Owen Brooks' Newborn Photography

January 27, 2024  •  Leave a Comment


St. Mary's Hospital


Owen Brooks // Janesville, WI

Love this family.  Love little babies.  And I love that I also got to photograph Julia's birth.  I love birth photography.

Some years back I worked for Bella Baby Photography.  I worked in a hospital in Barrington, IL 2-3 days a week photographing any newborns that arrived the day before.  The photos usually were pretty simple.  Now that I have my own two little girls I understand the beauty of this service even more.  My very favorite picture of Maisy will always be this picture taken with our iPhones within the first hours of her life.  I wasn't smart enough then to realize it would have been so wise to let the hospital photographers photograph my baby girl.  There's nothing like those first moments when your baby is so fresh, red, and wrinkly.

I like to offer newborn photography like that of Bella Baby Photography to my dear friends.  The simplicity of the photos allows the baby's fresh beauty to take over the picture.  It's a simple rhythm of steps:  baby on the bed with a plain white sheet as a back drop photographed from several angles, baby in a basket photographed from several angles, baby's hands, baby's feet, and baby with any family members present that also desire a pictures with the little cutie.  Sometimes we get a little fancy and get pictures of wedding rings on toes or different poses with mom or dad.

I now offer this service for free.  I'll show up to the hospital (or your home for those who homebirth) the day after the delivery to get these precious pictures.  You are not obligated to buy anything but I'd bet you will!

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This site is all about my journeys as a professional photographer in Madison. But first and foremost I am Kaia. Kaia means “Earth” in Norwegian and I live up to that by tree hugging, dog loving, and nature walking.  My first word was “happy,” I still love to jump in puddles, I strive to live simply and self-sustainably, and my favorite color is yellow.  I’m married to a stunningly handsome, ridiculously talented, and intensely loving musician husband. We have two spunky and sweet baby girls (see more of Maisy HERE or Penny HERE), one furry friend (see more of her HERE), and we all live happily ever after in a house on a hill in the land of southern Wisconsin.

I am a photographer bent on capturing the uniqueness in life.  I strive to serve my clients lovingly, creating a series of memories they can cherish forever, and making them my forever friends.  I shoot honest photography – real people, real colors, and real life.

My primary photographic endeavors are weddings, senior portraits, boudoir, newborns, birth, and family photography (especially in the fall).  I offer many gorgeous products ranging from prints, to albums, to wall art products and more, but I particularly love creating my custom designed Coffee Table Albums with my clients.  My work is also featured in Madison Magazine, in publications at the Madison Children’s Museum and in every issue of BRAVA Magazine;  I’ve had the privilege of being on the cover several times now!

Do I sound like so much fun and you are so in love with my work?  Next, step/mouse over to my “Contact” tab and let’s get started on some great pictures!

I do the majority of my photography as a Janesville senior portraits photographer, Madison wedding photographer, Janesville wedding photographer, Madison boudoir photographer, and Janesville family photographer and any place that my camera will take me.  I am available for travel worldwide as your destination wedding photographer!



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