Posts Tagged ‘pregnancy’

Newborn Session in Chicago

January 28, 2017

Just before Thanksgiving our family got the best Christmas gift ever!!  My niece was born. The first little girl in the family in quite a while so we are all very excited!!!!  My little brother, Anthony, had a baby girl.  Well, actually he didn’t do much.  My sister in law, Nina, had a baby girl and Anthony supported her in her breathing and pushing.  Baby Daisy came into the world as perfect as she could be and I flew out to Chicago to do her newborn photos at about the 8 day mark.  Here are some of the photos from the session.

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Family portraits. Here are some images from a recent maternity session. The whole family was involved and we did a really beautiful album with them. Baby Edric was born about a month after the session.

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When I was about 23 I gathered my brothers and went to a pro photographer to get a portrait done of the three of us. I can’t tell you how much she loved it. She cried (the ultimate test of a good “mom” present). Now I’m a bit older (uh-hem, friends and fam, no need to give away how much older) and one of these portraits hangs in my home today. It was a perfect gift for mom but more than that it is now a gift for the whole family. I treasure it. I only regret that I didn’t do it more often. So this might seem like a no-brainer “gift idea” but we all need reminding. Whether mom’s kids (or your kids :) are tiny little babies or pretty much all grown up, she loves photos of them. So whether you book a session with me for Mother’s Day or any day, do it. You will always be glad you did. And Moms reading this, we do offer gift cards and we are used to dealing with husbands/dads who are clueless as to what to get you for Mother’s Day. Just send them our way and we will handle the rest.

Here are some images of “kid” portraits for mom . . . forever.

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Little Cherub

August 26, 2011

Here is a sweet little angel I photographed while I was visiting family in upstate New York. We had great light outside so we took this little cutie out in the grass and used all natural light. She was the happiest little girl during the whole session and she had us all completely wrapped around her fingers (when she wasn’t chewing on them) :) Thanks for spending time with me & my camera little Corina. You are absolutely beautiful!


Maternity Portraits

November 1, 2009

When I was pregnant (both times) I had maternity portraits done.  My only regret is that I didn’t hire a top-notch, professional photographer. (It was  a photo-buddy and we were both still learning then.)  I just didn’t realize how much I would treasure them now that I’m done having babies.  Now let me tell ya, I don’t regret many things in life but not spending more time and more money on some artistic portraits of my babies in my belly is one of those few regrets.  I know why.  I didn’t feel gorgeous.  I felt fat and kinda blah about my body but now as I look back at the portraits and I realize just how beautiful I was.  Yes, in spite of the extra fat on my arms and such, I was really beautiful and I DID glow and that’s without the aid of Photoshop.   So even though I don’t do a ton of maternity portraits, I do have a special place for them in my artistic heart.  I want to make sure that every session I do is extra special and chock full of amazing images infused with all the emotions that having a baby can bring.   I do this because I know how powerful they can be and just how much these images are going to mean to the mom, dad AND child later in their lives (ya know, when the breeding has ceased).   This is a session I did a little while ago.  We wanted emotional images with some family in the shot.  The baby is now here and she is just as beautiful as her mommy.   Someday, I hope she will look at these images and know just how much she was loved even before she was born.