Baby and Family Photography Session

Baby and Family Photoshoot

There is nothing more important to me when it comes to a session than including your newborn's immediate family members during your baby and family photoshoot.  My reasoning, however, may be different than your reason for wanting a baby and family photography session.  As a mom of three, I look at pictures of our daughters and my husband, or our daughters and me, and I don't think about how much I cherish the photographs.  I think about how much images with us will mean to our daughters over the years.  Your baby will thank you for including poses with "Mom and Dad" during your newborn photoshoot!

Happy parents smiling at newborn baby boy

How to prepare for your newborn pictures

At Lillybelle Rose Photography, I've made preparing for your newborn pictures as easy as possible!   The most challenging step in the process will be deciding what top you are most comfortable wearing.  Seriously.  Find something you are comfortable wearing.  Wear a color which compliments your skin tone.  Have your significant other wear a shirt which coordinates - no matching necessary, or desired!  Mom and Dad above did a great job creating a cohesive but interesting image by choosing similar tones with great textures.  Once you schedule your baby and family photoshoot (Learn more on scheduling your newborn session here.), you will receive a welcome email directly from me. I'll provide simple tips to help pack up your diaper bag and get ready to head out the door.  In the meantime, have fun shopping your closet or stores for a top you adore.  No worry about your bottoms - they don't show much or at all!

Baby in a white basket with Christmas accessories and milk and cookies for Santa

What do I need to bring to my newborn portrait session

If you are thinking, "What do I need to bring to my newborn portrait session", you are surely going to be surprised at how little you will need to pack!  As mentioned above, I'll send a welcome email with information to help new parents make sure their diaper bag is stocked.  Beyond that, not much!  The props and accessories you see used throughout the Lillybelle Rose Photography blog and newborn picture gallery are items I have or have had on hand in the studio.  My style is very consistent, so if you like what you see, we will be a great match!

Sleeping baby in basket with tan fur and a brown wrap.

How do I schedule my baby pictures with Lillybelle Rose Photography

The answer to, "How do I schedule my baby pictures" is as easy as all of the above.  As your Chicago newborn photographer for over thirteen years, I've worked hard to simplify the entire process for both myself and my clients.  Simply click this link: Schedule your newborn session here, and select a date which falls 5-10 days from your expected due date.  Once baby arrives, we will move your date if need be.  As always, your welcome email will provide all those details, and I am just a CONTACT ME link away!

Cute teddy bear bonnet on a newborn baby boy

Oak Brook Newborn Photoshoot

Oak Brook Newborn Session

Scheduling your modern, timeless Oakbrook newborn photoshoot with Lillybelle Rose Photography is as simple as can be!  While you await your sweet newborn's delivery, head to the newborn session information and investment page.  There you will find information on newborn portrait sessions, photoshoot digital collections, and scheduling.  It is important to schedule while still expecting to ensure availability.  Simply click the schedule your newborn session here link and choose a date which falls approximately 5-10 days from your expected due date.  Having this portrait session date on the calendar ensures you a session slot with Lillybelle Rose Photography, regardless of baby's actual delivery date!  A welcome email will provide instructions to contact me once you welcome your baby into the world.  At that point, we will change your newborn photoshoot date if necessary.   Beautiful baby girl sleeping on pink with dried floral halo

Styling your newborn session

When you arrive at the studio, you will see a wide assortment of props and accessories ready to use for your newborn photography session.  I will have everything I need set up for your baby, selected based on the questionnaire you complete during the scheduling process!  As you can see from browsing the newborn pictures gallery and recent newborn sessions on the blog, my style is very consistent.  However, if you have seen a prop on my website you would like me to use, let me know!  If it is still in my prop inventory and will fit your baby (Birth weight matters!), I will be sure to have it ready for your session!

Cute newborn holding cheeks on pink backdrop


Keeping your newborn comfortable and safe

When selecting and purchasing props and accessories, your newborn baby's comfort and safety is a priority.  All props have been tested and inspected for safety.  No props are used which places baby in a precarious position or endangers their well-being.  Keeping your newborn comfortable and safe is more important than trendy pictures!  Many of my props come from dedicated newborn prop vendors like Luneberry and The Original Photoblocks. You can see the price tags scream "Sourced for newborn photographers".  😉

Newborn profile of cute baby girl with purple headband and swaddle

Beautiful baby girl sleeping with a floral swaddle and matching headband

Mommy and Daddy holding new baby girl

Cute newborn with cream moon prop and textured layers

Baby sleeping in prop with Christmas props around her



Hinsdale Baby Photographer

Hinsdale Baby Photographer

Because of you, here, browsing my work, spending your precious time, I've been blessed to be a Hinsdale Baby Photographer for over thirteen years!  Photographing newborns and infants is a joy.  It is an honor.  And I am incredibly grateful my hard work and dedication has paid off.

