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 | 1 Year Session & Cake Smash

Chicago Family and Children Photographer | Sharon Gaietto Photography

This little lady was so cooperative, we were able to use numerous backdrops for her 1 year session. We started off with the bedpost backdrop. I really like this one and wish I had the opportunity to use it more.

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We followed it up with a swirly heart backdrop. The smiles were still coming.

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The cake smash was the big finale and she didn’t disappoint. Frosting on the face and in the hair, sure signs of a successful 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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Newborn Photographer | Twin Session

Chicago Professional Photographer | Sharon Gaietto Photography

This sisters decided they would take turns napping through the session. There was a brief, very brief window, in which they both had their eyes closed. To say the least, I took full advantage of the few minutes I was given. These images give you an idea of how the closeness between these sisters did not end once they were out of the womb.

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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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