Crystal Lake, Il Photography

Bellies To Babies

Newborn Photos

The Newborn Photo session is recommended for babies from birth to ten days old. For your baby’s comfort, the studio will be very warm.  Please dress yourself and the baby in layers. (This is especially important if you want to see some tooshie!)


The majority of your photos will be taken while your baby is naked or wrapped, however  you are welcome to bring anything specific…..

Set Options & Props

These will be chosen based on anything you may have brought with, or coordinate with my diaper covers/ props

Night Before

Make sure your bag is packed with any specific items you wish to have photographed.. (special gifts such as custom wooden blocks with your babies name you received, baby booties,, special blankets etc, any special outfits as well)

Day Of The Session

A newborn session is dedicated to capturing fleeting newborn moments, therefore, while siblings are welcome to join the baby for group photos during the scheduled time frame, individual photos of siblings are not taken at this session. If a group shot is requested, I highly recommend arranging for the siblings to leave after their photos are taken so the remainder of the session can be calmly and quietly focused on the newborn. This will allow you to truly enjoy this special time with your new little one, as well as capture the newborn individually.  The majority of newborn photos are taken while the baby is sleeping.

Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early. The session lasts up to 3 hours and you will receive 15-30 images.