riley, eli, + owen | family session

i've worked with this sweet family a couple of times now + met up with them a few weeks back to capture them with their 
awesome, newest little addition to the family, owen.

there's a lot of love right here you guys and they're about as cute as they come! 

thank you so much h + e, you guys have a beautiful crew! 

 xo kaley


bella + brody | child session

picking flowers, reading books, and roaming around our location like she owned the place... 

the sweet + sassy miss bella turned two last month and i had an absolute blast with her session! 

 let's not leave out the awesome outfits her momma had her in, or the fact that the handsome dude joining her, my good bud brody, has grown about a foot since i saw him last! 

 gosh those are some beautiful faces...

enjoy some of my favorites from their session!

if you like what you see and are interested in more information on a session with me, shoot me an email at kaley@kaleylein.com. i have a few more spots left for august + september-october will fill up quick and be limited as i go back to my other job and things get even crazier around here for those couple of months.
life is good, friends.

 xo kaley


sierra | senior session

this gorgeous girl is about to graduate in just a few weeks and i keep meaning to get some of my favorite images from her session posted.

sierra was an absolute joy to work with...
awesome style, funny, smart, super sweet, and absolutely gorgeous.
she reminds me of a young shania twain with the body of a fashion model. 

her session was another that kept getting pushed back due to bad weather, 
but the wait was definitely worth it as we ended up with a gorgeous and fun fall evening. 

sierra, best of luck + congrats! 
i know you will be amazing at whatever it is you choose to do. 


xo kaley


may + june | what's up

hi guys!

i'm in my final days of "spring break" from my other job over here and while this snow storm 
(yeah, you read right, snow storm, i live in one of the snowiest places in the country!)
has me feeling down and out, the thought of sunshine, green grass, and blue skies has me hopeful!

with that being said, i'm here to tell you that i'm now scheduling for both late may + early june.
it's been another long winter and i'm so ready to hang out with awesome people and create beautiful, unique art!

i'm scheduling child, family, senior, + lifestyle newborn sessions.
as you may have seen in my last post here, i'm no longer shooting posed "studio-like" newborns but instead the real moments of a new life either in the hospital 
(not birth but in the first 48 hours after) or in the clients home. 
i felt i should make a note of that since i've had a few clients worried since i was selling some newborn props i was possibly no longer shooting. 
that'll never happen!
i may change my style + how many sessions i'm taking on during different times,  
but i'll always, always be photographing something!

have a wonderul day!
xo kaley


lein thomas | newborn session

sweet as can be and as cute as they come...

i was lucky enough to be able to spend an entire weekend with this little dude and his awesome parents. 
there was a lot of snuggling, staring, and clicking away.

meet lein thomas stafford. 
(did you catch the first name? look familiar?) 

this beautiful boy is the creation of my sister-in-law (who also doubles as one of my bff's) and her husband.
 we did this laid-back lifestyle session in the comfort of their gorgeous home in chicago using natural light.

no props, posing, or fussing, and i absolutely love how it turned out.

b + m, thank you so much for having me capture this awesome time in your lives and for sharing some of lein's very first days with us. 

i love your little family of 3 so much!

 and a side note:
this my friends, is the type of newborn session that i love and that speaks to me the most.
i get to sit back and observe this tiny human do exactly what they should be doing in the moment rather than spending the time getting them to sleep, praying they stay asleep, sweating, praying some more, posing, getting them back to sleep, etc. you get it.

this is the style in which any future newborn sessions will be shot.
if you're interested in an in-home lifestyle session or would like more information, email kaley@kaleylein.com.

i couldn't leave their beautiful fur child out of the session, so here's lein's guard dog, sweet zoee.