Brit Jonaitis is a natural light Chicago Newborn Photographer specializing in maternity, newborn, baby, child, high school senior, and family photography in the Chicago, Illinois area. Juliana Leigh Photography services, but is not limited to the following areas: Chicago, Plainfield, Naperville, Tinley Park, Orland Park, Frankfort, Homer Glen, New Lenox, Lockport, Downers Grove, Woodridge, Clarendon Hills, La Grange, Hinsdale, Wheaton, Burr Ridge, Oak Brook and Mokena. We also now offer studio sessions in Mokena Illinois.  Contact Brit Jonaitis to book your session today. 708-567-7892 brittany@julianaleighphotography.com  

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What People are saying about Juliana Leigh Photography….

Brit is an amazing and talented photographer! Her newborn photos are stunning, and I am just amazed at how she handles them without waking them up to get the cutest photos. She has been so great and easy to work with, and is always accommodating. She has photographed our baby 3 times so far, and every time we get so many compliments on the photos from friends telling us our baby should be a model, or that the photos seem like they should be the cover of a magazine. I would highly recommend her! ” Diane Caballero

“Love love love their photgraphy! We had Brit Jonaitis come to our house shortly after the birth of our daughter and she was WONDERFUL to work with! She was patient and tender with our baby daughter, and took some AMAZING pictures that we will definitely cherish. Worth every penny and more!” Nicolas Retana

“Brit is amazing! My newborn wasn’t really feeling the sleeping thing and Brit was so awesome to offer to come back a second day to finish the shoot. Her photos are gorgeous, she takes her time during the shoot and with her edits; however, her turnaround is still fast. She thinks of everything and is an absolute pleasure to work with! I’m really excited about our upcoming photo shoots with her.” Laura Penley

“My daughter just turned 2 years old and we will be using Juliana Leigh Photography for the fourth time! No matter the weather…no matter what type of mood our daughter was in…the pictures turned out exceptionally! We have been elated with Brittany’s work each session. She is able to capture the beauty that we see in our daughter everyday.” Alisha Neil

“Brit’s photography is absolutely amazing. She has a natural talent, and her newborn work is one of a kind. Pictures she has taken of my 5 year old, my 3 year old, and my 9 month old cover the walls in my house. I count on her to capture all my babies’ milestone moments.” Sloan Greco

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Chicago Newborn Photographer | Juliana Leigh Photography

I’m Brit Jonaitis, a professional photographer based in Chicago, Illinois, and I specialize in exquisite newborn photography. With a good deal of experience behind me and kids of my own, I know how important these photographs are. I’m here to make sure you and your baby have a relaxing experience that results in beautiful, timeless memories. Newborn sessions typically take place within 14 days of baby’s arrival and last three and a half to 4 hours. In order to ensure a session date, it is best to book your session at the end of your first trimester. Newborn sessions are held in your home for your convenience and that of your newborn.

Infant Photography Sessions | Juliana Leigh Photography in Chicago

My background is in teaching math to middle schoolers. I became entranced with photography after I stayed home with my second daughter after she was born. In photographing her, I taught myself how to shoot, and then went to newborn photo workshops. I gained further practice photographing newborns of friends and family. Since then, my new profession has taken off. Photography goes along with my love of teaching and learning, babies, and being around kids. I love the act of capturing moments that last a lifetime or more. Newborns are my absolute favorite subject to photograph. Newborn photo sessions work when your baby is full and fast asleep. Then it’s easy for me to gently move them into the most precious poses. Sometimes, we might get lucky and your baby will open their eyes for a gorgeous gaze. I absolutely love detail shots of fingers and toes.

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With your little one still under fourteen days old, I’ll create a calm atmosphere and make sure your baby is both comfortable and secure. Once asleep, we’ll get some fantastic prop shots with your baby in baskets, buckets, and crates, swaddled comfortably. I have gorgeous knitted blankets, soft hats, and furry coverings for below that add to each photograph. I go the extra mile in every session to ensure that the resulting photographs are worthy of being shared time and again, at each of the milestones in your child’s life. These portraits are memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

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.