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!

So this baby was in my studio this past fall (hard to believe he’s now closing in on 6 months).  After his momma’s stunning maternity pictures, I was so excited to finally meet him.  She drove to my studio from Chicago and I am honored that she chose me for this special moment in her life!  Her baby boy’s first photographs!
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I don’t think he made a peep the whole time he was in my studio, so I had a blast posing him in my studio.  What you see here was only a portion of his final gallery of images so I had to narrow it down for this simple blog post, but I loved every single one!

I photograph newborns when they are less than 2 weeks old, so most mommas book their session during their second trimester to ensure a spot on my busy calendar.  I would love to chat with you about a session!  My studio is in Lake Zurich, however I photograph families all throughout the Chicagoland area including the city of Chicago, Libertyville, Lake Zurich, Hawthorn Woods, Highland Park, and more.  Let’s talk about what you want!

So if you’re on the blog much this family is probably pretty familiar by now.  I blogged their maternity session a few months back. This is their sweetest little addition, baby A.  She was an amazing sleeper and rocked through her session in no time!  Plus she arrived early and in my experience, those babies are more feisty when I pose them.  So I was pleasantly surprised when she was absolute putty for me.  Plus, those cheeks and rolls!  SO AMAZING!  Plus I don’t think she pooped or peed on me, so that’s a win!  haha.

I am really digging this color palette, too.  My fairly monochromatic style, but hints of pinks and purples mixed in.  How pretty is she in those colors!?

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Newborn sessions range in pricing.  Check out the pricing tab for more information on what to expect.


The Brody man turns 1! And he was super active running around all over for his photos.  I totally loved seeing him do his thing, climbing all over my crate, shoving his fingers into dad’s mouth, running away…you know, typical kid things that happen during a family session (and its 100% true).  This age is so fun because its so unpredictable!  Granted, I was mega pregnant for this session, but he made me reach my workout goal for the day so we’re good!

On the upside, allowing a kid to lead the way for their photos allows them to feel comfortable and their personality come though.  Check out this guy and his expressive little face.  Looooove.  And that tongue!  What a stinker.

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If you are looking for a family photographer in the Northwest Chicago suburbs, please contact me to book your session.  Most family sessions book 3-4 months in advance.

If you are pregnant and needing maternity or newborn photos, most moms book their during their second trimester.  Newborn photography is completed when baby is 2 weeks old or less, so I cannot stress enough to book early!

Golden Photography is located in downtown Lake Zurich, IL and serves families throughout the area including Libertyville, Vernon Hills, Lake Forest, and more.  Newborn sessions are completed in her private studio while family sessions, maternity, and milestone sessions are done in the surrounding areas or in the studio.  Please contact her to book or for more info.