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

Golden | Unique Themed Maternity Photography in Chicago IL

Unique themed maternity photography in Chicago IL, golden dreams and perfect visions for your maternity shoot, that is what Naja specializes in! And what an honor it was to meet and photograph this beautiful mama-to-be; she found my work on INSTAGRAM and she loved my work so much, that she made the trip all the way from Kentucky to come see me! What an honor!! They drove over 4 hours to come see me, and they will be coming back once their little boy is born, for the newborn session! What had caught mom’s eye was the Gold theme maternity shoots that I offer, it is the exact unique themed maternity photography that she was looking for. So we started with the regular setups, then finished with having my makeup artist come in, to paint her in glitter and gold, head to toe. The shoot was amazing, and they were the absolute cutest couple ever! Their last name is “Overall” so they had the cutest idea to have some pictures done in.. You guessed it, overalls! 🙂 I can’t wait to meet their little guy in a few weeks, and I know it will be as amazing as the maternity session was…

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Happy birthday Madelyn! Chicago Beverly Cake Smash Baby Photographer

Happy birthday Madelyn! This year has flown by since the last time I saw this little missy for her newborn session (see that session HERE) I got to see her for her 6 month session, and I absolutely couldn’t wait to see her again for her One year birthday shoot! Madelyn was a bit camera shy so I had to be fast in taking her pictures 🙂 She ended up giving me some slight smirks and her mom did agree, that in the end, her personality was completely captured and I am so happy she loves her baby’s pictures!

The big ONE is such an important milestone in the eyes of the parents. Don’t forget to capture your baby’s, it’s a memory that your baby will love to look back on! To inquire, you can contact Naja via the contact tab or at info@najalerusphotography.com

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