Maternity Photographer |Out of Town Guests

Chicago Maternity and Newborn Photographer | Sharon Gaietto Photographer

This expecting mother was in town from Washington, D.C., for her baby shower. So, she figured while she was in Chicago she would have maternity pictures taken. I was fortunate to be the chosen photographer. We took full advantage of the available window light and got a little artistic with the studio lighting.

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Child Photographer | 6 Months and Happy

Chicago Family and Children Photographer | Sharon Gaietto Photography

This very happy 6 month old came by the studio and made my job very easy. He was so cooperative and happy, that I was able to get great shots in the first 20 minutes. It didn’t matter if he was sitting up or on his back, the smiles were endless. They were very contagious, too!

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Maternity Photographer |Studio Maternity Session

Chicago Maternity & Newborn Photographer | Sharon Gaietto Photography

These parents-to-be came by the studio to preserve some memories before their lives changed forever. No longer will they be, a couple, but soon a family.

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A combination of studio lighting and window lighting was used during the maternity session.

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Child Photographer | Cake Smash Session

Chicago Professional Photographer | Sharon Gaietto Photography

A cake smash session can go in any many directions. You may have a child that loves the taste of cake and frosting, so much so, they don’t even care about the feel of the stickiness between their fingers and toes. Then there are those that try to enjoy the sweetness, but just can’t get past the goo and grossness of it all. This 1 year old tried to have fun, but like his mother (my sister-in-law), could not handle the mess.

I’m sure my nephew will not appreciate these images when he’s older. I, on the other hand, will cherish them.

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Child Photography | He’s 2 and Super Cute

Chicago Professional Photographer | Sharon Gaietto Photography

I’m pretty bias when it comes to this little guy. Not only did he do an amazing job taking his two year pictures, but he’s also my nephew. The smiles and laughter were priceless. Considering I got the most serious looks during his newborn session, this happy face was a beam of sunlight.

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I’m a Big Sister! | Newborn Session with a Sibling

Chicago Newborn Photographer | Sharon Gaietto Photography

It is always fun to see how a child reacts to having a new baby brother or sister. So many changes to adjust to and comprehend. Once the center of attention, needing to now share the spotlight. It’s not always the easiest thing to accept. However, what is lost in being the only child is gained ten fold by being a sibling. Having a friend for life, is priceless.

It was very clear when photographing these sisters, that the bond was already strong. The kisses on the forehead and the need to give hugs, was a clear indication that this big sister loves her new baby sister.

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The Sister Session | Studio Portrait Photography

Family and Children Photography | Sharon Gaietto Photography

When these three sisters came by the studio, I knew it was going to be a fun session. It was obvious how much they loved each other. The youngest was not quite sure what to think about the whole thing, but once she saw her older sisters smiling at the camera, she knew it was OK to do the same.

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