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    Jess Curkovic Photography is an Oregon, Wisconsin based photographer specializing in portrait photography for newborns, children, families and high school seniors in the Madison, Wisconsin area including Oregon, Fitchburg, Verona, McFarland, Evansville, Stoughton, Sun Prairie, Waunakee, Cross Plains, Middleton, Mt. Horeb and other surrounding communities.

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Baby B and I spent a lovely morning together recently.  He was very good and sleepy at first and we were able to get some great shots.  But then, he sort of decided that it was awake time.  So as always, we followed his lead.  His mother really wanted some pictures with an adorable owl hat she bought for him but he just didn’t want to sleep anymore at that point.  I think the wide awake shots turned out fabulously anyway!  I love sleepy AND wide awake newborn shots and I love all the expressions they love to flash me!  In the end, we were able to get a great mixture of sleepy and wide awake pictures that I’m sure will be cherished forever by his parents and extended family members!  Thanks for a great session Baby B!!!

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Sweet baby C spent one Saturday with me and was an absolute angel.  He was so sleepy, I wondered if he would open his sweet little eyes and allow me to capture some wide awake images along with the sleepy ones.  I do tend to keep my newborn clients very comfy and cozy!  Toward the end, however, he flashed his beautiful eyes at me and for the world to see!  Welcome to the world Baby C!

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Baby G and I spent one Saturday morning together.  Snuggling little ones is one of my personal favorite ways to spend a Saturday morning.  During newborn sessions with me, it usually works best if mom just sits back and relaxes and watches.  Of course they generally need to visit with you at least a couple times for snacks, but otherwise, feel free to grab a book, close your eyes and catch a short cat nap (we know you want to) or rifle through the props I have brought.

Baby G was a perfect angel and I’m so glad we had the chance to snuggle!

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I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful baby girl.

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She was already 2 months old and was visiting her grandmother’s house when I captured these beautiful photos.  Baby P was quit wide awake at first, as any 8 week old baby generally is, but with patients, peace and quiet, and luck, I was able to lull her into a peaceful deep sleep and get those sleepy newborn poses.

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Don’t hesitate to set up  your own newborn photos, even if you think the baby is too old.  We can talk about it and at least give it a try.  I didn’t promise Baby P’s parents anything, but we were happy when her eyelids started to become heavy and her breathing slow, deep and steady.  However, wide awake photos are absolutely precious and priceless as well.

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Those beautiful eyes staring back at you will make your heart melt for years to come so my goal is to get some sleepy shots and some wide awake shots, and as always, the baby is ultimately in the driver’s seat, I just follow their lead!  Sometimes the pathway they lead me down proves to be much more interesting than the one I would have chosen.

Thank you Lil’ Miss P for spending the morning with me!

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These 3 junior girls have worked extremely hard to be officers in the DECA club at their school.  They are all worthy candidates and soon they will find out if any of them, or all 3 of them will be given the honor of being DECA officers.  A couple weeks ago, I met with them at our State Capitol building in Madison, Wisconsin to do some professional portraits for their portfolios.  These 3 very well mannered, respectful friends worked together to make sure each other looked good and had a variety of poses to choose from for their portfolios.  Here are some of my favorites.  Good luck ladies!!!

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