It's a BOY | Birth Photography in Chicago

It's so amazing when families decide to tell the entirety of their birth story. We documented Amanda's family before baby was born and then had the privileged of documenting her amazing and peaceful home birth. 

It was important for Amanda who is a doula with Chicago Birth and Baby to capture this experience. She planned to have both her mom and her mother in law present and wanted keep the moments of her family coming together to help welcome baby boy. Which was a complete surprise! 

Thank you so much for trusting us with your most precious moments beautiful mama. You rocked this birth. 

What's your birth story? | Birth Photography in Chicago

Each family's birth is unique and beautiful.  Each one, in it's own powerful way tells the story of the day your family becomes new and complete.

Different as they may be, the stories of these Chicago babies also have a few similar themes.

There are moments of anticipation, hope and inevitably struggle. There are moments when you simply can't wait any longer but then surrender to the story that needs to unfold. Moments of solitude and then moments of comfort and connection. 

And then the moment you have waited for since you saw the second pink line. Meeting your baby. Getting to finally hold him in your arms. We are here to capture this brief and heart explosive instant  when your lifelong bond begins. 

Welcome home baby | Honest and Simple Newborn Photography in Chicago

The first few days after your baby arrives are a whirlwind.

We oscillate between all the things we are learning or re learning like nursing, feedings, diaper changes, sleep schedules  and getting lost in the magic of the moment and our new family.

Everything feels fresh and expansive. Things move quickly but time seems to stand still. 

But while you are immersed in the joy of the moment and simply navigating your new normal time passes by quickly and soon these sweet moments become a faded memory. We are passionate about helping you be fully present while we document the beauty of your truth, your life. 

This gorgeous Chicago mama wanted us to capture the honest sweetness, simplicity and love of her days as a new mom. And each moment is absolutely perfect. 

Document your Bump | Maternity Photographer in Chicago

We met Amanda at a birth of another client while she was their doula. Amanda works with an amazing and local agency which helps parents prepare for the birth and post partum period:  Chicago Birth and Baby. A few weeks later we were delighted to hear that she wanted us document her family and their home birth with Gentle Birth Care.

Before welcoming their second child Amanda and her partner Josh invited us to their Lincoln Square home to do a maternity documentary session for them. Expanding from a family of 3 to a family of 4 can be quite the adventure. This was a great time to take a break from planning and to slow down and spend intentional time together. 

We are just in love with their images! The emotion is palpable! Our session was so full of the moments we all live for. It almost seemed as if the love they have for each other and their first child was amplified knowing that these moments were ever so fleeting. This is the best part about photographing Chicago families.

And the best part about maternity sessions is documenting the deep connection mom has with her baby as well as the magic and beauty within her. We are so happy Amanda invited us to document the elegance and sacredness of pregnancy. 

(A slideshow & blog of her birth photos will be posted soon. Make sure you check back, it was absolutely beautiful!).


New Baby | Chicago unposed family photography

Is there anything better than having a new baby at home? Hours of cuddles, tracing their little feature with your finger and forgetting to eat because you have just been staring at your baby's perfect cherub cheeks.

We love helping families document their amazing moments as they get to know each other. 

CONTACT US to learn more about documenting your first days together as a family. 

We are Family | Newborn Photographers in Chicago

 This  sweet family has worked with us from the moment Mom was pregnant with baby nr. 1.  Here we are a few years later celebrating and documenting the arrival of their 3rd little one.

We chose the name THIS IS FAMILY for our Chicago based Birth and Family photography business because our goal is not only to document the uniqueness of families but also because our clients quickly become part of our family.  Each time we spend time with a family and see them connect we create a space in our hearts just for them.

There are many photographers in Chicago, but we know that we are different.  Our sessions are designed to help you be in the moment and connect with the people you love most. Life tends to get very busy and especially life with a newborn. Our goal is to introduce a safe and comfortable space in which you not only get to breathe and relax but feel good being yourself.

We help you facilitate authentic family connections, not only to get a great photo but because we truly care about the happiness of the families we work with.  And this particular family is beyond adorable.  We couldn't be happier they chose us to document their most precious moments.


Interested in telling your story in the most authentic way? Contact us! We are here to help.