Nathan Jr. | Top Newborn Photographer in Chicago IL

Meet 10 day old Nathan Jr who came to see me last week. I can’t even tell how much I am honored and humbled to be considered a top newborn photographer in Chicago IL, you see, Nathan’s parents aren’t even from the city, they live in Kentucky! That is a 5 hour drive! I met them when they came for their maternity session (you can see it HERE) and they booked me right on the spot for the newborn session, all knowing that they would have to drive back with their little one. And that, they did! Baby Nathan weighed in a lot bigger than anyone expected, at 9.6 pounds, and he was as cute and juicy and can be, oh my goodness! And he slept, and ate, and slept some more.. I truly cold have kept him! he was such a love bug and his gallery is absolutely amazing. We finished with him posed on his dad’s back, showing proudly their last name. Senior and Junior in the picture, and I loved it, such a tender moment between father and son..

How will your baby remember you, looking back on photos of when he or she was born? How will you remember those newborn details? This is why it is so important to capture these moments. They are so fleeting. Book your newborn session with Naja today and freeze these important moments in time!

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Flawless | Chicago Gold Coast Maternity Photographer

This beautiful mama-to-be came to see me last week and was absolutely flawless! As soon as she walked in, I was floored by her beauty. And as I was talking to her, I noticed that something was moving under her arm. I took a closer look, and it was a teeny tiny Yorkshire Terrier by the name of Kyoki! Oh man, she was cutie!! And was so sweet! My client had a bold vision for her session, she wanted pops of color and was inspired by Draya Michele’s maternity shoot, so I had the reds and deep blues ready. It was a great session, and we absolutely had to include her sweet pooch who will be a big sister soon 🙂 Soon they will be a happy family with a bouncing baby boy, and I can’t wait to photograph him!

Naja Lerus Photography is a Chicago Gold Coast maternity photographer.

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Goddess | Chicago Bohemian Styled Maternity

Meet my latest client that came to see me last week. When she told me of her Chicago bohemian styled maternity photography look that she was going for, I was really excited to do something a little different. She envisioned floral crowns and a boho look that was embodied Spring, and this look was perfect on her! She was so photogenic, it was insane. I soon will be photographing her beautiful baby girl that is growing in her belly and I can’t wait!

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If you are expecting and would like to capture your beautiful maternity story, make sure to contact Naja!

John | Chicago Media Newborn Photographer

The title of Chicago media newborn photographer makes me so proud of the accomplishments I have had over the course of the 7 years I have been doing newborn photography. I have photographed many journalists, and producers from different tv stations in Chicago and I was so honored when John’s parents had contacted me to do the newborn pictures of their newest addition, handsome John. John’s mother is ABC Chicago‘s news anchor Karen Jordan, and his father is NBC Chicago’s general assignment reporter Christian Farr! John came to see me on his 21st day of life, so he was a bit older than the usual newborns that I see, but he still was as sleepy as can be and the absolute most perfect baby ever! He had THE cutest chunky cheeks and baby rolls for days and was so cuddly! I want to say thank you again to Karen and Christian for trusting me with their memories and I can’t wait to see John again in the Fall!

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Huge thank you to The Knitting Bitty, who makes all of my knitted clothes and wraps for my newborn clients, and she made this adorable teddy bear hat and lace shorts in the first image of John on the chest.

France | Fine Art Maternity Mentoring and Workshops

2017 has been an amazing year thus far, and I am enjoying every single minute of this ride! Fine art maternity mentoring and workshops was high on my list this year, as I have opened up my studio to other photographers who want to up their maternity game, and I also was honored to be able to take my skills abroad to France, and teach some amazing french photographers what I do! First stop was in Paris, and my second stop was in Strasbourg; this was an UN-believable experience, and I can’t wait to go back there again in the near future! The pictures featured in this blog post were all taken there, but if you are a US based photographer and would like to learn how to take your fine art maternity photography to the next level, I offer one-on-one and two-on-one mentoring in studio, and I also do group workshops and am available to travel to your studio! For details, follow link : http://www.najalerusphotography.com/blog/maternity-mentoring-workshops/

 

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