baby

Let there be light! {Glenview Family Photographer}

Let there be light! {Glenview Family Photographer}

It's good to catch up. At least that's what I'm telling myself when five months after these super fun sessions, I'm getting to relive them through the blog over here at Rachel Friedman Photography.

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.

Family Photos at the Lincoln Park Nature Boardwalk {Chicago Family Photographer}

Family Photos at the Lincoln Park Nature Boardwalk {Chicago Family Photographer}

When families in the city reach out to me for family photos, I always include the Lincoln Park Nature Boardwalk in my list of suggested locations.

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.

Two Gorgeous Families, One Stunning Location {Winnetka Family Photographer}

Two Gorgeous Families, One Stunning Location {Winnetka Family 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.

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.

It's new baby central over here!

It's new baby central over here!

Over the past two months, I have gotten to take some gorgeous photos of four new babies.  And each time, my heart just melted from the cuteness.  This is a job that never gets old - there is just something about a brand new baby.

Lifestyle Newborn Session at Home {Deerfield Newborn Photographer}

Lifestyle Newborn Session at Home {Deerfield Newborn Photographer}

I love shooting lifestyle newborn sessions. Don't get me wrong - posed newborns in their true squishy naked goodness are heavenly, but to me, the essence of a newborn is the magnetic force of love he draws close.