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/


Caleb | Best Newborn Photographer in Chicago IL

As one of the best newborn photographer in Chicago IL, I strive to create the best experience for my clients who trust me with their most prized possession; their newborn. This is handsome Caleb, who came to see me on his 8th day of life. Caleb was perfect! I wanted to keep him, not even lying! He was long and lanky and curled up so perfectly. He was so sleepy, he wanted to wake up at the end, but just couldn’t keep his eyes open, it as the cutest thing LOL! His mom wanted to include her books on Martin Luther King and different african-american memorabilia that she had, and I of course loved it. I will also get to see Mr Caleb for a milestone session and I can’t wait to see him again. What a handsome, baby boy he is!

Capturing your baby’s first pictures is so important as a parent. The time goes by so fast and they change so quick! How do you want to remember your newborn? What newborn details do you want to immortalize? Email Naja and book your session today!

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For booking details please email Naja at info@najalerusphotography.com or via the Contact tab

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