Laurels
Best Newborn
Photographers
in Chicago
2017

Why These Newborn Photographers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored newborn photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best newborn photographers in Chicago, IL.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

3 Birds Photography

3 Birds Photography is located in Mount Prospect and serves clients throughout the Chicago metro area. Photographer Sarah Buttrey offers wedding, maternity, newborn, baby, child, couples', and pet photography, along with senior portraits and professional headshots. Buttrey specializes in personalizing each shoot to suit the individual personality and style of each of her clients. Her newborn photos are done in a simple style that captures emotional moments between parents and babies.

Mount Prospect, IL(224) 231-7140

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Abby Evans Photography

Abby Evans Photography is based in Chicago and travels to clients throughout the metro area. Evans prefers to use natural light in her shoots and describes her style as "a combination of art and modern portraiture." She works on location at an outdoor spot of the client's choosing, except for newborn and first 48 shoots, which take place indoors either in the hospital or at the client's home.

Chicago, IL(515) 450-0407

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Alina Renert Photography

Alina Renert Photography is based at Renert's studio in Wheeling, to the northwest of Chicago, and Renert travels to clients' locations throughout Lake and Cook Counties. Renert offers maternity, newborn, baby, child, and family photography services. She is a member of the Bump Society and the National Association of Professional Women. The studio has a variety of props to customize each session.

Wheeling, IL(847) 373-1203

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Bart Harris Photography

Bart Harris Photography is the studio of well-known Chicago photographer Bart Harris, whose work has been featured in advertisements and magazine editorials around the world. Harris offers maternity, newborn, child, family, business, and pet portraiture. He learned to work with babies as a photographer for Gerber Baby Food advertisements, among other ads featuring babies for major companies.

Chicago, IL(773) 975-0070

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Bojana Korach Photography

Bojana Korach Photography is a Chicago area professional photography studio that specializes in creating heirloom-quality images to last a lifetime. The studio's owner and photographer, Bojana, is a member of the National Association Of Professional Child Photographers with a B.A. in Photography from Webster University. She's been shooting professionally for over ten years, defining her style as honest, timeless, and natural. Bojana's newborn sessions focus on capturing important details both small and large including sleepy baby, newborn nursery, the bond between baby and new parents, and fingers and toes.

Chicago, IL(925) 878-5854

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Christina Bailitz Photography

Christina Bailitz Photography is based in Tinley Park and has been serving clients in the Chicago area for more than six years. Bailitz specializes in maternity, newborn, first year, child, family, engagement, and senior portrait photography. She also offers "Golden Hour" sessions, taken at the hospital during the first hour after the baby's birth.

Tinley Park, IL(815) 342-1448

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Cianne Mitchell Photography

Cianne Mitchell Photography is an on-location photography business serving Chicago and its northwest suburbs. Cianne Mitchell specializes in newborn, maternity, child, and family photography. A variety of photo packages are available, and payment plans can be worked out with the photographer. Three percent of every payment made to the company is donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Chicago, IL(708) 602-1770

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Hannah Drews Photography

Hannah Drews Photography is based on West Barry Ave in the Lakeview neighborhood and led by Hannah Drews, a member of the National Association of Professional Child Photographers. Drews' work has been featured on Lemonade and Lenses, and she holds a Master's of Social Work from Loyola University. She offers a variety of photo sessions, including maternity, "Fresh 48" hospital shoots, and infant, child, family, and engagement sessions. Payment plans are available for those for whom the up-front price of a session seems steep.

Chicago, IL(312) 401-5645

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Heather DeCamp Photography

Heather DeCamp Photography is located in Chicago and offers newborn, baby, child, and wedding photography services. DeCamp has been a professional photographer for nine years and has been published in The Knot Magazine and Interior Design Magazine. She is a member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association and the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers.

Chicago, IL(573) 424-6777

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HJB Photography

HJB Photography is the studio of Heidi Jo Bradley, who is based in Chicago and serves clients throughout the area. Bradley has a BFA in Fine Arts Photography from Detroit's Center for Creative Studies and has had her work published in O Magazine. She specializes in maternity, newborn, and dog photography. All shoots come with an initial consultation and are customized to suit the client.

