Elle Baker Photography

October 12, 2017

A special announcement | The art of the unposed newborn | Naperville photographer

I have a very special announcement (below) but first I want to explain my philosophy on the art of the unposed newborn and what this means to me.

The art of the unposed newborn

Newborn photography has come such a long way over the last decade.  Remember our swaddled hospital photos?  It slowly moved from traditional hospital photos,  to the art of posed and unposed newborn photography, to lifestyle birth photography.  What an amazing journey this art form has moved through and I consider myself lucky to have seen it transition over the years.  I have respect for ALL newborn photographers and enjoy newborns as art across the board but my heart has always been pulled in the direction of baby led newborn photography.

What is unposed newborn photography?

To me, it means baby led portraits.  The photographer finds inspiration from each individual baby and gently poses them with wraps and blankets capturing real and authentic images.  From yawns, to stretches the photographer documents the newborn in real time just as a lifestyle family photographer would capture authentic images of a family.

The art of the unposed newborn explained by Laurie Baker. Newborn baby in white wrap on beanbag sleeping The art of the unposed newborn baby yawning in white wrap during newborn session Chicago Newborn Photographer | Elle Baker Photography | The art of the unposed newborn

My new project (eeep!!)

I am excited to announce a new project I have in the works called ‘Newborn Unposed’.  I will be releasing personal journal entries in the form of  ‘chapters’ and it will give some insight to my philosophy on newborn photography.  I will be offering photographers written journal entries building the lessons through chapters and a video series, giving you a glimpse into my actual newborn sessions.

More details please

My real babies have my top priority at this time, and with that said this project does not currently have a ‘finish’ date.  It IS however a work in progress and I have started a collection of videos documenting some of my newborn sessions throughout the last year.  I have also started documenting my journal entries and have a few ‘chapters’ completed.

Who is this for?

For those just starting out into the beautiful world of newborn photography or those that are transitioning from posed newborn to the art of the unposed newborn, then this is a great option for you.  I learn best by visually seeing someone work and so I thought this would be a great option for like minded people.

Where will you announce the release of ‘Newborn Unposed’?

‘Newborn Unposed’ will be announced here on my blog and social media outlets.  You can follow my facebook page and Instagram to be the first to hear about this project.  I am thrilled to share this announcement with you all.  Newborn photography has been a passion of mine for almost a decade and I am so excited to share my little world with you all.

Laurie Baker is Chicago’s top newborn photographer and offers her services in the south suburbs including but not limited to Naperville, Frankfort, Hinsdale, Oak Brook, Burr Ridge, Homer Glen, and New Lenox.  If you’d like to book your newborn session simply fill out the contact form and she will be in touch!


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  1. Erica says:

    I am very interested in learning from you! Do you mentor or offer in person workshops too?

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