Chicago newborn photographer

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 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.

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.

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.

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).

From Bump to Baby {Evanston Maternity Photographer}

From Bump to Baby {Evanston Maternity Photographer}

Getting this inquiry made me so excited, because this mama has a unique name that I recognized right away. My next door neighbor had been gushing to me about her part-time nanny that her girls absolutely adored, but would be leaving them soon to have a baby.

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.