We really enjoyed getting to know Mark and Frances and their two-year-old daughter Evelyn and newborn Lily. Francis shared that her pregnancy was high risk, as Lily was sustaining on only half of the placenta. Since it is so rare for women to carry babies to 30 weeks, she wanted to celebrate coming so far with her new child. Since being born, their family is adjusting to having two children and loving every moment of it!

We hope you’ll join in the celebration with us by wishing Lily and her parents congratulations and taking a moment to appreciate our photos of this gorgeous family.

Saehee and Soohyun

A newborn baby sleeps on a soft blanket with a flower headband. A little girl smiles above her newborn sister. A newborn baby girl lies on a faux fur blanket with a pink flower headband on. A family with two little girls poses for a family portrait in a Chicago photo studio. A little girl holds her dads face while her family poses for a portrait. A little girl kisses her newborn sister’s head as they lie on a faux fur rug.

Nick and Cynthia

Nick and Cynthia met in college in Baltimore and had instant chemistry. After four years of dating, they decided to tie the knot and got married this past April. They have both always loved kids but weren’t planning to grow their family with children of their own for several years, but God clearly had another plan since their first baby is due soon.

They are such a beautiful couple and their love was so easy to see. We had so much fun with them in the studio and can’t wait to see how their family grows once their baby is born!

Saehee and Soohyun


Every family we have encountered in our studio has looked different and had different traditions, but each one has been beautiful and full of love. Getting to know each of the families that come through our doors is one of our greatest joys, and makes our work feel more like fun than a job.

This little boy’s name is Henry, and his family was so caring and kind. The parents’ love for each other and their son shone so genuinely that it is easy to see in the photos. We hope you feel their love as much as we did!

Saehee and Soohyun

Henry’s parents kiss his face during family photoshoot in Chicago photo studio. Husband and son kiss a woman’s face during a family photo session. Korean family poses for photos in a Chicago Family photo studio. A husband caresses his wife’s hair during a family photoshoot in Chicago. Husband and wife smile at each other during family photo session. Parents sit for portrait in Chicago Baby photo studio. Parents play with their son at a miniature piano during a family photoshoot in Chicago. Little boy wears a bowtie during a baby photoshoot in Chicago. Family poses for portrait during a photoshoot at a Korean photo studio in Chicago. Little boy smiles with his parents during a Chicago Baby photoshoot. Parents smile at son during a family photo session in Chicago. Father throws son in the air during a family photoshoot. Little boy in suit reaches for camera. Korean boy wears suit for traditional Korean photoshoot. 2-year-old boy sits in front of a chalkboard with the Chicago Skyline during a photo session. Toddler boy smiles and plays during a Chicago Baby photo session. Little boy smiles at dad during a photo session in Chicago. 2-year-old Henry rides a retro bike in a Chicago photo studio. Mom holds son as he plays during a family photo session. Korean toddler plays with decorative glass light. Father holds son and smiles. Parents tickle son and smile during family photoshoot in Chicago photo studio. Little boy sits on a faux fur blanket and looks off camera during a photoshoot. Korean toddler smiles during a family photo session.


We have had so much fun photographing Layla and her parents, first at our old photo studio in Arlington Heights in March of this year, then again at our new Chicago Baby studio in October and finally at her first birthday party just last month. She is a beautiful, happy baby and her parents are a joy to spend time with!

The first time we photographed Layla was for her 100th day photo session, when her parents had fun dressing her up in a number of different outfits in our studio. We had just as many outfit changes at the second photoshoot, but Layla also had fun playing with our miniature piano and other toys in our new studio. Her party was such a joy not just to photograph, but also attend. The traditional Korean touches were beautifully done, and the American cake afterwards was a big hit with the adorable 1-year-old.

Layla was very calm at all of our photo sessions, and didn’t cry once when we were with her. We especially loved the photos of her playing with her dad, who stayed with her the whole time to make sure she was comfortable.

