5 reasons to pick an in-home lifestyle newborn session {best Chicago in-home newborn photographer}

5 reasons to pick an in-home lifestyle newborn session {best Chicago in-home newborn photographer}

Whether you are welcoming your first baby in the city of Chicago or your third or fourth baby in the suburbs on the North Shore, if you’re looking for one of the best in-home newborn photographers in the Chicagoland area, let’s be in touch about booking an in-home lifestyle session.

5 reasons to pick a studio newborn session {best Chicago newborn studio photographer}

5 reasons to pick a studio newborn session {best Chicago newborn studio photographer}

Read on for five reasons why studio newborn sessions in the Rachel Friedman Photography Chicago area photo studio are the best.

A session guide for Dads {Most Fun Stress-Free Chicago Family Photographer}

A session guide for Dads {Most Fun Stress-Free Chicago Family Photographer}

A guide for dads on how to rock your session with Chicago’s best family photographer, Rachel Friedman Photography.

Capturing Love that Spans Generations {Highland Park extended family photographer}

Capturing Love that Spans Generations {Highland Park extended family photographer}

As one of the top Chicago extended family photographers, I work with families of all sizes from Chicago to Wilmette to Highland Park, and I’d love to work with you!

Chasing the golden light {Chicago North Suburban Family Photographer}

Chasing the golden light {Chicago North Suburban Family Photographer}

Gorgeous golden light is absolutely worth staying up a little past bedtime for. Booking a sunset shoot in Chicago’s North Shore suburbs with Rachel Friedman Photography is always an adventure!

How to Get More Sleep {Glenview and Chicagoland Newborn Photographer}

How to Get More Sleep {Glenview and Chicagoland Newborn Photographer}

Is there anything a new mom pines for more than sleep? Here are a few tips and tricks I’ve gleaned from raising 3 babies of my own and countless newborns in my studio and in-home newborn photography sessions across Chicago and the northern suburbs.

The new family of FOUR {Chicago Lifestyle In-home Photographer}

The new family of FOUR {Chicago Lifestyle In-home Photographer}

Skipping a newborn session doesn't mean that you've missed the boat. It just means that when we capture your baby's first photos, they'll be more likely to give you great eye contact, social smiles and even giggles. 

Chicago Family Photos at the Beach {Glencoe Family Photographer}

Chicago Family Photos at the Beach {Glencoe Family Photographer}

It’s never “too late” and there is never a wrong time to schedule a family photo session - babies don’t keep.

How to Bribe your Child for a Photo Session {Chicago Family Photographer}

How to Bribe your Child for a Photo Session {Chicago Family Photographer}

As a mom and a photographer, I am totally not above bribing my kids (and you bribing yours for a session) when handled the right way. Here are my insights on bribing your kids for your Family Photography Session…

A Labor of Love {Glenview and Chicago Maternity Newborn and Family Photographer}

A Labor of Love {Glenview and Chicago Maternity Newborn and Family Photographer}

I am so thrilled to welcome you to the new Rachel Friedman Photography website and blog. I invite you to stay a while and explore.

Maternity + Newborn {Chicago North Shore Baby's First Year Photographer}

Maternity + Newborn {Chicago North Shore Baby's First Year Photographer}

Pregnancy is such a magical time. You find out that you're expecting a baby, and you imagine what life will look like in 9 months.

Lifestyle In-home Newborn Photos {Best Glenview Newborn Photographer}

Lifestyle In-home Newborn Photos {Best Glenview Newborn Photographer}

I seriously LOVE coming into my clients homes to help them officially welcome their new babies. Working with this family was such a hoot - their middle daughter had 100% rejected their new baby's name and insisted upon calling him a different name the entire time.

Happy First Birthday to YOU! {Chicago Smash Cake Photography}

Happy First Birthday to YOU! {Chicago Smash Cake Photography}

One of the best parts of having a studio now? Hands down, it's the cake smashes. (Just ask my children, who will shamelessly  sneak in before I've finished cleaning up to see if there are spoils to reap, and are always disappointed not to have half a cake left to smash themselves).

Why golden hour? This is why. {Chicago North Shore Family Photographer}

Why golden hour? This is why. {Chicago North Shore Family Photographer}

I will admit, I am a mom who thrives on routine, and because of it, my kids do too. I know I'm not the only one. My kids are early birds, and by 7:30 pm, everyone is safely tucked into their beds, cozy in their cribs, and I am enjoying some much welcomed peace and quiet.

Lindsay, Jessica and Jacoby: Baby Makes Three {Chicago Newborn Photographer}

Lindsay, Jessica and Jacoby: Baby Makes Three {Chicago Newborn Photographer}

I love that somehow I find the very most amazing clients in the most random ways.  Lindsay and Jessica got in touch with me because Lindsay's aunt, one of my mom's best friends {{in Cleveland}} happened to see a post of mine on Facebook that my mom "liked" (yay for my mom being my greatest fan and supporter!).

Thrice as Weiss - Baby Sister Makes Three {Chicago Lifestyle Newborn Photographer}

Thrice as Weiss - Baby Sister Makes Three {Chicago Lifestyle Newborn Photographer}

Dana and I met when her twins were just little crawlers, and when she approached me last fall for a family photo session, I was so excited. We were both mamas to two boys with a little girl on the way, and we are just absolutely on the same wavelength.

Happy Birthday to Quinn! {North Shore first birthday photographer}

Happy Birthday to Quinn! {North Shore first birthday photographer}

I can't believe how fast this year flew by, both for me and for baby Quinn and his family.  I met them last February for Quinn's newborn photos, and he was just the sweetest new little squish.