning for her little one’s first birthday photo session. His theme was Where the Wild Things Are. I loved his crown, which she purchased off Etsy. She made the banners for the background and the cake. Jackson showed his wild side during his session and gave some awesome expressions for us. And he definitely destroyed his cake!!

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Newborn Photography Session with Little Girl Lettie | Champaign IL Newborn Bloomington IL Baby Photographer

Lettie. She is a gorgeous little thing, isn’t she?! Love her little swoop of hair in the front, her long eyelashes, her perfect skin and little nose. Her newborn photography session was filled with lots of subtle girly accents of gold, coral, teal and hint of vintage to match her nursery. She slept like a dream.

World. Meet Lettie Charlotte.

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Pink/Flowered Romper: The Dainty Meadow

Headbands: The Dainty Meadow and Dapper and Darling

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Lifestyle Newborn Session with Vivian | Bloomington IL Newborn Central IL Baby Photographer

After doing Vivian’s Fresh 48 Hospital session, I was invited into her home to capture her, Mom and Dad in a lifestyle newborn session. I loved getting to see Mom and Dad adjusting to life with a newborn with feedings and diaper changes, snuggles, and comforting. Her nursery is amazing and something for her to grow into as the years pass.

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Newborn Boy Photography Session with Cooper | Pontiac IL Newborn Champaign IL Baby Photographer

Cooper’s newborn boy photography session was amazing. He didn’t wake up once. Cooper’s dad is a great friend of mine from Tri-Valley High School, so it was amazing getting to help capture their first baby!

We did his session in my Bloomington IL photography studio. I am in the process of getting more information on my studio out there soon!

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