Chicago Maternity Photographer

Maternity Photography | Professional Maternity Portraits in Chicago, IL

I’m a professional photographer based in Chicago, Illinois. With over a decade of experience and an ever growing passion for photography, I have the skills and enthusiasm to make your maternity shoot an unforgettable experience. As a mother of three, I understand and love the expectation a family has when awaiting the birth of your baby. There is nothing more exciting that wondering what your baby will look like or feel in your arms. Maternity photography is a beautiful way to capture this time in a mother’s life. It’s a known fact that expectant mothers often do not feel their best, but I like to foster an easy going and pleasant atmosphere where you can feel as gorgeous as mothers really are. With maternity portraits, I can get to the heart of motherhood’s true beauty.

Maternity Locations and Props | Chicago Maternity Portrait

I recommend to all my clients to choose locations outdoors. There is nothing like natural light in photography. Nature shots are so lovely, especially if I have the opportunity to incorporate sun flares into a few of the pictures. It gives photographs an indescribable flair, of brightness and softness. Props are also a good way to personalize photos, if you wish, and some couples have used ultrasound images or booties are items that have been included in some shots.

Modern Maternity Photography | Chicago Maternity Photographer

The choice of location is yours, though if you are hard-pressed to find a place, I am familiar with many good options. Choosing a park is wonderful for tranquility and strength, urban settings are edgier and more modern, dusty farms are fantastically rustic – and no less beautiful. Whatever you are into, I am here to work with you to create the portraits that help keep the memories alive. In attrition to featuring you and your glorious baby bump, it’s always lovely to incorporate your husband in a few shots as well. Your maternity portrait session should be all about you – the love you already feel for your baby, the anticipation and excitement, the joy you can’t contain. These emotions will be the focus of the images I capture. I have a relaxed and natural approach to photography, which yields genuine poses and emotions. My goal is to depict the fleeting moments that tell your story.

About Me:

I am Brit Jonaitis of Juliana Leigh Photography, an on location, natural light, lifestyle photographer specializing in maternity, newborn, baby, and child photography in the Chicago, Illinois area. I look forward to helping you capture and create the kind of life long memories that will leave a lasting and profound impression.


Brit Jonaitis

Juliana Leigh Photography
18132 Edgar Pl · Tinley Park, IL · 60487