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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 Rockford, 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.

Cara Peterson Photography

Cara Peterson Photography, serving in Rockford, Illinois, is a professional photography business specializing in newborn and pet photography but also offering family, milestone, maternity, and senior sessions. Portrait sessions (maternity, family, or senior) start at $250, milestone sessions start at $150, and pet sessions start at $150. Newborn sessions are available at the hospital, her studio, or the client's home. Photographer Cara Peterson shoots on location or in her studio and includes a print release for printing and sharing photos with all her packages.

Monroe Center, IL(815) 997-6262


Dawn Colson Photography

Dawn Marie Photography is a professional photography business based out of Belvidere, Illinois. Photographer Dawn Colson, a mother of six, loves photographing families, children, and newborns and was inspired to become a professional photographer by her children. Dawn specializes in natural, candid photography. Dawn Marie Photography serves the Rockford metro area and offers opportunities for shoots in the studio or on location.

Belvidere, IL(815) 979-0662


ellAdele Photography

ellAdele Photography is a professional photography business based in Rockford, Illinois. Owner and photographer Elizabeth Lichty started ellAdele Photography three years ago. Elizabeth specializes in wedding photography but also offers family, maternity, birth, child, and newborn photography. ellAdele Photography has been featured on multiple websites including, Two Bright Lights, and Wedding Chicks.

Monroe Center, IL(815) 721-6391


Evelina J. Barnes Photography

EJB Photography, located in Belvidere, Illinois, is a professional photography business specializing in fun, creative, contemporary photography. Photographer Evelina J. Barnes loves photographing newborns and children, but also offers senior and engagement portraits. Evelina shoots both in her studio and outdoors and is skilled in post-processing techniques including composites to make client photos look their best. Pricing for different packages is available on the EJB Photography website. Digital downloads and/or a flash drive with client photos can be added to any packages for an additional $25.

Belvidere, IL(815) 975-3075


Jen Sacia Photography

Jen Sacia Photography is a professional photography business in Pecatonica, Illinois. Serving the Rockford metro area, photographer Jen Sacia has been fascinated with photography since she was a little girl and specializes in children, family, and wedding photography. Jen Sacia Photography offers mini sessions starting at $200, full sessions starting at $375, and weddings for $2,500. Prices include digital downloads of the high-resolution files.

Pecatonica, IL(815) 985-1492


Kane Photography

Kane Photography, a professional photography business based in Rockford, Illinois, is made up of the mother-and-son team of Matthew and Marie Kane. Both Matthew and Marie have a Masters in Photography and frequently attend seminars and conventions to increase their photography knowledge. Matthew and Marie are members of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), the Associated Professional Photographers of Illinois, and the Professional Photographer of Northern Illinois (of which Matthew is a past-president). In 2010, Matthew won the International Gold Level Photographer of the Year award from the PPA.

Rockford, IL(815) 399-5504


Katherine Pittman Photography

Katherine Pittman Photography is a professional photography studio based in Loves Park, Illinois. Katherine was inspired to become a professional photographer after photos she took of her sons won awards and her friends and family encouraged her to follow her dream. Katherine specializes in portraits of children and seniors as well as in newborn photography. Katherine Pittman Photography serves the Rockford, Illinois metro area.

Loves Park, IL(815) 543-8215


Kimberly Linden Photography

Kimberly Linden Photography, a professional photography business based in Rockford, Illinois, specializes in baby, maternity, family, and portrait photography. Owner and photographer Kimberly Linden has worked in the Rockford area for over a decade and has a passion for creating and designing everything from photo walls to coffee table albums for clients. Sessions range from $100-$350 (including minimum order amounts), or Kimberly can work with you for your small event or for family lifestyle photography.

Rockford, IL(815) 243-0938


Louisa Nickel Photography

Louisa Nickel Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, and family photography. Photographer and Rockford, Illinois native Louisa Nickel lives on her grandfather’s family farm with her husband and her two children, who inspired her to become a photographer specializing in capturing a family’s beginnings. Louisa Nickel Photography offers several different packages ranging from $175-$350 based on the type and length of the session.

Rockford, IL(970) 485-5419


NMB Photography

NmB Photography is a professional photography business serving the northwestern Illinois area. Based in Rockford, photography Nancy works both on-location and in her home studio and specializes in custom portraits of newborns, babies, children, seniors, and families. NmB offers affordable photography options such as sessions beginning at just $75. NmB has digital packages available and is open every weekday by appointment.

Freeport, IL(815) 275-1283


Simply Photogenic Photography

Simply Photogenic Photography is a wedding and portrait photography business based out of Rockford, Illinois. Simply Photogenic photography offers packages for wedding, maternity, family, newborn, and senior photos. Photographer Tanya Brown offers a wide variety of prints, wall art, and albums to showcase client portraits for the future. Simply Photogenic Photography has been voted one of the best wedding photographers in Rockford.

Loves Park, IL(815) 519-6159


Wigglebug Photography

Wigglebug Photography is a professional photo studio located in the DeKalb-Sycamore, IL area specializing in artistic newborn, maternity, children, senior, and family photos. Photographer and owner Tricia Schumacher has been in business for more than six years and has a reputation for patience with children and for her natural light outdoor photos. Wigglebug has both an indoor and outdoor studio.

Dekalb, IL(815) 508-6943


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