Chicago Newborn Photographer
As a leading Chicago newborn photographer, Shalimar Beekman seeks to create lasting memories through well-designed, thoughtfully crafted imagery. To create these images, Shalimar works closely with the mother to ensure the newborn baby is comfortable and at ease – helping to ensure the newborn photos clearly reflect the unique personality of the subject. With carefully selected backgrounds, treatments, and color accents, the imagery puts the newborn at the focal point of photo. Shalimar's careful attention to treatments, textures, and clothing make her subjects shine as she helps capture that perfect moment in a child's life.
What is Newborn Photography
Newborn photography typically occurs in a warm, controlled, indoor environment. Similar to sessions that are conducted with babies, children or pregnant mothers, the purpose behind this is to ensure the newborn is first and foremost comfortable. Secondly, it enables nearly all elements of the photo session to be influenced, modified or changed in a manner that help produce the best newborn photo possible. In most cases, when conducting a newborn photography session, supplemental props may be necessary. These pieces are required to help produce the controlled results of a great newborn photography or portrait image. This expansive amount of studio elements usually includes soft bedding, infant head wear or hats, heating pads, cameras, wide and narrow angle lens, light and dark backdrops, basic or advanced studio lighting systems, dome lights, hot lamps, lighting accessories, umbrellas, flash meters and a newborn photography assistant. With diligent preparation and attention to detail, an experienced Chicago newborn photographer will produce memorable images that last a lifetime.