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Chicago Maternity, Birth, Newborn, Baby, Child, and Family Photography

On Location Photography in the Chicago Area and Surrounding Suburbs

Specializing in Newborn Photography
Chicago Maternity Photography

Chicago Maternity Photography

Pregnancy is such a wondrous time, and what better way to commemorate it than with a maternity session? Parenthood begins at pregnancy, and the bond forged between mother and child during this time is magical. Prenatal ultrasounds shouldn't be the only pictures that document the journey of your baby's arrival. My maternity photography sessions celebrate the beauty of pregnancy, and capture the excitement of parents as you await your new baby. I aim to capture your joy, and maternity poses that highlight mama's beautiful baby bump, whether that's on the Chicago lakefront, in your home, or wherever is special to you.

The ideal time to schedule your maternity session is between 32 and 36 weeks, and I have a special rate for those that would like to add a maternity session to any newborn package. Your newborn baby will be here sooner than you know it, so be sure to capture this special time with some beautiful maternity pictures.
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Chicago Newborn Photography

Nothing can compare to the feeling of holding your newborn baby for the first time. You marvel at their little toes, tiny cries, and sweet baby smell. Your newborn baby is only this small for a little while, so be sure to memorialize it with a beautiful newborn photography session.

As a newborn photographer, my goal is to document how tiny and new your little one looks at this stage. The ideal time for capturing all those sleepy newborn pictures and sweet womb-curl poses is between the fifth and tenth day of your baby's life. I recommend booking your newborn session while you are still pregnant, to ensure availability at this time. Don't worry if your little one is a bit early, or late. I build a bit of flexibility into my schedule to accommodate newborns that do not arrive on schedule. To make it easy on my tired new parents, I travel to my newborn clients for in-home newborn sessions, bringing everything I need as far a props and backgrounds. All you have to do is relax and enjoy your little one!
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Chicago Newborn Photography
Chicago Baby Photography

Chicago Baby Photography

Babies grow so fast. The first year is such a wild ride... from baby's first smiles, to sitting up, to first steps, reaching each baby milestone is a celebration. There's nothing more adorable than those toothy (or gummy) smiles. Make sure you capture it with a baby photography session! 

Baby photography sessions are available in home, or in the Chicago studio, for those that prefer. Many parents pick around 8 months of age, when baby begins sitting up, or around the first birthday for these sessions. Cake smash sessions are available for an additional fee.
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Chicago Child Photography

Who doesn't like to look through boxes or albums of pictures from childhood? Watching children become who they will be is an amazing process I feel privileged to witness. We all know how fast it seems to go. A child photography session will ensure you never forget each unique stage.

I love to document what is unique about each child. Our imperfections are what make us ourselves. No need to wait until that haircut she gave herself grows out, or when his tooth grows back in! Some of these pictures of my own kids are the most special to me. I want to make sure your child's personality shows through in your pictures. I ask that parents don't practice "cheese" too much with my little friends. We will keep your session relaxed and full of fun for natural, relaxed expressions, and a great experience for everyone.
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Chicago Child Photography
Chicago Family Photography

Chicago Family Photography

Nothing means more to us than our families. My family photography sessions are intended to capture the sweet and silly moments between family members. Whether you would like a lifestyle photography session, where maybe you bake a cake together, or play on the beach, or a natural light session in a beautiful outdoor location in the Chicago area, I have a family photography session perfect for you! We will keep things light and fun. I will gently guide posing, but our goal is for everyone to feel relaxed and comfortable. Your family will just enjoy each other, while I capture it.

Family photography sessions are available at your convenience throughout the year. Mini sessions are available a few times throughout the year in one location chosen by myself, on a particular date, for those looking for a budget friendly option. Please watch for announcements regarding.
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Award Winning Newborn & Child Photographer

Learn about my photography style and how I can create lasting memories of your children and family.

Maternity, Birth, Newborn, Baby, Child, and Family Photography in Chicago and Suburbs

All photography sessions are done on location in Chicago, and surrounding suburbs using natural light. I have found from years of photographing my own children and other children that sunlight can bring out a glow for the camera no artificial light can achieve.  I've found that photographing children in natural light just brings out your child's personality.
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Life Time Family Memories Captured - Maternity, Newborn, Baby, Child, and Family Photos

My photography style is artistic and playful. I enjoy using color and light to make each photo session unique. I strive to capture the true essence of childhood and family togetherness through photography.

Each child and family has a special something that makes them completely unlike any other. I try to capture that individuality and personality with the lens of my camera in each photography session. I want to create portraits to be cherished for years to come.
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The Custom Photography Experience - Why you want it - Why Custom Photos are important

Life with little ones can get so busy. Sure, it might be easier to take your favorite little person to the nearest photo studio chain, and get a bunch of lackluster pictures of him or her standing next to a giant crayon. But I’m betting those aren’t the kind of images that you’re going to look back on later with any kind of sentiment. I want the images you receive from me to evoke real emotion and memories.
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Award Winning Photographer in the Chicago Area Creates Beautiful Photographs of Your Newborns, Children and Family on location.

Julie Aktabowski is the creative photography talent behind This Little Piggy Photography, located in Chicago. Julie specializes in Maternity - Pregnancy, Newborns, Babies, Children and Family photography using natural light. Her creative, documentary style results in portraits and photos that show the true personality of each individual.

Chicago's Best On-Location Photography - Maternity - Birth - Newborn - Baby - Child - Family

Photo sessions are done on-location in the Chicago area, using natural light in outdoor settings or within your home. Her artistic, playful style and use of color in portraits and action photo's strive to preserve the true essence of childhood in a photograph. Her goal is to capture those brief moments of time that tell the story of each individual child's unique personality traits and quirks creating family memories forever brought to life on film and transformed to portraits to be cherished forever. From maternity, to birth, then beautifully posed newborn photography. From there she can capture your child's milestones.

Birth Story Photography

For labor, delivery and newborn birth photography please contact Julie as soon as possible to ensure your babies first moments birth story is captured forever with beautiful images. Julie is a true professional photographer and will make sure this special time is documented as one of the most special times of your growing family. Call today for availability: 1-312-884-1470

Julie is available for creative Maternity, Newborn, Baby, Child and Family photo shoots in Chicago and many surrounding suburbs. Call today for availability: 1-312-884-1470

For time sensitive photography such as Maternity - Pregnancy, Birth Photography, Newborns and other life milestones please call Julie as soon as possible for scheduling.

Chicago Newborn Photography

Chicago newborn baby photography
Specializing in newborn photography, maternity portraits, & children's photography sessions.

Your newborn's first days, your baby's first steps, or the excitement and discovery of all that is around them, my specialty is in capturing this story for unforgettable memories through photography.
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