We believe women are strong. 

Our passion is encapsulating the power and beauty of Women bringing life into the world. 

The birth of your baby, this singular moment when your dream of a family becomes a reality is infinitely important and we promise to be there for you to tell your story. 

 

Let's tell your story

 

chicago birth photography

Birth Photo Story-$1500

This package will tell your story from active labor until 3 hours after your baby arrives. It's the most perfect way to document the primal beauty of labor and birth and your transformation from maiden to mother.

Includes:

  • In person consultation + additional meeting.
  • On-call 24-7 from 37 weeks
  • Back up photographer
  • Coverage from active labor to 3 hours post partum
  • 80 Digital images and printing rights in password protected downloadable gallery
  • 60 second video trailer of your most important moments set to licensed music
 
chicago birth videography

Bonding Story-$900

With the birth of a child, a mother and a family are born too.  

This  package encapsulates the beginning of your lifelong bond. It's perfect for the woman and family who want to keep their birth space extra private but want to document the heart expanding moments right after. 

The Bonding package helps you to keep the sweetness of your initial  hours together as well as moments of family members and siblings meeting your baby for the very first time. 

Includes:

  • In person consultation
  • On-call 24-7 from 37 weeks
  • Back up photographer
  • Coverage from immediately after or within 1 hour of birth.
  • 60-80 Digital images and printing rights in password protected downloadable gallery
  • 30-60 second video trailer of your most important moments set to licensed music *Upgrade to a full film package - 250

 

    newborn photography chicago

    Birth Photo + Film Story-$2000

    This package will encapsulate the entirety of your birth story. 

    Slow dancing with your partner through contractions, birthing your babe and bonding as a family after. Imagine having emotive images of these profound moments AND a film which retains tears of joy and baby coos.

    Includes:

    • In person consultation + additional meeting.
    • On-call 24-7 from 37 weeks
    • Back up photographer
    • Coverage from active labor to 3 hours post partum
    • 80 Digital images and printing rights in password protected downloadable gallery
    • highly edited short film which encapsulates your new family set to licensed music
    • 30 minute mini session
       
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      Fresh 48 Story - $500

      The first couple days after your baby arrives are a whirlwind of pure joy.

      This package tells the story of the newness of your family while you bond and get to know each other.

      It takes place 2 to 3 days after your baby arrives and can be easily scheduled to include moments of family members meeting your new love. 

       

      Includes:

      • Phone Consultation
      • Session scheduled 48-72 hours after birth
      • Back up photographer
      • 40 Digital images and printing rights in password protected downloadable gallery
      • 30-60 second video trailer of your most important moments set to licensed music *Upgrade to a full film package - 250

      A 500 initial payment will book your birth session. A 200 initial payment will book your bonding or fresh 48 session. The remainder is due at 37 weeks. We accept Cash, Check, CC, and Chase Quick Pay. Discounts are offered for non CC payments. Payment plans are available.


      Words From Our People

      Maggie has a natural gift for capturing the raw emotions of parenting, childbirth, and love that bond a family. She photographed my son Benjamin's birth last February, and i remember going through the photos over and over late into the night after I received them - It was such an amazing gift to be able to look back and see all the pain and beauty of his birthday captured. Maggie is kind, gentle, and unobtrusive in her documentation. She blends into the background as she captures the story unfolding around her. We hired her again for newborn photos when Benji was 2 weeks old, and again when he was 10 months old. As long as Maggie stays in Chicago, I'll never use another family photographer.

      ~Sarah

       

       

        I wanted birth photography because for me, birth is one of the most special days of my life. Giving birth to my babies has been so monumental and empowering and woven into the person I am, so documenting that moment is a necessity.  I knew that there was no one on my birth team that would be able to take professional photos, and even if photos were taken, I didn't want it to be my responsibility to cull and edit them. Having an objective eye whose only job was to document the event was critical. I also knew the quality of the photos would be so much better hiring a professional. And, I didn't want anyone on my birth team to be left out of the photos or the story they told. I look forward to sharing those photos with my kids as they grow, and have already shared them with family and friends. Investing in those photos was so important that in planning my pregnancy, I made sure to budget for it. ~Maura

        Jill photographed my vbac & it is one of the best investments I've ever made. I struggled with coming to terms with my first birth & knew I wanted to pull out all the stops to have an emotionally healing, beautiful vbac that I could remember in a positive way. The way Jill photographed my husband supporting me during labor are beyond gorgeous. She did a great job of feeling the room, knew the right moment to capture & when to put her camera down. My birth photography gallery took all the bonding moments from our birth & made it into a beautiful story we can pass on for generations. This Is Family changed the way I see photography. I now shy away from posed photos & much prefer documentary! I love you, This Is Family!

        ~Nina


        “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”-Mark Twain

         

        Let's chat and make your story come to life.

        Call us Mon-Sat 9am-3pm  708-351-5244 or fill out the form below.