Clearly since I am a baby photographer I love getting my newborn fix with the ones I photograph in my Lake Zurich, IL studio. I know – I had my own baby about 2 month ago. But I still love snuggling other babies, too!  Good thing this is my job, right?

This beautiful baby boy couldn’t have been more of a dream for me to photograph.  Lots of hair.  Beautiful skin with the perfect amount of peely-ness. Plus, the three of them make a pretty beautiful family, right?  Did I mention his HAIR!  Newborns with a full head of hair are so fun for me.  I really like seeing the hair poke out from the front of their hats!  Its those little details that I love to photograph.

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If you are in the Chicago area, pregnant and looking for a photographer to document your pregnancy or your newborn baby, please contact me!  I specialize in baby photography and your newborn is best photographed when they are super fresh – about 2 weeks old!  I only take a handful of newborns each month, so please book early to guarantee a spot on my calendar.  My studio is in downtown Lake Zurich, IL but I photograph babies from the surrounding area including Libertyville, Barrington, Hawthorn Woods, Schaumburg, Tinley Park, and more!

I would love to hear from you!

Photographing another photographer is always a bit nerve-wracking.  For me, I always want everything to be perfect.  Or perfectly imperfect, as I like to say.  When it’s another photographer and their family, it magnifies that x1000!  Luckily, she was super sweet and once again I had another family nail their wardrobe.  Woo hoo!

And her little girls were easy to photograph, too.  All of us photographers have photographer’s child syndrome.  Mine is especially bad.  Luckily, our kids are perfection for other photographers.  Haha.  These girls were no exception to that!  Absolute perfection.

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As a Long Grove IL outdoor family photographer, I love working with families to create the perfect session just for them!  My studio is based in downtown Lake Zurich, however I travel all throughout the Lake County IL and Cook County IL areas to photograph families.  These areas include Libertyville, Vernon Hills, Barrington, Inverness, Palatine, Arlington Heights, Schaumburg, Oakbrook, Chicago, Deer Park, and others in the surrounding communities.  Families sessions usually book weeks to months in advance with my fall schedule being fully booked by the end of July.  For newborn sessions, booking during your second trimester ensures availability on my calendar just for you.

For more information or to book your session, please contact Stacy!

Let’s welcome a new Golden Photography family to the blog!  Could they be any more perfect.  Talk about nailing the wardrobe, too!  The boys were adorable – the oldest FULL of personality and the youngest not so sure of me.  But I love the little crinkly nose look he gave me, for sure.  What a sweetheart!

But that oldest.  Can we talk about future Gap model?  With his little dimple and natural posing, he’s perfect!  Check out his little suspender shot, too.  Perfection!

Mom specifically asked for a shot of just she and her husband, something I am always happy to do.  I know how, typically, those photos never happen in day to day life.  One of us is always behind the camera taking photos of the kids and our spouse with the kids.  I love getting those images because that connection is just as important to document for ourselves and the kids over time.

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Golden Photography is a Palatine IL family photographer.  Although her studio is located in downtown Lake Zurich, she photographs families all throughout the area including Deer Park, Barrington, Arlington Heights, Libertyville, Deerfield, Vernon Hills, Kildeer, Inverness, and more throughout Lake and Cook Counties in Illinois.

Sessions book week to months in advance (with fall sessions being fully booked by the end of July).  For more information or to book your session, please contact Stacy!

I was so lucky with the maternity sessions I had this summer.  Not only were we blessed with perfect weather and light, but I was also blessed with amazing couples!

This mom and I went back and forth maybe 3 dozen times regarding wardrobe, location, and everything.  I love how it turned out!  She was keeping the gender a surprise, so when it came to wardrobe we steered towards something more neutral.  However, her pink skirt and blue bow was a nice little detail she added in.  Don’t you agree?


If you are pregnant and expecting your little one, I would love to photograph you!  Maternity pictures are best done between weeks 32-35, so please be sure to contact the studio to set up your date during your second trimester.  I have a closet filled with gowns waiting for you!

If you’re wanting to schedule baby pictures, that is also best to book during your second trimester as my calendar books well in advance.  Those photos are completed when they are less than two weeks old, so please don’t wait to book!  I’d love to hear from you.

Stacy has a private studio in downtown Lake Zurich and is one of the premier photographers in the area.  Specializing in newborns, she has a collection of props, hats, blankets, and anything else you need for your baby.  For maternity, she has a closet filled with gowns specifically for that.  She photographs families throughout the area including Libertyville, Barrington, Vernon Hills, Lake Forest, Long Grove, Inverness, and more.