These moments fly by so fast! By the time baby is 3 weeks old, that precious 'newborn curl' is a thing of the past. Newborn photos are so important!
Choosing a newborn photographer is a big decision. Your photographer will be handling, posing, and adjusting your baby for upwards of two hours. It is so important to choose someone who understands how fragile their tiny bodies really are, and how to properly care for them.
I'm extremely proud to be the first photographer in Illinois & Indiana to be certified in Newborn Safety by AANPS. I'm still one of the only in Southern Illinois! I can assure you that your baby will be in the best of hands.
I work with upwards of 100 newborns each year, and have 10 years of experience.
Plus, I'm a momma of 4- and nothing beats that experience. Right mommas?
- judith L.
"I saw a friends photos done by Kelli. We did our whole first year and plan on going for future milestone photos. I love her work she is sooo good with kids. "
- tiffany m.
"She exceeded my expectations in all areas. She was patient and didn't rush through the sessions. She was funny and easy to talk to. She was creative and came up with adorable sets. The thing I love about her the most though, is that she's a mom. She understands that babies take extra time, need to be fed, changed, etc., and she allows all of that to happen without making you feel rushed. Kelli is the best, and the only person I would trust to photograph my little girl!"
- Ashley I.
"We were blessed to have Kelli capture special moments with our lil' man, from maternity pictures to his 1st birthday. I highly recommend her milestone packages, reasonably priced and so worth it. She was always so patient and wonderful with our lil' boy. She is truly a baby whisperer."
Hello I’m Kelli, wife, mom, grandmother (nana!)
I specialize in newborn photography, but I also enjoy capturing the little ones' milestones as they grow.
From the womb to the smash cake, I've got you covered for all of those never-forget moments!
When my clients comment on my work, they often call me a 'baby whisperer', and mention how patient and knowledgeable I am with handling their newborns. I have such a love for newborns and babies and I believe it really shows in my work.
I have four children and two grandchildren. My youngest two are homeschooled (ages 6 & 10), so being a teacher is my main job.
I started photography as a way to work close to home, create my own schedule, and raise my babies. I always loved taking pictures, I just didn't know how much until I really applied myself.
My very first paid session in early 2011 was a newborn, and I knew right then that I had a knack for this, and I never wanted to do anything else.
Newborn sessions take place in baby's first 18 days earth-side.
I prefer to schedule them on days 10-12. (Past the cluster feeding and before the baby acne!).
At this time I only book newborn sessions and baby's first year.
Maternity sessions are available to those with confirmed newborn bookings only.
“One day, all your children will have is pictures of you. Make sure you’re in them. No matter what your hair looks like, your makeup, or your body, they won’t care about any of that, they’ll just want to see you.”
I occasionally offer mini sessions!
School photos are also available each fall.
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