Elle Baker Photography

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To me, newborn sessions are all about 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 sessions are baby led.  Newborns themselves are my inspiration.  They are a world of possibility and are extraordinarily beautiful.  I cherish the time I spend with each baby and family, and make it my purpose to capture every single detail that makes them so incredibly special.  


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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.

Newborn sessions begin from $400.  I have a large selection of products including digital images, custom designed albums, heirloom boxes, framing, and prints. Fresh 48 Hospital sessions are available at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, IL.  

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These three sisters already have an incredible bond. Every kiss was unprompted in these images...

‘ we loved with a love that was more than love ‘ ~edgar allan poe 
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.  

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How I began my journey as a newborn photographer...

A pivotal moment happened to me a few years back that changed the way I photograph newborns. I had a newborn session with a lovely woman and a beautiful and healthy baby boy. I remember her session so vividly and how much love she had for her new little man. Her happiness just filled the room. A few years later, I received a message telling me the child fell very ill and passed away at four years old. My heart broke for this woman and I could not fathom the pain she must have been going through. Feeling completely helpless in the situation, and wanting to show her love and support,

I mailed her an album including all of the images from our session together. I didn’t hear back from her right away and about two years later I received a letter from her. She expressed to me that she was so thankful for the album and that it helped her grieve and remember all of the details of her baby that would have otherwise been forgotten. She shared with me that seeing the flakes of skin and peach fuzz on his face brought her back to that very day and if she stares hard enough at the images she can almost remember his smell. This letter from her truly changed the way I walk into every session now.  Newborns themselves are my inspiration. They are a world of possibility and are extraordinarily beautiful. I cherish the time I spend with each baby and family, and I make it my purpose to capture every single detail that makes them so incredibly special.  



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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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