NEWBORN DETAILS

Newborn photography is one of our passions. Babies change so quickly in the first few weeks of life, and parents are usually sleep deprived which only makes it go by so much faster. We want you to remember how small your baby is; how they fit just perfectly in your arms all curled up. Newborns are only “new” for a very short time, and we want you to remember that.

The birth of a child marks a defining moment in your life. From this day forward, everything changes. You have a new reason for living. You have a new reason to love. And just weeks from now, your little one will no longer fit so tiny in your arms. They are only little for so long.

located in Decatur, Illinois and servicing all of Illinois, including Peoria, Bloomington, Champaign, and Springfield. We are also available FOR travel

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

I found out I was pregnant shortly after moving to this area. After a lengthy search I stumbled upon Heaven’s Storm photography and fate found our family! Our maternity pictures were done in 30 degree weather walking through wet muddy grounds and you would think they were taken on a glamorous movie set! They were stunning! She then took our daughter’s newborn pictures and they are something we look at almost daily still!

That sealed the deal for us and Heaven’s Storm has now taken 4 month, 8 month, and 12 month pictures for our daughter. She will also be taking our next set of maternity pictures and newborn pictures for our second daughter! Heaven’s Storm has captured our favorite memories and milestones of our babies and we will be using her for years to come!

One of the most common things I hear pregnant mom's say is, "I don't want my pictures taken! I'm huge, fat, bloated, swollen, puffy"....enter any number of adjectives to describe how you could be feeling. I get it! I've been there....4 times. My first baby was 11 lbs when he was born. I understand all those adjectives!

But guess what, I still had maternity pictures done. They were my first photos with my kids. 

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And now that my kids are getting old, they ask when they see a picture of me pregnant which one of them was in my belly. They love when I tell them, "That was you in there. Can you believe you ever fit in my belly?" As mom's, you probably know that we don't get in front of the camera very often. We are often the documenters, hiding behind the camera, taking cute pictures of our kids, and maybe even husbands interacting with the kids. But trust me, your kids want pictures WITH YOU, in them!!

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The one thing I wish I would have had for each of my kids is a photographer to capture them coming into this world. You can’t depend on dad to take pictures, he’s in the moment just as you are! Being a photographer who loves to capture emotion, birth sessions are one of my favorite things to photograph. They are totally unplanned and go with the flow. I know birth sessions are not for everyone, but if you think you may want a birth session, reach out to me and we can chat more. 

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I take only a handful of birth sessions per year.One of the most common things I hear pregnant mom's say is, "I don't want my pictures taken! I'm huge, fat, bloated, swollen, puffy"....enter any number of adjectives to describe how you could be feeling. I get it! I've been there....4 times. My first baby was 11 lbs when he was born. I understand all those adjectives! 

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Fresh 48’s are lifestyle type session that just capture you and your baby and family interacting with your new baby. From breastfeeding, to taking a bath…I can capture whatever it is you want to remember from the first hours and days of your new baby’s life. I come to the hospital after baby is born and capture you and your new bundle of joy just as life is happening. 

FRESH 48

Often times after birth, you are exhausted, sleep deprived, and in a fog…but you are also running on pure adrenaline. 

If you aren’t sure you want a birth session, Fresh 48’s are a great option! 

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It’s no secret that newborn sessions are my ultimate favorite type of session! Your baby is only in the “newborn” stage of life for a very short window.

 You blink and they have changed. I have so many mom that do newborn sessions say, “Oh my gosh they’ve changed already” when they get their pictures and it has only been a week! 

Newborn

Newborns each have their own personality and I love to capture that. Whether is be a face they make, or a cowlick in their hair. I want you to remember it all!

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When I email mom’s about their first baby plan session, the answer is always, “I can’t believe they are already this old. I feel like I was just in your studio yesterday.”

I absolutely love getting to watch my newborns grow! Especially if I have followed them from maternity onwards! 

Baby Plan

Baby plans can be done at 4 months, 8 months, and 12 months…or some moms like to do 6 months and 12 months. Either way, it is important to capture your child as they grow! Each session they have a different personality and I love capturing them just being who they are! The baby plan ends with the popular cake smash!


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Who doesn’t love to see a baby just face plant into their cake! It’s like they have been waiting a whole year just to do that! Cake smashes are so much fun! One year olds have such a personality and I love watching them explore, vocalize, and throw cake everywhere! 

Cake Smash

Most of them look at me with amazement like they can’t believe they are doing this and not getting in trouble! Cake smashes are a right of passage! Bonus, you can do them in my studio and not have to clean up the mess!

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Newborn portrait sessions begin at $450. Other session prices vary by type. For complete investment details and availability please send a message via the form.

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