Bold | Chicago Gresham Pregnancy Photographer

I named this blog post “Bold” because that is the feeling that this mama gave me. Bold. Fierce. She had amazing eye contact that could pierce you. When she first inquired about a maternity session, she told me that the look/feeling she was wanting was that if regality, she wanted to be a queen for the day. And that she was! She rocked that crown like no other and I love how her session turned out!

Personalizing my sessions to my clients’ vision is what Naja loves to do! Are you expecting? Do you have a specific look or feel that you want? Naja will make it happen! Having maternity pictures is something that you will never regret! Be beautiful, be bold, be you!

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Naja is located in the Beverly are of the city, but serves as a Chicago Gresham maternity photographer.

RJ | Chicago Goldcoast Newborn Photographer

This is cutie pie RJ, who came to the studio at 19 days old. I first met his mommy when I did her maternity session, so I was very thrilled that she contacted me again to do her son’s newborn session! He was SO cute, looking just like his mama… RJ’s dad was big basketball athlete in college, and his uncle plays in the NBA, so basketball is in his blood therefore it was an absolute must to include the sport in his session! He did such a good job, and we finished with parent/family shots, and I just love how they turned out! What a handsome bunch 🙂 Congratulations to this new family of three!

If you are expecting or newly just had your baby and are wanting to immortalize your journey into parenthood, don’t hesitate to contact Naja! It would be her honor to capture these fleeting moments for you and your family.

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Naja is a Chicago Goldcoast newborn photographer and serves all of the city of Chicago and the nearby suburbs.

Lace Chicago Bulls basketball set worn by The Knitting Bitty, who makes all of my custom outfits for my clients. Don’t hesitate to contact her if you have a specific vision in mind for YOUR session! She will make it come true 🙂

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.

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