Chicago lifestyle photographer

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Happy first birthday Mason! {Chicago Cake Smash Photographer}

Happy first birthday Mason! {Chicago Cake Smash Photographer}

As a mother myself, I know that even those who regularly find themselves taking photos have a hard time ensuring that they capture all the can't-miss-moments at family events.

When Family Session Meets Smash Cake {Chicago First Birthday Photographer}

When Family Session Meets Smash Cake {Chicago First Birthday Photographer}

Nothing says joy like watching your child freak out in the face of his first birthday cake. Ok, not really. While this little man wasn't impressed with his cake at the start, some snuggles and help from mom and dad had him chowing down in no time.