After over a decade of being a Lake County newborn photographer, I still never get tired of seeing these precious new babies come through my studio door. And, despite all my experience, they still manage to surprise me sometimes!
Lily’s mom was referred to me by another client. This is such a compliment, and of course I wanted the session to go super smoothly for her. Especially since she lives in Cary, Illinois, which is over an hour away from my studio in Long Grove.
In order to help the session go as well as possible, I always recommend that parents bring baby to see me during the first two weeks of life. Little ones tend to be very sleepy and easy to photograph at this stage, and of course they’re still very flexible, so we can get all those cute newborn poses. But sometimes, even very young babies don’t want to go to bed!
Lily was very alert and awake during most of her session—even after I tried many of my tried-and-true methods for helping new babies drift off. In fact, it got to the point where I offered to reschedule the shoot for a different day. But our persistence paid off, and eventually I worked my magic and got her to sleep long enough for me to get those poses we were hoping for. I had to work fast though!
This is part of why I schedule my newborn sessions for much longer than most of my other sessions. You just never know what baby will do, and while most of the time we don’t need all that wiggle-room I’ve built into my schedule…sometimes we do!
I’m so glad that Lily finally did fall asleep and that we were able to get these beautiful baby pictures. Sweet dreams, little one!
Searching for a Lake County newborn photographer? I hope you’ll be in touch! I am proud to serve families throughout Chicago and the surrounding areas, and would be delighted to welcome you and your little one to my studio in Long Grove’s historic downtown district.