Posts tagged chicago family photography
Baby Juul's In - Home Newborn Session


There is nothing more satisfying in my business then photographing for friends or in this case cousins of a close friend of mine. On top of it, this session was a gift to them, a surprise, that I got to reveal in a phone call upon baby Juul's birth.  I had a wonderful time during this in home newborn session in  a lovely Ukranian Village neighborhood of Chicago.  It was so great to meet everyone and enjoy a few hours we had together.

About the Session

Most newborn photographers prefer their subject to be asleep.  Not me!  I really don't have a preference.  I like to photograph babies as they truly are and this sweet girl was alert and engaged with the environment around her for most of the session.  With her wide open eyes, she examined carefully what is going on. My camera clicking seemed to soothe her.  Even at only two weeks old, she had a full array of expressions that I hope to have captured. Eventually, the sleep did least for a few moments.

Favorite Image

My favorite images is the one right below.  I love how little Juul struck the pose by placing her tiny hand right under the chin. Cute as a button!

newborn baby girl photographed in wicker park
wicker park newborn baby girl
newborn baby girl with a smile
newborn baby girl thinking
smiling newborn baby girl
parents with their newborn baby girl in wicker park
sleepy newborn
newborn baby girl hand clutching onto father's finger
little fox newborn girl
family with newborn girl in chicago
father and newborn cuddling
Baby Harry's At - Home Photography Session


How sweet is this little boy.  I enjoyed photographing him and his parents at their lovely home in Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago.  This happens to be my neck of the woods and it was so great to do the eight minute walk over to their building.  Baby Harry is a cutie. His clear blue eyes, huge smile and playful nature won me over. I enjoyed every minute of this photo session.  We had a first during this session too, while sitting baby Harry managed to put his footsies into his mouth. What a discovery!!!

About the Session

This was baby Harry's first professional shoot and I must say it could not have gone any better. We chose to do it inside because it's January and it is so cold outside. Also, I prefer for this age (5 months) to stay inside.  I find that most babies feel very comfortable at home and it's usually where I get the most smiles. At home is also where I capture the most intimate and real interaction between baby and parents.  Within an hour or so, we got so many beautiful images. It was hard to narrow down and pick out these highlights.

Favorite Photo

My favorite image from this session is the one I took candidly of the family in the bathroom (the last one down). The shadows and light worked just perfectly and it all came together in one click. I also caught their reflection in the mirror. This is what we photographers refer to as the decisive moment.  The image is beautiful and real.

beautiful baby boy photographed in lakeview
smily baby boy on yellow covers smiling
parents enjoying baby boy
chicago baby boy portrait
lakeview family with their baby boy
cute baby boy in lakeview
lakeview baby with beautiful blue eyes
lakeview chicago baby with his mother
baby boy smiling
baby smiling with blue eyes
lakeview chicago baby photos
mother and baby playing
baby portraits in chicago
candid photo of a family in chicago
Novelli Family Session | San Francisco Bay Area Photographer


I just love this session and these two sweet girls.  I photographed them both at birth and it makes my heart sing to see how they are growing up.  We had a fun hour or so together during which we got some precious memories captured.  Needless to say, there was a rain storm right before I came to their house but then all of a sudden clouds opened up.  Thankfully, they had a lovely back yard and we were able to step out to take advantage. I love all the droplets hanging on trees.  Enjoy!

father and daughter portraits
mom and daughter portraits
family portrait under rain droplets
daughter whispering to her mother portrait
family portraits chicago photographer
cute portraits of a beautiful girl toddler
two sisters hanging out
mom and daughter portrait
cute portrait of a toddler girl