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Author Archives: shalimarb

Perks of my job! – Chicago Newborn Photographer

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I love all the rolls and folds, all the sweet little toes, all the smiles when they are sleeping (what on earth are they thinking?) and I love seeing the looks the parents give – as if they never realized they could feel this way about another person – especially one so tiny!

Ah! The perks of being a newborn photographer!

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Happiest Baby + Gorgeous Mamas = Amazing Family

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I’m not kidding when I say this is one of the happiest babies, with a smile that lights up her entire face – and then the entire room!

But with these two moms who love her to the moon and back – it’s easy to see why she’s so incredibly happy!

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4 Do’s and 1 Don’t to Have the Best Mother’s Day! – Chicago Portrait Photographer

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I’m going to keep this simple. Nothing earth-shattering. But maybe some things you’ve haven’t thought about before. Maybe some things to make your day just a touch better.

Do reach out to a fellow mom/aunt/friend to tell them how much they mean to you or that you think they are doing a good job. I don’t think these holidays necessarily have to be for your own mother, or even only for mothers. This will make you feel great – I promise! Do create

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Unsolicited Advice – Chicago Newborn Photographer

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I’ve been going through lots of our photos lately in preparation for my oldest son’s 8th grade graduation. Gasp!! It’s a tradition in our school to do a short photo montage of each student at the 8th grade dinner/dance (parents at my school if you’re reading this – get your photos in ASAP!!) Going through these photos makes me wonder how this now 5’7″ 14 year old was ever an itty bitty baby like the one below – how did this happen? Didn’t I

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What a day with Gigi’s Playhouse! – Chicago Portrait Photographer

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In honor of World Down Syndrome Day, I’m posting images from the day I had a few weeks ago with some of the amazing people at Gigi’s Playhouse in Chicago.

In 2013, Gigi’s approached me to take the photographs that currently (but not much longer!) appear on their windows. Recently we collaborated once again to update the windows since Gigi’s expanded and have even more windows to cover with beautiful faces! Below are just some of the photos that were taken that day &#8211

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Sitting up!!! – Chicago Baby Photographer

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Sitting up sessions are some of the best sessions!! Babies smiling, parents laughing, so much fun to be had! When babies are around 6 months old, I always recommend that families wait until their baby is sitting up solidly on their own to schedule their photo session. All babies are different, but the majority are doing so by about 8 months. It’s worth the wait to wait until this milestone! These sessions are much different than newborn sessions in that the baby is smiling, their personality

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Best friends and other things – Chicago child photographer

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When I was a new mom and my boys were much younger, I met a mom who’s boys were older than mine but about the same difference in age as my boys. I noticed her boys playing in the park together. They were laughing, playing tag and getting on like the best of pals. Her and I struck up a conversation and I asked her about the age difference ( 2 1/2 years) and if her boys always got along so well. Her reply was perfect and is seared into my memory. “They’re best friends and mortal

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Sparty love x 2! – Twin photographer Chicago

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I’ve been doing some much needed image updating on my website (check out my progress HERE) and came across these little sweeties. Being a Michigan State grad, I couldn’t resist taking this photo! Go Sparty!!

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