Met the sweetest itty bitty named Annabelle.  Tiny and perfect, and a beautiful little soul to boot.  One of the images below may clue you in as to how far behind I am on blogging sessions.  Better late than never, right?  :).

Sweet Annabelle was captured at the newborn photography studio near Elmhurst.  Actually, my studio is ideally located in the western suburbs of Chicago, making it accessible to all Chicagoland residents!  To find out more about newborn sessions, digital collections, when to schedule your newborn session, and a bit about me, head to the menu and click around.  But I'll make it easy for you!  HERE is a link to the investment page.  HERE you will find the About Francine page, including some fun tidbits.  If browsing the blog for a peek at hundreds of gallery samples is not your thing, you can stop by the Portfolio page and stroll through a small sampling of the work I've created over the years.  Finally, HERE is where you can grab a session date which falls 5-10 after your expected due date.  Once baby arrives, we will move your session date if need be!

Okay, back to the beautiful on the blog...Annabelle.  The first image below is typically the last pose in every session.  This pose is incredibly comfortable for newborn babies. Many will fold so tightly that their feet will brush their cheeks. It's fascinating to see them cozy up into what was surely reminiscent of being in the womb just days earlier.

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An image snuggling a "lovie" is always a gallery favorite.  Hearing "Awww!" from Mom and Dad while posing their baby always makes me melt.  I get it.  We have three of our own.  I miss the newborn stage and try hard not to feel despair that newborn portraits were NOT 'a thing' when they were born!

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While I adore a newborn in the perfect specialty outfit, dressing a newborn can cause them to become upset and unsettled.  A pair of stretchy knit pants, however, is just the touch!

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This is the image I was referring to when I noted above you will quickly realize how far behind I am on blogging gallery images.  But a touch of holiday in July...not so bad, right?!?near-elmhurst, Chicago newborn photographer, Downers Grove newborn photographer, Naperville newborn photographer, Wheaton newborn photographer, Glen Ellyn newborn photographer, Elmhurst newborn photographer, Oak Brook newborn photographer, Lombard newborn photographer, Aurora newborn photographer, West Chicago newborn photographer, Clarendon Hills newborn photographer, Western Springs newborn photographer, Hinsdale newborn photographer, Carol Stream newborn photographer, newborn pictures, newborn photography, baby pictures, best newborn photographer

Two beauties.  My heart melts when a Mama and baby come together and the energy in the studio changes.  There is no bond as strong, and it is an honor to capture it!

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His joy is palpable!  He had me grinning from ear to ear during this portion of the session.  A new daddy who snuggles and smiles...YES PLEASE!Chicago newborn photographer, Downers Grove newborn photographer, Naperville newborn photographer, Wheaton newborn photographer, Glen Ellyn newborn photographer, Elmhurst newborn photographer, Oak Brook newborn photographer, Lombard newborn photographer, Aurora newborn photographer, West Chicago newborn photographer, Clarendon Hills newborn photographer, Western Springs newborn photographer, Hinsdale newborn photographer, Carol Stream newborn photographer, newborn pictures, newborn photography, baby pictures, best newborn photographer