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Puppy Love |Chicago Family Photographer

When you miss that newborn phase and you had three under three adding a puppy is the answer for this family.  I have watched their oldest grow up from newborn to school age now and the twins from a month old.  I can’t wait to watch Cooper grow up with these kids and he evened out the count of boys and girls in the family!! Working with their mom, we often chat of how she is “due” for pictures and this was the perfect time as Cooper will not be this little again and neither will her babies!  Time goes by fast so sometimes you just have to go with the now and make the picture time happen – you often regret missing a moment not having them captured!!

Summer is a GREAT TIME to capture your family so contact Christina Bailitz Photography to get your session in before the days of summer are going too fast!!!

Maternity Session | Chicago Maternity & Newborn Photographer

This morning, I met this fun beautiful couple at Cantigny Park, where they said I do just a year ago and now they are weeks away from the next adventure of parenthood.  I loved watching them be in the moment and relaxed and sharing their memories from their wedding at this beautiful park. Connecting with my clients and sharing stories is the real backdrop to create images that tell a story and bring emotion to the picture.  This session had a beautiful location but what was more beautiful was this husband and wife being in this special place and having it captured.

When I see them later this summer, they will have their sweet little girl in their arms!! I can’t wait to capture their next chapter!


I have Expertise to thank for connecting me with this family when they named Christina Bailitz Photpgrapy one of the best 21 newborn photographers in Chicago. If you are expecting make sure to contact me to discuss setting up a maternity, Fresh 48 Golden Hour or newborn session!

Chicago Children & Family Photography Sessions Open

April showers bring May flowers – right!?!?

But does NOT include April snow showers.

Speaking of winter…  This winter I entered fifty images into the 2018 Shoot & Share Photo contest.  This contest was filled with amazing work of photographers from all over the world.  The contest started out with over 410,000 images and at the end of March, I was honored and excited to get awards for top 10%, top 20% and top 30% for ten of the fifty images submitted in five categories.

Spring is a time for new growth and I am ready to capture new images of families and their connections.  I know Spring will be here soon and then summer!  There are a variety of full and mini sessions posted on the website including some Beach Sessions in Chicago, Michigan City, Mom and Me Sessions, and other chicago area locations.

So check out the schedule




College Choice – Class of 2018 | Chicago Senior Photographer

Class of 2018 – Graduation Day is on the horizon!

While many seniors are taking their high school senior pictures in the summer before their senior year or fall of the their senior year, they have just started the college application process.  They have their colleges ranked but not sure which path their journey will be on after graduation.  Once that decision is made, they are so excited to sport their new college gear and start to prepare for the next step!  Yep….. A perfect time to sneak in a photo session while they are still home and excited…. And they will make perfect gifts for you to use at graduation parties, invites, thank you’s or just for to have printed in your home when your child is away next fall.

College Choice Session $100

15 minute session at a specified location

Receive online gallery with 4 images provided in color & black and white

Images returned in ONE week from session date

Session fee due at booking

Session Dates to Choose From:

Monday April 9th  – Frankfort

4:00; 4:20; 4:40; 5:00

Saturday April 21 – Tinley Park

12:00; 12:20; 12:40; 1:00; 1:20; 1:40

Wednesday April 25th – Frankfort

4:00; 4:20; 4:40; 5:00

Contact me to book your session!!!  

And booking for class of 2019!  The first High School Senior Class of 2019 to book a session from each high school will receive this as a bonus for next spring!


One week old | Chicago Newborn Photographer

Getting to meet this little one in his home with Mom & Dad when he was just a week old was such a joy on a cold February day just after a foot of snow fell!

I love working in a client’s home, where we can combine lifestyle images and posed newborn images. Can you agree with how ahhmazing their nursery is!!!  And that the crib that seems so big for him at a one week old will document just how little he was when he is standing in there and playing when he should be sleeping!!

Newborn days don’t seem to go by so fast when you are in the thick of the sleepless nights, but when looking back, they will be a short period of time. Newborn photography sessions are a wonderful time for Mom & Dad to get in pictures and snuggle their baby and have someone else capture moments they will treasure as a family forever!

Yep! I absolutely LOVE capturing these moments for you!!