I had the pleasure of meeting Kim and Carl in my studio for their maternity shoot last year, they were very excited to be welcoming their first child in January. Kim and Carl knew each other in High School and reunited years later and fell in love... such a cute story, you can just feel the love when you are around them.
Kim did not want the standard cheesy Maternity photos, she wore a regular outfit and I took portraits of the two of them while showcasing her bump. We incorporated some stuffed animals and shoes that the baby would have after arriving.
I was delighted to receive an email from Kim saying that Claire had arrived in January..... Claire developed an infection and had to spend the week in the NICU receiving antibiotics. She was doing well and they wanted to take photos before Claire got any bigger. We set a date and I headed to Prentice for Claire's first photo shoot.
I was so impressed by the NICU at Prentice..... Claire had a large room with a huge window that had a gorgeous view of the lake. She was perfect, Mom and Dad were so much in love. They wanted portraits, but didn't want to show that she was in the NICU. That was easy, the nurses let us remove her monitors and the only we needed to keep on was located on her heel.
Mom was ready for this shoot, lots of outfits, headbands, blankets, pillows and a basket.... I was impressed! Claire did awesome for her first shoot, once she got used to the perfect light coming in from the window she opened her beautiful blue eyes. With the exception of a 10 minute cat nap, Claire stayed awake for her whole shoot. We took a couple of breaks for some bottles, there was no fuss from this beautiful little girl.
I loved that I was able to capture her without showing she was in the NICU as Mom and Dad wished.
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Lori K Sapio Photography
I'm a mother, who is also a Photographer who specializes in Portraiture, Family, Kids, Newborns, Boudoir, Fashion, Glamour, Pinup. On location or in my Chicago photography studio.