Top 3 MUST HAVES for your New Baby

Hey all!! This is Lindsey..mom of two & owner of LDT Photography located in downtown Belleville IL (just outside St. Louis)

Not sure what to put on your baby registry?? I’ve got you covered. These 3 items below are a MUST-HAVE for new parents!! Check out my tried and true products to have ready before you bring baby home from hospital.

1) Amazon Shusher

Clients have called me a "baby whisper." I truly couldn't do it without the help of white noise to create a soothing,calm enivornment. This is my top must have! I use this in my studio for every newborn session. It’s battery operated so you can take it on the go anywhere. I would definitely get 2…one for your house and 1 for the diaper bag (car rides, grandmas house, and more).

2) Utility Cart

This is a lifesaver. Having all your essentials in one location is SUPER important. I don’t know about you but I hate running around to different rooms of our house trying to find something. This will be your one stop shop for baby. Store Diapers, wipes, pacifiers, moisturizer, vaseline, hand sanitizer… you name it. The portable cart helps declutter and save time searching for things.

3) Baby Lounger

Lastly, is this cute little lounger. This comes in handy for so many situations! Whether getting baby dressed, changing diapers, playing, and more...this lounger has a lot of uses. During your newborns session, I use this lounger to keep baby comfy in between poses, while wrapping baby, outfit changing, and more. I do not know what I would do without it.

I sure hope these tips help all the new parents out there. Congratulations on your little one!!!!

Romantic Blush Wedding | Collinsville IL


Who knew there was a quaint event space right outside St. Louis…in Collinsville, IL ?! The Double Tree by Hilton offered a gorgeous courtyard & ballroom experience for this couple. The great thing about this venue is the versality. It’s a blank canvas that can be transformed into the wedding of your dreams. We embraced the traditional yet romantic feel and added in pops of greenery, champagne, and blush to create this stunning wedding inspirational shoot. What do you think? Would you get married here? I think it is lovely!! Not only that, but having their fur baby along for the occasion was the icing on the cake!

Amazing Wedding Vendors that contributed:

Event Planner - VSM Event Creations

Venue - Doubletree by Hilton

Design Set/Decor/Florals- Fatima Designs

Gown - Bridal Parlour

Hair & Makeup - Face It

Cake - Artistry on Cakes

Stationary- Squared Wedding Press

Models - Sara Gregor & Connor Endres

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Cutest little Bub!! Dark Blue & Neutrals | Illinois Newborn Photographer

So I just have to start off by saying this guy was a real unicorn baby (what us newborn photogs call incredibly sleepy babes). He literally slept the whole session and I got so many sweet images of him!! I love them all, especially the black and whites at the end. I was trying to wake him up at the very end to get just 1 awake shot. This little guy had other plans LOL.

He must have loved the soothing sounds and warm air in the studio. He was sleeping so good and showed me what he thought about me trying to wake him up (scroll to the last set of images to see). Too cute <3

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Baby Boy Newborn Studio Session + In Home Lifestyle

So this little guy was just a dream baby. I am loving the mix of relaxed and posed looks for his session. For a BONUS we even checked out his adorable woodland nursery, which is a mix of light blue, metal, and custom wooden decor. Mom and Dad did such a great job putting it together…just had to show it off!!

PS. Can you guess which parent is the beetles fan and who is the superhero fan ? =)

Just can’t get enough of this cuties images!! Enjoy =)

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3 Reasons to book a Newborn Photography Session

Wondering if a Newborn Sessions is right for you ??

Here are 3 reasons why you’ll want to book a Newborn shoot with LDT Photography!

 1.       First professional portrait

Cell phone images are wonderful for something quick in the moment. But, why not have a timeless, quality image that your little one will cherish for a lifetime and beyond?

Having tangible, professional images to pass on for generations to come is SOOO important! They will absolutely want to see their first family photos and share them with their spouse and kids one day!

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2.       They grow so quickly

In the early infant stages their features are constantly changing. They will look completely different from the time of birth to the monthly milestones. It can be easy to forget those little details and precious moments, because they go so quickly. Newborn Sessions are scheduled within the first 2 weeks of life so these moments are not forgotten.

Newborns don’t allow for second chances. You can’t postpone their growth which is why it is SUPER important to schedule a newborn photo session early on in pregnancy. You’ll want to capture these newborn moments within the first two weeks of birth. Newborns sleep and curl up the way they were in the womb for only a short while after birth. As weeks pass, babies lose their curviness, they grow bigger, and are not as easily settled.

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3. Capturing perfection.

Newborns are breathtaking! It is only natural that you’ll want to remember every little detail about your bundle of joy. EVERYTHING! From their puckered lips to tiny toes and back rolls!! Our memory often fades over time. A newborn photo session is an opportunity to freeze this moment in time and preserve the memory of your baby in your hearts and minds through these timeless photographs.

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Spring Sessions are here!!

Who is ready for the weather to warm up??! I am loving this stunning Birch Ivy Manor setup at the studio!! Perfect for any milestone <3

For Booking please contact me HERE!!

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Lindsey Tyler
Turning One is Oh So Fun!! | Cake Smash | Belleville IL

I just love seeing my newborn clients again, especially for the one year milestone! They grow so fast and it’s so fun seeing their little personalities in the studio!!!

I also love incorporating the same colors and backdrops from the newborn session to match!! If you missed her newborn photos..check them out here!

Family Photos | St. Louis Newborn Photographer

Is this family not the sweetest??  LDT Photography is a newborn photographer with a studio in Belleville, IL (just 15 Miles from St. Louis).  Lindsey is a baby photographer that specializes in timeless and classic portraits.  Your images will stand the test of time and look just as beautiful on display in your home decades from now as they do today. 

I would love to capture your special moments!! Contact me to learn more about our sessions. 

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