Forsyth IL Newborn Joliet IL Baby Photographer
Forsyth IL Newborn Joliet IL Baby Photographer
2017 Tree Farm Mini Sessions | Bloomington IL
2017 had the most gorgeous fall I can remember. Thank you for choosing me to capture it with your family.
So I am trying something a little new for my blog posts. I’m not sure how long it will last, if it will be consistent, or it will even work effectively.
I often get behind on blogging/posting to my website because of the amount of time it takes to describe the sheer awesomeness that each family and session deserves. I love each and every family/person that I have the privilege of capturing, but the journalistic side of my job I often find difficult. So, in order to get you WAY more cuteness and a higher volume of eye candy, I have decided I’m only going to include photos for each of my blog posts from here on out (at least as a trial).
I mean, seriously, you all surely don’t come to a photographer’s website to READ, do you?!
So, without further ado, this is 18 month old Charlotte and her amazing family….
You know those people that come into your lives that you immediately feel like you’ve known forever? That was this family of 4. They arrived at their session, their kiddos dressed in their PJ’s (to avoid winkled carseat clothing), tousled hair and grimaces on their faces. They had fallen asleep in the car on the way to their session. Normally, any other day, this would not be a time they would ever fall asleep.
However, while towing kids, Mom had the biggest, sweetest smile on her face. She told me what happened and I said, “Absolutely no worries at all! We got this!”
Their oldest was having nothing to do with wanting to change, wanting to take photos, and of course this strange location with some strange new lady.
Between Mom, Dad and me, we managed to get them changed, snuggled and eventually, we got them both on board with photos — I have a few tricks up my sleeve that I need to grab from on occasion. Luckily for all of us, they worked like a charm!
This family. So much love. I’m telling you. I would have been freaking out if my kids came to their session grumpy and tired, but not these two. They just loved on them, were so patient and, honestly those are my favorite photos of all time. Because that is what being a parent is — being flexible, being loving, being patient. Those kids are surrounded by the some of the most loving people!
Good luck trying to narrow these down – I couldn’t even do it for your blog post.
What a pleasure to be a part of someone’s life in the most memorable times. This family reached out for a maternity session last summer and we clicked immediately — I laughed so hard during their Maternity Session and found myself laughing at random times over the next few days just remembering silly moments. I couldn’t wait to see them again.
My next meeting with them would be at the hospital for Coleman’s Fresh 48 Hospital Session. Man oh man, this little boy was striking at less than 48 hours old! Those dimples —- and he didn’t get them from Mom or Dad, he was just blessed by them!
So, when they arrived for his newborn session, I couldn’t wait to hang out again! Coleman was perfect!
We incorporated some of Dad’s favorite hunting items, including a special set of antlers. I loved Coleman’s custom made “Coleman” hat, which he also wore at the hospital.
Spending time together with families over multiple sessions is nothing short of awesome. I love getting to know people and the relationship just naturally unfolds. I cannot wait to watch this little boy grow!
Thank you for trusting me!
I am collaborating with a Matilda Jane Trunk Keeper to bring you something fun and special. For those of you that do not know, Matilda Jane is a boutique line of clothing for babies, children, teens and adults. They have the cutest line of clothing and accessories for girls of all ages. You can check out there page HERE.
So the way this works:
You sign up for a session – we are hosting these at Ewing Manor in Bloomington
You let me know what size clothing you will need and our Trunk Keeper will bring a wardrobe of clothing to choose from for your session
You can also wear your own Matilda Jane Clothing to your session
I take pictures of you and/or your girls wearing and modeling this adorable clothing
You receive 10 digital images of your choice from the session and print release
$75 of your session fee goes towards NEW Matilda Jane Clothing from our Trunk Keeper
I love meeting new families. This one was no different. Colette arrived for newborn photos with her big brother John and we had an awesome morning!
Colette and I started her session outside in the flowers — LOVE getting to take outdoor newborn pictures if weather allows! She smiled a lot out there so she must have loved it too!
She gave me lots of smiles throughout her session indoors too!
Sibling shots are my favorite and I work really hard to achieve them for my clients.
Sometimes we wait it out, sometimes we have treats or gifts for participating, and sometimes we get some silly photos, which I know parents will look back on and love just as much as the more posed ones.
John wasn’t quite sure about getting in the photos with his new sister, but of course with some cookies, he obliged! I hope you cherish these for a lifetime!
Thank you for choosing me as your photographer!
Olivia arrived to my studio ready for her first images in this big world. She was born with a full head of hair, long eyelashes with a curl, and the best little lips. She was such a good little model for me. I absolutely loved her session colors — turquoise, creams and yellows. She looked amazing in all of them! Thank you for choosing me as your newborn photographer. It means more to me than any of you will ever know!
World, meet Olivia….
Elyse’s momma and I spent several years working together as nurses before Jamie started having babies. Actually, we have known each other for quite a few years. We go back to the “Yellow Mustang Days” as Jamie and I would call them…..
Now, it’s pampers and mini vans and we wouldn’t change it for the world.
So, let’s talk about Elyse. Isn’t she just gorgeous?! And her big brother is CLEARLY in love with her! How sweet is he?!
Elyse is one special baby. She is what they call a Rainbow Baby. It is a term used to describe a baby that is born following a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or infant loss.
“In the real world, a beautiful and bright rainbow follows a storm and gives hope. The rainbow is more appreciated having just experienced the storm in comparison.
The storm (pregnancy loss) has already happened and nothing can change that experience. Storm-clouds might still be overhead as the family continue to cope with the loss, but something colorful and bright has emerged from the darkness and misery.”
Not only has Jamie’s family lost a baby, but they have weathered multiple other tragedies that left them feeling helpless and lost.
Through it all, their faith never wavered and God prevailed as He always promises to.
They, indeed, have braved quite some storms in their time as a family, but God gave them their long awaited rainbow.
So happy for you all!
Newborn Photography is one of my favorite things in the entire world, after of course church and my family. Do you want to know WHY newborn photography is a huge passion of mine? I could go on forever, but to sum it up in a few words this is why:
I mean, who doesn’t love baby toes? I only take about 40 photos during each newborn session of just their toes….I can’t help it.
New life. What is more amazing than that? These sweet little beings just so perfectly made. Every single one of them.
Innocence. The are so pure, so reliant and trusting on us to take care of them. They need one thing….love. Well, and food, but that is love too, right?!