Behind the Scenes with Little Sweet Cheeks Photography

Today, we are taking you on a studio tour with us!!  If you’re not familiar with who we are, you’ve come to the right place.  We are Sheena and Janel, or Janel and Sheena!  We work together on all sessions; from styling, posing and photographing your baby, and even during the editing process.  Special thank you to Hannah from Always Flourishing Photography for helping us capture this newborn session and actually be “in” the photos!!  

At the beginning of every session, we typically take baby to our work station and get him/her ready for posing.  We keep baby warm and cozy, and this also helps them get used to us.  Often, the car ride to the studio makes them very sleepy, and we can get started right away!!  This first position is one of our most requested poses, called the froggy pose.  Since there are two of us, one of us will always have a hand on baby, and the other will take the pictures.  

The order that we work will depend on your baby!!  Every session is different, and we do our very best to work as efficiently as possible. If your baby is awake when they arrive, that’s okay!!  We just might change things up, and begin the session with a wrapped pose instead.  

Next, we take a moment to find a headband to go with our next setup, which is the swing pose!!  This is another highly requested pose, and it’s absolutely adorable!  This one is not very difficult for baby, and is actually an optical illusion.  Baby is never actually hanging, and gets to snooze peacefully, and safely, on their back!  

After the session takes place, the magic begins!!  Your images are transferred to our computers and the very best images are selected.  We make sure your files are backed up to several places, and then we start editing your proof gallery!!  We are every bit as excited to edit your photos as you are to see them!!  We are so blessed to be able to do what we love!!  

Little Sweet Cheeks Photography, LLC specializes in Newborn, Maternity, Milestone, and Cake Smash sessions. Little Sweet Cheeks Photography is located in Washington, Illinois, and serves the Central Illinois area, including Washington, Peoria, East Peoria, Bloomington, and Morton. The studio has high-quality props for you to choose for your newborn, and we love to create custom setups that are special for each newborn and family. Our goal is to capture these tiny moments while they’re still little. Please contact us to schedule your appointment today. For booking information, please email us via the contact page, or call or text (309) 431-1490. We look forward to meeting your family!

Little Sweet Cheeks Photography, LLC 14 Valley Forge Plaza, Washington, IL 61571

Phone: (309) 431-1490 | E-Mail:

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We are Janel Henninger and Sheena Kaszynski; best friends that have a passion for photographing babies. We have been professional newborn photographers for several years, and work seamlessly together. Little Sweet Cheeks Photography provides two experienced photographers. Together, one of us can always have a hand on baby while the other takes the photos. 

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