Saehee and Soohyun

Layla sits in the middle of white teddy bears for her 100th day photo shoot. Baby wears red cape on white fur blanket during traditional Korean 100th day photoshoot. Layla wears white dress and pink hat during baby photoshoot.Baby Layla wears a party hat during Chicago Baby photo session. Dad kisses 100-day-old baby during photoshoot. Dad holds baby dressed as angel during photoshoot. Baby lays on her stomach dressed as an angel. Parents hold baby during traditional Korean 100th day photoshoot. Baby holds ball and smiles during baby photoshoot. Baby sits for photos during first birthday photoshoot in Chicago. Layla sucks her thumb during a Chicago Baby photo session. Baby in poufy white dress sits in front of miniature white piano. Layla smiles while she plays a miniature piano. Baby girl plays miniature piano during birthday photo session in Chicago. Parents play the piano with their one-year-old daughter in Chicago photo studio. Parents smile with baby during family photo session. Dad holds smiling baby girl in the air. Dad tosses baby in the air during a Chicago family photoshoot. One-year-old baby wears a traditional Korean costume for first birthday photos. Parents kiss baby in traditional Korean outfits. Dad holds daughter as they greet party guests for her first birthday. Layla’s Korean first birthday cake. A set with an ornate, miniature chair and flowers is set up on a table at Layla’s first birthday party. Traditional Korean shoes and toys are laid on a second table at Layla’s first birthday party. Layla plays with her new ring and smiles. Layla sits in an ornate chair and smiles at her party. Layla smiles with her family at her first birthday party. Layla’s American first birthday cake. Layla laughs in her highchair, covered in cake.


One of our favorite parts of our photo sessions is the adorable outfits babies get to wear. For our photo session with Roy and his parents, Roy was dressed in matching grey plaid suit pants, a vest, a bowtie and a cap. The outfit was perfect since he loved playing with our miniature white piano, and his suit made him look like a tiny concert pianist!

Roy was such a happy, giggly baby that it was easy getting great photos of him throughout the shoot. We hope you enjoy these adorable photos as much as we do!

Saehee and Soohyun

Baby in bow tie and cap smiles during Chicago baby photoshoot. Toddler boy smiles and plays miniature piano in a suit. Baby boy plays mini piano in a grey suit during Chicago family photoshoot. Baby looks at camera during family photoshoot while playing piano. Baby wears a grey suit and bow tie during baby photo session. Baby plays piano and smiles during photoshoot in Chicago. Toddler smiles from miniature piano during baby photo session. Toddler plays with piano during baby photoshoot in Chicago. Young boy wears traditional Korean dress during a Korean photosession in Chicago.Toddler wears traditional Korean costume during Korean photoshoot. Baby boy smiles in Korean outfit during Korean baby photoshoot in Chicago. Baby holds gavel and wears a traditional Korean outfit.Baby boy grins during Korean baby photoshoot in Chicago. Korean family poses for portrait at a traditional Korean photo studio in Chicago.


We are in love with how these photos of Luca came out! He is such a happy, interactive baby, which made it easy to get adorable photos of him with his parents. He particularly loved playing with all of the props and decorations we have in our studio.

Our favorite thing about this session was getting to photograph this charming family both in our studio and outside at Montrose Beach, which is only 10 minutes away. We were so happy with the photos by the lake, and particularly loved the ones where Luca’s parents are holing him up in the air and he’s giggling!

We hope you enjoy these photos, and would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section!

Saehee and Soohyun

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The Edwards Family

We had so much fun photographing Lee Clark Edwards and her beautiful parents, Samantha and Jeffrey Edwards! This family was our first baby photo session after we opened our newly redesigned studio, and we loved getting to photograph Lee at just over a month old and then again for her 백일, which means first 100 days. This photoshoot is a Korean tradition and was requested by the baby’s grandmother.

Samantha picked us to do the shoot because she loved how we combined the traditional, old-fashioned photo shoot with a modern, fun style. We also have a full wardrobe and props for babies, a convenient nursery room and many different sets designed for baby and children’s photo sessions, and we used a lot of our sets and props for our sessions with baby Lee. We even managed to coax a few smiles out of the normally serious baby, which was rewarding for all!

