Chicago Child Photographers

Winter Photography Locations | Chicago Child Portraits

Winter is often a difficult time of year to do outdoor photography in Chicago, depending on the severity of the weather. During this season, your home is a great option to photograph your children. Natural light is a must, so choosing a room with windows is best. If your home is not an option for whatever reason, a friend or relative might be the next option to explore, if they have a natural light source. If you still would like outdoor photography and the weather is mild, choosing a backyard or other place where we can step inside to warm up works very well.

Outdoor Photography Options | Juliana Leigh Photography

There is a bounty of locations throughout Chicago where a permit is required, should you prefer a gorgeous atmosphere for your child. Some of the most popular places are Garfield Park Conservatory, Lincoln Park Conservatory, Morton Arboretum, and Oak Park Observatory. I focus more on light and texture to accentuate photos – wherever you choose will be a perfect backdrop, and I do the rest. The numerous outdoor spots of Chicago are so fun to shoot at, because children love to play.

Child Photography Process | Portraits of Children

Regardless of which location works best for you for children’s photography, I will come with all the necessary equipment and materials to make your childrens’ photography session a success. I have so many props you hardly see the same one twice. I have blankets for the ground, crates to stand on, and more. The photo shoot can be with one child, or children, depending on the number of children a family has. More than one child at a time is quite fun, because children can act off of each other in addition to the surrounding area, creating the perfect situation for compelling photographs.

Typical Photo Session | Chicago Child Photography

A typical session involves meeting at your preferred location, whether it’s a lush park, forest preserve, rustic barn, or our vibrant downtown. I come with all my equipment and materials and quickly set up. Parents often ask what to expect of a photo session, and I tell them to expect fun! Parents can relax, because I have a warm rapport with children and easily work with them. I encourage kids to be themselves, whether it’s running around, jumping up and down, or gazing upward to the sky.

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