The 10 Best Newborn Photographers in Chicago

When it comes to newborn photography, you don’t want to entrust this precious, irreplaceable time with just anyone. All of the following Chicago newborn photographers have what it takes to preserve the essence of your little one’s first few weeks of life. Each creative boasts their own style—some playful, others documentary-inspired—but they are all talented professionals. Find out which one is your favorite!

1. Narmin Nasir

Narmin Nasir is consistently ranked as one of the best Chicago newborn photographers for her whimsical portraits and wonderful editing skills. If you are looking for something different and want to have a personalized art piece with your baby as the center, look no further. With a studio full of designer props and creativity to spare, her one-of-a-kind fine art portraits are sure to delight. We especially love her creative shots—working in a little fairy tale styling or fantastical creature into her portraits. 

2. Bethany Hope

Bethany Hope will be among your favorite newborn photographers in Chicago if you love a rustic, vintage style—think aged wood, creamy natural colors, and all things lace and fuzzy. Her newborn styling is simple and sweet—gently cradled in baskets and swaddled in beautifully made handcrafted materials. Her photos are angelic and adorable while remaining timeless. If you’re after gently posed portraits and handcrafted sets, take a look at her work! 

3. Adri De La Cruz

With a style all her own, Chicago newborn photograph Adri De La Cruz wows with her portraits. Her photos are raw and real portraits of motherhood and being a new family—choose her if you want emotive photographs where you can feel the way it the moment felt just by taking a glance at your photo album.

We adore the authenticity of her portfolio—unvarnished truth is so beautiful. For a truly documentary experience she also does birth photography and fresh 48 photography, as well as capturing the moments big and small throughout your family’s life—amazing in every way. 

4. Lillybelle Rose Photography

We’re not the only ones that think she’s great—Francine has won multiple awards for her portraits and has been ranked as one of Chicago’s best newborn photographers five years in a row! Her finely honed style has come from years of practice—gentle poses of swaddled infants, all the soft textures one can imagine, and a whimsical detail here and there to make your photo extra special (and personalized). We especially love how she has a cohesive style while also getting creative in every shoot—the mark of a photographer who really knows who they are as an artist. 

5. Magdelena of Mirami Photography

Calling all free-spirits and those who love the modern bohemian style—meet your photographer dream, Magdelena. We can’t get enough of the warm hues, natural materials, and sweet details in her photos. If you’re on the hunt for photos that aren’t too posed but are still polished and thoughtfully styled, she’s the one for you. She also makes incredible intimate maternity photos so if you’re expecting and want to capture the beauty of your blossoming body choose her.

6. Rebecca Gould Photography

A mom to four children, Rebecca Gould knows how to coddle babies to get the best portraits and as a artist she is really creative. Her sets and props are highly styled and gorgeous—macramé swings, artisan baskets, ruffles, and stuffed animal props are just a few of the things we love about her vibe. In addition to all the cuteness, her family portraits are full of warmth—both in tone and emotion. 

7. Sri and Jana Photography

Creating art portraits exclusively of expecting moms, newborns, and children, Sri and Janna have a modern twist to their photography. Expect that all the details of your newborn will be captured while also making art—silhouettes, close ups, and clean and elegant styling. Their work strikes a balance between thoroughly currant and classically elegant—quite the combo! We simply love their artistry and their love of their jobs shines through each photograph. 

8. Maddie Blecha

A lover of new beginnings, Maddie Blecha documents the start of life as a Chicago newborn photographer and the start of married life as a wedding photographer. She has an organic, natural style to her portraits—no one is over posed or over directed. Her portfolio is like a sneak peek into the freshness of the first weeks of life.

With her documentary style, you are sure to be able to feel the moments she captured during your session every single time you look at her photos. Since her style is about feeling, there are plenty of artistic touches—blur, moody editing—that really bring out emotion in the viewer.

9. Yofi Photography

Vlad and Rachel are a husband and wife photography team as well as parents so they know how important it is to capture life’s milestones. Their love of all things baby and family is evident in their work—the stories they tell are those of love. Focusing on maternity, newborn, and family photography allows them to follow their life’s passion of documenting beautiful families while also giving you the best photographic experience possible.

Their style is bight and airy in tones, lots of soft whites and pastel colors—with photojournalist touches in the form of authentic connections and sweet moments of interaction. We love the timeless feel of their work and if you love naturalness and an unposed feeling in your portraits, you’ll love it, too! 

10. Chicago Andrea Creative

Blending lifestyle and commercial photography into her newborn work Andrea Plecko is the perfect photographer for you if you want gorgeous keepsake photos that are polished enough to go on the family holiday card. Her photos are timeless–beauty never goes out of style after all—with plenty of tender moments and natural light.

We love the blend of classic portraiture with just the right amount of spontaneity thrown in the mix. If you work with her expect bright, happy portraits, a focus on tiny details, and finely polished editing.

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