Elle Baker Photography

May 11, 2018

Chicago Family Portraits | Mommy and Me

Chicago Family Portraits

When I first met Autumn I knew we would become friends.  She is the sweetest mama and has the most beautiful twin babies!  Her bubbly personality and love for her littles just makes her glow.  I had the privilege of photographing this gorgeous Oak Forest mama and her darling daughter a couple of weeks ago.  They are both wearing Ele Story‘s newest dress collection!  These dresses are timeless and are made of the most beautiful fabric.  You can see more of these dresses in the ivory color here.  If you are in need of Chicago family portraits, I am currently booking Spring and summer sessions.  I would love to hear from you! Simply fill out the contact form and I will be in touch to start the process.

Take a peek at this gorgeous Chicago family portraits session.  It was such a dreamy evening.  Between the wind blowing through the long grasses, the soft sunlight shining between clouds, and the gorgeous mama and baby girl, this session was just perfect.

Chicago family portraits by Elle Baker Photography. Laurie captures a mother and daughter wearing purple dresses during sunsetNaperville Illinois family photographer Laurie Baker captures mother and baby in lavender chiffon dresses mom posing with daughter during Chicago family portraits session with Elle Baker Photography mom holding her baby girl during photo session with Elle Baker Photography mom holding baby girl in the air like Simba baby girl with dark hair and mom wearing lavender dress holding her baby mom holding baby girl what to wear to a Chicago family portrait session mother and daughter photo wearing purple lavender dressesChicago family portraits by Elle Baker Photography captures mother kissing her baby's cheekmother shows daughter a flower baby girl holds dandelion flower during sunset session Chicago lifestyle family photographer Laurie Baker captures mother and daughterElle Baker Photography photographs Ele Story's spring dresses Chicago family portraits Mokena forest preserve session with mother and baby girl Elle Baker Photography captures mother blowing bubbles with her baby girl wearing purple dress

Elle Baker Photography captures mom blowing bubbles with her baby at Chicago family portraits Mom holding baby in her lap during outdoor session with Elle Baker Photography baby girl sticking tongue out while mom kisses herbaby girl making funny face while mom holds her during Chicago lifestyle family session with Elle Baker Photography Elle Baker Photography captures mother and daughter while they wear Ele Story clothing linebaby girl holding her mother's face during sunset session

Interested in a motherhood session?  Learn more about Laurie and the sessions she offers here

mother and daughter out in a field mother hugging her baby girl during sunset session Mother holding daughter wearing lavender purple dresses mother with blonde hair holding daughter wearing matching purple dresses. beautiful photo of mother and daughter outdoors during a session with Elle Baker Photographymother holding daughter while their hair blows in the wind during sunset session, photo taken by Elle Baker Photography mother holds daughter during sunset session mother holds daughter during sunset session mother holds daughter out in a field during sunset session

Location Scouting

Clients and fellow photographers ask me all the time how I find these pretty outdoor locations and I have to be honest, it’s quite simple.  I choose locations that are easy for my clients to navigate and find on the day of the session.  My clients only walk a few feet from the parking lot to the exact shooting spot.  This helps with parents handling car seats, little children, and photo session supplies.   I look for fields with long grasses and tall trees far in the background.

How to prepare for your outdoor session

Chicago family portraits are always beautiful during the late summer and fall seasons.  The fields are beautiful and the weather is lovely here in the midwest during that time of year.  I always bring a neutral knit blankets for families to sit on as well as a small crate for littles to stand on.  I send every family a session planning guide that offers details and suggestions for the day of the session.  The most important thing to remember and what I always tell families when they arrive, is to just enjoy the time they spend with each other during their session.  I hear so often that parents have a hard time relaxing until the session is almost over because they are so nervous their kids will not behave.  I stress to ALL of my families, that if you truly enjoy the time at the session and with each other, you will walk away with not only beautiful and emotive images, but ALSO a beautiful memory and experience.

Ready to book a session with Laurie?

Laurie Baker, photographer behind Elle Baker Photography offers family photography, maternity photo sessions, newborn studio sessions, and in home lifestyle portrait sessions in the Chicagoland area and southwest suburbs.  She services Naperville, Hinsdale, and Burr Ridge to name a few.  If you are interested in scheduling a session, simply CONTACT her to start the process!

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