Ali Bernstein Meisterman contacted Bubble+Spark Photography about a month before the birth of her second child to see about availability for an in-home lifestyle newborn family session in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. We kept in touch to make sure she and her family were able to schedule a session while their new daughter was just a few weeks old.
We will let Ali tell you a little bit more about her session – we love hearing our clients’ perspectives from the other side of the camera!
How did you decide that this was the right time to hire a professional photographer?
We wanted professional family photos of all of us together as a new family and knew we wanted to hire a photographer to come to our home after the birth of our second child- something we did not do after our first.
Where was your session held and why?
The session was held at our home, which we bought 1 year ago. We wanted the convenience of taking photos in our home since we have a toddler. We also haven’t taken any professional photos in our new home since we moved in so thought this would be a great opportunity to do so.
What was your favorite part of the session?
Our favorite part was how relaxed the session was.
Were you nervous or worried about anything before hiring a photographer? How did you feel afterward?
We were mostly nervous about whether or not our 2 year old would cooperate with photos but he did great and we couldn’t be happier with how the pictures turned out.
Of all the photos we took, which is your #1 favorite and why?
We have two favorites, which we have already printed out and framed. The first being a close up with our son kissing/cuddling with his new baby sister. The second being a zoomed out family shot of the four of us hanging out on our sofa. The lighting and framing of the image is beautiful.
Any advice to other families before their photo session?
Have an idea of types of photos you want to take.
How have you used the images from your session, or what are you planning to do with them?
We have started to put them up in our home and have printed out copies to give to relatives. They have been a huge hit! Especially for mother’s day, father’s day and birthday gifts.
Why did you choose Bubble+Spark as your photographer?
We wanted to use a photographer that lived in the surrounding neighborhood and liked how flexible you were with scheduling our shoot. The pictures were beautiful!