Why Every Family Should Have A Studio Family Portrait Session

I love photographing newborns in this beautiful space right in the heart of Chicago! I have a unique space that is set up just for newborns: it has everything you could ever need to create beautiful images. It’s also conveniently located in downtown Chicago’s West Loop, so it’s easy for families to get to from the suburbs or out of town. I look forward to meeting your new baby and helping you create lasting memories through photography!

I love meeting each new baby and you of course!

I always feel like there’s a little “wow” moment when I see a new baby for the first time- Their little hands are the sweetest to capture.

I also love hearing their birth stories—every birth is unique and beautiful in its own way.

I enjoy being able to accommodate my clients needs the best in a studio setting.

The studio is a great choice for newborns as it allows for more control over the environment and allows for better quality portraits that are less stressful on both you and your baby.

The benefits of having your newborn session in a studio are:

  • You can be sure that everything is perfect before we start shooting.
  • I am able to make sure all lights, backdrops, props etc…are set up just right before I begin taking photos of your little one! This helps ensure that you get amazing photos during our session together!
  • You won’t have to worry about whether or not it will rain outside on your big day! The weather forecast doesn’t matter when you’re inside 🙂

I have a space set aside just for newborns, with all the tools needed to capture those amazing details.

You will be amazed by the space. With plenty of natural light from the large windows, it will capture all of the beautiful, intimate moments you’ll share together. I am not big on props since connection and loving on your babe is most important but I do have a few items that we can put your babe in.

In addition to being beautiful and comfortable – there is something else special about this space: it’s private! You won’t share your session with anyone else like you would at most studios where they host dozens of sessions per day. Instead, we’ll spend our time making sure that we get as many gorgeous photos as possible because no one is rushing us along (or interrupting!)

The studio is located in a beautiful historic building in downtown Chicago’s vibrant West Loop neighborhood.

Downtown Chicago has hundreds of beautiful buildings, many with gorgeous architecture and design. The West Loop is no exception! It’s known as one of the best neighborhoods for shopping, dining and entertainment. There are great restaurants right outside my door—and most importantly—free parking can be found nearby (in case you’re wondering why I mention this, check the info below for parking info).

Studio Location

It is located conveniently off of the I-90/94 expressway, I-290 expressway and the Metra Ogilvie Transportation Center (just 3 blocks away). The studio is easily accessible from O’Hare International Airport, just 10 miles away. If you are coming from another city or state we have plenty of parking available for you to park your car or motorcycle safely in our lot with gated security at all times.

There is plenty of free parking around the area.

There is plenty of free parking around the area. The building doesn’t have a parking lot on site, but you can typically find parking on the street. I always recommend doing a morning session because it tends to get extremely busy in the afternoon.

Free street parking is available on Sundays and after 6pm every day of the week (except Tuesdays). On Saturdays, there’s no time limit to when you have to move your car after parking it!

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or fill out my contact form to book!


January 12, 2023


Ashley Monforton


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