Kosta | Chicago Newborn Photographer

May 24, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

"The world is but a canvas to the imagination." - Henry David Thoreau

As a photographer, I am always learning and always experimenting with new techniques, new poses, or new colors. I am lucky enough to have clients who trust me and my vision, and who take it in stride when I call them up the night before their session to ask them to bring a rather large "prop."

That is exactly what I did the night before sweet Kosta's newborn session. You may remember from Jenny's maternity session the beautiful nursery that she and Paul created for Kosta. It is a nursery fit for a little prince, and is adorned with crowns, elephants and soft tones. I contacted Jenny and Paul the night before and asked them to bring the elephant rocker from Kosta's nursery to the studio the next day - I had an idea. 

The day of his session, Kosta was just perfect for me. I started his session with the elephant rocker. It is important to explain how we were able to capture this image. Safety is always my top priority. For any image where baby's head is lifted from the beanbag, or any image where baby is on or in a prop (such as the elephant rocker or soccer ball), there is always a hand gently placed on him to hold him safely in place. These images are composites, and Kosta was always safely held. These are poses that should only be done by a trained newborn photographer.

I love how the image turned out, and I can just picture it being displayed in Kosta's nursery. Kosta was a dream during his solo part of the session. He woke up for the family images, and had a couple of accidents! I always warn my clients that this is completely normal and to be expected during newborn sessions. I take accidents as they come, but many new parents are not expecting it! I always suggest a change of clothes for the parents, just in case! With a newborn and no diaper, you just never know when an accident will happen!

I love how Kosta's gallery turned out, and I hope that Jenny and Paul do as well! Thank you so much for making me a part of your pregnancy and new adventure into parenthood!

Kosta is so sweet! Congratulations!      

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Grey outfit by Tham Nguyen Photography

Wool nest by Buttercup Baby Props - I cannot say enough about these wool nests! It can be used alone, or under blankets as a posing aid for multiple poses. Hannah is a creative genius and nailed it with these nests! They perfectly nestle baby in and are just perfect! If you are a newborn photographer, go get one NOW!!

Bump blanket by ShaeKnits


Alina Renert Photography is a Chicago newborn photographer, and is a member of The Bump Society by Beauty & Lifestyle Mommy, a hand picked community of elite businesses nationwide. She is also a VIP Member of the National Association of Professional Women.

Are you looking for a Chicago newborn photographer? I would love to work with you! I offer a fun and unique experience in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago in Wheeling, IL. I also service surrounding areas, including, Buffalo Grove, Deerfield, Northbrook, Vernon Hills, Mount Prospect, Mundelein, Lincolnshire, Libertyville, Glenview, Des Plaines, and other surrounding Chicago suburbs. To book your session, use this form


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