We hope you enjoy our photos of this beautiful family and will join with us in celebrating Lee’s first 100 days!

Saehee and Soohyun

Month-old baby sits on a couch between soft pillows. Baby smiles on couch during Chicago newborn photo session. A baby sits on a blanket in a studio setting for newborn photos. Month-old baby smiles during a newborn photo session. A newborn baby wears a hood with decoration during a photo session. Lee Edwards, just over a month old, smiles in a faux fur crib. Month-old baby lies in a moon shaped crib with faux fur and star pillows. Month-old baby smiles on a faux fur blanket during a Chicago baby photo session. Parents with a month-old baby pose for a family portrait in a Chicago photo studio. Parents smile down at their newborn baby. Baby girl wears traditional Korean dress for her 100 day photo shoot. Baby girl wears traditional Korean dress for her 100 day photo shoot. Baby girl smiles during her traditional Korean first 100-day photo session.Baby yawns during first 100 day Korean photo shoot in Chicago photo studio. Parents and 100-day-old baby dress in traditional Korean garb. Mom kisses baby girl during traditional Korean family photoshoot. Parents play with baby in traditional Korean dress during 100-day-old photoshoot. Family poses for portraits in Chicago photo studio for 100-day-old Korean photoshoot. 100-day-old baby girl poses for portraits in a pink hat. Baby girl smiles during Chicago photo session. Baby girl wears a pointed party hat with gold decorations during baby photo session. Baby girl wears a pink felt crown during traditional Korean 100-day-old photo session. Baby girl wears a pink felt crown during traditional Korean 100-day-old photo session. Baby girl wears a white flower headband and angel wings during photoshoot. Baby girl wears a white flower headband and angel wings during photoshoot. Baby girl smiles during photoshoot in Chicago photo studio. Parents look down at baby girl. Baby girl smiles up at camera during photo session. Baby girl smiles in castle photo set during Chicago baby photoshoot. Baby girl wears a large pink tutu during a photoshoot.

The Silva Family

We have so much fun photographing the Silva family, and love that we have been able to take photos of their family as it has grown. Mom, Pamela Figueroa Silva, is a calligrapher, and helped us create the logos for Chicago Baby and our wedding company, Studio Soo.

I met Pam and her husband last year around Easter. We had just taken over our photo studio and she was one of our first sessions. We instantly fell in love with her family’s bright, kind dynamic and their story.

Jeff worked as a pastor and missionary, and met Pam while he was in her hometown in Chile. The rest is history! Today, they have three beautiful children, 5-year-old Lisa, 3-year-old Danny and newborn Emma.

Our Easter session in 2017 took place before Pam was pregnant with Emma, and Lisa and Danny were so active that it was difficult to get photos of them sitting still. Even though it can be challenging because they are so active, we love photographing siblings together. Their interactions create natural, genuine photos that are always surprising and fun. This session was no exception, and one of Lisa’s photo has been on our website’s main page ever since.

Lisa and Danny are similar ages to our own two boys, and our kids were fast friends. Our families have built a beautiful friendship since that first session, and we loved having the chance to photograph their family again for Emma’s newborn session.

We hope you love the photos from these two sessions as much as we do!

Saehee and Soohyun

Older sister kisses her little brother on the cheek.Brother and sister pose for photos during Chicago photo shoot.Little boy poses in Chicago photo studio for portraits.Older sister hugs her newborn baby sister.Newborn baby girl wrapped in pink swaddle sleeps in fur-lined cradle.Newborn baby sleeps on a grey blanket in a bucket with pink flowers.Three siblings sit in a row during a Chicago photo session.Family with three kids poses for a portrait in a Chicago photo studio.A newborn baby wearing a pink dress lies in a crib with a white blanket.A little boy and little girl pose around their baby sister’s moon shaped crib.A baby lies on her stomach and smiles.Parents hold laughing children during a photo shoot.Little girl in green-stripped dress dances during Easter photo session.Little girl poses for Easter portrait.Dad poses for Easter portrait with his kids in Chicago photo studio.A brother and sister play during a photo shoot at a Chicago photo studio.