Elle Baker Photography

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The first few days after your baby is born are truly extraordinary. Mothers experience a whirlwind of emotions.  You are recovering from giving birth yet so overjoyed by the experience of bringing a new life into the world.  Preparing for the big delivery day, you tell yourself that you are going to cherish every moment, yet it almost seems impossible to remember the details when looking back.  I share these thoughts with you as a mother myself.  I enter every hospital room or birthing center with my camera in hand and a heart filled with a passion of documenting the smallest details to help you remember this beautiful time. These beautiful first moments are so fleeting and it would be an honor to capture this special time for you.  For those parents walking through the journey of surrogacy, I would love to document this incredible time. It would be a pleasure to tell your story.

fresh 48 | hospital session

I am currently offering Fresh 48 hospital sessions at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, Illinois, Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights, and Edward Hospital in Naperville.  Sessions are also offered at nearby birthing centers and home births in the southwest suburbs including but not limited to Frankfort, Naperville, Hinsdale, and Homer Glen.


Mini and full sessions are available for Fresh 48 Hospital Sessions and start from $400.  A discounted rate will be offered if you book an additional maternity or newborn session.

Packages are all inclusive and include digital files. You can read more on my investment page. I offer many beautiful products to showcase your newest memories. To further discuss your individual needs and share your vision, please message me via the contact form so together we can customize your portrait experience.


All of my newborn sessions focus on capturing the essence of your baby and the details that make them so special. I shoot simplistically and with intention and my style is known to be organic, natural, and authentic, Your baby is my guide and Fresh 48 sessions are 100% baby led.  I bring along a hand woven Moses basket and a couple of neutral wraps and a blanket.  We will use the traditional pink and blue hospital blanket and hat to document the authenticity of this time.  I welcome you to bring a hand knit heirloom but encourage you to just enjoy the simplicity of the white wrap onsie supplied by the hospital.


Yes, absolutely!  Grandparents and siblings are welcome!  This is just as special to them as it is to you.  I encourage sibling interaction and LOVE to capture their first reactions to meeting baby.


Due to the nature of these 'on call' type of sessions, I have limited availability and only book a few per month.  I recommend scheduling while still pregnant, although sometimes I am able to take a last minute appointment.  Simply contact me to start the process!

Your due date will be penciled into my calendar and I ask that you contact me the day you go into labor (or planned c-section).  We will then make arrangements for me to visit the hospital sometime before you leave, typically 1-72 hours later.


The Experience

ABOUT Laurie

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Through this beautiful journey, I have found my heart skips a beat when I capture raw, authentic, and unposed maternity, newborn, and family photography. Take a look around, and if you feel a connection it would be so lovely to hear from you.

I create the kind of images I want of my family.  Images that create feeling and emotion when you look through them.  I strive to capture moments that would have otherwise been forgotten.  Read some reviews here to see what other's are saying.

Fresh 48 hospital sessions begin from $400.  I have a large selection of products including digital images, custom designed albums, heirloom boxes, framing, and prints.  

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This sweet newborn was welcomed into this world yesterday.  I had the honor of documenting the first hours...

'There is beauty in simplicity'
This sweet baby will be welcomed with so much love. I was elated

Sometimes I witness a moment that is impossible to recreate. A moment that quickly unfolds and then it’s over.  

Silver cross Fresh 48 SEssion...

Birthing center in Frankfort

Chicago hospital photos

Featured fresh 48 Sessions

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If you are interested in working with me or have a question, simply fill out the form to start the process. I would love to hear from you!

Email: ellebakerphotography@yahoo.com
Studio: 12544 W. 159th Street Homer Glen, IL 60491
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Tel: 708-822-4687

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