lifestyle newborn photographer

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.