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Baby Brother | Oak Park Newborn & Family Photography

The first few days at home after welcoming a new family member into the world are nothing short of magical. Those of us who are parents know all about the sleepless nights and the mealtime drama and the upheaval of schedules and sanity, but it often seems like the first days are gifted with an extra dose of happiness and cloud-nine-living!

I certainly felt like I had stepped into a magical place when I photographed this sweet family in their Oak Park home a few weeks ago. The love was thick and the joy was evident as the three of them welcomed a baby brother into their lives! I spent the first part of the morning photographing all four of them and then ended with some solo images of the new baby.

When I photograph a family or couple or child of any age, I always prefer to let life unfold in the most natural way rather than arranging and posing. Somehow this seems to be even more important when there's a newborn baby involved - it's as if the sense of wonder and beauty of new life is so real that I don't dare intervene! That's why you won't find any unnatural newborn poses below; just raw, beautiful, brand-new baby and his adoring family.

It's magnificent. Don't you agree?

Expecting a baby and love this style of fresh, organic newborn photography? Need real, honest photographs of your family connection? Then let's talk. :)

Love, Connection, & Crayons | Oak Park Lifestyle Family Photography

This lovely family welcomed me into their Oak Park home a few weekends ago, and it wasn't long at all before the boys had shown me their favorite toys, music was playing, and crayons had been dumped out on the big dining table. They spent the morning playing, reading books, making art, and ended with a little walk around the block. There were words of encouragement, a few mini dance parties, hugs, laughs, and most of all, togetherness. It was a normal day in their home, except for the fact that I was there with my camera.

When I photograph people (which is most of my work and the kind that I enjoy most of all) I always strive to capture on camera moments of connection. The touch of a hand, a soft smile, a shared laugh. Lifestyle photo sessions in a family's home are rich with these kind of moments because home is where the most genuine connections happen. It's truly a gift when client-friends trust me and allow me the great privilege of stepping into their lives with my camera, and I think it's truly a gift that I'm able to give these beautiful, rich, life-filled images in return.

I would be delighted to give you the same gift of beautiful images that capture the connection between you and those you love. Click the button below to learn more about what to expect from a session with me.