sweet baby Lily {10 days new} | Rockford, IL newborn photographer

There's so much to love about Lily's newborn session. I used some of the handmade props I've been making recently: dyed newborn wraps, a bonnet from a pink camisole, a cream and green headband, a floral crown of babies breath, and a nest made of sheep's wool. Baby Lily modeled them all beautifully. I especially LOVE the photos with the lavender colored wraps which were dyed with raspberries and blueberries, and the Peaches and Cream Silk Tieback from Twig & Berry (her newborn props are so delicate and dreamy)! 

Our session was originally scheduled for Valentine's Day, but we pushed it back a few days, and Lily ended up sleeping for the entire two hours I was at her home! What an angel. Her big sister was close by watching over her and was a good little helper throughout the session. I've known Lily's mom since grade school, and it was so fun to capture images of her newest gift from heaven. 

mother-daughter - newborn baby girl - Louisa Nickel Photography
father-daughter - newborn baby - kisses - Louisa Nickel Photography
sleeping mom and baby - laying down - Louisa Nickel Photography
big sister and baby - sibling - new baby - Louisa Nickel Photography
baby face - handmade newborn headband - Louisa Nickel Photography
baby hands and feet - skin to skin - Louisa Nickel Photography
tucked in - pink bonnet - handmade - upcycle props - Louisa Nickel Photography
baby face - handmade bonnet - upcycle newborn props - Louisa Nickel Photography
side pose - sleeping beauty - handmade newborn wrap - peach tieback - Louisa Nickel Photography
side pose - handmade purple newborn wrap - peach tieback - Louisa Nickel Photography
bum in the air pose - purple newborn wrap - handmade props - Louisa Nickel Photography
DIY floral crow - babies breath - purple newborn wrap - Louisa Nickel Photography
sleeping newborn - lace - pink flower headband - tummy pose - Louisa Nickel Photography
lace newborn wrap- pink flower headband - sleeping tummy pose - Louisa Nickel Photography
sheeps wool - pink cotton candy - newborn pose - cocoon - Louisa Nickel Photography