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Laurie is Chicago's premier newborn and family photographer and her approach to photography is influenced greatly by her love for fine art and nature. The simplicity of organic beauty that surrounds us inspires her greatly. Her work is known to be authentic, honest, and raw and she seeks to capture images that allow you to relive that moment over and over again. She strives to capture the true essence of your baby and family by keeping her studio minimalistic in design and by using neutral tones and organic textures.   

Experience & Philosophy

'lifestyle photography is the art of the everyday.'

Laurie offers outdoor sessions at a nearby field located minutes away from her studio space.  The warm glow of the sunset, the long grasses, and the organic backdrop sets the scene for a perfect outdoor session.  
Seasonally she travels to nearby beaches to capture baby, family and maternity sessions.  Using the neutral palette of the sea and the calmness of the water she is able to capture artful and emotive images.  
Laurie most recently added lifestyle documentary sessions to her portfolio. Using a photojournalistic approach these casual sessions take place in your home documenting your family as you truly are.

Laurie's commercial studio space is located near Chicago in Homer Glen, Illinois.  
The studio is used for most of Laurie's sessions including maternity and boudoir, newborn, baby milestones, and in studio family photography.  Her studio is relaxed and inviting which is a perfect environment for her to focus on your session. Sunlight fills the room with glowing light and the white walls and flooring reflects her minimalistic approach to photography.   
Initial planning consultations and viewing sessions also take place in this space. Tangible products decorate her walls and allow you to see her collections. 

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Sessions include an initial planning consultation to discuss all of the details involved in customizing your session, use of the studio blankets, wraps, & baby wardrobe, and a large proofing gallery of hand edited images.  
Collections begin from $400.  Please contact Laurie directly to view her price and product brochure.  

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Where will my session take place?

I am a natural light photographer and offer sessions in my studio or outdoor location.  My studio is located at 12544 W. 159th Street, Homer Glen IL 60491 and outdoor locations vary however most locations are in the Mokena, Frankfort, Naperville, and Homer Glen areas.  I do offer travel sessions a couple times of year.  Sign up for my newsletter to see if I'm coming to a city near you!  

What type of photography do you offer?

My niche is maternity, newborn, baby, and family lifestyle photography.  My style of has been described as natural, raw, unposed, and organic.  I use a neutral color palette in every session and my photos are filled with emotion and connection.  I strive for a minimalist and simplistic style in every shoot.  Lifestyle sessions is a mix of authentic and staged photography.  I create different opportunities that will generate real life type of images.  I also offer boudoir photography and you can view my new site at www.boudoirbyelle.com  

Where do your newborn sessions take place?

I offer newborn sessions at my studio in Homer Glen.  I am currently only travelling to local clients within 25 miles of New Lenox for in home newborn lifestyle sessions.  

Do you photograph weddings?

Unfortunately, not at this time but I have referrals for you if you are searching for one!  I do however offer engagement and boudoir sessions!  You can view my boudoir portfolio here! 

What do I wear? 

Speaking from experience, this part of the session planning seems so overwhelming and tricky but I assure you I will help you in every way that I can!  During our consultation we will go over my favorite stores to shop at and plan it all! 
I offer an in studio wardrobe for babies 0-12 months of age and you are welcome to borrow those clothing items for both indoor and outdoor sessions. Items consist of neutral toned organic cotton onsies, dresses, rompers, and bloomers. I am slowly adding my maternity and dresses/skirts collection for women.  
I recommend neutral clothing, linen pants and fitted t-shirts, flowey dresses/skirts for mom and little girls.  Focus on items that show movement while twirling and in the wind.  I have a wonderful hair stylist that is available as an 'add on' if you are interested! She will attend the session with us and style throughout the entire session.  

How far out do you book?

For newborn sessions, I recommend booking in your second trimester.  Your due date will be penciled in and we will be in touch when the baby is born to schedule the exact date of the session.  Newborn sessions take place Tu-F beginning at 10am.  Maternity sessions are scheduled between 30-36 weeks.   Milestone sessions are typically booked at the newborn session or soon after. I offer seasonal block scheduling a few times a year for family and portrait sessions.  These book very quickly so make sure to sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear the dates!  

Do you have a pricing / investment page?

For packages and collections you can view my pricing here!

How do I book my session?

To book your session, kindly fill out the contact form below, email me at ellebakerphotography@yahoo.com  OR give me a ring at 708-822-4687.  My office hours are M-F 9am-5pm 

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