Victor | Chicago Sports Newborn Photographer

I present to you Victor, the cutest little future athlete that came to see me last week who was only 10 days old for his session. I first met Victor’s parents when I did their first newborn’s pictures, big sister Violet (see her pictures HERE) and I absolutely could not wait to meet their newest addition to the family. And Victor did not disappoint! He was a phenomenal baby, absolute putty in my hands! He peacefully slept the entire 3 hour session, he was a true little sleepy head and let me pose him with such ease, it was incredible! His mommy had been preparing for his session for months and wanted Chicago sports referenced in his session, so she ordered him a custom knit Chicago Cubs outfit by The Knitting Bitty, and I also used the Chicago Bulls lace outfit and basketball I had, and it all came together so perfectly! We finished the session with the family and sibling shot, and big sister Violet cooperated so well for her age! I was very proud of her! Congratulations to this beautiful family of 4!

Naja Lerus Photography is a Chicago sports newborn photographer.

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Surprise | Blue Island Maternity Photographer

Surprise! This is what I titled this post, because this is what this session was! I was contacted by this gorgeous mom’s husband, who told me they were expecting their third baby, and after 2 boys, they were finally having their little girl, and his wife always wanted to get maternity photos done but never had the chance to, so we wanted to do something special for her and surprise her with this gift! It was the cutest thing ever. They drove up and she only found out once she was here! And I must say I was absolutely floored by her beauty, and could not believe that not only was she expecting baby #3, but she was also 37 weeks pregnant!! She rocked this session from beginning to end, and it was evident that she had done modeling before for sure! She made my job easy 🙂

Naja Lerus Photography is located in Chicago, and serves as a Blue Island maternity photographer and all adjoining suburbs .

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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!

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