Chicago, IL(847) 271-4966

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Ideal Moment Photography

Ideal Moment Photography is located in Carpentersville and serves clients in Chicago and the surrounding areas. The studio specializes in newborn, baby, child, and family portrait photography and fully styles and customizes each session with props and costumes from the studio's own collection. Previous clients praise photographer Agnes for her down-to-earth personality and ease with newborns.

Carpentersville, IL(773) 744-4260

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Julie Newell Photography

Julie Newell Photography is the studio of photographers Julie Newell, Liz Wigoda, and Ashley Fischer. The studio offers a wide variety of portraits, including newborn, baby, maternity, child, family, engagement, bridal, pet, and corporate headshots. Newell's photography was recently featured in Dreamer Journal, and the studio was named a Mommy Magazine Featured Business in 2016.

Chicago, IL(773) 687-9885

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Kristin Milito Photography

Kristin Milito Photography serves clients in Chicago and the North Shore. She specializes in newborn through first year milestone photography, and her work has been featured in Photography Spark, Life Unstill, and the National Association of Professional Child Photographers blog. She prefers simple, clean shots that put the focus on the people in them rather than the props and surroundings.

Chicago, IL(312) 343-2015

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LibbyLou Images

LibbyLou Images is based in Elgin and serves clients throughout Chicago and its northwestern suburbs. Lifestyle photographer Melissa Kusek specializes in newborn, maternity, child, family, engagement, wedding, and senior portrait photography. Kusek is a member of the National Association of Professional Child Photographers and makes an effort to price sessions as affordably as possible to attract a broader range of clients.

Elgin, IL(847) 800-3719

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Lillybelle Rose Photography

Lillybelle Rose Photography is located in Glen Ellyn and offers photography services throughout Chicago and the Chicago suburbs. Photographer Francine specializes in newborn photography and shoots in a pure, minimalist style that focuses on the baby's face. Three different newborn packages ranging from basic to deluxe are available to fit into different clients' budgets. Francine recommends scheduling newborn sessions well ahead of time.

Glen Ellyn, IL(630) 942-0102

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Marena Beck Photography

Marena Beck Photography is located in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood and has been offering newborn, maternity, child, and family photography sessions in the area since 2013. Marena has won awards from Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) and is a member of the National Association of Professional Child Photographers and the Bump Society.

Chicago, IL(216) 533-1061

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Melissa Leigh Hansen Photography

Melissa Leigh Hansen Photography is based in Lombard, and Hansen travels to locations throughout the Chicagoland area. She specializes in portraits of families and children and wedding photography. She also offers photography classes in Clarendon Hills and Lombard, including a basic digital photography skills class for those with DSLR cameras who lack photography experience.

Lombard, IL(773) 218-4983

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Rife Ponce Photography

Rife Ponce Photography is the studio of photographer Maggie Rife Ponce, who is based in Andersonville and travels to clients' locations throughout the Chicago area. Rife Ponce offers wedding, family, and portrait photography sessions, with family sessions starting at only $99. She works mainly with natural light and tries to capture authentic emotional moments between family members.

Chicago, IL(402) 304-4057

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Soben Studios

Soben Studios has been serving clients in the Chicago area for more than a decade. Owner and lead photographer Laurie Levitt has been a professional photographer for more than 20 years and specializes in maternity, newborn, and baby photography. She focuses on capturing natural poses and creating simple images that center on babies themselves and not on props.

Chicago, IL(847) 374-9123

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This Little Piggy Photography

This Little Piggy Photography is based in Chicago and travels to clients' locations in the area. Photographer Julie Aktabowski is an alumna of the photography program at Columbia College and has had work featured in Lemonade and Lenses, the Red Tricycle blog, and Mozi Magazine, among others. She specializes in maternity, newborn, baby, child, and family photography. The studio is currently running a promotion for its Facebook fans for 20 percent off a photo session.

Chicago, IL(312) 884-1470

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TK Studios

TK Studios is based in Chicago and does on-location work throughout the surrounding area. The studio employs six photographers, including "newborn specialist" Courtney, who receives rave reviews for her enthusiastic involvement with clients' children. Sessions can be held at the modern, minimal studio space, at clients' homes or at a separate location in the area.

Chicago, IL(847) 386-1223

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