Orion | Chicago Bucktown Newborn Photographer

Handsome Orion came to see me on his 9th day earthside and was pure perfection. Weighing almost at 9 pounds, he was a chunky little love bug and I seriously could have posed him all day!! He had cheeks and rolls for days! What I love most about my sessions is when my clients come with personal items that give each session that personal touch and makes every single session unique, like no other. Well Orion’s parents were perfect for that! They brought in boxes of goodies and let me pick and choose what I thought would work for the session and that’s what I did! Orion’s mommy is French so I knew right off the bat that I *absolutely* wanted to add some french references, and his dad is really big on US history and the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights etc.. so again these were a MUST to include. And Orion was such a sweetie, he gave me smiles every time I added his parents things to be photographed with him!

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Naja Lerus Photography serves as a Chicago Bucktown newborn photographer.

Happy Birthday Josie! First Birthday and Cake Smash Photographer in Chicago IL

Aaah.. First birthdays and Cake smashes! I am finding that the more I do them, the more I absolutely love doing them! Especially when my past newborn clients come back for the One year session, so I get to see “my babies” again 🙂 This was the case with Josie! I not only did her newborn session, but I also did the sessions of her 2 older sisters, so these clients have become friends, and it was absolute pleasure seeing Josie again (see her newborn session HERE). Her session was SO fun! When I say she loved her cake, I mean, she went in on it LOL! It was super adorable to watch and now her parents have these milestone pictures forever! Gosh I love my job! Happy Birthday Josie!

Stunning | Chicago Fine Art Maternity Photography

I love my job. SO much! I get to capture my amazing clients’ most important memories with my lens, and magic happens when we both have the same vision for the sessions! This client came in wanting specifically fine art maternity images to capture the vision that she had, and I was happy to oblige in creating the perfect gallery for her! Absolutely stunning mama and she was so photogenic! Soon this happy couple will be welcoming a baby boy and I know they will be simply the best parents ever!

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Naja Lerus Photography is a Chicago fine art maternity photography specialist.

Natalie | Lincoln Park Chicago Newborn Photographer

Say hello to Natalie, that came to see me on her 7th day of life! It’s always an honor when my clients come back to me for their second and third (and sometimes fourth!) baby, and this was the case for Natalie’s parents, as I photographed her big sister Elise (seen HERE) 3 years ago! These years go by SO fast! Natalie’s mom loves deep and rich colors, and I do too, so I am absolutely obsessed with her gallery! The colors came together so nicely on with her skin, and made for a beautiful gallery! We ended the session with family pictures, and Elise is so crazy about her baby sister… A bond for life! What a great session it was!

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All lace items used in Natalie’s session are by The Knitting Bitty and background in last image (above) is by Roses and Ruffles

Naja Lerus Photography is a Lincoln Park newborn photographer that is based in the city in the Beverly area.

Parker | Best Newborn Photographer in Chicago IL

Meet beautiful Parker, she was 8 days old when she came to the studio for her newborn session. What a cutie pie! I met her beautiful mama when I did her maternity session, and I absolutely couldn’t wait to meet Parker, who was going to be the 3rd child, the official baby of the family. She was the absolute sweetest! So sleepy and so chunky, oh my goodness! She had baby rolls for days and was an absolute cuddle bug. She was so perfect that I invited her back 2 whole weeks later to model a few items I had received, and she STILL slept the entire time! What a joy Parker was…

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Naja Lerus Photography is one of the best newborn photographer in Chicago IL

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