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Best Newborn Photographers in Evanston

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Evanston Newborn Photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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426 Robert Parker Coffin Rd, Long Grove, IL 60047

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5.0 (64)
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5.0 (27)

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Founded in 2012, Agata Brannon Photography helps parents capture the intimate moments surrounding the birth of their children and their first few weeks of life in Evanston and surrounding Chicagoland communities. This newborn photography studio is located at downtown Long Grove and specializes in newborn, maternity and family portraiture, having photographed more than 500 newborns in the past eight years. Photographer Agata Brannon offers both in-studio photo sessions as well as beautiful outdoor locations in the Chicago Northwest suburbs.

25671 Hillview Ct, Mundelein, IL 60060

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5.0 (58)
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5.0 (22)
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5.0 (8)

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Milamemories Photography is a portrait studio located in Mundelein, Illinois. Photographer, Mila, specializes in maternity, newborn, child, and family photography and will travel to clients' homes throughout the Lake County and Chicagoland areas for photoshoots. She offers various photographic packages including in-studio backdrops, bellies, newborns, children, mommy and me, holiday mini sessions, and family packages. Mila also assists families in selecting and coordinating their outfits and tones based on previous discussions.

4001 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

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5.0 (9)

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Shalimar B Photography provides newborn, child, maternity, family, and boudoir photography services to the greater Chicago area. Owner Shalimar Beekman uses natural light and an organic approach to capture images both on-location and inside of her centrally-located photography studio. Session packages include approximately two hours of photography time, up to 40 digitally-retouched images, and an in-person ordering session with Shalimar. The company also offers a variety of prints, packages, collages, albums, digital images, canvases, and other photo products for an additional cost. Previous clients have praised Shalimar B Photography for capturing candid and natural moments of their children and families.

Evanston, IL 60201

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5.0 (7)
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5.0 (2)

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Pam Lagger Photography is a photography studio located in Evanston, Illinois that provides services to Chicago, Illinois and the surrounding areas and communities, also. The studio is owned by Pam Lagger who specializes in providing modern and natural family photography. Pam Lagger Photography offers newborn, baby, maternity, and family photography. They can provide both on-location sessions as well as in-studio sessions. The studio has been in business for nearly a decade. Prospective clients can also see the studio’s photography work on their blog as well as galleries on their website. The company uses many different backdrops and props and can individualize shoots to fit the client.

FAQs

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    Newborn photographers have the skills and knowledge to create enchanting photographs while ensuring the baby’s safety. They’re comfortable holding newborns and setting up captivating poses with care. They understand what’s comfortable for the infant and how various positions will photograph. 

    Props and unusual poses are often a part of newborn photography. Some newborn photographers specialize in creating unique and fascinating photographs.

    However, those methods aren’t essential for capturing a beautiful, engaging photo of your baby. Simplicity, skill, and experience can work wonders. A discussion with potential baby photographers and a review of their portfolio can help new parents choose the newborn photographer that best meets their needs.
  • When is the best time to schedule my newborn session?

    Newborn photography session scheduling can be challenging. Parents have a very narrow window after the baby arrives to secure those time-sensitive photos. But babies don’t arrive on schedule. So, it’s best to find a newborn photographer well in advance of your due date. Be sure they're flexible and available in the weeks prior to and after that date.

  • How soon should you have your newborn photo shoot after birth?

    Newborns are easily identifiable by their size and the tight fetal position they had in the womb. But they don’t maintain those curly poses for long. So, it’s important to have their photo shoot a few days after birth. Try not to wait over two weeks post-childbirth if you want the brand-new infant image for your photos.

  • How long does a newborn shoot typically last?

    The length of a newborn shoot varies. But expect it to take at least two hours, possibly three to four hours. The infant’s comfort and safety are the priority. Little ones are unpredictable, and the photographer might need to wait until Baby has been lulled to sleep. Plus, the infant will probably need to be fed and changed during the shoot.

  • How much does newborn photography typically cost?

    On average, professional newborn photographers charge between $100 and $300 per hour, and the photo shoot can easily take up to four hours. Those fees should include the digital images. Parents will pay separately to have them printed. Other photographers charge flat fees per session or per number of photographs. Most of these services start at $100 or higher.

  • Why do you photograph babies between 5-14 days old?

     A productive photo shoot is difficult with newborns younger than five days. They’re hungry and restless, as they’re not yet familiar with being outside the womb. Wait about five to seven days when they’re on a somewhat reliable feeding schedule and sleepy and relaxed for longer periods of time. But waiting longer than two weeks risks losing that familiar newborn look.

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