Gleam Photography » Chicago North Shore Baby and Child Photographer


A woman is never more beautiful than when she is carrying a tiny life inside of her! I will help you capture this special time in your life by creating timeless and artistic images of you in an outdoor or studio setting.  Maternity sessions are usually done between 30-36 weeks of gestation. Since each woman carries differently, I will help you decide when would be the ideal time for your session.  I offer a variety of beautiful maternity gowns and accessories for you to wear during your maternity session with me.  We will also discuss more specifically during our consultation what you and your family can wear in order to coordinate and make you look like a goddess. Your beautiful belly will be the star of this session!

Photographing your brand new baby at this stage of life is a precious memory you will never forget. I love, love, love photographing newborns – their wrinkly skin, soft lips, hazy eyes, and adorable little fingers and toes. Newborns photograph best during the first two weeks of life. I typically photographs infants in my home studio, where I have a large variety of props (hats, headbands, baskets, wraps).  Lifestyle newborn sessions are also available and take place in the comforts of your home.   To book your newborn photo session please  contact me in your 2nd or 3rd trimester to ensure availability!

~Fresh 48 ~ hospital newborn mini
Fresh 48 sessions are mini newborn sessions that take place in the hospital within 48 hours after your baby is born. During this session, we capture your baby fresh after birth, while they are still wrinkly, and your emotions are still high.  This session captures those first milestones: first bath, nursing, dad’s first diaper change, meeting siblings, meeting grandparents, going home from hospital, or just your first cuddles and kisses.   It is a documentary style session that takes place at the place where you give birth. Fresh 48 sessions last up to one hour and include high-resolution images for you to keep.   Take a look at the Fresh 48 image gallery HERE.

Known for my natural and romantic style, with each family and child session I strive to capture the raw, emotive moments.  And yes, that will include some pouts or pensive faces because a real moment doesn’t mean all smiles all the time.  I strive to capture that image which says “that is so my kid!”.  Since  children have a natural curiosity for things, I love to take their picture while they are busy exploring and wondering, unaware of my camera.  Family sessions typically take place outdoors or in your home (lifestyle).  Studio family session are offered when in conjunction with child or baby milestone session. Family and child sessions will include both posed and candid moments.

Milestone Sessions
These portrait sessions for babies from birth – 24 months will capture the amazing changes your little one undergoes in a span of two years. Use this 30-45 minute session to capture a sitting, crawling, or walking milestone for your munchkin or get some new portraits of your 18 month old for the holidays.  You may also add-on a cake smash for your 12 or 24 month old to make the milestone session extra special. The possibilities are endless.

Full price list is available upon request

Pricing | All inclusive pricing. No session fees! Digital images included in every session. Bundling options available.  

Products | Gleam Photography also offers a wide variety of professionally printed products to showcase your new photos including mounted prints, canvases, albums, accordion mini books, and more!

Gift Certificates | Professional photography makes the perfect gift for any occasion. Gift certificates are available in any amount.

Referrals | Gleam Photography proudly offers a special referral incentive for all clients who recommend Gleam to their friends and family!  Email for more details.