Summer | Chicago Outdoor Maternity Photographer

I am primarily a studio photographer, where all of my sessions are done inside; but every now and then I have requests for outdoor maternity sessions, and I must admit it’s fun to step out of my comfort zone and do something different every now and then! I first met my beautiful client a year and a half ago, when I did her maternity and newborn session (*see maternity session HERE), and I was so happy to hear that she was expecting again, and it was another GIRL! This is her 4th baby, can you imagine?!! She looks absolutely fabulous. With her last baby we did studio, and for this one she wanted a totally different look so she chose to do an outdoor maternity session, and I love how it came out!

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Stunning | Chicago Fine Art Maternity Photographer

When I tell you I have the most beautiful clients, I really do! And can you believe, this mama is expecting her fourth child?! She looks amazing. My client told me that she wanted fine art maternity with silhouettes and black and whites, and I think it all came out so perfectly! Her oldest son wasn’t able to make it to the session but we did take advantage of the fact that her two girls were there. Soon they will be a family of 6, and I can’t wait to meet and photograph her sweet baby girl in a couple of weeks!

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Love was in the air! This adorable couple came all the way from Griffith IN. They are expecting a beautiful baby girl, and I can’t wait to meet and photograph her next month!


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Zia | Best Newborn Photographer in Chicago IL

Meet Zia, who absolutely melted my heart. Zia came to see me on her 9th day of life, and was as sleepy as they came!! She was my second newborn session of the day and she made my job so easy. She was squishy, and so soft with a head full of dark curly hair, she was the perfect newborn and I wanted to keep her LOL. This session will stand out as one of my most challenging though; not because Zia was a difficult baby or anything (because she was a dream!!) but her parents challenged my creativity by bringing in their own memorabilia that they wanted to be included in their session and I loved it! This is what makes each session so different! Dad used to be a College football player and is an ex-marine so he brought his old jersey and marine hat, and mom is a doctor so she brought in her graduating cap and gown, and I love how it all turned out! This was a very good session. Congratulations to this beautiful family of 3!

Naja Lerus Photography is considered one of the best newborn photographers in Chicago IL. If you would like for her to capture your baby’s first memories, don’t hesitate to contact her via email at or via the Contact tab!

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Fire | Chicago Fine Art Maternity Photography

This beautiful mommy to be right here!! I mean, come on! It should be illegal to look this good haha! I first met her almost 6 years ago, when I photographed her twin boys as newborns, so I was over the moon to hear that she was expecting again, no multiples this time though, just one handsome baby boy. She had this beautiful orange dress that she wanted to include in the shoot as she told me that orange was not only her favorite color, but that was her favorite dress too so it was a must to include it, and wow I am so happy we did! It looked amazing on her, she is nothing but belly!! What an absolute pleasure it was photographing her, and when her son is born in a few short weeks, I will have the honor of photographing him as well, I can’t wait!

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