Capturing those priceless first moments {Best Chicago Newborn Photographers}

Capturing those priceless first moments {Best Chicago Newborn Photographers}

If you’re looking for one of the best Chicago newborn photographers, I invite you to explore my webpage and blog, where you’ll see samples of my natural posing that highlights baby’s details and personality in these first weeks post birth.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The newest little man on the block {Chicago newborn photographer}

The newest little man on the block {Chicago newborn photographer}

met this couple when I was photographing a first birthday party, and you could just see the twinkle in their eyes. They were holding a friend’s new baby, and there were looks exchanged in anticipation that soon their lives were about to change, and they were oh-so-right.

Pretty in Pink {Northbrook Newborn Photographer}

Pretty in Pink {Northbrook Newborn Photographer}

It’s hard to think of anything cuter than a newborn with a head full of hair. Despite my persistent heartburn with all of my pregnancies, I have never been lucky enough to bear a child with a head of hair like this sweet girl (though I guess time will tell – perhaps my luck will change come November).

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.

Sweet newborn baby boy {Chicago Newborn Photographer}

Sweet newborn baby boy {Chicago Newborn Photographer}

There's nothing better than watching friends become first time parents.  I met this couple when my husband was in business school, and it's funny to think back to the days when we were all unencumbered by nap schedules, babysitters and early wake-up calls, when we could stay out late into the night at The Keg of Evanston with no regard for the responsibilities of life at home (except for, you know, work for me and super expensive graduate school for them).