3 reasons to hire a private professional for hospital newborn photos {Evanston hospital newborn photographer}

3 reasons to hire a private professional for hospital newborn photos {Evanston hospital newborn photographer}

Booking a professional newborn photographer for your baby’s first photos at the hospital (Prentice, Evanston, etc) will guarantee a high quality, detail oriented, scheduled session that results in stunning images of the highest quality.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Welcome Baby Oliver {Deerfield Lifestyle Newborn Photographer}

Welcome Baby Oliver {Deerfield Lifestyle Newborn Photographer}

There are few things in this world more delicious than a brand new baby. Seriously. And they're even more incredible as the non-sleep-deprived outsider who gets to catch a short glimpse of them and then give them back (I kid, kind of... :)).

Two Sweet Baby Boys {Chicago Lifestyle Newborn Photographer}

Two Sweet Baby Boys {Chicago Lifestyle Newborn Photographer}

Ah, babies. Their smell. Their super soft skin. Their teeny tiny hands and feet. There's really nothing like a newborn baby. I love being able to capture the sweet details and the way that they make mom and dad feel.

Glenview In-Home Lifestyle Session {Glenview Newborn Photographer}

Glenview In-Home Lifestyle Session {Glenview Newborn Photographer}

This dad couldn’t be any more doting and in love with his stunning three ladies in the house – his beautiful wife and two sweet baby girls. Their family had the world’s most eventful summer – a newly renovated (and gorgeous, bright) home and a new baby.

Here Sleeps a Girl {Wilmette and Chicago Newborn Photographer}

Here Sleeps a Girl {Wilmette and Chicago Newborn Photographer}

The month of August was filled with sweet newborn baby girls. So many baby girls.  It was so much fun working with so many wonderful families - parents of first babies, several kids, or fur babies.

Give me ALL. THE. BABIES. {Wilmette Newborn Photographer}

Give me ALL. THE. BABIES. {Wilmette Newborn Photographer}

As I catch up on blogging, I'm amazed looking at the collection of sessions on my "still-to-blog" list, astonished by just how many new babies I've gotten to photograph this summer.

Two Adorable Baby Bumps {Wilmette Maternity Photographer}

Two Adorable Baby Bumps {Wilmette Maternity Photographer}

There's something magical and exciting hidden within a growing bump.  Obviously, there's a baby in there, but there's a certain twinkle in an expectant mom's eyes as she prepares for the future with a new member of the family.

There's no place like home {Kenilworth Family Photographer}

There's no place like home {Kenilworth Family Photographer}

As a photographer without a home-base studio, I am always going from location to location to photograph my clients. While I certainly have a collection of favorite places to capture images, there's something special about capturing family in the intimate setting of their own home.

Welcome to the world, Baby Girl {Riverwoods Newborn Photographer}

Welcome to the world, Baby Girl {Riverwoods Newborn Photographer}

As I'm trying to catch up on blogging over here at Rachel Friedman Photography, and I'm looking back on all of the gorgeous families I've had the honor of photographing over the past 4-5 months since I really took the time to blog (hello busy life balancing work, motherhood and my pregnancy), I love the similarities between these two families.

No longer a newborn, not yet a toddler {Morton Grove Baby Photographer}

No longer a newborn, not yet a toddler {Morton Grove Baby Photographer}

Little boys, could they be any sweeter? I want to share two stunning family sessions of two little guys whose smiles and bright eyes just melted my heart.

From Bump to Baby {Highland Park Maternity + Newborn Photography}

From Bump to Baby {Highland Park Maternity + Newborn Photography}

So many moms I speak with about newborn photos tell me that they are unsure about capturing maternity images because they are self conscious about the way they look. They don't realize that not only is pregnancy so incredibly beautiful, it is fleeting.

New baby meet fur babies: Traditional + Lifestyle Newborn Session {Libertyville newborn photographer}

New baby meet fur babies: Traditional + Lifestyle Newborn Session {Libertyville newborn photographer}

Baby Quinn's cheeks had me at hello. Seriously, this little guy is just so absolutely adorable, and working with him and his family was a dream.