I’d like to introduce to you this guy who I have dubbed “Mr. GQ”.  His mommas have him stylin’ so much, I love it.  He had a bit of stranger danger at first but once he got over that he was all smiles.  He’s just the sweetest kid!  This spot just outside Barrington IL was absolutely perfect for their photos, too.  We had amazing weather and those fall colors were juuuust started to peep through.  Plus they were one of my last sessions before my maternity leave kicked in, so I was thankful for perfect weather!

Plus, they are totally chill and fun for me to photograph, so its winning all around.

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Ready to have a great time and schedule a spot with me?  I’d love to work with you!  I have a few locations I love throughout the area in Barrington, Palatine, Deer Park, and other places throughout the Chicago suburbs.  Outdoor sessions are held in the evenings just before sunset and I am currently booking through July! The rest of my calendar will open in the next few months so if you’re wanting a fall session, keep your eyes peeled.  Otherwise, for a spring or summer photography session contact me for more details and I’ll get you squared away.

This guy and his hair!  I wanted to give him a mohawk SO badly.  I restrained myself.  He gave me SO many cute little expressions that I was able to capture, though.

But seriously, though.  That perfect little head of hair!  And because I’m a hoarder, I knew I had the perfect little hats to stick on him to show it off.  Of course I did some without, but he was so cute with those tufts sticking out the front!

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Are you pregnant and in the Libertyville, Vernon Hills, Lake Zurich, or surrounding northwest suburbs? I’d love to talk with you!  Most moms book during their second trimester and that is when I recommend booking, but if baby is already here I can always try to fit you into my calendar (but I cannot promise availability).  Newborn baby photos are best done when your baby is two weeks old or less, so that is why its best to book as early as you possibly can!  Please contact me for more information or to book your session.

My cozy Lake Zurich studio has everything for your session – wraps, fabrics, props and more all just for your little one!  Just show up and relax while I do all the work!

So not to brag, but this family came all the way from England to be photographed in my studio.  I mean, let’s just ignore the fact that it was the holidays, they were originally from this area, and that they were in town to visit and be with their families.  They wanted family photos.  It was all me…

But seriously, I was so happy to get to know this crew of 5.  They were fun, silly, and full of personality.  Like all kids they were shy at first, but they opened up and were willing to play along with me and I was so happy that they did!  And for their youngest to be possibly teething, she was amazing!  I love these posed (but unposed) sessions.  Don’t you think it captures the love and personality of them so well?  I also love their selection of neutral but layered clothing. And nothing matchy-matchy!  Perfect!

Plus, did you check out her little pink romper and matching headband?  That’s part of the studio’s collection and I LOVE it!  Even mom was asking where it came from when the photo session was over. Unfortunately the things I buy for the studio come in very small quantities so she wasn’t able to get either piece for herself, but I loved that she liked it enough to know where I found it.

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My studio is located in downtown Lake Zurich where I photograph newborns, babies, and families.  I would love to get to know you and create a session just for you!  I have photographed families from Lake Zurich, Barrington, Libertyville, Hawthorn Woods, Deerfield, and other surrounding suburbs.  Please contact me for more information or to schedule your custom session!

This was officially the first session back in the studio after my daughter was born.  I had originally planned on taking all of December off, however she was doing great and I was feeling well.  This momma contacted me after her daughter was born in hopes of booking a mini newborn session with me and since I was technically still on maternity leave, I jumped at the chance to snuggle another newborn!

Of course, this could have gone 1 of two ways.  Amazingly well.  Or down in flames if I misjudged my post-baby self.  How amazing was she when I don’t think I saw her eyes the entire sessions?!  Whew.  She made my transition back to shooting super easy and I enjoyed every minute being with her!

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Stacy Golden owns Golden Photography in downtown Lake Zurich, IL.  She focuses on newborn photography and photographs families, newborns, and babies throughout the Lake County area including Barrington IL, Hawthorn Woods, Libertyville, Palatine, Arlington Heights, and more.  Since newborns are photographed when they are two weeks old or less, newborn baby photography is generally booked during momma’s 2nd trimester to ensure a spot on Stacy’s calendar.  Please contact the studio for more information or to reserve your session!