Lifestyle Newborn Session | Lincoln Park | Chicago Newborn Photographer | Heather Hackney Photographer

Cindy, Alex’s mother answered the door when I arrived to photograph this beautiful in home newborn session. She greeted me with a smile that lit up the room. We quickly got to chatting; talking about what it’s like to have a new grand baby, how the new big brother is doing and a little bit about each other. I also learned that Cindy grew up in the same small town where I attended grade school and that her father happened to the Principal during the time my mom attended the local elementary school. It’s amazing how such a big city like Chicago can also be such a small world.

Next, I met Larry, who was just as lovely as his wife, Cindy. It was such a joy to photograph him with his new granddaughter, and to see the smile on his face watching his grandson play. I love when families want to include Grandma and Grandpa in their lifestyle newborn sessions. They are always filled with such joy and excitement that only Grandparents can have when a new baby enters the family.

It’s no surprise that Alex and Mike are just as warm and friendly as their parents. They are completely in awe of their beautiful new baby Darla, whose name originates from a sweet nickname that Larry would call Alex when she was young. Most of my in home newborn sessions flow like this. We talk, we laugh and connect all while I capture your family in beautiful light. I’ll also make goofy faces and noises at your toddler, so do not worry about getting some great images of siblings too. It so funny to think that wonderful mornings like this are considered a job, because there’s nothing I love more than meeting and photographing your family.