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!
I could gush on this sweet little girl all day long. As a newborn photographer, I love each and every one of the newborns that walks into my Studio located in Bloomington IL and Madeline is no exception. Her strawberry blonde hair, her chubby cheeks and of course he fuzzy little ears.
Please don’t wait to book your newborn session with Chandi Kesler Photography. Limited amount of sessions are taken each month to ensure availability.
Madeline is modeling several of my favorite items – the vendors are listed and tagged below.
Seafoam Green Shorts: Huckleberry Baby Prop Shop
Green Knit Hat: Violet Dove Organics
Cream Headband and Flower/Pearl Tieback: The Dainty Meadow
Valentine’s Day Mini Sessions are now open for booking and approaching quickly!! Don’t hesitate to book! These are perfect for attaching to your children’s candy, gifts for your family and for capturing the sweet little faces of your children!!
Link to book: http://chandikeslerphotography.bigcartel.com/product/valentine-s-day-mini-sessions
Welcome to the world, Camden. He came quite bit earlier than planned, but he is a healthy little bean!! He did awesome during his newborn portrait session in my Bloomington IL photography studio. I loved how he just went with the flow!
Grey Romper: Huckleberry Baby Props
Plaid Pants: Tham Nguyen Photography Props
Knit Hats: Violet Dove Organics
Oh, I have been loving on some newborns lately. I have been working so hard to catch up on all my fall sessions, I have been neglecting my blog quite a bit. I am out of order with blogging these, but I just finished up his gallery and thought, what the heck. So here is Greyson. His mom and Dad drove from Champaign to my Bloomington IL photography studio at only 7 days old!! He was perfect. Didn’t make a peep, didn’t stop to eat, no bathroom accidents, and he even opened his eyes for me! I know his mom and dad are very proud and I am so honored that I was able to do Greyson’s newborn session!
Hats/Bonnets: Violet Dove Organics
Plaid Pants: Tham Nguyen
Tribal Shorts: The Dainty Meadow
Blue Wrap: Dolly Priss
Grey Chunky Knit Layer: Violet Dove Organics
This family was so fun. Their kids loved the camera and we had the most gorgeous sunset for their fall family photos. We did their session near Crestwicke Country Club in Bloomington, IL. I am loving all the fall foilage this time of year. It has been providing the best fall backdrop for my outdoor fall family pictures this year! Without further ado, please check out this gorgeous family of 5!
Clara’s newborn baby girl session was just how you would imagine any little newborn girl’s first photos to be: pink, girly, simple and sweet. Her big sister is so proud and is already taking on the big sister role and helping her momma out when she can!
On a side note, I love what I do and I love even more that I get to meet people in my neighborhood while doing it. I now have a new friend and a new running buddy.
I had been looking forward to this super stylish country side session for a while. My friend asked me about photos for her 3 girls and I was so happy to schedule them. I encouraged Mom to come dressed for photos so she could have some of them together. Although reluctant at first, she was so excited for them by the time the session had arrived. They are some of my favorite images from her session gallery.
We had gorgeous light pouring in during this session and as I show Mom the back of my camera, she says, “Wow, this is why we wait to have photos taken this late, huh? Totally worth
That’s right! This Peoria IL Photographer waits for that light – I am strict on my session times, but this is why, my friends! That golden light cannot be captured any other time!
These creek photography sessions were so fum this year. We had the best weather for playing in the creek. The most gorgeous sunset poked through the trees and lit up the creek for all of our sessions this time. I cannot wait to offer Sunset Creek Mini Sessions every year! This is great for families, children and even couples!
I cannot wait to get my kiddos down to do creek pictures either!
This creek photo session was so fun. We had the perfect weather and the perfect sunset for Ellie’s creek pictures. Something about kids in a creek in the summer just melts my little heart. I loved having these Creek Mini Sessions and will likely make them an annual thing for my clients! I think everyone loved them!
These twin newborn girls arrived about 6 weeks before their due date and we missed out on Mom’s maternity session, but nonetheless, the baby girls arrived perfect and healthy, so everyone is thankful! Skip forward about 5 weeks and view their amazing newborn session that we did here in my Bloomington IL Newborn studio. The literally didn’t wake up once. Well, only for a few awake shots, then back to bed for them both! They were perfect little babies for me! I know mom is so excited to finally have these in her hands. She is surprising her husband with a birthday gift – he doesn’t know she had these done!! What a great gal!
If you’re pregnant and looking to book a newborn session, please contact me!