hello baby newborn workshop | chicago

Ahhhh, the Hello Baby Newborn Workshop with Emily Lucarz Photography and EllPhotography (also find the new workshop page on Facebook now here). This seems like so long ago, but also feels like it just happened. In truth, it really only was a little over a month ago. 🙂 I *knew* both Emily & Erin from another super secret most awesome-sauce group on Facebook of which I cannot mention the name we are so exclusive (okay so we may not be all THAT exclusive and secret, but, we do consider ourselves pretty awesome ;)). Anyyyyyyyyway, since I knew them online, I knew it was going to be twice as much fun to be able to attend. So, again, I blabber. I wander. Let’s get back to the topic at hand, but hey, I wanted you to know the back story. I enjoy back stories. 😉

Once I was at the workshop in Chicago, with Erin & Emily and with all of the other totally awesome wonderful girls who attended (love them!), I was beyond excited. I learned a ton. A TON!!!! They taught about newborn posing & safety, studio lighting & natural lighting, beanbag & prop posing, lifestyle shooting, how to deal with not-so-sleepy newborns, how to prep the client and of course post processing. This was their first actual workshop together, and I believe they learned a lot too and I am looking forward to the next time they may come near enough to me that I can swing convincing my husband that I simply must go again to pick their brains even more and to see them in action again after they’ve gotten this and other workshops under their belts. They’ve truly got a great thing going for them and I think it’s just different enough to really stand out and put them a step ahead of some of the other workshops out there. 🙂

Now, let’s move on to what you’re really wanting to see, the babies. Here are some of my favorite shots from the weekend, and be warned, there are quite a few. But I just couldn’t make up my mind!!

And you know I’ve got a treasure trove of behind the scenes too… Here are some that are postable… You know, meaning nobody is making too goofy of a facial expression that they won’t be upset with me for sharing… 😉 hehe! *Oh and side note here… Let it be known that both Erin & Emily had just recently had babies not long before these photos were taken. 😛

There ya have it. I loved every second of it. It was fun. It was crazy. At moments it was pure insanity (in a good, people everywhere, babies everywhere, Ahhhhhhh! kind of way). I’m pretty sad I didn’t get someone to snag a photo of me with Emily & Erin (other than a cell phone pic on one of their phones…), but that’s just another excuse to HAVE to attend a future workshop of theirs again. 😉