Chicago family photography | new babies

People often ask me if I do family photographs when capturing newborns… the answer is YES!  I adore including the whole family in the newborn session.  They are my favorite to capture!  Siblings can be the most fun to work with, as they are willing (and sometimes unwilling) to share their new baby with me!  It’s always a joy to see them interact with the new baby, and show them off.

If you have a new baby, or are expecting a new baby, and would love to capture your new addition to the family please use the “contact me” button above to reach out to me and get on the calendar.  Newborn sessions book out quickly, so don’t wait!

St. Charles family photography | flowering trees

Could this family be any more adorable?  The flowering trees were the perfect location to capture their sweet adoration for each other.  This baby is truly loved, and I am honored to have been chosen to capture such a wonderful time in their lives.  Family photographs are the perfect way to celebrate your family, and remember once the memories have faded.

If you are in Chicago and surrounding suburbs of Chicago and are interested in a family photography session with Artful Heart Photographer, please email me to schedule.


Elgin Newborn Photographer | sweet cheeks

When you get a beautiful baby with gorgeous cheeks like this, you just squeal!  Those lips, those cheeks, and the perfect amount of chub!  All newborns are different, and I love photographing each an every one of them and capturing the details that make each one unique.

Downtown Elgin family photographs | beautiful family of 6!

This mama always does the most amaaaazzzing job of coordinating their outfits perfectly!  I am honored to be able to capture this family year after year.  We always have so much fun together.  This toddler absolutely wanted to wear his BEATS… and how cute that they “fit” with the scene.  So “hip”!

This alley in downtown Elgin, Illinois was the perfect location to capture this gorgeous family.  I’ve been photographing them for several years, and we wanted to do something different than in years past.  I think we accomplished just that!  Elgin is filled with some great brick walls and old textured buildings.  Perfect!

South Elgin Newborn Photography | sweet baby boy

His little half smile was the sweetest thing ever.  Every newborn that I have the honor of photographing in my South Elgin studio is completely different than the next.  That’s why I love my job.  Each day is different.  This little nugget was super easy, and slept through the entire session like a dream.  He gave me smile after smile.  His parents are completely smitten with him!  And, I’m sure you can see why!  I can’t wait to watch him grow over the years.

Check out these photographs of this sweet baby that were taken in my South Elgin, Illinois portrait studio.