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    Ever since I was ten years old and was gifted my first Polaroid camera by my parents, I have lived life "through the lens". I was enamored by light and capturing moments in time, even way back then. It was always my intention to be an artist. At first I followed a commercial art education, and then moved towards architecture but it wasn't until my first child was born and I purchased my first professional film camera, a medium format mamiya (boy that makes me sound old) that my vision, the medium and the results married together seamlessly, I had found my heaven! Photography, and in particular the photography of people gives my artistic thoughts and visions an outlet which lets others see the world the same way I do, for that second in time. Photography shines a light into the soul and captures the true spirit, I will never cease to be amazed by and drawn to this most powerful medium. I hope that my journey with the camera conveys the story that I intend, life is precious and these moments are gone in the blink of an eye. Make sure your precious moments live on for generations to come.

Chicago Newborn Photographer…Sleepless in Naperville

What a beautiful chubby little guy!  He was wide awake and would have nothing to do with falling asleep.  He wanted to see everything that his big brother was doing.  Being one month old makes it more difficult to get sleepy scrunched up newborn images. At this age they know that there are things to see in this world and also realize that they can spread out and take up some real estate :).  Typically our goal is to get newborn images at around one week of age.  But circumstances happen.  If a newborn or mom has a longer stay in the hospital or if they are unable to be around people right away, the session needs to be put off to a later date.  That certainly doesn’t mean that you won’t get beautiful images.  I think this little guy proves that.  What a sweetheart for letting us scrunch him up for a couple of shots.  Certainly very patient with us.

Chicago Newborn Photographer...Alicia

Chicago Newborn Photographer...Alicia

Chicago Newborn Photographer...Alicia

Big brother was so patient while we waited for his baby brother to fall asleep.  It was now his turn to join in on the fun.  Look how much they look alike.  They are definitely brothers.

Chicago Newborn Photographer...Alicia

Chicago Newborn Photographer...Alicia

Mommy brought his Baptism gown for some pictures and look how precious he looks in it.  This was his Daddy’s gown that was made by his Grandmother.  The most amazing thing is that it’s made from fibers from Banana leaves.  How amazing!

Chicago Newborn Photographer...Alicia

What a beautiful family with super sweet boys.  Congratulations Delacruz family!  You are one lucky family.

Naperville Yorkville Newborn Photographer…Itty Bitty Newborn

Another Cute itty bitty newborn!  Be still my heart!  This little guy was just so tiny and sweet.  Even as tiny as he was, he wasn’t about to miss a thing.  We had an extremely hard time getting him to sleep.  He didn’t want to miss a thing.  We had to pull out all of our newborn photography tricks.  After quite awhile he would nod off and take a cat nap.  That’s when would sneak in a few shots.  Both mom, grandma and big sis were very patient while we waited for sleepy eyes.  I’m so glad that they did because I think it was worth waiting for.  The end result was newborn perfection.

Naperville Yorkville Newborn Photographer Alicia

Naperville Yorkville Newborn Photographer Alicia

Naperville Yorkville Newborn Photographer Alicia

Naperville Yorkville Newborn Photographer Alicia

It was so hard moving this cute little guy around because he would wake up between poses.  With some patience we won the battle and captured some more pictures of this sweet little face.

Naperville Yorkville Newborn Photographer Alicia

Naperville Yorkville Newborn Photographer Alicia

The baby whisperers won the sleepy war!

If you are looking for newborn photography give Alicia’s Photography a call at 630-961-5777.

Chicago Hinsdale Newborn Photogapher…Chunky Newborn Session

2014 has blessed Alicia’s Photography with lots of Newborns!  As I’ve mentioned before, I LOVE ME SOME NEWBORNS!  This little chunky monkey made my job so easy.  He slept like a champ and was so poseable.  Take a look at his chubby cheeks and luscious lips.  It was so hard to let him go at the end of the session.  This photographer mommy is obviously missing her little ones.  Having all 3 of my children in their teens now is causing me to have baby envy.  That’s another reason to love being a photographer in Naperville because I am blessed with lots an lots of newborns in the studio to fill my aching heart.  This is not the first time that I have photographed a little one from the “B” family.  Baby Jack is the second newborn and third child in the family to be photographed by Alicia’s Photography.  I have been blessed to photograph this family for several years and I just love catching up and watching their family grow.  My clients are friends to me and even though a year may go by before I see them, we make sure to keep in touch during the year through facebook or email.  The “B” family is extra special to me and catching up was such a gift!

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Doesn’t that little hat look adorable on this sweet boy?!  Big boy Jack barely fit inside my bucket for his newborn shots.

Chicago Hinsdale Newborn Photogapher Alicia

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I love when moms and dads bring special newborn hats and blankets for the newborn session.  This little bear hat was just perfect!

Chicago Hinsdale Newborn Photogapher Alicia

And of course big sisters Caroline and Ella had to show their love of their baby brother.  This little guy is loved, loved, loved!!

Chicago Hinsdale Newborn Photogapher Alicia

What a joy this family is!!!  I can’t wait to see the “B” family again!

Naperville Chicago Newborn Photographer…Newborn Cub Proud of Daddy

 Newborns hold a special place in my heart.  There is nothing better than seeing a new Mom and Dad with their tiny little baby.  The newness, the overwhelming love, and the excitement is so emotional.   What makes a beautiful photograph?  Emotions.  So what a perfect subject for any photographer.  Capturing new moms and dads with their newborn is by far the most emotional sessions that I have.  It’s not often that moms and dads join in on the session but when they do it creates an amazing result.  This mom and dad were just so cute with their little guy.  They are just a sweet and loving family and it show in all of their images. Love the emotional connection in this shoot!

Naperville Chicago Newborn Photographer Alicia

Naperville Chicago Newborn Photographer Alicia

Naperville Chicago Newborn Photographer AliciaI always love when I have a willing daddy that will participate in the newborn sessions.

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This daddy had some specific shots that he had in mind.  It was a must to incorporate his Cubs jersey and mitt into the images.  Daddy is an outfielder for the Cubs and he’s hoping that his little “Cub” will have a passion for baseball too.  I don’t think there will be a problem with that!

Naperville Chicago Newborn Photographer Alicia

Naperville Chicago Newborn Photographer Alicia

It was time for this little guy to shine on his own during his first model session.  What a perfect model he was!

Naperville Chicago Newborn Photographer Alicia

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Mom had a request that we capture an image with her very special necklace that daddy bought her.  How precious!

Naperville Chicago Newborn Photographer Alicia

You can see that this little cutie is  loved to pieces.  He has lots of hugs, kisses and baseball games in his future!

Stay tuned for many more newborns on the blog!  It’s been a busy 2014 at Alicia’s Photography in Naperville and apparently at all of the hospital too!

Alicia

Chicago Naperville Family Photography…Sleigh Mini Winter Sessions

Sleigh mini sessions were such a big hit that we are offering one more day of sessions. If you missed this opportunity don’t fret! Call the studio at 630-961-5777 to schedule your appointment. This will probably be the last time that we take the sleigh out for sessions this year so don’t miss out. Limited sessions available. The kids are out of school for President’s day on the 17th so it’s perfect!

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