Chicago Newborn | Kelly Family

chicago newborn | kelly family

I was overjoyed when the Kelly family invited me into their newly built home. For me, it’s not just their home they are inviting me into, it’s a small window into their lives. It’s about laughing with them, being with them and showing them how beautiful their individual lives are.

Kristi is a fellow hybrid photographer herself who spends most of her days soaking in all the moments with her girls while they’re still young. She has an amazing eye for home decor and shares a personal love for film, european antiques and a soft neutral palette. Seeking the perfect imperfect part of the Kelly family was easy. Their hearts were filled with this endless amount of joy that radiated and filled the whole house. We slowed down the day, capturing baby sister’s new arrival by just being with each other. Listening to sisters’ small giggles, the faint music in the background — so that all you have left is the slowness and sound of a film cameras shutter.

New place to call home

The Kelly Family just finished building their new, amazingly gorgeous home a few months prior. We knew it would be the perfect space to welcome their newest little girl, Caroline. I mean such precious girls names, right?!

These sweet parents met in college and seem to be inseparable ever since. They welcome their first little girl, Vivienne just a few years prior. Her kind and gentle soul just loved hanging out with us during the session. She was all smiles all day and her little bubbly personality dominated throughout their session.

We spent the morning slow and just enjoyed laying around the house together laughing and dancing. Vivianne showed me all her favorite spots in the house. How much she loved her kitties and her new baby sister.

The Kelly Family was recently featured on one of my favorite photography blogs. Click here to see more photos from this session.

I would love to begin planning your luxury timeless portrait session in my downtown Hinsdale, IL studio or in your home, or limited outdoor newborn session availability. To see more of my maternity & newborn portfolio please click over here and get in touch if this is something you would love for your family!

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