What we learn with pleasure - we never forget. ~Alfred Mercier
I’m beyond blessed to have met and collaborated with so many wonderful photographers this year. Most recently I had the pleasure of working with Kayla (of Little Lashes Photography), a phenomenal, highly sought-after newborn photographer based in California.
Kayla and I met through mutual photography friends and have been in contact for quite some time now, but never had the pleasure of meeting in person. When I brought up the idea of visiting Chicago she was thrilled to visit, I realized this was a fantastic chance for us to get to know each other better, but also would give me an opportunity to learn and work alongside such a talented photographer. Prior to her arrival, we sent out a model call for newborns ranging from five days to 18 days old - and the four little models that came in that weekend were simply, perfect.
Kayla helped to arrange my new studio space for a better workflow, explained how to have better time management by walking me through her methods of preparing for a session, and gave me wonderful pointers on working with newborns who are over the 14 day old mark - which we try to hit with newborn sessions. There are various poses that we newborn photographers have in our workflow for sessions ie: froggy, taco, sideline and etc. Kayla helped by demonstrating how to work through a fussier little one and to modify for each individual newborns flexibility.
Working with Kayla and our little models was an absolute blast! In 2016, Kayla is starting mentoring sessions for photographers in the California area, as well as the continental U.S. Reach out and inquire about her services at Facebook.com/LittleLashesPhotography - I promise you won’t regret it!
Vendors and special props used during the session:
Dolly Priss (Wraps)
Mr. & Mrs. Co (Props)
Buttercup Baby Props (Headbands/layering felt)
Roses & Ruffles (Backdrop fabric)
Gracee Collection (Headbands)
Rock N Wool (Wolf Bonnet)
Knit from the Womb Design (Bunny Bonnet)
The Peppered Pear (Lamb Bonnet)
Alina Renert is a member of The Bump Society by Beauty & Lifestyle Mommy. A handpicked community of elite businesses nationwide. Along with being a VIP Member of the National Association of Professional Woman.
Looking for a newborn photographer in the Chicago area? I'd love to work with you! I am based out of the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago in Wheeling, IL. I offer a fun and unique experience in the surrounding areas not limited to: Buffalo Grove IL, Deerfield IL, Northbrook IL, Vernon Hills IL, Mount Prospect IL, Mundelein IL, Lincolnshire IL, Libertyville IL, Glenview IL, Des Plaines IL and surrounding Chicago suburbs.