My name is Krista I am a newborn/baby photographer in the state of Illinois. I have been taking pictures for almost 7 years now and I can honestly say that I love my job. My favorite sessions are for newborns. I have always loved the babies from being a nanny to working in a daycare in the infant room. There is something about new life it is such a miracle. The fresh smell of a newborn has to be my favorite thing in the whole wide world. Newborn sessions are calming for me. Its my time to do the thing that I love capturing special moments for families and being able to share that time with them. It never gets old seeing the parents stare at their new baby with so much love. The tears, the laughter the friendships I have made are all amazing. I am truly blessed to do what I love everyday.
One of my favorite things about this job is reconnecting with old childhood friends. They come to me because they love my work and it is just awesome watching them as a parent holding their new little one. Not going to lie at times it makes me feel really old but also accomplished and happy with my life and how far I have come. This session was super special because I have known her since middle school. Watching her as a Mom is just amazing she’s the same friend I played with when I was little but now even more beautiful.
I use studio lighting for all of my in studio sessions. When I shoot outside I use natural light and love to shoot towards sunset. Newborn sessions are extra special because I keep the studio at a warm temperature, usually around 80 degrees to keep the babies sleepy and happy. I also use the baby shusher, which is like a noise machine to keep them sleeping and comfortable. My studio is full of props and I provide everything when you have a session with me. I even have a changing table, diapers and wipes for the newborns. I want it to be like your home away from home comfortable and worry free. My style is definitely more natural I want the focus to be on the baby and not the props. I am mildly obsessed with neutral colors they are my jam. Also anything vintage and beaten up is usually my favorite prop. I will say it again I am truly blessed to be able to do what I love everyday and when people choose me to take pictures for them I am truly honored. This job is amazing!!!
COMPANY: Krista Ann Photography