Chicago Studio Maternity Photographer
I recently had the pleasure of capturing a beautiful maternity session for a mom who was referred to me through a Facebook group. When we first chatted, she expressed her desire for a studio session, which is not the typical request during the summer months. However, I was thrilled to accommodate her because I absolutely love studio sessions!
The day of the session arrived, and the mom-to-be showed up with excitement in her eyes, ready to capture this wonderful chapter in their lives. As is often the case, I anticipated some reluctance from soon-to-be dads or dads in general when it comes to taking photos. Many times, they agree to it just to please the moms. However, I was determined to find a way to entice the dad to enjoy himself during the session.
With some creative thinking, I managed to make the experience fun for the dad, resulting in incredible images that were intimate and special to mom and dad alone. It's always a joy for me to see dads fully engaged and enjoying themselves during these sessions. It adds a beautiful dynamic to the photos and captures the genuine connection and excitement between the couple.
Throughout the session, I emphasized to the parents-to-be, as well as all my clients, the importance of genuinely enjoying the process and the experience. I firmly believe that the joy and enthusiasm during a photoshoot contribute greatly to the final outcome. It's not just about the poses and smiles; it's about capturing the emotion and creating lasting moments.
The importance of booking maternity and newborn sessions in a timely manner is crucial for moms' comfort and not missing out on the opportunity. Maternity sessions are best done between 26-33 weeks along when the baby bump is beautifully round and glowing. And when it comes to newborn sessions, capturing those precious early moments within the first three weeks after delivery ensures the freshness and innocence of the newborn stage.
So, if you're expecting or know someone who is, I highly encourage you not to wait to book your maternity and newborn sessions. Embrace the experience, celebrate this incredible journey into parenthood, and allow me to capture the love, joy, and anticipation that surrounds this special time in your lives. The resulting photographs will be treasured memories that you can cherish for a lifetime.
Alina Renert Photography is a Chicago IL maternity photographer, published nationally and internationally.
Are you looking for a Chicago IL maternity photographer? I would love to work with you! I offer a fun and unique experience in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago in Wheeling, IL. I also service surrounding areas, including, Buffalo Grove, Deerfield, Northbrook, Vernon Hills, Mount Prospect, Mundelein, Lincolnshire, Libertyville, Glenview, Des Plaines, and other surrounding Chicago suburbs. To book your session, use this form.