"Whatever is good for the soul, do that." | Lake County, IL natural newborn, baby, family photographer

"Whatever is good for the soul, do that."  What an amazing quote, especially as I head into such an incredible time of transition with the art of my photography.  I am so excited to tell you all that I have found a new love.  Baby-Led, natural newborn photography.  It is the most natural, beautiful, simple yet stunning style of newborn photography that I have seen since I fell in love with being behind a camera 4 years ago.  When I look at the images of a brand new baby boy or girl lying on a simple setup just so natural, content and genuine, just as they are it truly makes my heart sing.  I shot this gallery AND VIDEO!! just a few weeks ago and I cannot stop staring at it.  As of today, I am so excited to announce that this is the new direction that my newborn photography will be headed.  I sold ALL of my props and will no longer be offering styled newborn or milestone sessions.  Part of me feels a little anxious, as for the last 4 years I have been shooting solely what my clients have wanted but I am finally ready to take a leap of faith and shoot for what makes my heart sing and what is good for my soul.  I feel that the only way I can be a true artist in this industry is to have control over my own creativity.  Thank you all so much who have helped me along the way and especially to my amazing clients past and present for trusting my hands with your moments.  I cannot wait to see what this journey holds for me!

So much love!

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Here is a little sneak peek into something I will be offering to my newborn, milestone and family clients in 2017!

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