Happy Mama holding newborn daughter

Becoming a newborn photographer

Becoming a newborn photographer was never on my radar.  A career in Human Resources was enough to keep me content before becoming a stay-at-home mom to our three incredible daughters.  It was after hiring a family photographer, and becoming fast friends with her, my love for photographing our girls took on new meaning.  Inspired by Amy Tripple Photography, I dove in head first.   You can read a *very old* blog post about becoming a newborn photographer here.  Well, it all began with two adorable girls.  And then...

And then I fell head over heels for baby photography.  To call myself or Chicagoland newborn photographer, still feels odd!  While I truly enjoyed being a family photographer, the genre was a bit much for my unhappy spine.  Not carrying professional equipment around a park or jumping around with a toddler really helps be continue to function after a session.  Having the ability to structure my business around my passion AND my physical needs is a blessing, for sure!  If you would like to learn a bit more about me, head to the About Francine page.  You can even find a silly article in the Daily Herald here. Better yet, peep my overjoyed in a newborn snuggle and learn more about my view on the genre in this article from Voyage Chicago.


Baby Pictures Chicago | Madelyne

Baby Portraits Near Chicago

baby girl puckering her lips in a kissy face

At Lillybelle Rose Photography, newborn portraiture is truly my specialty.  A handful of milestone sessions are sprinkled in when the schedule allows. However, baby pictures Chicago have been my "focus" for nearly eight years!  Why is this important?  This means all of my time and effort has your baby's safety and comfort in mind.  This means the studio is brimming with all the equipment, tools, props, and accessories I need to create a gallery filled with variety and images you will cherish.  I've devoted myself to baby pictures Chicago, located in the western suburbs, and proudly serving clients all over Chicagoland.

family newborn picture of mom and dad kissing baby

Scheduling a newborn session

Scheduling a newborn session is easy!  Simply head to the newborn session schedule HERE, and select a date which falls approximately 5-10 days from your expected due date.  Once you complete the questionnaire used to help guide me as I set up your session, you are all set!  I will receive your booking information and, in turn, send you a welcome email with all the session details. you need to know.  You will also receive instructions to contact me within 48 hours of baby's delivery.  This allows us time to reschedule your session if need be.  If you have any further questions, head to the FAQ page and CONTACT ME via email!

Baby girl wrapped in white in a prop bowl with white flowers scattered around her

Pretty newborn with a floral halo on pink fuzzy fabric

Sleeping baby girl on a pink backdrop with a pink wrap and pearl headband

Newborn girl posed on white fabric with her chin on her hands and a pink headband


Chicago Newborn Photoshoot | Olivia

Chicago Baby Photoshoot

Beautiful mom snuggling her new baby to her cheek.

Looking for a Chicago baby photoshoot in the surrounding suburbs of Chicago?  I am honored you stopped to browse Lillybelle Rose Photography!  In 13+ years as a newborn photographer in Chicagoland, I've worked hard to continuously deliver stellar results for my clients.  Feel free to browse more examples of my newborn portraits, you can head to the newborn gallery, or spend some time browsing the newborn photography blog.  Baby girl grinning in her sleep while holding her hands under her chin.

After browsing the newborn photography industry, it has probably become clear we all have a slightly different style.  Ensuring your newborn photographer can deliver consistent work and will keep your newborn safe and comfortable is paramount.  Secondly, style is what should help you narrow down your choice for your Chicago baby photoshoot.  Do you love what you see here?  Do you enjoy simplistic images with the focus on the subject?  Do you enjoy a natural editing style?  If you have answered yes to these questions, please continue reading!

Lillybelle Rose Photography has been awarded "Best of Chicago Newborn Photographers" annually since 2016.  ( You can find a list of  the Best Newborn Photographers, Chicago  at ).  Expertise ranks their award recipients on criteria beyond image quality, including client reviews.

Please take a moment to look through newborn session pricing and information.  When you are ready to schedule your newborn session, you can find instructions to do so on the newborn session pricing and information page.  Everything you need to know, as well as a link to schedule, is at your fingertips on the website!

baby wearing sparkly headband of pearls and crystals

baby toes with flaky newborn skin