Ryan | Chicago Gold Coast Newborn Photographer

Oh Ryan.. He melted my heart! Ryan Jr. came to see me on his 8th day of life, and was the absolute cutest ever, and was an amazing sleeper. I have done many many sessions over the course of my career, but this one will be one that I will always remember because of Ryan’s “big sister” , the CUTEST Yorkshire Terrier in the whole wide world. She was so calm and loves her little brother already, and just let her mommy put her down right next to her brother and she just sat there! I love this first picture so much that I turned it into a 20×30 canvas at the studio, I am obsessed with how cute the two look! Ryan slept thru the entire session and only woke up once to eat, he was pretty much a dream baby to work with. This was an amazing shoot from beginning to end. I photographed Ryan’s mommy when she was expecting him (see photos HERE), so I am extremely honored that I was chosen to capture their journey into parenthood, and to photograph their sweet boy. What a great job I have. Congratulations to this new family of 3 plus pooch!

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Lace clothing and basketball are all by The Knitting Bitty.

Darria | Chicago Cake Smash Photography

It is not only a pleasure, it’s an absolute honor for me when my past newborn clients come back to me so I can photograph their baby for the First birthday shoot. And Darria did not disappoint! She still looked the exact same just taller 🙂 (see her newborn session HERE ) – My clients choose the theme for their sessions, and Darria’s mom wanted a carnaval theme. She gave me her colors and it was off from there! What a happy baby girl Darria was and I was obsessed with her chunky little self! Happy birthday sweet pea!

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Zoe | Newborn Photographer Chicago

Families like this one make me so proud to be a newborn photographer in Chicago. This is beautiful Zoe, who came to see me on her 10th day of life. I first met Zoe’s parents when I photographed their first daughter Mira, almost 6 years ago! Then I was hired to photograph their new son Jaxson (see photos HERE 2 years ago, and I was elated to find out that they were expecting little Zoe this Spring!! I love when I get to pose siblings as newborns, because it always feels as if I am posing the same baby 2 or 3 times, it’s really fun! Mira, Jax and Zoe all look just like their beautiful mama, she definitely has strong genes! Zoe was absolutely adorable and slept thru the entire session and only woke up for the sibling shots, and her eye contact was incredible being so young! Her parents are die hard Chicago Cubs fans, (she was named after Ben Zobrist, the 2016 MVP) so it was must to have a custom girls Cubs outfit made by The Knitting Bitty for her shoot, and dad is a firefighter so that had to be included as well! This was a perfect day for a perfect session with the most perfect family, and I am absolutely honored that they chose me for all 3 children. I get to see families go from just the parents to 2 to 3 (sometimes 4) kids, it is so incredible. I absolutely have the best job in the world. Thank you to all my clients who trust me with their memories.

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If you are looking for a newborn photographer in Chicago, look no further, Naja is the photographer for you! She serves all of the city and its surrounding suburbs. For more booking details, contact her via the tab or email her directly at info@najalerusphotography.com

Bella and Brooklyn | Hazel Crest Newborn Photographer

I would like to introduce Bella and her twin sister Brooklyn, who came to see me! These beautiful girls are fraternal twins, and the best is that they were born on two different days in 2 different months, how neat! I usually have trouble distinguishing my twin babies, but it was easy with them, Brooklyn is darker than Bella. Chocolate and vanilla 🙂 The girls were so adorable and absolutely loved being snuggled next to each other, the closer the better actually as it soothed them immediately to feel the other one next to them, it was the absolute sweetest ever. Congratulations to this beautiful family, that grew by 4 feet!


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Autumn | Chicago Cake Smash Photographer

Meet Autumn who came to celebrate her first birthday with me! Her mom was looking for a Chicago cake smash photographer and was referred to me by a past newborn client, and I am so happy we connected. The theme for her party was princess and unicorns, and it was the cutest setup ever! What a fun session it was!


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Naja Lerus Photographer is a Chicago cake smash photographer located in the Beverly area of the city. For booking information, please visit the Contact tab or email Naja at info@najalerusphotography.com

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