Baby Levi | Bloomington IL Newborn Lifestyle Photographer

The day following our highly-anticipated snowfall last week (after no snow in Bloomington-Normal since December!), I visited this adorable family to capture their newest addition, baby Levi, and their new lives as a family of four.  Andy and Melissa's home already had BEAUTIFUL natural light, but that sunlight bouncing off the white winter wonderland outdoors really made every single room so light and airy! Aside from all the gorgeous window light, I loved the blue and aqua nursery, baby boy's tiny feet and long toes, and big sister Maggie's bright eyes and loving smiles. And baby Levi was SO wide awake and alert! As you'll see, he didn't fall asleep until I'd slipped on my boots and zipped up my coat... so I had to add just one more "sleepy baby" image for mom and dad's gallery.

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Thank you to Levi's family for inviting me to photograph this precious new season of life. Your family is so beautiful!

Interested in booking your newborn session? CONTACT ME. I offer in-home "lifestyle" sessions for newborns, as shown here, and I offer natural, organic newborn studio sessions as well.

Want a FREE maternity session?! Here's how... | Bloomington & Peoria IL Maternity/Newborn Photographer

 August Special! Complimentary maternity session with booking of newborn session. Becky Hoschek Photography & Branding Design.

August!

It's the month I first became a mommy. To celebrate, I wanted to do something special! All month long, I'm gifting anyone who books a newborn session with me a COMPLIMENTARY maternity session! The little one (or ones, multiples are always welcome too!) might have a due date just around the corner, or months from now. All that matters is that the newborn session is booked sometime in the month of August.

The fine print: maternity sessions can be scheduled throughout the later months in pregnancy, but the ideal time is between 32 and 37 weeks. My maternity sessions are held outdoors, usually on a weekday evening about an hour prior to sunset. My newborn sessions are scheduled within baby's first 12 days. These sessions are held at my home studio in Hudson, Illinois (About 5 min. north of Bloomington-Normal, and about 40 min. from Peoria.)

If you have a little one on the way and would like to take advantage of this August offer, contact me HERE. If you are looking to gift a loved one with maternity and newborn photography, gift certificates are available! Get in touch HERE and we'll get that gift on its way!

Sweet Lucy | Peoria & Bloomington IL Newborn Photographer

Say hello to the sweetest little 9-day-old... Lucy. This adorable girl with hints of mama's red hair showing in her own strawberry blonde wisps was such a dream baby to work with. Those neutral blush colors complimented her near perfect skin, too! What a doll.

A doll that is going to be watched over quite closely by her two big brothers, in fact! Unfortunately they weren't able to join us for our session, but this did leave us ample time to play dress up with baby girl! I never tire of the sweet simplicity and beauty of fresh newborn portraits.

 Bloomington IL newborn photographer Becky Hoschek. Simple, fresh, timeless newborn, child and family photography throughout central Illinois.


Thank you to Lucy's family for allowing me to capture these precious moments of their brand new girl.

I photograph newborns throughout central Illinois - including Peoria, Bloomington, IL and surrounding communities. Contact Me to schedule your newborn session!

NEWBORN GIRL PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO SESSION | BLOOMINGTON NORMAL ILLINOIS BABY PHOTOGRAPHER

I think of a newborn baby and think of a simple, innate beauty. On a blank canvas of simple, light backgrounds and little to no adornments, the beauty is in the details. In the back wrinkles. In the sheer, almost invisible eyelashes. In tiny toes and even teenier toenails. In wisps of hair and curled up baby fingers.

With bigger children it's the big bright eyes, expressive faces and giddy laughter that I love to capture; but for these newborn sessions, with fresh new little people, it's these subtle nuances that will so quickly fade. The start of a brand new story that has just begun to be written.

For Norah, her story begins as the first baby girl in the family... a little sister to love after three boys. Mommy is a teacher, Daddy is a firefighter and, between them, and three older brothers, I think Norah's story will be full of love and affection. Welcome to the world, sweet Norah.

I love the precise simplicity in her images. The purity of white. The simplicity and perfection of a new little being. This baby girl is truly precious and unique and I loved creating these images that help to tell the story of how baby Norah's life began.

In addition to these in-studio images, I had the pleasure of photographing Miss Norah and her parents at our Fresh 48 Hospital session.

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 sleeping newborn baby girl lying on belly on textured white background and light gray wrap
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 minimal clean detail shot of newborn baby tiny wrinkled feet pink toes
 sleeping newborn baby natural fetal position simple clean on pure white backdrop
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 relaxed sleeping newborn baby girl curled up in white headband with tiny yellow flower
 close up photograph of newborn baby girl sleeping in sweet floral headband with a yellow flower
 simple portrait of tiny newborn baby toes little feet brand new
 peaceful newborn baby girl sleeping under white knit blanket with tiny fists in the air
 8 day old baby girl in cream lace romper curled up on textured white lace blanket
 newborn baby girl in natural sleeping pose wearing oatmeal lace knit romper and white floral headband
 sleeping newborn girl in simple neutral colors resting with hand on criss-crossed legs
 adorable newborn girl lying under pink and cream knit blanket while snuggling with tiny teddy bear
 sleeping newborn baby girl with simple white background and brown furry teddy bear

Sweet dreams, little Norah.

CONTACT ME to book your newborn photography session!

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Baby Norah | Fresh 48 Newborn Hospital Session | Bloomington Normal Illinois

I love Fresh 48 newborn sessions.

They are so real. So emotional. So precious.

The overflowing affection poured out by an over-the-moon mama and daddy. The cuddles. The tiny wrinkles and flakes of new skin. The inspection of noses, ears, eyelashes, fingers and toes to see whom baby resembles.

It's the most natural love story of all time. And to somehow be part of that, to capture those little moments, that adoration, those parts of baby that will change oh-so quickly, is such an honor and a blessing.

Baby Norah arrived on a Tuesday in spring... just days after Mother's Day. After THREE brothers, her mommy was SO excited to bring out all things pink! The blankets, the outfits, the BOWS. She is a little dolly who will no doubt be under the watchful and protective eyes of her daddy and three big brothers!

With perfect skin and the most gorgeous tiny features, she is one of the prettiest newborns! Congratulations to this sweet family on the safe and healthy arrival of their long-awaited baby girl. See more of baby Norah's newborn images from our in-studio session HERE.

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Central Illinois Newborn Photographer:Mother's Day Giveaway!

Mother's Day is just one week away! I want to make it extra special for one expecting mama... so I'm giving away a newborn session! Be sure to share with all of your expecting friends/family in the area!!!

Entrants should be able to travel to my studio, which is five minutes north of Bloomington/Normal, Illinois. The expected baby should be due in May, June, July or August 2016.

Registration is open NOW through next Saturday, May 7, 2016 at midnight CST. Click HERE to enter!

 

Baby Leah | Fresh 48 Newborn Hospital Session | Bloomington Normal Illinois

The morning after our first official snow day of the year, I made a visit to St. Joe's Medical Center in Bloomington to photograph this little GIRL's first hours with Mommy and Daddy. Baby number three's gender was a complete surprise. Lots of hand-me-downs from big sister are coming her way! These moments are so fleeting, and for parents, some that we most quickly forget. Those first yawns and stretches, those flaky, wrinkly hands and feet, and in little Leah's case, unhappy moments when Mommy wasn't holding her, are so much fun to capture - especially because they change SO MUCH in those first few days and weeks.

Welcome to the world, baby girl.

If you are interested in scheduling a Fresh 48 Newborn Session for your baby's upcoming arrival, please contact Becky HERE.